Andreas might be the only person in the world who can make you love numbers and statistics. He is measuring all aspects of life and his favorite is kilometers, miles per hour and worn out sports shoes. In business, working with Andreas, you gain lots of new insights into an organization. A focused analytical listener he works as sparring partner, bringing in unbeatable data and fact based approaches for consideration. Combined with his long distance triathlon endurance he helps to overcome any challenge with a smile!
Arvid is your architect for approaches with fitting form, function and fun. He thinks day and night about how to design exciting learning experiences that last. In projects, Arvid’s passion for people development couples with persistent results orientation.
Karsten loves hiking – the longer the distance, the better. People enjoy to be guided by him: at a good pace through deep valleys, encouraged by his spirit though steep and stony highlands. He also knows the best path through factory grounds. There, he feels at home as plant layouts are his maps and manufacturing controls are the compass to reach the destination together with his team. No matter how difficult or technical the environment, he is fond of working together with people and never loses his grounding.
Since Katarina snatched her first electric saw from her uncle’s woodshop, you’ll find her surrounded with all kinds of tools and collections of wooden planks. This is because she loves the feeling of effectively building what is needed. In this way she is also moving things forward on her engagements. Quick wins first and then driving improvement through engaging all levels of leadership. Katarina walks by your side and will not leave before it’s done.
The true reason why Katharina would never ever eat even one leaf of lettuce is: There are no calories in it, no other stuff that would keep her going. According to her, eating lettuce is just wasted time. Katharina takes her energy from getting to know more about our blue planet, it’s people, their habits and their various processes. With her scientific mindset, Katharina’s passion is understanding what really helps people and developing just the right tool for them. Due to her persistence she is always there to implement the next improvement!
You are coincidentally with buddies in the Rhineland, and it is carnival? Only Martin can help. He captures all needs and preferences at one glance - and immediately has the right costume for everyone. With his mixture of straightforwardness and humor, Martin transforms even the most boring nerd into a hopping carnival bird. In a similar way, he systematically brings teams and leaders into a new role-play for fact-based performance orientation, so it is fun for everyone.
You can see Matthias eyes shine when he is telling about his little son and how he is learning and developing – just like Albus Dumbledore when transferring wisdom to Harry Potter. Not only with his son, Matthias’ passion is to transfer wisdom and knowledge and see other people growing. He loves to build capabilities in organizations. Matthias: “To teach people new ‘wizard tricks’ and see how they apply these in successful projects is such a rewarding moment!”
It was Rainer‘s fascination with titanium that led him to explore the world of aerospace engineering. Titanium is truly strong, light and durable. It is particularly tenacious when in contact with oxygen. The same applies to Rainer! He did not shy away from the wide world’s fresh air and came from Malaysia to Germany and within himself, he blends the cultures together into a new mixture, which leads to a lot of invigorating momentums wherever you find Rainer. And invigorating momentum is his favourite cooking style!
The birds aren't even singing yet. The sky is still dark. Starting the shift strong has been important to Vanessa since her days as a trained industrial mechanic. Clarity in communication is another thing that's very important to her. Maybe that's why she likes horses so much. The large animals also like things to be simple and direct. With her infectious laugh, fairness, friendliness, and attention to facts and data, Vanessa makes a strong impression on everyone, even horses!
If Wolfgang has something to celebrate, he turns on wild rock music and dances around with his wife – with a disco ball, of course. This is exactly how Wolfgang's zest for life, his passion for people, and his optimism radiate into the world. Every project and every team member benefits. Wolfgang recognizes what is good and immediately thinks about how it could be even better. He gets the best out of every team, every company, and every person.
Merle has a natural gift of balancing rules with charm. Converting ideas to invoices, she even manages our consultants on their chase for the next improvement. Her way of linking entrepreneurial thinking with real-life support spreads from our Hamburg office to the world.
Save water, drink wine – a Welshman who typifies the Aussie spirit, since moving to Melbourne from Paris over 20 years ago! Aled has a degree in French, qualified as a chartered accountant and has worked in Operational Excellence training and consulting for the last 20 years. His watchwords are “Quality” (be the best that you can be, everyday), “Communicate” (listen – remember the ratio of two ears, one mouth) and “Make it Fun”. These tenets underpin his overarching goals of striving for success and maximizing your potential.
Amy loves her cup of tea and life has not always been one for her. As a little girl, born in a country adopted a closed-door policy at that time, she was always fascinated about the outside world, eager to explore new opportunities and rise to any challenge. This is how she grew into the energetic but humble consultant who understands the difficulties when going into a foreign country especially with totally different cultures. She helps businesses grow internationally by introducing the same operational excellence philosophies to Asian countries and overcome any cultural impediments that may occur. “A true warrior, like tea, shows his strength in hot water” according to a Chinese proverb.
Carmen as a born Kiwi is not a lamb but a clever fox. When not driving operational performance, you’ll find her in pit lane running a top car racing team. With her engineering background and leadership skills she keeps the cars and her team on track, always with the pole position as a number one goal. Her passion is seeing people and teams achieve more than they thought possible. Yes, speed and results are always high on her agenda!
From his college years and early career in California to his home turf in Greece, Gabriel is used to blue skies, but he is also ready to deal with an earthquake or wildfire out of the blue. He never gets tired of travel and being a private pilot helps him navigate in any complex environment. In his engagements he quickly zooms in from a bird’s eye perspective to the smallest detail to discover new improvement opportunities. Coupled with his analytical skills and love to acquire knowledge and passing it on, make consulting Gabriel’s natural habitat.
Talking about statistics, there is only one per thousand people who is a polyglot and guess what: James is one of them! Fluent in English, German, Japanese, French and Dutch he is a master of communication and interactions. Through his lifelong experience with a broad range of cultures and business experience, he has a unique ability to observe where people are not grasping the situation at hand. As a trainer, this ability helps him to quickly recognize where a learning point has not been understood. As a consultant, he knows when and how to begin an intervention that will improve communications and assure that people can work together efficiently in common processes to achieve common goals.
Coming from vibrant Mexico City Rodrigo owns a farm now – while lecturing in agricultural symposiums on the use of regression methods for effectively growing sheep. Which is a first reason to get to know him! Rodrigo loves managing and improving with data and facts. Having worked for global companies for years, e.g., in FMCG, Finance, and Pharmaceuticals, his definition of taking it easy is very flexible and led to projects all over Latin America, Europe, and even an interim assignment in Saudi Arabia.
Sven spends all his free time sailing around Scandinavia. He loves fresh wind and all kinds of weather. Both, at high seas and in manufacturing his teams rely on his fast and systematic way of observing, his consensus-based goal development and his way of pragmatically implementing change. Change to Sven means working with the crew and with the captain. With Sven you dare to go for new destinations. And even if you hate rain, suddenly a trip to North Norway in October becomes a tempting option!
Educated in computer science, deeply steeped in math, Val hit her stride when she somewhat accidentally fell into the world of process design, improvement & optimization. When not surfing the perfect wave in her spare time, she very much enjoys facilitating clients in the classroom on Operational Excellence methodologies, and derives equal enjoyment from supporting the practical application of those tools, with an eye toward pro-actively managing the impact of resulting change. On the job, she translates her rule number one “life requires a sense of humor” into her firm belief that all humans learn & function better when they are having fun!
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