Bettina Hausmann

Faculty PictureBettina Hausmann helps professionals optimise their Communication and Leadership skills for improved results. She has twenty years’ experience advising high-level corporate and public clients, and longs training experience. Bettina is a qualified executive coach.

Professional background

Prior to becoming a consultant, trainer and coach, Bettina held several positions in the Communication and Public Relations Industry.
As Director at Hill and Knowlton Strategies, a leading Public Relations and Public Affairs consultancy, Bettina’s role stretched from rehearsing with executives prior to BBC Hard Talk and similar flagship television programmes, coaching a national Minister prior to interviews to simulating crisis situations with leadership teams. Her clients came from a wide range of sectors including healthcare, global health and development, R&D, technology and sustainability. Amongst others: Hewlett-Packard, the International Red Cross, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the Gates Foundation, the European Brain Council, Lundbeck and the European Commission.
She provided corporate Communication training to many clients, such as Alpro Soya, BMS, DHL/Deutsche Post, HP, KBL European Private Bankers, Nikon, WIN Women’s leadership conference, Wrigley and a variety of patient associations.
Bettina began her career as an Independent public policy consultant. She helped executives communicate on complex subject matters, including speech writing. She worked for the German Federal Chancellery and the European Commission. And in the late 90s, she held the position of Project Manager for the European Journalism Centre in the Netherlands, where her role was to organize journalists’ and newsroom management seminars and coordinate the Network of Europe’s leading newspapers.

Education and qualifications

Bettina studied Roman languages and Political Sciences in Cologne and Freiburg. She is a trained NLP practitioner and also graduated with a practitioner diploma from the London-based Academy of Executive Coaching. She holds a Systemic Team Coaching Certificate, from the Academy of Executive Coaching and is Insights certified.


Having lived in six countries and worked in Bilbao, Luxembourg, Bonn, Maastricht and Brussels, Bettina has a truly international profile and is today based in Brussels. A native German speaker, Bettina is also fluent in English, French, Spanish. She also speaks some Portuguese and Dutch.