Meet Our Faculty
Meet our international teaching & consulting team
Sonja Rauschütz

MPA (Harvard University)

Negotiation advisor and  facilitator working with clients in the US, Europe, CEE, SEE and the Middle East; management trainer, executive coach and international mediator. A boundary spanner, Sonja focuses on Negotiator Agility in challenging negotiations and long-lasting conflict.

1999 – 2002 Faculty at Harvard at Law School Program on Negotiation; 2000 she initiated the Israeli Palestinian Negotiating Partners (IPNP) program, 2004 the Balkan Negotiation Partners and 2015 the Young Negotiator Initiative; Studied at Vienna University of Economics and Business and holds a Master of Harvard Kennedy School of Government, US. Certified PCM® trainer, LOD™ provider and System Constellation consultant; Tri - Energetic Counsellor; lecturer at renowned universities; keynote speaker

Dr. Harald Klien

Vienna University of Business 
Administration and Economics

M&A expert, 20 years in mergers & acquisitions and investment consulting, negotiated over 400 international deals in various industries (e.g. construction, real estate, transportation, steel, engineering, telecommunication, IT, automotive industry, tourism); executive manager and founder of CD Invest Consult GmbH / global M&A Austria; founder and president von ACG Austria, an NGO for economic and organizational growth; co-founder of Vienna School of Negotiation, international lecturer; keynote speaker

Moty Cristal

MPA (Harvard University)

Strategic advisor and trainer for cross-cultural political and business negotiations specialized in crisis negotiations; Lt. Colonel (R.) with extensive operational experience; 1994-2001 member of Israeli Negotiation Team, in part as Deputy Chief Negotiator of the Israeli Prime Ministers Negotiation Team; lecturer at Diplomatic Studies Department, Tel Aviv University, the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism, Herzelia and Singapore University; co-founder of Israeli Palestinian Negotiating Partners (IPNP); Keynote Speaker

Beatrix Schmelzle-Austin

MPA (Harvard University)

Negotiation skills trainer, cross-culturally experienced facilitator, engaged in international conflict management initiatives, worked for Search for Common Ground and International Alert with a special emphasis on Southeastern Europe; lecturer since 1999, starting at Harvard Kennedy School; currently pursuing a PhD on peacebuilding and victimization in post-war regions, focusing on linking theory and practice; co-edits and coordinates the Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation, Berghof Research Center, Berlin

Anthony Wanis-St.John

Ph.D. (Tufts University)

Negotiation consultant and management trainer; facilitates strategic alliances in multinationals, as well as World Bank projects in Latin America; advises negotiators in the Middle-East peace process; mediator with Palestinian-Lebanese background, numerous publications (e.g. ‘Back Channels: Two Edged Sword of Peacemaking’, ‘Cultural Pathways in Conflict Resolution’, ‘Expanding the Pie’; lecturer e.g. Tufts University, Harvard Law School, Bordeaux Ecole de Management, Notre Dame University in Beirut; keynote speaker

Keith Fitzgerald

MPA (Harvard University)

Advisor for crisis leadership and crisis negotiations; experienced management trainer for multinationals and conflict consultant in international conflict initiatives with broad geographic expertise from Northern Irland, India and Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Easttimor, the Philippines, Sudan, South Africa;  advisor to hostage negotiations in Latin America, the former Soviet Union and South East Asia; teaching engagements e.g. Harvard Law School, National University of Singapur, Tufts University; keynote speaker

Founder of the Ravensburger Clown School, trained Tri-Energetics counselor (Rickie Moore, Ph.D. and Henry Marshall, Ph.D.), certified ergotherapist and German Heilpraktiker; his work focuses on theater and circus pedagogy, offering clown-training programs, workshops on humor and playfulness in management as well as on accompanying young people with autism. Andreas Weisser and Sonja Rauschütz lead the Negotiation Playshop, one module on self-management within the Negotiation Facilitator Program by the Vienna School of Negotiation

Founder and Managing Partner at Process Communication Nederland and Add Fuel. Entrepreneur, trainer, coach, interim-manager and consultant focussed on daily leadership. Edith believes a lot of energy-loss, frustration and stress within organisations can be avoided and turned into effective, positive energy and results. With over 15 years of experience in marketing, management, change and leadership, she strives to eliminate the virus of miscommunication and provide leaders, managers and entrepreneurs with the fuel to make communication the success factor in their business.

Experienced management & team trainer and executive coach. Certified PCM® Trainer & Coach and LOD™ Provider & Trainer. Edith works with national and international business and public sector clients to increase positive impact, motivation and reduce miscommunication.

Christine Krimmel

MSc (University of Vienna)

Executive  Coach,  certified  Negotiation  Facilitator  and  highly  valued  Senior  Trainer,  who  describes  herself  as practitioner  at  heart.  Founder  and  Managing  Partner  of CX  Agentur,  an  organization  dedicated  to  customer success.  For  20 years,  Christine  Krimmel  supports,  as  experienced  negotiation  and  marketing,  expert her  clients in strategic change managment.  She is a specialist in Design Thinking and Organizational Development . Process Communication Model © Trainer & Coach.

Ciprian Moga

Business transformation  advisor, supporting sustainable change and personal development. As consultant, trainer and executive coach, he integrates both, systemic, rational tools and the human side.  Certified Agile  Profile  trainer and  master-trainer under   supervision,  he  has globally trained  several  hundred executives  (including  from  India) utilising the benefits  of  organisational  agility. Process Communication Model© Trainer & Coach, LOD™ Facilitator & Trainer; keynote speaker

Ciprian Moga works in industries such as Engineering & IT services, FMCG, Retail & distribution, Oil & gas and shared services: IT, HR, Finance. He started his consulting career 19 years ago with Cap Gemini and now he is owner and partner to several ventures in consulting and training with clients in Europe, Asia, Latin America and USA.k

Andreas Weisser
Edith Doosje