Manfred Hellrigl

About me

I am an independent business consultant, facilitator, coach and meditation teacher. 

I support companies, organisations, communities and individuals in transformation processes towards sustainability and can draw on a wealth of experience. 

My particular focus is on promoting co-creation, participation and self-organisation. Many of these projects have won national and international awards over the years. 

I specialise in multi-stakeholder processes, which involve initiating trusting cooperation between a large number of stakeholders with very different interests.


  • Since 2023 Independent business consultant
  • 2018-2022 Managing Director of the Felsentor Foundation, Switzerland
  • 1999-2017 Founding Director of the Office for Future Related Issues (Büro für Zukunftsfragen)
    of the State Government of Vorarlberg/Austria
  • 1992-1999 Founding Director of the Environmental Information Service Vorarlberg/Austria
  • 1990-1991 Researcher at University of Salzburg/Austria, Dept. of Political Science


  • PhD in Political Science, Journalism and Communication Science (1989)
    University of Salzburg, Austria

    Doctoral thesis on the subject of ‘Paradigms and paradigm shifts in the electricity industry’ (1989) comparing Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Southern California Edison (SCE) and Salzburger AG für Elektrizitätswirtschaft (SAFE).
    Fulbright scholarship (1987)