Identity & Career


I was born on September 19th in Sibiu, Transylvania (Romania). My family belongs to the Landler minority, Austrian Protestants who were deported by Maria Theresa between 1734 and 1756 because of their religion. I spent my first years in Romania. In 1985 my family fled from the communist regime to Germany where I lived til 2005.

Sabine with her parents in Sibiu, Romania.


My banking apprenticeship at the Bayerische Landesbank (Bayern LB) was the beginning of a 20-year career in banking and finance. The last years of this two centuries long path I was the global head of organizational effectiveness for 900 employees at S&P in Londong (UK). Already during this time I joined FRED (a community for leadership development) as a next generation council member.

In 2019 the time was ready for me to cross the threshold and open the door to a new stage of life with my coaching activities. MagnoliaTree – my coaching and consulting company – was born.


Ich hold an M.A. in Change Leadership from Columbia University, New York, a Dipl. Betriebswirt (FH) from AKAD Stuttgart and an M.A. in Advanced Management from PFH Goettingen. In addition, I have several coaching, consulting and trainer certifications ad am also trained in NLP as a trainer for innovative training and as a trainer for Gestalt and systems thinking.

For further informations please read my CV

CV of Sabine Gromer