Development is my job, my hobby - my vocation. After many years in management, in the early 2000s I decided to do what I am most interested in: developing organisations. I am primarily interested in the people who work there. I believe that it is possible and worthwhile to work in a way that brings joy, meaning and success. Even as a leader I have never been interested only in what we achieve with my team. How we get there has been just as important to me. Are we consumed, burnt out, jaded by the work, or are we working in a vibrant, inspiring atmosphere with enough time and energy to truly LIVE. As a developer, I follow the same path. I am absolutely convinced that in the long run, every organisation benefits from being set up to work in this way.
I have worked in a wide range of sectors, with organisations of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. I've had some very successful jobs, and some that have been a real whimper. The difference was mostly down to how much I myself thought and felt useful about the purpose and direction, or even the theme and method, that we were working with.
Thinking about all of these things carefully has led to the framework I am working with now. A few themes remain in the net that I consider really important. These make up the portfolio that I am happy to share with the leaders of organisations - and my individual clients!
In recent years, it has become increasingly important for me to work beyond organisational frameworks and expectations with those who come to me. Whether it's work-related, career-related or at most partly related to life situations.
Founder of the Art of Knowledge Coaching Model