Stefan has 20 years of experience as a human resources manager, trainer and consultant in Europe and New Zealand in the FMCG industry, manufacturing, local government and professional services. His degrees in industrial psychology (Germany) and MBA (UK) laid the foundation for many successfully resolved people challenges in a business context. His passion for leadership and thriving organisational cultures resulted in advising the European headquarters of BP on learning and development programmes before he immigrated to New Zealand in 2003.
Stefan is a published author on diversity and inclusion and co-founder of the Diversity Institute. Building on his experience, observations and studies he developed practical tools to develop successful and inclusive individuals, teams, and organisations in a diverse environment. Tools like Resolving Differences @Work© are now successfully applied by many of his clients. Good things come out of good relationships on a personal and business level.
"I am passionate about my rock band and writing music. I am also passionate about business and creating a work environment that allows people to find fulfilment in their work and businesses to grow. There are many connections between a band playing a great show and a high performing team. Everyone brings in their unique skills, gives their best, collaborates, and thrives to achieve a common goal.”