BERTSCHI CONSULTING
THE FINE ART OF HR

Its founder, Jean-Jacques Bertschi (JJ), is a senior Swiss human resources management expert with worldwide experience whose special expertise is INDIVIDUAL EXECUTIVE ASSESSMENT, LONG RANGE CAREER MANAGEMENT and MANAGEMENT [TURBO] TEAM DESIGN. The English part of this website only comments on the professional life of "JJ". The German parts dwell on the manifold activities of "JJ" in public life, thus rounding up his expertise and helicopter-view

ABSTRACT

Bertschi Consulting has answers to 4 big questions.
FIRST
Are you interested in a competent 3rd OPINION to support an important HR decision?
SECOND:
Would you like to work out a BALANCE SHEET of talents & assets before making a vital career move yourself?
The Individual Assessment is a professional and unbiased tool.
THIRD:
Do you want to increase TEAM PERFORMANCE or do you expect a management team to perform well from the start?
FOURTH:
Do you want to optimize the SHARING ROLES & tasks within a demanding (strategic) project team? Turbo Team Design is a highly proved & renowned solution.

KNOW-HOW

EDUCATION & STUDIES
Born 1947 in Zurich, Switzerland. Childhood & all schools in the city of Zurich. Studies in philology at the University of Zurich 1968-1973. From 1971 till 1972, exchange student (English Senior Honours) at Aberdeen University in Scotland. At the same time, vice president of the Students' Representative Council S.R.C. In 1978, postgraduate studies in information management at the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich).
DEGREES & DIPLOMAS
Licentiate phil. I in English German and French language & literature in 1973 (equals Master). A year later, in 1974, diploma as a lecturer for higher education (“Gymnasium”). In 1978, Ph.D. “magna cum laude” of the University of Zurich. The Thesis: “Thomas Rhymer: Politician, Poet, Prophet. In 1995: senior management course in Strategic HR at Harvard Business School. Finally, certified H.D.M.I. consultant (Herrmann Dominance Instrument) in 1996 (Fulda, Germany). And 1997, accredited T.M.S. Trainer (Team Management System) in Heidelberg, Germany.

CAREER

FIRST STEPS
as a lecturer at several institutions for higher education and management trainer for many years.
SECOND STEP
as head of information and documentation at the office for vocational guidance & career counselling of the Canton of Zurich for 5 years. Author of „A Survey of Vocational and Professional Training for Adults“.
THIRD STEP:
15 years of experience in human resources management as a member of senior management with leading international finance and insurance companies.
KEY POSITIONS IN MAJOR COMPANIES
1981 Head of HR staff UBS worldwide
1985 Head of UBS central HR services Zurich
1989 Head of Management Development Swiss Volksbank
1993 Head of HR Management Swiss Re Group
CORE KNOW-HOW OF JJ
when establishing Bertschi Consulting Zurich in 1997:
A. Assessment of potential and measurement of overall performance (entrepreneurial „Assessment Lines“);
B. Career planning and leadership training („Team Design”).

VOLUNTEER

As with many Swiss careers in the 20th century, growing professional responsibilities led to manifold public activities. Have a look at some:
1985-1992
After two decades as a HANDBALL coach: IHF Lecturer at international sports seminars for coaches of team handball around the globe for the Olympic Solidarity Dept. of the IOC in Lausanne.
1992-2003
After many years in the Liberal party of Switzerland: MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland („Kantonsrat“). Main domain: HR & education.
1997-2002
After a long military career in the Zurich infantry division: COLONEL in the Staff of the Swiss Air Force (Mirage & FA 18). Responsible in the field of NBC warfare.
1993 FF.
Many leading functions in favour of mentally handicapped kids & adults. President of the the parents’ associations INSIEME in the Canton of Zurich. President of sports’ clubs for handicapped peoples PLUSPORT in the Canton of Zurich.
1998 FF.
Co-Founder of the private pioneer primary SCHOOL TALENTA ZURICH for highly gifted children, member, affiliate and delegate of the World Council for Gifted & Talented Children.