Dirk Bansch –
International Speaker
and Trainer
Emotional Intelligence
& Unconscious Bias

About Me

Originally from Germany and now based in York & Berlin, I have worked in business in Germany and the UK before deciding that I wanted to help others have a more productive and positive work life.

I am an international expert on emotional intelligence and behavioural change and deliver management training events, ranging from Emotional Intelligence and Unconscious Bias to Team Building and Presentation Skills.

So far, I have facilitated successful NLP, Personal Development and business trainings in the UK, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Romania, Bahrain, Turkey, Australia and the United States.

What I offer

International Events

Have passport – will travel!
I have delivered workshops and speeches in more than 10 countries worldwide and am happy to deliver your event at a place convenient to you.

Cutting Edge

All my events are based on cutting edge research and lifelong experience – a good mix in order to deal with a changing world.

Full Engagement

My events tend to be fun, engaging and often quite transformative. Learn, have fun and develop new skills at the same time.

Personal Touch

I am also an experienced coach and engage participants on a personal level, often leading to powerful breakthroughs during casual conversation.


Unconscious Bias Awareness

Villa Elisabeth, Berlin
July 2024

Effective communication

Oberhausen near Frankfurt
Sept 2024

Presentation Coaching

Jugend Forscht – Bonn
October 2024

Workshops and Seminars

I am happy to design bespoke events in all areas.

Emotional Intelligence Masterclass

with Dirk Bansch

A two day workshop exploring the impact of Emotional Intelligence on our private and professional  life – and how to improve it.

Unconscious Bias Awareness

with Dirk Bansch

A one-day workshop that helps us to recognise what we don’t realise: our unconscious biases and how they impact our decisions and relationships.

Powerful Presentations

with Dirk Bansch

A one-day introduction on how to become a more powerful presenter. The two-day version includes coaching and video feedback on your presentations.

Modern People Management

with Dirk Bansch

A one- or two-day event on modern people management. Drawing on concepts from Emotional Intelligence, New Work, Systems Theory and Common Sense, this workshops gives you the tools and the attitude to be a more effective people manager.

Business Knigge - Modern Etiquette

with Dr. Gitta Brüschke and Dirk Bansch

Being ourselves in the professional world, where there are so many expectations about certain behaviours, manners and cultural code-switching is sometimes not easy. After this workshop, it will be!

Figuring Out People

with Dirk Bansch

When we interact with people, the most frustrating part is often why they react in different ways than we expect them to. In this workshop we will figure out how to turn the frustration into fascination and learn how to be more influential in our communication.

What people say about My events

Dr. Julia P., Chemist

“The two training days with Dirk were very inspiring. He imparted his knowledge and experience with a great sense of humour. To conclude, he was the best trainer I’ve met.”

Magdalene S., Team Leader NHS

“The future is brighter with a little Dirk in the mix.”

Rebecca W, Head of PR

“Dirk has had such an impact on the working practices of both individuals and the organisation, it is without doubt that he has been my best consultant find this year.”

Phil J., Director Consultancy

“I have nothing but praise for Dirk’s ability. He spots the simple but effective things which make all the difference. The results speak for themselves.”

Keynote Speeches



Breakthrough Days