Frank Eckhoff holds two degrees in business administration. The first gained long-distance with a focus on banking (AKAD Stuttgart), and the second, in entrepreneurship at the University of Hamburg. For more than 25 years he has been liaising with commercial clients of banks. Before that, he analysed and evaluated business plans for 8 years and was liaising with entrepreneurs beyond the start-up phase. Today he is a free business consultant (MINDFUL BWL®) and is counseling value-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the themes of finance and human resource management. As a certified university lecturer (BZHL), business coach (ECA), and trainer (CCI), he has been teaching academic students since 2018. With his mindful, systemic way of working, he accompanies clients or students in creating viable and suitable business solutions. He is passionate about learning from the intercultural exchange and collaborating creatively.