London & Manchester
I have had the oportunity to work with Joan for over 10 years and have worked with on a variety of projects that included organsiational culture change, development of a capability frameowrk for a global function and personal coaching. Joan's coaching includes investing time up front to align with the coachees goals and objectives of the relationship. Her approach has been to use some of the theories and models and leveraging the insights gained from these in helping the coachee achieve their objectives. Her approach is very much one where she helps the coachee explore and find the solution. Joan is effective in coaching both face to face and virtually and is highly professional and organised ensuring their are follow ups. I would recommend Joan as a coach for anyone who is seeking to explore what next in their career, is transitioning to a new role or is seeking to further develop in an aspect of their leadership. D.L.
I have known Joan for several years. In my role as Group CHRO of one of the largest Telecom companies in the world she worked for me as a leadership development consultant and over time she became my trusted advisor. From those days I know her as a highly intelligent, goal-driven and dedicated professional with a great talent to connect with and understand her clients. After I have left corporate life, Joan became my personal coach. Through a number of challenging and insightful conversations and practices she helped me to achieve the goals I had set for myself. Joan is a personable guide with a natural ability for showing empathy. Her thought-provoking questions encouraged me to think, feel and look inward to places I didn’t know how to reach on my own. Furthermore, she enabled me to come up with answers myself. I can confidently say that the coaching with Joan grew my self-awareness and made me a more grounded person. I would highly recommend her to others. A. Uitdehaag, business consultant
I have worked with Joan both on executive coaching and on topics like succession planning and performance management. Joan is a great professional to work with as she takes a holistic approach and views the questions from multiple perspectives. I also enjoyed very much working with her as my personal coach. She is straightforward, and both challenging and supportive during the coaching journey. Joan's approach proved to be extremely helpful in getting to the answers of the questions I had and it led to a clear and new perspective. I can recommend Joan full-heartedly to anyone who is looking for a personal coach who cares and truly supports finding answers. Marnix Mali, Director Real Estate & Workplace Services
I have worked with Joan van den Brink in a variety of situations over the last decade and a half, sometimes it has been coaching for me sometimes, in other cases it has been leadership coaching for various teams I have led, UNDP development center and coaching - March–May 2005 Istanbul, Turkey. As a senior manager, coordinating large teams of people in complex multi cultural environments I have found overall benefit of working with Joan - over a decade and a half - is that you always feel that she is not just doing a job, but that she is going on a journey with you. She has a phenomenal capacity to absorb and condense information from a wide variety of business environments and then to help you work through challenges and decisions. And she has that fantastic flexibility of being able to modulate how directive she is being depending on situation In terms of teams she has worked with people from a variety of backgrounds, mixed gender and ethnicity in various organizational settings moving from one setting to another with great fluidity and sensitivity. I could not recommend her highly enough, she is truly exceptional. Garret Patrick Kelly SEE Change Net