Testimonials

“Lars Sudmann gave a great keynote on global leadership and business storytelling at our 2015 Global Procurement Conference. He was able to give practical strategies that can be directly applied. Additionally, he kept the international audience fully engaged. On top, Lars Sudmann provided valuable ideas also on overall change management communication, which was highly productive and full of targeted advice. I very much look forward to working with Lars Sudmann again”

Dr. Mike Niessen, Executive Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, Deutsche Post DHL

“I worked with Lars as part of a change leadership workshop. Lars led sessions to help leaders tell a compelling business story and with clarity and business impact. He truly worked with us to get results via a combination of practical ideas and tools as well as inspiring personal examples and convincing speaking style. I look forward to working again with Lars.”

Saskia Schatteman, CEO Var (VRT – Belgium) and former Head of Marketing, Microsoft Belgium

“Lars Sudmann conducted an outstanding senior management program on “Communication with Impact”. It was a great combination of short and powerful best practice sessions as well as in-depth feedback and highly targeted coaching advice in the individual sessions. I was able to immediately apply with success the ideas and tools learned. I truly enjoyed it – highly recommended.”

Nicola De Michelis, Director, European Commission

“Lars Sudmann recently delivered an inspiring session to us on leadership.
He spoke on the importance of self-leadership in today’s changing business environment, where working remotely has become the norm. What I appreciated most was the fact that I learned strategies and practical tips that I could directly apply and I am still using today.”

Rhonda Oucha, Vice President, MasterCard Europe

“Lars Sudmann moderated a multi-day strategy event for our global procurement leadership board. He guided us through a process of strategy creation which was highly engaging and enabled powerful discussions. The outcome was highly actionable and concrete and we are able to immediately communicate the strategy to our stakeholders.”

Matthias Schwartz, Vice President, Head of Global Services Sourcing, Deutsche Post DHL

“Lars conducted the single best educational session at the 2012 TM International convention” (in Orlando, Florida)

Jeremy Donovan, Vice President, Gartner Group

“Dear Mr. Sudmann,
your keynote speech got an excellent audience feedback – it was one of the highest rated speeches that we ever had.”

Uwe Koblitz, Business Manager Nokia Siemens

“Hello Lars, Just wanted to let you know that the team really enjoyed the training. They have been very receptive to your feedback as I see significant changes in presentation styles since the workout :). Thanks again for the support”

Bert Meinema, EMEA Service Operations Leader, General Electric

“Lars Sudmann gave a keynote speech on “Leading in the New World” to the managers and partners of Delaware consulting. The presentation and discussion was very well received and highly valuable to us as Lars shared practical tools in an inspirational and engaging way.”

Steven Fleurent, Chief Information Officer, Delaware Consulting

“Lars Sudmann has delivered a training programme for my organisation on ‘Communicating with impact’ in 2016.  This has been successfully implemented and from my personal experience has been very valuable”

Nicholas Martyn, Deputy Director General, European Commission

“Lars gave a leadership seminar for our senior project managers at the PMI Frankfurt Chapter which received a perfect score. We are looking forward to working again with Lars.”

Ingo Kusch, Vice President, PMI Germany/FFM

“Lars Sudmann of Sudmann & Company did a great job of motivating the whole group with his professional and enthusiastic style.”

Eric Snick, CEO, Advanced Racing Computer

“Lars Sudmann gave an outstanding executive training series on “leadership of global remote organizations” for the senior leaders of our Global Development organization. The training focused on the virtual environment of our organization and was highly appreciated by our senior leaders, ranking among the best programs that we had overall in KONE. Our senior leaders especially pointed out the actionability of the program, which enabled them to directly transform the way they lead their virtual organizations.”

Sylvie Badoual, Learning & Development Manager, KONE International

“I have known Lars since 2012 and have interacted to arrange Leadership seminars, but had a chance to meet and attend a Leadership workshop recently in Frankfurt. Needless to say about the vast experience he brings in as a business leader and speaker of popular conferences like TEDx, his enthusiasm and passion in delivering the content is extraordinary. I am sure that following the tools and best practices he provides will improve anyone’s personal and leadership skills. Am eager to explore opportunities to attend interesting workshops in the future.”

Sriganesh Natarajan, Manager SAP and Vice President PMI FFM chapter

“Lars has been our regional and global owner for the presentation skills area and always recognized as a true master of the topic, not only because of how personal abilities but also because of being able to teach and coach others on that.”

Francesco Mantovani, Head of Leadership Development Europe, Procter & Gamble

“Lars Sudmann advised us on the development of a major sales approach and business presentations. His process and approach had a major business impact on our work with the client and was highly appreciated by the full team. But the most important part is that we won the contract with a huge ROI as result.”

Daniel Ocsinberg, Project Management Competence Center Manager, USG Professionals

“Lars Sudmann conducted a strategy development session for our team. The team members, and the senior management team in particular, appreciated the various thought-provoking elements as well as Lars’ great facilitation skills and the way he included everybody in the process. The end result after just one day was a very concrete and actionable strategy, condensed on one page, which included also non-standard elements such as “stop-doing activities”. Highly valuable and dynamic session. It inspired us to make some changes to the way we implement our Capacity Building Programme for our members.”

Anke Seidler, Head of Office, EPF Europe

“Lars Sudmann delivered an outstanding session on ‘Leadership in the Global World’ at the PMI UK chapter meeting @ Credit Suisse. His talk was highly appreciated by the participants who pointed out the relevant and practical insights into the world of leadership of distributed organizations. We look forward to welcoming Lars again at the UK chapter.”

Sean Meade, Manager at Ernst & Young

“Lars guided the SAS colleagues through the topic in a highly engaging way and gave us great advice for our daily work challenges.”

Serge v. Nimwegen, Manager, SAS Institute

“Lars offered great guidance in narrowing the focus of my talk down to the 18 minutes allowed and offered advice of how best to present the material as a speaker. The talk was very well received and I don’t think I could have done that without him”

Dan Brodsky-Chanfield, 5 times World Champion of Skydiving

“Thank you for this brilliant and inspiring presentation today at the PM Fair.”

Pierre Jacquy, Head of Office at De Smet Contractors

“What I appreciated most about his approach was that he immediately understood the content of my talk. By doing so, he helped me distinguish what was most important and guided me in eliminating the ballast, without compromising on the content.”

Koen Vanmechelen, Internationally Reknown Artist (World Economic Forum, Biennale)

“Lars Sudmann of Sudmann & Company gave a persuasive and entertaining presentation at Shell Projects & Technology in Rijswijk. The topic was on impactful business communication and Lars’ presentation was very well received by the diverse Shell audience. The participants pointed out specifically the practical and relevant recommendations as well as the clear and highly engaging way of the presentation. We would recommend Lars to other Shell’s business units.”

Jia Wang, Activity Lead, Shell Projects & Technology

“Lars gave one of the highest rated presentations at the 2011 PMI Benelux Day where he talked on how to make virtual presentations inspiring and engaging. His talk was full of useful advice, tips and tricks but more importantly it inspired all of us to go and try those ideas out. Lars has a real gift of building confidence in his audience. He’s not there to make himself sound good or important, he wants to build skills in everyone who listens to him. I’d definitely recommend Lars as a speaker and as a coach.”

Fay Simcock, Organizer, Project Management International, Benelux

“When I was looking for a leadership coach to help me to become more successful, I chose Lars. He used the tools and techniques that he outlines in his presentations to elicit the issues, confirm his understanding and then worked with me to find the right methods to improve my skills. I am happy to recommend Lars.”

Jan McIntyre, former President, PMI Luxemburg, Project Manager Sogeti

“It was great to see the way Lars shared his experience in working within a virtual world. He could trigger a lot of interaction and focus from the audience. I’ve also taken home a lot of tips and tricks for my daily job as a project manager of a virtual team.”

Johan Peeters, Project Leader, Roche Belgium

“Lars Sudmann gave an excellent presentation to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt at the Orlando, Florida office on “Leading and Working in Remote Work Environments”. It was an informative, content-rich and highly engaging session that our remote employees truly enjoyed. Lars showed what is needed to change the culture towards a truly virtual organization and clearly highlighted steps that leaders and managers can implement. A highly recommended session.”

Traci McIntosh, PMP, MBA, Director, Enterprise PMO at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

“I have seen Lars in action at numerous occasions.  He is an excellent business presenter, keynote speaker and speech coach, and I can recommend him for any event.”

Jo Ann Broger
Executive Director (ret), American Chamber of Commerce, Brussels

“I have attended Lars’ session on “Humor in Public Speaking” and have to say that this was the best educational session I have seen so far on the subject, and I have seen plenty.“

Christopher Magyar
Communication Coach and Award-winning Keynote Speaker, www.english-communication-tools.de

“Lars came to speak at my Brussels Business over Breakfast Club and gave an outstanding presentation. He has a great communication style and has a plethora of knowledge to share. I would recommend Lars every day of the week, especially in a speaking capacity. “

Natasha Abudarham
Brussels Business over Breakfast Club

“Lars Sudmann is not only a brilliant, funny and fascinating speaker, but he has interesting things to share. A lot of things. And he shares them with a conviction and a good humor that are contagious.”

Marco Bertolini
Lingua Franca Foundation