About Me

I am a consultant and facilitator with over 25 years of professional experience in the national and international non-profit sector.

Facilitating and managing dialogue and change processes have long been the common thread in my work. I studied philosophy and physics, as a dialogue between the humanities and science, with a focus on the social roles of science and technology. Later I studied mediation, organization development and coaching.

I became an engineer with an understanding of social processes, and a philosopher with a keen eye for the possibilities and limits of technology and science. I became a generalist who can connect the dots between seemingly unrelated issues. I became a manager with an ear for people and a consultant who expects the unexpected.

I am married, 58 years old and was born in the Netherlands. After several years in the Balkans, I have been living in Frankfurt am Main for over 20 years. In my private life, I read literature and comics, enjoy art, play music, chess and badminton. I speak several languages. Next to my consulting work, I am researching the role of online dialogue in peacebuilding.


  • Organization Development (Trigon, Graz, Austria)
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution (Centrum voor Conflicthantering, The Hague, Netherlands)
  • Coaching (Vendl Coaching, Bilthoven, Netherlands)
  • Socratic Dialogue Facilitation (Bolten Training, Heiloo, Netherlands)
  • Negotiation in Crisis Regions (Pearson Peacekeeping Institute, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • Professional Scrum Master I (scrum.org)
  • Applied Physics and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (M.Sc.; Universiteit Twente, Enschede, Netherlands)