Esther Knecht, E.M., HR Management, M.A., Social-Organizational Psychology
Esther Knecht is an independent consultant and coach who has helped her clients with leadership, career, and diversity challenges. She is also a passionate facilitator who leads workshops on cross-cultural leadership, team building, conflict resolution, and innovation throughout North America and Europe. She loves to leverage the multiple perspectives of human diversity in global teams to improve performance, bottom-line results, and personal fulfillment.
Esther received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration as well as an Executive Master’s Degree of Human Resources Management in her native Switzerland. She received her second Master’s Degree in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, New York.
After working for over 15 years as a high-ranking Human Resources professional she has extensive experience in the fast-paced corporate world. As the Director of Human Resources International for Winterthur Insurance (now AXA) she has had the opportunity to implement her expertise in Talent Management, HR Transformation, Expatriates, Consulting, Coaching, and Facilitating Executive Training in Europe, the United States, and Asia.
When Esther realized that so many organizations and teams struggle because of workplace conflicts, she wanted to find a methodology that helps uncover and address the real issues. She was fascinated by Thera Rising’s approach, and became a certified facilitator of Self-Defeating Habits of Otherwise Brilliant People® in 2016.