Testimonials for Markus Jotzo’s ONLINE Speeches and ONLINE Trainings


Thank you for your stirring and positive online speech.”

Oliver Renz, Member of the Board, LSD


Markus Jotzo gave our executives valuable impulses at our annual digital conference 2021, which were very well received by the 100 participants. Thanks to his intensive preparation, he was able to address our current challenges with his presentation. Here, the mentimeter queries also repeatedly formed a good exchange and dialog with the audience. Through his concrete tips it is already recognizable that several elements will sustain at YNCORIS. Thank you very much!”

Thomas KuhlowHead of Corporate Comminication, YNCORIS


“Mr. Jotzo’s presentation was varied and entertaining; we also felt his proximity virtually. As participants, we were interactively involved with questions and were able to take away some ideas for our topics on virtual project work from his experiences in different companies.”

Business Transformation Excellence development program – Allianz Germany


“Markus Jotzo last week for the first time as an online experience: Content rich, yet not overloaded and presented in a refreshingly interactive way – just as we have known and appreciated Markus Jotzo for six years now. Generally valuable as well as motivating for our young team leaders and furthermore a welcome “colorful” change in these “gray” special times. We all look forward to the next Jotzo event in six months!”




“Many thanks for the really very good online speech. It was entertaining and your tips are very good and directly applicable in practice.”

Julia Eble, Allgemeine Deutsche Schiffszimmerer-Genossenschaft eG


“Markus Jotzo had the group of around 40 assistants firmly in his grip with anecdotes and tangible everyday examples! The speech was customized and it inspired and strengthened us both professionally and privately. According to the motto „Courageous. Energetic. Proud!” Due to the Corona crisis, the networking event could unfortunately only take place digitally, but with ease Markus Jotzo lightened up the digital session and provided us with an entertaining and encouraging input. Many thanks for that!”

Assistant Network Allianz


“Very relaxed and entertaining training, which was also very interactive despite the remote setting. A lot of hands-on learning with tips and examples for everyday life, and the whole thing was conducted very sympathetically!”

Leonie Welp, Head of Recruiting Austria, New Work SE


Testimonials Keynote Speeches by Markus Jotzo


“Markus Jotzo has managed to put a mirror in front of us. His speech was perfectly suited to our situation – it’s as if he has been observing us for weeks.”

Rainer Brune, Chairman of the Board, ROLAND Rechtsschutz-Versicherungs AG


“I learned more in your keynote than I did with the very prominent speakers of the two previous years. And only Barack Obama is better in terms of emphasis and pauses. First-class and 1000 thank you’s!”

Rolf Slickers, Managing Director, Servitex GmbH


“After the first few minutes, Markus Jotzo already had the listeners on his side. His very sympathetic, professionally sound, and pragmatic manner led to the start of an improvement process, one which was desired by all. Fantastic!”

Prof. Dr. Walter Teichmann – Managing Director of the Academy of Education and Careers at Hamburg-Eppendorf University Hospital


“Thank you for the entertaining keynote, which also offered excellent content. I especially like the idea of ‘shoulder glances’ (previously only remembered from driving lessons) and the underlying philosophy of delegation.”

Dr. Peter Söhne, Division Manager, Authorized Officer, Deutscher Genossenschafts-Verlag eG


“This wasn’t just a talk, this was energetic power play at its best. Interactive, vivid, entertaining, and sustainable. Something for the body, the mind, and the laughter muscles. I will never forget the story of the creepy crawlies and the motto: Brave – uncomfortable – proud!“

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Feichtmair, Head of International Business, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Loerrach


“The keynote was excellent! Entertaining, provocative, and valuable for the day-to-day work of our entrepreneurs. Top class! The request for another keynote has already been placed with Mr. Jotzo…“

Peter Geckeler, Managing Director of Business Association Metall Baden-Württemberg


“You have taken and incorporated precisely those things that were important for our leaders as part of our event. Also, you hit just the perfect warm, human tone, which allowed everyone to take just the right part home with them from your keynote. Thank you very much!”

Thomas Kuhlow, Communications Director, YNCORIS GmbH & Co. KG


“Mr. Jotzo’s keynote speech came straight to the point. Take care of the essential things and constantly remind yourself of your tasks. For me that currently means adjusting myself – practically every day – and not losing myself in the wonderful operative tasks of others.”

Christoph Nath, Managing Director, Stadtwerke GmbH Bad Kreuznach


“Your speech was very lively and very vivid. It awakened me and gave me many new approaches for my day-to-day leadership responsibilities. Chapeau!”

Jürgen Krey, Commercial Director, Kürten & Lechner GmbH


“I have since delegated a lot more, sometimes with painful experiences, but mainly with very positive experiences. I’ve also had the first quiet holiday in a long time – it does work!”

Florian Schwarz-Gewallig, Member of the Executive Board, LOXXESS AG


“Exciting from the first to the very last second. What a great keynote!”

Dr. Volker Henkel, Executive Director, WENZEL Elektronik GmbH


“In an extremely interesting speech on ‘Leadership and Values’, Markus Jotzo not only busted the myths of everyday leadership but also gave his audience – regardless of age or leadership position – very practical and immediately implementable impulses for the daily work environment. Jotzo is distinguished by his courage in touching upon uncomfortable truths and triggering ‘Aha!’ moments of self-realization in people.”

Mark Hübner-Weinhold, Scientific Advisory Board Member of the Neuen Philanthropischen Gesellschaft e.V., Hamburg


“In an entertaining and competent way, you inspire your listeners. The crisp and memorable tips, with such images as the hunting lion, make your talk stand out from the crowd. Thank you very much for that! “

Frank Mund, President, Marketing Club Mönchengladbach


“From the beginning of his keynote, Markus Jotzo drew me into the (lion’s) spell. I was impressed by his clear attitudes and ideas, which inspired me to self-reflection. With considerable charm, humor, and expertise, he placed his finger on the sore spots – without causing too much pain. He was a great addition to our event on the introduction of leadership feedback.”

Thorsten Spinn, Deputy Managing Director, Jobcenter Bremen


“Superior keynote – very inspiring (!) – was a great joy and enrichment.“

Rainer Richter, Head of Wealth Management, Commerzbank AG


“You, Mr. Jotzo, have managed to focus on what it means to be the boss. The tips you give are pragmatic and easy to implement. I myself used one first thing the following week. The examples used in the keynote speech are gripping and clear. In summary, a keynote that is second to none. In a word: Revelatory!”

Stefan Trinkl, SMP Deutschland GmbH


“For a while now, I have been involved in the topics of leadership and self-development. Thanks to your speech, I have been able to (again) direct my focus in my daily work towards strategy, while in tricky situations I consciously leave my comfort zone and move towards the desired extreme stretch zone. I am always consciously considering both of these points; your lion card helps me with this – it now has a prominent place on my desk.”

Andreas Schumski, Managing Director, Witten Public Utilities


“I was extremely impressed with the image of the lion, who does not hunt himself but instead keeps an eye on the territory and bravely defends it from external threats.” 

Stefan Krappa, Business Development, Stadt Pinneberg


“You provided our managers and employees with valuable impulses during a phase of change. All employees who attended your speech were very enthusiastic, even though – or perhaps because – you occasionally lifted a mirror to their faces. By conducting a number of telephone interviews in advance, you were well prepared and the speech was perfectly tailored to our needs. Thank you for your engagement!”

Jörn Althaus, Director Rights and Communication, Deutscher Genossenschafts-Verlag eG


“The positive resonance was once again enormous, dear Markus! Our guests were overjoyed, just like last time. Your humorous and relatable manner was very well received. Hope to see you again soon!”

Barbara Besteher, Managing Director, Leonardo PersonalKonzept GmbH


“Because of your keynote, I attended the Mainz Personnel Decision Network Meeting for the first time – and I can say the journey there and time spent were really worth it, because I was completely intrigued by the theme, right in the middle of it, great! The lion postcard got its own special place the very next morning, so that I am reminded of your metaphor on a daily basis … :). Personally, I was able to take a lot away with me because your suggestions were very helpful and user-friendly, a really successful keynote! Thank you very much!”

Ursula Hepfer, Head of Human Resources, Heidelberg


“The keynote was, in a nutshell, entertaining and brought a chuckle in many places – a great keynote. Recommended, not only for conflict-shy bosses in need of harmony.”

Dennis Schiffer, Head of Personnel, TASSO


“He made us think and even made one or the other think in new directions: Strong, leading, unpleasant.”

Sylvia Friedmann, Managing Director of HEISERV GmbH


“Your lion postcard is sitting on my desk as a daily reminder to take time for strategy.”

Mario Pesch, Sparkasse KölnBonn


“The evening with Markus Jotzo had everything a keynote speech needs: Something to smile about, something new, something that makes you think, and also all sorts of amazing things! And finally, a WOW effect! A successful evening for our employees, who definitely took home something for themselves from this keynote.”

Sybille Gast, HR Director, achtung! GmbH


“I’ve heard your speech twice now and I have been thrilled every time. I initially projected your words more onto my private life, but even at work I have noticed something here with a bit of ‘observation from the outside’. I’ve stopped smoking, or at least I’m still working on it. I am doing more sports and am learning more intensively for my driving license, things which I have always neglected a lot. I have been personally scrutinising my priorities and I have changed something about them as well. I now also take the time to do things consistently instead of procrastinating or postponing them until later, especially unpleasant things. THANK YOU, thanks for motivating and waking me up…”

Doreen Scharn, Berlin


“Exactly what I expected from the keynote: Amazing and valuable.“

Wolfgang Keller, Business Unit Manager Digital Imaging, Jenoptik LOS GmbH


“Markus Jotzo came on stage and immediately inspired us. With ‘Courage is a Muscle’, he immediately invited us to step out of our comfort zone and take on challenges. This is a whole new approach, one that I am happy to take on. Thank you very much for that.”

Sandra Voigt, Hellermann Tyton Inc.


“A concise and valuable keynote to make you think directly about yourself, offering good instructions as well as ideas for implementation. The keynote is funny and actively involves the listeners.”

Henrietta Six, Director, Sparkasse KölnBonn


“Your keynote has made us all ‘more alert’ again in terms of focusing on the essentials. Our task as leaders is to make employees ‘great’ and thus empower, encourage, and demand. Especially leaders who have practical experience tend to give too many answers rather than ask questions and thereby accompany the employees in reaching decisions themselves. Your approach creates space for employee development and free time for the boss!”

Winfried Mantwill, Managing Director of Ruch Novaplast GmbH & CO. KG


“Your keynote to our master craftsmen, all of whom are owners of medium-sized guild businesses, has been very well received by our members! You were even able to convince our more reserved listeners with your high level of expertise and own experience, encouraging them to reflect on their own self and the task distributions in a company. We would like to thank you very much for this and will recommend you unreservedly.”

Randolf Haese, Managing Director of Kreishandwerkschaft Schleswig


“Thank you for the inspiring keynote at the Marketing Club, as well as the practical and solution-oriented ideas and actionable food for thought for everyday life. It is always a great pleasure to attend your keynotes. They are always cordial, open and motivating.“

Monika Wenke, Management Advisor


“Last Monday I was at the Fliegel conference at the Steinberger Hotel and I found your keynote fascinating! I have already attended a couple of workshops and training sessions on the topic of leadership, but you offered some excellent food for thought! Since then, I have tried to put the motto ‘lead like a lion’ into practice more often and I have quoted you a couple of times in my work ;-). I have also started listening to your podcast!”

Mareike Bade, General Manager, a&o hostel and Hotel Berlin GmbH


“I really enjoyed your speech. I took out that ‘employees need to experience esteeming pain’. I think that is a great way to put it.”

Tobias Krug, Employee Talent Acquisition


“Great fun, very dynamic and in depth.“

Chris Hunter, Indigo Scientific Ltd., United Kingdom


“I had to reorganize my own pride of lions 🙂 Seriously though, your speech really opened my eyes to the tasks of the lion in the pride. He may not be active in the operations side of the business (hunting) and nevertheless demands his own large portion, but: his tasks are indeed different ones and they are indispensable to the goals of the whole pride. The forecasting, planning, and securing actions ensure that the group prospers. And the fights that the lion takes part in ultimately make sure that everyone can go about their own jobs in peace and quiet. I just can’t stop thinking about this image. Splendid! Oh yes, something else: I don’t always need to be lovable…Thanks!”

Margot Eisenmeier, Lecturer, LFA Lernen Fördern Arbeiten


“I was very impressed by the clarity and real-world approaches of your speech.”

Andreas Brosch, Sales Management


“Entertaining, lasting, funny. You think you know everything and then you experience one of Markus Jotzo’s speeches – suddenly you’re seeing things from a completely different angle. His tips are easy to implement in the everyday world of work. You just need to have courage.”

Juliane Dillmann, NH-Hoteles


“You professionally managed to animate people to think and reflect themselves. Our daily working life will give us plenty of chances to practice your intense and practical message.”

14 managers, Öffentliche Versicherung Braunschweig


“I really liked your entertaining keynote style, peppered with practical implementation tips, and it reminded me to stick to my own vision for the next phase of my career.”

Wilfried Eberweiser, Head of Caritas Meeting Center


“Markus Jotzo manages to hook his audience with his spirited, funny, and entertaining way and at the same time still makes them think. I particularly like how he demands trust and clarity.”

Diane Fresen, Managing Director, Steppenwolf GmbH


“I really appreciated your way of keynoting. It was bubbly, entertaining, and held up a mirror.”

Regine Busch, Director of Human Resources, Gladbacher Bank AG


“A very well-prepared, funny, structured, and entertaining keynote with plenty of surprising moments. Markus Jotzo managed to actively involve the listeners. The tips he gives can really be put straight into practice. The intensification videos allow further development even after the keynote.“

Elfriede Eberweiser, Alcon Pharma Inc.


„The event was a complete success and for that, I am especially grateful to both you and your speech, which was well-received by everyone ­– truly everyone. I hope the future phases of the leadership feedback are also so positive.”

Marion Aretz, Division Manager, Jobcenter


“With his talk, Markus Jotzo appeals to leaders and employees alike, elegantly offers the right perspective, and creates a sustained effect through his use of personal anecdotes.”

Lars Lehniger, Berlin Savings Bank

Testimonials for Markus Jotzo’s Seminars

“How can you lead employees and yourself through a challenging change? In a management workshop Markus Jotzo presented with a high level of empathy and competence individual solutions and strategies, with which we can now strengthen the next steps. To consolidate and expand our path, we are already thinking about the next event with Markus Jotzo.“

Roman Lux, Head of Human Resources & Organisation, NORD/LB Luxembourg


“Well prepared and very structured, this training day was an intense learning day for our managers. Markus Jotzo was able to respond individually to the specific development and learning needs of the individual participants. Much training knowledge is soon forgotten in everyday business – but not here. Markus Jotzo places a strong focus on sustainability by effectively and efficiently supervising each participant. I can wholly recommend this training for leaders.“

Dr. Sieglinde Jastroch, HR Manager CE, Orion Pharma GmbH


“All four participants had a great time. Specifically in terms of the practical orientation and in that you knew XING so well and knew how we all tick here. Everyone enjoyed the openness and the ‘simplicity’, in the sense of how well the tips can be implemented. The fact that the participants were able to know themselves better afterward was an excellent side effect. From my side, a big thank you for being able to prepare my team managers so well for the next tasks. For any potential new training needs, I would like to be able to call on you again.”

Jutta Perfahl-Strilka, Managing Director, New Business DACH, XING E-Recruiting GmbH


“Markus very quickly identified the sore points of the participants and through very targeted tasks was able to challenge each and every one of them. True to the motto ‘who dares always wins’, he was great at inspiring us to change our perspectives, make mistakes, and let the whole group participate in the process. This was by far the best and most interactive training session in my professional life.”

Dr. Marc von Essen, Head of Sales, Eurofins Analytik GmbH


“Our leaders particularly valued the practical and practice-oriented approach of the seminar. Based on real case studies, it is possible to understand the situations in the daily work environment and discuss different ways of dealing with them”.

Ruediger Scheel, Director of Human Resources, Murata


“For the eleventh year, Mr. Jotzo has been supporting us with his training sessions, at our international strategy meetings, and by individually coaching executives. Not only does Mr. Jotzo develop effective training concepts with his passionate, goal-oriented, and tenacious style, he also questions my thinking as an international sales manager. His goal orientation and steady questioning enabled us to remove many snarls that had clung to us. This has enabled me to bring our business forward even more successfully and to continue our significant international growth of recent years.“

Claus Ripken, Managing Director, Knauf Aquapanel & Co. KG


“The two-day ‘Performance on Stage’ training with Markus was superb! It was an exciting and engaging training with the perfect mix of theory and practical exercises. The best thing about the exercises is that all the participants received feedback from Markus and the other participants after each round. And at the end, the participants’ exercises are available on video, meaning you can see how far you have advanced after the training and even work on continuous improvement. This training receives a very clear recommendation from me!”

Stefan Scherzer, Director of Technology, kununu GmbH


“The training is still with me, even after 6 months, because of, among other things, the intensification videos, many thanks for those! The seminar was valuable to me in any case. For me, the main focus from the seminar was and still is the topic of ‘delegating and letting go in daily leadership’. I regularly use the seminar notes to revisit various aspects. In this respect, I can say that this has been a very valuable experience for me.”

Alexander Schmidt, Group Leader, Commerzbank AG


“I was able to advance myself further in my field and I am now equipped to continue developing myself from here. I would also like to express my thanks for the very good confidential collaboration and I look forward to future projects with you.”

Dr. Torsten Wagner, Head of Medical Brand Management, Merck Serono GmbH


“Making good employees even better – a lot of coaches do that. Making good employees even better and working with them to bring their strengths to the fore – some coaches do that. But developing good employees who can make a positive evaluation of their own strengths and succeed in doing so – only Markus Jotzo does that. We look forward to further heeding Jotzo’s advice in the future.”

Wolf-Dieter Werner, Director of Human Resources, Beta Systems Software AG


“Markus Jotzo is one of the very few trainers, who understand what it takes for personal development to be sustained over time. Having worked closely with him in designing and delivering leadership development programs, I can say that his personable approach, combined with challenging participants, and helping your organisation to create post-training implementation solutions is creating relevant and sustainable opportunities for your employees to develop and grow the business.“

Kevin Groen, Training Architect, Booking.com B.V., Netherlands


“Over the course of 1 year and the 5 sessions I greatly benefitted from your insight, knowledge, experience and your commitment to helping me become more effective professionally, but also personally. Considering we were a group of 15 or so people, I appreciated the time you devoted to tailoring the training to the individual needs of the participants, which in the end felt like we had access to our own personal mentoring service! This was no mean feat considering the size of the group. I am convinced the training was a very worthwhile investment by my company, since all participants have been encouraged (or forced!) to face up to areas for improvement and adapt our thinking and behaviour for better results. I personally found the individual coaching and practical exercises most beneficial for me. Thank you for the challenges, advice and support in our career development. All the best for 2014!”

Angie Mavar, National Sales Manager, UK & Ireland


“Both the management training in the group and the follow-up individual coaching sessions with Markus were a great help to me in defining my own fields of development and continuously developing myself. Thank you so much!”

Libert Walter, Head Of New Business Sales Austria


“In order to hunt like a lion one must, in actual fact, do nothing. That is only partially right, for who then should hunt and why? And also, why should he or she do this for me? And…how can I best get him or her to enjoy doing it and to do it with conviction? These are tough questions, dear Markus Jotzo, questions that the leaders of the Anders Hotel have been asking themselves since their training with you. Already it is becoming noticeable how they delegate with more thought and intention. We are still practicing our feedback and are very grateful for the many tools and opportunities that we received in your training. Particularly excellent was the personal way in which you approached each individual participant while keeping an eye on the bigger picture – kudos! We are looking forward to the next training session; until then we will continue to practice ‘crossing our arms the other way’, both ourselves and with our employees.”

Klaus Anger, Hotel Director, Anders Hotel Walsrode


“Engaging, motivating, instructive: Markus Jotzo knows how to inspire people and let them grow beyond themselves. I have already ordered his book The Formula for Infinite Pride – Do the Things You Cannot Do and I look forward to reactivating life goals that I had shrugged away and neglected. Above all, I will implement them this time!”

Nadine Hak


“Thank you again for the training! Already today during my first product presentation I noticed how speed, pauses, and emphasis work. The customer wants to buy right away – it’s been worth it!”

David Gnasmüller, Sales Manager New Business, XING E-Recruiting GmbH


“A big huge thank you! I learned a lot on both days and I took a lot home with me. You are a great trainer, one who thrills the audience! You inspire people with your positive energy –  a rare thing indeed. Thanks for that! ;)”

Steffi Steinhöfel, Manager, ROLAND Rechtsschutz-Versicherungs-AG


„Dynamic and animated with a lot of individuals sample like a personal training with all the keys to be a winner of professional presentation.“

Céline Galland, Henry Schein


“For two days, I was able to enjoy a completely practical training, which is just what I needed to be able to make effective presentations in my work. Markus is pure passion in his presentations. Definitely, it has been a fantastic experience!”

Miriam Olmos González, Henry Schein Spain


“For me, this was the most inspiring seminar I have had in years. The principles and techniques of human resources management are taught in a lively manner and with a high proportion of practical exercises. The energy that Markus radiates simply tears you along.”

Dr. Klaus Müßigbrodt, Departmental Head


“I have actually already implemented a lot of things. I switched my diet, signed up to staff training, separated from my boyfriend, terminated the friendship of an annoying girlfriend, and also stuck to working only 8-9 hours a day. So you see: your harsh words definitely worked with me. Thank you!”

Maria, lecture and seminar participant


“Your workshop really influenced me. You brought back my faith in myself. I’ve always realized I wanted more, but have always made myself too small. In October, I gathered my courage, focused on my goals, and approached my boss about the fact that I would like to change. We found a suitable job for me in the same department! I start in 1-2 months. So keep going – You reached me!“

Christina S.


“You first need to have ‘courage to succeed’. Markus Jotzo knows how because he leads by example – ‘In 4 Weeks to the Zugspitze Without Money’ – and reports on his personal experiences. Here, you will learn to set aside the blinkers of fear from your own courage. The statement ‘do what you cannot do’ inspires and encourages at the same time. As an untrained runner, I am now looking forward to my participation in the next company run!”

Anna-Sophia Greis, CONET Technologies AG


“What for a workshop! Just Amazing!”

Eugenio Cicala, Henry Schein Germany


“I attended the 2 day Professional Presentations course by Markus Jotzo. I found the course to be extremely informative and while I have experience giving presentations I lacked confidence. After completing the course I am much more comfortable presenting to large groups and I now have the knowledge to produce really impactful presentations. Highly recommended. Thank you, Markus!”

Lee Slater, Henry Schein UK


“The strategy workshop has made some fundamental issues very clear for my managers. It went in an even better direction than I had imagined.“

Matthias Quaritsch, Head of Corporate Communications, Hamburg Airport


“Inspired by a spontaneous presentation at the Zukunft Personal Expo in Cologne, we classified the everyday challenges our managers face with Mr. Jotzo and were able to develop a very concrete order declaration for his training with us in Freiburg. Mr. Jotzo was very well prepared and was able to respond skillfully to the participants’ needs. Our managers really liked the direct and crystal-clear feedback. There was a relaxed and open learning atmosphere to which Mr. Jotzo made a very decisive contribution. During the session, he constantly addressed our challenges in practice, thus the practical exercises in particular offered a high benefit for our day-to-day management work. Afterward, we received structured handouts and 1:1 telephone coaching, which are very valuable for the sustainable transfer of knowledge. We will definitely do another session with Mr. Jotzo.”

Nelly Schulz-Algie, Head Of Personnel, LeaseRad GmbH


“No seminar has ever involved me so thoroughly in its aftermath. The paperwork did not simply end up on the shelf. The images used were very impressive and the intensification videos always remind me to focus on my leadership task. That benefits me and ultimately my team!“

Susanne Schwestermann, Executive


“The goal-oriented and unsparing gaze of Mr. Jotzo’s questions and comments in coaching was absolutely helpful. It really took me forward and got a lot of obstacles out of my way.“

Britt Unnerstall, Project Manager, DVP Services


“Almost playfully, as part of the group the internal resistance loosened within me. This has been slowing me down for a long time. I look forward to a sequel.”

Gerhard Broecker, Broecker Corporate Development GmbH