Biography

“As a leader, you are always on stage. Your people observe your every move and the show never stops. Only a truly authentic leader can bring his people along and succeed!”

Urs Koenig

Biography

BIO Urs Koenig PhD, MBA, M.S., PCC

Leadership Expert, Military Peacekeeping Commander, Highly Acclaimed Ultra Competitor, Sought-after Executive Coach

For Urs Koenig, challenging people to help them achieve top performance and bringing transformation is at the heart of everything he does.

His journey has been non-traditional at every step. After his highly successful skiing career, he coached the Swiss University Ski Team and won numerous championships worldwide. Always eager to challenge himself as well as others, he entered the world of ultra-endurance cycling and adventure racing. He has won numerous races and holds several course records.

Urs combines his endurance energy with strong intellect. He has been an assistant professor and research fellow at the University of Zurich, Switzerland and at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, as well as adjunct professor at Seattle University. During that time, he published widely and was a sought-after speaker around the globe.

After his academic career, Urs built a highly successful leadership development practice. Over the last 20 years, he has coached more than 250 individual leaders and dozens of leadership teams across three continents. His no-nonsense approach continues to deliver measurable behavioral change for leaders.

Always looking to stretch himself, Urs re-entered the military in 2017 (at age 50!) and served as Military Peacekeeping Commander in the NATO mission in the Balkans.

Urs is a recognized thought leader and leadership keynote speaker focusing on how to lead to win in a complex world. With Urs, audiences learn to challenge today’s leadership paradigms and leave inspired, with actionable, no-nonsense take-aways, helping them to answer this crucial question: What should I do differently on Monday morning?

Having started his career in professional sport, Urs brings the same passion, drive, and team approach to everything he does. He is on a mission to help people and organizations unlock their leadership potential. And yes, he still kicks it on skis.