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Before I founded Jignite, I worked for several Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries, 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 publications on my LinkedIn profile.

Experience

I am a senior professional with over 36 years of experience in Leadership, Learning, and Development. A lifelong learning mindset applies to me. I hold an MSc in learning technology from the University of Sheffield (UK) and an MBA (with distinction) from Maastricht School of Management. Further, I completed a bachelor’s in educational design from the University of Nijmegen on Learning and Development. Finally, I hold a Business Development & Leadership Diploma from Rotterdam School of Management.

I am Prosci® certified (change management methodology), Social Styles® certified, an internationally accredited trainer/facilitator (IBCT) and a CRKBO licensed teacher.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

My career has brought me to many countries. I was fortunate to travel the world and design and deliver programs in many countries. The picture on the right shows a selection of countries that I visited. As you can see, I have been in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and the USA the most. As a result of this travel, I gained substantial international experience. 

Cultural awareness

Travelling allows one to experience, learn and become aware of different cultures. Cultural awareness is essential when delivering programs abroad as you want delegates to feel welcome and understood in order to focus on the purpose of the program in order to create a meaningful learning experience. In particular, mutual respect and understanding is an essential capability for international consultants.

Strengths and Competencies

My added value to your company lies in several expertise’s. To list the most important; Leadership Development, Talent Management, Change Management, Digital Transformation, eLearning, educational design, and Learning technology are my core competencies. In these areas, I can either add value on an interim or on a project base to you.

Strengths

At a specific moment, everybody knows his or her strong and development points. You hear this from friends, colleagues at work, and others.  I did the Strengths Finder ©test from the writer Tom Rath. The explanations described below in the animated pane are from his book.

Communication

Those who are especially talented in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words.

Learner

Exceptionally talented people in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to improve continuously.

WOO (Winning Others Over)

The Woo theme people love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. They derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with another person.

Activator

Many who are immensely talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action.

Empathy

People who are exceptionally talented in the Empathy theme can sense the feelings of other people by imagining themselves in others' lives or others' situations.