Vincent Pieterse - Master Coach/Licensee

Dr. Vincent Pieterse is an internationally recognized coach, leadership development expert and author.

With over 25 years of global coaching experience studying and working in Europe and the US, Vincent has partnered with executives, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and young talents, to develop their personal leadership potential to become more effective.

The leitmotiv in his work as a coach is his interest in what ‘moves’ individuals. His learning philosophy is based on the sociology of everyday life. This approach within social constructivism assumes that thoughts, language meaning, attitude and behavior – as well as personal identity and group culture – stem from the social interaction among and between (groups of) people.

The concept of the ‘magic circle’ inspires him for many years. The magic circle is about a place where stories and rituals are shared and these experiences tends to have an effect on the world outside and therefore become permanent as a culture. It gives him insights into how leadership aligns and transform their organizational culture in support of their operating goals. The Dutch historian Johan Huizinga, one of the founders of the modern interpretation of culture, explained the magic circle as a playful activity through which we discover our values and thinking patterns – our inner core – and manifests itself in the behaviors of our ‘professional activities’ – the outer core. For Huizinga, this playful activity is serious business and is a necessary condition for the generation of culture and manifests itself in all spheres such as the arts, leadership, politics and even warfare.

Vincent holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Leadership and Organizational Behavior. He is currently a member of the International Coaching Federation, an Honorary Fellow at the Business School of the University of Leicester (UK), a Senior Executive Coach at IMD Business School (CH), an Associate with de Baak Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (NL), and a Lecturer at the School of Business and Economics of VU University Amsterdam (NL).

Vincent is a certified John Mattone IL Master Executive Coach, a certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach, a certified partner of the Management Research Group, a certified Hogan Assessments assessor, and a certified NEO Personality assessor.

Vincent has published and co-edited several books and articles on leadership. He has presented at conferences in Europe and the US.

Growing Leaders.

Building Cultures.

Driving ResultsTM.