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We are hundreds of like-minded people worldwide. You can get to know a few of us here.
We always keep a free seat for people like you at the table. So feel free to introduce yourself.

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JLS International

Joep C de Jong

My passion is around strength based leadership, rooted in the ideas, philosophy of social constructionism and Appreciative Inquiry.

I'm the proud father of two daughters, Maaike and Anne and a son, Dirk and grandfather of Ilse and Jochem. With my partner, Hanne, I live on our houseboat in the Netherlands. I'm the founder and owner of JLS International BV. My passion is around strength based leadership, rooted in the ideas, philosophy of social constructionism and Appreciative Inquiry. Most of my life I have had the privilege of facilitation organizations in senior positions, something I truly enjoyed.
Appreciative Rewirement

Ann Shacklady-Smith

I am motivated to learn how we help ourselves and others to create a renewed, fairer, sustainable future for all.

Kia ora dear friends, how wonderful to see the European Network alive and well. After two full years in a demanding role I am about to reclaim freedom and enjoy developing Appreciative ReWirement. This is a new start and likely to be a slow build - so watch this space as I work through the questions. I am motivated to learn how we, in a post covid19 world, help ourselves and others to create a renewed, fairer, sustainable future for all. We have the technology! I look forward to the conversations.
Djehoty

Maarten Thissen

Program design, developer and facilitator of various large group interventions

I design and deliver training programs for influencing in organisations, leadership and personal development. Specialised in coaching teams of highly skilled professionals with inspiring training and empowering facilitation.

I am a networker and strong facilitator with a passion for people. Creative brainstormer and teambuilder. Effective communication and organization skills combined with a friendly and approachable personality. Highly disciplined and committed to quality customer service.

The main theme throughout my career is technology design and it's implementation in every day life. As a trainer/consultant I have designed and delivered learning and training programs around issues as full customer satisfaction, entrepreneurship and management development.

Specialties: Program design, developer and facilitator of various large group interventions
Appreciative Inquiry, Future Search, Open Space, Influencing

Appreciative coach and counsellor

Akkie Okma

As an appreciative practitioner, I explore with my clients their concerns, their challenges and their talents.

Originally I am from the Netherlands. Over the years, have I lived in different countries. Presently, I live in Dhaka, Bangladesh together with my husband Harry.

I have been privileged to meet people of all kinds of different cultural backgrounds. In the many conversations I have had, I have learned from other people’s experiences and stories. They have broadened my horizon.

As an appreciative practitioner, I explore with my clients their concerns, their challenges and their talents. I consider my counselling successful if my clients feel comfortable in telling their own story and taking leadership.

My partners in Dhaka are YYGoshti (start-up incubator), SBK Foundation (Digital technologies in rural Bangladesh) and PUM (Senior experts Netherlands).

Member of NIP (Netherlands Institute of Psychologists).

Dynamic Vision Teambuilding CC

Tony Clarke

I am a teambuilding practitioner and I absolutely thrive in working with teams - assisting them to perform and see the world through new eyes.

I am firstly, a husband to a beautiful wife and dad to 2 beautiful daughters - this is my prime calling, and it gives me great joy ... and some grey hairs!!

Living in South Africa is a challenge, a privilege, and a rich experience ... not for the soft-hearted. I am a teambuilding practitioner and I absolutely thrive in working with teams - assisting them to perform and see the world through new eyes. With over a hundred teambuilds with VWSA alone, we are right up there with the leaders in this field. Here we have the honour of partnering with corporates to shape the future for many.

I also assist in managing an NPO - The OLI Foundation, which is an adventure-based youth leadership initiative that works with thousands of young people every year. Africa is an exciting adventure and our youth need positive role models that will assist them in leading the way in this the 4th Industrial Revolution, and quite possibly the last one we will get to experience.

Attitude Concept

Sarah Neumann

I love to create and boost purposeful projects and shine a light onto the dark side of the moon. Excellence in team performance is my hottest topic and Appreciative Inquiry gives wings to them who dive deep into it.

I love to create and boost purposeful projects and shine a light onto the dark side of the moon. Excellence in team performance is my hottest topic and Appreciative Inquiry gives wings to them who dive deep into it.

As Ron Fry says, conversation is the only game in town. I help organizations to communicate better and create meaningful conversations based on trust.

#FutureOfWork #OrganizationalDevelopment #Leadership

www.attitude-concept.com

Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator, Business Pscyhologist, Consultant and CEO of getsession.com

Pernille Hippe Brun

I help people identify and build on their strengths, develop their leadership, and build their companies - whether from scratch or anew.

I am driven by helping others, and me myself, making a positive change in the world. I help people identify and build on their strengths, develop their leadership, and build their companies - whether from scratch or anew. I love hiking and being in nature, and I have a deep interest in different cultures and travelling the world.

I am a strong believer in Business as an Agent for World Benefit, and love when companies and people in general gather around a problem, we face, and solve it with appreciative eyes and collaborative minds.

Appreciating Change

Sarah Lewis

Sarah has been appointed to the International Masters in Positive Psychology Delivery Team at Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge

We are an evidence-based psychological consultancy with an over-arching commitment to applying well-researched positive psychology to our interactions, designs and interventions. As a team we are united in our belief in the power of positive approaches to change, at the individual, organisational and team level. We are open and transparent in our dealings with you

Our approach is based on understanding people: we can work with any organisation to develop leadership and vision, work performance and engagement, and a positive work culture. We specialise in working with change.

AI Academy

Cees Hoogendijk

My mission is humanization of organization.

I love my family and friends, I love people in general, mathematics and humanistics, management and organization development, dialogue and connective leadership, learning organizations and appreciative inquiry, wholeness and continuous renewal, generativity and genarrativity.
My mission is humanization of organization. Free 'right to copy' download of my AI 3.0 book on www.appreciativeinquiries.eu.
Instituto Diálogos e Indagación Apreciativa IDEIA

Miriam Subirana

I am passionate of Appreciative Inquiry and contemplative meditation both great life giving practices.

I am passionate of Appreciative Inquiry and contemplative meditation both great life giving practices. I love art, painting and writings. Have published 13 books, several on appreciative inquiry, self development and meditation. Have been arround the AI European network for many years. I live near Barcelona city, and seeing the sea from every window of my house reminds me of all that connects us, like the sea that surounds our lands and connects us all.
Mizu Management Partners

José Otte PhD

José works as an appreciative coach, mainly coaching students during the process of doing research.

José works as an appreciative coach, mainly coaching students during the process of doing research. She coaches the students with positive re-framing their subject, work through the various phases, but mostly she helps through asking generative questions toward future forming research.
Coreconnect

Heike Aiello

Create trust and connection

Based in the Stuttgart area in the South of Germany, Heike has been working with Appreciative Inquiry internationally since 2007. She applies AI in a wide variety of applications: coaching, facilitation, team development, leadership development, business planning and train-the-trainer seminars. Clients include corporate, public and private organisations. Heike is an engaging speaker and has given many lectures and talks on AI. She is available for consulting and coaching on- and offline. Heike works in German, English, Dutch and Italian.
Kessels Smit

Luc Verheijen

Opens up Possibilities

Kessels & Smit supports clients in government, business, healthcare, culture, education and social profit with their individual, organisational and social development challenges. The key to 'big' questions is not only in systems. It's mainly in people. Development of each organisation or group therefore goes hand in hand with personal growth and strong cooperation.
Die Wertschätzer

Gertraud Wegst

I am motivated to contribute to a system of influence which allows for peaceful coexistence, and life to work for everyone, now and for generations to come.

Dare to Imagine

Vera Hofmann

My motivation to get up every morning is to unfold the potential of people.

My motivation to get up every morning is to discover and unfold the potential of people. I do this is by spotting and naming the beauty in everything and everyone I encounter and by pointing out opportunities for growth.

My greatest hope is that we as humanity become even better in taking care of ourselves, each other and the planet. Saying that, I recognize that this is easier said than done.
That's why I am passionate about personal and organizational development.

If that resonates with you and you would like to know more, let’s start a conversation and dare to imagine!

All about Change

Cora Reijerse

I love to facilitate and be part of learning, developing an enjoying new experiences.

I love to facilitate and be part of learning, developing an enjoying new experiences.

Exploring the world my three sons and grandchildren of 3 and 5 years old gives me great joy. Working with my friends and colleagues is always enriching.

Being with my husband Barend and traveling with him to new cultures and people gives life very rich dimensions.

And of course working with teams, looking for new solutions with clients and help people making their own choices always brings me joy.

Appreciative Inquiry France

Bernard Tollec

My mission is to spread this approach within the framework of Turningpoint to all companies, NGOs, Startups...

With 25 years of professional experience, Bernard has held several positions within the Philips Group in sales and human resources: HR manager for a complex automotive site, HR Manager for a Business Line, international consultant on leadership and organizational development. In the latter position, he developed managerial development programs and change processes in France and Europe, and designed and deployed training in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

He is a certified executive coach at the C&T Transformance coaching school (Vincent Lenhardt) in Paris.

Expert in Appreciative Inquiry, Solution Focus (strengths- and solutions-oriented approaches), Transactional Analysis, Systems. He trains practitioners at the international level in Appreciative Inquiry in France, UK, South Africa.

He is one of the pioneers in Europe on strength-based approaches. He is a member of the European Board of Appreciative Inquiry Practitioners.

Madavi

Fernando Iglesias

Madavi is aligning strengths towards aspirations in the sense of opportunities.

Madavi is changing the way in which we change.
Madavi is aligning strengths towards aspirations in the sense of opportunities.
We act upon the culture and business at the same time.

We are facilitators, that is to say, we make it easy.
By being appreciative, we see more strengths and potential in our clients than
they do themselves.

International Development Consultant

Hilda Lanas

International Development Consultant and Optimist with over 20 years’ experience.

International Development Consultant and Optimist with over 20 years’ experience. Mother of 3 young adult children.

Passionate about participatory processes using tools like Appreciative Inquiry to co-create, bringing individuals, teams, organizations, communities, to reach sustainable results, and to help them reach their potential. Committed to alternative energy and environmental protection. Thinking about how do the businesses of tomorrow should look like, in this very interconnected world.

Flexible to work in international and diverse working environments with strong cross-cultural communication skills. Have lived and work in 7 courtiers in different continents, proficient in English-Spanish-French-German-Portuguese.

KLEUR!

Sandra de Koning

The core of my work consists of Appreciative Coaching. My purpose is to make the invisible visible and the unheard heard.

The core of my work consists of Appreciative Coaching. My purpose is to make the invisible visible and the unheard heard. Therefore I strive for clarity, profoundness and caring in guiding higher educated professionals – ranging from students to young scientists to senior management - in developing their self-guidance in their own time, career or working environment.
Expert in Positive Change

Fritz Walter

Fritz Walter serves the goal-oriented further development of people and organizations. So far, so good, so self-evident.

FRITZ WALTER - EXPERT IN POSITIVE CHANGE, serves the goal-oriented further development of people and organizations. So far, so good, so self-evident. There are two (additional?) aspects that are important here:

First, we want to be there for our customers when they need us. We feel - as the fox from the Little Prince reminds us - (co-)responsible for the people and organizations we have become familiar with. In crises, we are therefore always available.

Secondly, we definitely have our own goals, some would say a mission. And this could be described as subversive (although it is no longer so if we disclose it here): We do not consider companies to be an end in themselves, but find that they have to serve: People and society. We want to (be able to) talk with each other and with our customers about what this service consists of in concrete terms.

www.fritzwalter.com

KEIK - Humans in motion

Koen Joly

Building organizations where people work together with a lot of enthousiasm to achieve impressive results. That's what drives me.

Building organizations where people work together with a lot of enthousiasm to achieve impressive results. That's what drives me.

I believe that we can build beautiful and powerful organisations when everyone involved takes a stand and gives it his best shot.

Starting from what works I like to create a safe space where everything that needs to be discussed is welcomed. Only by invested in this open and inviting environment, we can move forward together.

Apart from this I believe that using new, engaging and creative methods encourages people to do what's needed to achieve the impressive results they strive to.

Being playful, building ownership, creating an open and safe space, ... are some of my main ways to get humans in motion. It's not about me, it's about the people I work with.

Connecting conversations are the core of what happens when I work with people. Out of these conversations beautiful things will emerge.

And the beauty of it all is that the people can continue on their way without me because I encourage them to follow their own strengths and passion.

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