Urs Bolter

What dri­ves me
  • “That won’t work for us” – trig­gers a spark of bold­ness with­in me and makes me want to explore new paths and ways
  • See­ing my coun­ter­part have an ‘aha’ moment and expe­ri­enc­ing how poten­tial is unleashed
  • Win­ning peo­ple over and devel­op­ing ideas togeth­er
  • Pos­i­tive work ener­gy, a good mood or sim­ply a smile
  • Work­ing togeth­er to find solu­tions in a respect­ful way and on an equal foot­ing
What has shaped me
  • The teach­ing pro­fes­sion has fas­ci­nat­ed me since ear­ly child­hood: For me, it means bring­ing togeth­er dif­fer­ent peo­ple, dif­fer­ent paths and cul­tur­al diver­si­ty.
  • Exer­cise as a dri­ving force: I get the best ideas, release block­ages and get into the flow when­ev­er I do sports in nature.
  • My moth­er, who had a lot of con­fi­dence in me! It moti­vates me to turn a good idea into a suc­cess­ful real­i­sa­tion.
  • I feel good when things fit togeth­er, the aes­thet­ics are right and the whole thing is bal­anced. I like pic­tures to hang straight in our home.
  • More than 30 years as a part­ner, father, con­sul­tant and man­ag­ing direc­tor
What I am grate­ful for
  • The ‘inter­cul­tur­al vagabond’ in me allowed me to dis­cov­er the world at an ear­ly age.
  • I call myself lucky: I’ve had many good teach­ers and men­tors, met peo­ple who meant me well and let me go my own way.
  • I’m glad about the con­nect­ing and life-enrich­ing togeth­er­ness in our patch­work fam­i­ly.
  • Being able to visu­alise, for­mu­late and put things into con­text
  • The fact that I’ve been able to bal­ance fam­i­ly, work, stud­ies and ‘me time’
What I par­tic­u­lar­ly enjoy
  • Water in all its forms: Ski tour­ing, swim­ming or relax­ing in a steam sauna
  • Embark­ing on jour­neys of dis­cov­ery: Whether encoun­ters with goril­las in Ugan­da, indige­nous peo­ple in Papua New Guinea, Andean peo­ple in Ecuador, the Inu­it in Green­land or with friends in our gar­den on Wai­heke Island in New Zealand
  • Qual­i­ty time and inspir­ing con­ver­sa­tions over a good glass of wine
Quotes that inspire me
  • „Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and lis­ten”  Win­ston Churchill
  • “It always seems impos­si­ble until it’s done” Nel­son Man­dela
  • “Those who do not learn from his­to­ry are doomed to repeat it” George San­tayana 


…till 1986
Basic edu­ca­tions
Switzer­land, Ger­many
Inter­na­tion­al teach­ing expe­ri­ence
Switzer­land, Aus­tralia, Fid­schi
Raft­ing guide
Switzer­land, France
KS Kader­schule St. Gallen
Switzer­land – Edu­ca­tion­al Direc­tor
Post­grad­u­ate stud­ies
Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion, Organ­i­sa­tion­al devel­op­ment, HR
Tendis AG, PerSens AG
Switzer­land —
Inter­na­tion­al busi­ness con­sul­tant
since 2001
Inno­va­tion & Lead­er­ship Inc.
Switzer­land — Founder, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor
Blum Inter­na­tion­al Con­sult­ing Inc.
Aus­tria — Man­ag­ing Direc­tor
Julius Blum Inc.
Aus­tria — Mem­ber of man­age­ment cir­cle
Julius Blum Inc.
Aus­tria — Mem­ber of exec­u­tive board
since 2023
PerSens AG
Switzer­land — Own­er, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor
Inter­na­tion­al Senior Busi­ness Con­sul­tant