About us

authentic.consult: Leading with Passion!

authentic.consult was founded by Gerald Wood. From our base in Potsdam, we are a competent and passionate partner for your organization, your employees and your customers – both nationally and internationally.

We are more than consultants. We strive to become trusted advisors who give honest opinions and dig deep into the cultures of companies in order to understand what is driving high performance – and what is not. We show companies how to become positive, performance and customer-oriented organizations by leveraging employee and customer potential. At the end of the day it all comes down to the culture of the organization: is it authentically prepared to take on the challenges of today and the future? We help find those answers.

„I love to run! If I can then every morning, no matter what the weather!“

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Extensive leadership experience in various industries both in Germany and around the globe makes us a perfect fit for your business needs.


Gerald Wood
Owner and Chief Change Officer @ ac: authentic.consult


Founded authentic.consult

2007 to 2013
Senior Director / Customer Orientation & Sustainability / Metro Group, real,-

2001 to 2007
Managing Director / Market Research & Management Consulting / Gallup Germany GmbH

1998 to 2001
Vice-President EMEA / Nortel Networks/Telint Global

1993 to 1998
Chief Marketing Officer / Public Utilities Potsdam (Electricity, Heating, Telecoms)

1990 to 1993
Press Spokesman of the Brandenburg State Parliament

Main Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational Development
  • Customer Orientation / Customer Engagement
  • Leadership / Employee Engagement
  • Change management / Sustainability & CSR