About the center for ego development

With our work we address everyone who has the deep conviction that there is more behind what you think, feel and how you can act up to now. And when you long for a tangible, walkable approach that elevates yourself and the people you care about.


Application and research for ego development

As a Center for Ego Development & Transformation, we see ourselves as a competence center for Ego-Development in German-speaking countries and internationally. Our claim is to be the first address for interested people, the public and customers with regard to scientific principles and research of Ego Development and their application in coaching, supervision and organizational consulting.

Our story

The ZIE&T was brought to life by me, Thomas Binder, after three decades of intensive work with the ego development model. I am very happy to have found a selected circle of professionally and personally trustworthy people who share my passion and my professional standards for self-development and who personally, with their competence, responsibly and without excessive egos are committed to making this topic a meaningful one contribution to our world.

What we stand for

Science and research

Decades of application experience

Human responsibility

Self-development is an issue that should be dealt with responsibly. This applies in particular to the assessment of the vertical development level of a person’s ego, but also what development levels are, how they differ and what influence they have on application-related topics. Here we consider some of the assessments, representations and claims of others about ego development to be difficult to understand.


Founder, developer & manager

Dr. Thomas Binder

Dipl. Business Administrator, Dipl. Psychologist
Supervisor (DGSv,SG,IPU Berlin), economic mediator (BM®)

I have been working as an organizational consultant and coach since 1995. When I worked on research projects at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development from 1993, I got to know the ego development model. Its scientific foundation and effects on all areas of life fascinate me again and again. In my research on this and hundreds of assessments and consultations with executives worldwide, I was able to experience more and more deeply the powerful potential for consultants and executives this approach holds.

Scientific circle

Our circle accompanies the research, development and application work around the ego development profile and the topic of ego development. We are in professional exchange with each other in order to advance and further develop relevant questions and topics related to self-development.

We all have an academic background, have worked scientifically on topics relevant to ego development for several years and share the aspiration to conduct solid research. We have been passionately involved with self-development for more than a decade and, thanks to several years of scoring training, are familiar with its data basis and diverse content-related and methodical facets.

Dr. Thomas Binder

Dr. Dagmar Frohning

Dr. Alexander Leuthold

Certified scorers and advisory group

In our circle we are responsible for the qualified and high-quality creation of Ego-DevelopmentProfiles. By sharing and supervising our scoring work, we ensure the quality standard that is mandatory for all of us. In addition, we discuss technical questions and topics that arise from our scoring, coaching and consulting work, as well as related ideas and concepts.

We share with each other our passion for the topic of ego development. All of us have undergone various longer process-oriented counseling trainings, are experienced coaches/counselors, and have completed (or are in the process of completing) several years of scoring training in Ego Development, which gives us a deep and multi-faceted insight into how Ego Development manifests.

Dr. Thomas Binder

Dörte Binder

Claudia Marker-Braß

Dr. Dagmar Frohning

Dr. Alexander Leuthold

Mike Michels

Elmar Türk

consulting firms

In addition to managing ZIE&T, I, Thomas Binder, work as an organizational consultant, coach, supervisor and managing partner of Synchronize-Consult-GmbH.

We are a partner-run, internationally active consulting company that supports organizations, teams and managers in mastering change processes effectively and humanely. In order for these changes to be effective and sustainable, we are increasingly integrating a vertical development perspective into our advice. The ZIE&T supports this as a competence center for self-development and (vertical) transformation.

Our performance promise is more than solving current issues: a development process that gives you more flexibility in decision-making situations and in dealing with complex challenges.

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