Our Founder

Nadine Slater, Executive Coach

Drawing on extensive international experience as senior executive, leading multi-cultural teams and working closely with top management in corporate and agency settings, Nadine founded Excel with Purpose in 2010 to support ambitious leaders in cultivating their leadership effectiveness in demanding international settings.

Feeling at ease working with senior executives and business leaders, Nadine specialises in coaching these leaders in situations of challenge, change and transition by helping them gain the clarity, direction and focus they need to achieve their ambitions and make a sustainable positive impact.

As a keen observer of leadership practices to understand what makes a great leader, Nadine has worked with a wide variety of leaders, especially at C-suite and board level. She knows there is no ultimate recipe for success. Every leader has a unique path behind and ahead of them, having to carefully navigate a delicate balance between people and task focus, logic and intuition, ‘head vs. heart’ decision making, as well as thinking, doing and being. The added leadership challenge is to continually find the ‘sweet spot’ in which individual, team and company goals are aligned and everyone works ‘on purpose’.

At a glance

  • German national - global citizen by choice
  • Lived and worked across Europe, North America and Asia
  • Associate Certified Coach accredited by the ICF, adhering to its code of ethics
  • Trained by The Coaching Academy and Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching
  • Ten years of senior executive operational and advisory roles in media and financial communications
  • Worked with diverse groups of people from a wide range of functions, industries, nationalities and cultures, gaining business acumen and inter-cultural communication skills
  • Unique understanding of the fast-paced business world and its complex leadership requirements
  • Corporate positions managing international teams in Sales, Operations and Business Development (Bertelsmann/Sony)
  • Financial Communications Consultant for Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Reputation, managing a global network of best-in-class agencies  (AMO: www.amo-global.com)
  • International education in Business Administration & Management in Germany, France & Australia
  • Coaching & facilitating in German & English; conversational in French, Spanish and Mandarin