Chris Pyak

Chris Pyak

"Entrepreneur Chris Pyak. A personal coach for every newcomer"

Author of "How to Win Jobs & Influence Germans".

Chris Pyak is managing director of Immigrant Spirit GmbH. In the last 27 years Chris worked in six different countries and lead teams in four different cultures.

In 2011 Chris returned to Germany. In 2013 he created Immigrant Spirit GmbH in order to bring the brightest and most motivated talents in the world to his home country. Over the years Chris has worked with over 500 HR manager, hiring manager and CEO's. He introduced international talent from all over the world and a wide variety of professions.

The client list of Immigrant Spirit GmbH includes companies like Trivago, Home24, InnoGames and Trusted Shops as well as non-profit organisations like the German Red Cross, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Forest Stewardship Council.

Chris Pyak also works directly with individuals. The Immigrant Spirit Contributors are a selected group of international professionals. They are former coachee's of Chris. Their commitment to develop their career, contribute to their employers business goals and make a positive impact to our society is outstanding.

The real life experiences and best practices of thousands of international professionals and hundreds of German employers are the foundation for Chris' book "How To Win Jobs & Influence Germans".

Press Coverage

"If Germany wants to withstand the global competition, says Pyak, it cannot expect all specialists to speak German. Instead, it needs cosmopolitans."
Berliner Morgenpost. 19. Juni 2017

"Headhunter Chris Pyak shows fatal HR mistakes"
Haufe Personal. 19. February 2014

"Recruiting across borders becomes an opportunity to fight labor shortage, says Chris Pyak"
Die Welt. 11. April 2014


Hi Chris, I wanted to let you know that I'm enjoying my new job at the GIZ :) Interesting projects and a friendly international team! Thank you again for your invaluable coaching and support!"
Samantha Ölz, Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit

"The series of seminars with Chris Pyak was a full success. More than 90% of participants rated the seminar as a full success and recommended the trainer for future seminars"
Martin Wilhelm, Strategy & Organisation at trivago GmbH

"It was genius how fast you understood the situation. At times I felt like you were my colleague - because you understood the internal challenges so well."
Nidal Sultana, Controller

"Thank you so much for your help and guidance which has led me grab 3 interviews for the past 5 applications I made to companies in Europe and especially Germany."
Abhineet Narang

"Being from North America I was unfamiliar with the interview process in Germany. With Chris's help I was able to identify what I really wanted and how to quickly determine what potential employers are looking for. I am grateful for the support, learned a lot and was successful in finding my next career step."
Vanessa Burnand, Airbus

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