Managing Directors

I passionately like hands-on work, but I also love the theory. That's why I enjoy writing books, where I can combine theory with practical application.

The foundation of TRAIN in 1988 – today, trainconsulting – was the logical step from my role as trainer and consultant to entrepreneur.

Areas of Expertise

  • Systemic organisational consultancy on cultural change, leadership and communication
  • Consultancy on how to develop guiding principles and on cultural integration
  • Design and implementation of qualification programmes on leadership, communication and conflict management for the collaboration within teams and in the context of organisational change processes
  • Trainer for Systemic Change Design and Positive Leadership

Education and Training

  • Degree in social sciences (educational sciences, economic and social history) from the University of Vienna
  • Trained as a systemic consultant with Bernd Schmid as well as Fritz B. Simon and Gunthard Weber at the Heidelberg Institute
  • Several professional courses in systemic consulting, appreciative inquiry, constellation work and many more
  • Member of the Austrian Society for Group Dynamics and Organization Consulting (ÖGGO)

Publications

  • Positive Leadership (2014), German, English edition available soon
  • The Jungle Book of Leadership (2014)
  • Einführung in Großgruppenmethoden (2007), German
    an introduction to methods for large groups

Working Languages

German (native), English, Italian

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I have been enthusiastic about working with talents from very early on in my life, in sports as a tennis instructor, in music as a singer or as an executive in different types of organisations. Today, I am very happy to be able to integrate all that in my profession and passionate about providing consultancy to leaders and managers on how to master change processes. The heart of my work is to help design organisations where effective work can be done with powerful enthusiasm.

Areas of Expertise

  • Design organisations towards positive energy - "Designing for Flow"
  • Provide impetus and act as sparring partner for executives in complex change processes
  • Qualitative organisational analyses
  • Input and consultancy on strategic HR decisions
  • Executive development as part of qualification programmes
  • Executive coaching
  • Board member of the European Organisation Design Forum (eodf)
  • Lecturer in master programmes at traditional universities and universities of applied science

Professional Background

Ten years of leadership experience in international companies:

  • Director of human resources at a US biotech company
  • Head of HR at an Austrian bank
  • Head of HR & organisational development in the food retail sector
  • Retail manager in the food sector

Educational Background

  • Studied commercial science at the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna and in Puebla, Mexico, completed with a master thesis on commerce in Puebla
  • Certified systemic trainer, consultant and coach
  • Professional courses in Whole-Scale Change™, strategy development, organisational constellations, Holocracy™, HR management, to name but a few
  • Founding partner of the "Vienna Circle for Organisational Constellations"
  • Classical singing training (opera, oratorio and Lied)

Publications

  • Die Spielregeln der Führung (German). Erfahrungen und Erkenntnisse aus Unternehmen (2015)
    on the rules of leadership with real-life business examples

Working Languages

German (native), English, Spanish

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