Philipp Werenfels

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Philipp D. Werenfels, PhD is the Founder of the Executive Coaching firm Holympia GmbH, Luzern (Switzerland). Inspired by the Olympic spirit and a holistic approach to business, he unlocks the power of your potential, transforms relationships, and creates solutions to move you to championship level of performance. With expertise in leadership behaviors, practical strategic thinking, relationship building and executive development - Dr. Werenfels has accelerated the careers of numerous top executives and improved the performance of teams.

As a trusted strategic partner to many successful leaders in the USA, Europe, and Asia his clients serve in upper and mid-level leadership roles of midsize to large global Fortune 1,000 enterprises in numerous industries such as finance, pharmaceutical, broadcasting, and wholesales, among others.

During his early banking career, Philipp completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration at the Higher College of Commerce BL in Switzerland, while working as a financial analyst and loan officer serving small- to midsize companies. He quickly learned organizational performance depends on leadership, shifting his curiosity to the function of systems and the human side of performance.

This led him to move to San Diego, California, to earn his master and doctorate degrees in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University. Studying behaviors, systems and dynamics in organizational settings, his special research interests focused on the Effects of Optimism on Goal Setting Performance. In addition, he co-authored research on Airline Station Performance as a Function of Employee Satisfaction, presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and published in the Journal of Quality Management.

Dr. Philipp D. Werenfels is a member of several professional organizations in America and Switzerland: the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Arbeits - und Organisations Psychologie (SGAOP), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL) as well as a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching (IOC).

To contact Dr. Philipp D. Werenfels and learn more about unlocking the power of your potential, please visit (English) or (German).

- versatile interpersonal skills unlocking the best in people
- extensive international work experiences advising teams embrace diversity
- strong visionary & strategic skills empowering individuals and organizations to achieve a sustained increase in performance

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