How I work? Hear it from the clients

Philip Spinhoven

Scientific Director Institute of Psychology Leiden

“I met Freerk when he supervised a culture change process including leadership empowerment in one of the sections of our institute. His committed coaching style enabled him to quickly connect with those involved and to motivate them to contribute to a safe, healthy and inspiring working climate. Due to his extensive knowledge and experience he was able to respond flexibly and sensitively to the complexity of the situation and helped us formulate a future-oriented strategy to operate as a team and to stimulate individual employees in their professional development.”

Jan-Willem Dienske

Rector, Gerrit van der Veen College

“The Gerrit van der Veen College has worked well with Freerk. Freerk has been involved in the organization and implementation of a number of study days and in a training and peer review process for school leaders.

We got to know Freerk as a skilled, involved, personal and connecting trainer and consultant and as someone who knows how to ask the right questions at the right time. Questions that call for reflection and go beyond the issues of the day.

And that is very valuable.”

Hans Oldenhof

Medical Manager, Zorg Groep Twente

I have now been participating for a few years in an intervision group for hospital pharmacists who manage a hospital pharmacy. The group consists of diverse people with different levels of experience. I am enthusiastic about the depth and nuance in the often very personal exchange of experiences and mutual reflection. After each meeting I drive back with some fresh ideas about other ways of looking at existing situations.

Simone Buitendijk

Vice Provost, Imperial College, London

“Freerk coached me when I was in transition between two big academic jobs (and two countries). He enabled me to think clearly about my priorities, my strengths and skills, my goals for the new job and the right ways of leaving a current job behind. It made the step a lot less daunting and quite enjoyable, actually. I am very happy in my new position in London and I am still grateful for the professional support that Freerk provided me with. He knows academia and he knows what it is like to be in a leadership position in an internationale oriented, complicated organization such as a university. I was valuable that he understood the context I am operating in. I can highly recommend Freerk.”

Piet Yntema

Regional Director Groot Emaus, 's Heerenloo Zorggroep

““From 2011-2014, it was my privilidge to collaborate with Freerk on two aspects at two different organizations: supervising a culture change process and conducting a study of the working climate and making recommendations for the required plan of action. I have experienced Freerk as a passionate professional who strives for the best results while having an eye for the (im) possibilities of the parties involved. His extensive experience and ready theoretical knowledge enable him to switch quickly if the circumstances demand it and tailor-made methods are needed. As a client, I have experienced that his coaching style has helped during the decision-making in often difficult and complex processes at both a tactical and strategic level. ””

Frank van der Hagen

Managing Director Netherlands, RGP, interim agency in Finance and ICT

Freerk has helped our sales organization through an intensive Action Learning process. From his open, informal style, he knows how to hit the right note and encourage colleagues to get the most out of themselves and the group. He facilitates in such a way that group dynamics are optimal, not only during, but also after sessions. As MT we have also found the collaboration to be very enjoyable and valuable.”

Marcel Suijkens

HR manager, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis

“Freerk is an excellent consultant. He advised us in a change management assignment and realised co-creation with a train-the-trainer approach. I would characterise Freerk as committed, flexible and creative. It is a pleasure to work with him.”

Mirella Eckhardt

Director HR, Sodexo Nederland BV

“I got to know Freerk as a passionate consultant. He kept the values and business environment of the client in view while adding new insights from his own sound knowledge and experience. Freerk is a great listener and connects really well with the client and people he works with. Freerk is a reliable partner, result-driven, consistent, stimulates critical decision-making and knows how to get people to go along in his approach. Freerk has a creative and clear method of working towards results, in which he sets people the challenge of getting moving together.”

Lex de Boer

Director SEV

“Freerk is one of those consultants who is capable of tackling the most difficult topics with a friendly laugh in a good atmosphere, and what’s more, he can get things moving and achieve results. Although he is always involved in teaching others, he has never stopped learning himself and while he problematicises and tackles the effectiveness of groups, he is a catalytic factor in that process himself.”

Paul Devilee

Owner Kapok, actors for training and conferences

“As an actor I have worked with Freerk on several change and management pathways, in which his role was trainer or consultant. Not only is Freerk able to analyse complex business processes extremely well, he can also communicate about them clearly. He dares to confront people and does that with humour and sympathy. When you work with Freerk, you get the feeling: everything will work out, Freerk has it under control.”