ABOUT SANDRA AHLERS CONSULTANCY
The time when organisations focused solely on the ‘hard’ and technical side of development and change is long gone. Both research and practice have shown that when the human side is at the heart of change, organisations have a much greater chance of achieving a strategic advantage. This vision constitutes the basis of my services.
I help senior leaders and management to manage organisational development and change in a people-oriented way, by supporting them in the design and implementation of their development and change plan.
Coaching & Training
I encourage senior leaders and management to develop people-oriented leadership skills by giving them insight into the drivers of human behaviour and coaching and training them in how to respond effectively to this.
The organisational landscape is constantly changing. Contingencies, opportunities and threats present themselves and require adaptation.
A faltering system, lack of capacity, the departure of a manager, changing needs of people. Challenges that call for innovative solutions.
Ambition & opportunity
A new product, a change in the customer’s need or demand, a new trend in the market. Opportunities for the organisation to reinvent itself.
What kind of development does your organisation need? What needs to change?
CONSULTANCY, COACHING & TRAINING
Depending on your organisation’s needs, the focus will be on one or more of the following areas.
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How I work
TO THE POINT
My working style is based on a to-the-point and no-nonsense mentality. After familiarising myself with your organisation thorougly, I will pinpoint the root cause of your issues and show you which roads there are to your desired future.
All issues originate from the organisational system. That ‘s why I will always look at issues systemically. 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 actions step by step and learn what does and does not work. Based on this, we make adjustments and optimise process of the development and change 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.” Charles Darwin
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 am successful in generating solutions and innovations. By combining this with my many years of coaching and training experience, your old way of looking at things will transform into new perspectives. Perspectives that are essential for moving forward.
Content and result are my primary concerns. No empty phrases, but a professional and meaningful development process with room for different perspectives and at the same time enjoying the process.
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.”