About me


I was born in 1969. I'm an adoptee, relinquished after birth and after staying in a children's home came into my adoptive family with about one year of age.

I'm married and have an adult son.

Dr. Karin Issberner
Dr. Karin Issberner

After diploma and promotion in chemistry (University of Bonn) I started my business career with a primary focus in the health care arena. I held different leadership positions with increasing responsibility, which gave me the opportunity to learn a lot about complex matrix organisations and working in an international environment.

In more than 10 years in business, I had the chance to collect a broad knowledge and experience in areas like leadership, management strategy, communication, project management, change management and others.

My focus has always been on working with and learning about human beings. And then life gave me the opportunity to completely focus my work on my biggest interest: I started my coaching career and now very much enjoy the opportunity of accompanying and supporting individuals in a few steps of their personal journeys.


Based on my own life experience I also support adult adoptees in better understanding and integrating the impacts of their individual story.


I'm part of a network of coaches and experts.


Qualification and experience

  • Dr. rer. nat. (chemistry), diploma (chemistry)
  • > 10 years of international business experience and leadership roles
    in different markets and functions
  • experience with working in a complex, cross functional, international environment
  • empathy and respect
  • Training in trauma therapy: SEI® (Somatic Emotional Integration, Dami Charf, Goettingen): trauma informed coaching
  • Training in trauma pedagogy (University of Ulm)
  • 3 year training in constellation work, incl. family constellations
  • NLP Practioner (DVNLP)
  • NLP Master (DVNLP)
  • wingwave Coach (Besser-Siegmund-Institut, Hamburg)
  • wingwave Trainer (Besser-Siegmund-Institut, Hamburg)
  • Work-Health-Balance Coach & Business Coach for systemic short term concepts
    (Besser-Siegmund-Institut, Hamburg)
  • Magic Words® Trainer
  • ILP® Coach (ILPV)
  • ILP® Business Coach (ILPV)
  • speaker and trainer
  • Constellation work for individuals and groups, especially for adult adoptees
  • personal experiences with challenging life and business situations