Hajo Specht

Strategic Coaching International

In French, English and German


I have 10 years experience within French and American multinationals in sales and human resources. My career started with Decathlon in Germany where, after successfully managing a sales team, I wasappointed HR Director for the German business. I then moved to Scotts Miracle Grow, the worldwide leader for home and garden products. Based in Lyon, I worked for seven years as HR director on international assignments.

My corporate experience gave me the opportunity to evolve within highly dynamic environments and successfully to manage change on an international level. I also developed an expertise in strategic and operational human resources management, together with an in-depth knowledge of the FMCG industry, sales and marketing organizations and the distribution sector.

I have a French MBA from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse and a German MBA (Diplom Kaufmann) from the Technische Universität of Berlin.

I am a certified Coach (Coach & Team, JBS/Transformance) and have been accredited to use Mijnd Huiser’s “Model of Freedom” – a cross-cultural consulting approach.

I have been also trained in a number of approaches which provide me with complementary coaching tools: (Transactional Analysis, Clean Coaching…).