Your development from founder to CEO.
Work on all levers with the Volate approach.

360-Degree Feedback shows you where you are today and how you can develop your leadership skills.

In Team Development, you’ll become a high-performance leadership team and initiate further development of your company.

In our Leadership Coaching you’ll work on your own development, evolve your individual leadership style and solve concrete leadership problems.

You’ll integrate all of these steps in a  Transformation Program. And systematically build everything you need to make your company fly.

360-Degree Feedback
The starting point

You want to transform from founder to CEO. But where are you now? How are you perceived? What can you improve? Once you know your starting point, you can plan your journey. 

With 360-degree feedback, you’ll get comprehensive feedback from your co-founders and leadership colleagues, your team and other stakeholders. You’ll gain clarity about your strengths, weaknesses and blind spots. Together with your coach, you’ll develop the roadmap for your journey from founder to CEO.


“We started our collaboration with a comprehensive 360-degree review. An amazing eye-opener. Comprehensive, detailed and the perfect combination of analysis and action. I immediately realized why certain situations were always difficult and where I was standing in my own way. But also what I can change to become the leader I want to be.“

Alessandro Grassano
Chief Marketing Officer, Lingoda

How does 360-degree feedback work?

360-degree feedback is moderated feedback. It combines a comprehensive survey with in-depth personal interviews. The confidentiality of the process ensures maximum openness when it comes to engagement, and helps you focus on your own challenges.

1. Identification of Reviewers: You’ll designate 8-10 people who are familiar with you in your leadership role. Co-founders, colleagues, employees, shareholders. 360-degrees.

2. Survey: You and your reviewers will answer a comprehensive questionnaire. In the summary of these surveys your strengths, weaknesses and blind spots will be identified. 

3. Deep Dive Interviews: Based on our initial evaluation, we’ll go on to conduct in-depth interviews with 3-4 selected reviewers. 

4. 360-Degree Feedback: The results of the survey and the in-depth interviews will be summarized in a comprehensive development report. 

5. Feedback & Development Plan: In a two-hour session with your Volate coach, you’ll first go through the 360-degree feedback and then develop your personal development plan together.

Leadership Coaching
From founder to CEO

You want to learn to lead the team, the company and yourself. With Volate’s Leadership Coaching, you’ll develop your individual leadership style. 

Through intensive self-reflection you’ll learn to understand yourself and your impact. You’ll learn the basics of leadership and directly applicable leadership tools. You’ll solve concrete leadership problems. After just a few months of working together, you’ll experience a new clarity and ease in leadership and a fresh quality in your leadership relationships.


„The journey from founder to CEO is challenging and often lonely. It’s incredibly helpful to have a coach and sparring partner like Dorothea by my side. She listens incredibly well, recognizes the stumbling blocks with ease and forces me again and again to face the hard facts and find practical solutions. Dorothea has been incredible in helping me gain clarity in leadership. With her on board, even our founder breakup turned out to be a productive process. I am grateful that Dorothea accompanies me on my path, often just when I need it most.“

Dr. David Schneider
Founder and CEO of Qualifyze

How does leadership coaching work?

With Volate’s individual coaching, you’ll embark on a development journey. As long as you consistently approach it step by step, you will reach your goal.

1. At the beginning of the coaching sessions, we will develop your individual development plan and capture it on a personalised coaching board on Asana. Ideally, you’ll also do a 360-degree feedback at the same time.

2. We’ll meet every two weeks for 90 minutes each time. In the sessions, you’ll reflect on yourself, learn pragmatic leadership concepts and work out solutions for concrete challenges.

3. Between sessions, you’ll reflect on your development with regular journal entries and your work in the purpose-designed Volate Workbook.

4. We’ll track your progress together on your coaching board. This way you will take responsibility for your own development.

Learning to lead means creating new habits. And that requires regular, systematic collaboration to which you are fully committed. That’s why we work with retainers in Leadership Coaching.

Team Development
High Performance Leadership Team

Leadership is not a one-(wo)man show. A high performance leadership team is the CEO in large, and the company in small. It multiplies your power and maps the entire company

High performance leadership teams don’t just happen. Work together on the company and solve the big challenges. Work on your collaboration at the same time. This is the fastest way to grow together. Build trust and commitment; learn to resolve your conflicts. Always with your big goal in mind.


„We are an incredibly diverse team of founders. For our startup, this is both a blessing and a curse. Our goal: to become a true high-performance team. Dorothea helps us understanding our differences and using them optimally for the good of the com-pany. Every session with Dorothea is an eye-opener, as she unerringly addresses all pink elephants and helps us to banish them. Together we have worked out our val-ues, given each other structures in working together and learned to understand each other better and better.“

Yasha Tarani
Co-Founder & CEO, The Climate Choice

How does team development work?

Team development takes place in different formats: facilitated leadership meetings, offsite retreats, or joint leadership training sessions. Here, you’ll solve key leadership issues and learn to work increasingly better together.

1. Leadership Team Kick-off: Deepen your trust, define your team roles, develop your team charter, establish a working rhythm.

2. Leadership Structures: Create organizational clarity by defining your key roles and developing role profiles.

3. Effective Decisions: Take effective decisions as a team – with a clearly structured process.

4. Constructive Conflicts: Understand your conflicts and learn to resolve them constructively.

5. Mission, Strategy & Goals: Steer your team through an inspiring mission, a sound strategy, and clear goals.

6. Culture & Leadership: Create your values, establish a growth culture and an empowering leadership style.

7. Retros & Feedback: Reflect your collaboration and improve your team performance.

Your Volate coach supports you by facilitating these topics, creating a safe space for conflict resolution and guiding you through the phases of reflection.

Transformation Program
Make your company fly

Your want to make your company fly – together with the leadership team. Work on all levels: individual leadership, as well as team and company development.

The integrated transformation program interlocks all the dimensions of leadership: You walk the path from founder to CEO. You develop the leadership team and its members. Together you work on the critical growth levers for your business: big dream, strategy, corporate culture, team and execution. All formats are integrated: 360-degree feedback, leadership coaching and team development.


„I now see where my development areas are. We have created our management team as a trustworthy and productive platform for the transformation of the company and we are working on strategic issues in a highly productive way.“

Dr. Christopher Kunz
Managing Director at Filoo 

How does the transformation program work?

Our transformation program extends over 12-18 months. In the process, you work systematically on all levers of leadership.

1. Preparation: You’ll start with 360-degree feedback and a first phase of self-development. Because it’s only if you know where you want to go that you can transform the Leadership Team and the company.

2. Kick-off Leadership Team: After 3-4 months you’ll take the leadership team with you. In the joint kick-off, you’ll reposition yourselves as a team and develop a roadmap for the work on the company.

3. Work Phase: In the implementation phase, you’ll meet monthly for team workshops and work on the company. You’ll systematically address all business growth levers. At the same time, you’ll become a high-performance management team. Because nothing welds a team together more than joint success.

4. Individual development: Parallel to team development, you’ll support the individual development of the leadership team members with 360-degree feedback and individual coaching.

Want to fly with us?

Let’s start today. In our first conversation we’ll get to know each other. We’ll find out where the greatest need for action is, and whether the Volate approach is the right way for you. 

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