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Gerlinde Manz-Christ

Diplomat and Business Expert
Overcoming barriers and convincing people by using diplomacy.

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Biography

Gerlinde Manz-Christ is a diplomat, business expert, and keynote speaker. She holds a doctorate in law.

Speech Topics

  • Winning gently – Diplomacy as success factor
  • Crisis Communication – The choice of words leads the way
  • Kadeeshte – Everyday shamanism for more resilience and success

Gerlinde Manz-Christ has over 25 years of experience as a top diplomat for Austria and government spokesperson for the Principality of Liechtenstein. Today she combines the art of diplomacy and communication with the requirements of business.

Gerlinde Manz-Christ is an experienced crisis expert who has weathered numerous crises in Japan, Israel, New York, Vienna, and Liechtenstein. She is the founder and Managing Partner of Manz-Christ AG – international communication advisory.

As an international keynote speaker, management advisor, and coach, she conveys the essence of her experiences. She advises governments and companies in Strategic and Diplo-matic Communication as well as Public Diplomacy, and how to communicate with the public in other countries.

The multifaceted pioneer and adventurer worked as the only foreigner to date in a traditional Japanese Group in Sapporo, Northern Japan; she was the only woman at the top of the Press and Information Department of the Austrian Foreign Ministry; and she was one of the first Caucasians to be allowed to participate in the Apache Indians’ holy "Journey of the Waters."

She is a lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy Vienna, at the University of Innsbruck, and an invited lecturer at the Diplomatic School of Armenia in Yerevan.

For her outstanding achievements, Gerlinde Manz-Christ has been awarded the Grand Decoration of Honor in Silver with Star for services to the Republic of Austria and is a Grand Officer of the Order of the Star of Jordan. In 2013 she was added to the Hall of Fame at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

Publications

- Die Kunst des sanften Siegens – Erfolgreich mit Diplomatie
(The Art of Winning Gently – Successful with Diplomacy)
- Emotions in Politics and Campaigning – How Neuroscience, Linguistics, and Social Psycholo-gy Change the Political Profession

Publications
  • Bild The Art of Winning Gently – Successful with Diplomacy
  • Bild Emotions in Politics and Campaigning
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