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Masterclass strategie executie en personal development roadmap


Op 15 november 2017 bieden we een unieke mogelijkheid om in 1 dag kennis te maken met de methodes die we elke dag met onze relaties gebruiken. Ons doel is om je geïnspireerd naar huis te laten gaan. Volgepakt met ideeën, cases en nieuwe tools die je de volgende dag direct kunt gaan toepassen in je eigen organisatie. We zorgen voor een interactieve benadering van de dag. Daarnaast zullen we onze eigen ervaringen met je delen waar je hopelijk nog wat extra inspiratie uit kunt halen... Lees verder


Paul will be a guest speaker at MRG gathering in Vienna in October 2017


In October Paul will be a guest speaker at the global meeting of our assessment partner Management Research Group in Vienna. Paul will speak about some recent successful client cases and about building programs in partnerships. The do's and the don'ts. More information can be found here


Phil Bettley and Katy Markham are joining tèn company


It's with pleasure that we announce that Phil Bettley and Katy Markham have joined tèn company. We have known both Phil and Katy personally for many many years and we are impressed with the results they continue to achieve with clients across the globe.

With Phil and Katy joining our team, we are even better able to assist our clients with their requests for strategy execution work, detailed material production and their need for large scale events. Both bring a wealth of practical experience in these areas to our firm.

Phil's approach with clients is always very pragmatic. This is exactly in line with our philosophy where we believe that our consultants should have first-hand line management experience therefore adding most value to your needs. Before Phil started his consultancy life, he was running factories across Europe for his previous employer. After that, he built up an impressive consultancy track record. So, best of both worlds become available to his clients.

Katy has spent many years supporting business leaders through her organisational skills, material design and production ability and her experience in putting together complex business events for as many as 200 people. Katy’s attention to detail ensures that all her clients’ needs are taken care of, sometimes before they ask!

With Phil and Katy we also strengthen our presence in the UK and in the rest of Europe. Based in the UK, Phil's and Katy's mother tongue is English, although they run assignments all over the world.

If you want to continue the conversation with us or want to get in touch with Phil or Katy, please let us know via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to continuing to assist with you running a very sustainably successful business.

Every step counts.


Slowfood lunch in Leuven


Jan Timmer certified in MRG's Personal Directions

It's with pleasure that we can announce that our associate partner Jan Timmer now also successfully completed his certification in the use of MRG's Personal Directions. ​This brings the total group of four from our consultant team who are certified in using MRG's suite of executive assessments.

​With Personal Directions, we assist our clients to get a deep understanding of their drivers and the world they have created for themselves. What gives them energy and what drains their energy away? We also use it as a tool ​with our clients ​to ​help them ​build leadership teams.

While MRG's Personal Directions is a quite a extensive assessment, we believe this is what is needed to bring real added value to your company and to your life. Not ​just ​something nice to have.

Of course we know that here are many many other assessments available ​on the market. And we know that there are currently assessments popular that are putting people in boxes via colors. But to make an exercise like this really meaningful, you need to go further than that.

Also, we feel that there's a risk involved ​when people ​can too easily be made in to caricatures when everything is brought back to some simple colors. ​Life is not so simple, nor are people. ​​This approach is not helpful enough at the end of the day to run your business, select or develop ​your key ​people or to make life changing decisions for yourself.

More info about our ​assessment offerings can be found here.​

Congrats Jan!

Celebrating eight years!



​​It’s been 8 years now since we created tèn company. We started our firm in the middle of the financial crisis. Lehman Brothers just went bankrupt a couple of months earlier and there was a lot of uncertainty in the markets. But despite the strong economic headwind at the time, we were able to give our firm a healthy start. Of course this is thanks to you, our first clients, trusting us with your important business. We look forward to continue our work. We want to thank all our clients for your ongoing commitment to using our services. We feel grateful and humble for all your support throughout the years.

We're currently preparing a second book and we'll continue in 2017 with our bi-weekly columns: in writing, video columns and our vlogs. Our full resource hub can be found here.

Happy new year


Thank you and happy holidays



2016 was an extraordinary year for our firm. Only because you trusted us with more of your important work then ever before, we were able to accelerate our business. You've also used our free library with articles and free resources extensively.

Please rest assured that our approach remains to be fully personalized. Whether you ask us to work with your leadership team or you want a program for one of your business leaders. Or when you ask us to help you put your company strategy into execution. Every program is always fully customized to meet your unique needs.

For us, playing our role in society is simply the right thing to do. Also in 2016, we donated some of our time and we gave some financial support to a selection of charity organizations that we are committed to. Charity organizations that work global (www.icrc.org Red Cross for instance) or local (www.lunchroomdeuitdaging.nl in The Netherlands for instance).

For the international Committee of the Red Cross, we are now for the fourth consecutive year actively involved in their global leadership program through our alliance partner MRG (www.MRG.com).

From this place we wish you and your loved ones happy holidays.

Thank you for your commitment to our services and being a valued partner in our network.

On behalf of our team at tèn company.

New website

As of now, our new website is completely renewed. We have optimized the site to improve your experience. Depending on the device you use to visit us, our website now automatically adapts to the size of your screen. Whether you're visiting us from your tablet, your phone when you're on the go or from your desktop computer. Our resources continue to be freely available to the people in our network. Thank you for your commitment and for your loyalty in using our resources and being a valued member of our network.

Ants on a shrimp

‘It isn’t quite as good as eating at Noma, but it’s the closest we’ll probably ever get.’

★★★★★, Eater

Recently I had an opportunity to watch the documentary: Ants on a shrimp. The fascinating story about Danish chef René Redzepi who moves with his entire staff from Copenhagen to Japan to create a temporary restaurant in the heart of Tokyo. He creates a completely new world class new menu, based on the Japanese kitchen in just five weeks time.

As I have a special interest for people and businesses that are able to really reinvent themselves, this is a truly inspiring story. Noma Restaurant is awarded already four times as the best restaurant in the world. The way René and his team brainstorm, focus, innovate, test ideas and give each other feedback in a way that is 'hard on the matter, soft on the people', is inspiring for many companies.

Please watch the trailer of the movie here >>

Paul Donkers
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