KEYPLAY supports national and international concerns, SME’s and small companies from a wide range of industries as well as sport clubs, associations or foundations. At crucial moments we will stand side-by-side with executives, sport coaches, professional experts, entrepreneurs and professional athletes as consultant, coach and impetus. Volker Rau, founder and CEO of KEYPLAY, and his team combine consulting know-how, entrepreneurial expertise, experiences from permanent employment in companies and knowledge from competitive sport to a successful mixture.
KEYPLAY keeps your goals in mind. This is the only way to find the best solution together. We know the right tactics and have the know-how to structure them, while paying attention to detail. In this way, we guide our customers personally and concentrated to long lasting solutions.
KEYPLAY will get you out of your comfort zone. We bring clarity and lightness into complex matters and challenge our customers with a positive bite. In this way, we create a pleasant base to tackle unpleasant aspects and challenges directly.
KEYPLAY is more than consulting and coaching. We do not just talk about solutions, we lend a hand. At the same time, we are moving onto new and unfamiliar terrain with our customers. This allows us to create new perspectives.
Since 1991 Volker Rau has been coaching people in different situations, first in sport, later in business. The study of Diplom Pädagoge with a focus on psychology represents the passion for communicating topics such as self-management, leadership and strategy execution and accompanying them in daily life. Volker Rau was born 1973 in Hamburg, is married and father of two children.
As a former high performer and team captain of a 1st league team in field hockey, it has always been important for him to execute performance in training as well as the strategy developed in advance on the playing field and lead himself and others at critical moments. The same applied when he worked as a coach for competitive teams in the youth field.
Since 2017 with KEYPLAY Volker Rau strengthens companies and individuals through organisational consulting, leadership development and coaching.
2011 he founded LIEBRECHT RAU Performance Consulting together with a partner, which focused on strategy execution.
For seven years he also worked as a senior trainer and organizational developer at the international trading company QVC in Düsseldorf, built up a leadership and talent management program and carried out coaching, supervision and area/team development.
Before this function he worked several years as an internal consultant for FORD in Cologne. His main task was the organizational development of the Fiesta final assembly with regard to change management, strategy execution, coaching and leadership development.
He began his career as an independent personal trainer with the topics of communication, teamwork and outdoor-training for the Hamburg training institute CICERO.
Expert in career guidance, giftedness and high sensitivity.
Expert in labour law and HR. Supporting clients nationwide and internationally.
Expert in Sustainable Management, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Expert in Strategy Development, Project Management. Interim Management.
Erfolgreiche Beratung durch Volker Rau bedeutet für mein Team und mich: Ballast abwerfen, Ziele neu definieren und konkrete Maßnahmen für langfristigen Erfolg erarbeiten!
Successful consulting from Volker Rau, for my team and myself, means: discarding ballast, redefining goals and developing concrete measures for long-term success.
Die Zusammenarbeit mit Volker Rau war sehr vertraut und extrem inspirierend. Er ist zielgerichtet, authentisch, bodenständig und humorvoll.
The cooperation with Volker Rau was very familiar and extremely inspiring. He is goal-oriented, authentic, down-to-earth and humorous.
Volker Rau ist der Schlüsselspieler in meinem Beratungsteam. Auf das Wesentliche fokussiert, zielorientiert und mit hohem Anspruch an sich und seine Umwelt. Er arbeitet auf passgenauen Lösungen zu, die den Unterschied machen.
Volker Rau is the key player in my consulting team. Focused on the essentials, goal-oriented and with a high demand for himself and his environment. He is working on solutions that make the difference.
Volker Rau ist für uns der ideale Partner, Teams zu strukturieren und komplexe Abläufe optimiert zu gestalten. Eine sehr positive und gewinnbringende Zusammenarbeit.
Volker Rau is the ideal partner for structuring teams and optimizing complex processes. A very positive and profitable collaboration, which we will gladly continue.
Volker Rau vereint rund um Strategieumsetzung zweierlei auf beeindruckende Weise - fundierte Kompetenz und erfolgreiche Kommunikation.
In an impressive way Volker Rau unites two benefits around strategy execution - well-founded competence and successful communication.
Im Zuge eines internationalen Projektes hat uns Volker Rau mit seiner fokussierten, pragmatischen und sympathischen Art hervorragend unterstützt.
During an international project Volker Rau gave us great support with his focussed, pragmatic and sympathetic nature.
Bei Volker Rau fallen mir Begriffe wie kompetent, praxisnah, eng am Kunden und professionell als erste ein.
When I think of Volker Rau, words like: “competent, practical, close to the customer and professional.”
Volker Rau hat uns bei der Umsetzung und nachhaltigen Absicherung unseres Lean Programms begleitet. Besonders habe ich die gute Mischung zwischen Hands-On und strategischer/konzeptioneller Unterstützung geschätzt, als auch die Fähigkeit mit allen Ebenen der Organisation effektiv zu kommunizieren.
Volker Rau has accompanied us in implementing and sustaining our Lean program. I particularly appreciated the good mix between hands-on and strategic/conceptual support as well as the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
Volker Rau bringt Dinge auf den Punkt. Seine Arbeit ist lebendig, ganz nah an der Praxis und am Menschen. Mit Leichtigkeit und einer Prise Humor setzt er Impulse für Entwicklungen und stößt nachhaltige Veränderungen an.
Volker Rau brings things to the point, his work is alive in the best sense, always very close to practice, close to humans. With ease and a sense of humor, he stimulates developments and creates lasting changes.
Volker Rau writes articles for the cologne online and print medium DIE WIRTSCHAFT.