Work Methods and Qualifications

Work Methods

The work methods that I use have two main characteristics: interactive and participatory. To my experience, this ensures that participants establish common ground and find future perspectives. It guarantees local ownership, stimulates shared responsibility among multiple stakeholders, reinforces social cohesion and fosters dialogue.

In order to achieve the intended results and effects in my work as facilitator, trainer and coach I use work methods and techniques which roots have been proven to work, such as:

  • Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
  • Meta Praxis of McWhinney
  • Design Thinking
  • Positive Psychology
  • Experience-based Learning
  • Theory U
  • Storytelling
  • Deep Listening
  • Art of Hosting
  • Business Model U
  • Dialogue Techniques
  • Kolb learning styles
  • Leadership styles
  • Visualisation
  • First Impressions
  • De Bono and mind mapping
  • SWOT analysis
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Decision-making tools
  • Dealing with resistance
  • S-Curve
  • Feedback techniques and role-plays
  • Personal and team values
  • Personality and behaviour (MBTI)



As trainer and facilitator I am trained in the following fields:

  • Facilitator of Group Processes and Dynamics – the Institute of Social Innovation in the Netherlands
  • Training Appreciative Inquiry
  • Train the Trainer in Applied Improvisation Techniques
  • Train the Trainer Developing Intercultural Training Skills
  • Foreign Relations – Clingendael Institute for International Relations