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Debora Di Maio
Commercial apprenticeship. Studied psychology, business administration and preventive medicine at the University of Zurich (topic of research: "Organizational climate and sense of coherence"). Author of the books "Arbeit als Ressource" and "Achtung Burn-out!". Completed training in general management. Certified consultant for organizational development, change management and coaching. Lectures at the FHNW (university of applied science, CAS/MAS).
Self-employed organizational consultant since 2002 and managing director of kernen resource management AG.
Extensive professional experience as an executive in sales, marketing and communication as well as many years of experience as an internal consultant for organizational and personnel development.
Consulting experience in: retail, IT/Telecom, health care, social institutions, education, manufacturing, public administration, chemical and pharmaceutical, transportation, media, banking and insurance.
Focus Areas: Organizational development, change management, leadership training, management coaching, team development, conflict resolution, personal and organizational resource management incl. burnout-interventions, corporate health management, assessment and development center.
Languages: German, English.
Commercial apprenticeship. Studied psychology, education and preventive medicine at the University of Zurich.
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").
Author of the books, "Arbeit als Ressource" (Work as Resource) and "Achtung Burn-out!" (Attention Burn-out!).
Lectures at various universities and training institutions in Switzerland, including FHNW and ZHAW.
Self-employed organizational consultant since 1995 and owner of kernen resource management AG. Board member of the Swiss Association of Occupational and Organizational Psychologists (SGAOP) and member of the Swiss Expert Network on Burnout.
Extensive professional experience in various positions including project management in retail, sales and as a health care instructor.
Many years of experience in organizational and management development within various corporations.
Consulting experience in: education, retail, manufacturing, energy, IT, public administration, health care, social institutions, 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 and training, team development.
Commercial apprenticeship/BMS, specialized in public relations and communication (with diploma), SVEB, certificated coach/trainer and new work manager with diploma, professional certificate (University of Berkley, USA) in positive psychology, specializing in positive psychology in organizations as well as further education in health management (e.g. BGM, HRV, Mindfulness/ Meditation, etc.) and resource management.
Many years of experience managing projects on communication, marketing and new work/agility. Wide experience in the conception and realization of trainings and workshops as well as International experience (living for 18 month in the USA and working as trainer in Europe/Asia).
Consulting experience in: Retail, education, health care, real estate and building industry, manufacturing, tourism, banking and insurance
Focus Areas: Project management/ seminars with focus on new work and health management. Coaching of managers; Leadership development and seminars. Diversity, gender. Team development. Consulting, coaching, seminars in communication and conflict resolution. Personal and organizational resource management incl. HRV measurement.
Languages: German, French, English, Italian.
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.
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.
Consulting experience in: Retail, energy, real estatex, industry, law enforcement, social institutions and NGO, public administration, reformed church, banking and insurance.
Focus Areas: Organizational and strategy development, team development, conflict resolution, communication, training and individual coaching for senior management.
Languages: German, English, French, Italian.
Studied psychology, business administration and labour law at the University of Zurich. Research work on the evaluation of leadership seminars and burnout prevention.
Completed training in general management, conflict management and coaching. CAS in corporate health management and the "Zürcher Ressourcenmanagement". Mindfulness trainer.
Extensive professional experience as a consultant, specialized in corporate health management as well as designing and implementing assessment center. Many years of leaderhsip experience in the insurance and health insurance industry.
Consulting experience in: education, retail, healthcare, industry, manufacturing, IT and telecom, social institutions, public administration, chemical and pharmaceutical, church, media, tourism, banking and insurance, transportation.
Focus Areas: Personal and organizational resource-management and burnout interventions. Corporate health management. Leadership training and team development. Management and employee coaching. Communication and conflict resolution. Diversity. Assessment and development center. Mindfulness in organizations, e.g. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Languages: German, English.
Studies in psychology and economics at the University of Zurich, majoring in social, occupational and economic psychology.
In her final research project she focused on the topics workplace health, team identification and team structures.
Experience in recruiting and first experiences in project work and facilitating client workshops.
Consulting experience in: Health care, education, public administration, social institutions, banking and insurance.
Focus Areas: Personal and organizational resource management, employee- and client surveys, communication.
Languages: German, English.
Completed her Bachelor`s Degree in Psychology with minor in Media and Communication Science at the University of Zurich. Now attending Master's degree of Social, Organizational and Business Psychology at the University of Zurich. Topic of master’s thesis: Deviance at workplace: Does organizational citizenship behavior lead to counterproductive work behavior?
Focus Areas: Support client projects, concept development.
Languages: German, English, Vietnamese.