Volker Ballueder was born in Germany before he moved to the United
Kingdom in 2001. He now lives close to the South Downs, within easy reach of
Brighton and London. He obtained both a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and
an MBA degree at Aberdeen University; and in his subsequent Digital Marketing
career, gained respect as a strategic and commercial leader.
Volker’s MBA thesis was based on Emotional
Intelligence (EQ). Since then, he has used methods such as NLP and Strengths
Coaching to develop teams and individuals. Emotional Intelligence also
contributes to his consulting work; his experience includes leading large
teams, positioning companies, and cultivating work-based strategies.
Volker believes his positive attitude and growth
mind-set enable him to be more productive. His first book on productivity
(#BeBetter) is a summary of success and productivity habits and principles
available to anyone, based on his own experiences. He now includes mindfulness
teaching as part of his productivity toolkit, supporting executives,
individuals and teams to grow.
In 2018, he embarked on a new project interviewing industry leaders
about their achievements. Over 18 months, Volker created a 40-episode podcast
called ‘Stories of Success’. The summary of those conversations, and the
principles he discovered, are now available in this book.