Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, was thought to be unconquerable until that day in May 1953 when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit. “It isn’t the mountain that we conquer but ourselves.” These words of wisdom by Sir Edmund Hillary communicate the essence of mountain climbing. The summit will wait for you whether you climb or not, because that’s all it can do. But you can rise to the challenge with willpower, courage and optimism. That’s how we start out every project we take on. Every summit can be conquered – with the right climbing strategy.
A near-vertical rock face posed the last real challenge that Hillary and Norgay had to overcome before they made it to the summit, and it was later named the ‘Hillary Step’ in honour of Sir Edmund. To achieve your goal you need effective tools and experience – both in mountaineering and in political lobbying. On many occasions, if you have the courage to tread new paths and ingenuity to draw on your creative powers, you can overcome even the most tenacious obstacles. In other words, it sometimes pays off to apply the principles and methods that Hillary used to climb that rock face in the political process.
Sherpas don’t take any chances. The Himalayas are a place for controlled experiments, not mad follies. In politics, realities and moral values also impose limitations on the scope of action available to you. We believe that attitude is the key to successful communication and the foundation of every partnership.
Our dedicated expedition team of experienced and specialist consultants develops strategies for corporate enterprises, associations and institutions and supports them in all performance-related communication processes in the political, media and public spheres.
The journey we take with our clients, from base camp to summit, enables them to reap the rewards of commercial or political success, reputation gain and targeted communications. On that journey we collaborate with partners who know their job, can adapt to the circumstances and do the necessary groundwork to achieve the client’s objective. Our consultants have the ideal combination of enthusiasm, empathy and common sense. We believe that courage, passion and foresight are the key to making effective changes and taking innovative approaches that work.
Whether you’re in the mountains or the communications arena, you need a team you can trust. That’s why, on the way to the summit, we take care of ourselves, our colleagues and our clients by using our resources responsibly. We understand individual situations and needs – both professional and personal – and let this understanding guide our consulting and collaboration concept.
We always look for people who are a good fit for our organisation and vice-versa. People who are curious, open-minded and can contribute their knowledge and experience to our expeditions. People who are willing to forge new paths, tackle challenging assignments and are committed to their team and the clients that trust us. People who approach both routine tasks and the creative/unconventional projects that we encounter in our daily work with the same professionalism and dependability – whether they’re a career starter or a seasoned consultant.