We set transformation processes in motion. In doing so, we commit ourselves beyond the principles of consulting (see UBIT) to an attitude that is as appreciative and open as possible towards our customers. We respect the individual development processes and an organization’s individual pace.
Nevertheless, our position on diversity is clear: We sometimes see diversity as a challenge, but strongly believe that it enriches individuals, organizations, and societies. Diverse and inclusive companies are more innovative, resilient and successful.
We pursue a holistic consulting approach because we understand DEI as an aspect of organizational and cultural development that extends across all levels and areas of a company. A careful strategic integration makes sure that DEI is not an end in itself, but sets up an organization for the challenges of tomorrow.
In order to anchor DEI in an organization for the long term, we want to get everyone on board – from top management to employees. When everyone on the team can connect to the topic, each individual can contribute to a more inclusive organizational culture and the development of DEI-sensitive processes.
Our factor-D Team
Our experts have been working on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion since 1998 and are pioneers in this area. As an interdisciplinary team, we offer you a wide range of skills that we tailor to your specific needs.
We offer consultation and trainings in five languages – German, English, French, Arabic and Dutch
- Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Behavioural Design Interventions (Inclusion Nudges)
Measuring Business Impact of Diversity & Inclusion
Inclusive Leadership Trainings
- MBA in General Management
Understanding & Practicing Diversity, Gardenswartz & Rowe
Hypnosystemic Concepts, NLP, Systemic Coaching
As a consultant, I offer my expertise in Diversity and Unconscious Bias combined with my substantial management experience to companies and organizations.
Professional experience: consultant and trainer with a focus on Diversity & Inclusion and Unconscious Bias since 2006; many years of experience in the management of international corporations (Citigroup, ÖIAG, SCHIG etc.) in more than 20 countries.
Independent Expert on Diversity & Equality for the European Commission – DG Home Affairs & DG Justice. Member of the expert group for the creation of ISO 30.415 Diversity & Inclusion.
Lecturer at Danube University Krems for Diversity Management & CSR (2017/18); at the University of Vienna for Unconscious Bias and Discrimination, guest lecturer at Vienna University of Economics and Business.
Engagement: idea giver for the Diversity Charta initiative in Austria; long-standing member of the “Diversity Charters EU-level exchange platform”; Jury member Diversitas – Diversity Management Prize of the BMBWF for university and research institutions; member of the expert group of the CSR yearbook; Member of the Neuroleadership Institute, New York.
- Diversity & Inclusion strategy
Inclusive organizations and inclusive behavior
- Ph.D. in Cultural Studies (with a focus on Gender, Disability, and LGBTQI* Studies)
Certified Diversity Trainer (A World of Difference; Living Diversity)
Expert for the design and implementation of diversity strategies in (international) organizations, Diversity & Inclusion in (higher) education, science and research, gender equality and inclusion, intercultural cooperation.
Professional experience: Diversity management in the field of international mobility and cultural exchange for Europe/Eurasia (training for executives and employees, strategic planning, process support, consulting); scientific research and teaching at several universities in Austria, Germany and the USA; extensive lecturing and publication experience with a focus on gender, disability and LGBTQI*.
Engagement: Mentor for MENTEE (mentoring program for young people from marginalized groups), member of the founding committee of Crip Magazine, co-founder and board member of Women of Vienna (2017-2020).
- MA studies in business administration at the University of Vienna
Responsibilities: ensuring that everything runs smoothly in the office, coordination of trainings, events and appointments, customer acquisition, admin processes, e-learning projects
- Unconscious Bias
- Diversity management in organizations at Alpe Adria University and ASD (Vienna)
Life and social counselor at the Psychosocial Academy (Vienna)
“Riding the creative Rollercoaster” at nowhere (Great Britain)
DemografieFIT at ÖJAB (Vienna)
Human Resources Management at bfi Vienna
Expert for operational diversity management and gender, personnel development and Unconscious Bias. Additional focal points are demographic and health management as well as management development with a focus on “leading in the future” and innovation management.
Professional experience: Managing director and consultant at Crossing Cultures and HILL International Turkey, diversity manager and personnel developer at Allianz Insurance, collaboration on EQUAL EU and INTI EU projects.
Lecturer: Labor market and migration, Unconscious Bias and intercultural competence at the FH Burgenland, FH bfi Vienna and WIPOL.
Engagement: Co-founder of ZukunftVIELFALT, supporter of Neustart Schule, initiator and founder of the women’s network Career Lounge, development of playful tools to raise awareness of diversity and health.
- Leadership Team Effectiveness
Leading Diverse Teams
- MBA, Webster University Vienna
Leadership & Management Methods, Performance Consulting International
Certified Administrator and Leadership Coach for:
Paradigm WorkPlace Big Five Profiles & 360,
NEO – PI – 3
Team Diagnostic Survey (TDS)
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
Intercultural Conflict Styles (ICS)
Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360
Thomas Kilmann Conflict Inventory (TKI)
As an advisor, coach and trainer with 26 years of global experience I see it as my mission to support leaders and experts to communicate, inspire and lead in a diverse and dynamic global market.
Expert at integrating diversity and inclusion principles in measures to increase the effectiveness of teams and leaders.
Professional experience: I’ve been working in organizational development for 26 years, in the public as well as the private sector spanning a variety of economic fields. I’m the Managing Partner at Lighthouse OD where I lead an interdisciplinary team of advisors, coaches and trainers with a focus on team efficiency, Digital Academies, Leadership, Change Management and Agile Methods.
Adjunct Professor at FH Wiener Neustadt where I teach courses on Intercultural Competence, Personal Development and Leadership.
- Unconscious Bias
- Studies in educational sciences and sociology
Certification: Diversity Management (NTL Institute & ÖAGG)
Group Dynamics & Organizational Consulting (ÖGGO)
Cross-cultural Competence (Intercultural Institute, USA)
Professional experience: Diversity trainer since 2002, bilingual organizational consultant, specialist in cross-cultural leadership at osb international, Lighthouse OD and NLT Institute, mediation between HQ & international subsidiaries in 16 countries.
Lecturer: Diversity & International Leadership, Unconscious Bias and CSR & Change Management at Danube University Krems, TU Vienna, Management Center Innsbruck and FH Campus Vienna.
Engagement: Founding and board member of the ASD- Austrian Society for Diversity and the Institute for Diversity, jury member Diversitas 2016 of the BMWFW, member of the arbitration commission of Danube University Krems, initiator & cooperation officer for the National Training Laboratories Institute (NTL, USA) and the Austrian Society for Group Dynamics & Organizational Consulting (ÖGGO), EU Business Consultant for the CEE Region.
- Unconscious Bias
- Certified Management Consultant – CMC (ISO 17024)
Adult Education Trainer – ZTEB (ISO 17024)
Train-the-Trainer (Wifi Vienna)
Systemic management consulting (incite Vienna)
Expert in agile collaboration and team development as well as Unconscious Bias. Other focal points are moderation and discussion techniques as well as a establishing culture of learning and a feedback culture.
Professional experience: After artistic activities at the Berlin State Opera, he switched to marketing at Radio RTL Vienna. He later founded an agency for promotion & hospitality. After selling the agency, he began working as a consultant and trainer.
Engagement: As a long-standing member of AGPRO, he also held various positions on the board.
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Master (MSc) in Coaching, Organizational and Personnel Development (ongoing)
Master (MA) in Intercultural Competences
Diversity Management at Danube University Krems
Bachelor (BSc) in Tourism & Hotel Management
I use my many years of experience in management positions in 7 different countries, my intercultural background, and my sound education to support people and organizations in their development.
Expert for leadership development, introducing Diversity & Inclusion in organizations, organizational development, leading across cultures, service excellence.
Professional experience: Managing Director of Inspiring Leaders e.U. (organizational development, training, coaching) in several languages, management experience in the international luxury hotel industry and in higher education.
- Operational Diversity & Inclusion
- Study of law
Studies in political science
Training as a mediator
Expert for human rights aspects of corporate culture(s), analysis, strategy planning, process support.
Professional experience: Independent human rights consultant and trainer (process support and training; needs assessment for, conception and implementation of organizational development processes), research assistant at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights (science and teaching on (non-)discrimination, identity/diversity and access to law).
Lecturer: at the University of Vienna (equality/diversity, anti-discrimination, political education), at FH bfi Vienna (CSR & human rights) and Danube University Krems (MR).
Engagement: Vice President of the Litigation Association for Enforcing the Rights of Victims of Discrimination, Member of the Human Rights Advisory Board at the Ombudsman Board (2012-2014), Founder and Board Member of the ZARA Civil Courage and Anti-Racism Association (1999-2013).
- Neurodiversity and Gender
Content Creation for eLearnings
- Bachelor of Business Psychology
Psychotherapeutic remedial course (in training)
Responsibilities: Social media and eLearning content creation, editor, and project assistant.