Karel Bakkes - President of ILCI Asia Pacific

Karel Bakkes has a proven track record of using his business development and consulting skills to deliver results. He has worked with clients and partners in more than 50 countries. His clients have included C-suite and senior executives transitioning into new roles, managers stuck in their jobs, and people generally stuck in their lives. He helped them create meaningful breakthroughs.

After a short music career, Karel moved into the corporate world and studied Economics and Auditing. He was a partner in a Big 4 firm for many years. He held various executive leadership positions in multiple countries during his consulting career, including the Netherlands, the United States, Belgium, China, New Zealand, and most recently in Thailand. In the latter part of his consulting career, Karel was leading relationships with several global clients.

His passion for coaching was always the building block of his success. Whether he was applying his coaching skills to lead a non-performing office through a transformation, building up a relationship with a large client, starting new teams, helping client executives transition into new roles or challenges.

Karel is the founder and CEO of his company Authentes, dedicated to his life purpose of inspiring & connecting leaders for meaningful breakthroughs. Working as a Master Certified Intelligent Leadership Executive Coach and in partnership with Intelligent Leadership Coaching International (“ILCI”), Karel is now supporting many executives and their teams in realizing their visions.

  • Author of Finding Your Rhythm
  • Certified Hogan, EDisc, and Business Chemistry coach (if this makes sense to include)
  • Intelligent Leadership Master Executive Coach and Trainer
  • Various coaching certifications (MMS Institute, ITD World and Mindspan)
  • Former Deloitte Consulting partner
  • Mentor for various food start-ups
  • Areas of expertise:
  • Executive Coaching
  • Team coaching
  • Transition coaching
  • General Management
  • Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Finance
  • Team Building
  • Innovation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

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