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Thomas Vaassen

Thomas was born in 1982 in Sint Anthonis, The Netherlands and currently lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied International Business at the University of Maastricht, spent a semester in Indonesia, majored in organization & strategy, and wrote a thesis on self-determination in coaching relationships. After finishing his studies, he co-founded three ventures and is still active in all of them. - Co-founding his first venture Realize! in 2006, Thomas started his work and training as an OD consultant specialized in designing and facilitating collaborative change projects as well as leadership development programs for young professionals. His approach is to equip professionals within the organization with the necessary skills and experience to foster both inspiring and effective ways of working, managing, leading and servicing clients. Thomas has experience in working with SMEs as well as corporates, in various sectors and trades. - Thomas is at his best as a freethinking sparring partner and advisor for managers and directors, as a reflective coach/facilitator in talent development and leadership courses for young professionals and as a passionate 'serial entrepreneur' in several innovative ventures. [+]