Consultants

Experience and Applied Competence

The consultants of aestimamus and the methods used bring together many years of experience and practical expertise in management diagnostics with in-depth conceptual competence.

“We Appraise” is the motto of our work: It means quantifying the competences and potential of candidates professionally in comparison to a defined frame of reference. It also means – essentially and inherently – appreciating their unique individuality.

“Nobody can do everything. With this recognition in mind, we focus our efforts on appraising specialists and executives. For this purpose, we can draw on an extensive experience but also refer to state of the art knowledge and insights from research and development.” (Christoph Aldering).

Consultants

Experience and Applied Competence

The consultants of aestimamus and the methods they employ bring together decades of expertise in management diagnostics.

“Appraise” is the motto of our work:

It means quantifying the competences and potential of candidates professionally in comparison to a defined frame of reference. It also means – essentially and inherently – appreciating the unique individuality (i.e. the wholeness) of the people we are working with.

Nobody can do everything. With this recognition in mind, we focus our efforts on appraising people. For this purpose, we can draw on an extensive store of experience and always refer to state of the art insights from research and development.

Christoph Aldering

Managing Director

Psychologist (University of Bielefeld/Oldenburg), started his professional career in 1990 as a consultant at Kienbaum Management Consultants. There he worked for more than 20 years – most recently as a partner – for more than 10 years in charge of the Business Unit Management Diagnostics. Christoph has personally conducted more than 4,500 individual assessments and a variety of management appraisal projects – in different corporate contexts: in medium-sized companies / family businesses and large international corporations, as well as in various industries: e. g. Production, Logistics, Finance, Retail, Energy, Professional Services.

Dr. Judith Hankes

Partner

PhD (University of Bonn); Psychologist (University of Mainz). Many years of professional experience in diverse aspects of HR management, including responsibilities as HR business partner. Doctorate research on aptitude diagnostics. Three years of experience in the management diagnostics unit of Kienbaum, most recently as Project Manager. Provision of individual and group assessment procedures, coaching, and training. Professorship for Business Psychology at CBS International Business School.

Nadine Bettag-Edhofer

Consultant

Communication and media studies graduate. Certified business trainer and process consultant. Seven years of experience in management diagnostics at Kienbaum with a long-standing track record in international project management (HR and industries) in a diverse range of industries. Professional focus: Individual and group assessments, management audits, status quo analyses, and development centers.

Lena Caesar

Consultant

Graduate Psychologist (University of Münster), Consultant for aestimamus: Management Assessments and Management Development; professional focus: Social skills in leadership, psychological diagnostics in practice and research, professional didactics, online application of personnel selection and development methods. Most recent position as freelance consultant in Management Diagnostics for Kienbaum; international experience in South-East Asia and China.

Niclas Erdmann

Consultant

Organizational and Business Psychologist, M.Sc. (University of Bochum). Professional focus: Psychological diagnostics, personality psychology, proactivity and leadership research. Conceptual design, execution and reporting of individual and group assessments (management appraisals and potential analysis procedures). Holder of License E for business-related diagnostics according to DIN 33430. Practical experience in corporate HR development as well as academic development of psychometric test procedures. Part-time activities in the area of football refereeing.

Jessica Lang

Consultant

Organizational and Business Psychologist, M.Sc. (University of Bochum). Professional focus: Psychological diagnostics, leadership, psychometric assessment tools, Social-, Environmental- and Positive Psychology. Practical experience in designing and implementing (individual and group) assessment and development procedures, potential analysis as well as scientific research on (work) motivation and empowering leadership.

Yvonne Rupieper

Consultant

Graduate psychologist (University of Münster). Professional focus: Psychological diagnostics; conceptual design and execution of diagnostic procedures and subject matter training; most recent responsibilities in psychological counselling, diagnostics, and prevention in medical and occupational therapy.

Jenny Skarlatos

Senior Consultant

BA Business Administration with focus on Business Psychology (Fresenius University of Applied Sciences), MA Management (Hochschule für Ökonomie und Management). Last/currently self-employed with ‘Jenny Skarlatos – Management & Organizational Consulting’ and Managing Director of a Start-up in Cologne. Previously 5 years with Kienbaum Consultants International in the areas of Diagnostic & Development and Organizational Development. Main areas of expertise: Conception and implementation of diagnostic processes and methodologies (individual and group setting) to assess individual performance or with a focus on development, competency management – conception and implementation of competency models, role and skill management on an organizational level as well as systemic coaching (certified).

Petra Merwart

Project Assistant

Qualified secretary. 40 years of professional experience for a variety of companies and enterprises, including 26 years with Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH in Gummersbach. Since 2016 with aestimamus, providing the consultants regarding organization and project management support.