Our Profile

“In my consulting work, I have experienced time and again how teams developed their potential and strengths into high performance when they shared a vision and set themselves a common goal. Seeing how talents develop in the face of new challenges and how economic success unfolds makes my work so satisfying.”
– Frank Kretzschmar, founder and owner

We strengthen the survivability of teams and companies.

Stepwise Management is your preferred partner when it comes to using the opportunities and the growth potential offered by change.

Stepwise Management is an international management consultancy with a focus on change management. We support companies and public institutions in Europe and on the African continent in change processes.

Stepwise Management is a center that gives you access to experience gained internationally in change management.

Stepwise Management cooperates with consulting companies, leaders from different industries and international specialists from academic institutions.

For decades, Stepwise Management consultants have operated a hub for in-depth knowledge, the latest methods and innovative ideas in change management. Whether it is research results, creative approaches, the latest experiences that are internationally discussed – Stepwise Management ensures that you are always part of it.

For Stepwise Management, application-proven knowledge is the foundation of successful action. This is the foundation on which creativity and innovation thrive in shaping economic reality. This knowledge gives you the confidence to achieve your goals with solutions that last.

Our Values

We demand courage in leadership work and leadership culture. Courage is the characteristic that distinguishes true leaders. Leadership means acting independently, being open to new realities and using them as opportunities to achieve outstanding results. Courage is linked to the willingness to take responsibility for one’s own performance and that of the employees. For Stepwise Management, radical appreciation of stakeholders is a critical success factor in the change process. We work with the power of the community. Confidence in the achievement of goals is the motivation and basis for high performance and creates fun in change – throughout the organisation.

Personality behind Stepwise Management

Frank Kretzschmar, founder and owner

Successful management consulting depends on personalities who create special effects. Behind Stepwise Management there is a consultant personality that shapes change internationally – internationally. Frank Kretzschmar is founder and owner of Stepwise Management.

Since 1993 he has been looking back on successful international change and human resources projects.

His career has taken him to Organizational Dynamics and Baumgartner & Partner (ODI Baumgartner), Citibank Privatkunden AG, the Alte Leipziger Unternehmensverbund and the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau. He has worked as a personnel manager, head of personnel development and as a management consultant.

The industrial and organizational psychologist with training as a supervisor and organizational developer is an enthusiastic change manager.

The experienced consultant has worked in many countries since 2004.