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  • Marco Behrmann, Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychologist

About us

What is important to us?

Our goal is your success – personally and in business. For 20 years, we have been engaged in achieving effective cooperation. We enable people to make conscious decisions. It is about more than just winning. It involves collaboration, teamwork, and partnership. It is about economic success, social responsibility, a healthy work-life-balance, and life satisfaction.

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What is X-Rubicon?

To transform an idea into action, you often have to figuratively cross the Rubicon. You need to decide how you will motivate yourself and others to produce desired results. All actions have consequences. The Rubicon model describes the psychological process of how to effectively plan and execute the steps needed to reach your intended goal.

X-Rubicon stands for this conversion of thinking into action. The X is the placeholder for your goals, business situation, and projects. It also symbolizes the process of crossing from where you are to even greater success.

We help you discover your strengthts and shape your future.

Where did our agency's name come from?

Our name, Crossing the Rubicon, came from a famous decision by the Roman general, Caesar. In 49 BC, after careful consideration and planning, he decided to cross the Italian river Rubicon, an act which would mean war.

Most decisions do not generally trigger civil wars. But Ceasar's decision reminds us how important it is to do a careful analysis before making an important decision. Find your own way to cross the Rubicon and systematically turn you goals into reality.

What can you expect?

Our mission: making people better at what they do.

We inspire new ways of thinking and actively support people and companies in implementing change. We take a comprehensive perspective bringing personality, values, ​​and business goals together. We establish a comfortable working relationship with our partners, our clients and their employees. We promise to give you our full attention, expertise, and effort to help you reach your goals. We strive for measurable results. Guaranteed!

Work smarter rather than harder. Often, "less really is more." Sometimes, we perplex our partners with tips to stop doing instead of start doing. We make things simpler and more efficient for you by linking common sense with Applied Industrial & Organizational Psychology.

Portrait Marco Behrmann, Ph.D., Founder and Owner of X-Rubicon

Marco Behrmann, Ph.D. - X-Rubicon Founder & Owner:

  • expert for concious decision-making and smart negotiation
  • more than 19 years of experience as consultant and trainer with several consulting firms
  • national and international trainer and coach
  • working languages: English and German
  • consultant for personnel selection, recruitment, and assessment center
  • Hogan certifed
  • professional member of SIOP, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • study of psychology in Mannheim (Germany), Portland, OR (USA), and Hohenheim (Germany)
  • dissertation on negotiation competence and negotiation assessments
  • publications on leadership, assessment, and negotiation, e. g. Behrmann (2016). Negotiation and Persuasion - The Science and Art of Winning Cooperative Partners. New York: Hogrefe. German edition Göttingen: Hogrefe, 2013.


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