ESSENCE RELATIONS GmbH is a Swiss based communications consultancy that works with companies, family businesses, foundations/NGOs and management leaders.
We love to make your strengths visible. We develop and implement tailor-made communications strategies oriented around your long-term market positioning.
- Profound analysis and long-term strategy development
- Valuable networks within business, politics and science
- Many years' experience in personnel, management and sales excellence/value selling
- Key strengths in political communications, financial communication and corporate social responsibility (CSR)
- Leadership communication training, authentic communication coaching for senior managers
- Communication management, PR & media relations and advice on internal communication
- Conceptual planning and sophisticated implementation of corporate, cultural and political events
- Advice for foundations on fundraising, communication and efficient and effective structures
- Project Management for CSR activities, philanthropy and solution based journalism
ESSENCE RELATIONS GmbH expertly positions your organisation within your field and within the right network and communicates the essence of your work.
We are courageous. We develop bold strategies that are tailor-made for your organisation - leadership lies in good communication.
You can rely on us to work with care and to the highest standards as we transform ideas into actions.
We are constantly questioning and continually stimulated by you, the strengths of your company and employees.
Management & Team
In developing your strategic communication, our team draws on its wide-ranging international experience and passion. Naomi Schild provides project assistance while Ilse Held edits texts carefully and efficiently.
ESSENCE RELATIONS also enjoys a partnership with Aileen Zumstein Communication GmbH.
Building platforms, establishing networks, maintaining a 360-degree perspective and developing rigorous, long-term communications strategies – these are some of the key tasks undertaken by business psychologist and former private banker Nathaly Bachmann.
As head of sales management at a major Swiss bank, she has advised a global foundation on fundraising and communication since 2012. She studied in Zurich and Madrid, and worked for swissnex in Singapore. She is also active as a lecturer and mentor, and participates in various voluntary projects.
With ESSENCE RELATIONS, Nathaly Bachmann works to put her clients’ strengths centre stage, while establishing long-term relationships and creating lasting value. Her family’s business background instilled in her the importance of responsibility and commitment at an early age. She also serves as the director of StrategieDialog21, a forum for the discussion of key questions within Swiss society and the ways to bring together business, politics and society.
Ilse Held is passionate about the written word. From Germany and living in Switzerland since 2001, she has acquired wide-ranging experience as an executive assistant in a number of companies.
With her careful attention to detail, Ilse supports Essence Relations in written communication and the thoughtful implementation of processes and events.
In spring 2016 Naomi Schild successfully graduated her studies in communication planning. Her "flair" for communication and languages, Naomi discovered by travelling. This passion she could already act out as a radio reporter for Radio Energy.
Now she assists Essence Relations as a Project Assistant with focus on social media conversions, public relation activities and event planning.
A native of Basel, Aileen Zumstein has been running her own communications consultancy since 2012, specialising in the pharmaceutical industry, start-ups and science.
Aileen Zumstein GmbH has many years’ experience in moderating public events and loves creating a platform for her clients – the perfect partner for ESSENCE RELATIONS!
I. ESSENCE RELATIONS GmbH carefully considers the economic, social and media-specific conditions in which your business operates. On the basis of a multi-dimensional analysis, we then determine how best to position your company and optimise your reputation. We implement business strategies with clearly defined priorities and communication performance agreements, and with a focus on sales excellence.
II. For us, everything revolves around you, your staff and your organisation; we therefore develop a ‘project wheel’ with you at the centre. Our advisory process allows us to craft your unique narrative: "There is a six-word formula for success: “Think things through – then follow through."
III. We believe that value can be created only through the right kind of visibility and stable, trust-based networks.
Typical Challenges & Solutions
I. Visibility : How do we publicly communicate our corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and position ourselves as a sustainable company, while also using this internally to motivate our staff? (CEO of a Swiss SME)
II. Trust : How can we ensure that our clients regard us as a credible partner? (CEO of a Zurich-based bank)
III. Relations : How do I bring my exhibition to a larger audience? (Cultural promoter in the Swiss market)
IV. Value : How do we raise additional funds and establish long-term donor relations? (President of the board of trustees of an international foundation)
CSR begins at the top. It is a question of personal conviction and an underlying company ethos. On the basis of the commitment, curiosity and creativity of the CEO, this is then translated into a communications strategy.
Credibility depends on sound knowledge and dependable behaviour and actions. Being well prepared for meetings, with appropriate marketing booklets, is also crucial. Working together with our clients, we coordinate the necessary sales documentation and provide honest feedback and coaching on meeting leadership as well as sales training.
Profound analysis of the relevant channels, forms, and modes of communication is crucial, in order to assess the organisation’s external reputation and standing. In conjunction with the client, we develop an appropriate step-by-step strategy, specify the key information and the mission statement to be conveyed, and ensure that media contacts are established and maintained.
Foundations are obliged to uphold the highest standards of efficiency and effectiveness. Fundraising practices should be carefully coordinated and create clear value for donors. Desirable results can be produced through strategic planning for optimal value creation and an assessment of the sustainability of investments.
The Italian war surgeon and founder of the humanitaria NGO "Emergency" Gino Strada has operated on over 30000 victims of war and poverty. Emergency provides emergency medical treatment to civilian victims of war, especially in relation to landmines.
Switzerland's role in Europe is a topic more relevant than ever: demanded are constructive ideas and concrete approaches to take on the current challenges with optimism.
The idea competition "Castle of Wishes" therefore enters the second round: "World economy - Switzerland in Europe: which exchange do you wish for?"
With the volume „Die Schweizermacher – Und was die Schweiz ausmacht“ Rolf Lyssy - the director of the so far most successful swiss movie with the same title - is honored by the emeritus philosophy professor Georg Kohler and Felix Ghezzi on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
In the third phase of the strategic advisory process – after the analysis and the strategy – it’s about the determination of the “raison d’être” and about answering the question why the company exists.
A mission statement provides clarification and focus. It facilitates the identification of a performance, serves the company as an orientation and is the basis for quality, goal attainment and the image in the long term.
ESSENCE RELATIONS GmbH
+41 43 540 20 40
In Zurich: Clausiusstrasse 44 CH-8006 Zürich
In Feusisberg: Firststrasse 15 CH-8835 Feusisberg
Registered office: Feusisberg (SZ)
Commercial Register - Number: CH-130.4.019.926-6
VAT - Number: CHE-418.052.056 MWST