Milon Gupta - Strategic ThinkingMy vision

In my vision of tomorrow’s economy, companies have agile organizational and decision-making structures. The engine of these companies are farsighted executives, and staff actively involved in the strategy process. As a result, these companies sustainably satisfy the needs of their customers, without neglecting the needs of employees, investors, and other stakeholders.

My mission

I support executives of companies ready for change in successfully addressing their strategic challenges and growing as a professional and human being through farsighted thinking and action. Through coaching and consulting I help them in effectively shaping strategic decision making processes.

My core competencies

  • Understanding complex relationships in companies and global markets
  • High analytical competence for solving complex strategic issues
  • Targeted coaching based on sound methodological competence
  • Effective facilitation of group processes in strategy meetings

My service portfolio

  • Individual and group coaching of executives on strategy development and decision-making processes
  • Evaluation of existing business strategies
  • Planning, facilitation and follow-up of strategy meetings
  • Planning and execution of training measures on strategically relevant topics like corporate culture and change processes in the course of digital transformation
  • Service innovation consulting
  • Keynote presentations on strategic topics at corporate meetings and conventions of associations
  • Leadership development
  • Consulting of medium-sized and larger enterprises in Germany on leadership topics and leadership development – see further information on dedicated website (in German)

Career development

01/2012 – present
Strategy coach & leadership consultant
Strategic Thinking – Milon Gupta

07/2000 – present
Marketing & PR Manager
Eurescom GmbH, Heidelberg

09/1997 – 06/2000
Head of Corporate Communications
IGH Ingenieurgesellschaft Höpfner mbH, Cologne


  • Autorisierter Berater Offensive MittelstandAuthorised consultant under German SME initiative “Offensive Mittelstand”
    The “Offensive Mittelstand” alliance (OM) aims to strengthen small and medium-sized enterprises in Germany. OM-Consultants have been qualified according to standardised, quality-controlled principles.
  • Qualified user of BIP-6F
    Qualification for the use of personality test “Bochumer Inventar zur berufsbezogenen Persönlichkeitsbeschreibung – 6 Faktoren” [Bochum inventory for job-related description of personality – BIP-6F] by test developers Rüdiger Hossiep and Claudia Krüger – 2018
  • Business Coach IHK
    ICF Accredited Coaching Training Program – IHK Bildungszentrum Karlsruhe/ Silvia Richter-Kaupp, 2016/2017
  • Qualifizierter Dienstleistungsberater [qualified service consultant]
    Qualification as part of transfer initiative in Baden-Württemberg by Fraunhofer IAO/itb, 2017, see list of service consultants
  • Behavioral Trainer
    Dr. Baldinger & Partner, Büdingen – 2010/2011

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Die sieben Erfolgsprinzipien der Schachmeister - Milon GuptaMilon Gupta: Führung und Selbstorganisation in agilen Unternehmen (Leadership and Self-Organization in Agile Companies), in: Bertelsmann Foundation (ed.): Booksprint Vereinbarkeit 4.0, Gütersloh 2019. Licence: Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Milon Gupta: Die sieben Erfolgsprinzipien der Schachmeister: Strategisches Denken und Entscheiden für Führungskräfte (The Seven Success Principles of Chess Masters: Strategic Thinking and Decision Making for Executives), Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden 2016

Milon Gupta: Strategisch handeln – was Führungskräfte von Schachmeistern lernen können (Acting strategically – what executives can learn from chess masters), in: GSA Top Speakers Edition: Die besten Ideen für erfolgreiche Führung (The best ideas for successful leadership), Gabal, Offenbach 2014


Social and economic history, politics, journalism and communication science
Master of Arts, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany


  • Chess (FIDE Master)
  • Tai Chi
  • Golf