I aim to develop mildness and wisdom in myself and others and try to make this world a better place through (re)building institutes that are able to combine stability and openness, institutional and transcending values.
I bridge the gap between theory & practice, strategy & operations, self & other serving behavior, head & hart with myself, others, and institutes. I believe that in doing so the world will become a truer, better and more beautiful place. I combine theoretical knowledge of leadership, with years of experience of serving in leadership positions in educational institutes, leading to some leadership wisdom. I develop institutes and leaders as a leadership expert, advisor, board member, and executive coach. I dare to let go of all that I know to work in and with the reality of the client.
I’m the Dean of an independent interuniversity institute, called SIOO, specialized in Executive Education on change management, organizational design, consulting and leadership in the Netherlands. I’m an Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter, UK, and a former Associate Dean of Education & Master Programs at the Antwerp Management School, Belgium.