Dr. Michael Hirt

LPSF (Harvard), MBA (INSEAD), LL.M. (McGill)
Professional Speaker GSA (SHB), CSE, CMC


As an Executive Coach, Dr. Michael Hirt is one of the best in Europe and effortlessly takes on the heavyweights from overseas when it comes to helping successful managers achieve extraordinary increases in performance and results.

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Michael Hirt‘s coaching clients are typically board members, managing directors, and division heads, whose work is of critical importance for the success of their organisation. 


Hirt selects his executive coaching clients with care and consideration and, before taking on a coaching project, pays particular attention to whether the right conditions for achieving a return on investment through executive coaching are present. 


In addition to his management consulting practice, Hirt takes on a maximum of 5 executive coaching clients at the same time. 


Hirt's coaching approaches are based on global coaching best practices that have been tested and scientifically validated more than 10,000 times.


Dr. Hirt treats his client relationships and projects confidentially. He works in German, English and French and in multicultural environments.

Michael Hirt is Director of the Austrian Institute for Management Innovation, AIFMI and Director for North America & Australia of the International Corporate Finance Network, ICFN, an international alliance of specialized financial and legal consultancy firms, committed to provide support in the financial and corporate affairs of companies. All the firms are locally recognized as experts in M&A and Corporate Finance, and engaged in cross-border projects and transactions.


The client list of H&F includes AVL List, BMW, Coca-Cola, OMV, Johnson & Johnson, ZF, BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte, Gebrüder Weiss, Harman International, T-Mobile, Mondi, and over 50 similar organizations. 

His signature strengths are his fast, pragmatic, results-oriented and no-nonsense approach to consulting, his ability to quickly establish good working relationships with strong and self-assured personalities ("alpha animals") and his ability to quickly  grasp the strategic and business dimension of the challenges of his clients, when making recommendations and taking action. 


Hirt is the author of numerous management books and articles and speaks at conferences and major events worldwide. 

As an executive coach, he combines the intellectual leadership of a professor with the pragmatism of a top manager and inspires with authenticity and humor

Dr. Hirt lives with his family near Vienna. 

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