who is Barbara van Schaik?

Since 2015 I am an independent management consultant. My expertise and focus are change and leadership issues at both individual as well as organisational level.

I have extensive and international experience in all aspects of change management leadership: organizational changes, restructuring, implementing and optimizing systems, process optimization, outsourcing/offshoring, culture change and coaching.

I am used to working across borders (including virtual ones) and cultures in (complex) matrix structures. I have worked in both large and small organizations, profit and non-profit, where the core business is the dissemination of knowledge, information and culture (publishing, media and library). I am fluent, written and verbal, in both English and Dutch.

My focus is the human side of change. Or, as I see it: the ‘hard side of soft’.

The blogs I regularly write (mostly in Dutch though) are the outlet for my ideas and thoughts on leadership and change (and associated topics). They reflect my style and way of working: empathetic, analytical and with a sense of humor.

I am also a photographer and scherpte diepte Photography is the other branch of the same tree. And it was photography that provided the inspiration for my company name ‘scherpte diepte Consultancy‘: the Dutch translation for the photography term ‘depth of field’ is ‘scherpte diepte’. I regularly use visual language, creativity and photography as instruments in team support and workshops.

In 2016 I completed the NOBCO EQA certified training ‘Coach-the-Coach’.

Would you like more information or discuss what I could do for you or your company?

Feel free to contact me via +31 (0)6 5196 8172 or info@scherptediepteconsultancy.nl