Andre has worked full-time for the Center for Creative Leadership’s EMEA office in Brussels for 6 years. He has worked on projects from a wide range of industries, including FMCG, Pharmaceuticals, Telecommunications, Chemicals, and Financial Services. Before joining CCL, he worked as a trainer and coach specializing in working with people in career transition and with leaders who manage teams remotely across cultures and time zones. At CCL, Andre has held a variety of key positions in Sales and Operations, as well as in Leadership Development, Coaching and Training. He is currently the Coaching Practice Leader for CCL’s Greensboro, North Carolina location.
Previous to his current experience in Training and Development, Andre spent over ten years helping build successful technology-based start-ups in California and in Europe, where his professional experience included leadership roles in Product Management, Sales and Marketing, and Operations. He is familiar with “communicating through the supply chain,” having partnered with vendors in China, India, and Mexico.
As Coaching Practice Leader, Andre has a focus on individual, team and organizational aspects of coaching. He has a specific interest in bringing coaching skills to a wide range of people in organizations, creating a Culture of Coaching. He is also energized by coaching leaders in various positions to become more impactful. Andre has a multi-disciplinary role that includes class-room training, program design, research and publishing. He works closely with various coaches, trainers, and content experts, as well as with clients to better understand the need for coaching, coaching skills, and mentoring in organizations.
Andre completed his undergraduate work at the University of California, Los Angeles and has a Master’s degree in Organizational Behavior from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant University (Los Angeles, 2007). Andre completed the co-active coaching program at the Coaches’ Training Institute in the UK, and is certified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator personality assessment test, the FIRO-B, CCL’s suite of 360 assessments, the Workplace Big Five, and certified in 4MAT learning design.
Andre is a dual-citizen from the Netherlands and the United States, having lived most of his life near the sand and surf of Southern California’s coastline. Then, for the past 9 years, he lived in the medieval city of Ghent, Belgium with his wife and two children. Andre now lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. He speaks fluent Dutch and English.