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The HR Toolbox

You will learn how to design and implement effective HR practices and procedures that align with your strategy. We equip you with instruments to effectively manage your employees, improve retention rates, and foster a professional people-oriented work environment. You will learn practical techniques for building a credible employer brand ensuring your organization remains competitive in the market.

Your challenges are taken care of

How do we develop, motivate & retain our employees?

How do attract the right talent and what do new recruits expect?

How do we create a fair, attractive and employee-friendly working environment?

Which leadership competencies do we need to ensure the success of teams and the organization?

How do we recognize & reward performance, (how do we sanction under-performance)?

Do we need a dedicated HR-role and which competencies does an HR-responsible need?

Areas in which we work with you

The role of Performance Management in Organization Design © Konsultori

Key elements of work

  • We recognize what the organization and its employees need.
  • We develop the scope and positioning of HR in a way that fits with the organization.
  • We reevaluate current HR practices with regards to their effectiveness and impact.
  • We develop relevant HR instruments and guide their operationalization.
  • We support you in the development of your leadership team and their understanding of their roles.
  • We assist HR responsibles who are new in their role.

Results you will get

HR instrumetns

Development of HR instruments

HR processes

HR processes

Person

Role descriptions

Indicators

Development of HR performance indicators

Project-lead by a senior partner

Michael Kubiena © Konsultori

Michael Kubiena

With 25 years of experience across Central & South-eastern Europe, Turkey, and the Middle East, Michael has held roles in HR, management and consulting. He has managed HR departments of various sizes in startups and in corporate environments, specializing in the ICT & service industries. Michael’s respective expertise lies in strategic HR, compensation & performance management, talent management, and HR & management audits.
As a consultant, Michael’s work with startups and SMEs focuses on organization design and people practices; on leadership, culture and change. Furthermore, he works on concept & strategy development in the food industry and for non-profit organizations.

With degrees in business administration and cultural studies, along with an education in systems thinking & design, Michael offers a unique perspective on organizational dynamics.

Furthermore, his passion for food and sustainable urban food systems has led to his civil society engagement, as a speaker of the Vienna Food Policy Council.

Expertise we bring

Strategic HR Management

Translation of corporate strategy into HR strategy and programs. Establish scope and dimension of the HR function for the respective organization.

Role clarity and job evaluation

Building the basis for professional people practices while improving transparency and collaboration.

Compensation and performance management

Development of transparent compensation structures and fair, effective instruments for performance management and appraisal.

Recruiting, on-boarding and talent management

Design of employer branding, search and selection tools; of onboarding and development processes.

Petra Wolkenstein you are one of the best coaches I have ever seen!

Gloria Katharina Wagner
Gloria Katharina Wagner

I learned a lot about negotiations and about me! Thank you, Petra Wolkenstein.

Berit Barbosa
Berit Barbosa

Very competent in providing tools and strategies. I always feel a genuine passion for the mission to empower startups. Thank you!

Awa Kamara
Awa Kamara

Konsultori and Petra Wolkenstein are extremely professional. Her experience really helped us to get through the first funding round. We were thrilled that the documents and arguments which we produced in the preparations stage were so well received in our search for investors and during negotiations. I appreciated such a straightforward, hassle-free and honest partner who never forgot our goals and timeline. Without Konsultori, we’d never have managed to achieve everything within such a short space of time.

Thomas Perdolt
Thomas Perdolt
go2market

Our participants enjoyed her session on Negotiation In Action which imparted them with the confidence to get what they want. Petra shared her most important negotiation techniques, practical exercises as well as a confidence-building framework that the leaders can put into practice right away!

 

Elisabeth van Holthe tot Echten
Elisabeth van Holthe tot Echten

Petra Wolkenstein your lecture on negotiation was so insightful and engaging, thank you! You are a great storyteller!

Dina Mehulić
Dina Mehulić

Thank you a lot for the session this week! Some of the feedback from the founders (NPS 100!): The practical approach. Petra was super useful and clear and knowledgeable. The practical exercise super useful points for the negotiations. The combination of theory and practice. Even though we only learned about term sheets the negotiation practice was very useful and, in fact, helped us understand terms sheets better. The exercise was really interesting and a good insight into negotiation practice. It has been really great the best exercise I’ve done in the startup world!

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Irina Yashina

I really enjoyed the workshop with you and many of my TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center pals the other day! Honestly one of the best workshops I have ever attended and probably with much more interaction from all sides compared to some offline workshops.

Dajana Doskoc
Dajana Doskoc

Hey Petra! Really enjoyed your session. Valuable content and learnings.

Priit Pedastsaar
Priit Pedastsaar

Awesome 1 on 1 business session.

Marko Kaseleht
Marko Kaseleht

Thank you Petra! I want to share the comments received from the founders on the feedback form: “Amazing lesson should be a must for any founder, and life in general.It was really useful from a practical standpoint, clearly and helpfully delivered and felt like a safe space to learn, make mistakes, grow better. This is really great, would love to have more practice on this topic, and so I am going to make sure I use any materials available to work on it more.Great session. ! I don’t like role plays so was dreading it, but that was very useful. Thank you! The practice part was very cool a bit more of „hardcore“ examples and tactics, seemed too nice! Interesting topic I was expecting to get to go more in depth of special techniques of negotiation, maybe doing the simulation after the explanation of techniques so that you can apply. Liked all of it! The interactive element was strong and really enjoyable.”

Irina Yashina
Irina Yashina

The #LeadF programme provided the space and guidance for introspection, allowing me to reflect on my journey thus far and lay the groundwork for a more rewarding and enduring entrepreneurial adventure. I’m immensely grateful for all sessions held by Rebecca Williams, Annabelle Bockwoldt, Emma Stamiri, Amelia Suda-Gosch, Nina Mueller, Rupal Patel, Paulo André, Petra Wolkenstein, Preethi Sundaram. Your stories have enabled me to gain a deeper understanding of myself and chart a path for continued growth.

 

Afroditi Konidari
Afroditi Konidari

I run the Vienna Business Agency’s “Founders Lab” programme, during which I provide intensive support to early-stage start-ups over three months. Workshops and coaching sessions with Konsultori are a central part of the programme. The founders, regardless of their industry, benefit enormously from Petra’s, Franziska’s and Joachim’s input on the topics of business modelling, finance, negotiations and investments. Konsultori’s wealth of experience, expertise and approachability is a great asset to the startup ecosystem in Vienna.

 

Marlene Welzl
Marlene Welzl

Our collaboration with Petra has been a privilege, and without hesitation, we attest to her skills as a mentor and industry expert. Given Grayn’s position as an innovative technology company, with a focus on both environmental and social impact data, Petra’s guidance has played a pivotal role in navigating the intricacies of our expansion into the DACH region, specifically Austria. By leveraging our carefully crafted sales and market expansion strategy, Grayn achieved a heightened level of efficiency and success in penetrating the Austrian market. Petra’s expertise played a vital role in this accomplishment, allowing us to navigate the complexities of the local business landscape with confidence and precision. As a result, we were able to establish a strong foothold and make significant progress in our mission to promote sustainable accounting practices in Austria.

Marilena Frye
Marilena Frye

I had the privilege to widen my skills through the Female Founders program #LeadF and learn from top-class speakers such as Petra Wolkenstein, Rebecca Williams and Preethi Sundaram just to name a few! Thank you!

 

Nina Vielen-Kallio
Nina Vielen-Kallio

Petra Wolkenstein’s coaching for LENA is brilliant. She works in a structured way but is always open to out-of-the-box thinking. She takes an analytical approach and inspires us with her input and ideas. Her great sense of humour makes every session feel more like fun than work.

Werner Leinwather, Monika Leinwather, Bernhard Miller
Monika Leinwather, Werner Leinwather, Bernhard Miller

I just re-watched your videos. They are fantastic! Thank you for such a structured attitude. The “templates-based” training is excellent! Also, lots of great insights into how an investor thinks during the Q&A sessions.

Victoria Gerukh
Victoria Gerukh

Hi, once again Petra! Thank you for such an energetic session. It is absolutely excellent and highly valuable.

Ievgen Iosifov
Ievgen Iosifov

Competence. Experience. Excellence. Full Commitment! Thank you for all the great workshops and the coaching.

Dudu Gencel © Dudu Gencel
Dudu Gencel

Petra helped us in structuring the key message and all relating documents for finding venture capital for a newly founded start-up in the field of green chemicals. Petra also provided us contacts and venture opportunities for our mission. We totally appreciated Petras’s very experienced, well-skilled but still hands-on way of working with us. Petra is perfectly capable of sensing what her customers really need. We really learned a lot! Thank you, Petra.

Alexander Svejkovsky © Alexander Svejkovsky
Mag. Alexander Svejkovsky

Petra’s highly structured and positive approach proved to be golden for Goldkehlchen. Her multiple challenges and understanding of our business challenges made her an indispensable sparring partner in the consulting process. She joined us as a coach and remains with us as part of our extended team.

Dr. Adam Ernst © Dr. Adam Ernst
Dr. Adam Ernst

I was able to enjoy another great workshop at i2c last week. Petra Wolkenstein shared her knowledge on B2B negotiations with us. My personal highlight was a role-play we did. We formed teams of two-each person representing one of two parties- with the task to negotiate a deal. The scenario was about a scientist and a corporate that had to agree upon IP-rights so that they could bring a new product to the market. If successful, the deal would yield increased revenues to both, but they had different expectations towards the success chance of the project.

Benjamin Mörzinger © Benjamin Mörzinger
Benjamin Mörzinger (CEO)

Unfortunately, our Founder Lab – Creative Industries at the Vienna Business Agency has now officially come to an end. But this valuable experience of building my own business with your support, so much warmth, appreciation, inspiring feedback and priceless impulses is simply incredible. Great collaborations, projects, commissions and synergies have been created. Thank you dear team for your touching farewell words to me. I am still very touched…

Lena Marie Glaser © VilmaPflaum
Lena Marie Glaser

TRAXIT graduates from SWG OPA! With great honour and pleasure, we received our Graduation Diploma from Startup Wise Guys Online Pre Accelerator.
Big thanks to all SWG Team, and in particular Cristobal Alonso, Andrea Orlando, Asta Vasiliauskaite, Marta Madara Dundure, Karina Lapina, Andra Bagdonaitė and all supporting and external Mentors for the highly valuable insights on Pitching, Company Values and Purpose, Sales and Financials. In particular Paola Gariglio, Juan Carlos Martinez Barrio, Petra Wolkenstein and Patrick Collins, among others. We loved being there and being pushed to the limits! It was a rich and productive program.

Pietro Lanzarini © Pietro Lanzarini
Pietro Lanzarini Ceo & CoFounder, Traxit

Petra’s support with the sale of the company gave me the expertise and experience that I lacked in this area. I am delighted that we were able to bring the project to such a positive conclusion. The industry is not easy.

Sonja Hager © Sonja Hager
Sonja Hager (Ex-Eigentümerin)

The sale of the company together with Konsultori went extremely well. The consultant’s experience helped with such a complex issue. The sales concept and the negotiation support were decisive.

Karin Haffert © Karin Haffert
Karin Haffert (Ex-Eigentümerin)

Petra’s “let’s do it” attitude is a perfect match to the dynamics of a startup team. Her work leads to impressive results.

Dr. Bernhard Schandl © Dr. Bernhard Schandl
Bernhard Schandl (CTO)

Petra led a strategy revision process in a dynamic, expanding medium-sized company across several divisions under time pressure. She has the ability to get the most diverse division heads on board, even with difficult topics. The result was a perfect fit.

Bernhard Thalhammer © Bernhard Thalhammer
Bernhard Thalhammer (former M&A Manager)

A big “thank you” for your workshop “Debunking the investor process” in our Accelerator Programme at Gateway. It was an absolute highlight for me this year. Especially the concept of “rich or king” will be with me from now on.

Dieter Welfonder © Dieter Welfonder
Dieter Welfonder

Vienna, where there are many opportunities and contacts, helps us time and again. Petra Wolkenstein, who does M&A consulting, helped us with the financing round.

Richard Malovich
Richard Malovic

Thank you for the really excellent support and advice.

Philipp Loidolt-Shen
Philipp Loidolt-Shen

It was great having you here Petra, thank you for all the support for the founders!

Andra Bagdonaite © Andra Bagdonaite
Andra Bagdonaitė

 

Thanks for your great support!!

 

 

Gabriele Tatzberger © Gabriele Tatzberger
Gabriele Tatzberger

Today the very first workshop of our #growthlab went online! Great experience thanks to the guidance of Petra Wolkenstein, and the participation of our freshly selected batch members. It`s great to see people joining from the comfort of their homes, bringing in different perspectives and experiences and being involved in open discussions about their businesses.

Dudu Gencel © Dudu Gencel
Dudu Gencel

Nice session, Petra!! Thanks for sharing your wisdom and experience.

Sarah Iranpour © Sarah Iranpour
Sarah Iranpour

Thanks, Petra Wolkenstein for being part of an amazing coaching team.

Cristobal Alonso © Startup Wise Guys
Cristobal Alonso

We just successfully wrapped up Batch 9 Riga program, and on behalf of whole SWG team I wanted to say BIG THANKS for your participation in the program and offering the teams your experience and time!

Kristine Kornilova © Kristine Kornilova
Kristine Kornilova

Thank you very much for your time and valuable insights.

Nikiara Purmambietova © Nikiara Purmambietova
Nikiara Purmambietova

Thank you, Petra, for your great insights on the investor readiness topic!

Alona Belinska © Alona Belinska
Alona Belinska

We really appreciate the great help and tips we received during Investor Dynamics training, and the valuable feedback and hands-on approach, which gave us a clear picture, what activities are most important for us and how to execute them.

Oliver Sogel © Oliver Sogel
Oliver Sögel

Dear Petra! It was a pleasure for me to learn from your experience today, it was a great 2nd level negotiations workshop, I’m looking forward to applying the learned knowledge in my future meetings and negotiations.

Diana Vysoka © Diana Vysoka
Diana Vysoka

Petra Wolkenstein provided us with very professional and helpful support in various phases. Starting with company coaching in the area of internationalisation through to support in the search for investors. Especially in this phase, the cooperation worked very well and Petra was able to find us high-quality and suitable investors. The network of investors extends far beyond the borders of Austria and has a very good breadth and depth. Thank you very much for your excellent, proactive support!

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Valentin Jilch © Valentin Jilch
Valentin Jilch

Thank you konsultori team! It was our pleasure to be present in the vibrant Startup ecosystem that Vienna is becoming and to be part of the Wirtschaftsagentur Wien Vienna Startup program. One of the biggest advantages though was to learn from you and to work with you on our future plans.

Luka Mohoric © Luka Mohoric
Luka Mohoric

Our Ag-Tech Startup Accelerator always aims at having motivating speakers and workshops in order to develop the founders‘ skillsets further. Petra Wolkenstein held an incredibly informative and exciting negotiations workshop where everyone had a lot fun while taking away numerous learnings. I can highly recommend her negotiations workshop to everyone who needs to improve in this field.

Alexander Kunst © Alexander Kunst
Alexander Kunst

Thank you for the amazing negotiations training today at Startup Wiseguys and the great mentoring session!

Sigvards Krongorns © Sigvards Krongorns
Sigvards Krongorns

In Petra Wolkenstein, we have found someone who will provide us with consistent and targeted support in focusing our services and, building on this, will help us to decisively develop our presence in digital and social media. The contribution of her personal experience in dealing with these media and her corresponding expertise are a decisive factor in the expansion of our customer base. I can only warmly recommend Mrs Wolkenstein. What she develops and drives forward in the start-up scene also has great applications for us as an SME. The positive development of our company over the last 5 years of working with Mrs Wolkenstein is the best proof of this.

Lorenz Consult ZT GmbH copyright Lorenz Consult
DI Christian Lorenz

Petra is definitely one of the very best M&A experts that I met.

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Nikola Ljusev (former CEO)
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Our process

01.

Initial consultation & project outline

We engage in a thorough discussion to understand your specific needs, goals, timeline, budget, and general project requirements.

02.

Organizational Diagnosis

We analyze and recognize what the organization and its employees need. We evaluate current HR-practices with regards to their effectiveness and impact.

03.

Setting the HR agenda

We develop the scope and positioning of HR in a way that fits with the organization and its strategy.

04.

Development of the first HR tools

We develop relevant HR instruments and guide their oprationalization.

05.

Shaping the HR role

We facilitate and guide the design of the HR function, its scope and dimension and help shape the right understanding of the HR role in the organization.

06.

Support implementation

We support HR-responsibles new to their role as well as managers and leaders who take on HR-responsibilities.

How we support you

Advisory

Individual projects tailored to your situation but based on our proven framework and approach. You work with your Konsultori expert or team.

Case studies

Other expertise in Organisational design

01.

Organizational set up and (Re)-alignment

We use a holistic approach, that considers all aspects of your organization and work with a comprehensive organization model. We make your organization’s capabilities, its cultural and behavioural patterns visible and can thus identify opportunities for improvement. Based on our findings, we prioritize and plan interventions in structures, processes, and roles to drive positive change.

02.

Leadership and culture

First-time leaders as well as seasoned managers and executives are faced with ever-changing demands and growing expectations.
Konsultori experts will offer a holistic view on leadership which pays tribute to this increasing complexity and provides insights into the critical role of leadership in driving performance, promoting innovation and leading change.