What I do

Strategic and practical thinker

1. Strategy is a verb
With my eyes and ears wide open, I identify emerging trends and topics that are important to the future of your organization. I assess their strategic value and potential and convert them into opportunities. I put existing convictions up for discussion and underpin my work with experience and research. I explore how your organization’s core capabilities can adapt to new developments and help directors and managers make tough choices. At all times, I am a critical observer.
My broad interests and quick understanding allow me to move easily across multiple sectors and initiate new connections. I think independently and translate concepts from one sector to another, which can then be used in the (developing) strategy. I work at both European and local level and have a highly diverse network.
I am comfortable interacting at both abstract and concrete levels and can switch quickly between the two depending on who I’m communicating with. I convey new ideas and make contact with different types of people; translate ideas into top-notch performance and involve stakeholders in choices. I put myself in the target group’s shoes to achieve the desired values. And I co-create when designing customer-oriented processes destined for implementation.

2. Purpose and direction
I appreciate everyone’s efforts and value people for who they are, on their own terms. At the same time, I always keep the goal and strategic context in mind. I ask key questions and place the answers in a context, then map out the next steps within that context. I can work with a variety of people, including competitors, and know how to create a safe atmosphere in which people feel motivated.
I have vast experience with addressing groups, large and small, in many different countries. My presentations are clear and to the point, aligned with the strategic purpose of the occasion. I walk the group through my ‘story’ and take the next step together with the audience.

3. Investigate, question and discover
I break down questions into sub-questions and issues, query the relevant experts and find the information needed to answer questions. I then assess the information for its strategic value and process it in various ways: in the form of an interview, essay, report or presentation. I involve others in transforming the information into knowledge relevant to the organization.

4. I write clearly and understandably
I can quickly familiarize myself with new topics. I analyze the situation and use logic to introduce structure, allowing me to quickly separate primary issues from secondary matters. I articulate why a given issue is important and show what is significant to the audience and of strategic importance for the customer. I make concepts understandable for the reader and write clearly and purposefully. My top priority is to write in plain language.