Focus like a laser, not a flashlight.

Robert Smits
Non-exec TPV Technology and others
Former CEO Philips Television

NGL International
Executive Coaching

My drive in coaching is helping others by sharing my knowledge, experiences and lessons learnt from my own corporate career. With these enablers, I enjoy to empower (young) leaders to become more effective and to accelerate their professional careers.

With his thoughtful presence, and sharp analytical and communication skills, Robert Smits is capable of guiding and mentoring new generation leaders when dealing with major turnarounds, defining winning (marketing) strategies, translating those into execution and helping them navigate their career paths.

Robert is an experienced executive and member of supervisory boards. He started his career with Royal Philips Electronics and held various roles in Global Sales and Business Management in the Netherlands, Brasil and Singapore. Having lived abroad and having worked in an international environment, Robert has learned to deal with many different cultures.

His last three assignments in a period of more than 30 years with Philips were consecutively CEO Business Group Domestic Appliances, CEO Business Group Personal Care and CEO Philips Television. Next to and after his Philips career he served in various supervisory boards: non-executive Board Director with TPV Technology Ltd in Hong Kong, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Kawasaki Motors Europe NV and non-executive Director with Trymax Semiconductors.

During his career, Robert has worked and lived with his family in Europe, Asia and South America. He has been able to successfully combine the demands of highly responsible roles, requiring a lot of travelling, with family life.

Keywords

  • Global and business leadership
  • Consumer durable products
  • Major turnarounds
  • New business creation

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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.
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Walter van Kuijen

I believe in our ability to accomplish anything we are passionate about. Explore ways how to turn these into effective approaches to inspire, transform and deliver impact for your business, your organization, teams and people; to go the extra mile!

Annelies van Zutphen

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

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.

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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.

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. 

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.
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?
Theo Rinsema

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

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

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 .

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.
Monika Milz

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

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.

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.
Joep van Thiel

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