"Creating healthier and more productive work environments using evidence & empathy"

Dr. Christina Guthier


As an organizational and occupational health psychologist (PhD), I conduct research and consult organizations around issues of exhaustion, motivation, and appreciative leadership.

I was a business psychology student at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (B.Sc.) and a psychology student at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (M.Sc. ), received my Ph.D. from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Dissertation Award of the Alfred Teves Foundation 2020), gave guest lectures at the City University of New York, Université de Fribourg and FOM Karlsruhe, was a visiting scholar at the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety at the University of South Australia, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health and have already provided scientific advice to the Probation Service of the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice.

For me, evidence and empathy are critical to create healthier and more productive work environments.


When I consult individuals, teams, or organizations to develop healthier and more productive work environments, my work is based on the
Dr. Christina Guthier Consulting-Model:

Evidence - Applying Analyses.

As a scientist, I use data and statistical analysis to make the best possible decisions. If my clients succeed in asking the right questions with me, there are no limits to the evolution of workplace environments.

Empathy - Listening Actively.

As a coach, I listen actively to understand the different conflicts in teams and organizations. I also encourage my clients to see and use challenges as opportunities for evolution.

Evolution - Being Adaptive.

As a consultant, I enable my clients to adapt to changing environments and to remain healthy and productive. The combination of evidence and empathy seems to me to be crucial for future evolutional success.


Academic Publications

  • Cui, A. X., Motamed Yeganeh, N., Sviatchenko, O., Leavitt, T., McKee, T., Guthier, C., … & Boyd, L. (2021). The phantoms of the opera—Stress offstage and stress onstage. Psychology of Music. https://doi.org/10.1177/03057356211013504
  • Guthier, C., Dormann, C., & Voelkle, M. C. (2020). Reciprocal effects between job stressors and burnout: A continuous time meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Psychological Bulletin, 146(12), 1146–1173. https://doi.org/10.1037/bul0000304
  • Dormann, C., Guthier, C., & Cortina, J. M. (2020). Introducing Continuous Time Meta-Analysis (CoTiMA). Organizational Research Methods, 23(4), 620–650. https://doi.org/10.1177/1094428119847277
  • Dormann, C., & Guthier, C. (2019). Successful and Positive Learning Through Study Crafting: A Self-Control Perspective. In O. Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia (ed.), Frontiers and Advances in Positive Learning in the Age of InformaTiOn (PLATO) (pp. 57-72). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26578-6_5
  • Dormann, C., Owen, M., Dollard, M., & Guthier, C. (2018). Translating cross-lagged effects into incidence rates and risk ratios: The case of psychosocial safety climate and depression. Work & Stress, 32(3), 248–261. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678373.2017.1395926
  • Dormann, C., & Guthier, C. (2018). Longitudinal data collection. In P. Brough (ed.), Advanced Research Methods for Applied Psychology (pp. 158-169). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315517971
  • Guthier, C. (2018). Creating Healthier Study and Work Environments: A Continuous Time Perspective on the Causal Relations between Demands, Resources, and Burnout. Dissertation. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz.

Other Publications

Book review „Think Like a Rocket Scientist“ by Ozan Varol


Scientist | Coach | Consultant

Dr. Christina Guthier

D-40210 Düsseldorf

Can I help you as a scientific consultant or coach on topics related to exhaustion, motivation, or appreciative leadership? Then simply contact me directly so that we can personally discuss possibilities for collaboration.

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