A.E. Köchert Juweliere

Aichelin (Berndorf-Gruppe)


Astrium (Airbus/EADS)

AVL List

BAWAG-P.S.K.-Gruppe (Cerberus)



BHM Engineers

Binder Grösswang Attorneys

BSH – Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte


Brau Union Österreich

Coca-Cola Beverages Austria

Coca-Cola HBC

DB - Deutsche Bahn

Donau Universität Krems

Erdgas Ostschweiz AG

Energie Klagenfurt GmbH

Fachhochschule Steyr

Fachhochschule Wr. Neustadt

FBI - Forschungsverband der österreichischen Baustoffindustrie

Fernwärme Wien

Fonds Soziales Wien

Frey Wille

Gebrüder Weiss

Ginthoer & Partner

Gruner & Jahr

Harman Automotive Division

Haspa - Hamburger Sparkasse

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen




Incite - Die Qualitätsakademie des Fachverbandes UBIT 

IRF – Information Retrieval Facility

Johnson & Johnson

Krusche & Company

Kwizda Pharma

London Clubs International


Montana Tech Components AG

Mondi Group


Oberösterreichische Landesregierung

Pallas Capital Advisory - Investment Bank

PEF – Privatuniversität für Management

Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich Wien

redIT AG


management club

manager magazin

Marketing Club Österreich


ÖBB – Österreichische Bundesbahnen

ÖIAG – Österreichische Industrieholding AG


SAXO Corporate Finance Advisors

SBO – Schoeller Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment


SML Extrusion Technology

SMS Folien

Stadtwerke Klagenfurt AG

Der Spiegel

Spiegel Online


Teambank AG

Universal Music


VEW Energie



Walther Management

WIFI Management Forum

"It was a pleasure to work with you in reviewing and redefining our corporate and business unit strategies. The results of the consulting project with your firm have helped us to make significant progress towards the achievement of our business and shareholder goals. You worked together with us to create practical, "real-world" strategic actions that deliver tangible value, based on a pragmatic, but thorough review and assessment of our options. Also, we highly appreciate your skill and helpfulness in appropriately integrating our key managers into the consulting process and making sure that they are really on board and well-aligned for its successful implementation. Our association with HIRT&FRIENDS has provided us with an excellent return on our consulting investment."


Mag. Alexander Tremmel | Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter | Managing Partner | SKB Industrieholding


„Thank you very much for the excellent cooperation in the last years! You and your team have succeeded to develop and deliver trainings perfectly geared towards the requirements of a global corporation with consistent performance in high quality, internationally and multilingually. I want to specifically note your well-founded and action-oriented approach, your global outlook and your capability to always adjusts the individual training sessions or workshops to the local and cultural requirements. You have made an important contribution to the worldwide talent development of BSH Home Appliances Group!“


Dr. Stephanie Leimer | Head of BSH Academy Corporate | BSH Home Appliances Group | BSH is the European market leader in the field of home appliances with brands like Bosch, Siemens, Neff and among the top global players

"Michael Hirt worked with me on a strategic project which was of critical importance to the company. His fresh energetic style brought new insight and analysis to the project and was a major contributing factor to the outcome."


Tony Dicken | Field Force Manager | Diageo


"I consulted Michael to help me in developing dissemination strategies for a new technology that was being developed over a couple of years and was then ready to be rolled-out globally at Harman Automotive Division. However, due to the new, revolutionary approach of that technology there were a couple of internal barriers and blocking factors to hop on the train. Michael very successfully helped to quickly identify and understand those barriers and to develop a highly efficient strategy to significantly improve acceptance of the new paradigm in product development. I can highly recommend Michael as an efficient consultant if you are faced with challenging situations in technology development processes."


Dr. Alfred Svobodnik | Senior Manager/Chief Engineer | Harman Automotive Harman/International Industries 

"We would like to thank you for your inspiring, entertaining and action-oriented keynote speech and workshop. The feedback from the participants was extremely positive and, in particular, they were very impressed by the practicality and immediate applicability of your approaches. You have brought a significant motivational boost and we are already seeing the high impact of your work in the form of tangible results!"


Sheila Sylle | Professional Network | Johnson&Johnson


"I had the pleasure to work with Michael over a period of more than 2 years, on a number of strategic projects during my tenure as CEO of Matrixware. His advice was clear, practical and to the point. He has helped the board to make better decisions and to execute them effectively. His recommendations were based on state-of-the-art methods and validated by sound business judgement. I can highly recommend him, if you need fast, high-quality results with a strong positive impact on the performance of your organisation."


Francisco De Sousa Webber | Founder | cortical.io

"I want to thank you very much for your highly effective coaching. Your practical no-nonsense approach has made a positive impact on me both professionally and personally. Your way of executive coaching and development is honest, straightforward, positive, and purposeful. Your tools and content are excellent and you care deeply about helping your clients to improve. You have helped me to become a more effective leader. I look forward to our next collaboration."


Max Walzl | Director Operations | écomouv'


"Thank you for leading the excellent JEP Working on Development Workshop in Singapore! The Workshop was successfully completed with the participants providing positive feedback after the workshop. The participants have been impressed by your expertise, the insights, and the applicable lessons imparted. Thank you for helping BSH Singapore to be more successful in the very competitive Asian market. We look forward to working again with you!"


Jennifer Tay | Senior Regional HR Manager | BSH Home Appliances PTE. LTD., Singapore

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