Jignite aims to bring a new spark into your company. Learning and development, leadership, change, talent management, training and digital transformation are my areas of expertise. You can find more information about my experience on the About Jim page. My added value for your company is listed under My Services.
On Interim Management & Consultancy, I provide suggestions and further information on my services for the longer term.
Check the Testimonials to read what clients say about me. A variety of tips, news, and best practices are available on the Blog page which I update regularly. Click Business if you directly want to reach out to me. If you have specific questions use the Contact tab, call me, or send me an email. I am looking forward to meeting you!
Before I founded Jignite, I worked for several Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries and higher education and government institutions. Companies like EY, ING bank, Atos and Johnson Controls were part of this experience. There I was able to learn and apply my knowledge.
You can find more information about my career and my publications on my profile on LinkedIn.
A senior professional with over 36 years of professional experience in Leadership, Learning, and Development. A lifelong learning mindset applies to me. Firstly, I hold an MSc from the University of Sheffield (UK) on learning technology, and secondly, an MBA (with distinction) from Maastricht School of Management. Further, I completed a Bachelor in Educational Design from the University of Nijmegen on Learning and Development. Finally, I hold a Diploma in Business Development & Leadership from Rotterdam School of Management.
In closing, I am Prosci® certified (change management methodology), Social Styles® certified and an International accredited trainer/facilitator (IBCT).
What value do I bring to your company? In my 36 years of experience, I have mainly focussed my efforts on developing my skills in the areas listed below.
My extensive background has always been in developing people. The services that I can provide you with are (but not limited to):
- All learning and development (L&D) activities. To illustrate this think about creating manuals and educational design plans and supporting and enhancing capabilities on your learning technology such as Zoom, MT teams, and eLearning content.
- Talent management, including talent development.
- Leadership development for different management layers. To begin with for starting managers, manager of managers, or executives.
- Teach programs or deliver lectures for online delivery or face to face.
- Interim management and consultancy, see the dedicated heading for more information.
- Change management, either as a change champion, change practitioner, or change facilitator.
- Digital transformation programs for enhancing digital leadership capabilities for leaders in companies. See the dedicated heading for further information.
Online technology delivery on leadership, learning & development
I have in-depth experience facilitating face-to-face programs and online sessions using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Webex software. On the next page, I explain more about my added value on Digital Transformation.
On digital transformation and change, I can add value to your company. Within my MBA (completed in 2020 with distinction), I researched companies who were amidst in their digital transformation. I conducted my thesis on Leadership Capabilities, Digital Capabilities and the digital mindset of employees.
In short, using my broad academic background and international experience, I can design a program for you, enhance it with technology and facilitate (both virtual as face to face) it either myself or to your team using a train the trainer approach.
Digital Transformation is complex so we may have a virtual coffee together first and discuss your wishes and ideas. Please use the Contact page to connect with me.
Next, we show the Training Offer which is for Business to Business.
Jignite offers five different programs, which can either be delivered online, using, e.g. Zoom or Microsoft Teams and, face to face at a location of your preference. The five programs are listed below.
When you download the outline, you will see an overall program formatted as a one-pager. If you would like to receive a comprehensive brochure, please connect with us using the contact form.
Leadership for Starting Managers
Accelerating the role of the frontline manager to effectively handle the challenges starting managers face early in their career as a leader.
Leadership for Sr Managers and Directors
In company online program to increase strategic business acumen for senior managers and
directors to move from operational to strategic.
Leadership in Sales
See new business opportunities and increase sales performance. Support and develop the workforce that drives operational excellence and provides company growth.
Leadership in Digital Transformation
This program is designed to accelerate the role of (senior)managers – directors by equipping them to effectively identify and lead opportunities in
Digital Transformation within their organisations.
Leadership in Training Delivery
Technology for online class delivery has made an enormous step in the last two years due to the
COVID-19 crises. You might be familiar with Microsoft Teams and Zoom, but you want to increase
engagement for your delegates during your sessions. This program helps you using new
online tools and provide hands-on examples to increase engagement without having any programming skills or an engineering degree.
Interim Management & Consultancy
Modern organizations work with the people they have and do not hire someone for every single job or task. However, sometimes extra support is needed. For such occasions, you want targeted support on an interim basis. In case you would like to hire an interim leadership development leader, a talent leader, a teacher, or a change leader, I can support you!
I will be able to help you with your projects or can function as a department leader. Throughout my career, I have guided teams from four to 35 direct reports. The support I provide can be both operationally (managing the team, performance reviews, day to day activities, etc.) and strategically.
With strategic support, you can keep the existing organization running, but at the same time, get answers to your strategic questions. A few examples of strategic questions are:
- Which skills does our (training) team need in the next two-five years?
- How confident are we that our employee technology 4.0 investments will pay off?
- Do we see ourselves as a leader in our area of expertise or as followers?
- Will our revenue streams change due to external changes, and if so, in what period?
- How long does our identified talent stay within our company after they have received an expensive development program?
You are an inspiring coach and mentor with an infectious energy level that lifts your training sessions. It was a privilege to learn from you.
Jim van Hulst is someone that left a lifelong positive impression on me, not only on his ability to make training relevant and interesting, but also how he translates it into a language that each person from across the business understands.
Jim is a leading professional who dedicates his time to advanced the practices and science of L&D. He is a role model for many people as a 'serial master' and 'lifelong learner'.
It was a wonderful program! Thanks for sharing your experience in these 6 months. I developed myself as a manager with your support. Thanks, Jim, this was awesome!
Jim always demonstrated leadership skills, inspiring people to exceed their limits, creating a climate where others can perform constructively in stressful circumstances. He has been a phenomenal mentor for me and for other people in the organization, sponsoring the development of employees for the enterprise.
I was in several sessions with Jim during a six months international program. I think he was pivotal in facilitating in such an engaging way that the business goals with the company strategy became alive and clear. I learned a lot and this great experience is helping me still today at ThinkHackers.
Jim delivered a sales program for my top 80 in Lisbon, Portugal. This program was so successful and highly rated that I asked him the year after again in Istanbul, Turkey. That proved to be a success as well. High ratings and high engagement which resulted in measurable outcomes with my sales teams.
In a project lead role, Jim expertly helped us with the challenge of changing from a decentralized to a centrally coordinated induction program. This change contributed to the “we-feeling” of the department and towards efficiency. In addition to providing substantive expertise, both content and educational, Jim has also successfully involved the stakeholders and managed to enthuse them for this central approach. Overall, the project has been very successful and realized on time with the project team.
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