My consulting and coaching clients, workshop and seminar participants and students are - or become - entrepreneurs, executives, professionals, freelancer, scientists, ... The companies,
organizations and institutions I work with are from health care, IT and other areas. Below some favourite comments. On request I'll be pleased to name personal references.
editorial page editor, 37 y:
Your coaching concept is analytic, integrative and always goal oriented and structured. This ist fascinating and I made rapid progresses. Your style is open minded, empathic and supporting. I felt in good hands.
manager it company, 45 y:
Dr. Weßel's interview technique is empathic and attentive. By this we could reflect different motives and aspects in a continued dialogue. The crucial factor of success was, that Dr. Weßel did not forestall important discussions with pre-built theoretical models of explanation. In fact her explanations and literature references after gaining some insight fostered to explore and consolidate the topics in depth. By this I reached coherent conclusions and approaches for change and development. These meanwhile proved to be helpful and applicable.
bachelor student business informatics, 23 y:
Your teaching in the seminar consulting fostered both my professional and my personal growth. This took also and intensively place during my bachelor thesis. I thank your for this experience and especially for insights in social informatics.
master student public health, 25 y:
Hi Christa, enclosed you'll find my master thesis. The attachments are available via the following link: [...] I thank you for the wonderful support and supervision, it was exactly what I envisaged! Now I will entrust myself in the arms of colleague Morpheus.
master student public health, 35 y:
Dear Christa, today I delivered my thesis. [...] I thank you for your intensive support and supervision inspite of your long days. I hope we keep in touch. [...] Thank you so much.
speech therapist and coach, 63 y:
Thanks a lot for the wonderful documentation. It is really helpful as a tool for recollection and for further studies. Great idea to put it into this shape.
scientist and lecturer health care pedagogics, 27 y:
During my studies of public health I took part in your seminar on strategic management (summer 2013). Meanwhile I work in the academic staff at [university] and teach in the bachelor and master courses on health care pedagogics. This year I integrated in a seminar small talks performed by the students. They have to reflect on the topics of the previous session - in the way we used in your seminar --> without power point. It works very well, the students are very creative and the feedback is very good so far. I thank you for this petite approach :)
manager medical device manufacturer, 52 J:
Your book [Basics in Consulting] tells often about reflexion and indeed it was inspiring - so much, that I in all likelihood will accept an offer to change inside my company on a totally new management position in a totally different business domain. Your book has meanwhile been peppered with flags and comments - something I do only in good books about management.
artist, 72 y:
Although it's not my professional area, "Basics in Consulting" seems to be a very precious book. Those who want to become acquainted with the area, find basic material. Those who are working for quite some time as consultants, can extend their knowledge. Your style comes across and is friendly and to the point, with fine and convenient examples. [...] The basis of your work is mutual respect. Every single person is of relevance for the whole, be it a company or an institute. [...] You ought to know that I did not read the whole book. It is not my professional area, but what I read, I read with pleasure. I enjoyed all the human aspects and I discovered: always bear in mind "The moose on the table".
scientist and lecturer in computer sciences and medical informatics at a university, 50 y:
Especially I appreciate the way how you - in a clear and comprehensible language and in short texts [Catch the Moose] - describe aspects to the point, where elsewhere on a big amount of paper and e-paper plenty of illegible stuff is presented.
scientist and lecturer in computer sciences at a university, 35 y:
I handed your book [Elche fangen, catch the moose] to an assistant, as he shall work with us on the interviews [in a research project]. Today he gave it back, praising it as extremely fascinating. "I never thought, that this topic could be so interesting." He assessed it as readily understandable and easily to read. Especially the examples he considered as helpful and a perfect complement to the text.
social worker, 40 y:
Thank you so much for your fascinating texts, it is a wonderful opportunity to reflect again on the Gestalt weekends. [in my blog for instance Gestalt_en wachsen]
project manager IT, 40 y:
Your skill in writing such amazing articles in a short time is fascinating. [referring to the blog: "Standardisierung kostet ..."]
bachelor student business informatics, 23 y:
In my department I took over the task to explore the concept of the department and to develop recommendations how to improve the performance of the department. Thus I shall act as a consultant and organize workshops for my team leader. Your book [Basics in Consulting] helps a lot. Furthermore I want to tell you that I have a great regard for your seminar [Consulting] and that I'm looking forward to the second part next term.
bachelor student IT product management, 21 y:
Now we look on the closing words of the portfolio [in social informatics]. They show my personal conclusion, describing my reflexion on the semester overall, during which I attended the workshops in the lectures "Social Nets" and "Informatics and Society". I liked the workshops overall although I'm not a person who likes to interact and to occupy centre stage. Alas I could not avoid this as our group consisted of just five students and the teacher. Overall this evolved as positive, because the workshops were everything but not a boring lesson and indeed I had fun. The continued repetition of the subject matter lingered in the memory. Beside this I reflected intensely on my studies in IT product management and its parts. The flexible working style, for instance the organization of breaks and lessons was relaxing and precious. In the beginning my own learning targets were indifferent and not well defined. During the semester I was able to shape and to reach them. Beside this the inclusion of and work on topics apart from social informatics stemming from other lectures were excellent. For instance we looked on quality management, feedback and presentations techniques. Summarizing I can say with good conscience that I have performed successfully the lectures "Social Nets" and "Informatics and Society".
creative director digital, 42 y:
Dr. Christa Weßel accompanied and supported me during my professional realignment. Fostered by her attentive and purposeful requesting and roundups and our intense dialogue I realized in short order, that the careers in creative business and at universities complement each other perfectly and showed me, how I can follow both ways. The dialogues were open and led - based upon profound theories and convenient and applicatory solutions - rapidly to recognizable results. Thus I can entirely recommend Dr. Christa Weßel as coach.