WHO WE ARE

WE ARE OPTIMISTS

Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, was thought to be unconquerable until that day in May 1953 when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit. “It isn’t the mountain that we conquer but ourselves.” These words of wisdom by Sir Edmund Hillary communicate the essence of mountain climbing. The summit will wait for you whether you climb or not, because that’s all it can do.  But you can rise to the challenge with willpower, courage and optimism. That’s how we start out every project we take on. Every summit can be conquered – with the right climbing strategy.

WE TAKE DIFFERENT APPROACHES

A near-vertical rock face posed the last real challenge that Hillary and Norgay had to overcome before they made it to the summit, and it was later named the ‘Hillary Step’ in honour of Sir Edmund. To achieve your goal you need effective tools and experience – both in mountaineering and in political lobbying. On many occasions, if you have the courage to tread new paths and ingenuity to draw on your creative powers, you can overcome even the most tenacious obstacles. In other words, it sometimes pays off to apply the principles and methods that Hillary used to climb that rock face in the political process.

WE HAVE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

Sherpas don’t take any chances. The Himalayas are a place for controlled experiments, not mad follies. In politics, realities and moral values also impose limitations on the scope of action available to you. We believe that attitude is the key to successful communication and the foundation of every partnership.

OUR TEAM

WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF DIVERSITY

Our 30-strong team, headed by Cornelius Winter, Jan Böttger, Herbert Rohrmair-Lewis, Cornelia Göbel, Daniel Wixforth and Serkan Agci, is widely recognised for its excellence in political and communications consulting, well-connected networks, process reliability, anticipation of relevant issues, creative input and the individual expertise. We think outside the box to conceive new approaches and develop new perspectives with our clients. We provide communicative guidance to both companies and federal ministries in crises and special situations. Extensive experience and mindfulness at every stage of the process ensure a successful outcome, whatever the project or its complexity.

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