About Philipp D. Werenfels, PhD
Philipp D. Werenfels, PhD is a trusted strategic partner to many successful leaders on four continents. Since 1998 – with expertise in leadership behaviors, practical strategic thinking, relationship building and executive development – he has accelerated the careers of numerous top executives and improved the performance of teams. He unlocks the potential of each client to reach outstanding results faster by leveraging insights, creating possibilities and aligning people, programs and processes with organizational goals.
His clients serve in upper and midlevel leadership roles of midsized to large global Fortune 1,000 enterprises in numerous industries such as finance, pharmaceutical, broadcasting, travel and wholesale, among others. Typical clients.
During his early banking career, Philipp completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration at the Higher College of Commerce BL in Switzerland, while working as a financial analyst and loan officer serving small- to midsized companies. He quickly learned organizational performance depends on leadership, shifting his curiosity to the function of systems and the human side of performance.
This led him to move to San Diego, California, to earn his master's and doctorate degrees in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University. Studying behaviors, systems and dynamics in organizational settings, his special research interests focused on the Effects of Optimism on Goal Setting Performance. In addition, he co-authored research on Airline Station Performance as a Function of Employee Satisfaction, presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and published in the Journal of Quality Management.
Philipp is a member of several professional organizations in America and Switzerland: the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Schweizerische Gesellschaftfür Arbeits - und Organisations Psychologie (SGAOP), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Psychological Society (APS), and the World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL).