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I started my own business in 2000, next to my long career in education. The leitmotiv in my work as a coach, trainer and researcher is my interest in what ‘moves’ individuals. My company, Pieterse.com focuses on the human side of organizations. I'm the author of several articles and books on new approaches to organizational development as well as on leadership and organizational culture. Characteristic of me is my ability to combine my academic background and my creative style of working with a practical and result-oriented approach.

 

I hold a PhD in Business Administration (specialised in organizational culture, organizational learning, innovation and leadership), and has studied for a year in the United States and Russia. For more than 20 years I have been involved extensively in the training and coaching of C-level executives and professionals on strategic management and leadership topics. I'm affiliated as a Business Innovation Coach with the European Union's project ‘CoachCom2020’, as a Senior Fellow with the Business School of the University of Leicester (UK), as an Expert Learning Partner at IMD Business School (CH), as an Associate with de Baak Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (NL), as a Lecturer with the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of VU University Amsterdam (NL), and as a member of the Knowledge4Innovation platform (EU). Prior to this, I worked as a teacher and (interim) principal, at a special school for children with learning and behavioural problems.