who is Barbara van Schaik?
Since 2015 I work as an independent coach and change consultant. With my motto ‘think differently, act differently’ I help people and their organizations to achieve desired and necessary change.
I have extensive and international experience in all aspects of change management leadership: organizational changes, restructuring, implementing and optimizing systems, process optimization, outsourcing/offshoring, and culture change. On LinkedIn you can find more information about my background and experience.
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/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.
Of course, my motto also applies to my own life: scherpte diepte Photography is the other branch of the same tree. And it was photography that provided the inspiration for my company name: the Dutch translation for the photography term ‘depth of field’ is ‘scherpte diepte’. I regularly use visual language, creativity and photography as instruments in coaching, team support and workshops.
I am a member of NOBCO, the Dutch Council of Professional Coaches (part of EMCC – the European Mentoring and Coaching Council). I comply with the NOBCO Global Code of Ethics and complaints procedure. In 2016 I completed the NOBCO EQA certified training ‘Coach-the-Coach’. I have a NOBCO/EMCC Foundation Coach accreditation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NOBCO/EMCC Foundation Coach