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About Cor-Jan


Cor-Jan, executive whisperer

As an executive whisperer, Cor-Jan (CJ) deploys his qualities of independent thinking, visionary and empathy to support leaders, leadership teams and entire organizations unleashing their full potential. He helps organizations to transform and reorganize in a rapidly changing world

To Cor-Jan, people are who they are and by making them aware of their behavior, understanding its origins and combining these insights with their natural talents, they can actually be who they are. This allows them to become the leader who doesn’t work harder, but oversees the entirety, makes effective decisions and provides guidance

He gives leaders the key to success based on their actual being

Cor-Jan has a broad experience in transformations and reorganizations projects, from mergers and acquisitions to organizational split ups and sales, from small (impacting a few staff) domestic to very large (impacting over tens of thousands of employees) international projects. He gained international experience within HR, Business Development, Information Management, Governance, Audit and Senior Management. He is familiar with the dynamics of financial, multinational and listed institutions. Originally focused on hard skills, he especially learned the soft aspects of the organisation, such as diversity, cultural changes, growth and shrinkage and the consequences for employees


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Personal strengths

  • Originally focused on hard skills, now embracing the soft aspects of the organisation (such as diversity, cultural change, growth & shrinkage)
  • Sensitivity and empathy
  • Observing situations, teams, work environments fairly quickly
  • Driven by the actual safety in teams (secure bases)
  • Tracing the “truth” (authenticity) within people, teams and the organization
  • Creating space for self-reflection to enable continuous (personal) growth


  • Playing tennis and being the chairman of the club with ~650 members
  • Studying group dynamics and how our subconscious mind works
  • Spending quality time with his family while travelling the world
  • Luckiest when helping leaders get back to their natural core strengths so they can truly be the person they are

Education and Credentials

  • Intuitive Leadership, Kernzaken – 2019
  • Secure Base Leadership, Quaestus Executive Leadership – 2019
  • The Power of the Unconscious, Inspira – 2018
  • Purposeful Personal Leadership, RedZebra Group – 2016
  • Pension training suitability level A, Willis Towers Watson – 2016
  • Emotional Consciousness, Parrhesian – 2015
  • Dutch Works Councils, SBI – 2010
  • Six Sigma – Green Belt, ABN AMRO – 2005
  • Master of Science in Business Administration, Nyenrode Business University – 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, Hogeschool Inholland / Inholland University of Applied Sciences – 1998

Active Work Locations



Emotional Consciousness – Unleash Full Potential – Human Being Management – Behavioral and Cultural Transformation Management – (European) Works Councils – Dealing with Unions – The Converting Generator – Digital Human – Purposeful Personal Leadership Journey – The Power Game – Secure Base Leadership – Intuitive Leadership – The Power of the Unconsciousness Mind – Group Dynamics – Cultural Differences – Purpose, Mission & Vision development – Authentic Communication – No undiscussables – Feedforward routine – Impeccable Coordination (Commitments) – Mental Models – Unconditional Responsibility – Attitude of Learner – Essential Integrity – Constructive Negotiation – Personal Values – (Limiting) Beliefs – Values in Common and Shared Practices – Think-Feel-Act – The (destructive) Power of Belonging


Working with his 3 core values: safety, authenticity and self-reflection, his clients do no longer want to be hostage of their limiting beliefs and self-image, to be truly authentic, maximizing and using their natural talents

It is important to focus on 
encouraging the appropriate behaviours 
and the right use of competencies

Are you interested to talk to Cor-Jan? Please explain in a few words what you are looking for. Can be done in English, Dutch or French. Thank you