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About me

As an expert on Talent and Authentic Leadership, I have had the pleasure to coach and train people towards becoming authentic, innovative, and confident leaders. Each time I am amazed by people's ability to make a positive change in their fast-paced, demanding work culture. 


As a founder of an Innovation Agency and an executive trainer and coach, also at de Baak, a leadership institute in the Netherlands, I have had the privilege to work for Global Fortune 500 companies, as well as with entrepreneurs and nonprofits to rediscover and maximize the Talents of leaders and their teams.

My main topics: Authentic Leadership, Talent Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Creativity, and Coach the Coach. 


I hold a Master’s of Science in Innovation Management. I am trained in Brain-Based Coaching and am a Professional Certified Coach (ICF).

With my husband and two sons, I have lived on three continents for the past five years and am immensely enjoying the differences and similarities between the different cultures.

  • Professional Certified Coach by ICF

  • Brain-based Coaching Program by Neuroleadership Institute (New York) / 2018 - 2019

  • Pulsar Academy of Transformation and Change / 2007-2010

  • MSc Innovation Management at Delft University of Technology / 1994-2000

  • Other: Deep Democracy (Certification), Theory U, Vipassana Meditation Course, Myers Briggs, System Dynamics, I-Ching book of change, Emergent Space by Chris Robertson.

Speaking and workshops

I would love to speak at your conference or organization about Authentic Leadership, Talent, Fitting in and Standing out, Diversity or other relevant subjects. 

ALISON SPENS / Director at Nike

"I had the honor of working with Anke recently as she delicately, professionally and deliberately guided me through identifying my unique Talent. 

She helped me understand how to leverage this Talent in my professional and personal life.

The methodology Anke uses is efficient and effective, however, most importantly Anke's compassion, genuine warmth, and gentle but deliberate guidance is the backbone of the amazing work she does.

My admiration for Anke and her talent, and appreciation for the opportunity to work with her runs so very deep.