Partner Coach and
Partner Mentor


I'm Max Habeck.

Every partner wants to feel capable and valued in their firm – a leader that exceeds their goals with a formidable team by their side. But when you’re trying to catapult your career under your own steam, the pressure can be suffocating and it’s easy to get stuck in your ways. But asking your firm or partners for support risks looking like you can’t get on. When you’re working flat out, it’s not fair that others gain ‘uber partner’ status while your own career stagnates. Learning how to be a great leader is tough. I know, because I’ve been there. Baffled by all the stuff my firms threw at me, while I watched the unexpected promotions of colleagues.


A winning mindset and a balance of effectiveness and efficiency helped me enjoy a successful career. I can help you get this too.


I’ve worked in management consulting for 27 years. First in strategy at A.T. Kearney, making practice leader level before becoming a global managing partner in transaction advisory for EY, one of the largest professional firms in the world. I can draw from both perspectives and know how to help you become the leader you aspire to be. Without burning out.



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


International Systemic Team Coaching Certificate, AoEC


Master in Executive Coaching, Ashridge (UK)


Ashridge (UK) Accredited Coach (at EMCC EIA
Senior Practitioner Level)

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