Johannes Traa

Certified Life Coach

Empowering engineers and scientists to achieve their full potential


Hi there, I'm Johannes. I help early-career engineers and scientists accelerate their professional development and become their best selves.

I'm actually an engineer, too, with both academic and industry experience. I know the challenges we often face and I'm passionate about helping others confidently tackle them.

Feel free to explore this website to learn more about my background and the work that I do. You can also reach out through the contact form below. I'm looking forward to hearing about your goals and possibly working together!

What is coaching?

It's a collaboration. My job is to empower you and your job is to stay motivated and flourish. I do very coach-y things like help you identify and harness your internal resources or address limiting beliefs that might be holding you back. I guide you through the process of clarifying the changes you want to see, planning for them, and executing on that plan.

If you're like many of my clients, you might be transitioning between academia and industry, navigating a corporate environment, or developing your leadership and communication skills. We can work on all sorts of development goals that you are interested in pursuing. Once you decide to invest in yourself through coaching, the sky's the limit!

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Here is what a few of my clients have said about their work with me.

"Johannes is an excellent mentor with a knack for quickly inferring internal sources of conflict. Sessions with him have been immediately productive for me. Overall, he is patient and has an upbeat demeanor which makes sessions with him a positive experience."

- research scientist in biotech

"I was unsure where to go next and what would truly make me happy. Johannes was empathetic and listened well to what I had to say. I'd definitely recommend him to get a better insight."

- a client exploring a career shift

"Our time working together has been beneficial for me both personally and professionally. Johannes's insights have enabled me to set achievable career goals and identify opportunities for growth and advancement. I am grateful for the positive influence he has had on my journey."

- machine learning research scientist

Get In Touch

I would love to learn more about what you're looking to accomplish and how I can support you. You can start the conversation by submitting this inquiry form. Hope to connect soon!