Claudia Braun


12 years of experience in top management consulting

Master-equivalent diploma in International Business Administration and Masters degree of Public Administration / Policy

Certification for MBSR, MBTI, and coaching


In 2007 Claudia Braun started working as management consultant with focus on leadership development, cultural change and strategic HR topics for McKinsey & Company, last as junior project manager. Among her clients at that time were, e.g., several international companies of the telecommunication, high tech, tourism, and banking industry as well as social sector organisations. She has been working with RETURN ON MEANING GmbH since 2013 for clients across Europe.

Claudia holds a Master-equivalent diploma in International Business Administration from the European School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Northeastern University Boston. Moreover, she has a Master of Public Administration with distinction from the London School of Economics and a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance (Master thesis on the difference in motivation between employees in the public and private sector). She held a scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes). Claudia is a trained coach and MBSR instructor with several advanced trainings, e.g., with Jon Kabat-Zinn. 

Client experience (selected examples)

  • Designing and implementing change management programmes including diagnostics and support in implementing measures (e.g., for a health insurance company post merger, for an IT company).

  • Designing and moderating top team alignment workshops (e.g., for social sector organisations) and team workshops (e.g., for an international industrial corporation).

  • Designing and conducting “inspirational leadership” workshops for various target groups.

  • Designing and conducting training programs aiming at the development of consulting skills, structured problem solving, communication, professional appearance, and coaching clients in various industries.

  • Designing and conducting talks, workshops and programs to foster emotional intelligence and self-management/stress reduction via mindfulness for leaders and employees.

  • Developing and implementing the human resources development strategy as part of a large-scale transformation (for an international high tech company).

  • Designing and accompanying the transformation of the HR function (e.g., at a telecommunications company). 

  • Developing gender diversity & inclusion strategies and programs (e.g., for a bank).