Coaching and development programs for Ottobock

The Customer

The Ottobock brand is respected around the world for its high-quality and technology-leading products and services in the areas of prosthetics, orthotics, mobility solutions and medical care services. Each Ottobock product serves the purpose of helping people regain or maintain their mobility. Personal freedom and independence can determine the quality of life: This concept has been part of the Ottobock company and its vision for almost 100 years.

The Project

The Ottobock company’s decision in 2016 to refocus its attention on Europe meant coalescing the company’s activities around the Nordic and Benelux markets. This resulted in the emergence of a young and highly international management team whose full potential would have to be awakened through coaching and other development activities. The aim of our collaboration was to prepare the new leadership both as individuals and as a team to achieve success within the new business model and in the different markets.

We applied a variety of approaches and methods to coach and mentor Ottobock’s management in the greater Nordic region: Management diagnostics, 360° feedback and assessment procedures. The multinational management team’s Finnish, Swedish, Dutch, Belgian and Scottish executives took part in many additional strategy conferences on the future of the company in the Nordic and Benelux markets. By simultaneously working on group dynamics both within the team and with its individual members, we helped the leadership cadre in establishing itself as a multifaceted and effective team.

Kienbaum provided us with valuable new insights and guidance in our collective work to address the new challenges. They also introduced a useful approach that captured the essence of the Ottobock concept while still acknowledging and respecting the freedom and independence of each individual member of our executive team.
Kim Stoltz, Managing Director Greater Nordic Region