Authentic. Compassionate. Natural.

ABout Dr. Iris Köhler

Dr. Iris Köhler has always been a good listener: As student representative, spokesperson for doctoral researchers, or co-chair of a postdoc association, she was always in close contact with her peers and an advocate for their interests. These voluntary services, her own experience as a researcher, and her experience in science management and HR have equipped her with a deep understanding of the questions and challenges that young scientists are facing. Since 2017 she has been supporting doctoral researchers and postdocs with passion and competence in her career planning seminars and coaching.


Short CV:

  • since 2019: Trainer and coach for career planning for postdocs und doctoral researchers (full-time)
  • 2018: Foundation of The Scientist Coach
  • 2017-2019: Trainer and coach for career planning for postdocs und doctoral researchers (part-time)
  • 2017-2019: Coordinator, Graduate School HIGRADE, Staff Unit DEVELOP - HR Development and Organisational Development, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig
  • 2014-2016: Postdoc, University of Illinois – Plant Biology Department / Institute for Genomic Biology / Agricultural Research Service, USA
  • 2013: Dr. rer. nat., TU München
  • 2009-2013: Scientific Assistant, TU München
  • 2002-2008: Studies of Agricultural Science, TU München

Qualifications (selection):

  • accredited Kompetenzenbilanz®-Coach (PerformPlus, 2019)
  • Karriere-Coach ExperThe® (Dr. Migge-Seminare, 2019)
  • certified Business-Moderator (Facilitator) (Competence on Top, 2019)
  • certified Trainer (Competence on Top, 2018)
  • Personal- and Businesscoach (Certificate, SGD, 2015 - 2017)

Among my clients are e.g. Technische Universität München, Max-Planck-Society, Universität Leipzig, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena...  Click here for a list of my references.

I help young scientists make informed decisions about their future career, and to self-confidently and self-consciously take the next step. “From scientist to scientist” with passion and expertise!

Dr. Iris Köhler - The Scientist Coach

Learn more about me and my offers for classroom seminars on my website!

I am a member of the Deutschen Fachverband Coaching. I commit myself to act according to the ethical standards and the professional code for further training by the Forum Werteorientierung in der Weiterbildung e.V.  and am thus authorized to display the seal "Qualität - Transparenz - Integrität" ("Quality - Transparency - Integrity").