General Manager & Shareholder

Rainer Arlt


Training – coaching – organisational development – business administration – Rainer Arlt feels at home in all four of these worlds. It is the complex questions that arise in the area of conflict between the business goals of an organisation and the individual needs/ potentials of people which have enthused and thrilled him anew, day after day for the almost 20 years of his professional life. And this applies equally to customers and his own company. In addition to his operative duties as a trainer, consultant and coach, he is also responsible in management at Commax for the selection and development of the company's own employees – the very core of Commax. “Work hard – play hard.” This has been his motto since his university days in England. He interprets this personally as follows: “Always make the highest demands of yourself and your professional environment. That means professionalism, coupled with humour and the conscious enjoyment of the good things in life.”


  • Studied business administration at the Universities of Mannheim, Trier and Manchester (GB) with an emphasis on marketing, market research and personnel management. He has a degree in business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann).

Professional experience

  • Managing Director and partner in Commax Consulting GmbH & Co. KG since 2010
  • Partner in Commax Consulting AG since 2001
  • Trainer and consultant at Commax Consulting since 1997
  • Assistant at the Institute for Medium-Size Enterprises (Mittelstandsökonomie) at the University of Trier
  • Trainee program at BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, and studies at the Fachhochschule (Senior Vocational College) Ludwigshafen – Trained as a business administrator (industry)
  • Trained as an industrial sales representative at BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen

Additional qualifications

  • OKR-Master (Murakamy, The Agiles)
  • Accredited team management trainer, Margerison-McCann
  • Systemic business coach (Stöger & Partner)
  • Certified DiSG® trainer
  • Trainer qualification course at Commax Consulting GmbH
  • Qualification as suggestopede (SKILL)
  • Transaction analysis (101), MITA Munich
  • Basic qualification NLP, Bochum
  • Effective Negotiating (Karrass)

Authority on

  • Lecturer at the Chair of International Business Administration with focus on Business Psychology at SRH Hochschule (University) Berlin
  • Strategic sales optimising
  • Business coaching
  • Active Sales
  • Customer and service orientation
  • Management training
  • Employee discussions/ Feedback processes
  • Team development, team coaching, team supervision
  • Potential analysis
  • Change Management
  • International project development
  • Member of dvct, the German association for coaching and training