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Dr. Bernhard Winkler, MBA CMC

born in 1963, raised in Schönegg (Rohrbach district), married, 2 sons, resident in St. Martin im Mühlkreis

Education and training:

  • Wilhering secondary school 
  • Trained as a militia officer in the Austrian Armed Forces
  • Law degree from Johannes Kepler University Linz
  • LIMAK management programme (Austrian Business School, JKU) & Emory Business School, Atlanta, USA, MBA conversion 2014
  • Training courses and seminars on Business Administration and Management, Leadership and Personnel Management & Development
  • CMC (Certified Management Consultant) and ebusiness Consultant
  • "Coaching for Personalists" diploma 

Employment history:

  • since 10/2011: TRESCON Betriebsberatungsgesellschaft m.b.H., Linz: Managing Partner
  • 2006 - 2011: TRESCON Betriebsberatungsgesellschaft m.b.H., Linz: Managing Director and Partner
  • 1997 - 2006: Personalentwicklungsgesellschaft m.b.H., Linz: Managing Director
  • 1988 - 2006: Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG, Linz: various specialist and management roles
  • 1987 - 1988: Legal internship at Neufelden District Court
  • Guest lectures, teaching assignments & dissertation supervision for JKU Linz, several universities of applied sciences and LIMAK 

Areas of expertise:

  • Finding managers and specialists 
  • Recruitment Process Outsourcing
  • Strengthening management
  • Enhancing company performance 
  • Consulting owners, supervisory boards and boards of trustees
  • Coaching and placement
  • Assessment centres, panel interviews, tests and potential analyses 
  • Keynotes: Smart Working -the Workplace of the Future, Smart Working - Smart Leadership, Jobfit Coaching, Employer Branding, Integrity and Leadership


  • Articles in "Austrian Management Review Vol. 3 / 2013" and "Vol. 6 / 2016", GÜTTEL, Wolfgang H. (publisher), 2016, Institute of Human Resource & Change Management at Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz 
  • Article on "In-company training, further education and personnel development", NIEDERMAIR, Gerhard (publisher), 2009, TRAUNER Verlag, ISBN 978-3-85499-617-0
  • Coaching in Companies and Organisations: Gallner/Roth/Winkler, 2007, self-published, ISBN 978-3-200-00881-6
  • Article/participation on "Tomorrow's Economy" LEITL, Christoph (publisher), 1990, Universitätsverlag Rudolf Trauner, ISBN 3-85320-520-8