Mini Profile

As a senior learning & development manager and award winning executive coach with a vast 27 years of global leadership experience, I am trained with Henley Business School (MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change - distinction) to create bespoke coaching and development solutions that effectively help leaders, teams and organisations to grow in real time, on the job, with immediate and measurable impact on their goal achievement.

Full Profile

Coaching Practice:

As a senior learning & development manager and award winning executive coach, I am trained at Henley Business School (MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change - distinction) to create bespoke coaching and development solutions that effectively help leaders, teams and organisations to grow in real time, on the job, with immediate and measurable impact on their goal achievement.

I combine my academic grounding (currently as a Doctoral researcher in Coaching at Oxford Brookes University) with a vast 27 years of experience as a global leader (in Europe, Asia and working with American companies), building international business in highly competitive financial (Exchange Traded Funds) markets, mainly from scratch (for example 6 years at Flow Traders, the No 1 European ETF proprietary trading company). I take leaders and teams on a challenging and eye-opening development journey with breakthrough conversations, while always staying close to the pressures of their business reality.

I coach clients throughout the world in person, via Skype, or telephone in Dutch, English, German and Spanish and have lived in Germany, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain and UK.

Coaching Approach:

My coaching approach is very target driven addressing specific issues and lack of performance. I have a hands-on mentality, am an enabler, mobilizer and sparring partner. I develop a close working relationship, based on trust, respect, honesty and complete client confidentiality that allows the real issues to be tackled and clients to grow and achieve their objectives.

Main Services

  • Bespoke Executive Coaching & Leadership Development
  • Shadow Coaching (= coaching in real-time on the job with immediate and measurable impact on their goal achievement)
  • Tailored Workshops and Team Development – challenging the status quo to increase individual, team and organisational performance

Coaching Experience

I work with clients from the following sectors: Asset Management, Investment Banking, FinTech, Insurance and Media based in France, Germany, Netherlands, and UK. Also, I work with Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, one of the highest ranked business schools in the world with a reputation for entrepreneurship and innovative business education.

Achievements include:
  • Changed organisational structures to cope with current and future global business challenges by optimising the global strategy and its execution to increase bottom-line
  • Enabled clients to achieve a personal change from avoidance to the active tackling of leadership challenges while incorporating cultural adaptability in leadership strategies and achieving a successful leadership transition
  • Built high performance multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams across multiple sites

My Career History

I have a vast 27 years of global leadership and coaching experience and a track record of growing international businesses and earnings (mainly from scratch). In addition, my experience in cross-cultural business and people management, through extensive work across Europe and Asia-Pacific and through working with American companies, supports the understanding of the growing cross-cultural and complex environment we live in and do business with.

Prior to my work as a senior learning & development manager and executive coach I worked as Global Head ETF Sales Trading at Flow Traders a global proprietary trading company, building international business in highly competitive financial (Exchange Traded Funds) markets, mainly from scratch.

I set-up and developed the sales trading desks in Europe and Asia from zero turnover to be the largest player by traded ETF volume in Europe and being voted the best ETF market maker in Europe and Asia within one year. Also, I led the organisational transformation from an internally focused to an externally, client-driven organisation and won thirteen ETF market maker awards in six years.

Qualification and Training

  • Doctoral researcher in Coaching at Oxford Brookes University, looking into the evolution of behavioural change achieved through real-time coaching on the job of senior leaders.
  • Award winning Executive Coach, Henley Centre for Coaching, Henley Business School
  • MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change (distinction), Henley Centre for Coaching, Henley Business School
  • Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching (distinction) from the Henley Centre for Coaching, Henley Business School
  • NEO-PI-3 Level A & Level B, Occupational, Ability and Personality Certification, Certified
  • MBA
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering & Business Administration
  • Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme, Oxford Saïd Business School
  • High Performance People Skills for Leaders, London Business School

Contact Details

Name : Bernardus Roelofs
Email : bernardus@roelofs-coaching.com
Phone : +44 (0)7383 728757 / +49 (0)1624161555
Web : www.roelofs-coaching.com
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