About the sculptor
With a decade of experience in the field of organisational development Freek is a well-rounded facilitator and advisor. Like a true neo-generalist he has been active in a variety of roles in and outside of organisations (founder of an NGO; sustainability and strategy consultant; interim project manager and more). He is frequently hired as a sparring partner, catalyst, facilitator and advisor for process design and delivery and the development of theories of change. A guiding principle in this is to make it work - together.
What's in the toolbox?
To assist in the delivery of his work Freek has a preference to work together with unusual suspects, i.e. the jokers with many tricks up their sleeves. These are gifted fellow craftsmen and women, who can be labeled as engineers, teachers, nurses, horse whisperers and chi gong practitioners. The purpose of the intervention is leading. Now all that is needed is to unleash the creativity to make it stick.
What also helps is his deep understanding of a variety of tools and concepts such as The Natural Step framework, Getting Things Done, Theory U, Systemic Work, Systems Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry, World Cafe etc.
The driving force
Time and time again it is a great honour to be invited to contribute to the development of an organisation, project or team. And in the end what it comes down to is to facilitate groups of people to contribute to meaningful and life-giving work.
”A third mason was hammering at his block fervently, taking time to stand back and admire his work. He chipped off small pieces until he was satisfied that it was the best he could do. When he was questioned about his work he stopped, gazed skyward and proudly proclaimed, “I…am building a cathedral!”
Freek van der Pluijm
BSc Business Administration
MSc Strategic Leadership