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University of Michigan
Ross School of Business

May 3-7, 2015
Ann Arbor, MI
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Horst Abraham

Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Horst Abraham is a faculty partner of the Center for Executive Development. His skills as a process consultant and coach were developed first in working with high performance athletes. From 1971 to 1984 he served as the education vice president of the Professional Ski Instructors of America. From 1980-1984, he helped coach the National Alpine Ski Team during a time when America's skiers rose from perennial also-rans to world class. He is a visiting faculty member in the executive education programs of the University of Michigan and Boston University.

Since 1984 he has worked with top executives at many Fortune 200 firms to support a variety of organizational change interventions, including building and managing high performance teams. His innovative thinking in the domain of Learning and Teaching earned him an honorary assignment to the Education Commission of Japan. He holds a Masters degree in Education and the Behavioral Sciences from the University of Vienna and the University of Cologne. He also graduated from the National Ski- and Mountaineering Institutes in France and Austria. He is an avid rock climber and a nationally ranked, competitive sailor. He splits his residence between Vail, Colorado and Punta Gorda, Florida.

Faculty for The Chief Executive Program, 2011 - present, Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders, 2012




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