Bursting with ideas yet commercially savvy is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Dirk. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Dirk for 5 years, during which time we’ve focused on short term/long term business planning, cultural change and enhancing individual and Team performance, Above all, I’ve been impressed with Dirk’s ability to translate the theory into real life situations within our business in a way that works for us. Dirk is an asset to any business looking to change its culture, develop clearer strategic thinking or improve performance and achievement in line with business objectives and comes with my highest recommendation.
CEO and Owner of UK’s largest Packaging Provider
My aim is to help clients achieve clarity on where they want to get to and what they are going to do to get there. I strongly believe that coaching is not about providing advice – it is a process for unlocking potential. It should be future-focused and about finding solutions.
A mix of strategic vision and practical solutions that help people get things done. My global experience as a director and operational manager means I understand the practicalities of implementing any project, large or small.
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Dirk is without doubt an outstanding executive and I would welcome an opportunity to work with him again in the future. A strong strategic thinker and willing and able to contribute broadly across an organisation. Also operates well at the Board level. Highly respected by his staff (and very missed) as he communicates clearly and decisively. Always willing to help his colleagues and is very dedicated and loyal to his employer. Dirk is a very well rounded and professional executive. He is also a darn good bloke with strong values, morals and trusted.
Dirk is an exceptional Executive coach who ensures his time with our staff is career enhancing for the individual. He has worked across all parts and levels of our business. His coaching style has created more emotionally intelligent and skilled staff who then accelerate reaching their business goals. I highly recommend him.
Our family organisation is trying to plan for the future and how the fourth generation might transition into the role of future owner operators of the company. It is no easy task especially with it being a family business. Dirk has been a great help in taking the emotion out of the situation and to help us keep focused. He has been steering us through this period of change management, enabling us to establish key clear objectives for ourselves and the organisation. Dirk has brought clarity to the situation, especially as the organisation begins to evolve over the next few years. His impartial advice continues to be a great support to us.
BBC Radio Devon’s audience has now had three consecutive quarters of growth. Meetings are useful and efficient. We have increased our community engagement. We only do things which improve our audience connection. Dirk worked with us to find new processes and strategies, which maximise our potential and enable us to deliver clear and measurable improvement with our team. The result is a self-sufficient, focussed and proactive team where things get done. Dirk brings a fresh ‘outside’ perspective and good counsel.
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