Partner Q&A: Behind the scenes with Michael Kohler
Michael Kohler, Partner at German firm audalis shares what motivates him, the best career advice he ever received, and just as importantly, what he does when not working.
What do you love most about your job?
To advise people.
What is one piece of advice you would give to someone who was looking at starting out in your industry?
If you can think analytically, this is the right industry for you.
What would you do if you weren’t in your current role?
I can't imagine anything else.
Name 3 people that you would invite to a dinner party (living or dead).
Angela Merkel, the head of an economically oriented think tank and a philosopher.
What was your first job?
Ski salesman in a sports shop.
What motivates you?
Achieving great goals.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
In the Swiss Alps.
How do you start each morning?
20 min. sports programs and 10 min. meditation.
What’s the best piece of advice that you’ve received?
All goals are achievable if you follow a strategic plan.
What is your favourite holiday destination and why?
Lacanau in southern France: Because the weather is good, the cuisine excellent and I like the French lifestyle.
Name one item that you can’t live without.
I don't know of anything I can't do without.
What is the number one problem Alliott Group solves for your clients?
To answer questions arising from cross-border economic activity.
Which countries do you most regularly work with?
Switzerland, Austria and Holland.
What would you say to a firm that is considering whether to join Alliott Group or a different international group?
Join the Alliott Group because it offers many great opportunities and you will meet interesting people.
Describe Alliott Group in as few words as possible.
Professionally positioned group in which people take centre stage.