University of Basel


BSc Chemistry and Pharmacology, Sheffield MBA Vlerick Business School, Belgium


NLP practioner
Erickson coach
Integrative Enneagram (IEQ)



Carl Emerson

Leadership & Executive Coach

Basel, Switzerland


Carl Emerson is a respected and experienced relationship manager and ICF accredited coach, with solid international experience; creative, inquisitive and driven by new challenges, skilful in distilling relevant information, formulating innovative solutions, driving group dynamics, motivating individuals and teams and thereby facilitating their development. He has spent nearly 30 years delivering robust, high quality business solutions through empowered relationships in an international marketplace.

He relishes using the benefits of an MBA to bring creative energy to complex areas, driving new strategies using strong communication and interpersonal skills across teams, international locations, companies and diverse cultures in of corporate organizations,. He has worked in the UK, Belgium and Switzerland, and currently lives in Basel.

His specialties are helping teams and leaders:

  • Break the entropy barrier to embrace change
  • Facilitate the discovery of solutions to complex areas of uncertainty
  • Generate the confidence required for the next big step in life


Prior to changing career to the team dynamics, facilitation and coaching area, Carl has sat on leadership teams in Pharma for a number of years and consistently exceeded expectations against objectives. Now, he has a reputation for helping teams to navigate difficult areas, translate ideas into actions and find the basis for building stronger identities and relationships through an understanding of what makes things work. Carl is known for his proven ability to picture, create, design and facilitate an appropriate solution when others have seen no way forward.

Carl is a professional coach with years of individual executive coaching experience and has written, designed and delivered training packages to groups all over the world, including on location in Manila, Cape Town, Cairo, Rio, Hong Kong, Singapore as well as locations across Europe and the US.


Carl has an energetic, engaging and completely novel approach … not based on the usual bag of tricks and devices but on sound observation of behaviour, team responsibility and process.

Carl has the unique ability to lead teams and bring out the very best in each individual team member regardless of skill set, personality type, cultural background or individual goal.

Carl put a lot of effort into creating and supporting a special environment, where a learning process became a very exciting experience and where new ideas and fresh views were born, spoken and heard. He started from himself, acting like an icebreaker, … to give up constraints and open their minds and hearts to a new experience.