Carsten was drawn to Own The Room by its contagious spirit and its rapid elevation of participants to a profoundly new level of performance. In his own work, he has used Own The Room’s audience involvement techniques to radically improve staff meetings and engage conference attendees, prompting lively discussions. As a coach and executive, he enjoys watching the people he teaches and works with grow. 

A rail expert and enthusiast, Carsten is passionate about how the industry can help improve the quality of life in nations around the world. Having spent much of his early career at Siemens, he more recently served as the COO of Sytecsa, providing rail and metro mobility in Colombia, and as Executive Regional Director at DB International, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn. Carsten is a Six Sigma Green Belt and is PMP certified. 

Having lived on 3 continents, Carsten always tries to take advantage of his geographic location in his leisure time, going skiing outside of Munich, diving and kite surfing in Jeddah, and working on reforestation projects in Colombia, where he helped plant trees on 350 hectares of land.