The idea for PAWLIK Consultants grew out of the firm belief that people’s actions result from mental processes; that they by no means occur incidentally. During my time as a football player at FC St. Pauli and later as the managing director of a financial services company, I realized something crucially important: that I always performed best when I was very conscious of what was motivating me and of how I could translate this motivation into deliberate actions. Knowing that this was likely to apply universally, and convinced of the fact that the corresponding mental processes were controllable, I embarked upon the creation of a business model. Today, 20 years later, I can proudly state that this business model has flourished. And that, thanks to our conscious decisions and actions, we now comprise 150 employees across eight international offices. I look forward to the next 20 years of PAWLIK company history.