My name is Elisabeth and I´m a sports enthusiast.

I grew up playing every sport available and always had a huge obsession with sports events. 

I still remember that I sneaked out of my bed in the middle of the night to watch every competition of the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000.

I have never been a professional athlete, but moving and being involved in sports have always played a huge role in my life. I competed in weightlifting on national level and did CrossFit and powerlifting competitions. It needed a few tough times and aberrations to finally start my coaching journey.


I could not have made a better decision.


I started coaching at grassroots level. I cooperated with primary schools and taught movement fundamentals to kids. The focus was on developing motor skills and later teaching them a variety of techniques like snatches, cleans or squats.

At the same time I got more and more involved in Strength & Conditioning and preparing athletes to perform on an elite level in individual and team sports. On a voluntary basis I coached a U16 rugby team and introduced them to strength training in the gym. Moreover I got the opportunity to work with the players of the men´s national rugby team (Germany 15s) and provide individualized programs for strength, power and speed development. I regularly shadow other coaches and visit teams on elite level to learn and grow. Mainly professional rugby!


Since 2018 I am coach at the German Weightlifting Federation. I´m responsible for identifying and recruiting young talents for Olympic Weightlifting. I mainly do strategic and conceptual work in the fields of talent identification, crossover athletes and long-term athlete development on national level.


I´m a very pragmatically thinking, communicative and creative coach, who believes in realness, simplicity and efficiency in everything I do. As a coach I have a holistic approach on athlete development. It´s the easier task to make athletes stronger, faster and more powerful. Besides the physical performance aspects I want my athletes to develop mental toughness, integrity, the ability to work in a team, discipline, respect and leadership skills on and off the field or competition floor. I care about my athletes. A lot. I don´t just want them to be faster, stronger and win more trophies. I want them to be real and good people.


EO Performance was created to share my experiences and journey as a coach and contribute to my lifelong-learning philosophy.

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"The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that.

It is the will to prepare to win that is important."

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