Structural and financial problems, changed market conditions, upheavals and external crisis, usually lead to an internal crisis. In times of crisis, the path previously taken must be changed. This turnaround is often blocked by internal insistence ("We have always done it this way."), hindering a positive future. To get “like a phoenix from the ashes” requires quick and considered action. The prioritization of tasks according to the specific situation will include, communication with banks, suppliers, customers and employees which must to be conducted openly and professionally. With experience, perseverance, cultural understanding and recognition of solutions, I lead companies out of the crisis into a prosperous future within a short period of time.