The way we work is ultra focused, razor sharp and powerfully executed.
This is how we make a deep impact and help the client change the game and exceed expectations.
We don’t believe in egos – to make an impact we look for people who truly contribute as part of the team.
At Bolster you get the opportunity, responsibility and space to create results, right from the start.
We share regular feedback and support each other to keep fresh and stay fit.
Rogier works with leaders, directors and managers, supporting them to achieve extraordinary and outstanding results.
Rogier studied Business Administration at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. During his studies, he developed a unique training program for academics, which led to the renewal of one of the university’s programs. Rogier has developed leaders since 1999, and is co-founder of Bolster.
In his daily work, Rogier helps companies with exceptional challenges to achieve outstanding results. He is able to bring sharp focus in complex situations, and he creates strong connections within a company.
Rogier works with small and large groups, inspiring audiences of 7 to 700 people.
Thomas (1972) is founder of the Seeing® approach that helps companies transform. He has many years of experience in supporting (international) organizations and has been praised highly by customers for the exceptional results he helped them achieve.
He is at his best with brave ambitious leaders and companies. Thomas is an economist (Erasmus University) and developed a leadership model together with Harvard Business School in 2001.
Annelouc supports transformation in teams and companies, by delivering concrete results. With her enthusiasm and creative mindset, she brings a spark – fun, fresh approaches that work. She easily connects with people from different layers of an organization.
Annelouc completed an MSc in Organizational Change and Consulting at Erasmus University Rotterdam (RSM) and was part of the MBA program at McGill University in Montréal, Canada. She lived and worked in multiple countries (i.e. Thailand, Vietnam and Canada).
She loves to travel and to explore new cultures. Her dream is to drive from Amsterdam to Ho Chi Minh City by car (Toyota Land Cruiser HJ60). Annelouc loves to be outdoors, is mad about CrossFit and she’s always up for a good coffee.
Jaap is a relationship-oriented change manager with a results-driven and collaborative approach.
After completing his studies in human movement sciences, Jaap was attracted to the dynamics of project and business environments and therefore began his career in consultancy. Jaap then gained a management consulting degree from the Rotterdam School of Management. Working for different consultancy firms, he now has 18 years’ experience in the industry, 13 of which working for a big 4 consulting firm carrying out change and transformation projects for real estate companies. Most recently, Jaap has led the real estate consulting team.
Jaap is a genuine connection builder, brings energy and thrives on seeing projects through to completion. He is respected for his openness and perseverance in complex situations.
Jaap likes to practice several sports especially outdoor activities such as mountain biking, skiing, road cycling and running. Jaap lives with wife, daughter and son in Amsterdam.
Former CEO with over 20 years experience in business model innovation and implementation, Frans is the driving force behind successfully repositioning various industries.
As an entrepreneur, Frans has three vocational experiences in partnership with Private Equity.
Frans supports organizations looking to sharpen their focus and optimize utilization of capacity.
Fleur is a flexible team player with organizational experience in event management. She moves easily at different levels in the organization, has a feeling for mutual relationships and an eye for quality.
After finishing the Hotelschool of Management in Maastricht and a master Culture, Organization and Management in Amsterdam, she continued her journey in the learning & development departments of different small and large companies. In 2014 she started her own company in order to follow her dream and work for one of the sailing teams in the Volvo Ocean Race. She continued working for small and large sailing teams, before setting foot at the Bolster office in 2016. Her ambition is to combine her experience and feeling for mutual relationships by guiding teams in their transformation.
Fleur lives in Amsterdam, still loves to sail and is currently training to participate in triathlons.
Katharina is a highly experienced Human Resources Professional with a major in Business Psychology. Over the last 15 years, six of those in Australia, the Netherlands and Norway, she worked as HR Manager, Cross Cultural Trainer, Business Coach and University Lecturer. Employed by three global corporations within the paper & packaging, hospitality and FMCG industry she gained strong expertise in leadership & talent development, change, restructuring and performance management.
A high degree of motivation, enthusiasm and drive strengthen her ability to take initiative, quickly connect to people and to focus on both organisational and the individual effectiveness. Her aspiration is to inspire leaders on all levels by supporting them to become the best version of themselves.
She lives with her family near Vienna, Austria.
Thomas is a experienced and pragmatic strategy consultant and coach, who is specialised in realising transformations in organisations and teams.
He holds a master degree in Strategy and Business from the University of Amsterdam and has over 7 years of experience in strategy consulting for a tier one consultancy firm. Thomas gets his energy from facilitating teams to solve complex business challenges, and has done so in various industries. His open and optimistic view is something especially valued by clients.
Thomas lives in Amsterdam and is crazy about sports.
Gemma brings together analytical thinking with an open and explorative mindset. She likes to ask insightful questions which prompts individuals to look at their challenges in a different light.
Gemma was born in the Netherlands, but grew up in England. After graduating from the University of Oxford with a degree in History, she moved back to Amsterdam to start her career in Executive Education. Gemma was eager to step into consultancy to have a more direct impact. She is passionate about the global challenges that humanity is facing, and gets her energy from driving breakthrough change and creating a long-lasting impact.
Gemma loves to play lacrosse and is proud to represent the Netherlands on the international stage. She is currently working towards the European Championships in the summer of 2019.
Lucas is characterized by analytical thinking, a positive attitude and an interest in change and strategy. He is always open for a challenge and strives for perfection in a well organised process.
Currently Lucas is following a MSc study in Organizational Change and Consulting at Erasmus University Rotterdam (RSM). He likes to work in an international context which is why he lived in Sweden for a couple of months.
He enjoys networking and socialising with people from different countries and cultures. His dream is to learn Spanish and to travel through all countries of South America till the Cape Horn.
Barbara excels in maximizing the human potential in corporate settings.
Working with her is quick, to the point and down to earth. With humour she addresses topics that normally remain unmentioned.
From her broad professional working experience as a manager, coach, actress and personal shopper, Barbara has become a master in working with team dynamics, personal leadership, profiling and communication.
She easily uncovers blind spots and creates flow where things are stuck. She converts complex human interaction, problems and needs into clear understanding and openness, which lead to concrete actions and tangible results.
She does this in a way that combines feminine intuition with a sharp agile mind.
With the help of Barbara individuals take authentic authority which results in sustainable change for teams.
Hans is Bolster’s local Guide for our personal leadership and team experience programs in Austria.
Hans (1974) is an entrepreneur, mountaineer and experienced IT-Executive. Hans is passionate about inspiring people whilst being in nature. He dedicates his time and energy to develop people in their entrepreneurship and leadership using the elements of his homebase: the Austrian mountains.
Hans built the first 10 years of his career as an IT-Executive in an international Telco, leading big programs and large teams within a highly volatile organization.
At the age of 33, Hans and his wife, Nel, decided to pursue their lifelong dream and built their hospitality concept ‘De Berghut’. In 8 years’ time Hans built a well-known and rewarded hospitality brand. Hans also became a licensed mountaineering guide and developed his skills in coaching people with various backgrounds and ambitions, such as writers, teams and entrepreneurs.
In 2015, Hans switched his business model from running his own hospitality business to guiding emigrating entrepreneurs in establishing their dream in creating a commercial viable hospitality concept.
Hans still owns De Berghut and extended his facilities with a small authentic wooden Alpine hut from where programs for executives and teams to experience challenges within nature and themselves are hosted.
Iris has more than 15 years of experience working as a trainer and coach.
Following a career as a stage actress, she now supports companies as a trainer, mediator and coach.
In her work, Iris has the ability to really get in touch with the people she supports. She is strong to connect people and help them learn quickly. Through her years of experience, Iris often sees quickly and sharply what is really going on and than works to an elegant solution.
Iris lives with her family in the beautiful countryside in the east of the Netherlands.