"Pragmatic. Bold. Entrepreneurial."
I stand for transformation support with strong implementation in medium-sized businesses. In your highly dynamic market environment, I drive efficiency improvements at the operational level – and jointly develop innovative business models for the future from the insights and resources gained.
My restructuring experience creates a reliable foundation with clear structures – especially in complex situations. I take a holistic approach, call a spade a spade, and use bold ideas and creative approaches to ensure that my clients’ pressure to innovate can be “tamed”.
The accompanying strengthening of the ability to reflect and act at management level is an essential factor for success.
I enjoy working with people who are ready for real change!
"Success begins in the mind"
The world is changing at breathtaking speed. This dynamic presents you with demanding challenges, but also offers promising opportunities.
Hierarchical structures, a reactive attitude or blind efficiency optimization: all elements of the old world. What counts today are disruptive innovations, new leadership styles, and digital or adaptive business models. To remain fit for the future, it is not enough to exploit existing products and services.
I am convinced: Modern organizations must master both: efficient operations and experimental, rapid redesign!
Your organization and your goals are unique. Your transformation approach should be too!
Together we identify potential for increasing efficiency, quickly harvest the low-hanging fruit, create trust – and develop innovative business models for the future from the insights and resources gained.
I show new perspectives, take people along in the change and offer you innovative tools and practical support to move forward courageously and purposefully.
Transformation is not a “walk in the park. It is an arduous journey with many stumbling blocks.
I equip your managers with ideas and perspectives, share proven concepts and innovative methods, and provide consistent, practical support to move forward quickly.
Find out more about my services and value proposition in my offer below.
“Making experience work”
Efficiency meets innovation – Discover the transformative power of our solutions where efficiency meets innovation.I offer tailored strategies to optimize your business processes while fostering innovative ideas to successfully lead your company into the future.
“Making a difference”
»…His ability to quickly assess the needs of our organization and develop effective solutions was impressive. He was able to build a strong rapport with our team and stakeholders, and his expertise in product management was invaluable in guiding us through complex challenges. He demonstrated exceptional leadership and communication skills throughout his tenure with us, and his contributions significantly impacted the success of our organization. I highly recommend Frank for any organization seeking a talented and experienced interim manager driving their transformation activities.«
»Dr. Frank Behrend has accompanied the executive board in the conception and implementation on our multi-year transformative journey. He has been instrumental in driving the process, changing the spirit at AGES – and ensuring a regular and adequate flow of information between the executive board, management and employees. Frank was always hard on the ball and never let up on putting his finger in the wound – affectionate and relentlessly, even when it hurt. I would especially like to highlight his guidance and agile methodology expertise in our corporate startup project eMolution.«
»We hired Dr Behrend in August 2017 as a transformation manager on an interim basis to lead and drive our initiative to reorganise the production department, with around 1,400 employees. He consistently demonstrated a remarkable ability to not only cope in stressful situations, but to grow in them. Dr Behrend demonstrated exceptional initiative, creativity and leadership skills in successfully implementing the planned organisational changes that he was responsible for.«
»Dr Behrend supported us during an important phase of the company’s transformation. He led the implementation phase of our new market approach, which included closing branches, centralising and harmonising processes, optimising central customer support and professionalising our online services. Despite the difficult environment, the considerable impact on the organisation and employees, and the short implementation time, the project was able to be completed on time and on budget.«
“Dr Behrend has the amazing ability to quickly build a good relationship with people from different fields and cultures. My colleagues and I got to know him as a clever coach and sounding board who has excellent leadership and organisational skills: he takes responsibility, leads the team through critical times and motivates everyone involved, from team members to external partners. It was a pleasure working with him.”
“In 2001 and 2002, Dr Behrend coached our project managers and ensured smooth interactions among all involved. He was remembered so positively that we commissioned him again in 2009 for a similar issue. With his foresight and “can-do” qualities, he contributed to the fact that 130 million pension receipt notifications were able be processed on time the following year.”
»Frank Behrend supported our restructuring and integration phase for more than nine months. For example, he analysed and optimised relevant business processes, among other things, in order to effectively align our business and IT strategy. He is an excellent team player and his entrepreneurial and results-focused advice has proven to be very effective in our company. It was the best choice to commission him for our project.«
“Dr Behrend combines exceptional skills in the field of coaching and corporate transformation. This proven expertise amidst the “symbiosis” of hard and soft influencing factors enable him to design substantial ideas. He has the natural ability to strategically penetrate a business problem and at the same time ‘pragmatically solve’ it thanks to his operational knowledge and experience.”
“In view of the great challenges posed by the complexity of the project, e.g., an undeveloped market, a brand-new business model, complicated product processes and intercultural differences, Dr Frank Behrend was able to demonstrate his dynamic skills. His initiative and tenacity ensured that both team members and external stakeholders accepted their responsibilities and that various difficult situations could be mastered together. Frank is a very reliable person. He also fully respects differences in culture and mentality, which, in my opinion, was the key to the success of the project.”
“It’s all about the people”
I am a co-creator at ImCoNeo, the cooperative for interim management and consulting. The people there are experienced leaders with the right eye for sustainable successful business development. We share not only good work results, but also common values and experiences.
ImCoNeo is an association of experienced interim managers who want to grow together. E.g. through joint marketing, knowledge transfer or mutual support in projects.
At ImCoNeo we think and act as entrepreneurs within the company, and have the ambition to always be one step ahead of our clients towards a sustainable future. We meet our customers and employees at eye level – and rely on empathy, excellence and speed to achieve sustainable results together.
"Knowledge is power as long as it is shared"