My experience is in leading, managing and facilitating development processes all around the world. I have worked with governments, businesses, universities and NGOs in Asia, Africa, the Middle-East, South America and Europe.
Initially, my academic background wass in biochemical engineering (PhD) and business administration. However, in the past 25 years, I indulged myself in complex organisational and social challenges. I am fascinated by complexity, and how to create something fundamentally in such settings.
With a sharp and open mind, I intend to invite you to look beyond the commonplace, be courageous and let (com)passion drive progress. I use inspiring processes to enable individuals to commit to their chosen target and be open to surprises. I use large group methods such as Future Search, Open Space Technology, World Cafe and Appreciative Inquiry and have worked with the founding fathers and mothers of these methods.
I am married to Lisette, who is also a partner at Perspectivity, and have two daughters (who are both born on the 13th,just like me, my father and granddad). I love open water swimming and I play the piano and the didgeridoo. I also find it hard to choose between living in the city and living in the countryside.
- Large scale interventions
- Leadership development
- Envisioning and innovation
- Knowledge (re)generation
Examples of what I do
What could the future of development cooperation look like? Which future scenario is the most desirable? What does this mean for Dutch development organisations? Various stakeholders from the Dutch development sector went to work with these questions. Perspectivity designed and facilitated the six-months-long process.
How do we sustainably make use of the water resources of the Zambezi valley? This is the key question of a project of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in collaboration with the Agency for the Zambezi Valley and eight institutes for higher education in Mozambique. The project, sponsored by Nuffic, aims to increase the (educational) capacity around integral water management in the Zambezi valley. The TU Delft consciously chooses not to fly in experts, but rather to tackle the issue from the bottom-up with directly involved local stakeholders. Perspectivity was asked to support them in this.
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