Denkwerkstatt für Manager

Geschwill & Nieswandt

Clever minds with implementation strength

Management consulting needs bright minds with implementation strength. The focus of our experts has its basis in psychological sciences, management practice and excellent communication. Measuring success has always been the passion of empirical psychology.

Nach der Gründung 1996 haben Martina Nieswandt und Roland Geschwill das Unternehmen 2011 als Denkwerkstatt neu ausgerichtet. Seit 2022 ist Barbara Limbeck, die schon viele Jahre an der Seite der Denkwerkstatt steht, in die Geschäftsführung eingestiegen.
Alle unsere Kolleginnen und Kollegen sind berufserfahren und verfügen darüber hinaus selbst über Managementerfahrung außerhalb der Beratung.

Our customers appreciate the fact that we are very strong in implementation and also somewhat content-heavy.

Das stimmt! Dennoch gehen auch wir konsequent den Weg der Digitalisierung, mögen disruptive Denkansätze und sind bestrebt komplexe Themen handhabbar zu machen. Eben für die Praxis! 

Dr. Roland Geschwill

Psychologist, PhD Management Co-founder and Managing Director of Denkwerkstatt for Managers.
Roland Geschwill is qualified twice: as a psychologist and economist. He is also a lecturer at the 1. MBA... more

Roland Geschwill is multiple qualified:
As a psychologist and economist. He is also a lecturer at 1. MBA HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT in Heidelberg.
Various specialist books by Roland Geschwill and Martina Nieswandt have been published by Springer-Verlag. With EDTech (online learning in organizations) (2019) and Laterales Management (2020) in German and English, two of the important topics of our economic times are processed.

One Denkwerkstatt-partner likes to call him "Mr. Brain" because of his extensive practical and theoretical knowledge in management development.

Dr. Martina Nieswandt

Business Economist, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and MBA Financial Management Hagen/Cardiff, 2006 Co-founder and Managing Director of Denkwerkstatt for Managers
She is a lecturer at the Master of Arts Project Management program and also at the 1. MBA HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT in Heidelberg. As part of her doctoral studies at the... more

She is an instructor for the master's program in project management Master of Arts Project Management in Heidelberg.

As part of her doctorate at the University of Surrey/GB, she researched the influence and role(s) of middle management on cultural change processes in organizations and thus presented one of the first research papers with this focus. It significantly shortened the duration of cultural change within a mid-sized company without compromising sustainability. With her four years of research she created the basis for the unique approach to cultural change in organizations by Denkwerkstatt. Tina Nieswandt is quick-witted and holds 1st Dan in Ju-Jutsu.

In addition to the publications EDTech (online learning in organizations) (2019) and Laterales Management (2020) with Springer Verlag, Fast Cultural Change (2015) by Martina Nieswandt has been published by Palgrave McMillan.

Barbara Limbeck

Dipl.-Betriebswirtin (BA), Partner and Managing Director of Denkwerkstatt for Managers
Barbara Limbeck has worked as a consultant and "implementer" for Denkwerkstatt für Manager for many years and has... more

Barbara Limbeck has been working for many years as a consultant and "implementer" for Denkwerkstatt für Manager and has contributed significantly to the emergence of Denkwerkstatt. She joined Denkwerkstatt as a partner in January 2022. She is the "tackler" in the team and loves to "just do it". When it comes to implementing the initiated culture change in companies, she is on the spot. Barbara then accompanies the culture and related communication work on an interim basis.

After years as a senior consultant in well-known advertising agencies, as a key account manager in large companies and as an independent consultant in the field of start-up culture, communication, e-commerce and customer service management, she has a wide range of experience.

She gained her expertise in the field of "Female Entrepreneurship" as the long-time head of the gig7 Competence Center FeMale Business, a start-up center of Mannheim.
Her resume is colorful and always marked by curiosity and challenges. She regards this as her life elixir.

Main areas of work:

  • Implementation of start-up cultures in companies
  • Culture development in companies
    internal and external communication within the culture change process
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Executive coaching 

Claudio Thunsdorff

Business Psychologist M. Sc., Police Psychologist Councilor
Claudio Thunsdorff works as a consultant in Denkwerkstatt für Manager. His focus is on stress and emotion management,... more

Claudio Thunsdorff works as a consultant in the Denkwerkstatt für Manager. His focus is on stress and emotion management, analysis of corporate culture and occupational health management. Among other things, he conducts psychological risk analyses for companies and administrations and advises on health and social issues. In addition, he works at the University of Police Rhineland-Palatinate as a police psychologist in research, teaching and in the field.
Not for nothing is he considered the calming influence in the team.

Main areas of work:

  • Occupational health management (mental risk analysis, activity analysis, etc.)
  • Stress and emotion management
  • Conflict moderation and negotiation
  • Employee and customer surveys
  • Coaching and leadership training
  • Development and implementation of competence models

Lisa Treiber

M.Sc. Cognitive and Clinical Psychology, M.Sc. Neuroscience, Cognitive and Behavioral Biology.
Lisa Treiber is a statistics expert at Denkwerkstatt für Manager. Clear, focused, fast - That's how... more

Lisa Treiber is a statistics expert at the Denkwerkstatt für Manager.
Clear, focused, fast - That's the best way to describe Lisa's way of working.

Her focus is on the planning and implementation of employee surveys and interviews as well as their content-related and statistical evaluation. She acquired the necessary knowledge in particular during her many years of work at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, which she carried out while studying for her master's degree at the University of Mannheim.

Main areas of work:

  • Planning, implementation and evaluation of employee and customer surveys
  • Development and implementation of competence models
  • Occupational health management (mental risk analysis, activity analysis, etc.)

Katharina Degenring

Hotel business economist, systemic coach
For Katharina Degenring, the motto has always been: Be excellent - stay excellent! With this awareness... more

For Katharina Degenring, the motto has always been: Be excellent - stay excellent! With this awareness she goes to work. Focused on empowerment and self-reflection and through her many years of experience in human interaction and in the context of her own history, background and experience, team development is her hobbyhorse.

Authenticity is an important prerequisite for convincing, inspiring and advancing.

To smile, inspire and be passionate in daily interactions.

Main areas of work:

  • Team development

  • Complaints and complaint management

  • Intercultural communication

  • Trainings within the hotel industry

Bernhard Karr

Graduate Psychologist
In his "first" professional life, Bernhard Karr was a trainer, personnel and organizational developer in a... more

In his "first" professional life, Bernhard Karr worked as a trainer, personnel and organizational developer in a company in the financial services sector. His tasks ranged from the design and implementation of internal assessment centers and management development programs to team development measures and quantitative and qualitative employee surveys.

In his "second" professional life, he assumed responsibility for a large territory with a large number of teams as an independent sales director.

With its commitment to the Denkwerkstatt für Manager the circle closes for him. He uses his many years of experience as an executive and entrepreneur, as well as a broad spectrum of interventions at his disposal, many times for the benefit of our clients.

He is also committed to jazz and is a board member of the FRIENDS of Enjoy Jazz, one of the most important jazz festivals in Europe. Bernhard's credo: Companies need more jazz.

Main areas of work:

  • Executive coaching
  • Conflict moderation, team development
  • Occupational health management (healthy leadership /healthy conversations)
  • Conception of lateral management in sales organizations
  • Management Strategy Development

Petra Full Gold

Dipl.-Wirtschaftsingenieurin
Petra Vollgold has many years of experience and the industry and production. Almost 20 years was... more

Petra Vollgold has many years of experience in industry and production. For almost 20 years, she was significantly involved in human resources and organizational development at Daimler AG, as well as in leadership processes directly at the plant. She has accompanied all employee groups From foremen to top management. Accompanying change and cultural development processes was a topic early on in her career.

 

Main areas of work:

  • Accompaniment of transformation processes
  • Team development
  • Moderation of workshops, meetings and large events
  • Introduce and establish the strengths-based approach.
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Jürgen Fritz

Graduate Psychologist
Jürgen Fritz has many years of experience as an executive and was most recently a member of the management team at... more

Jürgen Fritz has many years of experience as a manager and most recently served on the management board of the German headquarters and on the European Marketing Leadership Board of an international software provider. Questions of corporate management, cultural change in companies, intercultural cooperation, leadership and future-oriented management concepts have determined his daily work. Today, he brings this experience into his consulting work for Denkwerkstatt clients.

He is also active as a co-partner and co-managing director of Enjoy Jazz, a non-profit company that organizes one of the most important jazz festivals in Europe.

Main areas of work:

  • Executive coaching and leadership training
  • Management Strategy Development
  • Marketing / Sales Development, conception and organization
  • Process development and process optimization
"People should not be judged by their experiences, but by their ability to have experiences."
George Bernard Shaw

We

Think, think ahead, rethink - act: The Denkwerkstatt brings thinking into action, ideas into implementation, potential to unfold

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Consulting approach

In partnership. Controversial. Sustainable. Measurable. 

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