Experience

Experience:

  • 2017 – present: Coaching professionals at different organizations.
  • 2017 – present: leadership, loss & transition and cross-cultural projects at different organizations in The Netherlands, Germany, France, Iceland and Sweden.

 

Certifications/Courses/Masterclasses:

  • Member of the EMCC since 2017. Working towards Certification at Practitioneer level (2nd of 4 levels).
  • Certification The Lewis Model – Teaching Cross-Cultural Competence, 2019. Richard Lewis Communications.
  • Post-Bachelor education Excellent Coaching 2017-2020. CC Excellence.

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I was raised in France, in a family of different nationalities. I learned to appreciate, acknowledge and respect cultural differences, at a young age. Often these differences are about details. These may seem insignificant for some but essential for others. Professionally and privately, it is essential to discover other cultures, to understand what makes them rich and special, in a spirit of respect and tolerance. It helps you anticipate different reactions, grasp their origin and defuse the difficulties and potential conflicts. Jeroen has the talent to link people and open their mind, gently, with intelligence, humor and subtlety. These sessions with him made me and my colleagues think and grow. They have helped us to consider things from a different perspective to better work and live together.

Anne-Sophie Bociaga, Senior Product Marketing Manager


Jeroen has helped me tremendously to think about the goals I want to achieve both personally and professionally. More important, he helped me become who I want to be. The exercises Jeroen used, forced me to think about and listen to myself. In the sessions I had with Jeroen, he knew when to challenge me and when not. Very valuable coaching for everyone who feels that there is more to get from life!

Alex van Gogh, Product Marketing Manager


Ideas are easy, execution is everything. This is a moto that I have for many years and having now had several sessions with Jeroen  just helped me to gain insight into the differences we have in our multifaceted and multi-cultural company. By understanding these cultural models, I can be more prepared for creating a common pool of meaning among my peers to be able to ensure successful plan execution and stronger collaboration.

Boris Kibrik, Product Marketing Manager


I really liked the cross-culture session Jeroen provided. It gave me several “aha” moments for realizing why people from other cultures act and respond the way they do. Working in a culturally diverse organization, the awareness and understanding of cultural differences is of utmost importance to ensure good collaboration across the team and different departments, and to move projects in the right direction in a timely fashion. This session helped me, a Chinese, to cope with and decode different cultures.

Yanfang Zhu, Product Marketing Manager, Emerging Markets


Emerging markets are the most complex with more than a hundred countries worldwide. The cross-cultural workshop helped me understand the differences between cultures. It reminds me when I am in contact with other markets, always to be mindful of their culture which affects the way they think, and the way they perceive what I say. Love to have one more workshop to dive a bit deeper. Thanks a lot!

Kizzy Cheng, Product marketing manager, Emerging Markets


I found Jeroen’s talk really insightful about how to manage the differences across our North Europe team. I come from a very European family, and therefore have always been aware of cultural differences in a personal situation; but this session helped show me the smaller, more hidden ways through which culture can come into play in a professional context. I know I’ve taken some communication and behavioural tips away with me to improve my collaboration and teamwork!

Elena Jones, Marketing Coordinator


As a multi-national company, it’s really important to understand each other’s cultures as we communicate and work with different colleagues and cultures every day.  It was a very interesting training and made me want to go and learn a bit more about the cultures that we experience every day.

Adil Hameed, IT System Administrator


As a multi-national company, it’s important to understand each other’s cultures as we communicate and work with different colleagues and cultures every day.  It was a very interesting training and made me want to go and learn a bit more about the cultures that we experience on a day-to-day basis.

Ollie Smith, Clinical Specialist Prosthetist


I enjoyed Jeroen’s interactive training on cultural differences.  Some thought-provoking discussions on recognising cultural diversity between ourselves and our colleagues; and invaluable in improving our communication with one another.

Teri Bacci, Marketing Communication Specialist


You think you know your colleagues well, and assume, because we all speak English, they hear us and we understand them… but we miss so much. The session from Jeroen peeled back some of our closest colleagues’ layers to reveal their real cultural identity and visa-versa. Now there is actual understanding on where we align, but also great respect of our differences.

Richard Hirons, Academy Director


I really appreciated the cross-cultural workshop Jeroen gave us, as his background, deep insights and international experience made the whole content very authentic and helpful working for global acting companies such as Össur. Having a similar international background myself, I really liked participating in the group activities and role games and talking about those findings with my colleagues. I appreciate the great work and passion Jeroen put into his workshop and looking forward to the next one.

Derya Dönmez, Head of Product Marketing


The training is a combination of a clear theoretical framework and a practical approach where participants are learning by doing. This enabled us to quickly adopt and apply what we had learned. Jeroen easily connects with the participants and, where necessary, gives them constructive feedback in a pleasant way.

Jeroen Heijligers, Managing Director, Personato


I thought Jeroen would answer all my questions. After 3 sessions I realized Jeroen was asking the questions and I was the one talking. I gained much self confidence by hearing myself talk about solutions. I learned that my progression could help others. Someone I know, asked me if I had taken a course in effective communication.

Clinical Specialist


Jeroen can add value to every organization with his Coaching and Organizational Development skills. He globally directed and led major initiatives, including change and implementation strategy. He has comprehensive experience in coaching, L&D and OD and is very pleasant to work with.

Margrét Lara Fridriksdottir, Executive Vice President HR, Össur


I repeatedly gained more self-insight and discovered hindering thougt patterns. Jeroen uses effective methods and homework. I received the right tools for the next steps in my development. Thus I could take meaningful steps regarding my personal and professional mission. He is the most effective coach I know.

Robbert Vroomen, Value Engineer, ProRail


The sessions I had with Jeroen have changed my thinking and behavior and I have grown in my way of communicating. He asked me questions which helped me analyze thought patterns, feelings and goals. I now look at situations and people from a different perspective and deal with them more effectively.

Marketing communication specialist