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I am a philosopher, writer, practitioner and teacher with a deep compassion for the human condition and a burning desire to help people live better lives, do better work and create a more sustainable and socially connected society in the process. Even though I worked most of my professional career in the IT industry, I have always approached everything from the human angle: how does it make us feel, why do we behave in this way, how do we decide, how do we change – or don’t? Throughout 30+ years of working with organisations all over the planet I have helped individuals and organisations with maturing their awareness and mastery of their individual and collective emotional abilities; creating more inspiring and sustainable approaches to leadership and team development; and taking responsibility for the future evolution of their organisational cultures.

With the 4th industrial revolution well underway, all our work is increasingly automated, robotised and technology-driven. Where does that leave us, the humans in the machine? I founded Transgrowth because I believe that all this technology will only benefit humanity if we can refocus on the needs, desires and unique skills and strengths of the people - the human side of work, business and society.
I provide public speaking, facilitation, coaching and mentoring services, helping leaders become more effective, teams more dynamic and high-performing, and organisations more sustainable, resilient and inspiring. I achieve this by helping people and teams understand and develop their emotional and social intelligence, redefine and reconnect to their purpose and passion, and realign their culture with their true values and with the future they wish to create for themselves and for the world.
This may sound a bit idealistic and even far-fetched. Yet, in the 30 years I have been doing this work, I have seen people transform their lives, organisations turn around their cultures, and teams go from dysfunctional and dissatisfied to super-energised and high-performing.
Is this something you want for yourself, your team(s) and your organisation? Get in touch with me and let’s talk about what I can do to help you on your way.

Important Facts

Strong Point of View

I believe a completely new approach to leadership and organisational culture is needed to survive and thrive in the Digital Era; this approach has to be fiercely human-centric and inclusive, helping people to connect, share and develop their abilities and best contributions to society.
I believe technology is never a solution but at its best a tool to help humans solve more and more complicated problems, yet at its worst an amplifier of the unsolved problems underneath the symptoms is claiming to cure.

Three Posts I Have Under Construction

  • From Performance Management to Performance Support
  • The human aspects of (IT) leadership
  • How to improve the culture of your team and organisation

Additional Agenda Items For the Next Year

My focus will be on leadership, team dynamics, organisational culture and change. Don't expect me to write about technology, unless it is about the effects it has on the human aspects of work and society.