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Dr Carola Hieker

Associate Professor and MBA Director

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Dr. Carola Hieker


Carola is a senior executive coach with over 20 years of experience in leadership development. As a partner of Hilcoaching ( and diversity-in-leadership (www.diversit-in-leadership) her main clients are global companies in the finance sector as well as professional service firms. Next to her work as a coach and consultant she is an Associate Professor and MBA Director at Richmond, The American International  University in London and supervises on a pro-bono base the Ashoka UK team, an organization which supports worldwide social entrepreneurs.

Next to her university degrees as Diplom-Psychologin (corresponding to M.A. in Psychology) and Dr. Phil (corresponding to Ph.D. in Psychology.), she also completed a Diploma in Systemic Management at Birbeck University. Carola is certified in NLP, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Systemic Consulting and qualified to interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator MBTI Step I and Step II, the Firo B diagnostics, and the Leadership Effectiveness Analyses as a 360’ FB tool. In addition, she is accredited in the use of Hogan Personality Inventory, Hogan Development Survey (HDS) as well as Hogan Motives, Values and Preferences Inventory (MVPI). Carola is an Ashridge certified supervisor for coaches and consultants.

Her publication in the International Coaching Psychology Review details on reflexive questions in a coaching psychology context; her publication in ‘Coaching at work’ focuses on the benefits of mentor supervision and she spoke recently on the International Supervision Conference in Oxford about the topic of ‘Power in Coaching and Supervision’.