Unlocking human potential

Throughout my studies in Public Administration, Organizational Sociology and Business Administration, I have always been fascinated by the phenomenon of ‘organizations’. What are the reasons that the constellations of individuals which we call organizations, ‘act’ in certain ways, and can be ‘efficient’ or ‘inefficient’, ‘successful’ or ‘fail’. Why do these constellations develop themselves the way they do, and which interventions can be applied to influence the direction and intensity of these developments?

When I started working after my studies, I had a positive view of organizations, because I saw them as platforms for people to develop themselves. Later in my career, I more and more developed an eye for the shadow side of organzations. I discovered organizations could also serve as mental prisons, and how true this phrase of Jean-Paul Sartre could be: ‘Hell are other people’.

I decided to pursue a PG in Personal and Executive coaching to understand more about the smallest element of organizations: the individual.

As a management consultant and executive coach I take a holistic view on the problems of my clients. I always take the individual, the organization he or she works for, and the strategy of the organization into acccount. The reason why taking a holistic view is important, is because these three elements are interdependent. A successful execution of the business strategy requires alignment with the structure and the culture of the organization, as well as with the capability of the organization to effectively engage individuals to collectively contribute to achieving the strategic objectives of the organization.

My philosophy as a management consultant and executive coach is that individuals and organizations already have what it takes to be successful, and that it is my role to support them to unlock their potential.

“The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.”

Michelangelo
David by Michelangelo Florence Galleria dell’Accademia

This blog contains articles I have written about how the potential of individuals, and the organizations they work for, can be unlocked. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this blog belong solely to me.