„People learn by experience.“
Christian Partner
„... excess control stops us discovering the unknown - but only those who discover the unknown bring something truly new into the world.“
Markus Wortmann
„Our nature offers the ideal space for powerful development.“
Peter Lippert
„In Europe one always seeks the blame, in Japan one seeks the reason.“
Minoru Tominaga
„Those in touch with their needs are kissed by life.“
Alfried Längle
„All you need is a lot of hard work and a little bit of help.“
The ape, from the book Cornelius
from Leo Lionni


… is an association of closely networked, independent companies, of whom Christian Partner – founder and initiator of partner&comp – is the “spiritus rector”. Our primary purpose is to provide advice and consultation.

We are united by our shared business vision, a high degree of appreciation and respect for the broad spectrum of knowledge that we offer, and by the unique skills and capacities associated with this. We learn together and are constantly developing new methods of learning and working.

Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

We draw our knowledge and insights primarily from working with clients, then from concepts and people from the world of management theory, the social and economic sciences, various schools of psychology as well as from the visual arts, music, theatre, architecture, bionics and sport. Below we have listed the people and works with whom we have engaged extensively. Some of these authors, therapists and artists are known to us personally, or whom we were fortunate to meet during their lifetimes; we had the pleasure of learning from and even in some cases working with them.

Management: Peter Drucker
Logotherapy and existential analysis: Viktor Frankl
Integral approach: Ken Wilber
Psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud
Depth psychology: C. G. Jung, Joseph Campbell
Developmental psychology: Jean Piaget
Physics/Biology: Fritjof Capra, Rupert Sheldrake
Economics: Joseph Schumpeter
Systemic work: Bert Hellinger, Gunthard Weber
Family therapy: Virginia Satir
Theatre work: Konstantin Stanislawski, Keith Johnstone, Peter Brook
Bioenergetic body work: Alexander Lowen,
Waldefried Pechtl

Communication theory: Gregory Bateson, Paul Watzlawik
History: Alexander the Great, Aristotle, Plato
Constructivism: Heinz von Foerster, Ernst von Glasersfeld
System theory: Humberto Maturana, Francisco Varella
Music: Verdi, Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Bruckner
Sculpture: Phidias
Short-term therapy: Steve de Shazer, Insoo Kim Berg
Distinction theory: Spencer Brown
Hypnotherapy: Milton Erickson, Steven Gilligan
Philosophy: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Martin Buber,
Max Scheler, Karl Jaspers, Martin Heidegger,
Sören Kierkegard
Phenomenology: Edmund Husserl
Spirituality: Thich Nath Hanh


The demand for leaders who know where they’re going is greater than ever. Many a team hanker after a clear line, while on the other side leaders are often torn between organisation, team and tasks. For reasons of time, delegating is no longer possible and people swiftly lose sight of the goal. Time for Shackleton.

Why should you sleep in trees and listen to an ape? Cornelius the crocodile, a character from the children’s book Cornelius by Leo Leonni, has a few words of wisdom to make managerial lives a little easier. Not convinced? Then why not attend a seminar to find out!

Facing a company handover? Tackle the sucession topic now! Save time and spare your nerves by joining the next workshop on the Bermuda Triangle family system, proprietor system and management system (or Love, Power and Money).