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Jan Van der Pas

Associate Partner

“I love to work with senior leaders. I provide them with time, space and thinking power in order to better understand their professional context as well as themselves. Based on these key insights I support them in the design of goal oriented and ambitious execution strategies.”

I am a senior executive coach with more than 25 years of consulting experience in leadership talent and organization performance. As a learning specialist I have a very business focused and pragmatic approach to learning and leader development. Understanding my client’s business and strategic challenges is the starting point of my interventions. Building on that I apply a structured approach to co-design the required change – or development program. I have an energetic and inspirational facilitation style in order to boost the accountability of all leaders involved. Clients I work with love my practical and hands-on approach and my sense of humour.


Corporate experience:

Before starting his own practice (2013), Jan was the Managing Director of Korn Ferry Consulting Benelux supporting a wide range of blue-chip international client companies with assessment and development services (2005 – 2013). Before that Jan was managing the consulting practice of Right Management in Belgium offering end to end talent management and change management solutions to local private and public organizations (1999 – 2005). In both companies Jan was part of the European Leadership Team and has been leading consulting teams, managing large scale consulting projects. In his early career Jan has offered a wide range of HR related services as a senior consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.


Education & qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology (I/O), Leuven, 1989
  • Postgraduate in Business Administration, EHSAL, Brussels, 1990
  • MBTI certification, 2000
  • Leadership assessment certification, MRG, Portland Main, 2000 – 2005
  • Profilor 360° certification, PDI, 2008
  • QEEP certification in Result Management, Copenhagen, 2014
  • Strategy Execution Masterclass, The Performance Factory, Brussels, 2015
  • Situational leadership, The Center for Leadership Studies, London, 2015
  • Practitioner Coach Certification, EMCC, London, 2017
  • Sociocracy 3.0, Antwerpen, 2018


Areas of expertise:

  • Management consultant: coach and facilitator of senior managers and board members when implementing change - and developing programs.
  • Facilitator and trainer: facilitating teams on the subject of strategy execution, performance management, leadership development, business leadership and change management.
  • Executive coach: coaching senior executives and leadership teams to grow and develop people & team skills and leader capabilities.


Industry experience:

Jan gained his deep professional experience in working with a variety of businesses and public organizations in Europe and The Middle East. He has been working with mid-level and senior executives in financial institutions (ING, Fortis, Zurich), pharmaceutical companies (MSD, Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson) as well as industrial corporations (Goodyear, SABIC, Dow Chemicals, AGFA), public institutions (NATO, EIB, European Commission) and professional services firms (PWC, Deloitte, KPMG).


Focus of work:

  • Senior Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Organisation Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Change Management
  • Team Coaching
  • Business Development
  • Strategy Execution


Languages / Multi-cultural experience

  • Dutch - Mother tongue / English - Fluent / French – Fluent
  • In depth working experience in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, The Middle East.