Tobias Mueller-Zielke is German and originally a physicist, having studied physics to ‘understand the world’. Academically, he focused on biophysics as well as nuclear and elementary particle physics. After graduating with a German diploma in physics, he moved on to a business education, which he concluded with a master’s degree.
Prior to moving into training and coaching, Tobias worked at the multinational Siemens in project management for large healthcare plants. As such, Tobias is a certified project manager (IPMA) and enjoys getting things moving and done. He stumbled upon GTD® on lifehacker.com
in 2007, read David Allen’s first book and immediately started implementing it – back then with a mixture of paper and software.
Tobias’ professional career involves a lot of experience with multinationals, working in different fields with companies such as Siemens, adidas and Mitsubishi Electric. Therefore, Tobias has an extensive understanding of the myriad challenges employees at these types of companies face. Having spent a year of study in Eugene, Oregon, and enjoying exposure to English books, TV shows and podcasts, Tobias is very proficient in the English language; so much so that he spent a year learning undergraduate Japanese in the US.
Tobias is an avid fan of the presentation format Pecha Kucha
, regularly hosting and speaking at Pecha Kucha Nights all over the world. He loves international travel and embracing different cultures and traditions.
Tobias is certified by the David Allen Company as a coach and trainer in Getting Things Done® (GTD), the leading approach to productivity enhancement for individuals and teams. Tobias is also certified to conduct virtual coaching, which he enjoys a lot as a digital native. As an expert on project management, Tobias is especially proficient in implementing GTD for project management and teams.
He’s a strong advocate for the natural planning model after having seen many projects go the wrong way, due to not having a common and basic understanding of it when consulting on projects in crisis.