I bring more than 20 years of experience as CHRO and member of the Executive Committee in European family owned entrepreneurial organizations.
My strongest leadership competencies are: empowering, rewarding and feedback, global mindset, emotional intelligence and resilience to stress.
I believe in strong and sustainable business partnerships with the CEO, chairman and executives within an organization, based on business acumen, trust and authenticity.
I have a proven track record in Organization Transformation Programs with focus on leadership transformation, company culture and operating framework and design.
I am a clinical psychologist and a certified Executive Master in Coaching & Consulting for Change (EMCC) from INSEAD.
The focus of my coaching interventions is understanding and dealing with issues and challenges at top and senior management level, including leadership personality and style, career transition and changes, relational and team dynamics.
“As head of Innovation I need to have an open view for positive changes as well. Off course all in favour of a brighter future. It is about digitalization, communication, the new way of working, etc. However, compare an organisation with a society and you will feel the limits of change a group of people can handle. It is a challenge to keep on moving, to accelerate when possible or to hold a while if needed. Thanks Jan! For being a sparring partner in that wind of change. By putting our people always in the centre of the organisation. Motivation, passion and competence will make THE difference!”
“Jan and I have been colleagues for nearly 15 years [at Vandemoortele Group] and he has been a great coach to our leadership team. He is a trained psychologist and this unique experience has benefited our company through good and bad times.”
“Jan succeeded in opening up the leadership agenda in the company. Within Vandemoortele we want to move from a culture of ‘Command and Control’ towards empowerment based on trust and support. … He is organizational savvy and manages the relationship with the Chairman and the members of the Board in an excellent way. For the CEO he is an honest business partner with clear communication and a great competence to evaluate and read other people… Over the years he has successfully managed several change projects not just as an advisor, but also by organizing workshops and by coordinating management conferences and leadership meetings.”
“As member of the Exco, Jan his role has been larger than pure HR. He has also contributed to shaping the strategy of the Vandemoortele Group and its business lines and to implementing it. In that sense, he really adds value to the business and is a valuable business partner for the CEO and the senior management.”