Meet Our Team
Learn more about who we are, and where we are based
Having co-founded InspiringPeople in 2010, Henno has been involved in 50+ culture transformation projects, and was previously CEO of Westland Energy Services. He is a culture allrounder, but he especially likes culture mergers and helping companies to truly live their values. He flourishes in storytelling and connecting people so they can inspire each other. Henno lives by the motto of making work more fun!
Niels co-founded InspiringPeople in 2010 after gaining experience as a recognized strategy consultant, a.o. at Arthur D.Little. He is a culture veteran, but he thrives in situations where culture transformation meets complexity, especially when it comes to activating and measuring the (aspired) culture. He acts as a catalyst in helping clients to drive meaningful and sustainable change, he is a true people-engineer at heart.
Cecilia is a UK based ED&I consultant that partners with Executive Boards and Senior leaders, driving sustainable change. Through the design of an ED&I strategy and programme that is centred around difference as an advantage, Cecilia supports businesses to create inclusive workplaces where diversity of thought, behavioural change and cultural intelligence leverage diversity itself as a catalyst for growth.
Catriona is passionate about connecting people, business and purpose for positive change. Building on over 20 years of experience in corporate, agency and consulting environments for change management, digital and cultural transformation and innovation, marketing, journalism, storytelling and media production, she brings strategy to life for Top-100 clients across industries. She loves developing organisations by unleashing creative energy and sparking collaboration.
Charles-Antoine is a strategy consultant based in Paris with 20+ years of experience. He is passionate about handling company culture in challenging times, such as restructuring, ESG, post-mergers, and transformation programs. He combines the strategic toolbox with cultural and behavioural specific tools to build, together with clients, long lasting and successful change for companies.
Charles de Sabran-Pontevès
Charles is a trusted advisor helping leaders, leadership teams and Boards to tackle complex cultural and organisational transformations. Trained as a strategy and management consultant, he has been involved in more than 100 transformation projects in technical environments. Curious mind, he thrives at defining organisations’ culture and at leveraging those findings to turn transformation projects into meaningful adventures. He set a challenge to himself: bringing the culture analysis into the field of family governance.
Enrique is a lawyer, compliance officer, and sustainability consultant focused mainly on ESG, driven to make positive impact on the world. He has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles in multinational corporations, where he has implemented major culture transformations. He accompanies organisations to identify and achieve their purpose with values-based sustainable cultures and governance.
Fernanda brings 20+ years of experience as a global HR executive, successfully leading teams from Latin America to Asia. She is specialised in start-up cultures and has always driven transformation, facilitated M&As, and led growth on a global scale. She gets energy from the movement and action towards a clear vision. You can count on her enthusiasm, authenticity, and outside-of-the-box thinking to design a new story.
Inga is a Leadership Coach, Consultant and Facilitator based in
sunny Surrey, UK. She previously held various HR roles up to senior level across diverse sectors spanning hospitality, higher education, tech and charities, providing her with a deep understanding of organisational culture and the complexities of leadership. Driven by a profound purpose, Inga is passionate about fostering connections, enabling teams to flourish and help them unlock their full potential.
Ike is a seasoned HR leader with a background in the chemical, automotive and semiconductor industries. As a co-pilot he has helped leaders and teams realize their vision, mission and strategy with versatile interventions. His passion is to bring culture to life by creating moments that matter. Within IP, Ike is a subject matter expert in developing employee value proposition, leveraging engagement results and fostering diversity, equity and inclusion. In his approach Ike is thoughtful, determined and playful.
Marisa is a trusted advisor who is passionate about helping people and organizations grow. She is an empathetic leader, mentor, and coach, who advocates for conscious leadership. Marisa has over 20 years of experience as a CEO and Vice President, working with multicultural teams and regions. Marisa specialises in Buy&Build and is committed to building a better and more sustainable world by aligning people and companies' values through culture.
Karsten is a dynamic business consultant with over 10 years of project experience across various industries. Karsten brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. Karsten's ultimate goal is to support workplace growth by helping people develop themselves, and achieve balance in all aspects of their lives. His biggest strength is his positivity, conceptual speed, and ability to connect with people.
Massimilliano is an experienced HR expert, with an analytical background, with over 22 years of experience in the financial sector. He is specifically dedicated to HR consultancy, people metrics and culture measurement. He is passionate about innovation and transformation, with an interest in technology for people, and is inspired by those who bring a fresh perspective to work.
With an education in Industrial Design Engineering and a diverse career path, Marlies is a true strategic thinker and connector. Understanding people’s strengths and what makes them happy at work have always been a big interest of her. Marlies helps organisations to learn how to make their employees happy and to make the most of their strengths and qualities. Using Design Thinking, she visualises employee journeys and finds creative ways to enhance employee experiences that match with their company culture.
Michiel has over fifteen years of experience in HR-development & change management, which makes him an expert in creating learning cultures for sustainable growth. Helping organisations and employees in their development is what makes Michiel tick. He loves to work on creating innovative strategies and concepts with his realisation power, refreshing ideas, and drive.
Natalie is an Executive Coach and Consultant based in Switzerland. She is half English, half French and has 2 grown up children. She has over 30 years' experience in the corporate world working in senior management roles as a corporate lawyer and then as a specialist in media relations. In 2012 Natalie made a transition into the world of executive coaching and consulting, working with organizations to build caring, inclusive, and emotionally intelligent cultures.
Siobhán is half Irish, grew up in Saudia Arabia and travelled round the world in her 20’s. She has 20+ years’ experience working in generalist HR. Having worked predominantly in the Engineering sector, where innovation and transformation is the key to success, she's passionate about embedding the principles and values into the fabric of an organisation to foster a culture where creativity and innovation can flourish.
Patrick van der Aa
Patrick has enjoyed international and commercial leadership roles at Unilever, Starbucks and FrieslandCampina. He has lead large teams in complex businesses, and is passionate about driving impact with and through others. He has experienced the pleasure and pain of collaboration and was involved in several large organisational and cultural transformations. He is expert in AI based diagnostics to improve collaborative workflows and productivity.
Ted van den Berg
Ted has been involved in a large series of complex Agile Transformations. In coaching, management and consultancy roles. Based on personal value and practice, he beliefs in the practical added value that an Agile mind-set and way of working can deliver to organisations. Ted's strength lies in the structural change of organisations, people and culture.
Alberto Gonzalez Otero
Alberto helps organisations, leaders, and teams uncover their purpose and put it into action. With over 20 years in sales leadership roles, building and leading teams globally, he loves to build purpose driven cultures by helping people uncover their purpose and align it with the one of their team and organisation. Alberto brings energy, positivity, and a lot of enthusiasm to others.