At Schonhofer the support we offer our clients does not stop when an appointment has been completed.  We provide a full range of professional coaching, leadership assessment, interview preparation and training and outplacement services through our executive team and professional associates.

“Barbara Schönhofer and her team have deep expertise in insurance, executive search and assessment and provide a level of service which stands out from the competition. The identification and attraction of talent is critical to our business and the Schönhofer team provide in-depth advice and support in this area, including candidate assessments which are rigorous, insightful and refreshingly honest. Overall it feels like a bespoke, personalised service delivered by experts who really know and care about what they are doing.”

HR Director, MS Amlin


Leadership assessment

Our Leadership assessment techniques have been especially tailored for our clients in the insurance industry.  Using a fair and robust process, we are able to support our clients’ needs in achieving a successful outcome.


We enable individuals to be, personally and professionally, at their best.  The process of raising awareness and accompanying them in being at ease with who they are gives our clients a clearer vision of how they want to move forward.  We do this by creating a safe space where our clients are listened to attentively, asked powerful questions and considered the author of each coaching session.

Succession planning

We offer to map the market to help you identify the range of possible candidates well ahead of your hiring need and in order to benchmark these with your internal pipeline of leadership talent. HTS Stargate brings an highly successful series of Leadership Summits to our clients in partnership with The Pipeline.

On boarding

We provide support to assist new hires, helping them settle in to their new positions quickly and confidently, as well as business coaching for more settled executives.

Executive outplacement

This service is provided, if necessary, in parallel with the search process.

Interview training for the clients hiring manager

We offer interview training and support to help our clients hiring managers to get the very best from meetings with candidates.

“I have known Barbara for many years and have always been impressed with her solutions based and flexible approach to our needs as a client. She is responsive and proactive in response to urgency. This with her agility of mind and the professional high standards she and her team brings to executive search has earned her a trusted position and strong following from candidates and clients. I have always admired her entrepreneurial flare which to me sets her apart from any crowded space. As a consequence she has amazing and diverse networks in a global context.”

Group Executive Officer – People & Communications, QBE Insurance Group Limited