Jan Mühlfeit is a global strategist, coach of executive, Olympic games winners and author of bestselling business book The Positive Leader (Pearson, Oct 2016, Jan Mühlfeit & Melina Costi). His personal mission is “helping individuals, organizations and countries around the world to unlock their human potential”.
Jan has a proven track record in building and leading successful teams, acquired through an extensive 22-¬year career at Microsoft Corporation where he served in various executive positions. His last role with the high-tech giant was as Chairman Europe (2007–2014).
Harnessing his in-depth knowledge and expertise, Jan has created a set of unique seminars – “Unlock Human Potential” and “Unlock Your Team’s Potential”. In these seminars, he coaches individuals and teams on how to uncover their personal strengths and find the best in the people. His techniques are valuable in driving business growth, showing organizations how to create synergy in teams, inspire people through positive leadership and deliver optimal performance in the different human activities through FLOW.
Jan teaches his courses on a worldwide scale and has worked with many prominent S&P 500 companies. Among his key clients are Exxon Mobile, GE, Dentons, Microsoft, Generali, UniCredit, Siemens, Bosch, Société General, Skoda, Skanska, Deloitte, Erste, Volvo, Total and many others. H
Together with Katerina Novotna, Jan has created a special seminar for children and parents – “Unlock Your Child’s Potential” – which guides children on how to be more self-aware and find their personal uniqueness. Based on this seminar he wrote together with Katerina Novotna best-selling book “Unlock Your Child’s Potential”. In his own words: “Every child is a genius, we just need to find in what”.
Jan coaches high-level executives, Olympic games winners and artists from different countries and continents, and he works closely in the coaching and mentoring field with INSEAD, Imperial College, Gallup and the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital (a Harvard Medical School affiliate).
Jan is a well-regarded global speaker at WEF, Harvard, MIT, INSEAD, Cambridge, Imperial College, Washington Post and Economist events. As an established leadership and personal development specialist, he has been interviewed by CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Financial Times, New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Born in 1962, Jan Muehlfeit grew up in Czechoslovakia. He received a computer science degree from the Czech Technical University and later on completed executive development programs at Wharton, LSE and Harvard.