Our Mission

At Flourister, we believe that everyone has the right to flourish, both personally and professionally. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to foster adult learning through horizontal and vertical development, in a socially connected way.

Vertical Transformation

Evolving to the next level of maturity, to a more integrated view of oneself and the world, enabling oneself to gain insight into the own process of sense making, and transforming the way how one influences and integrates reality.

Horizontal Expansion

Building skills and competences and expanding the capacity in dealing with matters at work through training, self-learning and exposing oneself to a socially connected world.


Flourishing at Work

That’s our vision.

Our Principles

Behavioural change is possible

Lasting change takes time, but it is possible. New neural pathways can be established through reflection and habit-forming, which is why we place such importance on agile learning within a collaborative culture.

Personal mastery includes taking on risks

Engaging in a public arena, taking risks and embracing vulnerability are powerful drivers of change. Asking for structured feedback, learning and adapting in a social setting accelerates personal growth.

Action inspires reflection

Reflective, peer-based learning is an effective method for building new habits, changing behaviors and developing holistically. It leads to higher self-efficacy, stronger relationships and greater engagement.

Support enables personal growth

Developing yourself, changing behaviors and adapting to more desirable habits is a challenging task. Safe spaces and social support from trusted peers, mentors and coaches is the perfect environment for growth.


Better Me + Better You = Better Us

Our Team

When individuals are motivated to reflect and develop, to foster optimism and positive relationships, and to grow in self-esteem and resilience, we all thrive.

John Kuenzler
Founder & Managing Partner

John specializes in work and organizational psychology. Flourister grew out of his research into cultural and behavioral development in dynamic, and highly autonomous organizations. He founded Flourister in 2016 with a mission to change the way individuals, teams and organizations transform and develop.

Dr. Felix Frei
Scientific Adviser

Felix studied psychology at the University of Zurich, with social pedagogy and computer science as subsidiary subjects. After three years as an assistant in the Department of Applied Psychology at Zurich University he moved to the Institute of Work Psychology at ETH Zurich, where he worked as a researcher from 1977 to 1987. In 1984–1985 he held a visiting professorship at Bremen University. For many years Felix Frei lectured in work and organizational psychology at the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich and at the universities of Basel, Bern, Bremen and Zurich. In 1987 he and Andreas Alioth founded the AOC business consultancy in Zurich. He has published a number of books on management issues.

Valerie is a systemic organizational consultant and coach who for 19 years has helped organizations develop and change in ways that boost initiative, autonomy and growth.

Maren Borggräfe
Managing Partner

As a consultant, trainer and coach, Maren has been facilitating organizational and personal change for 13 years. She specializes in cultural change, authentic communication and leadership, all of which are issues close to her heart.

As a consultant, trainer and a coach Gudrun´s passion is inspiring people to connect to their true potential. In her previous role within Talent Management and Organizational Development she worked for over 15 years in a fast-paced global organization, participating in numerous integration activities. She worked with senior executives and global teams, leading large-scale projects around performance, talent development, recruitment initiatives and change management.