Vom Gründer zum CEO

Learn to lead and create a company that takes off! By Dorothea von Wichert-Nick.

Anyone can learn to become a CEO and make themselves and their company fly.

Based on her years of experience as a CEO and COO of scale-ups, leadership coach Dorothea von Wichert-Nick shows founders how to learn all the essential skills they need to lead a growth company.

Voices on the book

No leadership blah blah, but tangible tools and tips for practice. I find the many practical examples particularly helpful. Here is someone who really speaks from experience.

Philipp Westermeyer, Serial Founder and CEO of OMR/Ramp106

Leadership of growth companies in a nutshell. The perfect companion for the path from founder to CEO. A real standard-setting work.

Tim Schumacher, TS Ventures, founder and ex-CEO of Sedo

I would have loved to have a book like this back then, and I’m especially happy to have it for the next few years.

Fritz Trott, Co-Founder and CEO of Zenjob

This book is your companion on the way from founder to CEO. 

With this book you will learn the five most important leadership skills:

  • Leading yourself,
  • Putting people in charge,
  • Building a strong leadership team,
  • Defining your big dream,
  • Creating a growth culture.

Follow the path from founder to CEO and create an inspiring and extraordinary company.

VOM GRÜNDER ZUM CEO introduces you to the fundamental leadership concepts and shows you pragmatic, directly applicable leadership tools. Everything is lively and enriched with experience reports from people who have already successfully made the journey from founder to CEO, including Philipp Westermeyer, Florian Heinemann, Fritz Trott and Christoph Behn.

The Volate Workbook

Get the “Vom Gründer zum CEO” – Workbook.

For the next 6 weeks, you’ll get a workbook chapter every week with thought-provoking ideas, worksheets and templates. After that, you will receive new leadership inspirations every 2 weeks with the volate newsletter. (Both German only, sorry!)

The Author

Dorothea von Wichert-Nick

Dorothea von Wichert-Nick is an executive coach and founder of Volate.

With her holistic approach to leadership, Dorothea supports founders and executives in realizing sustainable growth – for themselves, for the people in their teams and for their companies. She is working with founders and leaders of growth companies, both individually and as a team.

Before founding Volate, Dorothea Wichert-Nick led several companies through critical growth phases as managing director, CEO and COO: Digitalization consultancy etventure, the online marketing providers affilinet and PIA, and strategy consulting boutique Solon Management Consulting.

She combines her family life as a mother of three children with a fulfilling professional life and is thus a role model for managers who want to live holistically.