Stefan has over 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 came to New Zealand in 2003.
Stefan is a published author on diversity and inclusion and co-founder of the Diversity Institute (2011). Building on his experience, observations and studies he utilizes practical tools to develop successful and inclusive individuals, teams, and organisations in a diverse environment. Learning new tools like the Resolving Differences and Preventing Conflict Model do not require any pre-knowledge, are practical, relevant, and successfully applied by many of his clients. Good things come out of good relationships on a personal and business level.