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Gerda Meier

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Gerda Meier Kernen
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Hans Kernen

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Hans Kernen

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Elena Pintarelli

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Michael Brändli

Dolores Arias

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Ueli Locher

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Sofia Faeh

Gerda Meier Kernen

Gerda started her career with a commercial apprenticeship. She studied psychology, business administration at the University of Zurich, where she researched the topic of “Organizational Climate and Sense of Coherence”. Gerda is the author of two books, "Arbeit als Ressource" (Work as Resource) and "Achtung Burn-out!" (Attention Burn-out!). She completed training in general management and is a certified consultant for organizational development. She lectures at various universities and training institutions in Switzerland including the ETH, FHNW and ZHAW.

Gerda has worked as a self-employed management consultant since 2002 and is the owner of kernen resource management AG.

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Professional Experience: Gerda has held various management positions as a sales-/marketing and communications specialist. She also has extensive experience as an internal consultant for organizational and personnel development.

Consulting experience in: retail, IT/Telecom, health care, social institutions, education, public administration, chemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, transportation, media, banking and insurance.

Focus Areas: Organizational development, leadership development, (leadership) coaching, team development, conflict resolution, personal and organizational resource management incl. burnout-interventions, corporate health management.

Languages: German, English.

Hans Kernen

Hans started his career with a commercial apprenticeship. He studied psychology, education and preventive medicine at the University of Zurich. He obtained his PhD from the Universities of Zurich and St. Gallen with the thesis "Burnout-Prophylaxe im Management – Erfolgreiches individuelles und institutionelles Ressourcen-Management" (Burnout-Prevention in Management – successful personal and organizational resource management"). Hans is the author of two books, "Arbeit als Ressource" (Work as Resource) and "Achtung Burn-out!" (Attention Burn-out!). He lectures at various universities and training institutions in Switzerland, including FHNW and ZHAW.

Hans has worked as a self-employed management consultant since 1995 and is the owner of kernen resource management AG. He also serves as a board member of the Swiss Association of Occupational and Organizational Psychologists (SGAOP) and is member of the Swiss Expert Network on Burnout.

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Professional Experience: Hans has held various positions including project manager in retail sales and health care instructor. He has extensive experience in organizational and management development within various corporations. In his last corporate position he served in a management capacity as organizational and management consultant with a major Swiss bank.

Consulting experience in: retail, manufacturing, energy, IT, public administration, health care, social institutions, education, transportation, banking and insurance.

Focus Areas: Management consulting and management of organizational and corporate development projects with a focus on strategy implementation, structural alignment and cultural development, personal and organizational resource management incl. burnout-interventions, corporate health management, leadership coaching.

Elena Pintarelli

Elena studied psychology at the University of Zurich, majoring in occupational and organizational psychology with minors in business administration and employment law. In her final research project she examined "Influencing factors in workplace stress perception". Elena is a professional improv actor, facilitator and director at a corporate theatre company. She is also a certified assessor with the University of Zurich and completed comprehensive continuing training programs including facilitation, solution focused coaching, conflict resolution and resource management.

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Professional Experience: Elena has many years of experience as consultant and trainer. For a number of years, Elena worked in the financial services industry in various positions such as client service, complaints management, project and process management.

Consulting experience in: health care, public administration, education,social institutions, culture, IT, manufacturing, energy, transportation, construction, real estate, retail, banking and insurance.

Focus Areas: Organizational development, team building and development, communication and conflict resolution, leadership development, coaching, personal and organizational resource management, assessment and development center, employee- and client surveys, evaluations.

Languages: German, English, Italian

Michael Brändli

Michael studied Psychology at the University of Zurich, majoring in Occupational and Organizational Psychology with minors in Informatics and Social and Economic History. He conducted his final research project in the field of assessment centers and won the master thesis award of the Swiss Association for Occupational and Organizational Psychologists. In his military career, Michael figured as facilitator and assessor in assessment centers for the selection of military executives. Michael completed further education in leadership, project management, conflict resolution and facilitation. He is currently completing additional training in coaching and organizational development.

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Professional Experience: Michael has longstanding international experience as management consultant. He worked mainly in the financial services industry, and also gained experience as a line manager in HR of a middle sized entertainment company.

Consulting experience in: IT, manufacturing, transportation, public administration, health care, education, social institutions, retail, entertainment/gastronomy, banking and insurance.

Focus Areas: Personal and organizational resource management, project and change management, organizational development, team development, communication and conflict resolution, leadership development, coaching, assessment and development center, employee- and client surveys, evaluations.

Languages: German, English

Ueli Locher

Studies of psychology at the Institute of Applied Psychology in Zurich (specializing in career counseling).

Postgraduate studies in communication and management at the universities of St.Gallen and Neuchâtel.

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Professional Experience: 25 years of leadership experience as an executive board member in public admin-istration (at federal, cantonal and com-munity levels) and with NGOs, most recently CEO of a large NGO in Switzer-land. In-depth expertise in areas such as public health and social policy, penal and probation services, international devel-opment cooperation and humanitarian aid, communication as well as cooperation with political entities and governing bodies composed of volunteers. He also lived and worked for five years in African and Asian countries.

Focus Areas: Organizational and strategy development, team development, conflict resolution, communication, training and individual coaching for senior management.

Languages: German, English, French, Italian.

Dolores Arias

Dolores studied psychology at the University of Zurich, majoring in occupational and organizational psychology with a minor in media and communication science.

In her final research project she examined the "measurement of leadership styles in an assessment center".

Dolores is a certificated assessor and has been leading assessment centers as part of a research project.

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Professional Experience: First experiences in facilitating leadership programs and client workshops.

Consulting experience in: Health care, education, public administration, social institutions, retail, IT/telecom, banking and insurance.

Focus Areas: Organizational and strategy development, team development, conflict resolution, communication, training and individual coaching for senior management.

Languages: German, English, Spanish and Italian.

Sofia Faeh

Completed Bachelor`s Degree in Psychology with minor in Management and Economics at the University of Zurich. Now attending Master's degree of Social, Organizational and Business Psychology at the University of Zurich.

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Focus Areas: Support client projects, concept development.

Languages: German, English.