“SwissLEAP have been instrumental in paving the way for our transformation. Re-igniting our shared team and brand vision, they drove our digital portfolio extension with new business models, instilled the lean startup and corporate entrepreneurship spirit and connected us with promising startups.”
Director Migros Club Schools
Federation of Migros Cooperatives
We believe in entrepreneurship and innovation for impact: life-long learning, compassion, connection and creative collaboration combined with technology, to foster freedom, fulfillment and prosperity for people, organizations and the planet.
On our mission to catalyze the potential of pioneers, we empower individuals to liberate their full potential, enable teams to lead change navigating uncertainty, and elevate organizations to learn, evolve and innovate from idea to impact.
Together, we foster the holistic development of organizations, people and practices to create sustainable shared value.
Our product portfolio includes:
Business Ecosystem Design and Development for Learning, Evolution and Impact
Intrapreneurship, Learning & Collaboration Culture with Lean Innovation Practices
Strategy and Leadership Advisory, Mentoring and Business Coaching
Oliver Durrer, Founder
A Swiss global citizen, epicurean explorer loving life and learning, I am passionate about people, tech, lean innovation and social impact.
I am on a mission to empower purpose-driven pioneers to unleash their full potential.
My 15+ years experience as an intrapreneur and entrepreneur cover Europe, Southeast Asia and the Silicon Valley, with large corporations such as Nestlé and Migros, as well as tech startups.
For Migros Club School, Switzerland’s biggest private vocational education institution, my team and I launched, scaled and integrated a corporate EdTech startup and built the InnoLab.
At Nestlé, I held marketing, sales and business leadership roles for a decade, contributing to Nescafé Dolce Gusto’s record growth, launching Nestlé Myanmar Ltd, and leading multicultural teams to award-winning performance.
I hold a lic. oec. (MSc) in Business Management from Lausanne University (HEC) Switzerland.
A certified lean innovation coach and market opportunity navigator, I lecture intrapreneurship and innovation at HWZ Zurich Business School's Executive MBA in Digital Leadership.
from Idea to Impact
Our Lasting Enterprise Action Practices (LEAP) combine the business excellence and stability of successful enterprises with the speed and agility of lean startups to build effective, efficient and ever evolving learning organizations.
“Execute” your core business efficiently
Strategic and operational business excellence
Process and financial performance
Productivity gains to fuel innovation
“Explore” new value opportunities effectively
Proven startup practices, such as design thinking, agile and scientific lean startup
Creativity, empathy and experiments for data-driven evidence to “build-measure-learn”
Use of cutting-edge technology
“Evolve” and keep learning to thrive in change
Servant leadership with an inspiring purpose and vision
Growth-mindset, entrepreneurial skills, tools, and systems supported by technology
Culture of learning, collaboration, experimentation and continuous improvement
At SwissLEAP, we want to make sure “you nail it before you scale it”, while empowering you do so independently. We collaborate with our clients on first "finding the right things to do", before "doing things right", to successfully and sustainably solve their specific challenges.
We work with our clients and their stakeholders in a holistic and inclusive way
We understand the challenge that, with any change, many stakeholders are impacted across functions, organizational units as well as in the external environment.
In our experience, aligned purpose, vision and values, combined with clear goals and roles in a structured iterative process, are essential for smooth progress.
We facilitate this for all stakeholders by fostering a win-win environment of co-creation, innovation, learning and development.
We empower our clients
Beyond advising on and co-creating organizational design, development and strategy, we also train, coach and mentor our clients, developing them throughout the assignment.
We transfer the mindset, skillset and toolset to continuously evolve and thrive.
This is how we catalyze our clients’ full potential to lead change, navigate uncertainty and innovate with impact to create shared value - independently from external support.
Our advisory, coaching, mentoring and training approach in 3 modular iterative steps
Holistic assessment of the specific situation
Highlight key challenges and action areas
Co-create, design and run experiments to test solutions
Measure, learn, adjust and iterate based on insights to de-risk and build on what works
Setup, implement effective measures based on evidence
Roll-out, scale-up and repeat the learning cycle at scale
We collaborate together in a combination of
Remote and in-presence sessions
Retained services over longer periods
On-demand ad hoc assignments
Abundance mindset and strong values
We collaborate with respect, humility, commitment and integrity
We care, are dedicated, diligent and reliable
We get results and create win-wins
Get in touch
Let’s find out how we can turn your challenges into opportunities together.