Rien van Leeuwen inspires and facilitates learning, innovation and growth of individuals, teams, organizations and professional communities. As a person and in various jobroles, such as trainer, facilitator and coach, he combines more than thirty years of experience in various fields of expertise. He started his career as international project manager in the space industry (NASA, ESA). After seven years he switched to the IT sector and managed a group of seventy infrastructure consultants. Seven years later he co-founded Ruysdael and focused on setting up the Ruysdael Management Institute that has been integrated in the current Ruysdael training department since 2000.
Rien van Leeuwen is certified Business NLP trainer, team coach and executive coach with a focus on action learning, authentic leadership and sustainable innovation. He is guest speaker and author of two dutch books” authentic inspiration” (2002) and ‘practical project management with NLP, energized social interaction’ (2013). The former focuses on personal development, while the latter emphasizes on practical tools for sustainable teaming, learning, leadership and change in project environments. These books are based on collective learning experiences in Ruysdael assignments in the sectors energy, financial services, central government, engineering and logistics. He is one of the founders of the a2Results® community which focusses on knowledge transfer in the field of sustainable innovation.
He is co-developer in various practices for the a2Results community, such as frameworks for sustainable innovation, high performance teaming, knowledge transfer and action learning. Since 1993 he develops, facilitates and conducts change, development and learning interventions in organizations. These include among others teamcoaching, intervision, large scale interventions, job- and work coaching, training, leaderschip development, co-creation processes and talent modeling. His assignments encompass both board level, middle management and operational level. Examples are: international business change manager at P&O nedlloyd (now Maersk), lead developer and trainer cultural change programme ING, knowledge transfer facilitator at the Dutch Tax authorities, program coach NUON (now Alliander), Lead trainer and action learning coach at ENEXIS.
His training portfolio encompasses a large field of applications and target groups including specialists, project managers, teamleaders, executives and other business professionals. He conducts both customized in-company training programmes and masterclasses in an open schedule. These are generally focussed on seven human success factors for sustainable innovation: creating a collective context, co-creation, personal leadership, interpersonal communication, learning & knowledge transfer, facilitating change en authentic action.
Rien van Leeuwen also works as a certified health coach, talent coach, team coach and executive coach. He is able to coach at a behavior level, skills level, cognitive level, identity level and social level.
His education includes a bachelor in information theory, a postmaster in logistics, various internal courses (HRM, leadership, cultural change) and various NLP Master certifications at the University of Santa Cruz California. He is a member of the European chamber of the MIT Presencing Institute and the Dutch Society of Organizational Learning (Peter Senge).
Certified Mindsonar professional
As a Certified Mindsonar professional Rien van Leeuwen is building upon a network of expertise and knowledge in the field of NLP metaprogramme application. Mindsonar is an instrument for measuring and improving thinking styles. More information via https://www.mindsonar.info
There is a space out there There is a space in here A space between us Between all the words and all the action A space of playfulness, love and strength A place where I have been A place here and now A place where I will always be Rien van Leeuwen, 18 november...
We all live in a bubble A self created story Based on our experience A story of who we are in relation to others and in relation to our deeper self Rien van Leeuwen, Carvoeiro, 2016
Our way of working is constantly challenged by our changing environment. Resilient individuals, teams and organisations learn and adapt to emerging realities. What does resilience mean in our day to day work and what skills do we, as an individual, need to develop?...
Working in a multidisciplinary team can be fun and rewarding. In the harsh day to day reality of dynamic business settings however it is often the opposite and team members tend to ‘shut down’ when faced with difficult meetings. Teamleaders want...
The spirit of the deer The deer is here A spirit known by many Strong gentle and caring For the souls of many For the soul of all A spirit strong as trees A spirit gentle as the morning breeze A spirit caring like a tropical sea No more fear The deer is here One of...
More than a broken branch More than a broken branch Or leaves falling to the ground More than the wispering of the wind And the ever changing shade More than than eyes see The heart of the matter It is the ecosystem of a three Rien van Leeuwen, Toscane 2012 Dit...
In 2011 me and my wife spent some time in California. This is what I wrote while at the campus of UCSC looking over the beautiful Pacific. The unthought thought See the unseen Listen to the silence Hear the words behind the words Feel the unfelt Sense now what is...
Slowly the fire dies The last flame, the last sparkle It is all gone Even the last laugh No more gathering around the fire No more wood to feed the fire No reason to lit the fire As all fires do, It started, it spread and it slowly died It all was And that is ok What...
Clouds Even when clouds are around the mountain and the mountain cannot see it’s self Still others will see the mountain and it’s clouds Rien van Leeuwen, Santa cruz, 13/7/2008 Geschreven aan de kust van California
Experiencing your Self is like innocence Feeling your Self is oneness Loving your Self is life Knowing your Self is wisdom Being your Self is Beauty Rien van leeuwen February 2003