“I am not what happened to me. I am what I chose to become”
- by Carl Jung
Sir John Whitmore, one of the co-creators of the GROW model stated that “coaching is unlocking people’s potential to maximize their own performance”...Read more
In his book ‘The 5 dysfunctions of a team” Patrick Lencioni states that genuine teamwork in most organisations remains as elusive as it has ever been...Read more
If you want to learn about culture, listen to the stories. If you want to change the culture, change the stories. The culture of an organization is built upon the...Read more
Martine has unique coaching skills, her key strength is to be empathic while listening and therefore able to effectively coach as if she was in your shoes. Also appreciated the contribution she gave in change management, help moving and developing my team from the initial status to the desired final stage. And last her great mastery on organization design principles helped me out multiple times during organization assessment and re-design projects.
Recently I was offered a Leadership Coaching opportunity by my employer. I have completed the full Coaching trajectory with Martine while she was guiding me through in a truly professional and empathic way. At the start I was provided with a clear overview of the overall purpose, the tools to be used and the goals to be achieved. In very structured though natural way the Coaching process enabled me to increase my self awareness through a better understanding of my internal drivers and my impact on others within my team. By asking the right questions, Martine triggered me to come up with the right insights from within myself. The entire journey definitely enabled me - as a leader - to become a better version of myself.Senior Strategic Manager at Kellogg’s
I had a chance to study with Martine and practice coaching sessions. All sessions with Martine were very professional and impactful. I really enjoyed working with her. As a coach, Martine creates a great atmosphere of non-judgement, comfort to open up, support and pleasant concentration on facilitating coachee's thinking. Being coached requires courage and it is important to do it with somebody like Martine who can really be with you on this path of self-awareness and change in order to reach your goals. She has a lot of empathy from one side and great listening and result-oriented skills on the other. For leadership coaching, you need a specific profile of people with relevant experience and very strong coaching competencies. Martine is a trustworthy guide who can accompany you in self-reflection and decision-making process towards more meaning in your personal and professional life.Marketing Manager at Bridgestone EMEA
Martine is passionate and caring with extensive experience. Be it coaching, team development days or optimising organisation performance Martine always ensured everything ran smoothly and listened to feedback. A true fun professional, highly recommended.”
From our collaboration at P&G, I can for sure remember how Martine is committed to find the best approach for both business and people. She indeed combines HR expertise with business sense and a warm hart. We had to solve complex organisational re-design and people cases together. She was a precious asset in the lead team.
It has been a great pleasure working with Martine. Her approach does wonders and helps one come to conclusions pretty easily when it comes to identifying the main challenges to overcome. Working with Martine has helped me on several levels, professional one as well as the personal one. Getting to know your own weaknesses and strengths, work with those and use them to ensure good performance within the role is often a challenge, whilst staying true to your personal values. The sessions with Martine have helped to move closer towards that goal in the professional life. Thanks a lot Martine and looking forward to work on some other challenges together with you in the future!
Martine supported our organisation for a 3 months period. And I was glad that she could ! Martine comes with a very solid experience, strong expertise and a great collaborative approach. She is determined to make an impact in a short time and she clearly delivered. Can only highly recommend.
It's been a great privilege to work with Martine. After a successful integration in our organization, she has driven the HR agenda with passion and drive. Martine is a mature HR professional who works well at all levels within the organization. She is a strong change leader with a passion for people and coaching. I recommend any organization to work with Martine.
Martine acted as our ad interim HR Business Partner for a period of 5 months.
Quite a lot was happening in the background during this period: the conflict in Ukraine, rapidly rising NG and feedstock costs, a new leader for the organization (me) as well as new members in the leadership team.
Coming into my new role one month after Martine had started, one would never have said that she had only been there for a month. Martine was on top of the operational challenges as well as proving to be a great Human Resource leader/challenger for the leadership team and myself... and this all in her typical calm and friendly way. I would think that being self driven is one of her most important qualities. I hardly ever had to point out something that needed doing and if I did, Martine was already on it (and I could rely on her doing an excellent job). Having made clear at the beginning that her assignment would end after 5 months as she had other commitments, we can only respect her decision. At the same time, I am sure that together with myself, the entire organization will miss her. Martine, thanks for being our HR business partner and all the best in your future endeavours.