Helping clients build leadership capacity.
I have been coaching leaders since 1992. If it’s accurate that we learn best from our failures, then I have been on a robust learning journey for nearly thirty years.
I have focused my coaching practice on leadership because leaders have extreme influence on people. They have an outsized responsibility to guide, lead and build organizations that do good in the world and that do well by the people who work in those organizations.
Choosing to lead shouldn’t hurt a career and shouldn’t hurt the person. But it happens. I believe my responsibility is to coach first to my client’s potential and talents and keep reality in the conversation. If we do that, life gets better and leading is more fun.
I am fully committed to professional and adult development. I returned to school when I turned 50. I have a master’s degree from Oxford University and HEC Paris which focuses on building leadership adaptive capacity to thrive inside this disruptive world.
I am the current Chair of the Change Leaders; the alumni community of graduates from my master’s programme. I am a partner in ImpactBasis, a Netherlands based consulting and coaching firm focused on helping organizations execute social change. I’m in this work for the duration because I know how to help leaders.
I am married to a wonderful woman who gracefully endures my change process. My daughter lives in New York and relishes teaching me life lessons as often as she can.