Roel Schaart

I love challenges and I do not like wearing ties. Direct and empathic, always with a positive outcome in mind, that is how I walk through life. As a Dutchman, it is in my nature to be direct, yet always with humor and packed with love. During my work as an expat in Greece and collaborating with people from all over the world, I came to know many cultural specifics which have been incorporated into my coaching sessions and sometimes allow a completely different perspective on certain situations.

Due to my experience and in-depth expertise, gained and expanded in more than 20 years in international leadership, I am acutely aware of the many challenges that executives are facing today. My goal is to show what changes can be made and how they lead to optimum results.

It gives me new energy every day when I support people in increasing their impact. For example, one of my coaching clients told me at the beginning of our collaboration: "I have been totally tired for the last two weeks and was unable to do anything, didn't want to do anything and nothing worked anymore.” At the end of our session, he said, "Wow, I'm so happy you're here. Now because of the coaching I have regained my energy and I know exactly what I want to do. And I want to do it now!" These moments show me that I am doing exactly what I was meant to do. My great passion is empowering leaders, gaining more impact - with clarity and plan, with focus and solutions.

Another source of strength is my family. I live in Bremen with my wife, our wonderful daughter, and a cat. And when I'm not working, I enjoy the time off keeping myself fit with obstacle races, CrossFit and endurance sports.



  • Coaching
  • Workshops
  • Speaking
  • ICF Master Certified Coach, certification
  • NLP Coach, certification
  • NLP Master, certification
  • NLP Practitioner, certification
  • DGFP Business Coach, certification
  • GE Business Coach
  • GE AIMC (Advanced Information Management Course)
  • GE Organizational Savvy
  • GE CAP (Change Acceleration Program) training
  • GE BELS (Building Essential Leadership Skills)
  • Labor and Organization Psychology
  • Peak Performance Results Coach, Business Results Trainer, Mentor
  • Internal Business Coach at Computacenter AG & Co oHG Specialization: Change Management, Communication, Performance Coaching, International Coaching, Intercultural Coaching
  • Member of the Board ICF (2nd Chairman International Coaching Federation) Responsible for supporting the ICF Mentor Coaches
  • Vitae-Coaching, Self-employed as Executive Coach
  • Head of IT R&D department at Hönigsberg & Düvel in Gifhorn IT solution partner for Volkswagen, leadership position
  • IT Manager at General Electric Internal Business Coach in Hanover, management position
  • IT Manager at Wincanton GmbH in Zwijndrecht (NL) and Mannheim Management position
  • Expatriate for Arcadis (NL) in Athens (Greece) as IT Manager, responsible for two branches

What my customers say

Dear Mr. Schaart, I would like to thank you again for the coaching of T.B. I am pleasantly surprised what you did to support his professional challenges
in a very short time. Thank you! Best regards, M.F.


Dear Roel, I was with you through an overwhelming experience and coaching. Only with your help I've got a fear of incriminating myself for life under control. My life has since become much more livable. The coaching was honest, pleasant and I have always felt comfortable. My gratitude for this change is indescribable. Thanks a lot!


Hi Roel, ... soon I will have a great message for you: S. is looking forward to working with you! We can gladly meet on Tuesday by 15:00 - perhaps in The Ambiance - here we are almost at home. ;-). Incidentally, my heartfelt thanks! :-). Your coaching was not only impressive and professional - but also gave me quite an eye-opener regarding significant company S. :-). A beautiful summer sun weekend - no "ifs and buts";-). Best regards, J.R.


I am writing to recommend Roeland C. Schaart as business coach and NLP coach. During my selection for opting the right business coach, Roeland started challenging me as of the first moment, which kept the momentum going! Roeland helped me to visualize my goals and dreams and pushed me hard with his friendly style to realize them. I recently got a job promotion where I take the full responsible for one of our subsidiaries. Needless to say this was also due to his coaching skills and methods. I recommend his business coaching skills without reservation! Take care, H.H. M-P

H.H. M-P

I would like to thank you for the work that you did with me in May. The NLP exercise you used to help me combat my anxiety regarding the next step in my career, it enabled me to release the negative feeling and replace it with a more useful positive energy, which will motivate me to step up and commit to the action I need to take. Once again - thank you Best regards, D.C.

D. C.