ABOUT

Meet the authors

Dr. Christian Poensgen is a scientist-turned-writer and executive coach who sets up executives, entrepreneurs and CEOs in high-stress environments for long-term success. Christian holds a PhD (“summa cum laude”) on the interplay between stress and performance.

He worked as the Senior Fellow of the “Future of Work” think tank in the German federal parliament, as Co-Founder & Director of the European Center for Digital Competitiveness by ESCP Business School, and as a Agenda Contributor at World Economic Forum. 

  • PhD on the interplay between stress and performance
  • Former Senior Fellow of the “Future of Work” think tank in the German federal parliament
  • Former Director & Co-Founder of the European Center for Digital Competitiveness at ESCP Business School
  • Agenda Contributor at World Economic Forum
  • Publisher of the Beyond Productivity newsletter
  • Author of the forthcoming book Ultraproductive

Eric Partaker is one of the world’s leading CEO coaches and obsessed with the intersection of entrepreneurship, leadership, and peak performance. In 2023, Favikon ranked Eric as the number 1 creator in the world in Management & Leadership.

He draws from his time advising Fortune 50 CEOs at McKinsey, his experience helping build Skype’s multi-billion dollar success story, and the over 100 companies he’s helped scale to date – as well as behavioral science from Stanford University. 

  • “CEO of the Year” at the 2019 Business Excellence Forum & Awards
  • “Top 30 Entrepreneurs in the UK”, 35 and under, by Startups Magazine
  • “Britain’s Most Disruptive Entrepreneurs” by The Telegraph
  • #1 creator in the world in Management & Leadership (ranked by Favikon)
  • Author of the Amazon bestseller The 3 Alarms
  • Author of the forthcoming book Ultraproductive