Many training courses that are given, provide participants with tools to better develop a specific competency. Whether this is training in giving presentations, customer contact, project management, giving and receiving feedback, coaching skills, cross-cultural collaboration, or something else. These tools are very valuable.
However, participants often need more than that. They often experience, consciously or not, convictions that hinder them from doing certain things. If those limiting convictions are not exposed and changed in training, growth is usually on the surface. Thus, someone has gone to a nice training, but return on investment is limited. In my training I want to provide both the tools and the deeper personal insights. This leads to better results. That makes me happy, but my customers as well.
Since Covid, a number of my clients asked me to provide virtual training. My company is also set up for this and the satisfaction of participants in these training courses is not inferior to that of participants in a face-to-face training. I usually limit groups in virtual training to 9 people. In face-to-face training or workshops I have worked with groups of up to 100 people and 20 different nationalities.
Some of my larger clients need a company that can deliver training, coaching and employee development on a larger scale. For this I always point to my many years of close collaboration with AIMS international. I have not yet been given an assignment that I wanted but could not fulfill.
If you would like to know more about how I can contribute to the development of your team or employees, please contact me.
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
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. 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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
Partnering with Jeroen during a reorganization was very valuable as Jeroen provided great material to help our managers reflect on their role during this phase of transition. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we were not able to have face-to-face workshops, and Jeroen was very flexible in delivering recorded webinars. In these webinars, he conveyed some relevant knowledge about change and transition, emphasized the relevance of self-reflection and provided some practical tools for managers. Great learning modules that are rich and profound, and at the same time easy to digest.
Gudrun van Klaveren, Learning & Development Partner, Hexion