I am more interested in the future than in the past, because I intend to live in it.
(Albert Einstein)

Mag. Wolfgang Grilz MSc

Organizational developer, trainer & management coach

Fields of activity

Wolfgang Grilz has extensive experience as a consultant supporting corporate culture in the areas of leadership, organizational development and personnel development.
  • Corporate culture
    Personal responsibility and accountability is encouraged and supported. If employees identify with the goals of the company, they become advocates of the organization. This strengthens innovation, encourages further development and improves productivity.
  • Management Development Programs
    Development programs for executives and identified talents are designed with the strategic objectives of the company in mind. These programs are implemented in a highly engaging and practical format.
  • Potential analyses
    Assessment Centers, 360° feedback processes and management audits ensure informed feedback and serve as a solid basis for personal development.
  • Moderation of workshops and closed meetings
    Strategic planning, team development, improving cooperation between departments – there are many situations where workshops can be valuable. The right combination of stimulation and enthusiasm guarantees success in meeting current challenges.
  • Shaping change for the future
    The design of change processes does not end with the needs assessment and subsequent development of sustainable concepts for the future. Success is reflected in the degree to which employees implement the processes. This is how Wolfgang Grilz measures the success of his consulting activities.
  • Innovation through personnel development
    Knowledge management using new social collaboration tools, new perspectives on talent management, innovative performance management, increasingly replacing control – there are many opportunities to achieve innovation through personnel development. However, this must also be put into practice.

Customers and lines of business

  • Industry
    voestalpine, Siemens, Agrana, Andritz AG, Preis Group, TAG Trans Austria Gas Pipeline, STRABAG, Swarovski, Liebherr, Magna, Borealis, Bohler Special Steel, Verbund
  • Services, Trade
    Unito, Vienna International Hotel Management, BSH Bosch Siemens Home Appliances, Vienna International Airport, Graz Airport, City Airport Train, Rewe, Österreichischer Bundesverlag
  • Financial serivces
    Raiffeisen Bank International, Erste Bank, National Bank of Austria, Bank Burgenland, BAWAG PSK
  • Healthcare sector
    Hospitals of Lower Austria, AKH Linz, Psychosocial Centers Lower Austria
  • Administration
    Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Labour, Austrian Finance Ministery, Government of Styria
  • Social Profit
    Amnesty International, JobAllianz, Vertretungsnetz, Rote Nasen Clown Doctors

Extended consultant profile

Born in 1961 in Waiern, studied in Graz and Oxford, scientific assistant at the University of Graz, instructor of English as a technical language,
Managing director of a language institute, pedagogical director of an educational center, head of an EU project on quality assurance in educational institutions, trainer and consultant.
Further training in organizational development, personnel development, supervision and coaching, group dynamics and training strategies.
Leisure time: hiking, traveling, reading. Lives in Graz.

Articles in English language >>

Articles (in German)

  • Wolfgang Grilz und Martina Scheinecker (2016): „Innovation durch Human Resource Management“. In: Mario Weiss, Hrsg., Handlungskompetenz Innovation. Bern.
  • Grilz, Wolfgang (2016), Struktur der Selbstorganisation. In: Trigon Themen 2/2016.
  • Grilz, Wolfgang (2016), Talent Management – neu gedacht, Trigon Themen 03/2016.
  • Grilz, Wolfgang (2015), Lernen von der Zukunft her. In: Magazin Training 5/2015.
  • Grilz, Wolfgang (2014), Die Rolle der Selbstverantwortung bei der Entwicklung des eigenen Potenzials. In: Trigon Themen 2/2014.
  • Grilz, Wolfgang (2014), Krise ohne Schock. In: Trigon Themen, 1/2014.
  • Grilz, Wolfgang (2013), Generation Y – Führung auf dem Prüfstand. In: Trigon Themen, 3/2013.
  • Grilz, Wolfgang, Hrsg. (2011), Führung gestalten. Trigon Themen 3/2011.
  • Grilz, Wolfgang (2011), Gestaltung von Führungskultur durch Personalentwicklung. In: Stephan Laske, Astrid Orthey und Michael J. Schmid (Hrsgg.), PersonalEntwickeln. Loseblattwerke Deutscher Wirtschaftsdienst. 147. Erg.-Lfg./3.22, März 2011.
  • Grilz, Wolfgang (2010), Start-Coaching für die neue Führungsposition. Trigon Themen 3/2010.
  • Scheinecker,M./Grilz,W.(2009), Management Development als Beitrag zur Strategieumsetzung und interkulturellen Integration in internationalen Unternehmen. In: Stephan Laske, Astrid Orthey und Michael J. Schmid (Hrsgg.), PersonalEntwickeln. Loseblattwerke Deutscher Wirtschaftsdienst. 130.Erg.-Lfg., Juni 2009.
  • Grilz Wolfgang (2008), Internationales Talent Management. In: Trigon Themen 4/08, S. 4-6.
  • Egger Rudolf und Grilz Wolfgang, Hrsg. (1998), Bildung an der Grenze. Verlag Leykam.
  • Grilz Wolfgang (1998), Qualitätssicherung in Bildungsstätten. Verlag Luchterhand.Zahlreiche weitere Artikel in Fachzeitschriften.