Bernardus Roelofs, CEO, is an award-winning global business leader, an experienced certified executive coach, behavioural change and shadow-coaching specialist. Bernardus holds the Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching and an MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change (passed with distinction) from the Henley Centre for Coaching, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. Furthermore, he holds an MBA and a BSc in Electrical Engineering & Business Administration. Bernardus is a doctoral candidate in the field of coaching (International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK) and researches the sustainability of successes in behavioural change through coaching.
He has over 20 years of management and coaching experience and a track record of growing international businesses and earnings (mainly from scratch). In addition, his experience in cross-cultural business and people management, through extensive work across Europe and Asia-Pacific and through working with American companies, supports the understanding of the growing cross-cultural and complex environment we live in and do business with.
As an independent certified executive coach Bernardus focuses on coaching executives, entrepreneurs and teams, who are in challenging situations like international market development, organisational change or diversifications and are looking for a quick turnaround of results.
His coaching approach is very target driven addressing specific issues and lack of performance. Bernardus has a hands-on mentality, is an enabler, mobilizer and sparring partner. He develops a close working relationship, based on trust, respect, honesty and complete client confidentiality that allows the real issues to be tackled and clients to grow and achieve their objectives.
Bernardus undertakes coaching supervision to ensure best practice at all times and has adopted the ICF (International Coaching Federation) Code of Ethics as a model of professional conduct. In addition, Bernardus is a trained and qualified NEO-PI-3 user, which is internationally recognised as the ‘gold standard’ instrument with which to measure personality.
He coaches in Dutch, English, German and Spanish and has lived in Germany, Netherlands, Singapore and Spain. Bernardus coaches clients throughout the world via Skype, telephone or in person.