Leadership development

How do you develop the right leadership for yourself or as an organization? Good advancement and development opportunities are a "must" to attract and retain talent. Good leadership ensures the right behavior when forming a team and in all levels of the organization. It is the only way to balance a rapidly growing system. But which course or training best fits your needs?


The Trailblazers program differs from regular leadership courses in its methodology, practical approach and integral commitment to sustainability and innovation. During the program, teams work at breakneck speed on challenging problems. The trick is to optimize the teams, find the right dynamics and put everyone in his/her power. At the end of the program there is not only a good reflection on one's own functioning but also a prototype product, service or process that can be integrated, rolled out or commercialized.


A Trailblazer explores unexplored paths. This requires courage, responsibility and a drive not to settle for the status quo. Therefore, during Trailblazers you also work on "impact leadership skills" and a corresponding mindset. Impact leadership is an extension of personal leadership but goes a step further*. 

In personal leadership, the focus is on being able to lead yourself and grow from dependence (it happens to me) to independence (I choose, I take responsibility). Impact leadership is at the next level: the level of interdependence. This starts from the realization that we are all connected and if you lose, we all end up losing. Therefore, an impact leader always chooses mutual dependence on the way to sustainable, widely supported solutions for a just and healthy world.

An impact leader:

  • Is able to lead oneself. This means being able to choose your own behavior regardless of the situation. In short, an impact leader knows that you must first be able to lead yourself before you can lead others.
  • Understands that we see the world not as it is but as we are conditioned. Thereby he understands the importance of knowing his own conditioning.
  • Does not regard his worldview as the truth or as "right" and does not claim to have all the answers. He is curious and interested in the worldview of others and gives place to the not-knowing in his leadership. 
  • 'Walks the talk'. He is a man of his word and thus is able to tolerate discomfort or uncomfortable-ness and even recognizes it as a sign of personal growth. 

Impact leadership during Trailblazers

In addition to the joint training days, Trailblazers also consists of a personal coaching program of three individual coaching sessions. Prior to the first training day, together with your coach you set personal goals. Together you will explore moments and opportunities within and outside the program to work on these goals and grow in your impact leadership. Throughout the program you will be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and explore new routes.

At the end of the program:

You have sharpened what your talents are as an impact leader and in which skills you want to develop further. You have achieved your personal development goals and have set a new dot on the horizon to work on after the Trailblazers adventure. You recognize impact leadership in your own behavior and know how to tap into it when the situation calls for it. You are an inspiration to those around you and a driving force for positive change. 


* We borrow the growth continuum of (inter-)personal effectiveness developed by Stephen Covey for this purpose. The continuum runs:

- from dependence (you take care of me, you make me succeed, it's your fault if I fail)

- through independence (I do it, I am responsible, I can choose)

- to interdependence (we work together, if we join forces we will get further).