“I want to bring excitement, confidence and joy to people in the Big Four and similar firms – wherever they may be”


I’m Max Habeck.

In all major firms, there are many solid and great partners around. Unfortunately, I’ve seen them often struggle or failing to take the next step. Usually, the reason is unclear – for the partner.


Indeed, good intentions and solid work often don’t cut it. I know, because I’ve been there. Baffled by all the stuff my firm threw at me while I struggled to stay afloat.


Realistically, you have to learn how to tackle the true “musts”. It means stop wasting time and effort on stuff that’s not getting you any further. And become a better leader by finding someone who can help you chart and stay the course.


I’ve worked in consulting all my life, firstly, at Kearney, a strategy firm, where I made partner and practice leader. Later, I became a managing partner at EY, looking after 1,100 people in one of the fastest-growing practices globally. And I wrote two books on post-merger integration, my career theme.


Now, I support partners to build stand-out practices and teams while having a life.


My vision is to bring excitement, confidence and joy to people in multinational consulting and professional services firms globally.

Let’s work together



Global Managing Partner, Operational
Transaction Services (last role), EY
Led practice group focusing on post-merger
integration, carve-outs, and operational due diligence


Vice President & Managing Director
Germany, Charles River Associates
Started German office of strategy consulting firm


Manufacturing Sector & Operations Head,
Celerant Consulting
Supported automotive supplier and PE clients in plant assessments and turnarounds


Vice President (last role), A.T. Kearney
Came up through the ranks to eventually lead
Aerospace & Defense Sector in Central Europe

Coaching Qualifications


EMCC Accredited Coach at Senior Practitioner Level, European Mentoring & Coaching Council


International Systemic Team Coaching Certificate, AoEC – The Academy of Executive Coaching, UK


Master in Executive Coaching, Hult Ashridge Business School, UK


Accredited Coach, Hult Ashridge Business School, UK

let’s work together