Stefan Gliesche

Mission: Inspiring Leadership

Stefan Gliesche is a certified management trainer and coach with more than 15 years of experience in leadership and sales training, working in German, English and Italian language all over Europe and Asia. He is a licensed behavioural analyst and consultant for the MotivPotentialAnalyse, and a licensed SCAN coach.

His clients value most his great passion for their project, unconditional professionalism in the collaboration and clear comprehension for their training needs while his participants especially enjoy the interactivity in the workshops, his tangible examples and diverting stories that make complex concepts easy to grasp, and his care for everyone in the group that leads to harmonious, trustful and energetic collaboration.

I was impressed how Stefan engaged from the first minute with the participants, warming them up for a game in short time. And it was amazing to experience how this simple game became the foundation for a detailed analysis of behaviour and personality, leading the way to a deeper understanding of the needs and potentials of associates and managers. Interactive and entertaining, this workshop made me understand how I can better communicate with my team and provide them with a motivating working environment to achieve our goals in a more harmonious and efficient way, thus making me more effective as a leader. 

Yuki Chen

Yuki Chen

Associate Director HR
Michael Page Shanghai

At Qianlead he is responsible for designing, developing and delivering training programs for soft skills in inspiring leadership, motivating communications, effective collaboration, and efficient recruiting as well as for personality diagnostics.

Spreading the magic of inspiring leadership

Asking Stefan to describe his ideal implementation of leadership, he will start by talking about a clear vision of the future to create, rooted in a strong and authentic personality. For him the magic of leadership happens when a vision of tomorrow invisible to others becomes tangible and inspires them to actually change their ideas, plans and behaviour to align with this vision out of their free will. The key to this power of inspiration can be found somewhere in the magic triangle of ambition, attitude, and authenticity: by becoming the best version of yourself, and fully invested in evolving your associates. Because by creating an environment for others in which they can fully develop their potentiality they will bring the vision and objectives of their leader to life in a highly efficient, motivated and aligned manner

Stefan’s career in training all started with a summer job in sales while studying at Augsburg University’s law school: thanks to his passion for people it quickly developed into a full time trainer’s position. When he left the company four years later, he was responsible for building up and maintaining the expert knowledge of more than 1.200 sales agents and their managers by means of web based trainings, coaching- and training sessions on the job, and training materials created and delivered by his team. Since then he has been coaching and training CEOs, managers and sales teams in diverse industries for SMEs and multinational brands like Bosch, Engel & Völkers, Generali, Lapp Group, MichaelPage, Schüco, or Telefonica.

More than 2.500 days of paid working experience in workshops as well as coaching and 1on1 training sessions since 2001 created a treasure trove of knowledge and competence: Stefan learned this profession from the roots and continuously updates his expert knowledge. As a native German based in Italy since 2007, he has proven his excellence in designing, developing and implementing successful training programs for Italian companies and Italian branches of MNC, while in his four years working out of Shanghai he became an expert in integrating multinational teams and guiding them on their development of a common language for efficient cooperation.

Leading in harmony with how the brain works

Stefan’s approach when coaching and training is strongly rooted in the scientific research into the human personality and communication: he embraces concepts by genius minds that make highly effective training possible today. He strongly believes that every learning experience should be made to measure to the workings of the human brain to create engaging experiences. Because when we enjoy ourselves, success in learning comes easy.

Stefan Gliesche earned the following certificates amongst others:

  • as Management Trainer by TAM Trainer Akademie München
  • as Business Trainer and Consultant by Berufsverband für Trainer, Berater und Coaches (BDVT)
  • as Behavioral Analyst and Consultant based on MotivStrukturAnalyse MSA by European Academy for Motivation Systems AG
  • as Motivational Analyst and Consultant based on MotivationsPotenzialAnalyse MPA by motivation analytics UG
  • as Personality Analyst and Consultant based on SCAN Personality Analysis by scan.up AG

and successfully completed advanced train the trainer courses with Dr. Helmut Fuchs (training methodology), Artur Zoll (presentation and moderation), Dr. Andreas Huber and Stefan Lapenat (motivational traits analysis), Dr. Pushkar W. Happ and Hans-Jürgen Walter (NLP) and keeps continuously improving his expert qualification.


By Qianlead Team

We develop powerful, inspiring and efficient leaders through personality based leadership training and HR consulting.