Your executive board proposes to close a plant. Or to merge with a new partner. Professional analyses are available, as well as the second opinion of a major consultant.
But what about yourself? You still have doubt. Is the decision really necessary? Do the proposed plans fit with your own ethical values? You doubt whether your appproval, from a human point of view is really the right decision for your company, employees and other stakeholders.
These are issues about giving meaning to life, about the meaning of doing business. About the true meaning of being a non-executive board member. There are no “over-the-counter” solutions available for these questions and it may be difficult to sort out that difficult mix of emotions, ethical values and meaning of life that you may be experiencing. You may need a sparring partner to help you. To obtain a clear picture of what yóu really want. How a decent decision looks like.
That’s what we do. Together with you we search for your deepest fundamental values. We map your personal “ethical constitution” and show you a mirror of your underlying motives. We do not focus on general values but specifically on those which are important for yóu, personally, here and now. Not an easy path, but certainly one with lasting added value. Possibly even extending beyond your original issue….
We are also creative and out-of-the-box. Often there are alternative roads to accomplish your objectives, in which you cán act in accordance with your personal values. Together with you we identify unexpected, new options and chances. “Looking for the unusual”. Rewarding!
Your choices will remain your responsibility. We offer greater insight in your values and motives and their possible consequences. From an open mind, we will help you to anchor your professional business sense in your personal values.
Our approach typically consists of an intake plus one to three sessions. Not more than that. At any location and any time you may prefer.
We possess very broad, more than thirty years lasting professional experience in various countries spread over three continents, developed in large corporate companies and small entrepreunial ones, in roles varying from non-executive board member, CEO, “managing” shareholder, manager, consultant, counsellor and coach. Plus…. an original vision on the combination of giving meaning to life & doing business.
Our objective: to make the world a little bit more decent, together with you!
Bert Iedema is lecturer at the Erasmus University Corporate Governance Programme for acting non executive board members, responsible for the Module Strategy & Risk Management.
Bert has held ca. 20 supervisory directorships in 7 countries in various industries and ownership structures.
Bert is member of the Luxembourgian (ILA) and German (VARD) associations for supervisory directors and the Dutch association of Erasmus University/ESAA alumni of the Corporate Governance Programme.
Also, Bert is a certified Emotional & Social Intelligence Coach, Certified Life Coach and Certified NLP Maaster Practitioner.