Our clients come from diverse Sectors

All of our clients share one important commonality – they operate in complex environments and are committed to developing their people.

KONU is an international boutique consultancy for leadership development and change management. KONU’s work builds on Ronald Heifetz’s Adaptive Leadership approach and Tim O’Brien’s research on leadership development.


Selected Clients

For Profit Sector

  • Volkswagen
  • St. Jude Medical / Abbott
  • Commerzbank Group

Non-Profit Sector

  • Robert Bosch Foundation
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • Andreas Papandreou Foundation
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Fairtrade International
  • Teach For Germany (Teach First Deutschland)
  • Phorms Education

Public Sector

  • The World Bank Group
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • Federal Executive Institute
  • Government officials – among them elected officials, cabinet members, and Prime Ministers.
I really enjoyed digging into the root cause of my behaviors I would like to change. Behavior modification is so important for growth and change. I learned a ton and plan to use the exercises with my direct reports.
— Sales Manager, Technology Company, San Francisco, USA
Before the workshop, I used to think, I didn’t have authority to effect change. Now, I am going to be more assertive with my ideas.
— Participant, Public Sector Client, USA.
I found Michael and Tim’s course both unique and surprisingly challenging. If you are interested in Harvard quality experiential learning to develop adaptive leadership skills in order to face challenges on a personal or organizational level, give this group a look. It will be hard work, but the net result for the committed learner can be profound.
— Benjamin Davies ROI fellow and Senior Program Manager at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

If you would like to learn more from our clients about their experience with us, feel free to contact us. We would be happy to put you in touch with them.