Sparrks

About us

We unleash the potential of people and organizations

Sparrks Team

Our mission

We initiate change by inspiring, motivating and upskilling leaders and talents.

We offer high quality coaching for talents and managers at all career levels. Our executive coaches are hand-picked and all have extensive experience in leadership and change. They dedicate themselves exclusively to the coachees' individual and most important development needs.

Business coaching session
Meeting between four executives

Our story

In our own professional careers, we have come into contact with well-intentioned offers for personnel development many times. We have repeatedly found that most L&D programs don't make use of their potential in terms of effectiveness or time and cost efficiency.

Let's take group-based training as an example. These are popular and frequently used by companies. Since they are training several employees at once, they turn out to be financially viable. Unfortunately, it is not possible to personalize the training to the participants.

In contrast, individualized executive coaching sessions are very effective. The 1:1 format over a longer period of time enables personal needs to be addressed. However, the cost and time factor plays a decisive role here, which has a negative impact on scalability.

What we miss are development offers that are effective and applicable throughout the company at all levels. That's why we created Sparrks and offer our innovative, digital 1:1 coaching format!

Two people in front of a laptop

Our story

In our own professional careers, we have come into contact with well-intentioned offers for personnel development many times. We have repeatedly found that most L&D programs don't make use of their potential in terms of effectiveness or time and cost efficiency.

Let's take group-based training as an example. These are popular and frequently used by companies. Since they are trained on several employees at once, these trainings are financially viable. Unfortunately, it is not possible to personalize the training to the participants. 

In contrast, individualized executive coaching sessions are very effective. The 1:1 format over a longer period of time enables personal needs to be addressed. However, the cost and time factor plays a decisive role here, which has a negative impact on scalability.

What we miss are development offers that are effective and applicable throughout the company at all levels. That's why we created Sparrks and offer our Sparrks Coaching format!

Our Team

We are entrepreneurs, psychologists, management consultants, marketeers and medical professionals - our team is characterized by diversity and that is our strength. Each team member proactively contributes his or her unique perspective, experience and expertise to help us achieve our mission.

While we couldn't be more different, together we all share a passion for helping others reach their potential. We are lifelong learners and love honest and constructive feedback. We reward results, see failures as learning gifts, and celebrate successes.

Our founders

Dr. Nicolas Stephan Co-Founder of Sparrks
Dr. Nicolas Stephan / Co-Founder

As a medical professional who has worked in various industries over the years, I have experienced the benefits of coaching.

Over 7 years experience as a management consultant. Co-Founder of sennder GmbH (German Unicorn). Studies in medicine (MD - PhD) at LMU Munich and Harvard University and MBA studies at INSEAD.

Enthusiastic marathon runner, piano player and family man.

Jakob Hansen Co-Founder of Sparrks
Jakob Hansen / Co-Founder

Coming from a coaching family, my enthusiasm for the topic of professional and personal development developed early on.

Over 5 years of experience as a management consultant at Bain & Company, most recently as a senior manager.

Studied economics at the University of Mannheim, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and ESCP Europe.

Passionate kitesurfer and globetrotter.

Meet some of our team members:

Felicia Wintermann, Sparrk's customer success manager
Felicia Wintermann
Customer Success Manager
I continuously work on improving the Sparrks user journey. What I like about it are the many interfaces between end users, customers and internal areas, so that my work is varied and challenging.

In order to balance work and private life, I love doing yoga, going dancing and trying out Berlin's culinary offerings.
Patrick Winzler Head of Marketing at Sparrks
Patrick Winzler
Head of Marketing
With 9 years of experience in B2B marketing and agency environment, my love for creating a strong brand grew. I want to make Sparrks known in the B2B world as the top place to go for Personal Development.

I am a passionate rock musician, music video director and synthesizer enthusiast. As a physical balance, martial arts inspire me.
Annika Lundberg
Product Designer
Being responsible for the overall design of our product has allowed me to seek new challenges and learn a lot within my field. I love shaping the product and being creative every day.

Always interested to learn more, I read a lot of books when not working. I also love cooking vegan food, hanging out at beer gardens and biking around exploring Berlin with my bike Birgit.
Shawn Gabriel, Coach Manager at Sparrks
Shawn Gabriel
Coach Managerin
As a very outgoing and social person, I love working with our coaches and building relationships. It's important to me that our coaches get the support they need to help our business thrive.

In my free time I spend a lot of time with my friends and love taking care of myself.
Christoph Karger, VP of Sales at Sparrks
Christoph Karger
VP Sales
Having 15 years of commercial and sales leadership experience I love exceeding ambitious growth targets. I am an optimist with a passion for coaching, enabling others, and building lasting relationships.

When I am not working I like investing my time in my personal education and wellbeing, working out, playing football or trying to find time for surfing.

Our values

Appreciation

Our work is guided by deep appreciation and respect for the individuality of people. That is why we devote ourselves exclusively to the individual needs of our clients and build on their strengths in a targeted manner.

Sustainability

We solely offer solutions that have an enduring, positive impact on people and their organizations.

Effectiveness

We find the most time- and cost-effective solution to our clients' needs that can be deployed throughout the organization to achieve maximum impact.

Optimism

We believe in the power of an open and affirming mindset. Our optimistic worldview enables us to have a positive "can-do" attitude and sustainable entrepreneurial spirit.

Our promise of quality

Top Executive Coaches

To ensure that our mission and values are implemented, we set the highest standards for the quality of our coaches. They all have over 2000 hours of coaching experience, have been in a leading position in a relevant industry for over 10 years themselves and have certifications from leading global coaching associations.

Practice-oriented coaching topics

We offer a variety of predefined coaching topics, which are oriented towards business-relevant use cases. This helps the coachees and coaches to work on a concrete topic in a practice-oriented way. This allows our coachees to get the most out of the 45-minute coaching sessions.

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