Networks and Partners

On many occasions I collaborate with qualified colleagues who have additional fields of expertise, other backgrounds and skills and supplementary capacities. Some come from the networks below, with others I work on an individual basis. Cooperating with other professionals in a project, a training trajectory or a facilitation process enriches me as a person, brings out different qualities in the group, and can ensure more flow, productivity and effectiveness.


I became a member of the gender platform Wo=Men to share my experience in the field of gender and inclusion in the Middle East and North Africa. It is inspiring to exchange knowledge and experience with like-minded professionals. Wo=Men promotes gender awareness and gender equality in the Netherlands as well as on the international level. I feel close to the topic of Inclusion in Europe as well to topics like UNSCR Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

Impact Hub

Impact Hub is a locally rooted and globally connected network of entrepreneurs. Its members share one common goal: to make the world radically better each in our own fields of expertise. Impact Hub works towards enabling tangible, positive impact in six areas guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): New Economy and Responsible Consumption – Peace, Governance and Education – Social Inclusion and Urban Solutions – Energy Mobility & Infrastructure – Health & Lifestyle – Ecosystems, Natural Capital & Climate Change.

Het Grote Midden Oosten Platform

I joined Het Grote Midden Oosten Platform because I support its idea to bring out the diversity of Middle East experts in the Netherlands. Not only the Platform provides a more holistic view on developments in the Middle East and North Africa, it also positions itself towards related and relevant topics in the Netherlands, like the field of integration. The platform wants to be a partner to (semi-)government institutions, multinationals, private businesses and organizations. Its strength is: ‘talking with’ instead of ‘talking about’ and our interdisciplinary approach.


Herbert Minderhoud (1960) is specialized in (career) coaching, counselling and training. He works on a freelance basis for various well-known institutions like De Baak Management Centre of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW), the NRC Career Academy (Loopbaan Academie) and Talent First. He is a psychologist and after completed several postgraduate programmes in the field of career mobility, coaching and Astrology. He speaks Turkish and feels a deep connection to the Eastern cultures.

Kees Wiebering (1966) has change processes and dialogue as common thread in his work. He studied philosophy and physics, as a dialogue between science and the humanities with a focus on the social roles of science and technology. Later he studied mediation organizational development and coaching. Kees became an engineer with an understanding of social processes, a philosopher with an eye for the possibilities and limits of technology and science. He became a manager with an ear for people and a consultant who expects the unexpected. He is married and was born in the Netherlands. After a several years in the Balkans, he has been living in Frankfurt for 12 years.