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Marc Pennartz & Gerrien Anbeek

Taking high performance executives and boardrooms into the future

Theme: Results
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Mainly experiential

Session on Thursday, Apr 12, 10:55
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Ecological growth and development as a concept for change. The world around us seems to be changing faster and faster. Ecological succession of living organisms involves the development of ecosystems with fixed patterns and predictable stages. The development of organizations and teams consist of ‘living organisms’ that produce services and products that have many parallels according to the development growth curve of ecosystems as mentioned above. Leaders and managers with knowledge of the matter are able to recognize in which phase the organization, the team or a product/service is ranked. Thus they can actively respond to the next phase and develop faster and with current resources to the next challenge.

Where and how does a coach contribute to growth? Scientific research has shown that individuals have an innate talent to contribute his or her maximum potential to a specific position in the growth curve. This talent is an evolutionary gift that is indisputable throughout life, something that is acquired early in life and doesn’t change much after that. One does recognize this talent in everything he does, thinks, feels and decides.

Redefining growth as cross-over estafette of talent. For every stage in a growth curve are different and diverse talents needed. People with ideas are less inclined to finish what they started, while finishers usually don’t come up with a lot of new ideas. Therefore someone with a good idea has to grant that at some point to someone else. If that doesn’t happen a good idea will never flourish into something real. Someone who got handed the baton tries out the idea and on his turn passes it on to the next one: The executor. This is the logic of talent and thus is growth an estafette of talent.

Impact for executive coaches. A diverse team or organization needs to be on the same level to compliment each other in the different stages of change. Once that has been clarified and provided insight to, success for growth and development is ensured. This diversity is the essence of natural en successful growth.


Dr Marc Pennartz is a Medical Doctor and entrepreneur. Registered as Occupational Health Officer (at Medisch Consult BV). Runs as managing partner Top Executive Care. Always interested and curious in people and their behaviour. Performance Coach for (top) executives and their teams. Expert in the field of top management burn-out. Recently a Board Member of ‘Vaksectie Executive Coaching’ of EMCC Netherlands.

Gerrien Anbeek is an executive coach and board advisor. She is based in Amsterdam and partners with international clients to develop their leadership and transform high performance teams. Gerrien moved gradually into board advisory after 20 years of broad (HR) executive and non-executive experience in corporate services. Her purpose is to make organisations more beautiful and helping clients further through enabling leaders and teams to be at their best so that they can deliver sustainable and meaningful value for their clients and employees. Gerrien’s coaching practice is primarily focused on executive and boardroom coaching. She holds and BSc. In Human Resources and MSc. in General Social Sciences from Utrecht University and is an accredited EMCC Senior Practitioner Coach.

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