Maike is a positive psychology and self-leadership expert who supports people to shift from languishing and stuckness to feeling alive and thriving through self-leadership education, training, workshops and coaching.

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"Maike's support and guidance are invaluable. As a pioneer in self-leadership, she has helped my students and I to understand how we can be proactive and mindful of moving forward in our lives towards our goals. She is also incredibly supportive in providing tools, strategies and analogies to understand the purpose and impact of self-leadership."

Fatema Bangee
Coaching & Therapy
London, UK

"Maike is one of those rare people who takes their professional responsibilities and development seriously, and who mixes practical experience with proper evidence and research. 

Maike is professional, knowledgeable and with a real concern for not only making sure that her work is evidence-based but that her deep knowledge is right up to date with the very latest research and evidence."

Dr David Wilkinson

Editor, The Oxford Review

Oxford, UK

"Dr Maike Neuhaus joined the Future of Work Campus as industry expert for the topic self-leadership.

Maike's style is super engaging. She has the ability to relay complex topics simply and used exercises that made the concepts easy to  implement. 

I couldn't recommend Maike higher if you're looking for a speaker, coach and trainer who gets results for you and your team."

Petra Zink

Training & Coaching


"Maike is a fantastic workshop presenter and facilitator. She goes beyond didactic delivery to truly engaging with participants.


Maike ensures learnings are imparted and workshops are both productive and enjoyable. She is professional, articulate, prepared, and relaxed."

Dr Liam Caffery

Healthcare Research


You feel stuck. There’s something you know you should be doing, but have been unable to make it happen.


Whether this is looking after yourself by living a healthier lifestyle, such as exercising regularly or eating better, take charge of your career and finally do work that you love, or getting on top of your wealth, so you can do more of the things that excite you. Somewhere along the pathway of life you got stuck where you currently are. And while you’ve known that something needs to change for a while, you haven’t been able to make it happen, no matter how often you’ve tried.


Or maybe you feel like something is missing. You feel uninspired, flat and unmotivated.


You know you’re not living to your full potential, but you’re feeling confused about what to change and how. Somehow your life has taken a trajectory you never really planned or wanted, but you just don’t know where to start in order to create the life that excites you. You feel overwhelmed by all the things you could and should be doing and can’t see the forest for the trees.

You know that if you keep going this way, the problem won’t solve itself.


In fact, it will probably get worse. You know that you are capable of so much more than this and you know that you are wasting your potential. You know it’s time to change this once and for all, but you don’t know where to start and how to make it happen.

The good news is that there is actually a ton of research that tells us exactly what we need in order to flourish.

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Over the last four decades, scientists from all over the world have uncovered

  • how we can identify what is most important to us and excites us

  • what we need in order to be happy

  • and the steps we can take in order to make our best possible life become reality.

Prefer one word? Self-leadership!

Self-leadership is the ultimate self-influence. It is the practice of identifying and accomplishing meaningful goals.

Self-leadership is built on three key elements: self-knowledge, self-goalsetting, and self-regulation. And, research shows that stronger self-leaders are more innovative, productive, more satisfied with their work and life, and more successful in accomplishing their goals. Research also shows that self-leadership skills can be learnt! The problem is that life is busy and complex, and behaviour change is hard – leaving you feeling overwhelmed, confused and stuck.


I believe that everyone is capable of learning what it takes to create meaningful, exciting, and lasting change in their life. I understand that it can feel overwhelming to identify where to start and hard to actually make it happen, which is why we have created a ton of self-leadership resources and services to help you lead yourself.

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"I met with Dr Maike Neuhaus to help me with a challenging crossroad I was facing in my personal and professional life. I was instantly drawn to her warmth and supportive style. After the first session I came away feeling more energised, motivated and positive about the options I had and a way forward to a brighter future, something I hadn't felt in months. She just got me and gets it and I feel so grateful to have gained some helpful insights into her psychological toolkit to help me through this period and I'm feeling excited about the next chapter and continuing our sessions."

Charlie Girling
London, UK

"I had the opportunity to be part of one of Maike's self-leadership workshops. I went without knowing what to expect and little did I know back then that it was the start of a very deep personal transformation.


Maike gives you that confidence we all need, keeping you grounded and realistic. During coaching sessions, she's super approachable and open to discuss without judgement. I can't recommend this course enough, no matter what stage of your life you're at.


It's so rewarding and a great tool to grow as an individual."


Herston, Australia

"Dr Maike's workshop offered an excellent insight into thought patterns and behaviour.


Completing the worksheets under her guidance allowed me to apply these newly learned concepts to myself and refer to them later on.


I am looking forward to the next eye-opening workshop with Maike's energetic personality, knowledge, drive and passion!"

Sandra Muller

Camp Mountain, Australia

"Dr Maike really helped me clarify my ‘thing’ (niche).


I’ve worked in social media a really long time and talking to her made me feel really at ease and allowed me to open my mind to be able to trust my instincts and continue with what I’m doing.


It’s so difficult to stay on track when you have limiting beliefs pop up. Would strongly recommend Dr Maike.


Talking to her was really refreshing!"

Claire Fogel

London, UK

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  6. Reach out if you want personalised help to create the change you want through 1:1 coaching with me.

  7. Call me for a 30-minute free self-leadership strategy caoching session. Helping you figure out where to start is exactly what they're for!

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"We were struggling with the changes that came along with changing our workplace culture.


I believe the success of our project was due in good part to Maike's insights and steady guidance. 


The investment we made in Maike's services has provided returns well into the future."

Nick Haring
San Diego, USA

"For someone who suffers a degree of imposter syndrome I have undertaken so many self-development courses. I can unequivocally say that this course [FRESH START] is by far one of the best I have done (and there are heaps). The content was professional and credible as well as time balanced and not too overwhelming. I can’t thank Dr Maike enough, this was a hugely valuable course that I would take again and recommend to anyone wanting to foster positive change and realise their potential."


Tauranga, New Zealand

I started Dr Maike's FRESH START course because I wanted to learn more on how to hold myself accountable, little did I know it would teach me so much more. It really teaches you a framework/language on how to reach your own goals, and all the different layers that come with it. It has hugely impacted my life in the best way possible, and I will continually use everything it has taught me.


From the bottom of my heart, thank you Maike.


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I absolutely recommend Dr Maike's self-leadership workshops.


Her knowledge in self-leadership is undeniable and the tools and strategies she shares are life changing.


Thank you, Maike, for sharing your grit, loving energy, and commitment through everything you do.


Newmarket, Australia


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