Culture(s) and relationships in organisations can be complex and challenging or confusing at the least. Working on cultural and relational issues is key to successful projects, pleasant working environments and impactful change.
I facilitate interventions in teams and organisations in the areas of collaboration and communication, conflict, leadership and change, I coach teams and I build capacity by training both collaborators and leaders. I always look for ways to combine interventions and learning.
You did an amazing job, thanks a lot and I´ll recommend you to many people!
Stien has lots of experience in hosting and facilitating processes, with groups small and big. I love to work with her because her skills of noticing what the client needs and because of her attention to preparation and good relationships.
Your ability to communicate, to actively listen and use effective questioning technique, allowed you to create a healthy interaction among the participants and effectively convey ideas and messages to them. You were able to hear not just the words, but also the actual thoughts or the message behind them, and respond appropriately. It also created the motivation and empowerment within the group members to bring out the best in them. With your friendly and honest disposition you were able to convey a good sense of empathy for those participants who needed to be understood, and yet it was clear that you possessed the determination in seeing that the task was accomplished and the objectives achieved. I very much enjoyed the whole process of working with you.
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I want to thank you personally. This project for me was a considerable enrichment both on a personal and on a professional level. I want to quote again the words I used in my presentation: ‘Leadership implies removing obstacles, clearing the path and creating an environment in which people can perform at their peak and really be the best they can be’, and this is exactly what you did for me during this leadership course.
Stien stands for a sincere, pure, professional and caring way of coaching and facilitating. Sincere in that she stands with her values, because that way she knows she can deliver real value as a coach and facilitator. Professional in that she knows her business, well-informed, well-taught and experienced as she is in multiple fields. Pure in the sense that what you see is what you get. Stien is a woman of her word, a coach and facilitator you can count on. She’s caring in that she shows great care for every one involved in the act of coaching and facilitating. Stien taught me for example how even difficult issues can be dealt with with great care and appreciation for clients and participators.
Thank you very much Stien. You were precious.
Allerbeste Stien, grote dank voor je inzet gisteren! Voelt zeer goed allemaal en ook de uitkomst opent nieuwe perspectieven voor onze werking.
In het geheel is vertrouwen een erg belangrijk sleutelbegrip geworden. Onze collega’s moesten open en eerlijk hun verhaal in een veilige omgeving kwijt kunnen. Stien is hierbij heel belangrijk geweest, als persoon en als deskundige. Als persoon om met name die veilige omgeving te creëren en als deskundige om de antwoorden, het gesprek te bundelen tot één verhaal dat van ons is.
Stien is an excellent professional who has the capacities and capabilities as facilitator to create an environment where even the most complicated work is made easier for the participants to both understand and perform! She is dedicated and passionate about her work and helps in a natural way people to unveil their qualities and strengths. I am grateful to her for introducing me into the Art of Participating Leadership!
What are issues I can help you with?
- Help us to rebuild trust and connection
- People resist change
- We want to build more leadership capacity
- Motivation is low
- We need to work on more well being at work
- The atmosphere at work is not optimal
- There are conflicts between certain people that block collaboration
- Meetings are not going well, there is a lack of participation
- We do not communicate well
- We work in silo’s, we are like islands in the sea
- We don’t know what to do when there is a conflict
- There are many different voices and contradictory opinions on a matter that needs to change
- We need people to trust themselves more and become their own leaders
- We need people/teams to work on presence, presentation skills, storytelling
- What is your question or challenge? Let’s talk about it, it’s free of charge.
Who are the people I work with in organisations?
I work with people of very different sectors and on every ‘level’: managers, collaborators and executives, and other relevant stakeholders. Whenever it is possible and useful, I will help organisations to break unhelpful barriers and silo’s, so that they can go and find the opportunities hidden beyond hierarchies and categories.
Why ‘The Riverkeeper?’
The Riverkeeper or Waterkeeper concept dates to a 19th-century English tradition. Riverkeepers guarded private streams, assuring that the waters remained healthy, well stocked and free of poachers. As a facilitator, host and trainer, I have set the intention to support living systems to be as open, clear and healthy as they can.
What do I mean by healthy?
Healthy does not mean ‘happy and harmonious ever after’. It means being able to deal with the ups and downs of people and situations, to work together respectfully, to handle conflicts when they arise, to tap into the wisdom of the collective and the undercurrent, to learn from both success and failure and to work for the benefit of the whole system.