For almost twenty years I have experience in facilitating organisational change trajectories and learning and development processes. As management trainer/consultant I worked with different organisations in the private sector in the Netherlands as well as with governments and civil society organisations in Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and Central America.
Most of my work is on the field of organization culture, leadership, strategy development, performance management, team development and (large) group facilitation. I have an academic background in Organisational Psychology.
My approach is participatory, directed towards a shared ambition and focusing on common ground, collaboration and self-steering.
I worked at De Baak Management Centre, at MDF Training & Consultancy and at On-Lime Consultancy. In 2012 I co-founded Perspectivity Enterprise.
I am a certified change agent in Barrett Cultural Transformation Tools, Spiral Dynamics, Integral and Profile Dynamics, and Future Search. Often I apply the approach of Appreciative Inquiry and I am fascinated by the ideas of Theory U and systemic work.
And furthermore, I live a happy family life with Maarten and our two daughters, in the countryside near Amsterdam.
What other people say about Elien:
Elien is a thoroughly creative and inspired “facilitator of change”. She influences change processes tactfully and subtly while paying a great deal of care and attention to personal aspects. She approaches her consultancy work with integrity and has a good perspective on group dynamics. She also provides a comprehensive set of tools to help people and groups to understand their personality, motivations, beliefs and behaviours and to give them guidance.