"I was deeply touched and highly inspired when I joined my first Senn Delaney sessions in 2006 at T-Mobile International. Since then, I have evolved step by step into a certified master coach, facilitator and senior consultant. It gives me great satisfaction to work with clients on themes like accountability, team effectiveness and culture shaping."

Axel Kersten

Senior Consultant

Axel Kersten is a senior Senn Delaney consultant based in Germany. He has 15 years of corporate management experience in human resources and marketing. His specialties are talent and executive development, organizational development, marketing and branding, and human resources management, which he developed during his tenure at Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile, SAP and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Before joining Senn Delaney, Axel served as vice president of Learning and Development at T-Mobile Netherlands, The Hague. He was responsible for performance management, personal and organizational development, training and learning, and change and transformation management and culture shaping. Prior to that he was Vice President of Talent and Performance Management, T-Mobile International (Deutsche Telekom AG).

Axel holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science, Contemporary History, Public Law from the University of Freiburg. He also completed a postgraduate program in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas, Austin, through a government-sponsored scholarship.

In addition to English and German, Axel speaks conversational Spanish, Croatian and Dutch. Axel was a member of the supervisory board of the Berlin University for Professional Studies. He delivers lectures on motivation, personal development, change management, and strategy development at different institutes of higher education.

Axel lives in Bonn, Germany; he is married and has two children who keep him busy most of his spare time. He enjoys travelling, photography, sports and island cruising (in the family's second home on the Croatian island of Korcula). His favorite personal leitmotiv is “love it, change it, or leave it,” which he connects strongly with the Senn Delaney concept of accountability.

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