Welcome Compagneur!!

You are at the right place if you want to do more in your professional life

Joining Compagneur gives you access to two experts with years of experience in the corporate world and their own business

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Re-engineer your career or business

We support both – employees working in the corporate world and entrepreneurs in their individual journey to the next level.

One-to-one coaching session online and in person.

achieve fast results with proven concepts by female experience from male dominated industries

Who we are…


We are unconventional in every aspect.

We quit our well-paid and representative jobs to start from scratch with just a business idea and no financial investor behind us. We built everything from scratch: from marketing, branding, writing newsletters, setting up homepages to sales training, speaking and selling from stage.

What helped us to build our company Malish were the decades of experience in the corporate world.

We are experts in the:

job application process (Maike applied for 100 jobs, ran through more than 20 interviews and ACs)

selection and hiring process (Lilli selected, hired and onboarded over 100 people worldwide)implementing tools and systems (together we trained over 2.000 employees)

leading teams (Lilli has long year experience in leading international teams)

Our aim and vision is to assist YOU in your corporate career or entrepreneurial endeavour.

Whether you are an employee trying to climb up the corporate ladder or an entrepreneur working hard to achieve business goals, Compagneur is the perfect choice for you.

Hi, I am Maike Benner
I can help you with

You profit from my knowledge, experience, and entrepreneurial genes. My previous generations - my great grandfather and my grandfather have been successful entrepreneurs.

I know my way around excel, SAP, project management and development of business trainings.
I help you to find your target audience, perfect social media channel and time for your business and getting started.

We will together audit your Business plan and have a close look at your price tags and finances.

Interesting facts about me

 My motto is: “Change is the only constant.”


I’ve travelled to Australia, Brazil, Peru, Egypt with my backpack. Now I go east: Russia, Singapore, China – but without backpack this time.


I did competitive swimming for decades and obtained a lifeguard license. Now it is my form of recharging.


I am always on a lookout for sustainable investments. My portfolio contains trees, gas, water, wind and solar. Any suggestions?


Photography, filming, editing and drawing are my hobbies and competitive advantages within our business. Have you checked one of the Compagneur videos?

I am Lilli Rohde
I can help you with…

I have recruited, hired, on-boarded over 100 people internationally for different functions and regions. I have also helped them develop their careers, promoted them, and given them perspective on the job. You bet together we will sharpen your career.

From an early age, I was very sure about my career goals and expectations. I planned, strategized, and executed my actions to reach my desired career levels. I started out in a simple office job but moved quite fast to a Team leader position, Head of 4 different sales regions and Global Sales manager before starting my own business. I can help you to plan your career growth no matter what your plans are, and we will make it possible together.

I became a team leader at the age of 23, making me the youngest team leader in the company. Adding to that, I was the only female team lead in the male-dominated industry. What are your leadership challenges? If you have any career-related challenges, let us discuss them together.

Interesting facts about me

My life’s motto is: “Be the captain of your life!”


I started working and building my financial independence, as soon as I moved out of my parents home at a very young age.


I quit my well-paid key management job to become self-employed with Malish.


I’ve always dreamed big. My goal to be part of a supervisory board by the age of 42. Any vacancies?

5 am club

As I am a “sleeper”, to join the 5 am club was the biggest commitment for getting the needed competitive advantage.

You need more clarity? Book a FREE consultancy Session

In this strategy session you will be able to:

Identify and see your main challenges in perspective.

Get at least one action item, which help you move forward in the right direction.

Find out the right Compagneur program that can take you towards your goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

It totally depends on your needs. We start off with one-to-one coaching with one coach but if there is a need for the other coach to jump in, we will not hesitate.

With compagneur you are getting two coaching brains at one price.

Even though you will be interacting with just one of us, we have a mechanism to discuss each situation internally in the group and when needed, both of them can join the coaching session.

The two of us – Maike and Lilli - operate together, and we see each other as a perfect addition – the one is balancing the strength/weakness of the other. We are best friends, who have dealt with different difficulties in private life first and after knowing that we can rely on one another, we founded our business. These are also our core values. 

Talking about professional set up, we have together 25 years of experience from the corporate world, having worked in Team leader, Head of Region, Sales Manager, Project Manager, Pricing Expert positions. And the experience of starting a business from scratch. All we teach, we went through ourselves first. We listen to other people, coaches and mentors, allocate a substantial part of our resources to purchasing books and coaching programs and so should you. 

Because we are the “prototypes” of a Compagneur. We combine our experience from the corporate world on the one hand and on the other hand our entrepreneurial learnings. Lilli´s background of 11 years of the corporate and Maike´s family background of entrepreneurial generations gives us the perfect combination to support you.

Due to our backgrounds, we have divided the responsibilities. Lilli is handling career coaching, with her deep knowledge of onboarding processes, interviews, salary & bonus negotiations. And Maike is responsible for entrepreneurs coaching. She is a serial entrepreneur with different family businesses. She knows the important tricks for the Business plan, Financials and Strategies which are important to start your business. But of course, we both are available for both parts of the coaching. Depending on your program you will have the opportunity to have sessions with the two of us.

Yes and no:

We will help you to understand if your business idea can be put on the market, we will support you in solving all questions on how to start own business and also give you clear and honest feedback if we see that you are on the wrong track.

Well you never know until you go 😊 Join us for the free Compagneur Meetups if you are located in Frankfurt, check our Social Media channels to get a feeling about us, or make use of the free consultancy session.

You can always join the Compagneur Meetup Group to connect with like minded people from the corporate world and entrepreneurs. Of course, we connect you with people from our network where it makes sense for your career or business.

Both of us, Maike and Lilli hold (international) business degrees and have worked, studied, lived and trained & led people (in various corporate functions) abroad. 

Our corporate experience covers areas such as finance, controlling, marketing, sales, HR.

Together we have 25 years of corporate experience in various industries.

Our joint company MaLish was founded in January 2018, while still in the corporate world. As corporate consultants, Maike and Lilli consult companies on questions of internationalization, Real Estate and Teams.

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