After my MA degree in 2001, I worked for various multinational organisations including IBM and GE in HR Generalist and Specialist roles. Throughout my career I was involved in different HR roles, including Talent and Leadership Development as well as Project Management (i.e. carve out activities from GE) and HR Management in the Energy industry. In addition, I have been lecturing at the University of Innsbruck since 2014, and at the MCI and University Seeburg since 2019.
In 2020, I returned to academia full-time and started my PhD which I completed in 2023. My research focus includes the HR profession and identity work, change management and diversity management, incl. the ageing workforce.
2023 - heuteLecturer - Lecturer for HRM, Organizational Development and Change Management - MCI2020 - 2023Research Assistant and PhD Candidate - HRM & Employment Relations - University of Innsbruck2018 - 2019HR Carve Out Leader - Standalone Business - GE Distributed Power / INNIO (former GE)2012 - 2017Leader - Organization & Talent Development / Learning & Development - GE Distributed Power (former GE Jenbacher)2010 - 2012HR Project Manager - GE Energy Europe2008 - 2010HR Manager - Global Supply Chain Management - GE Jenbacher2004 - 2007HR Manager - General Electric (GE)2001 - 2004HR Specialist - European HR Service Center - IBM UK / IBM Deutschland
2022 - heuteFe:male Leadership Development2022 - heuteSelf-employed: Kohlberger Consulting
2020 - 2023Researcher - PhD Candidate - Universität Innsbruck (PhD in Management)1997 - 2001Wirtschaftsberatende Berufe - Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt (MA)
ISB(Lehrgang - Systemisches Veränderungsmanagement)Handow Company(Systemische Coaching Ausbildung)
Teamentwicklung - Universität InnsbruckCareer workshop
Change Management (Bachelor Business & Management) - MCIChange Management & Organizational Development - MCIWirtschaftspsychologie - Personalmanagement & Organisationsentwicklung für den Master-Lehrgang - Privatuniversität SeeburgAngewandte Personalforschung - Universität InnsbruckMaster - International Business & Management: HR & Intercultural Competencies
Bachelor - Wirtschaft & Management: Organisationsentwicklung und Change Management - MCI
2022 - 2023Membership - AoM - Academy of Management2021 - heuteMembership - EGOS - European Group of Organizational Studies
Schneider Sophia (2022): Employee's Perspectives on the Impact of Downsizing on Firm ReputationHollensteiner Marietta (2022): Intrapreneurship in a Remote Work Environment - How Experts Drive Intrapreneurship Working From HomeSeibel Luca (2022): Change Management as a Critical Success Factor in Enterprise Resource Planning Transformation ProjectsEkimova Elza (2022): The Impact of COVID-19 on Austrian Employees' Work-Life BalanceEhn Benjamin (2022): The Impact of Cultural Diversity on Innovative Work Behavior Within a Multinational Enterprise From the Viewpoint of EmployeesHaugh Shane (2021): The Role of Sustainable HRM Practices on Affective Organizational Commitment: An Analysis of the Irish Energy and Natural Resource SectorBenoit Isabel (2021): Influence of Noneconomic Goals on the Implementation
of Digital Transformation From the Perspective of
a German Family FirmReiner Rebecca (2020): Accepting Change: How can a Headquarter Prepare its Affiliates for a new ERP-System - Using the Example of Meusburger Georg GmbH & Co KGMarinova Nikol (2020): Gone in Sixty Days? The Importance of Incorporating Culture in Onboarding ProcessesVan Eyck Lauran (2020): Onboarding in Startups: An Empirical Study on how Startups can Onboard Technical Employees by Using Generic Onboarding Strategies
Mühlögger Johanna (2023): Implementing Green HRM: Exploring Key Practices of HR Professionals in Fostering Sustainability Strategies within SMEsErl Janine (2023): Designing the Benefit Workation to Satisfy the Needs of Young Professionals