November 22, 2022

Sharpist announces the appointment of Simone Mählmann as Director Customer Advisory

Berlin, London, 22.11.22 - Following a $23 million investment in February 2022 by Capnamic, Sharpist, the leading digital coaching platform, has announced the appointment of Simone Mählmann, a certified business coach with over 14 years of experience in HR consulting with a focus on learning & development and change management. Mählmann’s new role will focus on client relations, further strengthening Sharpist’s relations with enterprise companies through leadership coaching. Mählmann joins Sharpist during a period of unprecedented growth in the coaching industry and will bring to the company a wealth of experience and commitment to the professionalization of coaching. 

German-born Mählmann, a business coach who holds a degree in psychology, has lived her passion for high-quality coaching for over 20 years in different roles, from executive coaching to advocating for mental health and implementing coaching cultures in organizations. For the previous 14 years, Mählmann has worked in a variety of senior roles at Kienbaum, most recently as Head of Excellence Cluster Coaching. She is a senior coach with the Deutscher Bundesverband Coaching (DBVC - German Federal Coaching Association) and the International Organization for Business Coaching (IOBC), as well as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

With its network of over 1,000 internationally certified coaches and coaching leaders from more than 30 global countries, Sharpist is a leading digital coaching provider and an innovative player in the L&D industry. 

Hendrik Schriefer, founder and CEO of Sharpist, comments: “Simone brings deep, expert knowledge of the coaching industry and we are delighted to have her on board here at Sharpist. We are thrilled that Simone shares the same passion for communicating the real benefits of coaching that we do; she joins an international team who are all committed to continuing to innovate the L&D sector, providing best-in-class coaching services.” 

Simone Mählmann comments: “Since Sharpist launched in 2018, it has built up an impressive model for coaching services, combining 1:1 personalized coaching with leadership coaching via its digital platform. I am looking forward to building on the excellent work Sharpist’s team has put in so far and am excited to contribute towards solving the challenges businesses face during volatile and uncertain times. I share Hendrik’s great passion for and trust in the benefits of coaching and am excited to share the journey at Sharpist with like-minded individuals.”

About Sharpist

Founded in 2018, Sharpist is the leading digital coaching and leadership development platform, driving the growth of organizations and their leaders through 1:1 digital coaching and personalized learning journeys. With Sharpist’s tailored programs, companies can rapidly build and scale their leadership capabilities, behaviors, and culture across global organizations. 

Powered by its data-driven L&D analytics dashboard, Sharpist helps enterprise companies achieve measurable business improvements and ROI, benefiting employee retention, engagement, and productivity. As a leading product innovator in the market and with a unique focus on user-centric experience,  Sharpist’s coaching achieves a market-leading engagement rate of over 90%, driving business growth. Personalized learning journeys are supported by Sharpist’s content library, which comprises thousands of targeted resources from world-renowned institutions such as MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business Review, and its network of 1,000+ certified international leadership coaches. Since its founding in Berlin, Germany, Sharpist has emerged as an innovative player in the flourishing L&D industry and now counts industry leaders such as Zalando, Porsche, and Franke among its clients. For more information, visit