All Young Experts are linked to a coach which will be appointed by the YEP Programme bureau. They will meet their coach during the training weeks in the Netherlands, and during their time abroad they stay in contact with them via e-mail and Skype, usually once every month. The coaches support the Young Experts with the drafting of their personal development plan, and potentially play a key role in the personal development of the Young Experts. The coaches are able to provide support with any issues that they might encounter with regard to living and working in an international environment. The Young Experts are encouraged to keep their coaches informed about their progress and development, as the coaches can provide unbiased support.
YEP currently works with the following four coaches:
Anne (1953) has around 20 years of experience in dealing with change in the energy and water sectors. He has served both in the Netherlands, as a hands-on director of Dutch companies, as well as abroad, as a managing director of an internationally operating water company. He thereby strongly focuses on exploring how the talents and personal motivations of people can be tailored to the needs of the organisation in times of change. In order to do so, he looks at both the changes and the context surrounding it, trying to separate fact from fiction. He tries to understand the reaction of individuals and the underlying images and ideas that might lead to an attitude that resists change. This provides insight in the situation and leads to a direction which leads to the cooperation with organisational change.
In addition to his initial training in civil engineering at TU Delft, and later to industrial engineer at the Technical University of Twente, Anne completed a study psycho-synthesis in 2004 which includes (among other things) models for individual coaching. Anne has worked for about 4 years as a business developer in the environmental market and approximately 10 years in the international research and implementation of projects for a big Dutch contractor for dredging and excavation.
Anne (1953) has around 20 years of experience in dealing with change in the energy and water sectors. He has served both in the Netherlands, as a hands-on director of Dutch companies, as well as...
Paul (1959) is an experienced manager, consultant, coach and facilitator with international experience in management, policy and strategy, organisational development and personal development. His fields of work are water supply, sanitation and environment. Paul has worked for more than 25 years in various roles (executive, advisory, knowledge transfer, officer, director) in the broad field of (international) water and environment, both in profit and non-profit organisations, such as TU Delft, IWACO, Royal Haskoning and IRC. He has been working as an independent consultant since 2007.
Since 2010 Paul is also a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) coach, with a focus on career development and personal effectiveness of young professionals in the water sector. Additionally he is the co-initiator of water master classes for young professionals and workshops on cooperation in teams. Paul is also a regular chair and facilitator for strategic workshops and meetings. Last but not least, Paul is also socially engaged and holds many unpaid positions in advisory boards of various foundations (including WASTE and the RAIN Foundation).
Paul (1959) is an experienced manager, consultant, coach and facilitator with international experience in management, policy and strategy, organisational development and personal development....
Linda (1960) obtained her Master’s degree in Dispute Resolution (UVA) and has been an NMI Mediator since 1997. She is the director of the Center for Conflict, where she also works as a trainer. Here she has developed numerous training and educational programmes for professional mediators in the Netherlands and abroad. Besides her work for the Center of Conflict she also serves as a professional coach. She has conducted hundreds of mediations and has extensive experience in the field of complex mediation cases (especially in the field of business mediation), labour relations and cooperation issues. She is a specialist in complex (multiparty) conflicts such as team conflicts. She is also available for mediation courses in English, French, German and Spanish.
Linda performs various administrative tasks, including roles as the president of the European Mediation Network (EMNI), and as chairman of the Foundation for Mediation in Spatial Planning and the Environment. In addition she is secretary of the Foundation for Aviation Mediation. In a somewhat more distant past, she worked as an international consultant in the field of water and sanitation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She speaks six languages. "Bringing movement is one of the essences of the mediation profession. I think it's important to believe in the power of people to solve their own conflicts. As a mediator, I can fulfil a valuable role by helping the mediation participants with sharing information and to help them gain insight into the choices they have."
Linda (1960) obtained her Master’s degree in Dispute Resolution (UVA) and has been an NMI Mediator since 1997. She is the director of the Center for Conflict, where she also works as a trainer....
Natascha (1970) studied political science and has been working as a coach since 2012. Natascha started off her career by working abroad for nine years at Dutch embassies across the world, such as the embassy in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). After this, she worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, where she held various positions in the consular and policy grounds. Recently she worked as a selector and consultant for the Human Resources department of the Ministry. Currently she is a member of the project team Modernization Diplomacy, which contributes to the change process that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs started in 2013.
Starting in 2012, Natascha has been teaching individual coaching courses and workshops that are related to self-discovery, self-development and self-management, besides her work for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is a certified no-nonsense, focused and committed coach. Her focus lies mainly in the field of personal awareness, which focuses on the strength of the person being coached. Within YEP her aim is to encourage young professionals to find the right balance between working and living abroad.
Natascha (1970) studied political science and has been working as a coach since 2012. Natascha started off her career by working abroad for nine years at Dutch embassies across the world, such...