Ambassador testimonials. A global community of collective leaders…

Be inspired by the experiences of our ambassadors, and how our programmes impacted them on a personal and organisational level. Many different people and organisations are involved with our work. The community is constantly growing, and more and more people will add their stories.

“Collective Leadership is the next big thing.”

Collective Leadership is a no-brainer. Just as electric cars are the future, Collective Leadership is the next big thing. It’s what we have always wanted as human beings. We are never going to survive if management keeps dictating left, right, centre. There is no other way.

I was longing for a different way to empower people and make a difference in their lives.
In the retreat, as I made my leadership declaration, I also left something behind: the fear of stating my feelings and the impact that would have. That created a huge shift in me. I thought then that this was the key to empowering people to be their best.

We’ve brought the programme into three divisions of the company now. As we roll it out, I am extremely proud and amazed.You have no idea what companies and people are capable of. I could never have imagined this was possible. You cannot be too ambitious, nor set the bar too high.

When people ask me about what I did with Collective Leadership, I emphasise that it’s not about PresenceAtWork; PresenceAtWork is just the means to an end. It’s important that you first ask yourself: what do you long for?


Philippe Wits
Insurance CEOLBSI   3567

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“Collective Leadership is the next big thing.”

Philippe Wits, The Netherlands
Insurance CEO

“A very powerful way to shift the leadership paradigm.”

Daniel Bednar, Belgium
International Private Equity CFO

“It has helped me meet others where they are, without judgement.”

Pauline Derkman-Oosterom, The Netherlands
Director Levensverzekeringen,
ASR Nederland N.V.

“Humanity is the core of what PresenceAtWork does.”

Jonathan Greenwood, The United States
Customer Experience Consultant

“It’s deeply rewarding to see people blossom before your very eyes.”

Alison Maitland, United Kingdom
Author, speaker and facilitator, self-employed

“Together we can do much more than we think we can.”

Guido Horst, The Netherlands
General Director at Ardanta

“It has deepened the way we express ourselves.”

Henk Meijer, The Netherlands
Managing Partner at Into Control Consulting

“I became powerful by being vulnerable.”

Paul Rijns, The Netherlands
Advisor staff leven, ASR Nederland N.V.

“I can trust others to do what they are best at.”

Bart de Goede, The Netherlands
Director | Owner,Ygrec Finance B.V.

“This programme has brought me, and the organisation, inner peace.”

Gerard van Zuilekom, The Netherlands
Marketing, Communication & Sales Manager, Ardanta Uitvaartverzekeringen

“This programme helped me work Agile because it made me fearless.”

Yolande Overberg, The Netherlands
Director of Customer Success & Renewals EMEA,
SAP Nederland

“I learned that how I behave always has an impact, on my team and on others.”

Maurice ter Bogt, The Netherlands
Digital Transformation Officer, ASR Nederland N.V.

“I can feel the difference in the way we talk to each other and have fun.”

Hermen Koole, The Netherlands
Co-Owner,Ygrec Finance

“I deliberately shut up or speak up depending on what the process needs.”

Marielle van de Merbel, The Netherlands
Deputy Chief Innovation & Digital
at ASR verzekeringen

“I have more tools to pursue my dreams.”

Frank van Driel, The Netherlands
Fine Art Photographer

“Slowing down has helped me know where I am going.”

Jelle Landman, The Netherlands
Hotel Manager

“It has helped us integrate different generations at work.”

Denis van Roey, Belgium
Chief Finance Officer

“Connecting to my heart makes me a better attorney.”

Pierrette Gaasbeek, The Netherlands
Attorney

“Our confidence allowed us to give more freedom to our employees.”

Sam Bremer, The Netherlands
Director Corporate Sales

“Shifting from mind to heart allows you to see from others’ perspective.”

Thomas Oremus, The Netherlands
Legal Affairs & Integrity Director,
ASR Nederland N.V.

“We generated amazing quantifiable results on customer satisfaction”

Casper Overbeek, The Netherlands
Customer Experience Director

“You let go of job titles and start seeing each other as human beings”

Folkert van Breugel, The Netherlands
Head of Compliance, ASR Nederland N.V.

“People are highly motivated to join my team.”

Carlijn Timmermans, The Netherlands
Manager Customer Service Operations, bol.com

“Not being authentic is a waste of time and energy.”

Rachel Cooper, The United Kingdom
Change Management Specialist

“You have a bigger impact by not always being the leader at the front.”

Hans Jakop Burkens, The Netherlands
Head of International Account Management

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