Carsten Hokema

You are an expert in:

Innovative business models, strategy and (self-)organization.


For most of my life, curiosity and thirst for knowledge have driven and guided me. I became an architect and worked my way through the entire range of this interesting profession. After 20 years, I dedicated myself to coaching founders and entrepreneurs. My next profession will be that of an entrepreneur. I still have a lot to learn. Growing through learning is the greatest joy for me.

Your “signature” as a coach/consultant:

I like to work with models, flipcharts, and systemic representations.

What do you like most about your work at .garage?

I like .garage because it is a friendly and lively place of creation, and I get to exchange with interesting and wonderful people.

What should not be missing on your perfect day?

A good (strong) coffee in the morning, concentrated creative work, and good conversations.

Your favorite quote:

“What you do makes a difference. You have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” (Jane Gooddall)

What distinguishes you as a person (in 3 words):

Curiosity, friendship, and intensity.

Your favorite place:

My favorite place to be is on a sailboat in a beautiful anchorage to swim, cook, eat, talk ….

What advice do you give to your coachees?

“Potentiality unfolds only through actions. So take action and develop the things that move you.”

Sushi or Pizza?


Sea or the mountains?


Sweet or salty?

first fries, then ice cream.