Team

The Foundation for Natural Leadership consists of a group of committed and experienced people with a passion for leadership development and nature. They have personally experienced the impact of nature on their own leadership and are strongly connected to the ideas of the foundation. They contribute with great passion and pleasure, each from their own role, to the development of FNL and thus to the leadership development of all our participants.

Our leadership programs are facilitated by former participants. They have been educated and trained in the ideas and principles of the FNL by our senior facilitators. Together with our local guides, they create an environment that allows you to experience and develop your Natural Leadership.

Facilitators

Lisette Vorselman

Facilitator

In the fall of 2020, Lisette Vorselman had the opportunity to experience the power of the personal leadership training. “Learning to listen to the language of my heart and gut, and then being able to connect it to my head, was an incredibly inspiring experience. It made me realise that every person has their true self within them, if only you learn to listen to it. Away from your daily agenda gives you the ability to think differently, with which you gain new insights and work on a new reality. Everything starts with you.” Lisette has gained solid work experience in both the HR and communication profession and has been trained by SRM as a coach and facilitator. Lisette has a partner and three children, and lives in Eersel. She stands for drive, commitment and resilience, with a good dose of intuition. She loves everything that cannot be caught in an algorithm – their old farm; flapping laundry on the line; knitting a warm sweater for a friend; an early walk while everyone is still asleep; baking their favourite cookies for the children; making soup; a good coffee; and a good book.

Lieke Thijssen

Facilitator

Dick Veerman

Facilitator

Dick Veerman has been an entrepreneur in a nationwide family business. From 2018, he has taken his knowledge and experience into his backpack through his company Impact Trails. He is also committed as a facilitator with the Foundation for Natural Leadership. In addition, he works as a consultant and coach at Family Matters. From an early age, he went hiking in the mountains and enjoyed the freedom and connection that arise when you go out into nature and on the road. One of his favourite destinations is the wilderness of Scotland. Through interacting with others, he strives, in a playful and exploratory way, to create a space in which inspiration, creativity and wonder arise, in order to tap into one’s own source of knowledge: ‘you are your own master’. Dick lives with his family in the polder of North Holland near the Ijsselmeer.

Wim Plaizier

Facilitator

After more than 30 years in business (Shell and Kearney), Wim is now mainly active in the field of nature conservation, sustainable development and leadership. He has been involved with African Parks, Africa’s largest conservation NGO, since 2018, including serving as the interim COO for a 16-month period. In 2018 and 2019, he completed INSEAD’s Executive Master of Change program and combines his interest in sustainable development in Africa with connecting leaders with nature. Wim is father of three adult sons and lives with Robertien in the middle of nature in Naarden. Besides Africa, he has a passion for the Swiss mountains.

Wiet de Bruijn

Board member/Facilitator

Wiet de Bruijn first went on a trail 13 years ago. That was a life-changing experience for him. From then on, living from his own nature was his mission. Wiet has since been able to supervise many groups as a facilitator. He considers it a privilege to guide participants in their process. Modesty is appropriate here, because nature does most of the ‘work’.

Theo Houterman

Facilitator

‘Coincidence does not exist’ is often a primary reaction when something unexpected happens to us. Yet there are lines that come together in your life that have their origin in the unknown. Joseph Jaworski has written two interesting books about this – ‘Synchronicity’ and ‘The Origin’. “For me, two important interests also come together in this trail. First of all, my personal development as a human being, born 60 years ago and through a youth ended up in a field that took me abroad.” In the 1980s on vacation in Rwanda he met his wife, and over two years later he was in the Parc National De L’Akagera with his family for his work. Rwanda, then still French-speaking, has had a great influence, with his youngest daughter even being born there. Back in the Netherlands he held all kinds of managerial and administrative positions, starting as a young thirty-something in management. Through intense learning experiences, he was confronted with the fact that leadership has multiple facets. The most important was that it all starts with yourself as a human being. Get to know your own self, connect your head and your heart, and look at your own self and your environment with all your senses. This brought him to the Foundation for Natural Leadership after several wanderings. His first trail in 2011 in the Drakensberg Mountains gave him many insights that have made him a more complete person in all areas, private, personal and professional.

Suzanne Bontje

Facilitator

Suzanne has an HRM background. She started her working life in 1999 as an HR consultant at ABN AMRO bank. Following that, she worked for 6 years as a consultant and trainer at KPMG. Her passion is guiding and developing (groups of) people, based on the idea that “the wisdom” is already within us. In the nature trails I see this wisdom unfold again and again. After having worked 4 years as a trainer and coach at Frits Philips junior & Partners, she has had her own company BEING LEADERSHIP since 2012. Here she coaches individuals and teams in various multi-day Leadership programs. From 2012, she has facilitated trails to the Swiss Alps, South Africa and Botswana. Suzanne is married to Aartjan Bontje and mother of twins Okke & Willem and daughter Fiene.

Steven Faber

Facilitator

Steven Faber wants to help people to (re)connect with themselves, and from there find the answers to the questions that life throws at you. Steven experiences again and again that the transforming power of nature enables you to connect with yourself, so you can connect in a true way with others. Aspects such as slowing down, wonder, and stillness precede connecting. Steven is father of 3 (almost) adult children, and consciously spends a lot of time in nature and outdoors; sailing, cycling, running, walking.

Stefan Peij

Facilitator

Stefan starts from the whole person behind the leader. “We at the top of the business world can all think well, make decisions and accelerate, while the added value at top level lies precisely in standing still, reflecting: ‘sinking’ into your body. Then working at all levels becomes effortless.” Stefan gained his experience at Governance University (founder and director) among others: the University of Amsterdam (behavioral scientist); EY (partner); Van Harte & Lingsma (Supervisory Board Chairman); Inholland University of Applied Sciences (lecturer); and the Ministry of Justice and Security (member of the audit committee). He followed his coach training at FPNP.

Sandra Schotsman

Facilitator

In 2015, Sandra joined us for the first time on a trail to Marataba in South Africa. It was an experience she will not forget. The nature, the plants and animals, letting go of all roles, completely back-to-basic has given her many insights into who she is and what she stands for. The beautiful, overwhelming nature and the flow of the process made it clear that all the answers to the questions she had or didn’t even know she had, lie hidden within herself. Sandra Schotsman started her own company ACT de Woude in 2008 after 9 years working for KPMG. She provides leadership programs for large profit and non-profit organisations. She works from intuition and embraces the haptic body of thought.

Robert Spieker

Facilitator

For Robert, in November 2018, the wilderness proved to be the best possible mirror that allowed him to return to his feelings, intuition, and true self. The wilderness trail is therefore a unique experience. By allowing yourself to be vulnerable, in a safe group without egos, everything comes to the table, and importantly: you let go, you leave behind, you give all a place. It is very powerful to rediscover how life comes to you, to see the synchronicity happen. A week-long intervention, for a happier life, for the step towards more natural, authentic, and therefore more meaningful leadership. After a business career in management consulting, the trail and the path afterward helped him rediscover his calling. “I will help your inner beauty shine.” As a trail goer, you will experience his vulnerability, empathy and commitment from a big heart in this. Do you want to take the step? Then come along!

Pieter Ligthart

Facilitator

Pieter Ligthart (1973) is partner at Russell Reynolds Associates and certified coach. He comes from North Holland and grew up in Brabant before studying Applied Physics at TU Delft. Pieter is the partner of Mark and together they have two daughters. Pieter goes on trail once a year on average. For Pieter a trail is like an APK for the soul. In nature he comes to himself, and asks himself questions like: where am I now? How am I doing? How do I feel? And where do I want to go? Pieter: “I notice that over the years my questions develop. There is less struggle and more gratitude for everyone who is in my life. By the way, wrestling is also welcome on the trail. Everything is allowed to be there. I am always curious who will step into the trail and what the group will look like. Every participant will bring something to another participant and vice versa. It’s a surprise every time. Everyone is welcome!”

Nienke den Os

Facilitator

Nienke started her working life as a physiotherapist and is also trained as a Haptonomic Professional. She spent a lot of time in the bush of Southern Africa, among others as manager of safari camps in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. This experience was life changing and convinced her of the enormous impact of “being in the wilderness”. From the desire to help people (re)discover their own nature, she followed various coach trainings. In 2014 she founded her company Basecamp Coaching, and became a facilitator for the Foundation for Natural Leadership. Since 2018, Nienke has been a partner and coach at Authentic Leadership, an agency for leadership and organisational development. Every day she helps leaders, their teams, and organisations become happier and more successful. As a result of her background, she knows like no other how to involve emotional life and body language in her coaching, always in a no-nonsense way. Her mission is: “making real contact people grow in self-insight and self-confidence, so they can release their own potential”. Nienke lives together with Dolf, his son Luuk and their daughters Eliza and Marie.

Mirjam van Gils

Facilitator

Graduated as a Communication Scientist, she now has over 20 years of commercial experience in business and is an internationally certified NLP Trainer. NLP is a methodology to successfully achieve goals -large or small- with a focus on awareness, communication and change. She combines her knowledge and experience to help people and companies grow. Her motivation is to inspire others, and allow insights to emerge so that they can take the next step. She is convinced that you can achieve your goals if your head, heart, and body are aligned. Nature is a powerful place to feel the connection with yourself, to recharge and to follow your heart. She has experienced this on trails in South Africa and Spain, and during annual survivals in European nature reserves.

Michiel van Ogtrop

Facilitator

Michiel van Ogtrop’s mission is to make people more aware of a better world, and to make choices from an inner and authentic power. In recent years Michiel has done many trails in Europe and Africa. They have all contributed to the transformation of an entrepreneur driven by ego, success, and profit to a servant leader. He wishes everyone to have this experience and opportunity to gain insights and, where necessary, transition. By organising trails, retreats, and coaching Michiel tries to bring about the aforementioned awareness and transition in people. He is sporty, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, and has a great capacity for empathy. In the mountains, the energy starts to flow with Michiel and he gets the best insights. He lives in Amsterdam with his wife and daughter.

Merel van Deursen

Facilitator/Facilitator committee

Merel has been active as an executive coach and facilitator since 2006. She helps successful professionals and their teams to strengthen their personal leadership. Before that, she worked for 15 years as a lawyer and in the business world, supporting mergers and acquisitions. Merel lives with her family in Bussum, near the heath and the Loosdrechtse Plassen. She loves being in unspoiled nature. It’s where she can recharge her batteries, relax and unwind. On trail, everything comes together: being in nature with and for a group of people; disconnected from the hectic of everyday life; enjoying together in all simplicity and peace; sleeping under the stars, connecting with nature; each other and yourself; and nature will show you what your life is really about. Come along!

Martin Stam

Facilitator

Martin Stam is a facilitator/coach and partner of Aspire Company. He has had the opportunity to attend many trainings and courses in his career, but from his own experience he knows that leadership training in nature has the greatest impact on personal growth. Nature helps to connect with what you know, feel and want somewhere deep inside. And from there, almost anything becomes possible!

Mark Jacobs

Facilitator

Mark Jacobs (1965) was born and raised in Brabant and studied Human Resources at the UT. He is the proud father of three sons. His work as Director HR at international companies brought him many insights on how individuals, teams and organisations grow. In 2016, he organised a leadership trail with 80 leaders from 22 countries to the Pyrenees. Here he saw that where an MBA is all about skills, nature can spur deep personal growth. He experienced this transformation during a 2013 FNL trail in the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. He now shares his experiences with great pleasure and goes on a trail to come to himself around questions like; where am I now, how do I feel and where do I want to go? Questions that come more and more from his own values and motives to give shape to life. Mark: “Everyone brings their intentions and insights on trail. We learn from nature, the guide and from each other. Feel welcome and let yourself be surprised by the power of simplicity and the mirror that nature will offer you!”

Marieke Storm

Facilitator

Marieke Storm has the power and the joy to help others rediscover their own natural, renewing and guiding power. Creating renewal and dwelling on things that are really important to the other is what she loves doing most. Nature has a natural place in this for her. She opens the way to all the answers that can be found within ourselves. Marieke does this by listening carefully, using her wisdom and intuition in such a way that the natural power of herself and the other is rediscovered and actions follow naturally. For herself, following her natural strength has led her to work as an independent movement facilitator. She does this in various roles and for various organisations. She also teaches kundalini yoga and now enjoys guiding trails in the mountains. Marieke is married to Steven and is the mother of Pien and Hannes. They recently moved to Wapenveld.

Marius Maljers

Facilitator

In 2012, he joined the trail to the Alps as a participant. An unforgettable, impressive journey. The openness of the mountains, the rough nature, and the absence of daily distractions – back to basics, back to the core. From that peace, space, and clarity arose the insights from which he still reaps the benefits. For the last few years he has had the privilege of guiding leadership trails himself. “Time and again, I am impressed by the enormous positive and lasting impact of the trails on all participants.” Marius is a partner at The Dream Factory, which specialises in activating people towards meaningful change. He guides organisations, teams and individuals to establish and solidify dreams for the future and translate them into visible change today.

Marco Verhagen

Facilitator

Marco Verhagen has extensive experience in various leadership and board positions in the field of Human Resources and organisational development. Marco is now working as an independent entrepreneur, and guides companies and individuals in transformation and growth. The starting point is always the talent and passion of the individual. Bright inc, the company he runs with his partners, has the slogan “Everyone is a natural”, “In nature you experience and are. You feel that you are part of a greater whole. It is wonderful that we can use nature as a portal to learn and grow. Nature offers so much wisdom and answers”.

Maarten van der Schaaf

Facilitator

Maarten van der Schaaf works as a consultant, journalist and facilitator. He is the founder of the business consultancy, IndiaConnected; he writes for several Dutch newspapers and magazines about sustainability, nature and entrepreneurship; and facilitates talks and debates at business conferences and cultural hotspots. Maarten participated in an FNL trail in South Africa in 2015. He looks forward to turning off his phone, putting on his hiking boots and observing the world around him intently.

Maarten van Dijk

Facilitator

He is married to Sietske Bierens, together they have 4 daughters, and live in Abcoude in the countryside.He studied in Amsterdam from 1983; is active in project development (redevelopment of monuments and industrial heritage), and also is an active trainer at the Baak, in the field of coaching leadership, leadership and meaning. For 7 years now also Maarten has been a miller at the Oostzijde windmill in Abcoude. He gets energy and inspiration from the outdoors, from adventures, from silence and well, and from ‘finding out how people work’, starting with himself. What is important to you emerges from the silence, from the conversations, and from walking. That’s what a trail is all about for him.

Maaike Derksen

Facilitator

“The FNL leadership program has brought me a tremendous amount.” She joined us for the first time on a trail to Abruzzo in Italy in 2020. Walking in silence and “being” in silence precisely together with others in the midst of a beautiful, and sometimes overwhelming nature, made an enormously deep impression on her. You start to listen better almost automatically, to nature, to others, and above all to yourself. She also experienced what it is like to have no thoughts for once. That made her feel very light. The experience on the trail taught her that thoughts are very instructive, but nature and listening to it are so complementary. Living without a smartphone or watch was also an eye-opener. She wishes this to happen to everyone! She is looking forward to going on the trail again with a group and to experience the impact on the group and on herself.

Laura Ozinga

Facilitator/Facilitator committee

To connect, to inspire, and to move people is the thread that runs through Laura’s career. With her background in the business world both as an executive, consultant and as a coach, she is now following her ‘own’ journey as an independent professional where she primarily focuses on training and coaching, leadership and organisational development.

Klaas Jan Smit

Facilitator

His first trail in 2017 in Botswana, was a wonderful experience. Five days of slowing down, moving with nature and experiencing peace and what presents itself. He is still impressed by the impact this trail had on all participants. For him, it was a great way to recalibrate. It was a long time ago that he could look so clearly at himself, at what inspires him and what holds him back. It was an experience that has partly led to him now coaching leadership programs in nature himself.” Klaas Jan has a background in law and business. For a number of years now, he has been devoting a significant part of his time to working for civil society organisations and initiatives, where connection and meaningful change are central.

Karin van Oeseburg

Facilitator

Karin Oeseburg (1974) works as a Facilitator of Transformation, Executive and Team Coach from her own company KOBALT Coaching. She grew up in Groningen and studied Communication Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. Karin has more than 15 years of experience in leading teams and marketing projects in the financial sector. Since 2013, she has coached and mentored leaders, teams and organisations in cultural transformation programs in various sectors. Supporting people in accelerate their personal growth is the core from which she works. Together with her partner Wilbert and their three children, she lives and works on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. She enjoys nature and has been facilitating leadership trails at the FNL Karin since 2017: “The Nature is a powerful catalyst for transformation. You connect with yourself in an effective way to connect with yourself: your strength and your unconscious patterns and convictions, which you can then consciously use or let go. Going through that process together, that gives me a lot of energy!”

Joost Leeflang

Board member/Facilitator

Joost Leeflang has a background in large business, having held various leadership positions at home and abroad for 25 years, having had responsibility for commercial processes, factories, strategy, both operationally and as CEO. Based on these experiences, he consciously chose social entrepreneurship based on the consideration that a business approach is the way to realise social change. He is convinced that if people can follow their natural path, they will make conscious and compassionate choices that help them take into account all stakeholders in our environment. As long as it’s fun!

Jasper Muller

Facilitator

‘The best gift I’ve ever given myself’. That’s how his own 2018 trail experience feels. Jasper Muller, (1973) lives with his wife and daughter in Amsterdam. He has had a 20-year career in real estate, of which the last 14 years have been responsible for the global expansion of the Dutch hotel company citizenM. Recently, he decided to take a temporary career break, in order to have more time for relaxation and self-reflection, to pay more attention to family and friends, and to explore and discover what new inspiration and adventures the world has in store for him. Facilitating this trail is one of those new adventures…. “I hope you will also grant yourself this ‘most beautiful gift’, and join us on this adventure.”

Johan Bontje

Facilitator / Committee of Recommendation

Johan works independently as a coach and management consultant, formerly a partner at Boer & Croon. He has written a number of books on entrepreneurship, strategy and leadership, some of which were published abroad. He works mainly in the business community and the not-for-profit sector, such as broadcasting and healthcare. He has been involved in setting up and developing the Foundation for Natural Leadership in various roles since its inception in 2004. Johan is father of a 16 year old son. His sources of inspiration are people, nature, silence and consciousness, and sports (running and cycling). “Essential connection gives me joy.”

Jan van Twillert

Facilitator

As a skipper’s son, Jan van Twillert grew up with the water and followed in its footsteps. As a sailor he has learned to adapt to the circumstances, as they can change continuously on the water. In addition to sailing, Jan has specialised in guiding groups as a leader and trainer. Jan believes in making contact with the inner compass to determine the true course.

Jan-Willem Loman

Facilitator

Jan Willem has initiated and guided many trails from the FNL since 2011, in Africa and Europe. He is the initiator of the PaDo-trail, the pilot of which took place in September 2020. He was director of the natural leadership foundation (the FNL). During each trail, he experiences the transforming power of nature and the impact on participants. His approach leaves a lot of room for the participant’s own journey of discovery, and is pragmatic and enthusiastic about the ideas of the FNL and the effects on the participants.

Kasper Pruijsen

Facilitator

“Knowing yourself is true wisdom” This leadership program has been a “life changing experience”. In connection with nature, without outside stimuli, with time and rest for myself, I have really received new insights and life lessons. By listening more to my feelings and reflecting more on who I am and who I want to be, I have started to make my own choices more actively. This has accelerated my personal development, from which I benefit every day.

Irene Mommers

Facilitator

Hidde van der Pol

Facilitator

Hidde is Managing Director and founder of CEC (Conscious Energy Consulting). After more than 12 years in commercial positions at Lucas Bols and Remy Cointreau, he has made the transition to becoming an independent entrepreneur in the field of personal and leadership development and culture transformations within organisations, both in the Netherlands and internationally. He hopes to contribute to raising the consciousness of mankind as he sees this as the key ingredient to allow new realities to unfold as solutions to current local and global challenges. His passion is transforming judgment and negativity into authentic power and creativity. For quite some time he has been facilitating trails under the FNL banner, and has also served on the FNL board for several years. Hidde has twin boys, Boet and Sem.

Herman Elferink

Facilitator

Herman Elferink wants to help other people to discover insight. In the rhythm of nature, he finds the peace to reflect. By coming closer to yourself again, you recalibrate your inner compass and future choices are much easier. He has done several trails in Europe in recent years. His own first trail brought him so much, he now wants to share that with others every year. Herman is an experienced facilitator, coach and consultant. Herman is convinced that the best solution always comes from someone himself. He likes to help find it. Thanks to Herman being good at making connections, having a strong drive, and a sense of humour, he is able to quickly get on board with his environment. In order to achieve lasting results with pleasure. Herman lives with his wife and three children in Zeist.

Hans Londonck-Sluijk

Facilitator

Hans has been a lawyer for more than 25 years and, as a partner at a large commercial firm, has held various managerial positions, including that of managing partner. Part of his practice involves assisting companies and their directors in crisis situations. From this role, Hans knows better than anyone what it is like to assist people who have to operate under great pressure. Hans has the ambition to use the knowledge and experience he has gained, in combination with his great love of nature and the outdoors, to help others in their development.

Gerdien Gesink

Facilitator

As a business administrator, Gerdien has gained extensive experience at various companies and is broadly oriented. She has worked at retailers such as Hunkemöller, Bruna and Ahold, where she quickly learns about areas of interest. She does not sit still until things are properly arranged. She then worked as commercial director for SRK legal services. Her motivation is to help individuals and grostepups further in their development. From her desire to be dedicated to things that really matter and to be meaningful, she has long been paying attention to her own personal development. In June 2015, she herself participated in an FNL leadership programme. Currently, she is taking the three-year course at the ITIP, School for Life and Work. Gerdien is together with Ronald and has two ‘gift’ children and Jelmer.

Geert Graveland

Facilitator

Geert Graveland (1970) has been a psychotherapist, coach, and trainer for over 25 years, and has also trained in working with ceremony and nature. He likes to draw on the best of what ‘the west’ (analysis, models structures) and ‘the east’ (emotional, spiritual, physical, mental) has to offer. He is confrontational in a light-hearted, humorous, and clear way. Geert works with both individuals and teams to achieve essential insights and vital strength. Everything Geert does is aimed at rediscovering or empowering one’s own natural source, so that everyone can make a positive contribution to the transition of the world, and can make a positive contribution to the transition of our time. His passion is to work with nature and he does this with the trail, vision quest and sweat lodge. He lives on the river Waal in a beautiful location in nature with his wife and son.

Frans-Willem de Kloet

Facilitator

Frans-Willem is a facilitator and has been passionate about the process of personal development, both as an individual and within a team, for 20 years. After years of leading larger organisations, he now derives satisfaction from guiding innovative teams and coaching CEOs and entrepreneurs. For Frans-Willem, nature means being grounded with oneself and finding peace in all the hustle and bustle of daily life, whether on the water, in the mountains or along the coast. In 2018, he went to Rwanda for the first time as a participant and was enormously touched by what it does to you when you go completely back to nature for a while without outside stimuli, and how nature can serve as a source of inspiration. Frans-Willem is married, has 3 children and lives in Laren.

Fleur Groeneveld

Facilitator

Fleur Groeneveld has over 15 years of experience within the legal profession and the financial world. After her coach training in 2011, she started to focus on deep personal development and has been a facilitator with the FNL since 2016. She is also trained in Systems Dynamics in Organizations from the Bert Hellinger Institute, and looks through this perspective at people and the systems within which they operate. She grew up as a child in the Middle East and the US, and later moved with her husband and 3 children to Singapore. It was there that her love for working with culture and its influence on the it on the identity of people and organisations. Fleur lives with her family in The Hague and she loves swimming, sailing, long walks on the beach, and being outside in nature with her family. Fleur brings sensitivity into conversations, and she believes that her role as a facilitator is to create a safe environment. Nature provides everything else.

Esther Koning

Facilitator/Community committee

Esther Koning is a facilitator and coach. She has been facilitating trails for the FNL since 2016 and also organises tailor-made trails for teams that want to realise a common ambition. Esther has been an active coach for 11 years, and also has 23 years of experience as a marketing & communications manager. She coaches people in resilience. For Esther, resilience is the basis for becoming the optimal version of yourself and living an energetic and meaningful life. This includes physical, emotional, mental and spiritual resilience. She is trained as a coach by de Baak, Sonnevelt and Alan Seale (Transformational Presence coaching). She has a partner and 3 children, and lives in Haarlem.

Robbert Jansen

Facilitator/Facilitator committee

Robbert Jansen is a facilitator and business coach, and as a partner of Aspire Company, he focuses on developing the human potential in organisations, teams, and individuals. “I have a strong belief that Natural Leadership influences the way we work and live together. It creates awareness of what is important, helps you see the opportunities you have and can help you make the right choices from the heart.”

Erna ter Weele

Board member/Facilitator

Erna gets warm again and again to ignite a spark in people that can ignite into a beautiful big fire of significance, visible to a far distance, just like the evenings at the campfire in the bush, under the stars. Where everyone can speak his or her own truth, there is room for the other sound and taboos are able to be discussed. Erna ter Weele has a background in business services and is engaged in leadership and organisational development from the conviction that organisations grow when people grow.

Eelco Dubbeling

Facilitator

Eelco Dubbeling (1975) is director of the Dutch Banking Association. He grew up in the Groningen countryside and studied public administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Eelco followed various management and leadership training courses, including the FNL facilitator training. He also did trails and nature quests in South Africa, Norway and the Netherlands. In 2019 he pioneered the first FNL guide to Scandinavia together with Pieter Ligthart. It can also often be found in the Lauwersmeer area and on the Wadden Islands. Eelco is married and has three children. Eelco: “Nature brings peace and connection. Feeling the primal power of the Scandinavian forests and sleeping under the stars gives us strength and space to deepen and relax. Right away I love working in a group and being there for the group and the participants. We are on an inspiring journey that we will never forget.”

Edmond Öfner

Facilitator

Edmond Öfner has a background as an expedition leader in the Himalayas and Polar regions and has learned many lessons through and from nature. He has also learned a lot from the dynamics in top teams under great pressure, and the influence this has on the individual. For the last 15 years, he has been guiding teams from organisations through Leadership Journeys and providing 24-hour coaching. You could describe him as an outdoorsman, storyteller, an inspiration, self-willed, an old soul, with lots of laugh lines, a stage manager, and quiet in front of the wood stove.

Dorine Wekking

Facilitator

Dorine is known for her ‘open heart and open mind’. She removes barriers to vulnerability because of her strength to connect ‘head and heart’, and that awareness can lead to a new insight. The silence and the power of nature are her coaches and inspiration to be full in life. Dorine works as a leadership coach and has extensive experience as director and commissioner in both the private sector and the public domain. After an international career as a CHRO at Shell, KPN, Deloitte and Aon, she has focused on coaching teams and executives. Dorine followed her coach training at MMS and at the VU.

Derk Egeler

Facilitator/Supervisory Board

Derk’s passion is to connect people, teams and organisations with themselves and each other, in which nature plays a crucial role. After all, in nature everything is connected. Nature, and in particular the mountains, is his great passion and source of inspiration – sharing; silence; simplicity; and self always leads to synchronicity. “How much do I need, to know with how little I am happy!”

Daniel Mulock Houwer

Facilitator

After an international youth and corporate career, Daniel changed tack. A personal crisis in 2000 turned out to be the beginning of an awakening process. Since then, he has been involved full time, as well as professionally, in consciousness development. In recent years he has done so under the banner of Realize Us. Daniel believes in leadership that is original and anchored in deeper layers of our consciousness. This gives clarity, lightness and balance. He is in his element in nature and has a soft spot for Africa. With the Wilderness Quest in Marataba his dream has become reality. A contemporary ‘Quest’ including a 24-hour solo in mother nature. Intended for people who want to get deeply in touch with what is alive within them. Daniel has lived in Amsterdam for many years with his wife Mariela and daughters Noa and Tess.

Cor van der Sluis

Facilitator

What he finds so special about the trails is how natural the process of coming to yourself is in a gentle, friendly way. Cor explored being in touch with who he is, what he stands for and what he has to offer the world. The result – a very clear compass. Natural leadership inspires him to create an environment that works for everyone, where people can be the best version of themselves. The structure of the entire program is such that you can actually implement your insights and lessons in different areas of your life.” Cor van der Sluis is a partner at frankcs : leadership development for people and teams in organisations. Cor moves people from connection, humour and directness.

Bernet Elzinga

Facilitator/Community committee

Bernet Elzinga, as professor of Clinical Psychology, is intrigued by processes that stimulate the potential and resilience of individuals and organisations. For her, natural leadership means the continuous sharpening of her vision and mission, and to give this concrete form in connection with others. For this, it is necessary to be open to insights and critical questions from others, and to investigate and follow the deeper grounds of head and heart. This requires courage and an open mind. During trails in Africa and Spain, but also increasingly in forests and dunes closer to home, she has experienced what a rich learning experience nature can be. She wishes these unique experiences to benefit everyone who wants to shape his/her life or organisation from a deeper passion and involvement.

Adjan Brouwer

Facilitator

AdJan Brouwer (1961) is married to Sophie and together they have 4 beautiful children. In September 2015 he went on his first trail to Marataba in South Africa. There he saw and felt the power of nature; of peace; of honest, open, beautiful conversations; and of silence in which you can (re)find yourself. The trails have changed his life. Together with others he started Orenda and helps organisations to become purpose-driven and to dedicate themselves to a better world besides being profitable. He is also chairman of the Jane Goodall Institute Netherlands. He gets energy from discovering how things work, from ‘real’ conversations; from achieving things together; from giving positivity and happiness; from ‘being’ together; and from inspiring others to find what is meaningful for them, what gives energy and what their talents are.

Evelyne Rood

Facilitator

“I want to make all the choices in my life from my heart, from desire.” This was her conclusion around her 25th birthday during a development programme. That way, she lives the life she wants to live, and she has space to be there for others. That was another conclusion: take good care of herself so that she has space left for others. Over the years she has become better and better at it: building in rest, standing still in order to really make contact with herself. Nature can play an essential role in this – the silence, the peace, the mirror of nature. She also experienced this during a wonderful trail to the Alps with the FNL in 2015, and during the Natural Leadership Program in the Netherlands. “After years of work experience in both the profit and non-profit sector as an advisor in learning and development, executive and coach, and now as a self-employed person, I have discovered that instead of talking, experiences can have so much more impact in the field of personal development.”

Angela Lijmbach

Facilitator

Moving people and organisations, always looking for renewal and a deeper layer, runs like a thread through her life. In unspoiled nature she has experienced what it is to perceive with all your senses open. How everything is connected to everything else, and how you as a human being are part of a greater whole. In the peace and quiet of nature she has learned to make deeper contact with herself and with her surroundings. This brings her closer to her inner knowing, and she finds answers to questions that keep her busy. She wishes this unique experience for everyone. In daily life she is a consultant, facilitator and sparring partner in the field of strategy, organisational and human development.

Bastiaan Mulder

Facilitator

Since 2011, Bastiaan has facilitated several trails per year. These are individual trails or in-company/management team trails in Europe and Africa. Bastiaan has a business administration background, and has worked for years in a corporate environment. Since 2011 he is active as advisor, trainer, as well as an executive coach, and guides organisations and individuals through development and leadership issues. Bastiaan is able to connect participants in a natural way with themselves and their ambition.

Noud Duyzings

Facilitator

One of my key drivers is to put sustainability and purpose more to the core of Business strategies. Working for a global operating company and having spent most of my career abroad it has allowed me to connect to a wide variety of cultures, people and businesses. Through my fundamental belief that companies have to step up their leading role contributing to a better society and a more healthy planet, I challenge, guide, and support people around me. I mainly trying to create awareness of their own potential for supporting the contributing role that their companies can play. Being part of the FNL since 2010 has given me the opportunity to facilitate several trails around the world, connecting to a deeper level of myself, and many inspiring other facilitators and participants while exploring an amazing abundance of nature. After 12 years living and working abroad in Sweden, Kenya and the USA, I recently moved back to the Netherlands together with my wife and 3 children, and am currently living in Haarlem.

Abel Boor

Facilitator

Abel Boor has a background as a psychologist, voice dialogue trainer, and life coach. In her work she guides people for over 20 years in (re)finding an inner compass, which increases decisiveness and vitality. Developing natural leadership is, in her view, about daring to make choices from the heart, making room for intuition in addition to the ‘mind’, and being open to the wisdom of the greater whole. Nature is a very inspiring mirror for this and helps to increase awareness. Taking the inner compass very seriously and actually acting on it requires tolerating the tension between polarities and daring to make choices. Such a compass is priceless and she wishes it for everyone!

Niek van Halteren

Facilitator

Niek van Halteren’s mission is to make people aware of their physical and mental potential by challenging them to step out of their comfort zone. While working in business services, Niek discovered that many successful individuals do not necessarily experience fulfilment or happiness. The trails of the FNL offer an opportunity to access this feeling through reflection and connection with nature. From his company Current Leadership, Niek helps teams and individuals become more authentic, reflective, and effective. He offers coaching, training, and leadership journeys in which adventure and self-discovery are central. He is also a certified Wim Hof Method instructor. He lives in Zwolle with his girlfriend and daughter.

Arjan Bleeker

Board member/Facilitator

In 2015, he joined us for the first time on a trail to Marataba in South Africa. It was an impressive and beautiful experience – ‘five days completely back-to-basic and in pure contact with nature gave me many insights and lessons.’ The programme that starts in the Netherlands with the Foundation Workshop and ends with a Landing Conversation after the trip makes sure you can really implement your insights and lessons. By now he has been able to guide several trails in Africa and Europe. Every time it is special to see what the participants (including himself) get out of this special leadership program.

Rokus van ‘t Riet

Facilitator

Rokus works as an organisational psychologist, and has been working for 20 years on the development of people and organisations as consultant, trainer and executive coach. He has a broad experience in increasing the (personal) effectiveness of management and professionals. Rokus is enthusiastic about his profession. In his work he is involved, analytical and pragmatic with insight into people and business. He lives in Amsterdam with his wife and two children.

Corné Mulder

Facilitator

Corné has 25 years of experience in retail, services and public affairs. The last 10 years have been at board level, which has given him insight into the power of natural leadership. In addition to his permanent position as managing director, he is also an independent business coach who helps to strengthen the entrepreneurship of entrepreneurs. Corné is married, with a son and a daughter and lives in IJsselstein.

Jasper Folmer

Facilitator

Jasper Folmer’s mission is to let people (re)discover their potential and experience the beauty of nature. Jasper Folmer is the founder of Nature Lab and a facilitator with the Foundation for Natural Leadership. Since 2012, he facilitates programs for individuals and organisations in the pristine nature of the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Romania and Portugal. During these programs he experiences the transformational power of nature. His approach is pragmatic, inspired, and uses a lot of common sense. Also, he privately spends a lot of time outdoors, living in an old farmhouse in the Betuwe with his family.

Bé van Lotringen

Facilitator

Bé van Lotringen is a psychologist and coach. She prefers to work outdoors, in nature with fresh air and views. In 2018 she went along to the Alps. This experience inspired her to come along now as a facilitator. Getting people moving, trusting their own body and mind is her mission. She has been trained as a clinical psychologist and as a coach by Sonnevelt and Alan Seale. She has had her own practice for 12 years. Bé is fascinated by the theme of fear and what it does to people, and the possibility to overcome it through the power of nature. Bé is married and has 3 sons. She likes to run early in the morning in the forest with her white shepherd. She is inspired by raw nature, cross-country skiing in Norway and beautiful stories.

Guides

Rob Humphry

Guide

Most of his life he enjoyed the pleasures of nature, visiting wildlife areas in most of the countries in Southern and East Africa. Some years back he decided that he would like to share some of these pleasures and experiences from his travels with others. To achieve this objective, it was necessary to have a guiding qualification. Through the Wilderness Leadership School (WLS) he attained his guiding qualification which is overseen by the Field Guides Association of SA (FGASA). He then decided to study further for the Level 2 Trails guide course and have logged hundreds of hours guiding in the Zululand game Parks as well as the Okavango Delta in Botswana and Namibia. The FGASA training which he has undergone covered 16 varied modules which include Geology, astronomy, weather, ecology, animal behavior and many more. Level 2 covered mainly the Big 5 and rifle handling. ‘It is incredibly rewarding to share my knowledge, passion and experience with people that have similar interests in nature, and to encourage others to appreciate and understand the beauty of our natural areas’.

Thoralf Rumswinkel

Guide

Born in Germany. Thoralf Rumswinkel has been living and working in nature in Norway for many years. He is a very experienced wilderness guide and has a strong connection to nature. He loves to share his knowledge about flora and fauna, and the lessons nature gives us. Thoralf is responsible for the routes and the safety of the group during the trail.

Rodney Hlatswayo

Guide

He grew up a few hundred meters away from the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve. As a result, Rodney grew up with an interest in nature and wildlife at an early age. Rodney has worked for the Wilderness Leadership School since 2007 and is one of the school’s most experienced guides, spending over 2,000 hours a year in the wilderness. With his brilliant sense of humour and intimate knowledge of the Umfolozi area, and experience in the wilderness and Zulu culture, he is a sought-after guide in the area. In addition to mentoring, Rodney also runs a small non-profit in his community that focuses on developing the youth and people of his village with whom he helps share his experiences in nature.

Mukesh Joshi

Guide

Born and raised in the adventure capital of India and the yoga metropolis of of the world, Mukesh Joshi began developing his love for outdoor sports at a very young age. At the same time, he practiced yoga and learned the principles of yogic life. He applies this wisdom and knowledge in his daily life. Joy, lightness and physical strength are the driving forces behind Mukesh’s yoga practice. His fundamental yoga classes incorporate elements of various practices: Pavanamuktasana warm-ups to loosen joints, Hatha-inspired flow, and conscious observation of stillness and movement. Along with using strong motivational language and sound in the form of his own voice recited mantras, he invites you on an inner journey beyond the stories of the mind. A great lover of outdoor sports, Mukesh gained great respect, love, and a great sense of care for nature. He guided many rafting and trekking trips in the remote valleys of the Indian Himalayan belt and in the European Alps.

Miguel Angel Miguel López

Guide

Miguel Angel Miguel López is our local guide. He has years of experience as a guide in Macizo de Ayllón, and has even written a book about it. Miguel is responsible for the routes and the safety of the group during the trail.

Felix von Schoenebeck

Guide

As a wilderness instructor and hiking guide, Felix has many years of touring experience with groups in different regions of Europe. He believes it is important to show that you do not have to travel far for intense nature experiences, and that it is possible to immerse yourself in “nature at your doorstep”. Felix is also a psychotherapist with his own practice.

Ian Read

Guide

He started guiding trails in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve from 1990 to 1994. In 1995 he started working in the Umfolozi Game Reserve . In 1996 he joined the Wilderness Leadership School which is aimed (spiritually and philosophically) at people who want to reconnect with the earth, humanity, and spirit through their own understanding of connection. He has also worked with communities around wilderness areas and had the enormous privilege of experiencing in the wilderness how nature heals the rifts between ourselves and our natural world. He sees this reconnection with our larger community as an absolutely essential part of our planet ,of hope, for peace on Earth, and peace with the Earth.

Doric Holmes

Guide

Doric Holmes is our local guide. He knows the animals, nature and the environment like no other. Doric is responsible for the routes and our safety during the trail.

Valeria Roselli

Guide

Since she was a child, she walked along the paths through the forest of the mountains where she was born. Her curiosity led her to explore and get to know the territory. While listening to stories from older people in the area, Valeria learnt the importance of the local traditions and how necessary it was to preserve traditions and value the past. Her love of nature and for the Abruzzo mountain’s became her passion, which in turn became her profession. She is now a nature guide, environmental interpreter and nordic walking instructor, and one of our expert guides in the Italian Apennines.

Claude Carron

Guide

Claude Carron is our local guide. He has many years of experience as a guide in the Turtmann Valley. He knows the area very well and takes care of the routes and the safety of the group.

Brenden Pienaar

Guide

Brenden Pienaar is a highly qualified Trails guide in the Kruger National Park. He is a level 3 guide on the FGASA system and an accomplished man tracker, specialising in anti-poaching training throughout the country. He has a master’s degree in botany and is an expert on dangerous wildlife. Born in South Africa and living in Hoedspruit, he speaks English and Afrikaans.

Organisation

Boy van Droffelaar

Community committee

After having fulfilled many executive positions in the international business after retiring in 2008, he started to follow intensive coaching training training. It was also then that his passion became to guide the transformation of leadership in remote and untouched nature. He has since completed more than 12 wilderness trails facilitated in Africa and Ireland. Time and again, it has brought him a deeper awareness, and the value of giving full attention with pure intention. During this work he discovered that the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of the impact of nature on leadership has hardly been explored. He subsequently became an external PhD student at the CulturalGeography Group of Wageningen University & Research. The goal of his research is to demonstrate the positive effects of wilderness experiences on leadership behaviour.

Wiet de Bruijn

Board member/Facilitator

Wiet de Bruijn first went on a trail 13 years ago. That was a life-changing experience for him. From then on, living from his own nature was his mission. Wiet has since been able to supervise many groups as a facilitator. He considers it a privilege to guide participants in their process. Modesty is appropriate here, because nature does most of the ‘work’.

Merel van Deursen

Facilitator/Facilitator committee

Merel has been active as an executive coach and facilitator since 2006. She helps successful professionals and their teams to strengthen their personal leadership. Before that, she worked for 15 years as a lawyer and in the business world, supporting mergers and acquisitions. Merel lives with her family in Bussum, near the heath and the Loosdrechtse Plassen. She loves being in unspoiled nature. It’s where she can recharge her batteries, relax and unwind. On trail, everything comes together: being in nature with and for a group of people; disconnected from the hectic of everyday life; enjoying together in all simplicity and peace; sleeping under the stars, connecting with nature; each other and yourself; and nature will show you what your life is really about. Come along!

Laura Ozinga

Facilitator/Facilitator committee

To connect, to inspire, and to move people is the thread that runs through Laura’s career. With her background in the business world both as an executive, consultant and as a coach, she is now following her ‘own’ journey as an independent professional where she primarily focuses on training and coaching, leadership and organisational development.

Joost Leeflang

Board member/Facilitator

Joost Leeflang has a background in large business, having held various leadership positions at home and abroad for 25 years, having had responsibility for commercial processes, factories, strategy, both operationally and as CEO. Based on these experiences, he consciously chose social entrepreneurship based on the consideration that a business approach is the way to realise social change. He is convinced that if people can follow their natural path, they will make conscious and compassionate choices that help them take into account all stakeholders in our environment. As long as it’s fun!

Esther Koning

Facilitator/Community committee

Esther Koning is a facilitator and coach. She has been facilitating trails for the FNL since 2016 and also organises tailor-made trails for teams that want to realise a common ambition. Esther has been an active coach for 11 years, and also has 23 years of experience as a marketing & communications manager. She coaches people in resilience. For Esther, resilience is the basis for becoming the optimal version of yourself and living an energetic and meaningful life. This includes physical, emotional, mental and spiritual resilience. She is trained as a coach by de Baak, Sonnevelt and Alan Seale (Transformational Presence coaching). She has a partner and 3 children, and lives in Haarlem.

Robbert Jansen

Facilitator/Facilitator committee

Robbert Jansen is a facilitator and business coach, and as a partner of Aspire Company, he focuses on developing the human potential in organisations, teams, and individuals. “I have a strong belief that Natural Leadership influences the way we work and live together. It creates awareness of what is important, helps you see the opportunities you have and can help you make the right choices from the heart.”

Erna ter Weele

Board member/Facilitator

Erna gets warm again and again to ignite a spark in people that can ignite into a beautiful big fire of significance, visible to a far distance, just like the evenings at the campfire in the bush, under the stars. Where everyone can speak his or her own truth, there is room for the other sound and taboos are able to be discussed. Erna ter Weele has a background in business services and is engaged in leadership and organisational development from the conviction that organisations grow when people grow.

Bernet Elzinga

Facilitator/Community committee

Bernet Elzinga, as professor of Clinical Psychology, is intrigued by processes that stimulate the potential and resilience of individuals and organisations. For her, natural leadership means the continuous sharpening of her vision and mission, and to give this concrete form in connection with others. For this, it is necessary to be open to insights and critical questions from others, and to investigate and follow the deeper grounds of head and heart. This requires courage and an open mind. During trails in Africa and Spain, but also increasingly in forests and dunes closer to home, she has experienced what a rich learning experience nature can be. She wishes these unique experiences to benefit everyone who wants to shape his/her life or organisation from a deeper passion and involvement.

Anne-Marie van den Nieuwenhuijsen

Office management

Working at Natural Leadership Foundation means I can do the work I love, for an organisation that gives me great energy. I have experienced what it is like to be in the wilderness and connect with yourself and others. Spending a few days with nature lets you release things, even things you didn’t know you still needed to address. I am very grateful to have been able to experience this and I would recommend this wonderful experience in and with nature to anyone. Anne-Marie is married to Marcel, together they have 1 daughter and 2 bonus children. In her spare time she loves to take long walks with her dogs in nature.

Arjan Bleeker

Board member/Facilitator

In 2015, he joined us for the first time on a trail to Marataba in South Africa. It was an impressive and beautiful experience – ‘five days completely back-to-basic and in pure contact with nature gave me many insights and lessons.’ The programme that starts in the Netherlands with the Foundation Workshop and ends with a Landing Conversation after the trip makes sure you can really implement your insights and lessons. By now he has been able to guide several trails in Africa and Europe. Every time it is special to see what the participants (including himself) get out of this special leadership program.

Supervisory Board

Andre Nijhof

Supervisory Board

Due to the challenges facing our society, we need leaders who have the ambition and feel the urgency to create positive change. That’s where natural leadership comes in. For me, natural leadership is about understanding from a humble standpoint that each of us is part of a vast universe. That comes with a responsibility to preserve the life we value in that universe, and the ability to take that responsibility. In our hectic and fragmented society, we easily allow ourselves to be distracted from the things that really matter. A trail in nature is an impactful way to reflect on the things that matter, and to make choices about how we want to show leadership. I have met many people through the Natural Leadership Foundation where the trail was a turning point in their lives or a major incentive to continue on a previously chosen path.

Lieve Declercq

Supervisory Board

Natural Leadership invites me to seek and explore my true purpose in life. Experiencing the never-ending cycles of nature gives me the confidence that at any given moment, one can re-establish a relationship with oneself and others. I am on a life journey to become a more engaged leader, both personally and professionally. The trail experience challenged me to make a real connection with my heart. I learned to appreciate silence and my ability to be silent. The immense power of nature and its ever-transforming and adaptive capacity has become one of my main sources for decisiveness, hope and inspiration. I do not live only for today, but my contribution to the next generation is essential. As a result, my choices and decisions in my professional, personal and, social life have become more consistent and resilient.

Derk Egeler

Facilitator/Supervisory Board

Derk’s passion is to connect people, teams and organisations with themselves and each other, in which nature plays a crucial role. After all, in nature everything is connected. Nature, and in particular the mountains, is his great passion and source of inspiration – sharing; silence; simplicity; and self always leads to synchronicity. “How much do I need, to know with how little I am happy!”

Susan Goldsworthy

Supervisory Board

Susan is passionate about co-creating spaces where people can awaken their consciousness, turn knowledge into behaviour and act with increasing congruence to prepare for change, and protect what we still can in this magical, more-than-human world. A co-author of three award-winning books, she is also an Affiliate Professor of Leadership & Organisational Change at IMD Business School. A lifelong vegan and an Olympic finalist, European & Commonwealth medalist, Susan spent more than twenty years in executive positions in three large multinationals before launching her own successful business for more than decade in leadership development, executive coaching and change communications. She is certified in numerous psychometric tools. Her educational background includes an undergraduate degree in organisational psychology and communications, and two Executive Masters; one in Coaching & Consulting for Change from Oxford/HEC, and one in the Neuroscience of Leadership from Middlesex University/NLI. Her doctoral research explores the living experience of hope as an animist in a capitalist world and seeks to understand how humanity can bridge these dimensions for the benefit of all living kind.

Robert-Jan van Ogtrop

Supervisory Board

The FNL was a starting point in my own personal transformation. As one of the founding members, it was an exciting journey. It was a steep learning curve, but we understood that by connecting and being open, “synchronicity” would show the way and would bring us to where we are today. I have walked six trails, but every time I come back I can take another step forward from the old linear world (full of ego, macho, power, and money) to a more balanced sustainable and circular world. The creation of the “Circular Economy” was highly inspired by nature, as well as the thinking behind the FNL and the many paths I have experienced. Everything I do in my current life is now anchored in this sense of “unity and connectedness”, which makes me feel like a more balanced person and, frankly, I feel a lot better. The FNL and its wilderness paths play an important role in helping many people and businesses transform, while also becoming aware of our connectedness and our own role in nature, and resisting the urge to control nature. Therefore, it is necessary to find new economic, business, and social models that allow future generations to live a happy and healthy life on our planet.

Committee of recommendation

Elfrieke van Galen

Committee of recommendation

Joseph Jaworski

Committee of recommendation

Jane Goodall

Committtee of Recommendation

Ervin Laszio

Committee of Recommendation

Frans van Houten

Committee of recommendation

Herman Wijffels

Committee of recommendation

Fred Matser

Committee of recommendation

Fons Driessen

Committee of Recommendation

Antony Burgmans

Committee of recommendation

Yolanda Eijgenstein

Committee of recommendation

Johan Bontje

Facilitator / Committee of Recommendation

Johan works independently as a coach and management consultant, formerly a partner at Boer & Croon. He has written a number of books on entrepreneurship, strategy and leadership, some of which were published abroad. He works mainly in the business community and the not-for-profit sector, such as broadcasting and healthcare. He has been involved in setting up and developing the Foundation for Natural Leadership in various roles since its inception in 2004. Johan is father of a 16 year old son. His sources of inspiration are people, nature, silence and consciousness, and sports (running and cycling). “Essential connection gives me joy.”

Recommendation Committee

Elfrieke van Galen

Committee of recommendation