Andre has worked full-time for the Center for Creative Leadership for 5 years. He has worked on projects from a wide range of industries, including FMCG, Pharmaceuticals, Telecommunications, Chemicals, and Financial Services.
Before that, 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 held a variety of key positions in Sales and Operations, as well as in leadership development coaching and training.
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 CCL Faculty, 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 across EMEA to better understand the need for leadership development 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. He currently lives in Ghent, Belgium with his wife and two children. He speaks fluent Dutch and English.