Transforming culture and routines - lessons from the frontline

20191022_MarjaVanSoest_HiRes_NDB-0212.JPG19 Nov Motivation is a very personal thing and it can differ. Succes is defined in the same way, very personal. I learned a lot about coping with different motivators and success definitions when I was a... read more

Making sure your people do the Right Thing

20191022_MarjaVanSoest_HiRes_NDB-0517.JPG15 Oct Big question for all leaders is “How can I make sure my people do the right thing?” When leaders I train ask me this question I tend to counter a bit Socraticly asking “What is the right thing?” ... read more

“Welcome to the Matrix!”

20191022_MarjaVanSoest_HiRes_NDB-0475.JPG03 Sep Early this year I was working with a client facilitating a certification workshop on Service Excellence when we were requested to welcome a high level visitor wanting to meet the new members of ... read more

Beware of Crisis-Sales Coaching

20191022_MarjaVanSoest_HiRes_NDB-0203 (1).JPG02 Apr There is Crisis-Management, Crisis-Communication - but is there also Crisis-Sales? In my opinion there is - and as far as I have seen it is not the most likable way to execute this profession. ... read more

Why Distance Coaching needs to be Differentiated on Personal Needs

20191022_MarjaVanSoest_HiRes_NDB-0592.JPG01 Apr Distance Coaching is more relevant than ever. How do you connect with your people on a personal level, keeping them motivated and focussed on their priorities in challenging times like we are now ... read more

Be your own Example

20191022_MarjaVanSoest_HiRes_NDB-0475.JPG30 Mar Many presentations I attend start with “inspiring examples”. For example stories about relatives who contributed to the development of the presenter as a child, or local celebrities developing ... read more

Taxi-driver Wisdom

Enerjy_Thema2_Blog6_Foto1.jpg07 Feb When I was traveling in Denmark for work I got involved in an interesting discussion with one of my taxi drivers. Normally I am not necessarily talkative when driving from hotel to training ... read more

Turning a Dull Corporate Initiative into an Energizing Event: 3 golden rules

Enerjy_Thema2_Blog5_Foto1.jpg13 Dec CEO’s are struggling to create buy in for new corporate initiatives. As new strategies are launched constantly from Headquarters local operations react with a certain reluctance and skepticism ... read more

First costs earned are costs not made

Enerjy_Thema2_Blog4_Foto1.jpg18 Oct A good friend of mine uses to make a joke saying: “Today I saved 200 euros..” He presents this as a cliff hanger and you are supposed to ask as a follow up: “Ok...interesting...what did you do?” ... read more

Ever needed to look a Cow in the Ass?

Enerjy_Thema2_Blog3_Foto1.jpg23 Aug The Dutch are famous for a couple of things like tulips, windmills, directness and liberal Amsterdam. I would like to add to this the Dutch talent for making up expressions nobody understands - ... read more

Don’t be afraid of STEEP

Enerjy_Thema2_Blog2_Foto1.jpg28 Jun Unlike some other trainers I like to be trained myself. My personality profile allows me to practice what I preach albeit with questionable results depending on the art and mastery level required.... read more

Activating Your Team from Behind Your Desk... How does that work?

Enerjy_Thema2_Blog1_Foto1.jpg03 May Over the years many leadership gurus have eloquently told us about the latest trends and best practices differentiating managers from leaders and coaches from mentors. Common denominator in all ... read more

Plastic Surgery

Enerjy_Plastic-surgery_1.jpg14 Jan Companies tend to adopt similar change models at the same time - like a wave overtaking ships one by one. Many times you wonder if this new model is really the best for this particular company - ... read more

Look for Progress, not Perfection

Enerjy_Look for Progress, not Perfection_219 Nov A while ago I was talking to one of my clients about recruiting talents and he said: “You know Marja, we are all looking for a sheep with 5 legs - and seem to forget that most sheep only have ... read more

If Perception is Reality, Is Reality Perception?

Enerjy_ If Perception is Reality, Is Reality Perception_324 Sep About the Mouse who wanted to become a Cat “Enough is enough” Mouse thought now that he had lost his entire family to the appetite of cats. “If this continues I will be next in line to be ... read more

Mismatching formal and informal Culture blocks innovation

Enerjy_Mismatching formal and informal Culture blocks innovation_130 Jul Groups have always fascinated me - groups can make me feel uncomfortable because of a certain hostility towards participation, alternatively they feel like a warm bath in a very cold winter as ... read more

Engagement Transformation Workshop

Enerjy_Transformation-Workshop.jpg13 Jul Friday August 17th Workshop Engagement Transformation - 9.30-12.30 Interactive workshop on how engagement is perceived and activated in current business to drive Performance and Growth moving from... read more

Engagement - Why Bother?

Enerjy_what-for_1.jpg04 Jun Companies are more interested in engagement studies nowadays than they were a decade ago - actively investigating ways to create engagement amongst all stakeholders in their businesses. Why this ... read more

Empower: Claim Your Space

Enerjy_Empower Claim Your Space_104 Jun Yesterday I was talking to someone over the phone when we touched upon “writing a book”. Our discussion was interesting and it just evolved from talking about experiences in business and views on ... read more

Engage: If you do not play you cannot win

Enerjy_Engage If you do not play you cannot win09 Apr Many times I have seen people struggle with change - changing conditions, changing situations, changing roles, changing neighbours, changing weather, changing parking places, changing roads, ... read more

Enerjy hosts Executive Global Network Sales Directors event

enerjy-collage-executive-global-network-sales-directors-event.jpg28 Mar on Friday March 23th on Top Line Growth and Engagement read more

The book

nieuws-1-1-enerjy.jpg06 Mar Sports are in my view essential for the development of quality behaviour favourable for society, business and personal well being and functioning. Sports help you maintain a balance in stressful ... read more

Impression 2017

collage-impressie-2017-enerjy.jpg05 Mar An impression of the year 2017 in photos. read more

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