“We support leaders to build and run their companies without having a heart attack – that’s it!”

How?

Train people to sell
and work better

Trainings and
Workshops

People drive operations. This is why we have a strong focus on improving skills that make your people more productive (Stay Focused Course) and teach every team member how to sell, influence, persuade and negotiate more efficiently (People Academy).

Making your company
leaner and more effective

Auditing and
Company Building

Establishing  effective procedures will help you automate and scale your business. We will audit your operations and company procedures to pinpoint weaknesses as well as potentials to build a leaner, more effective work environment (Blackboat Audit). 

Reduce cost and enable
realtime collaboration

Implementation
of Cloud Software

As a Google for Work Partner we help you to drastically reduce your IT cost and build a highly scalable IT infrastructure. We evaluate your needs, identify the right cloud tool for your business and support you implementing it to boost your productivity.

Blackboat style

We are entrepreneurs ourselves who make their own experiences everyday in building our own companies. This is why we are passionate about building solid company operations for you. We love training and working with teams and simplifying procedures, thus enabling our partner companies to grow their businesses and keep their focus on the more strategic tasks.

Our projects are like a therapy to a company. It takes a while to overcome old mindsets and bad habits. “Click addiction” or “Collaborative Dysfunction” sound like funny diseases but can be very nasty for the management team that wants to grow and build the company. We know that a “pill”  (like a state-of-the-art cloud tool) can only improve a company’s “vital functions”, if you complement this pill with a change in behavior. This is what we call our “therapy” which helps to prevent leaders from drowning in everyday work.

Some examples:

Living proof

“Blackboat introduced us to Google Apps. We thought Google Apps was just about email and calendar in the cloud, but the training and onboarding program that the Blackboat team provided in their video conference with us introduced us to a whole new understanding of collaboration and team productivity. That was real value for money to us!”

Kyan Noack,

CEO & Founder at DeinDesign GmbH

“Our employees got the Zencover Books for a few years now. It is nice to give them a useful book that also helps to better organize their everyday life. It is important to me, that everyone understands which benefits focused working can have for themselves and for the whole company. That is why every team member participated in the Zencover Stay Focused Workshop with Christoph Magnussen, where we could learn how crucial focus is today, how to avoid distractions and much more.”

 

Adrian Locher,

Founder & COO at Goodshine AG (DeinDeal.ch)

“Working with Christoph is a great pleasure. His training helped me largely to increase my personal productivity in a very dynamic working environment. His straight analysis of my individual working habits identified some clear action points. Subsequently his structured approach enabled me to work on these action points in order to quickly gain more focus and productivity potentials, from a better organized Mailbox, to a straighter workday planning and more effective meetings. I would be happy if more of our employees would get the opportunity to work with Christoph!”

 

Bernhard Sack,

Business Development at tel-inform GmbH

“Christoph supported us in the last three years to grow our company from a  small startup team of 7 people to a professional organization with over 100 employees. His management techniques and his philosophy of how people should collaborate is still a major influence today.“

Christian Wolf,

Founder at asgoodas.nu GmbH (wirkaufens.de)

“We absolutely enjoyed working with Christoph during our yearly management workshop in which he helped us to sharpen our strategy and put the focus onto the right projects. Together with his team he also supported us to build a more professional sales structure with the basic sales training.”

Dirk Graber,

CEO & Founder at Mister Spex GmbH

„Blackboat helped my team of 20 people within a couple of days to increase our company’s productivity. In the Stay Focused Course we learned new collaboration techniques that are now an essential part of our daily working routine and get more stuff done than ever. Moreover it is great fun to work with these guys: They are professional, always on time and excellent communicators, who have a lot of experience in their field.“

 

Torsten Oppermann,

Founder & Managing Director at DELASOCIAL GmbH

“Managing a fast growing company is challenging. Finding the right business model and then scaling it is mission-critical. More critical than managing the operations of the company, which is why the latter is all too often neglected. Christoph and the whole Blackboat team helped us tremendously to keep our organization effective and efficient when we were busy finding the right model. They helped us to succeed by taking care of the operations of our company. I can highly recommend working with Christoph and his team!”

 

Daniel Hoffmann ,

Founder & CEO at finanzen.de AG

“Consultants at Blackboat are the ideal partners to gain in efficiency both in startups as well as in established companies. Their workshops are effective, dense and enable a quick transition from theory to practice. Thanks to their Focus techniques, we have strongly won in productivity in less than a week.”

 

Olivier Perez,

CEO at ENIGMA Geneva Switzerland

“Christoph was doing a great job building the operations of our portfolio company wirkaufens.de. Getting Christoph onboard was a major step forward for the team.”

 

Pawel Chudzinski,

Managing Partner at Point Nine Capital

Here are some of the clients our crew members have been working for.

Meet our team

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Christoph Magnussen

Founder & Blackboat CEO, Expert for Productivity, Leadership and Operations and Google Apps
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Christian Emigholz

Expert for Operations, Google Apps Trainings and CRM Tools
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Nils Göldner

Expert & Certified Trainer for Google Apps, Ambassador Marketing, Social Media
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Myriam Locher

Communication, Sales & Negotiation Expert & Coach
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Antonia Schmitz

Expert & Certified Trainer for Google Apps and Salesforce
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Adrian Locher

Advisor
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Philipp Kessler

Expert for Operations, Procedures & Policies, Project Management

Lets get in touch

“I choose the blue pill”

Blackboat is a distributed meaning virtual company. We are spread over Europe currently in Germany, Switzerland and the UK but serve clients around the world. Working lean and distributed saves time and money for our clients and us.

The best way to get a hold of us is online. Just fill out the form on the left and we will send you more information about our services and contact details of our crew members.