SANDRA AHLERS CONSULTANCY
ORGANISATION AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
ABOUT SANDRA AHLERS CONSULTANCY
The time when organisations focused exclusively on the ‘hard’ and technical side of development and change is behind us. The insight that long-term success depends on strong leadership and team work is sinking in more and more.
From this vision, I advise and coach leaders in shaping and preparing development and change processes. In doing so, I challenge the leadership to develop an irresistible and consistent leadership style. This significantly increases the organisational capacity and the willingness to realise the envisaged future together.
The organisational landscape is constantly changing. Contingencies, opportunities and threats present themselves and ask for adaptation. Time for a new phase.
A faltering system, lack of capacity, the departure of a manager, the development needs of your people. Challenges that call for innovative solutions. Time for a new phase.
Ambition & opportunity
A new product or customer demand, a new trend in the market. Opportunities for the organisation to reinvent itself. Time for a new phase.
THE WORKING FIELD
How I work
TO THE POINT
My working style is based on a to-the-point and no-nonsense mentality. After a thorough exploration, I will bring your situation back to the essence and show you which roads there are to your desired future.
I will assess your issue by placing it in the context of the organisational system. This brings all aspects that play an essential role to the surface. This way, we know that we are putting our time into the right things.
My activities are aimed at bringing about a sustainable outcome. Through my development-focused approach, we implement step by step and learn what does and does not work. Based on this, we make adjustments and optimise the development and change process towards the end result.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives,
not the most intelligent that survives.
It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
More about me
For over 20 years, I have been working in the field of people and organisational development. Although I have also explored other fields of work, which has certainly broadened my horizons, my focus has always been on the development of leadership in relation to organisational development and change. That is why I became an expert in this field.
Entrepreneurship is in my blood. I get energy from creating solutions and innovation. For me, a smooth collaboration with my clients is essential. No hollow phrases, but a professional and meaningful development process with room for different perspectives and a sense of humour!
Background. I have a master’s degree in Leading Innovation & Change from York St. John’s University (UK) and a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. I also completed the Post Bachelor Developmental Coaching (Vandamme Institute), System Dynamics in Organisations (Bert Hellinger), TA and NLP. Furthermore, I am a certified MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) and Belbin trainer, and Baarda consultant. For more details, check my LinkedIn profile.
FROM MY CLIENTS
“Without Sandra it wouldn’t have been possible to be where we are in terms of people, culture and organization development. Sandra has strong experience at the crossroads of people and organization development in the context of strategic change. Her capabilities to address leadership issues are fact based, build on solid theory and pragmatic. We loved working with her.”
“Sandra has a great personality and is a valuable sparring partner for me. She brings humour, enthusiasm and good vibes to the table and gives honest and direct feedback. She is involved and has a great sensor for what is going on in a group and does not shun the elephant in the room.”
“Sandra has guided our management in improving their effectiveness and has proven to excellently anticipate the issues involved, both as a person and professional. She has been of great value to our organisation and our people.”
“It is very pleasant to work with Sandra; she has a quick understanding of the organization and finds the right balance between being part of the team and professional distance. Well done!”
“Sandra has a clear vision on organizational development. She is a very sharp observer and able to share her observations in a constructive way, even in the midst of a meeting. Sandra does not waste an opportunity to improve the organization for the benefit of the overall organization. Where people are struggling, Sandra switches ‘on’. In a short period of time she finds the root cause and involves the right people to come to a solution. She is as comfortable at the board table as she is in a difficult conversation on the work floor. ”
“As an Interim HRM manager, Sandra has achieved more than excellent results during and after the necessary reorganisation. Expert, professional and pleasant are the key words.”