Personality-based Internal Auditing PBA®

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Barbara R. Siegenthaler 


Founder and Chief Innovation Officer Savanteon LLC

The Organizational Personality TOP Framework

Personality-based Internal Auditing PBA®



Welcome! I am a passionate, open-minded thinker and experienced professional who expands the boundaries of business theory & practice. I am specialized in predictive soft control & behavioral risk evaluations. Internal audit meets groundbreaking psychological system theory!

I have a knack for breaking down complexity and putting forward new insights based on unusual thought combinations. I prefer work settings where all partners are on an equal footing, and dislike narrow thinking, status orientation, and knowledge hoarding.

For more information, please refer to my LinkedIn profile.

 Collaboration partners 

I have a network of German and English speaking experts in psychology, organizational development and executive coaching, including Prof. Emeritus Julius Kuhl, founder of PSI theory (Julius Kuhl, 2001) & an internationally renowned representative in the field of academic psychology.

 Working languages 

English & German. Good understanding of French. 

 Qualifications & Diplomas 


  • Attorney-at-Law, Canton of Berne, Switzerland

  • MLaw (lic.iur.), University of Berne, Switzerland


Internal Audit

  • Certified Internal Auditor CIA

  • Founder The Organizational Personality TOP Framework

  • Founder Personality-based Internal Auditing PBA®

Personality Psychology

  • Certified PSI Expert, theory of Personality Systems Interactions, Prof. Julius Kuhl, University of Osnabrück, Germany

  • Certified PSI Competence Consultant, Theory of Personality Systems Interactions, Prof. Julius Kuhl, University of Osnabrück, Germany, and IMPART

  • TOP/EOS 360 degree Personality Diagnostics, Theory of Personality Systems Interactions, Prof. Julius Kuhl,, Germany,


Organizational Development

  • CAS Empowerment for teams and organizations, concepts and interventions from resource-oriented hypnosystemic therapy & counseling, Dr. Gunther Schmidt,



  • Certified PRB®-Coach IPSIS, Personality and Resource-based Consulting, PSI Institute Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland

  • PSICoach®, Prof. Julius Kuhl, University of Osnabrück, and Doris Gunsch, psychological executive consulting,, Osnabrück, Germany, ongoing

  • Zurich Ressource Model ZRM (Dr. Maja Storch/Dr. Frank Krause), embodiment and non-violent communication (Marshall B. Rosenberg)




  • eSourcing Capability Model for Client Organizations, eSCM-CL, Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Quality Management

  • Quality Systems Manager (ISO 9001)




Institute of Internal Auditors IIA Switzerland

Swiss Risk Association

Disruption Disciples, Zurich chapter

Zurich Behavioral Economics Network

 Publications & Speaking 


Overview of PBA® publications and speaking