VON ROHR & ASSOCIATES

The Von Rohr & Associates Team

 

 

A multidisciplinary and complementary team

Von Rohr & Associates can rely on an experienced, complementary, multidisciplinary and multicultural team, composed of consultants and a support team.

The competencies of Von Rohr & Associates’ personal coaches are grounded in their proven knowledge of business psychology. Coming from a business background, they have served as executives or managers in various industry or service sectors within SME or multinationals. They work in English, French, German or Spanish, while remaining fully aware of distinctive cultural features.

Von Rohr & Associates consultants are certified in a number of targeted evaluation tools to deliver optimal results in line with the superior requirements of its clients.

 

Passion, involvement, expertise with a common service vision

An appointed personal coach guides each individual throughout the entire program to achieve the defined objective. Each coach can tap into the competencies of other expert consultants or specialists, to address the individual’s specific needs.

External partnerships built up over the years, in Switzerland and abroad, bring highly specialized services around the globe, and in domains such as image consulting, tax or legal advice in the event of business creation.

Board of Directors

Eva von Rohr

President, Founder


“Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” Bill Bradly

Eva founded Von Rohr & Associates in 1993 to empower individuals to reveal and leverage their potential across change cycles. In a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, talent and business sustainability require self-leadership and agility. Eva holds Degrees in Political Sciences and Conference Interpretation from the University of Geneva, prior to obtaining an MBA at IMD, Lausanne. Ever since, she partners with individuals and organizations to foster talent evolution, performance and transition.

 

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Marie-Anne Morgan

Director


"Courage is what is takes to stand up and speak; Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill

Convinced that the Human Resources function can only support a business through an in-depth understanding of all its economical and functional aspects, Marie-Anne has managed transformation projects in varied sectors, from heavy manufacturing industries and electronic components to the beauty and jewellery sectors, to name a few. She held international HR positions in small and large organizations and established her own consulting firm in management and human resources in 2017. She holds a diploma in Industrial Psychology from the University of Neuchâtel.

 

Nick Dryden

Director


"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  Laozi

Nick founded the eponymous firm of Dryden Associates SA in 2008, specialising in accounting and corporate services to international companies in Switzerland. He is a graduate of Edinburgh University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young. He also has an MBA from IMD. He has a wide business network and as an enthusiastic member of the British Swiss and Swiss Chinese Chambers of Commerce, he participates in and takes a keen interest in the development of the international aspects of Geneva’s trade and services.

 

Management

Frédérique Bleyzac

Director, Marketing & Business Development 


"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." Carl Gustave Jung 

Frédérique joined Von & Associates in 2017, following an experience of more than 20 years in international brand management within the luxury goods sector, in France and in Switzerland. A holder of a Master in Strategic Management and e-Business & e-Communication Degree, she has a significant international network and a thorough knowledge of the Economic base in Western Switzerland. She offers her expertise notably for entrepreneurship projects and personal Branding. Frédérique is a Certified Analyst in the Predictive Index assessment tool and also trained in Profiling, Mindful Leadership and Self-hypnosis.

 

Kathryne Bonvin-Bercel

Director, Career Transition & Coaching Practice


“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”  William Arthur Ward  

After 25+ years professional experience, of which 20+ spent in the Human Resources function, holding strategic and operational roles within multinational headquarter environments, Kathryne joined the firm in 2012. She brings a solid business network, as well as her enthusiasm and commitment when she guides individuals, at a professional cross-road, to success and personal satisfaction. She obtained a diploma in Business Administration from Fisher College in Boston. A Certified Trainer in Talent Development by “Global Novations”, she’s also a Certified Analyst of the Predictive Index assessment tool.

 

Anouk Heyraud

Lead, Talent Assessment & Development Practice

"It always seems impossible until it’s done." Winston Churchill

After more than 20 years’ of experience in career and HR management, Anouk joined Von Rohr & Associates in October 2018. As a qualified Psychologist, her passion is evaluating and developing people’s personal and social skills. She is a certified Analyst in tools such as CAPP, PerformanSe, Insights and Assessfirst. With over 15 years’ experience as an HR consultant, she has a very good knowledge of the Economic fabric in the French speaking part of Switzerland.

 

Consultants

Nathalie Baron

Senior Consultant


"Whatever you dream of undertaking, start it. Audacity has genius, power and magic." Goethe

Nathalie has been working with the firm since 2004. As a Certified Professional Coach, specialized in Career management, Leadership and Personal Branding, she accompanies, guides and mobilizes the potential and talents of individuals to enable them to succeed in meaningful and fulfilling careers that resemble them.
After a Master's degree in Economics and Social Sciences and a post-degree in International Management, she will act as Buyer and Sales Manager, before moving  to corporate training. Trained in Transactional Analysis and team coaching, she is also a Certified Analyst in the MBTI assessment tool.

 

Patrice Bourquenoud

Consultant


"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." Henry Ford

Patrice joined Von Rohr & Associates in 2017 after more than 20 years experience in the recruitment business and in professional reinsertion within local and international structures. His expertise allows him to be a key player in the evolution of the job market in line with corporate needs. Focused on service and counselling with a pragmatic approach in line with the market needs, his aim is to leverage his experience in providing effective career transition support to individuals, empowering them to navigate the competitive job market.Graduated from the Institute of Linguists of London, he is a Certified Analyst of the Insights Discovery tool.

 

Jean-Robert Freiburghaus

Senior Consultant


"Success makes sense and is sustainable only if shared!"

Jean-Robert offers individuals and businesses 32 years experience of change management as Human Resources Director & in Logistics accompanying them through various stages of professional reflection and transition. Owing to his expertise, he stimulates and supports them in becoming aware of their own resources and potentials. He holds a Federal Diploma in Organization, completed by a certification as "Human Resource Manager", he also has a solid network in the economic base in Western Switzerland, key factor to leverage career transition projects. Jean-Robert is a Certified Analyst in the Insights Discovery assessment tool.

 

Maja Lüscher

Senior Consultant


"A still point in a turning world." T.S. Eliot

Since 2001, Maja guides individuals in their professional transition, shares with them her knowledge in HR and personal development, using tools in line with their objectives and personality. Holding a Degree in Economics and Business Management, during 12 years member of the Management Team of an international group in industrial electronics, she then launched her own business and works on various HR & OD projects with people from various backgrounds, functions and origins. Maja is a Certified Analyst in the Insights Discovery assessment tool.

 

Geoffrey Matthews

Senior Consultant

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards” – Søren Kierkegaard

With over 30 years’ international management experience, Geoff has held senior HR positions in leading companies in the FMCG, healthcare and technology sectors. Now a coach, writer and consultant, Geoff is focused on helping people and organizations to fulfil their potential, and works with a variety of businesses and NGOs. He joined Von Rohr & Associates in 2018. Based in Switzerland since 25 years, Geoff leverages a strong network in the local and international business environment.
Co-author of “Engaged: Unleashing Your Organization’s Potential Through Employee Engagement”, Geoff has a Master in Management Studies, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in the Psychology of Organisational Development and Change. Geoffrey is a Certified Analyst in Lominger. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD), a Chartered Manager (CMgr) and of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI).

 

Isabelle Sehl

Senior Consultant, Dr. in Cognitive Psychology


"To walk our talk is an achievement, to be our talk is our master piece."

Isabelle has developed a 20 year partnership with Von Rohr & Associates. She has a broad experience in career repositioning, Cultural Change and in Organizational and People Development. To support these processes, she uses CAPP and CSN to reveal the intrinsic motivations and the functioning of a person.  Furthermore, 360° evaluation tools, LEA and Sonar, provide a profile of one’s management and leadership skills and an understanding of the various cognitive gateways linked with the different temperaments. She holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology and a Masters Degree in Pedagogy.

 

Anne-Marie Turcotte

Senior Consultant


"Your task is not to forsee the future but to enable it."  Antoine de Saint Eupéry.

With nearly 20 years’ experience in consulting, coaching and the delivery of training programs worldwide, Anne-Marie joined the Von Rohr team in 2013.  As a Senior Consultant, Anne-Marie works with individuals in career transition, coaching Executives and Leaders with a particular emphasis on collaboration, work-life balance, and health. Using a systemic team coaching approach, she works with teams at all levels to enhance performance and those aspiring to improve their agility and ability to adapt to change.  As a mediator she enables the resolution of long-standing conflicts.
Advisor to Executive level public servants, she was Chief of Staff, a Diplomat and Project Manager in Canada, France and in Mexico. She is a graduate of the Cycle international de l’Ecole National d’Administration in France and holds a Master’s degree from Carleton University (Canada).  Anne-Marie is perfectly bilingual and holds certifications in is Systemic Team Coaching, in the MBTI and Thomas Kilman Conflict Management tools, in Crucial Conversations and the Influencer and as a Mediator.  She is also a practitioner in hypnotherapy and in mindfulness.

 

Support Team

Lesley Cherubini

Associate, Client Services Geneva


"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston S. Churchill

Lesley joined Von Rohr & Associates in November 2005 and is responsible for Client Services at the Geneva office. She is the first “point of contact”, handling client inquiries through to coordination of service delivery and invoicing. Having graduated from a commercial school in the United Kingdom, she has a solid experience in administrative roles gained in international organizations and the Swiss environment.

 

Dorothée Berdoz

Services Support


"It is always better to try than to never fail." Andrew Williams

Dorothée joined Von Rohr & Associates in 2003. After several years as an Executive Assistant within an international leading trading company, she is now a member of the Lausanne team responsible for welcoming and providing professional administrative support to individuals as well as guidance in the use of the tools and resources at their disposal.

 

Caroline Dubois

Associate, Client Services Lausanne


"Smile to life and life will smile to you…"

Caroline joined Von Rohr & Associates in 2009 as Client Services Administrator. Having graduated from a commercial school and trained in the hotel sector, she has a background in business with broad knowledge in event organization, having worked in the hotel sector and for an international sports federation. She is the first “point of contact” for our Lausanne office, managing client inquiries through to coordination of service delivery and invoicing. She also works closely with Management to provide support for clients and individuals.

 

Céline Duperrier

Associate, Services & Operations


“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” Gandhi

Céline joined Von Rohr in 2014. A holder of a “Licence ès Lettres” in linguistics from the University of Geneva, she has worked for 13 years within an international Association. She has gained a solid experience in handling administrative tasks and in providing IT support. She collaborates closely with the Support Team and welcomes individuals and clients. She is in charge of IT support, workshop organization and accounting. Beyond IT and website updates, she facilitates a workshop on LinkedIn.

 

Catherine Matsuura

Services Support


"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." Winston Churchill

Catherine joined Von Rohr & Associates in May 2012 after working as a Receptionist/Secretary for a reputable Swiss law firm well known locally and internationally. Together with the Support Team, she welcomes individuals in career transition and coordinates the administrative tasks linked to the firm's services and to its Business information centre. She provides a technical support in the use of technology resources at their disposal at Von Rohr amongst others the database Lexis Nexis®. She shares her knowledge with candidates by facilitating a workshop on Technology Resources.

 

Cathy Menu

Client Services Support


"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them." Aristote

A holder of a Commercial Degree, Cathy joined Von Rohr & Associates in January 2002 after having worked as an Administrative Assistant with various multinational companies. In collaboration with the Support Team, she is responsible to welcome and provide support to individuals in career transition, as well as to the management team, mainly handling tasks linked to the firm's client portfolio.