Klazien van Vliet

Driven by a strong fascination with drivers of human behaviour I focus on helping leaders to continuously maximize their potential. To make a true impact both in their personal and their professional lives. I apply my ‘natural curiosity’ through a sincere interest in understanding people and listening to their stories.

I have an MA in Social and Organizational Psychology and developed a corporate career in HR in Consumer Goods and Financial Services in major corporations. I held positions in learning & development, leadership development, team effectiveness and talent development.

My professional focus on coaching is closely related with my personal background. As a child our family moved on average every three years to a new environment, living in the Netherlands and abroad. As an adult I subsequently lived and worked in the Netherlands, UK and US. This experience with change from a young age, combined with a keen interest in what drives people’s behaviours, shaped me into who I am today. Building on this theme of change in my personal and professional life, I apply my experience into my approach to coaching. As a coach I use my strong interpersonal skills and empathy to really make a difference. My coaching style is characterised by analytical thinking with a practical twist. Focusing on results throughout the engagement ensures clients make progress.

Education and Professional Certifications

Graduate Certificate Organizational & Executive Coaching, New York University, NY
MA Social & Organizational Psychology, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
OPP – Combined Psychometrics (MBTI, Thomas-Kilmann, Firo-B), certified
Management Drives – Management Drives
Member of International Coach Federation (ICF)