Take a deep dive. Find your impact

Gijs de Vries
Non-exec Erasmus MC and others
Former Managing Partner EY Advisory

NGL International
Executive Coaching

My personal belief is “if you listen to your hart, it beats”.  Coaching takes two to tango. With my enterprising and energetic approach, we find out what motivates people. Together we take a deep dive in the impact of true passion and the importance of energizers and vitality. What can you learn from sport to become a corporate athlete. How to overcome hurdles in work but also in personal life for instance in times of instability or sickness. Coaching is a journey to explore the essence of yourself, what’s makes you really tick.  And how to optimize skills, experiences, creativity, innovation, wisdom, calmness, humility and humanity in our continuous changing world and organizations.

Gijs has more than 30 years of experience in the field of strategic planning, policymaking and process improvement for organisations in the healthcare sector and at professional service firms. In addition to consultancy and interim management work, he has gained extensive administrative experience as a member of the Capgemini board of directors and as a member of EY’s management board. His style of working is characterised by a mixture of innovation, creativity and inspiration; always on the lookout for ways of bringing people and organisations together. With storytelling from your heart.

His ultimate achievement within his consultancy life was the development and implementation of a new finance system for the Dutch hospitals for 3.5 years. At that time the most prestigious project in the health care sector (called DBC 2003). Afterwards he was in Capgemini’s board of directors responsible for sales and marketing, the top clients, public relations and setting up the offshore ICT activities for India.  Coming back to EY, where years before he was partner and leader of the healthcare sector group (assurance, tax, transactions and consultancy), he became responsible for consulting services and acted as board member. Gijs was active for the internal fit4thejob program, sponsorship NOC*NSF, realized several mergers amongst others to strengthen the corporate sustainability practice and IT business intelligence. He was also the driver for new spirit and impetus to the partner meetings.

Last 4,5 years of his career he was de managing director of the NRK (het Nederlandse Rode Kruis/the Dutch Red Cross). He realized a turnaround of the Red Cross to a more business-oriented organization, with carve out of several non-core activities, focus on emergency aid and related services, introduced innovation for instance with a complete new group of flex-volunteers and new fundraising concepts. The Red Cross achieved a steady position in the top 5 of most inspirational organizations in the Netherlands. This period implied much enrichment in his live.

In the next phase of working life Gijs focusses on coaching and non-executive roles. He is chairman of several organisations like Erasmus Medical Centre, SASS Achmea (organisation for victim support), national association for cancer and in the occupational health.

Keywords

  • C-level experience
  • Strategy and Organisation development
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Branding
  • Change Mangement
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Innovation
  • Energy management/vitality
  • Corporate sustainability

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The carefully selected team of NGL Executive Coaches are unconventional experts with either personal experience in C-suite roles or with a proven track record as a senior Executive Coach.
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Leo Schoots

Healthcare sector is Leo's main scope. He understands engagement, collaborative working and connectivity. His mission is to help leaders to successfully achieve their individual goals, by helping them to make use of their hidden qualities.
Anja Montijn

Anja Montijn

From strategy to implementation. Anja focusses on effective leadership. Results count.
Harry van Dorenmalen

Harry van Dorenmalen

Increase your impact; in your organization and in the society. Personal branding is a tool to unlock your potential. Harry focusses on the total picture.

Jackie Cuthbert

Top notch HR leader on international level. How do you translate strategy to culture and how do you create culture to book results. Management by example.

Robert Smits

Colleages used to refer to Robert as "He focusses like a laser, not a flash light". Keen on strategy to implementation with an excellent eye and attention on how to accelerate leadership capabilities .

Gijs de Vries

"If you listen to your hart, it beats." Optimize your skills, experiences, creativity, innovation, wisdom, calmness, humility and humanity in our continuous changing world and organizations.

Simone Noordegraaf

Open and honest dialogue about your drivers and blocks to deliver your best work. With Simone, you will travel into your internal world and the world around you to design and deliver radical change.

Hadi Jassim

As a former CIO, Hadi knows how to build bridges. Either between strategy, processes and technique, or between different cultures. He knows how to lead from the middle.

Roeland van Vledder

How do you excel in complex corporate environments, while preserving their authenticity and balancing private and business life? According to Robert success and happiness should go hand in hand.
Theo Rinsema

Theo Rinsema

Disruptive technologies vs disruptive leadership vs disruptive business model innovation. Theo listens, probes and challenges. All for the purpose of increasing your impact.

Reinier Tilanus

Understanding for the ‘why’, and then the ‘how’. That's how Reinier addresses leadership; concrete actions and behaviour changes. He always looks for connection to self, others and your meaning.

Annelies van Zutphen

Strong strategical insights converted to leadership and to implementation. Annelies knows how to help a leader to stay on the path.
Monika Milz

Monika Milz

Complex and political settings, identifying what’s next, finding what really energizes you. With Monika, spirituality meets mental and emotional challenges.

Ron de Mos

"(Digital) change is constant..." Ron's drive to coach others is informed by his belief in ‘lifelong learning’ and his wish to help his clients to maximize their potential and use all their innate talents. 

Marianne van Leeuwen

Contributing to the personal and professional development of leaders is what Marianne almost automatically does when working with them, with focus on innate qualities.
Joep van Thiel

Joep van Thiel

Entrepreneur with broad international experience, supply chain/operations, change manager, sustainability, digital
Marjet van Zuijlen

Marjet van Zuijlen

Marjet's passion in coaching lies with empowering (young) leaders in business and public sector to use all their innate qualities.
Wim Dufourne

Wim Dufourné

From HR strategy to execution. That's the main background of Wim. But he is also passionate about career planning. How do you translate your talent and ambition to the next step?

Bercan Günel

There are so many ‘rustles’ mainly brought by old thinking… I aim to clear the path as I do believe that you the true leader reaches his/her potential in the clarity.

Leo Schoots

Healthcare sector is Leo's main scope. He understands engagement, collaborative working and connectivity. His mission is to help leaders to successfully achieve their individual goals, by helping them to make use of their hidden qualities.
Anja Montijn

Anja Montijn

From strategy to implementation. Anja focusses on effective leadership. Results count.
Harry van Dorenmalen

Harry van Dorenmalen

Increase your impact; in your organization and in the society. Personal branding is a tool to unlock your potential. Harry focusses on the total picture.

Jackie Cuthbert

Top notch HR leader on international level. How do you translate strategy to culture and how do you create culture to book results. Management by example.

Robert Smits

Colleages used to refer to Robert as "He focusses like a laser, not a flash light". Keen on strategy to implementation with an excellent eye and attention on how to accelerate leadership capabilities .

Gijs de Vries

"If you listen to your hart, it beats." Optimize your skills, experiences, creativity, innovation, wisdom, calmness, humility and humanity in our continuous changing world and organizations.

Simone Noordegraaf

Open and honest dialogue about your drivers and blocks to deliver your best work. With Simone, you will travel into your internal world and the world around you to design and deliver radical change.

Hadi Jassim

As a former CIO, Hadi knows how to build bridges. Either between strategy, processes and technique, or between different cultures. He knows how to lead from the middle.

Roeland van Vledder

How do you excel in complex corporate environments, while preserving their authenticity and balancing private and business life? According to Robert success and happiness should go hand in hand.
Theo Rinsema

Theo Rinsema

Disruptive technologies vs disruptive leadership vs disruptive business model innovation. Theo listens, probes and challenges. All for the purpose of increasing your impact.

Reinier Tilanus

Understanding for the ‘why’, and then the ‘how’. That's how Reinier addresses leadership; concrete actions and behaviour changes. He always looks for connection to self, others and your meaning.

Annelies van Zutphen

Strong strategical insights converted to leadership and to implementation. Annelies knows how to help a leader to stay on the path.
Monika Milz

Monika Milz

Complex and political settings, identifying what’s next, finding what really energizes you. With Monika, spirituality meets mental and emotional challenges.

Ron de Mos

"(Digital) change is constant..." Ron's drive to coach others is informed by his belief in ‘lifelong learning’ and his wish to help his clients to maximize their potential and use all their innate talents. 

Marianne van Leeuwen

Contributing to the personal and professional development of leaders is what Marianne almost automatically does when working with them, with focus on innate qualities.
Joep van Thiel

Joep van Thiel

Entrepreneur with broad international experience, supply chain/operations, change manager, sustainability, digital
Marjet van Zuijlen

Marjet van Zuijlen

Marjet's passion in coaching lies with empowering (young) leaders in business and public sector to use all their innate qualities.
Wim Dufourne

Wim Dufourné

From HR strategy to execution. That's the main background of Wim. But he is also passionate about career planning. How do you translate your talent and ambition to the next step?

Bercan Günel

There are so many ‘rustles’ mainly brought by old thinking… I aim to clear the path as I do believe that you the true leader reaches his/her potential in the clarity.