February 23, 2024

How it started:

Noordwijk 2020

10am in the morning, we are in a hotel room in Noordwijk, our writing base for the day. We are working on our graduation article for a Master in Executive Coaching. The article will be finished today.

10:45 We share about what drives us, what our vision is….

During the conversation we look at each other in surprise again and again – do you have that too? We discover that we were both born in 1976, the year of the dragon and feel an enormous drive to make a difference and drive transitions.

We left our jobs at global companies behind us and took a leap of faith. We immediately set up a BV/ Ltd. to get started with our plans.

We both have two children contributing to our drive for impact. They don’t realize it, but they are our most important advisors. At the end of that day we engage a designer to create a logo. The Board Whisperers was born. And the article?

That was left aside for a whileโ€ฆ

We decide to put our values on paper. Without knowing it from each other, we discover that 5 of the 7 values that we each choose individually from 70 options overlap: freedom, connection, expression, creativity, play and joy! That will be the bedrock of our company. What starts as a wild idea in a hotel room turns serious. We truly believe that we can help management teams, founders and executives to view their world in a different way, allowing them to flourish with their teams, ecosystems and stakeholders.

We start with a blank sheet and work together with our first customers. The red thread? Translating vision and strategy into inspired action, especially by looking under the carpet. We uncover themes, based on curiosity and create space for what wants to arise. We connect ratio- intuition, visible – invisible and above all people.

We discover that making the new possible is what drives us most. We create space for magic to arise. Listening to everyone’s voice โ€“ allowing everyone to take their own action! We meet new people when we are โ€œon tourโ€, from Presidents Summit to Web Summit. Everyone has a different perspective and energy to make an impact together.

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ: How does it come together?

๐Ÿ‰ Expansion of The Board Whisperers with a network of whisperers

๐Ÿ‰ Focus on making the new possible and accelerating transitions

๐Ÿ‰ Online & hybrid learning to re-imagine what good looks like

We will introduce our network next!

The Board Whisperers