Dr. Andreas Schumacher, Owner of VACOBE Evidence-Based Coaching, brings over 20 years of international strategic management experience in areas of organizational development, academia, marketing, and sales. As a psychological coach he provides evidence-based management coaching, career consulting, and cognitive-behavioral psychological counseling for recent graduates, managers and executives. Since its establishment in 2006, VACOBE has helped hundreds of professionals discover their fullest potential. Program areas include leadership development, psychometric assessments, candidate and expatriate selection, career planning and transitioning, outplacement consultation, cross-cultural effectiveness training, and work-life balance.
Andreas also remains active in academic circles with teaching engagements in Europe and the US, and has published research on cross-cultural application of personality assessment tools for expatriate leadership selection.
Andreas holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and Economics and MBA from the University of Muenster, Germany, as well as a Doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. His research focused on the cross-cultural factors influencing the motivation in expatriate managers. He is also a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA) and a Certified Professional Values Analyst (CPVA). Andreas lives in Orchard Park, NY with his wife Kirsten, and his son Patrick.