ELON MUSK, PRETORIA, 1985 (he was 14, then!)

TWo generations - one idea


After a chance meeting in a pub in Cologne in 2018, Chris & Martin realized they shared a passion for supporting professionals. Soon they discovered that they had the same idea about how to do it: Not just as coaches or consultants, but by bringing like-minded people together to learn from one another. So, many meetings and a few Kölsch later, they decided to establish the MASTERMIND MOVEMENT as a company. Even though 30 years in age separate them, they share many beliefs. One is that you can learn something from every individual you meet:  Everyone is a potential teacher! Chris & Martin combine innovation and experience in their mission to support you in your present and future challenges.

Christian Hitzbleck

The Founder

"I love bringing people together."

Chris co-founded the music start-up "Jam Connect" in 2016. It offered artists from the urban music scene as well as from the world of classical music the opportunity to collaborate and perform, culminating in a total of 23 concerts over an 18-month period. They created a community, where music managers could discover and meet potential new talent. Within a year this community grew to over 450 musicians, dancers and music industry professionals. This inspired him to expand on the idea: He wanted to create a movement for entrepreneurs and leaders who want to make a difference in the world. A format where ideas can be discussed and developed through active listening and mutual support. In March of 2018 he created the MASTERMIND MOVEMENT organizing twelve exclusive networking events, the "Mastermind Lounges" in his first year. Since then the number of participants has grown steadily. To date, the MASTERMIND MOVEMENT has welcomed over 250 entrepreneurs and executives to their events.

Martin Spütz

The Expert

"I have no doubt: The idea of "Masterminding" will revolutionize the way we learn and develop forever."

Martin has more than 25 years of diverse, global experience as an executive coach, leadership trainer and management consultant. He has designed and facilitated numerous international leadership development programs, building high-performing teams and coaching top executives. Martin has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs and leaders. His clients include executives from various cultures from Europe and North America to Asia and Australia, such as BMW, REWE Systems, Siemens, thyssenkrupp, The Boston Consulting Group, Bayer, ProsiebenSat1, Strabag, Daiichi Sankyo, Telefonica and others. A systems thinker through and through, Martin has an extraordinary talent for making complex situations easy to understand through analogies, mental models and a good dose of humor. Martin has a deep understanding of neuropsychology and its impact on leadership and collaboration. To him, Masterminding is the next logical step. He is our head facilitator for the Mastermind Groups.

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We're very grateful to have found amazing people to support us


featured supporters

Lukas Henkel


Lukas leads our MASTERMIND BASE in Hamburg. A true entrepreneur with 6 years of experience as co-founder up to Pre-Series A, he is quite passionate about issues pertaining to the founding of a company. "Let's not have our business warp us, but let it be an expression of ourselves."

Markus Feigelbinder


Markus runs our MASTERMIND BASE MUNICH. As a seasoned serial tech entrepreneur, SaaS adviser and C-Level manager, he brings a ton of experience and ideas to the table when organizing and facilitating MASTERMIND GROUPS in the Munich area. Markus is both, very empathic and straightforward.

Fritz Fried

Co-Founder LOLOCO and 8z.B.

The creator of this very website - design and programming. What an amazing job he has done! Check-out his animations. Fritz is a serial start-upper with a keen perception of what works and what does not. A typical "Valley-Mindset": Head in the clouds, feet firmly planted on the ground. Thx, Fritz!

Jon Ziemlich

Master of my.mastermindmovement.de

Jon is a whizz-kid when it comes to programming secure websites! Because one of his specialties is to find out where your website is vulnerable. Jon has programmed our membership platform my.mastermindmovement.de. He's done a tremendous job - and keeps doing it! There's more to come! Thank you!

Julian Zaudig

1. Vorsitzender a. D. Corporate Law Clinic Cologne

Julian knows the law! And he has the rare ability to explain it so even we understand. "Man of the first hour", he's helped us tremendously with the design of our contracts. European Data Protection Regulation? Julian guided us through that jungle, too! His machete is his ultra-sharp brain! Thanks!!

Holger Bengel

markenbengel marketing + meaning

Holger has over 30 years of marketing experience under his belt. He's won tons of awards and created entire brand strategies for many very big(!) consumer goods corporations. Holger's mastery of language and communication is astonishing, and his help has been invaluable. Thank you, Holger!




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