April 20, 1964 (Epe, The Netherlands).
||University of Amsterdam: MSc in Theoretical Physics
||University of Utrecht: PhD in visual perception and Psychophysics
||Person-centered counseling: three modules at Metanoia Institute, London
||Group dynamics: Leicester conference training group. Tavistock Institute, London
||Accredited by the Britisch Psychological Society *Level A, Level B
||Occupational tests training and qualified for the use of MBTI, 16-PF, FIRO-B & Hogan
|2009 – 2015
||Tavistock Clinic: MA in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic qualification
||Registered member of British Psychoanalytic Council
||PCC validated coach, International Coach Federation
||Sr. Practitioner EIA coach and qualified ESIA supervisor, European Mentoring & Coaching Council
Fluency in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
|1989 – 1994
||Researcher, University of Utrecht, department of psychophysics.
|1994 – 1995
||Trainee (2x), Center for Career Consultancy (LAC), University of Amsterdam, Institute for Postgraduate Continuing Education (PAO), Utrecht.
|1995 – 1996
||Trainer/consultant, Bureau Zuidema (Leusden, The Netherlands).
|1996 – 2003
||O.D. consultant and partner, De Galan & Voigt (Amsterdam).
||Senior consultant, Ashridge Consulting (Berkhamsted)
||Director of Centre for Coaching, Ashridge Business School (Berkhamsted)
||Associate Professor, VU University, Faculty of Economics
||Full Professor of Organisation Development & Coaching, VU University, Faculty of Economics
||Full Professor, Hult International Business School
Examples of projects
- Implementation of a new personnel management system of a large building corporation.
- Workshop ‘Management as Art’ with three art directors, for chief executives of Dutch ministries. Team development after a merger; division of infrastructure, large power company.
- Coaching and training in the fields of project management, influence, power, and leadership.
- Both in-company and open enrolment.
- Organisational development and change facilitation for multinational companies, the Dutch national opera, BP, and universities.
- Individual counselling, career counselling, team development and teambuilding in diverse settings.
- Facilitation and start-up of supervision and peer consultation, under the heading of ‘Learning with colleagues’
- Process consultation and facilitation of working conferences, for Consultancies, Ministries and Universities.
- Team coaching for boards and senior leadership teams in the public and private sector.
See Books, Articles
||Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam: ‘Organisational Development’, Faculty of Psychology
|1998 – 2002
||Senior Lecturer at Institute for Management Studies (Leergang Bedrijfskunde), Haarlem
|1999 – 2017
||Lecturer at the academic centre for MBA and post-graduate education Sioo in Utrecht, within the following curricula: BO (organisation consulting), IM&O (interim management), SVO (change management)
|1999 – 2001
||Member of the board of the Walter Maas Huis, a national centre for modern music and cultural development
|2000 – 2003
||Editor of Filosofie in Bedrijf, journal for philosophy, strategy and organisation
|2003 – present
||Editor of Reason in Practice, the journal of philosophy of management
|2005 – 2010
||Member of the Independent Board of Assessors of Coach Accreditation of the Coach Foundation (Stichting Coach) in the Netherlands
|2006 – present
||Programme Director of the Ashridge Masters (MSc) in Executive Coaching
|2008 – present
||Member of the Editorial Board of Tijdschrift voor Coaching
|2014 – present
||Member of the Editorial Board of the Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research
|2010 – present
||Programme Director of the Ashridge Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Organisational Supervision
||Guest Editor (with Charlotte Sills) for Special Issue of the Journal of Management Development entitled “Executive Coaching and the Relationship”
|2010 – present
||External marker and examiner on the Executive Coaching Programme at Tavistock Consultancy Services; on the MA in Consultation and the Organisation of the Tavistock Clinic in London; and on Coaching Programmes of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London; the Irish Management Institute, Dublin; Nottingham Business School and University College Cork
||Associate Director and then Director of Research for the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) United Kingdom
|2012 - 2015
||Member of the Expert Panel of the European Union’s Leonardo Project to achieve a European System of Comparability and Validation of Supervisory Competences
|2016 - 2017
||Clinical supervisor on the EMCCC programme at INSEAD
|2014 - 2023
||Winner of the 2014 and 2020 Best Practitioner Article reader’s award from Coaching @ Work. Winner of the 2016 External Coaching Champion of the Year Award from Coaching @ Work. Winner of the 2019 EMCC Research Award and the 2023 EMCC Global Award for Supervision.