As a seasoned executive coach, trainer and facilitator Frans has extensive knowledge of global markets, business practices and protocols. He has worked with CEOs, managing directors, senior executives, leaders and partners in national, international and global organisations, in both the public and private sector.
Frans’s client list includes major corporate organisations such as Anglo American, Atkins, Billiton, BP, Citibank, Cabinet Office, Deloitte, Dell, Del Monte, DFID, Ford Europe, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, GlaxoSmithKline, Greene King, ICON, Johnson & Johnson, Royal Bank of Scotland, Sasol, Sappi, Shire Pharmaceuticals, SwissRe, and Wates.
The real benefit of the work Frans does is supporting his clients to become aware of their unique strengths, developing the capability to become self-correcting and, in the long term, self-generating. In his experience, high achievers and their teams need to step back from time to time in order to review what they have achieved so far and then re-focus on what’s next. He links his clients’ raised awareness to their own definition of success, championing them to engage with all of their talents, earning their respect by heading straight to the heart of issues.
Through his work, Frans brings accessible tools and processes to complex and challenging scenarios. Typically, the results for his clients and their teams are three-fold: clarity about what success is and means to them; a greater sense of themselves as leaders; and the ability to achieve even better results through others.
For the organisation, the impact is magnified in various ways: a re-focus on business priorities; growth and retention of key talent; cohesive, motivated and high-performing teams; strengthened relationships with business partners; and above all, measurable, significant improvements in trading results.
As a principal facilitator and co-developer of a coaching master class program for Senior Leaders, Frans has delivered the program to over 2,000 program participants.
Frans came to the leadership development and coaching sector over a decade ago from a successful high-profilecareer in international insurance and risk management. He brings knowledge of international markets and perspective as an ex-CEO of a European company, Non-Exec Chairman of a financial services organisation in London, and until recently, UK Director and US President of a coaching organisation which he founded, where he played a critical role in the establishment, growth and successful sale of the business.
Frans is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC – ICF Accreditation), a Certified Integral Coach® and a Certified Tilt Coach. He lives in greater London with his wife Debbie.