dr.ir.drs. Alexander de Haan
Hello! Thank you for your interest in me. Please feel free to drop a message on my cell phone or write an e-mail to get in touch.
I really like people who want to achieve something. It can be a small thing on world scale size, like winning more bicycle races, developing the team you lead, or finalizing the thesis for your master or MBA curriculum. Or something bigger, to be Olympic Champion or become the company's best CEO ever. Or something very personal, like more enjoying what you do. I am surprised to see not many people seem to aim for 'enjoying what they are doing'. That is a choice, and, to my opinion and experience, enjoying what you do makes you a better boss, a better leader, a better team player, a better athlete, a better whatever-you-want-to-be.
For almost 20 years I have worked with people. Over 100,000 students in my university classes or worldwide on-line classes, hundreds of bachelor, master or MBA graduate students finalizing their theses, large groups of management trainees, middle class managers and their teams, management teams, CFOs, CEOs, boards of directors, you name it. And in different functions. As supervisor, as external personal coach, as trainer, as consultant, and as (managing) director.
The common denominator I experience is that people tend to work towards a framework of external norms. They want to know from others if they are doing a good job. They want rewards, sometimes financial, but mainly in terms of job promotion, status and something as simple as showing to others they met their KPI's to get a pat on the shoulder from their boss.
What I am interested in is how I can help people in getting where they really want to be instead of being depended on what others think is good or not. What can you do to reach your goals? Many times I hear frustration. People blame everything for their failure. Someone pushed me, so I could not sprint full force to the finish. He is friends with the boss, so I will never get that position. Or even worse: I might need that, but this is not who I am. Excuses are bringing you nowhere, you need a plan and a process you can execute to reach your objectives.
I love tapping into the potential of any person and any team. Helping people see what behavior they have developed that, strange enough, brings them nowhere closer to their objectives. Let's realize these patterns, these convictions, these habits and replace them for patterns, convictions, habits and behavior that helps you reaching your objectives.
Whether you are part of an on-line course with thousands of other students, whether you are in one of my session in your organization or whether you work with me in a one-to-one process of personal coaching, my approach will always be the same. Help you realize what situation you are in, what your behavior is, what you want to achieve, and, design together with you new behavior that brings you where you want to be.
Give it a try, sign up for one of our on-line courses or just pick up the phone and drop a message on my cell phone.
I am happy to hear from you, I would like to know who you are, what you do and what your ambitions are. Small or large, it does not matter. As long as we make steps together.
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