who is Barbara van Schaik?
Since 2015 I am an independent management consultant. My expertise and focus are change and leadership issues at both individual as well as organisational level.
I have extensive and international experience in all aspects of change management leadership: organizational changes, restructuring, implementing and optimizing systems, process optimization, outsourcing/offshoring, culture change and coaching. My curriculum vitae includes detailed information about my background and work experience.
I am used to working across borders (including virtual ones) and cultures in (complex) matrix structures. I have worked in both large and small organizations, profit and non-profit, where the core business is the dissemination of knowledge, information and culture (publishing, media and library). I am fluent, written and verbal, in both English and Dutch.
My focus is the human side of change. Or, as I see it: the ‘hard side of soft’.
The blogs I regularly write (mostly in Dutch though) are the outlet for my ideas and thoughts on leadership and change (and associated topics). They reflect my style and way of working: empathetic, analytical and with a sense of humor.
I am also a photographer and scherpte diepte Photography is the other branch of the same tree. And it was photography that provided the inspiration for my company name ‘scherpte diepte Consultancy‘: the Dutch translation for the photography term ‘depth of field’ is ‘scherpte diepte’. I regularly use visual language, creativity and photography as instruments in coaching, team support and workshops.
I am a member of NOBCO, the Dutch Council of Professional Coaches (part of EMCC – the European Mentoring and Coaching Council). I comply with the NOBCO Global Code of Ethics and complaints procedure. In 2016 I completed the NOBCO EQA certified training ‘Coach-the-Coach’. I have a NOBCO/EMCC Foundation Coach accreditation.
Would you like more information or discuss what I could do for you or your company?
Feel free to contact me via +31 (0)6 5196 8172 or firstname.lastname@example.org