I first met Karsten as a representative of a business partner dealing with a complex situation gone bad. A few years later, I had the pleasure of working side-by-side with Karsten as a colleague, and after his career change, Karsten became my coach and sparring partner. With his varied and successful background as a senior manager operating in a global financial organization and working with a global client-base, I found Karsten to be uniquely qualified to assist me with my day-to-day challenges, help me assess the impact of my own personality on my work, and place my professional ambitions in the context of my strengths and weaknesses. However, Karsten was also able to go beyond the ‘corporate/professional angle’ and help me reflect on and better understand how to best combine my professional ambitions with my personal (family) ones. Ultimately, Karsten was able to help me through a series of important decisions by helping me articulate a variety feelings, emotions and desires, eventually arriving at a step-by-step plan to progress my career. Looking back, I can wholeheartedly recommend Karsten to anybody considering making use of his services.