The Founder

Gernot Winter, DI, CMC, CSE


born 1964 in Salzburg/Austria

Managing Director 
WINTER Leadership GmbH

Portrait in Brief


  • Personality Development & Personnel Development
    1999 Founding of Gernot Winter Business Consultancy

    * Accreditation as trainer and consultant in interpersonal communication
    * Accreditation in coaching, executive coaching
    * Additional certification in corporate training and consultancy

    * Additional certification in task-based learning/outdoor methodologies
    * Study and additional certification in diagnostic and analytical tools
    * Additional certification in solution-oriented intervention techniques
    * Additional certification in systemic structural approaches
    * Advanced training in integral methodologies

    * Accreditation as a Certified Management Consultant, CMC
    * Accreditation as a Certified Supervisory Expert, CSE

  • Conflict Management, Business Mediation and Crisis Management
    2001 Conflict - Mediation – Crisis added to business portfolio

    * Accreditation in business mediation and alternative dispute resolution in accordance with Austrian Civil Mediation Act, ZivMediatG
    * Additional certification in business mediation
    * Qualified in court-annexed mediation
    * Additional certification in conflict management
    * Additional certification in techniques of solution-oriented intervention
    * Additional certification in systemic methodologies

    * Officially registered as a mediator with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Justice

  • Organisational Development, Division- and Teambuilding
    2006 Organisational development added to business portfolio
    2008 Formation of WINTER Leadership GmbH, Salzburg - Vienna - Kitzbühel

    * Additional certification in strategic organisational development
    * Additional certification in methods of change facilitation
    * Additional certification in future-oriented processes, such as visioning and strategy development


  • Academic studies and university degree in civil engineering with a business emphasis
    Executive in the international construction industry
  • Specialised Project-Management Experience
    Executive for transnational engineering, communication-technology and new-media projects
  • Managing Director of a family-owned construction company
  • Executive with international corporations


  • Chairman as well as board- and commitee-member of UBIT professional group at the Salzburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of UBIT professional group at the Salzburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of GO-UB at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce
  • Spokesman for the `Corporate Consultancy` Professional Group at the Salzburg Chamber of Commerce

  • Former Chairman of the Austrian Association for Court-Annexed Mediation / ‘Österreichischer Verband für Mediation gerichtsanhängiger Verfahren’, VMG
  • Spokesman for the 'Business Mediation' professional group at the Salzburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Business-Mediation Forum
  • Member of the `Austrian Association of Mediation`, ÖBM

  • Member of the 'Company Transfer & Company Succession' professional group at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the 'Business Training and Coaching’ professional group at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce




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