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Markus Jotzo Leadership

Markus Jotzo Leadership

Training – Workshop – Coaching – Keynote

Self Leadership
Leading Teams: Passion to perform
Change Leadership & Transformation

  • “Markus Jotzo has made us rethink: strong, leading, unpleasant.”

    Sylvia Friedmann, Managing Director HEISERV GmbH
  • “It wasn't just a lecture, it was energy-charged powerplay of the best.”

    Prof. Dr. Sebastian Feichtmair, Head of International Business, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Loerrach
  • “The lecture was excellent! Entertaining, provocative and valuable for the daily work of our entrepreneurs. Awesome!”

    Peter Geckeler, Managing Director of the Metalworkers' Association of Baden-Württemberg
  • “The way and the time were really worth it, because I was fascinated by the lecture, in the middle of it, super!”

    Ursula Hepfer, Head of Human Resources, Heidelberg
  • “Great fun, very dynamic and in depth.”

    Chris Hunter, Indigo Scientific Ltd., United Kingdom
  • “A keynote speech without equal, in one word: An enrichment!”

    Stefan Trinkl, SMP Germany GmbH
  • “Superior lecture – very inspiring (!) – was a great joy and enrichment.”

    Rainer Richter, Head of Wealth Management, Commerzbank AG
  • “Markus Jotzo was able to respond individually to the specific development and learning needs of the individual participants.”

    Dr. Sieglinde Jastroch, HR Manager CE of Orion Pharma GmbH
  • “Our managers really liked the direct and crystal clear feedback.”

    Nelly Schulz-Algie, Personnel Manager LeaseRad GmbH
  • “Markus Jotzo is one of the very few trainers who understands 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 organization to create post-training implementation solutions, is creating relevant and sustainable opportunities for your employees to develop and grow the business.”

    Kevin Groen, B.V., Netherlands
  • “For the tenth 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
  • “What a workshop! Just Amazing!”

    Eugenio Cicala, Henry Schein Germany
  • 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

Keynote speeches for Leaders, Training for Leaders, and Change Management

“Change management, learning and growth is my passion: Using my speeches and training sessions to empower leaders to make strong decisions, conduct employee conversations with confidence, and effectively implement changes and reach goals.

During my career at various companies, I have frequently experienced average or even poor quality leadership. To be creative, achieve high performance, and make bold decisions, I always felt as if I had to clear quite a few obstacles along the way. However, I have also met strong leaders who really got the best out of me. I have incorporated these experiences – from life, from being employed at Unilever for nine years, including eight as a leader, and from my fourteen years of self-employment – into my speeches and training sessions to share them with you.

My mission is to make the lives of leaders and employees easier and more successful through my speeches, books, blogs, videos, online trainings, leadership seminars, podcasts and social media posts. That’s why I wake up at 5 am full of energy and looking forward to my job – every single day! Well, okay – almost every day.”

Pushing change forward: Speaker for leadership and leadership training in an era of digitalization and change

Powerful. Provocative. Practical: Markus Jotzo’s audiences are being swept away, as evidenced by the enthusiastic feedback he receives from his listeners. Not only because this expert on leadership presents his speeches and leadership training sessions in a fun and entertaining way, but also because he provides practical and actionable roadmaps that through daily use lead to more focus, better personnel management, increased employee motivation, and the right type of change management.


Managing change: Change management and digitalization

Leadership in times of change: Our working environment is changing dramatically, with digitalization frequently calling for restructuring, change of perspective, and change of processes in the corporate culture and thereby posing new challenges for leaders. Thanks to strong statements and a talent for asking the right questions, Markus Jotzo’s input for targeted changes will benefit even experienced leaders.


Speaker for leadership: Clear and healthy leadership for employee motivation

As a motivational speaker for leadership, Markus Jotzo simply buzzes with energy and serves as an inspiration to many leaders to question and optimize their own self-management and leadership. Participants can’t stop chuckling when Markus Jotzo uses his humor to home in on their little – sometimes less useful – habits. The practical tips he offers in his speeches initiate the personal change process, and it is this challenge that succeeds in enabling them to manage change within the workplace.


Leadership training: Self-management and employee management

A management training session with Markus Jotzo is interactive and has an extremely high level of practical relevance: Self-management, employee conversations, healthy leadership, the digital era, employee motivation, managing changes, letting go and focusing, and clear, direct communication are just a few of the topics presented in his seminars. “Suddenly my employees are coming up with ideas!” This typical feedback is from a participant who has integrated Markus Jotzo’s suggestions on employee motivation and team building into her own day-to-day leadership methods. Leaders participating in Markus’ seminars have had great success in demanding performance, creativity, and results from their employees.



Want to book a leadership speech or leadership training? Contact us!

If you also want to experience these results for yourself or your team, or if you want to deal with the changes coming your way, then book Markus Jotzo for your next leadership meeting or employee event to give a keynote speech on leadership or on making lasting changes. You can also book Markus Jotzo as your trainer for your next leadership training program. The employee motivation levels in your teams will thank you. Contact us!


Markus Jotzo on the subject of leadership: Lead like a lion – mastering change management

“The qualifications of an executive are still infrequently taught in schools, apprenticeships, or at university. Suddenly becoming a leader means to change and the need to think and behave differently. This is all the more true in this digital age, where there is constant pressure to manage change and produce a quick response to the challenges of the market.

Is leadership an innate talent? From my many years of experience as a trainer and leadership speaker, I can assure you: Very good leadership can be learned! Talent and inclination helps, that’s true. But we also know from research that, in the medium term, the hard worker beats the talented one. In short, everyone can learn to be a good leader just like they can learn a foreign language.

Nature itself has produced a natural talent in terms of leadership: The lion. What is it that makes the lion the king of the animal kingdom as well as a real leader? His strength? Perhaps. His aggressiveness? Perhaps. Above all, however, he focuses on his core tasks, and he delegates the essential and important job of hunting. The lighter, faster and more agile lionesses take care of bringing down the prey – they are far better qualified due to their physique. Meanwhile, the lion is tasked with defending the pack’s hunting ground – and for that he even puts his own life on the line.



This is the most important roadmap to success in good leadership: Only when employees produce the results themselves and experience success themselves will they work with responsibility and motivation. Hence, employee motivation has a lot to do with the frameworks that their leaders create. The more the manager interferes in the day-to-day operations, the faster the sense of responsibility and motivation of the employees will dwindle. So, letting go lies at the core of being a very good leader.



I call it “esteeming pain”: clear and direct. So that everybody knows what is expected. Formula: The tone makes it bearable and the words may be confrontative. Everybody knows what is demanded and in which direction they are going. Few leaders master the art of being crystal clear and esteeming at the same time. Some are too harsh, some to nice. The combination of crystal-clear communication and esteem is the solution and the right leadership for a high-performing team.


How you can manage all this and more, I will tell you with the greatest of enthusiasm as a speaker for leadership, both in keynote speeches and as a trainer for leadership in my leadership training program. My clients include managing directors as well as area, department, and team leaders – sometimes they are young and new to their role and sometimes they are old and experienced hands who want to get even more out of themselves. I would be pleased to welcome you soon.”

Your Markus Jotzo


Get to know Markus Jotzo for free on his blog, his YouTube channel, and his German Lead Like a Lion podcast: Ten minutes of leadership tips every other Monday on current topics such as change management, digitalization, healthy leadership, self-management, and employee motivation.