"A passionate, opportunity-oriented, fast thinker with a knack for proportions"
Whyz & Irene
The key to future-proof leadership? To take the step towards diverse and inclusive leadership, a pivotal condition for transition, Irene believes that it all revolves around the courage to truly listen to the opinion and experience of each and every team member. Many years of experience, including as an executive secretary at Schiphol Airport, provided her with valuable insights. A lot happened in (board) meetings, both verbally and in terms of non-verbal communication. Which clearly affected the result. Breaking through such dynamics intrigued her. Irene opted for a career switch because she wanted to add value at this crucial intersection. Following a course in behaviour and communication as well as leadership training, she worked as a freelance trainer & (organisation) coach in the leisure, retail, healthcare and real estate sectors.
In 2020, Irene found her way to executive search with a focus on retail, mobility and logistics. As an executive search partner, she is a committed connector with a creative and result-oriented attitude. She creates a safe space where everything can be said with room for the vision of others to flourish. And always with a sense of humour.
Irene loves to spend time out on the water. Whether it be sailing or rowing; put her in a boat and she will be in her element. In addition, she fell in love with Africa, a continent with a remarkable natural environment and vibe.
"THERE ARE NO SUCH THINGS AS ORGANISATIONS, THERE ARE ONLY PEOPLE WHO BEHAVE"
Keywords: Communication & Behaviour | Building a Network & Connecting people and organisations | Involved & Respectful
Broad experience in: Retail (food & non-food) | Mobility | Logistics | Large & Corporate organisations
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