“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
Leadership has to be taken over every area of your life. I like to compare people with trees: it’s impossible for one branch to blossom while another is dying. The tree fully blossoms or it doesn’t. The branches represent the roles you have, your role as a leader – partner - parent. All are connected. When your company is thriving but your marriage - health - friendships - community is dying, you cannot blossom. When you don’t blossom, your company won’t blossom. The impact of one dying branch is invisible and untouchable but undeniable.
In the process of rebuilding your fundation it is crucial - as a very first step - to start the process of growing in self-knowledge: knowing who you are and how you think. Having self-knowledge is stated as one of the most important skills a great leader should possess. Studies show that most people believe they are self-aware. But it’s a rare quality, even in leaders. The growth in self-knowledge will automatically enable you to start (re)building your foundation, with a new level of understanding.
I train teams of ambitious organizations to (re)build their foundation: the roots of their tree. By building a strong and perfect foundation you enable the tree to fully blossom again. You built something so steady, no storm could ever ruin.
Rock Solid Leadership is built on four pillars:
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"You cannot fully blossom if you don't know who you are and how you think."
How Ownership Leads to True Leadership
In this training you learn:
how to effectively take your leadership and excel in your leadership.
what the direct impact of full ownership is.
know and master the leadership model.
new tools to inspire your team to become high performers.
This training suited is for leadership teams (junior and senior leadership teams).
Creating a Safe Working Environment
In this training you learn:
why a safe, inclusive and inspiring work culture is necessary to remain relevant and future-proof.
what the foundation is of a safe working environment.
how to implement a safe environment for yourself and your team.
which tools and exercises you can use to excel from this safety.
This training is suited for Senior Management, C-Level Executives and HR directors.
Well-being in the C-suite
In this training you learn:
why well-being is the new norm for the board and all people in the organization.
the impact of well-being on the organization and how to prioritize this.
how to shape well-being within the board.
how to take full ownership of your well-being and where to start implementing it.
This training is suited for C-Level Executives.
These topics are available as Inspirational Talk - Interactive Workshop or Custom-Made Programme.
Investment varies between 3.000 EUR and 15.000 EUR excluding VAT.
What Clients Say
"Anouk gave an unexpectedly special session for the Executive Members of Capital C. The Leadership session about TRUST brought a sense of peace to our members. It was a fun and creative session that brought new perspectives after a difficult period. Anouk is a friendly yet powerful woman, who conveys her strength in a natural and nice way. We would like to see her back in Capital C Amsterdam!"
Koen Leenders - CEO Capital C
The Four Pillars
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs." Together we translate these words into each individual (concrete) leadership approach.
"Honor those in authority." Respect is a two way street. It is about you honoring those who are in authority over you. At the same time it is about being respected. I believe this last part is a huge challenge in today's society and business and one of the causes of 'bad' leadership. I pay lots of attention to this crucial topic, mainly with male leaders I work with.
Being honest is nothing but liberating. I encourage you to practice speaking the truth at home and in the office - while also applying love and respect at the same time.
"The truth will set you free." Want to know where the wisdom of King Salomon, the perseverance of Martin Luther King and the peace and patience of Nelson Mandela came from? Let's meet, I will tell you all about it!
More About Me
The key elements I work with: knowing who you are and how you think are (of course) also the foundation for my leadership and business. Understanding who I am took me about 37 years. It was in the summer of 2022 when I found to answer to the question I have been asking myself for about thirty years: “who am I?” On a very hot summer day God found me and I decided to give my heart and life to Him, the one who gave me my life and purpose. It has been a journey of unlearning what I knew about a religious God towards getting to know the loving Father He is. I felt I had built my entire life on sand until the day He walked into my life. My dying branches are blossoming again and I experience an unexplainable amount of peace and trust, no matter the storms I go through.
Rock Solid Leadership is built on the Rock of Ages. This doesn't mean we cannot work together if your don't believe or you have a different belief, on the contrary! Only if you are open for it we integrate it in our collaboration.
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