Boudewijn Bertsch

Professional Experience
Boudewijn has 25 years of experience in cultural integration of Mergers and Acquisitions, organizational change, cross-functional/organizational effectiveness, facilitating group and system transformation interventions and designing and delivering customized leadership development programs that are focused on capacity building and transferring skills so that “Leaders can create Leaders.”

The focus of Boudewijn’s work is to support people in bringing out the best in themselves and others. Using the latest insights from such diverse fields as neuroscience, somatics, music, positive psychology, anthropology, biology, economics and management, he opens executives’ minds to a powerful practice of leadership and facilitates their skills and ability to embody it. He believes that leadership is omnipresent and that one of the most important skills of leaders today is to have the collective intelligence and wisdom of the people around them emerge.

He has worked with 3M, Arcadis, ASML, AstraZeneca, Atradius, Alexandra Hospital Singapore, Bacardi, Canon, Cargill, CSM, DENSO, GE, Goodyear, Hoogvliet, IBM, ING,KONE, Microsoft, Millward Brown, Motorola, Nike, Port of Rotterdam, SAP, Sint Radboud Academic Hospital, Royal Philips Electronics, A. Schulman, the Singapore Government, TNT and Vopak.

Boudewijn has been a faculty member designing and delivering executive education for ING Bank Academy and the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University since the 1990’s. He is certified for the Hay Emotional Intelligence 360 Feedback Survey and is a certified somatic leadership coach. He co-authored the award winning article How Multinational CEO’s Make Change Programmes Stick.

Educated in the Netherlands and Japan as a business economist, Boudewijn holds a masters degree from the faculty of Economics of Erasmus University Rotterdam. He continues to educate himself both in the arts and sciences as his parents instilled in him an insatiable curiosity about the world. While trained in classical music, he has appeared on stage as the lead pianist in a rock band in Japan, played chess with inmates at a maximum-security prison where he never let his opponents win, and has lived on three continents.