My name is Sylke Kromat, and I love what I do.

Nice to meet you! / Welcome! My name is Sylke Kromat and I am a business trainer and coach. With my many years of experience and the knowledge I have gained along the way, I look forward to accompanying you on your journey and helping you reach your goals. Trust, open-mindedness and mutual respect should be the basis of our cooperation. I look forward to getting to know you! But first, let me tell you a little about my life and my background.

Born in Germany but growing up in South Africa, I learned early on in life what diversity means. South Africa – the Rainbow nation – is a land steeped in a breadth of cultures. Mutual understanding and the ability to connect – these are what enable us to live together in harmony, for each individual to reach his or her potential. The culture of South Africa had a lasting impact on me in my childhood, ensuring that I would always be a “people person”. People have always been close to my heart.

Something else that I learned from my time in South Africa was Ubuntu - an African philosophy of life. A person's own well-being is inextricably linked to well-being of others. Someone who possesses Ubuntu is open and accessible to those around them.
Throughout my life spent in different cultures, I have learned that living together in harmony and strength requires respect, sensitivity and openness. Only by giving others enough space to develop and fulfil their potential can we grow together and strengthen each other.

As a trainer and coach, I am always aware of and open to the needs of my clients/course participants. In the course of the training, participants should themselves become open. Because only by being truly open can we discover our potential, self-confidence and ultimately grow.

This vision is what drives me, both in my personal and professional life. It is the philosophy that underpins my work, especially in an international context. Openness and understanding for cultural diversity can help create 'teams without borders' and relationships built on mutual trust and understanding. The goal: shaping a common future.

I worked in the aviation industry for over 17 years - including for Lufthansa in Frankfurt, where I was a trainer and moderator for Service and Sales. I also gained extensive experience in hospitality in Germany and South Africa. At the same time, I trained as a business coach with well-known providers in Germany, London and Cape Town. Since 2007, I have been a self-employed business trainer and coach. I now live in the Westerwald region, a place I always like to return to from my jobs at home and abroad in order to recharge my batteries.

What lies before us and what lies behind us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

"Dear Sylke, you led so wonderfully through the final event yesterday. Appreciative, eloquent, clear, inclusive, humorous, positive & skilful. That was very valuable. Thank you very much for that!"

Dirk Hopfer (Vice President Corporate Transformation, Schuler Group)

It’s very important to me to give my customers - wherever they may be - long-term support as they develop and grow. My work takes me to locations all around the world, as my clients are based not only in Europe, but also in Africa, America and Asia.