Knowledge & patience: the counter to greater skill. Building structure with framework, method & mind. Fast, efficient & reliable.
Work & Travel in Aachen (Aix La Chapelle), Amsterdam, Antwerpen, Berlin, Brussels (Bruxelles), Cologne (Köln), Davos, Düsseldorf, Esch (Alzette, Belval), Florence, Frankfurt (Main), Genève (Genf), Luxembourg City (Ville de Luxembourg), Milano (Mailand), Paris, The Hague (Den Haag), Trier, Vienna (Wien), Zürich | Austria (Österreich), Belgium (Belgien), France (Frankreich), Germany (Deutschland), Italy (Italia, Italien), Luxembourg, The Netherlands (Holland, Nederland, Niederlande), Switzerland (Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera)
1983-1988: sole representative of italian and british fashion labels in Germany, Switzerland, Austria.
1986-1988: sales manager (West-Europe, North-America) and unit director for a german designer label near Hamburg, Germany.
1997-to date: concept, planning, and implementation of online communications. Professional website development to support small business long-term.
2005-to date: guidance to organizations, corporate clients & individuals as an independent adviser, backup, and proven closer.
2018-to date: Programmatic modernization & digitalisation.
Flexible & reliable settlement of jobs that require immediate attention.
Empathetic. Open minded. Progressive.
Strategic Agility – sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences & trends accurately; has broad knowledge & perspective; is future-oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures & visions of possibilities & likelihoods; can create competitive & breakthrough strategies & plans.
Managing Vision & Purpose – communicates a compelling & inspired vision or sense of core purpose; talks beyond today; talks about possibilities; is optimistic; creates mileposts & symbols to rally support behind the vision; makes the vision sharable by everyone; can inspire & motivate entire units or organizations.
Decision Quality – makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his solutions & suggestions turn out to be correct & accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice & solutions.
Drive for Results - can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly & consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self & others for results.
Managerial Courage – doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and «actionable» positive & corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly & directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
Peer Relationships – can quickly find common ground & solve problems for the good of all; can represent his own interested and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust & support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers.
Motivating Others – creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team or project members; can assess each person’s hot button and use it to get the best out of him; pushes tasks and decisions down; empowers others; invites input from each person and shares ownership & visibility; makes each individual feel his work is important; is someone people like working for and with.
Negotiating - can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal & external groups; can settle differences with minimum noise; can win concessions without damaging relationships; can be both direct & forceful as well as diplomatic; gains trust quickly of other parties to the negotiations; has a good sense of timing.
Building Effective Teams - blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale & spirit in his team; shares wins & successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
I am interested in work as a contractor, freelancer or in-house consultant on a commensurate budget (compensation package). A phone call is appreciated.
As a private contractor, solutions consultant & senior adviser I provide direction & guidance to organizations, corporate clients and individuals as an independent advisor, backup, and proven closer. Through consulting, coaching & planning I manage and lead performance, change & development. Drop-in service, call anytime.
Willingness to pay. Value-based pricing. Flat rate advisory fee or a weekly rate. Retainer. Package deal, professional courtesies, repeat business. Face to face is best, rush orders possible. Price plus taxes (value-added tax) where applicable.