"I am your partner to success" is her slogan.
Entrepreneurship is in her blood. Her family history is full of stories about successful women and men, who have started their own companies and made them successful internationally. Her great grand mother founded a knitting company, which developed into a globally selling niche product factory and is managed by her cousin today. Her father has made a major impact in the handcrafting industry by training many apprentices as stove fitters and leading them by example as passionate entrepreneur and technical pioneer. Several of his former students are entrepreneurs themselves today. Gerry's mother already used invitations and art opening events as a marketing tool for her porcelain shop when PR was still called advertising. Géraldine grew up with all these inspiring stories, but believe it or not, she never thought about taking over her father's business one day..
She wanted to travel and design concepts. To inspire and to get inspired was her goal. That is how she started a career in tourism. Previous employers always praised her independet work attitude and holistic approach. For Gerry this way of working was always natural. Her Friends say how much she helped them to change something or to reach a goal. They find that her optimism is infectious.
Gerry turned this into her profession so everyone can benefit. She helps companies to work more efficiently, to grow sustainably and to take strategic decisions. Her approach starts at the human side, because they are the success factors. Additionally to her empathic side, she is also an Entrepreneur herself and knows what counts. And even though she learned a lot during her studies, Gerry knows that decisions are not taken by the book.
That she realized latest when taking over her father's company in 2011 and transformed the business model into a specialized shop with antique tiled stoves (=heaters), which she is still running today. Her business is unique world-wide. She has always very much enjoyed transformation and optimization. Already at the age of 16 Géraldine made suggestions for change in restaurants and thereupon they achieved increased sales figures.
Her portfolio career, how she calls it, has taken her to many countries and company cultures. Maybe that set of experiences is the reason why she works with her company GF Success already in 3 countries and with leaders and future leaders from 5 different nationality backgrounds - all already in the first year of operation.
"Consulting sounds so boring" is what she said when she handed over her responsibilities, leading the Career and Alumni Center of an international private university in Vienna, and got approved for an unlimited qualification for Business / Management Consulting firm with ISO 20700 certification. And that is how the name came about. Gerry doesn't just want to consult. She wants to consult to success. She is eager to take her clients to their best possible self and to turn companies into their best possible way. She is reliable and 100% there for her clients.
Being a modern entrepreneur, her work-life balance is important to her. Gerry loves the forrest and walking with her dog through nature. Therefore her company location is strategically well chosen, as it is very close to the Viennese forrest. If you share her passion for nature, you can schedule some of your strategic and visualizing sessions in a Walk + Talk format.
8 years Entrepreneurship
4 years Trend Seminars
4 years Career & Soft Skills-Workshops
3,5 years leading position at private uni
2 years Marketing Consultant/Manager
1,5 years Hotel Internships
MBA, International University of Monaco, 2008
BBA, International Hotel Management School Les Roches Bluche, Schweiz, 2007
German, English, French
ISO 20700, UBIT, Vienna Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 2019
Project Management for Project Managers, Sacher School of Excellence, 2018
Project Management for Project Team Members I+II, Sacher School of Excellence, 2018
Delegation, AICR, 2018
Effective Conflict Management, AICR, 2017
Problem- and Conflict Solutions, BOKU, 2016
Mentoring, Hult Prize, 2016
Future Leaders, MODUL University Vienna, 2015
SEO & SEM - Search Engine Optimization & -Marketing, WIFI Vienna, 2013
Customer Service Training, Le Méridien Piccadilly, 2006
Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Le Méridien Vienna, Sacher HotelbetriebsgesmbH Wien, London School of Business & Finance, Society of British Interior Designers, Dalli's Pizza Factory Marbella, Dalli's Pasta Factory Marbella, MODUL University Vienna, FÖRSTER | Antike Kachelöfen Wien.
Member of the Section Consulting, Accounting and Information Technology, Vienna Chamber of Commerce & Industry, since 2019
Member of the AICR Austria, Amicale Internationale des Sous Directeurs et Chefs de Réception des Grand Hôtels, since 2014
Member of the Section Trade: Art, Antiques and Stamp Trade, Vienna Chamber of Commerce & Industry, since 2011
Member of the Alumni Network, International University of Monaco, since 2008
Member of the Alumni Network, Les Roches International Hotel Management School Switzerland & Spain, since 2007