Dr. Cornelia Tanzer

Degree in psychology; studied in Trier, doctorate in Cologne on the practical benefits of development centres. Training as a systemic coach. Specialised in management diagnostics and executive development for more than 15 years, including several years as a partner in a consulting firm with these focal points. Consulting for well-known DAX companies. Since 2014 founder and managing director of CORNELIA TANZER - Assessment, Development, Tools. Member of the Association of Assessment Centres (Arbeitskreis Assessment Center e.V.).

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Professional career

Seit 2014

Managing Director

2008 – 2014

Obermann Consulting GmbH, Cologne
Partner in the field of management diagnostics and development


2006 – 2007

Obermann Consulting GmbH, Cologne
Senior Consultant for management diagnostics and development


2004 – 2005

Personal Point GmbH, Bonn
Senior Consultant for personnel and management diagnostics and leadership development


2002 – 2003

Weststadt Akademie, Essen
Project Manager aptitude diagnostics and assessment centre, Trainer and Coach


1999 – 2000

Kienbaum Management Consultants, Gummersbach
Freelancer for individual and group assessments and leadership trainings


Project experience

  • Individual assessments/management audits to support or safeguard recruitment decisions and to determine the position of the company
  • Assessment procedures in the context of strategic realignments, post-merger integration projects or as a feedback instrument for top managers
  • Group assessment centre/development centre for (junior) managers to determine their current position and to derive personnel development measures
  • Design and implementation of recruitment and selection processes for large numbers of candidates
  • Design and implementation of performance management systems (interfaces: competence model, target agreement)
  • Training and coaching measures with a focus on leadership and management as well as staff appraisal
  • Moderation of change and strategy processes

Academic education / further education

  • Studied psychology at the University of Trier, majoring in industrial and organisational psychology, subsidiary subject: business administration, degree: Diplom-Psychologin (graduate psychologist).
  • Doctoral studies, University of Cologne, Evaluation Development Centre of a corporate group, degree: Dr. phil.
  • Certification in job-related aptitude testing according to DIN 33430
  • Training as a systemic coach (DGSF)
  • Further training as a systemic coach (ICF)

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