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Thoughts on leadership
Caroline Krouwels and Paul van der Schoot on the value of Innovation and Design, the role of the Chief Innovation & Design Officer - CIDO
WHAT clients say
WHAT I Do for clients
I help organisations create value through their people.
In any line of business. Bringing to the table some ten years of C-level management experience and over twenty years of executive search and coaching experience.
I focus on delivering outstanding leaders for clients, support them in creating lasting and successful teams in and for an ever changing and challenging environment, one that stimulates each individual to deliver unexpected, great results.
I ensure clients obtain maximum benefit from my knowledge, expertise and experience by offering strong interpersonal skills, talent and the delivery of positive results.
I'm direct and straightforward, aimed at achieving clients' goals. I work with great respect for clients’ time and resources.
I am practical. I do not just give advice, I add value by initiating changes through focused processes aimed at creating the optimal mix of talents and skills so clients' people together form a team, well positioned to meet their challenges.
I'm critical. I will articulate my own point of view and opinion towards clients, I'm not afraid to disagree and always strive to retain an independent position towards any party or point of view.
I use my network and connections to get things done, whether to identify people, add new points of view or to help clients formulate and reach their goals.
Each client and each project is unique to me. Each project needs and deserves a tailor made approach, each project is owned personally by me.
I bring more than twenty years of experience in executive search, leadership assessment & coaching to clients’ benefit. After some ten years at C-level roles with both family owned and corporate businesses (regional, national and multi-national companies), I started my first executive search firm in 1998. In 2014 I founded BrightHeads.
Since 2015 I'm a certified MMS coach after joining the MMS Coach Training programm of The MMS Worldwide Institute.
I have joined the Aberkyn Lotus facilitator of transformation program in 2017.
Since 2014 I'm board member / treasurer of the foundation 'Investico` a platform for investigative journalism.
I have been boardmember of `De Amsterdamse Kring` from 2006 to 2011.
"I WANT TO CONVINCE YOU THAT THESE KINDS OF PERSONAL EXPLANATIONS OF SUCCES DON'T WORK.
PEOPLE DON'T RISE FROM NOTHING...
IT IS ONLY BY ASKING WHERE THEY ARE FROM THAT WE CAN UNRAVEL THE LOGIC BEHIND WHO SUCCEEDS AND WHO DOESN'T"
― Malcolm Gladwell,
Outliers: The Story of Success
I help clients create an understanding of what they need in their leadership teams and why they need it. I challenge with un-thought points of view and approaches to questions. I search for the right candidates, based on a full assessment of the clients' situation and organisation. I look beyond the obvious. I personally support clients and candidates during the entire process, until the right decisions and agreements have been made.
I support clients in their discovery of the inherent value of their leadership team and the individual team members. I support the creation of a vision for the growth and development potential of their team relative to the organisation's vision and goals. And I support all involved in that development process.
Focused, transparent and respectful.
Individual leaders benefit from a mirror, a sincere and challenging independent partner to challange them in the development of their own capabilities, the formulation of their individual outlook and in attaining a well balanced understanding of their own effectiveness within their professional environment. All aimed at helping those leaders to deliver outstanding results. I am a MMS certified coach, I offer three coaching processes. Click on Read More about the three processes.
Succession and family businesses
I support and guide family-owned businesses in the process of understanding the core of leadership roles in an often emotional context with various interests involved. I help define the process of developing a vision for the future of its leadership, support each and every individual involved to create appropriate ownership of the vision and deliver tangible solutions for the foundation of a strong leadership future.
“A COMPANY SHOULD LIMIT ITS GROWTH BASED ON ITS ABILITY TO ATTRACT ENOUGH OF THE RIGHT PEOPLE"
― Jim Collins