About us

OUR TEAM

The Berchtold team of trainers and consultants is as  versatile and varied as the challenges and projects we work on with and for our clients. 

At Berchtold, you will find a multifarious range of expertise, specialisations and experience backgrounds. 

You’re seeking specific expertise?

Then please let us know.

We’ll be happy to put you in touch with
a competent member of our team.

Elisabeth Berchtold
Strategy & Change
Elisabeth
Berchtold
Strategy & Change
Strategy & Change

Key activities

  • Design and implementation of transformation processes
  • Initiating and implementing cultural change
  • Conceptualization and execution of talent management programmes
  • Health management in agile structures
  • Conceptualization and implementation of leadership excellence programmes
  • Costumer focus – making service understanding a tangible experience
  • Basic and advanced training of systemic consultants
  • Business control and conflict management - FHS St. Gallen

Personal profile

  • Hotel manager
  • Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH
  • Trainer since 1994, systemic organisational consultant and coach trainer for solutions-focused consulting approaches
  • Steigenberger Akademie Bad Reichenhall
  • Diploma in extracurricular education and social services majoring in communication psychology and adult education
  • Completion of numerous additional educational programmes in systemic organisational development and solutions-focused further education with Paul Watzlawick, Frank Farelly, Dr. Hans Jelloscheck, Dr. Gunther Schmidt and others

What I particularly value in working with our clients

The question of what I particularly value in working with our clients is closely linked to the enjoyment I’ve been deriving from my consulting work for nearly three decades by now.

My self-image as a consultant is based on a respectful exchange that achieves the desired objectives. Every success I achieve in understanding the client’s system and developing something ‘new’ by bringing together diverse experiences and perspectives is a deeply gratifying experience.

Julian Berchtold
Change & Management
Julian
Berchtold
Change & Management
Change & Management

Key activities

  • Process development and control
  • Project and client management 
  • Product development and concept design 
  • Design and management of large-scale events 
  • Quality management 
  • Controlling 

Personal profile

  • Degree in business education and management training
  • Systemic organisational consultant (Fritz Simon)
  • Accredited RELIEF business consultant
  • Corporate experience and employment with an international organisation (NGO, Australia) 
  • Many years of experience in project management of change processes in organisations

What I particularly value in working with our clients

The diversity of our clients’ systems with specific industry characteristics gives me an opportunity to master new challenges almost on a daily basis in close exchange with my local client contacts.

Our trust-based relationships typically make it possible to achieve quick and pragmatic solutions.

Philipp Berchtold
Digital Transformation & Future Work
Philipp
Berchtold
Digital Transformation & Future Work
Digital Transformation & Future Work

Key activities

  • Expert in digital transformation and future work 
  • Strategy consulting
  • Implementation of HR development tools and supporting IT solutions
  • Stakeholder management in change processes
  • Project management
  • Facilitation

Personal profile

  • Many years of leadership experience in the consulting sector 
  • CEO of an international start-up
  • Systemic organisational consultant - Fritz B. Simon
  • Professional Scrum Master
  • NLP Practitioner (DVNLP) - Tom Andreas
  • Experiential educator - Zwerger&Raab
  • Trained facilitator - MODERATIO
  • Business management degree, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences
  • Hotel industry expert

What I particularly value in working with our clients

Developing the best for the organisation from the diversity of perspectives while integrating existing experiences as well as innovative (technological) approaches and methods is attractive to me and inspires me again and again.

I particularly value this variety and am happy whenever I manage to appropriately contribute to the diversity of views, so being able to ensure the future viability of an organisation.    

Anna Royon-Weigelt
Anna
Royon-Weigelt

Key activities

  • Team and leadership development, especially in intercultural contexts
  • Organisational development & strategy processes
  • Project coaching, organisationally sensitive introduction of project management methods
  • Conflict management & clarification processes

Personal profile

  • Lawyer and sociologist (M.A.)
  • Systemic organisational consultant & intercultural coach
  • Experience in a wide range of sectors – energy, logistics, public service, NGOs, education
  • Working languages: German, French, English, Polish 

What I value in Berchtold-Consulting

  • The diversity of skills and experience of the consultants pool; they provide a significant synergy advantage, particularly for clients and for the consultants as well.
  • The high professional standards of consulting quality and sustainable outcomes combined with highly appreciative and constructive interaction.
Christine Bucher
Christine
Bucher

Key activities

  • Vision and strategy development
  • Process facilitation particularly for international and virtual teams at launch time and in change processes
  • Leadership development
  • Leadership coaching
    All activities also conducted in English

Personal profile

  • Degree in business education and management training with a corporate background and intercultural skills due to international work experience (European countries and South-East Asia).

What I value in Berchtold-Consulting

  • Concepts that are precisely tailored to meet the needs and goals of our clients.
  • Events with high standards in terms of quality and lasting effects. 
  • Our collaboration is shaped by trust – in the team and with the client
Gereon Becker
Gereon
Becker

Key activities

  • Leadership development
  • Process facilitation in change processes
  • HR recruiting/assessment
  • Lean management introduction

Personal profile

  • Degree in psychology
  • Systemic consultant training at IFW
  • EFQM Assessor, European Quality Award
  • Lean Sensei
  • Ten years of serving in management roles in industry (DAX30 companies)
  • Head of ‘Management Diagnostics’ (DDI)

What I value in Berchtold-Consulting

  • Berchtold is not a team of ‘rookie consultants’  – experienced trainers, proven concepts, high professionalism
Heike Alfers
Heike
Alfers

Key activities

  • Facilitation of change processes
  • Conceptualization and training in the areas of change, leadership development, communication
  • Team support and team development
  • Coaching for specialists and leaders
  • Facilitation of strategy processes and steering groups

Personal profile

  • Degree in theatre studies
  • Leadership roles in marketing, HR and organisational development
  • Licenced trainer (DACH) for the LIFO method (behavioural diagnostics)
  • Versatile training in systemic process techniques, diagnostic methods and person-centred intervention methods

What I value in Berchtold-Consulting

  • Keen sensitivity to and deep understanding of clients
  • Solutions-focused and pragmatic approach to implementation
  • Inspiring and cooperative exchange among colleagues
Niklas Becker
Niklas
Becker

Key activities

  • HR recruiting and development procedures
  • Test methods and personality questionnaires
  • Strategic HR development
  • Employee and customer surveys

Personal profile

  • Chairman of Assessment Centers e.V. working group
  • Author of Assessment Center Standards
  • Publisher of Assessment Center Studies
  • Doctorate in leadership and organisational climate mentored by Professor Rolf van Dick, PhD.
  • Lectureships at various universities in the fields of suitability diagnostics, psychology, methods and Human Resources
  • Study of psychology at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

What I value in Berchtold-Consulting

  • The strengths of a family-run business
  • Pragmatism that is aligned with the clients’ needs
  • A shared view of things that connects in spite of all diversity
Peter Walter
Peter
Walter

Key activities

  • Training in the areas of conflict management, communication, leadership, teams
  • Coaching for teams, specialists and leaders
  • Management diagnostics
  • Team development

Personal profile

  • German business degree and MBA (USA)
  • Management roles in marketing, key account management, HR and organisational development
  • Training in psychotherapy, psychoanalytical-systemic counselling and supervision
  • Lecturer for HR management at BWV e.V.
  • Lectureship for Learning Organisation (Klagenfurt University)

What I value in Berchtold-Consulting

  • Open communication
  • Trust-based and professional collaboration with a sense of humour
  • Highest quality standards and willingness to pursue new, creative and effective paths in line with clients’ needs
Robert Herfurtner
Robert
Herfurtner

Key activities

  • Training in the field of multiplier training programmes, methodology, didactics, conceptualization, facilitation and communication
  • Coaching for specialists and leaders
  • Facilitation 
  • Speaker and author

Personal profile

  • M.A. in film and TV studies, early modern history, theatre studies (academic programmes in Germany and Italy)
  • Systemic coach (education at Institute for Applied Psychology, Cologne, with Professor Manuel Tusch, PhD)
  • Trainer and lecturer in trainer education programmes (methodology, didactics, conceptualization modules, IHK Düsseldorf)
  • Coaching expertise for leaders and consultants (IHK Düsseldorf)
  • Supplementary qualification as ‘media educator’  (LfM)
  • Many years of experience as a fellow of Grimme Institut, Landesanstalt für Medien, Deutsches Kinder-und Jugendfilmzentrum (KJF) and others
  • Many years of experience as a project manager in the areas of TV production, online portals and cultural education
  • Many years of experience as head of an editorial team (radio and online journalism)
  • 2010-2012 Head of German Multi-Media Award MB21
  • More than 5 years of experience abroad in Italy, Spain, Honduras, Maldives and Thailand 

What I value in Berchtold-Consulting

  • Professional collaboration which is shaped by open-mindedness, creativity, efficiency and high mutual appreciation. 
  • Commitment to always finding the fitting, solutions-focused approach to the respective client’s needs. 
  • Receptiveness to new, creative ideas and paths.
Susanne Rentel
Susanne
Rentel

Key activities

  • Leadership development
  • Consulting and facilitation of change processes
  • Coaching 
  • Facilitation of team and strategy workshops 
  • Conflict facilitation

Personal profile

  • Degree in social pedagogy
  • Systemic consultant
  • Study of law
  • Several years of leadership experience

What I value in Berchtold-Consulting

  • High standards of professionalism and creativity
  • Joy of working with clients
  • Markedly likeable team