| CV


April 20, 1964 (Epe, The Netherlands).


1989 University of Amsterdam: MSc in Theoretical Physics
1994 University of Utrecht: PhD in visual perception and Psychophysics
1998 Person-centered counseling: three modules at Metanoia Institute, London
2000, 2001 Group dynamics: Leicester conference training group. Tavistock Institute, London
2005, 2006* Accredited by the Britisch Psychological Society *Level A, Level B
2004, 2008 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
2013 Registered member of British Psychoanalytic Council
2017 PCC validated coach, International Coach Federation
2020 Sr. Practitioner EIA coach and qualified ESIA supervisor, European Mentoring & Coaching Council

Fluency in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Work experience

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).
2003 onwards Senior consultant, Ashridge Consulting (Berkhamsted)
2006 onwards Director of Centre for Coaching, Ashridge Business School (Berkhamsted)
2009 Associate Professor, VU University, Faculty of Economics
2011 onwards Full Professor of Organisation Development & Coaching, VU University, Faculty of Economics
2020 onwards 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

Other activities

1998 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
2010 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
2012 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.