Krauthammer (also known as Krauthammer International) is an international professional services company, whose main expertise is consultancy-based coaching and training. Krauthammer is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium and has 25 offices in 16 countries.
An employee buyout in 2000 created financial and psychological ownership and the possibility to operate and innovate independently. Wolters Kluwer reached an agreement to sell Krauthammer International, part of Wolters Kluwer Professional Training, to the company's key personnel and NIB Capital Private Equity N.V.
Krauthammer Consulting started its operation in 2002 and has offices in the Netherlands, UK and France. This division delivers sustainable change programmes to major clients such as Shell.
The uniqueness of the Krauthammer training and coaching approach lies in that, in terms of "logical levels" (Gregory Bateson and Robert Dilts), unlike many other approaches, it deals mostly with concrete behavioural and strategy levels that, within time and sequential follow-ups, will bring evolution of the beliefs and identity levels. In short: "new behaviour skills breed new attitudes, namely that behavioural training impacts cognitive processes through the reduction of cognitive dissonance. This specific methodology finds its origins in a broad version of the Palo Alto school of communication (Mental Research Institute and Paul Watzlawick). It was first synthetised in the sixties by Gustav Käser, then continuously developed by the Krauthammer research and development team. Among the main modern influences of Krauthammer, we find the systems approach and methodologies, and theorists like Fons Trompenaars, Marshall Rosenberg and Peter Senge.
Watzlawick, P., Bavelas, J. B., Jackson, D. D., Pragmatics of Human Communication. W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1967.