Marco S. Maffei

Marco S Maffei, lic. oec. HSG, founder | CEO, powernavi ecosystems of trust

M.A. HSG, Founder & CEO
Project Leader

Executive Coach
Staff & Team Trainer
I look forward to meeting you:

Let's enjoy riding the VUCA waves!

Educational Background

Marco was born in 1977. He studied Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), esp.: Leadership, Change Management, HR Management, Public Management, Business Ethics, and Military Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), esp.: Security Policy, International Organizations, Strategy, Tactics, Didactics, and Communication.

Business Background

Subsequently, he practiced seven years of leadership at the Special Operations Forces of the Swiss Armed Forces as a commander, coach and trainer. Nowadays, he does military service as a management trainer in the rank of a colonel.

Since 2012, he is an entrepreneur and executive consultant. His fields of activity are development of trust-based leadership, collaboration and communication in organizations (corporations, administration units, education facilities, foundations, associations) as well as staff training and leadership coaching.

Who he is: an open-minded VUCA wave rider with a lot of empathy, communication skills and assertiveness

What he brings to the table:

  1. over 20 years of experience as a leader
  2. over 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur
  3. over 8 years of experience as a project leader
  4. two university degrees

USP: his pioneer mindset, i. e. his agility, speed, strength, and endurance to achieve something meaningful without being distracted by superficiality

Marco specializes in:

  1. Ad hoc leadership: building and leading high-performing teams on a mission or project basis
  2. Caring for people: cultivating deep and strong relationships by building, maintaining, and restoring interpersonal trust
  3. Decision-making: reaching fast and comprehensive decisions by implementing customized Observe-Orient-Decide-Act loops

Project Management


  1. «New Stakeholder Journey», lead of an innovation project
  2. «Executive Information System», lead of an innovation project
  3. «Scalable Communication», lead of a change project
  4. «Issues Management», lead of a change project
  5. «Healthy Performance Culture», lead of a change project

Leadership Coaching


  1. «Leadership», numerous coachings
  2. «Trust Issues», numerous supervisions
  3. «Decision Making», numerous coachings
  4. «Road Mapping», numerous coachings
  5. «Learnings», numerous coachings

Staff & Team Training


  1. «Leadership & Team Excellence», moderation of numerous workshops
  2. «Field Training», director of numerous exercises, e.g. Mutual Trust
  3. «Trust Roadmap», moderation of numerous workshops, e.g. Trust Roadmap
  4. «Innovation & Intuition», moderation of numerous workshops
  5. «Trust», numerous lectures, e.g. Importance of Trust in Organizations