Coaching a leadership team in a scaling up process

“Andreas and his team have been a great support to our company for our strategic and operational transformation projects. As a company that had to grow double-digit for over 20 years, we had reached the point where our structures and management systems needed to be reviewed and adapted to our current size and future growth plans. Andreas has strong analytical and broad business capabilities, yet he is also very pragmatic and hands-on in developing and implementing solutions. What we particularly appreciate about working with Andreas is his ability to connect with the people in the organization and his willingness to challenge us in an open and constructive manner. We can recommend Andreas to anyone looking for a journey partner for their business growth and development projects.”

– Bernhard Eckel, Head of Business Development

Coaching a leadership team in a scaling up process

„For the last year, Agility 3’s Andreas has been accompanying and supporting our professional services firm. During the growth that our company has been experiencing, through an interesting combination of hands-on and coaching, he has enabled us to focus our efforts and vision, and put in place the key organisational elements and strategic direction that is enabling our growth to be constructive and unhindered. An area that is susceptible to issues and difficulties during such development is our talent pool. He has assisted us in putting in place the tools that enable us to empower, give responsibility to and motivate key personnel whilst helping diffuse within the firm a positive spirit that is often countered by turbulent effects that organisational change through rapid growth can bring. Andreas, thank you for ensuring the continuation and development of “the smell of the place” at our firm. Professor Ghoshal would be proud!“
 Jeremy Howarth, Managing Partner, RSM Switzerland

Developing a strategy plan for a new NGO

The following testimonial was written in 2019, when I asked Mike Flynn, Executive Director of a young NGO, if he was satisfied with the results of the strategy work we had done together in 2016.

„In 2016, Andreas Wettstein and his colleagues at Agility3 worked with the staff of the Global Detention Project (GDP) to help us produce our first-ever strategic plan. The GDP had only recently become an independent non-profit organization after operating for many years as an academic project inside a university. Not only did we have so much to learn, but we were also somewhat resistant to many of the ideas and exercises that we now understand to be critical aspects of any strategic review process. Andreas did a remarkable job impressing upon us the importance of the process and guiding us through it. The end result speaks for itself— the strategic plan that we developed with Agility3 has proved to be an invaluable resource helping us turn a fledgeling research project into a thriving and self-confident NGO.“

Mike Flynn – Executive Director – Global Detention Project

Updating  a strategy plan with a management team

„Last year our organisation was reaching the end of a 5-year strategy cycle and we needed to develop a new strategic plan. Andreas had been recommended to by another non-profit organisation.

From the beginning, Andreas impressed us with an unconventional approach, which set him apart from other consultants we had worked with in the past. Where other consultants would use standard tools, Andreas took considerable time to listen, which allowed him to apply his vast knowledge to our specific situation.

During the strategy process, which took place in a series of workshops, the whole team appreciated that Andreas created a supportive environment where people with different views and at various levels of the organisation could share their thoughts and opinions.

In the end, the team felt a strong sense of ownership for the strategic plan that was created under Andreas’ guidance.“

Eric Berman – Executive Director 
Anna Alvazzy – Operations Director

Small Arms Survey

Coaching a leadership team to develop a new strategic plan

„What I valued most is Andreas‘ method that I would call a «no bullshit approach». It takes a lot of guts if a consultant dares to say: «I don’t know, but let’s think about it together» Then during the process, he listens carefully, asks the right questions in the right moment and offers advice if you get stuck. Andras helped us to navigate through a difficult time and to bring our organization one step forward, which we are very grateful for.“
 Christian Zeyer, CEO, swisscleantech

Finding new clarity and focus

„I first met Andreas presentation at a ScaleUp workshop event and was curious to what he could do for our business, a boutique executive search firm, that was highly founder driven and looking to grow beyond this model. We decided to engage Andreas to help us with sharpening our strategy and execution. The results from this Explore and Focus program were remarkable. We came out with a new sense of clarity on where to put our efforts to develop our business, redefined roles and focus of our team internally and we applied with zest and rigour the KPIs we set ourselves for the year.  Andreas is the ideal partner for business founders who want to bring their business to the next level, but are looking for the clarity of how to get there amidst the challenges of the daily business.“

– Jennifer Borrer – Founder and CEO

Coaching a business founder

I worked with Andreas Wettstein at Agility 3 to build a business plan and sales channel for my company to help it to grow.
I also participated in Andreas’s ‘Book Yourself Solid’ workshop series in Switzerland. I appreciated very much working with Andreas for his insightfulness and clear thinking which helped me to find a better way of doing things in my business and to implement needed change.
I recommend Andreas as a business and strategy advisor for all small business owners looking to scale-up.
– Kelly Logan, Founder & Managing Partner

Coaching a business founder

“As I started my reflection on how to scale my business, I had so many doubts and so many possible choices. Andreas helped me,  in only a few hours, to define a clear strategy for my business.

I loved the fact that he considered my personality and values in his coaching. Now that I have this clarity, I can approach customers and partners with confidence and enthusiasm.”

– Giuseppe Conti – Founder of Conti Advanced Business Learning

Coaching a business founder

Recently, I participated with other people in one of Andreas‘ coaching classes on how to get more clients. Andreas performed in style, brilliantly and in an utmost professional manner, displaying his calm coaching capabilities. The content is very useful and highly recommended, for all types and sizes of organizations.

Andreas is very easy going and willing to discuss and share in a positive, straightforward direct manner, adapted to the situation. His ideas and our interactions have had a great impact on the development of my business and myself.

Finally and in addition to the above, I would describe Andreas as calm, friendly, a warm personality with a powerful coaching style with strong analytical and international business capabilities. He is a life-long learner, thorough and very structured. He speaks multiple languages, amongst other Spanish and Chinese, switching easily between those and the other ones he speaks. It’s a pleasure to interact with Andreas!

– Christian de Loës, CEO of a Prosensit AS

Mentoring a student – Swathi Chhibber

Andreas Wettstein is lecturer at the Geneva School of Diplomacy, where I was a student. Being a professional and at the same time a student, I was finding myself in situations where everything around me was getting overwhelming and chaotic. I wanted a balance at both professional, as well as personal front. And I was not finding anyone reliable or trustworthy to speak my mind with, until I met him during a summer school at my university. He is very flexible and has a positive aura around him all the time that makes you feel comfortable. He is blessed with a special foresight and has the ability to keep your strengths and abilities in front of you and find solutions or ways to accomplish your goals all by yourself. His strategic and dynamic approach towards life makes him an excellent coach. And what makes him more special is his knowledge and experience of working with people of various cultures. I got the privilege of working with him at different capacities and I look forward to receiving more guidance from him in the future

Swathi Chhibber – Student at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International relations

Coaching a team leader

Als junge Teamleiterin im Marketing stehe ich vor vielen Herausforderungen. Mit der Unterstützung von Andreas konnte ich in kurzer Zeit vor allem die Ziele meiner Abteilung klarer formulieren, sowie die Planung unserer langfristigen Projekten und die Priorisierung von Aufgaben verbessern. Aber auch für eine effiziente Arbeit im Tagesgeschäft hat Andreas immer viele kleine Tipps parat. Andreas ist selber sehr gut strukturiert und hat langjährige Erfahrung im Unternehmenscoaching. Ich freue mich, weiterhin mit ihm zusammenzuarbeiten.

– Dr. Anne-Kathrin Blässe, Teamleiterin Marketing

Coaching a project manager

“Andreas Wettstein supported our organisation during a very important business transformation project. As a project manager responsible for the delivery of the project, I highly appreciated Andreas’s professionalism, his positive energy and his deep business and interpersonal skills. He was always able to bring in fresh perspectives and helped us maintain a positive momentum in the project. It was a great pleasure to work with Andreas and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an external partner for a challenging business transformation project” 

– Erich Oetiker, at that time project manager