Leadership Development

With his colleagues Otto has co-created numerous presence-based leadership programs. Current clients include: Fujitsu (VP level, 2000 –), PricewaterhouseCoopers (Partner level, 2003 –), Daimler (Director level, 2004 –)

These programs help leaders to lead profound innovation and change in the context of rapidly changing environments by building their personal capacity to sense and seize emerging future opportunities. 

Presencing as an approach to leadership development focuses on seven cornerstones: 

  • Action learning, dealing with the strategic challenges of the organization
  • Total-immersion deep-dive journeys to explore contexts that matter
  • Creative-art-based practice fields for developing new skills in safe environments
  • Practice tools and techniques for producing generative dialogue and deep listening
  • Presencing practices for connecting with the source of one’s best future Self
  • Methods and tools for prototyping and leading profound innovation and change
  • A high-trust context to enable powerful peer coaching sessions and processes


The outcomes of these programs include:

  • Heightened power of presence, clarity of focus, and level of energy
  • Significantly changed leadership behaviors and practices
  • Breakthrough business results
  • A field of high-trust relationships across organizational boundaries