I'm a Berlin-based coach, moderator, keynote speaker, creative director, and consultant. 


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I empower innovators worldwide to generate fresh business ideas and present them compellingly.

In 2012 I founded PEAK, an agency specializing in innovation and communication. I ongoingly present some of the most important conferences in the tech-, startup, and digital business world in the DACH region.

At the age of 18, I began working in the television industry as an actor and presenter, reaching an audience of millions for years. I hosted youth shows for RTL, the biggest broadcaster in Europe, sharing the stage with co-presenters such as Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, and the famous German comedian Helge Schneider. Throughout my lengthy engagement at RTL, I benefitted from journalistic training from the renowned Adolf Grimme Institut. My acting work included roles in movies, sitcoms, and crime series for most major German TV networks.

After leaving television, I spent the next three years working as an acting coach, incorporating training based on American storytelling principles and a Russian acting methodology. The diverse actors under my tutelage went on to successful auditions and roles in movies and plays.

In 2009, I joined the TED event series, drawing upon my experience as a professional show host, actor, and acting coach to prepare more than 350 speakers for TEDx conferences in Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg. At the same time, I also entered the world of academia, becoming part of the coaching team at the School of Design Thinking in Potsdam and teaching at the Berlin Design Academy.

The next natural transition was into the startup world. In 2014, I became involved with Berlin’s Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator. My contribution to the high-caliber startup incubator is to design and lead a three-month pitch design and coaching program to help founders and entrepreneurs craft a concise, five-minute pitch to potential investors.

With close to two decades of experience as a professional presenter, consultant and coach, I developed my own methodology for helping anyone craft a concise pitch presentation or an inspirational speech in the famed TED style.

My clients are industry heavyweights such as Daimler, ThyssenKrupp or Lufthansa as well as newer digital upstarts like Airbnb, Etsy and Zalando.

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Consulting pitching interview business Event Hosting Creativity Moderation TED visual facilitation speaker coaching digitization communication design thinking public speaking workshops ideas storytelling innovation visual thinking coaching startups technology
Wolram Putz Graft Architects
”After having held hundreds of lectures, Ole Tillmann's coaching was almost like a rebirth. I can heartily recommend this glimpse into a professional mirror to even the most experienced speaker.”
Stephane Hoffmann
”We worked with Ole in preparation of our company's pitch at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2014 and were extremely pleased with his support.”
Interviewing Ed Catmull at the WorldWebForum
Back in the days when I was hosting Top of the Pops for RTL
At #fashiontech we are exploring the future of fashion. I set this conference up together with my wife Anita.
Live-interview (German) with Ralf Kleber, MD Amazon
My lecture on storytelling & play Creative Mornings
A more recent example of me hosting the WorldWebForum 2017 in Zurich
Conferences, Events & Keynotes NEXTConsulting & Coaching

Conferences, Events & Keynotes

Cop26, United Nations (2021)
Makers of Tomorrow, Bundeskanzleramt (2021)
Decision-making in a hyper-complex world, Klarna (2021)
Samsung Summit (2017)
Demo Day, Axel Springer (2014 - present)
World Web Forum, Zurich, beecom AG (2014 - present)
Demo Day, Climate KIC Accelerator, EU (2015 - present)
Fashion Tech, Premium Exhibitions (2014 - present)
E-Mobility Stakeholder Forum, Audi (2016)
Selection Day, Startup Autobahn, Daimler (2016)
Wirtschaftswoche Unternehmen 4.0 (2016)
Wired Money (2016)
Lufthansa Innovation Hackathon (2015)
Wirtschaftswoche Neumacher (2013 - 2015)
Wired Mobility (2015)
Hy! Demo Day (2014)
exitcon, German Startup Association e.V. (2014 - 2015)
Next Berlin (2011 - 2012)
Lead Awards (2011)
TEDxKöln (2011)
TEDxYouth Berlin (2011)
Bundespresseball (2001 - 2007)
Youtube Awards (2003 & 2007)
World Music Awards (2003)
Bravo Supershow (2002 - 2006)
Top of the Pops Awards (2003 & 2004)
Top of the Pops (2000 - 2006)

Consulting & Coaching NEXTActing & TV

Consulting & Coaching

Deutsche Lufthansa
Axel Springer Plug and Play
School of Design Thinking
Climate KIC
Humboldt Viadrina School of Governance
Design Academy Berlin
Premium Exhibitions
Soho House Group

Acting & TV NEXTConferences, Events & Keynotes

Acting & TV

Flemming (ZDF)
Schloss Einstein (KIKA)
SOKO 5113 (ZDF)
Frischer Wind (ARD)
Insel des Lichts (ARD)
Gloria (RTL)
Im Namen des Gesetzes (RTL)
Alarm für Cobra 11 (RTL)
Mein Leben und Ich (RTL)
Die Rosenheim Cops (ZDF)
Familie Dr. Kleist (ARD)
SOKO 5113 (ZDF)
Bernds Hexe (RTL)
Der kleine Mönch (ZDF)
Die Wache (RTL)
Unter Uns (RTL)

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