Advancing High Performance

Strengthen Your Organisation’s Effectiveness

From our Partner and Managing Director – Europe

At Denison Consulting, we focus on business problems that are linked to culture. Through our systematic approach to diagnosing and analyzing culture, we can influence dramatic change in your organisation. As a global consulting firm, we work with you to provide client-centric, innovative solutions to culture change and leadership development. Our role as the European team is to support you in strengthening your organization’s effectiveness, both locally and wherever you do business around the world. We want to see you achieve your strategy and enjoy high performance—right to the bottom line.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Denison Europe Core Team

Karl-Heinz Oehler
Partner and Managing Director

Karen Jones
Managing Director
UK, Ireland and Nordics

Anja Fiedler
Managing Director
Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

Zach Merfert
Client Manager

Timothe Caron
Client Manager

Denison Europe served by Denison Consulting GmbH

European Headquarters in Switzerland

+41 (0)71 552 05 71

Freiestrasse 7, 8570 | Weinfelden | Switzerland

Office for United Kingdom, Ireland and Nordics

+44 (0)7961 974 568

36 Coquet Terrace | Newcastle-upon-Tyne | Heaton NE6 5LE  |  UK


In the News

We’re excited to announce that Business Worldwide Magazine has named Denison Consulting as “Best Culture Development and Leadership Consulting Firm” in their M&A 2016 awards.

Here’s a perspective on how Denison Consulting is supporting clients described in this BWM article.

Achieving Superior Business Results

With extensive experience in complex change initiatives, and a global network of professionals experienced in culture change and leadership development, we deliver timely solutions to our clients’ most pressing challenges. Our strength lies in translating seemingly complex concepts into an easy-to-understand approach that helps leaders identify the factors that most impact their success as an organisation.

Our Client Engagement Process is designed to accelerate culture change and leadership development. The Path to High Performance informed by the Denison Model provides the framework for you to drive organisational effectiveness at the business and HR process level. To learn more about our approach and the tools we provide, contact us.

Denison Europe served by Denison Consulting GmbH

European Headquarters in Switzerland

+41 (0)71 552 05 71

Freiestrasse 7, 8570 | Weinfelden | Switzerland

Office for United Kingdom, Ireland and Nordics

+44 (0)7961 974 568

36 Coquet Terrace | Newcastle-upon-Tyne | Heaton NE6 5LE  |  England, UK


Language and culture share an intimate connection that can be lost in translation. Consequently, we have a growing network of certified partners capable of delivering culture change projects, including our culture survey and leadership tools, in over 50 languages. We are constantly looking for local partners interested in working with us.

If you’re interested in joining our growing partner network, we offer a robust on-boarding and certification process. Plus, our internal team proactively supports the business development efforts of our local partners.




Beyond Engagement to Strategic Involvement

One of the driving factors for financial success of any company is the involvement of its employees. We strongly believe that the winning companies will be those with leaders who are able to build a culture in which employees are passionate and proud to apply their energy and ambitions on behalf of their firm. We’ve seen this level of involvement in organisations across Europe and the profound impact it makes on achieving their strategic direction.

Working Together Securely

We want you to know that your information is handled with the greatest of care. All of the data we receive from you is located in a secure data centre in Germany that meets all European standards.

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Private Equity
As a CEO of a private equity firm, you know that firms with a strong, vibrant culture perform better in a highly competitive marketplace. Denison can work with you to build effective culture in all of your portfolio firms. Our assessment tools enable you to capture a clear picture of your current state. Our consulting expertise supports you in making the changes necessary to achieve superior financial performance. It’s about how you work as a team, how your policies meet practice within the culture of the organization, how performance aligns with your investment criteria.
  • Delivers a consistent assessment of your portfolio companies
  • Gives you an unambiguous picture of the culture
  • Provides a disciplined process and measureable action plan for
  • Offers hands-on strategic consulting to address gaps and affirm best
practices currently being used by your portfolio companies
Our approach:
Financial Services
In the financial sector, you are active in a wide variety of client environments that need to support accountability and the highest ethical standards. The trust that your customer places in your organization is dependent upon the culture that your employees exhibit every day.

You need a clear understanding of how your culture and the people in your organization function within the midst of the complexities of the current financial institutional marketplace. The Denison Model can give you that clarity. From brokerage firms, to retail banking, to institutional banking to insurance, Denison has specific, measurable benchmarking that identifies the strengths and weaknesses of your organization. With this baseline diagnostic, our consulting team can support you to put in place action plans to sustain your high standards and see financial performance improvement.
The manufacturing environment is constantly being tasked with improvement in quality and delivery while maintaining the highest levels of safety. The Denison Model equips you to reach from the senior leadership team to the shop floor in a globally networked manufacturing environment to build a culture oriented to continuous improvement in these mission critical areas.

Through our consultancy services, we work with a broad cross-section of your technical and operational staff to align around the goal of producing the highest quality products in the world--on time and on budget.
Within the healthcare market, high performance is measured primarily in patient outcomes. The marriage of the institution with doctors, support staff and operational teams is key to achieving best-in-class patient outcomes. Denison works with you to achieve these outcomes by building a culture that is tuned to the unique ecosystem of support that patients require.

Our organizational culture assessment based on the Denison Model is a proven approach that has supported healthcare providers with actionable feedback for decades. Against four core drivers of cultural high performance, the assessment identifies what is going well and clarifies challenges you may be facing. Then our consulting team is able to support you in addressing these challenges with action plans tailored to your inclusive and diverse environment.
Case Study
The management of culture in an organization whose members are always on the move.
At Denison, student outcomes are well understood as the goal of every educational organization. Our consulting expertise and diagnostic tools allow your team to more fully understand, articulate and implement your mission. You will gain a collective understanding of your organization’s strengths, weaknesses and challenges benchmarked against other peer institutions, all targeted toward providing students with the best learning environment.

Then, through Action Planning, we will work with you to improve your academic and operational excellence to support the diverse student learning environment of higher education, K-12 schools and related associations.
As a retailer, you know that culture drives the customer experience of your organization. The hospitality, support, and follow-up lived out by your staff all make the difference in each interaction with a consumer. It's that experience that really drives what your behavior should be.

Denison allows you to understand how your organization can support the customer experience. We provide you data that helps you understand your organization all the way through checkout. And we provide sustainable support programs that enable you to address the challenges you face to attract and retain loyal brand customers and to ensure superior financial performance.
Smart restaurant owners know that the patron experience is driven by the culture of their organization. The hospitality, support, and follow-up lived out by your culinary and waitstaff all make the difference in each dish you serve. You know that it is the patron’s needs and expectations that really drive what your team’s behavior should be on the floor.

Denison allows you to understand how your organization is positioned to support the patron experience. We provide you benchmarked data from across the food industry that helps you understand your organization right to the final after-dinner mint. And we provide sustainable support programs that enable you to address the challenges you face to attract and retain loyal brand customers and to ensure superior financial performance.
To achieve high performance in a government initiative requires a different understanding of metrics of success. Typical financial results of business, like sales growth or ROI, are not the KPIs measured here. Rather it is advancement of the mission.

For example, Denison supports military men and women in action through our work with the Defense Logistics Agency (DOA). We provide core culture assessment and an improvement program that helps this department maintain a strong culture to fulfill their mission--addressing everything needed to support fighting men and women in combat through readiness preparation.
Case Study
A transformation that didn’t require thousands of dollars, but a new way of interacting.
Because of the ever-increasing pace in the introduction of new technology and shortening of technology life-cycle, having a culture fluent in adaptability is critical. These factors all drive the need to recoup costs and show profit more and more quickly. Being able to seamlessly change business models to drive market expansion, product acceptance and superior performance is absolutely critical in this high-potential return but volatile market. Talent is also at a premium.

Based on diagnostics structured through the Denison Model, our consultancy team will help you build a culture that knows who it is and who best will fit your organization. With this alignment, you gain a competitive edge in attracting and retaining the engineers, researchers and innovators you need to lead in introducing market-changing innovation.
Whether you deal with business travelers, tourists, or products in the supply chain, safety and schedule reliability are two of the key deliverables. For decades, Denison has worked with leaders in the transportation industry, helping transform organizations in the face of changing markets and technologies, to ensure consumer safety and satisfaction, as well as bottom-line business success.

When you bring Denison on board, our experienced consultants help you make decisions and plans based on data benchmarked against the global industry. We put your organization on the path to high performance, with measurable benefits to your bottom line.