North of Neutral
inside out

German by passport, Londoner by choice, Dr. Anne Lueneburger is a sought-after executive coach and leadership advisor with contagious energy and a passion for human potential. Anne founded North of Neutral Ltd., a global leadership advisory boutique, following a fifteen-year career with organisations such as Danone and The Boston Consulting Group. Today, together with her team of strategists and coaches, she serves clients at organizations worldwide, including Google, The International Finance Corporation, The World Economic Forum, Yale Medical School, and UNICEF.

Anne's sweet spot is gutsy, purpose-seeking leaders who are motivated to grow and deliver results together with their team. Her clients describe her as a warm, intuitive thought partner who engages with creativity and humour. Her approach is focused on strengths, as this is where clients feel energized, see the steepest learning curves, and can be on top of their game. Among the competencies that Anne helps her clients develop are:

  • Create an authentic leadership brand
  • Transition with impact into a new role
  • Navigate conflict and communicate effectively
  • Influence in the absence of authority
  • Prioritize, manage stress and maximize energy
  • Build a winning team, delegate and empower
Visiting Professor at INSEAD and Columbia University, Anne is a founding fellow of Harvard's Institute of Coaching, serves on the HBR Advisory Council, and, in line with her strengths-based philosophy, is an active member with the International Positive Psychology Association. Recognised for her extensive experience and skills, Anne has been awarded the highest accreditation of Master Certified Coach (MCC) by the International Coach Federation, held by less than 4% of coaches worldwide. Her work has been broadly published, ranging from the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching to Elle Magazine. She has extensively trained in mediation and conflict management at Columbia University and the New York Peace Institute. She holds a PhD in business from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and was a post-doctoral research fellow on change management at INSEAD.

Her personal maxim is to experience life to its fullest, whether with clients, friends or family. A connector with a curious mind, Anne has spent time in thirty-eight countries and done at least two of these: interview live on Chinese state television, catch a wild tuna with her bare hands, and knit a duck.