Inspiring People to Grow and Build Better Businesses

Our story

We want to contribute to organizations that are successful and fun to work in. When people are motivated and don’t just do service by the book, when their work is consistently aimed at their customers and markets, companies can achieve incredible things! That is why we support our clients in the areas of organization, leadership and human resources. In these areas we stand for excellent work: Three times in a row we have been awarded the Hidden Champion Award in the category “Leadership and Organization” (2015, 2018, 2020). We are proud of this.

A success story – undconsorten was founded in 2006 by Dr. Jens Müller-Oerlinghausen and Dr. Axel Sauder. In addition to spending time together at McKinsey, the two founders were not only close friends, but also shared an enthusiasm for combining strategy and HR topics. Since then we have grown steadily – and are currently represented at three locations in Berlin, Munich and Basel (Switzerland). We now have more than 30 consultants who are committed to the success of our clients with experience and passion. Our client portfolio also speaks for the effectiveness of our work. We have been or are working for more than half of the DAX-, as well as a large number of SDAX-, family-owned companies, SMEs, private equity firms and many public institutions – and contribute with passion to the success of our clients.

Our philosophie

Close collaboration on all levels.

We focus on true co-production – between our clients and our strong team of Consorten. This is what the name “undconsorten” stands for. Together we develop solutions that work. We consciously say: Our clients remain responsible. But we are their loyal companions – as consultants, moderators, sparring partners and coaches.

Our goal is to ensure that our clients receive real, lasting added value from our consulting services – and not a perfect concept that cannot be implemented. We achieve this with expertise in our subject areas mixed with strategic, business-oriented thinking. Knowledge and experience of the organization are incorporated through innovative methods and workshop formats and executives and experts are involved. So that our clients’ organizations can always continue to work independently.

That’s what we stand for

These values guide our work.

for our clients

as a firm

as colleagues

Corporate Social Responsibility

We take responsibility.

An important part of our work is: to live a clear commitment to social issues. We see excellent education as the basis of our work. It is a decisive factor for the quality of personnel and thus determines the success of companies. In the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), we therefore place a special focus on education – because we believe it is the best way to bring about positive social change.

Our consulting approach also proves its worth in the non-profit sector, and we have already been able to help many companies and organizations. We are interested in projects that aim to change society and companies and inspire others.
In recent years we have supported several such projects, most recently:

You could imagine that we can also help your organization or social startup?
Then please contact us at We are looking forward to your request!


We are constantly trying to improve.

Foresight and consideration regarding the use of natural resources are very important to us. Because we take our corporate social responsibility seriously, we are continuously working on becoming part of the solution to fight climate change. In our daily work, emissions are caused primarily by travel, heating, electricity and consumables – unfortunately not all of this can be avoided. And knowing that our efforts are still in their early stages, we strive for continuous improvement.

Beyond the individual awareness of our employees, an internal sustainability initiative is in charge of adapting the conditions within our company so that we can operate as sustainably as possible. Reducing our CO2 emissions is particularly important to us. Therefore, we encourage our employees to travel by train instead of taking the plane and in our offices we have been using electricity from 100% renewable energy sources since 2014. While we drive climate-conscious behavior within our teams, we are committed to offsetting all our emissions since the beginning of 2020. In order to become a climate-neutral company, we are collaborating with PrimaKlima, who are helping us to further reduce emissions and consistently offset unavoidable CO2 emissions.

Art &consorten

That inspires us.

Art plays a central role for us – both in our private lives and in the office. It touches and fascinates us, and constantly challenges us to change perspectives. It creates valuable free space, contrasts and inspiration. Under the motto “Kunst undconsorten”, exhibitions of renowned artists are regularly held in our Berlin office. And thus an opportunity for discussions outside of our work with clients and friends.

Beat Zoderer

Beat Zoderer’s works have enriched us since the vernissage of the exhibition “Hirnen und Winden”. His oversized ceiling fresco in the shape of a brain and his Fake Knots invite us to a creative exchange and change of perspective.

Pascal Danz

In our vernissage “zoom” Pascal Dans played with motifs of complexity and ambiguity. These themes often accompany us in our work with organizations and his motifs inspire us and our clients to reflect.

Matthias Meyer

Matthias Meyer introduced us to the world of cinematographic images at a vernissage. Under the title “Voix sans visage”, his works could be admired in our office and some of them have enriched our working place ever since.