Director of Coaching and On-Call Talent, Center for Creative Leadership
Andre creates meaningful impact for both individuals and organizations, blending strategic thinking and operational excellence with hands-on training and coaching skills. Andre has worked full-time for the Center for Creative Leadership© since 2011. He has worked on projects from a wide range of industries, including FMCG, Pharmaceuticals, Telecommunications, Chemicals, and Financial Services. Andre is an experienced Executive Coach and Facilitator, and has helped design an array of training programs, including Better Conversations Every Day and a certification coaching training program recognized by the International Coach Federation. AtCCL, Andre has held a variety of key positions in Sales and Operations, as well as in leadership development coaching and training.
As Director of Coaching and Talent, Andre is responsible for about 400 US-based coaches who do 1-1 executive coaching and coaching skills training. In addition to supporting coaches, Andre does class-room training, program design, research and publishing. He works closely with various coaches, trainers, and content experts, as well as with global clients to coaching skills development and coaching culture in organizations.
Previous to his current experience in Training and Development, Andre spent over ten years helping build successful technology-based start-ups in California and in Europe, where his professional experience included leadership roles in Product Management, Sales and Marketing, and Operations. He is familiar with “communicating through the supply chain,” having partnered with vendors in China, India, and Mexico.
Andre completed his undergraduate work at the University of California, Los Angeles and has a Master’s degree in Organizational Behavior from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant University (Los Angeles, 2007). Andre completed the co-active coaching program at the Coaches’ Training Institute in the UK, and is certified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator personality assessment test, the FIRO-B, CCL’s suite of 360 assessments, the Workplace Big Five, Hogan and certified in 4MAT learning design. Andre is a ICF credentialed coach (International Coach Federation).
Andre is a dual-citizen from the Netherlands and the United States, having lived most of his life near the sand and surf of Southern California’s coastline until he moved to the medieval city of Ghent, Belgium with his wife and two children, where he lived for 9 years. He now resides in Greensboro, North Carolina, enjoying the many hiking trails. Andre is a member of the ICF Board of Directors for Coach Training.