Challenge, Improve, Question, Discuss, Change


Professional Development for Individuals and Teams 

  • Team workshops and retreats
  • Seminars and webinars
  • Change consultation
  • Executive coaching
  • Keynote speaking


Leadership Effectiveness, Strategic Thinking Power, Change Agility, Emotional Intelligence, and Team Effectiveness

Organizations, leaders, and teams cannot afford to be complacent and go through the motions. Celebrating progress and success needs to go hand in hand with continuous improvement and with productively challenging ‘present ways of thinking and performing.’ Whether you wish to strengthen certain aspects of your leadership influence, restore trust on a team, fine-tune communication and influencing skills, or create buy-inn for small or large scale changes, HardTalk Biz Coaching will be your knowledgeable and committed partner. My views and interventions are based on scientific research in psychology, learning, collaborating, system thinking, leadership, and cognitive and behavioral therapy. One of the many things we’ll focus on is translating critical thinking, candor, and curiosity into mindfully and strategically leading yourself, your teams, and your projects. Among other benefits, we will strengthen your awareness, agility, and accountability to benefit how you lead yourself, your teams, and your projects in times of constant transition and change. Better business outcomes are created through robust, respectful, and straightforward discussions in which multiple ideas are vetted, opposing views welcomed, and meaningful improvements are implemented. That is what you can expect when you partner with HardTalk Biz Coaching.

Executive Coaching to Improve Clarity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Resilience, Accountability, and Humble Confidence

Executives are typically highly dedicated, competent people who give of themselves to their teams, clients, and organizations. You are likely one of these executives and you seek a coach who is equally capable and committed, someone who can function as a shrewd thinking partner, coaching you towards increased executive influence. As I work with you, specific coaching goals will be identified, but HardTalk Biz Coaching usually focuses on leading yourself, leading others, and leading change, with the ultimate goal of creating relevant cognitive, emotional, and behavioral change that facilitates performance enhancement. To each conversation I bring 28 years of experience in Europe and the U.S. in a wide variety of industries and I provide you with business savvy, a deep understanding of human behavior, critical thinking, new perspectives, provocative questions, and candid feedback. Throughout the coaching experience you will receive relentless astuteness, curiosity, and creativity that challenge and enable you to achieve greater levels of success while you take responsibility for the changes you want to make. 

Pricing for Our Services

Pricing is tailored to your specific needs and objectives. Executive coaching fees are generally between $300-$375 per hour. Pricing for workshops and team retreats depend on the complexity of the objectives, the number of different services required, the size of your team, and other variables. Share with us your Learning & Organizational Development concerns and deliverables and you will receive a transparent, specified proposal.


Below you find examples of the many clients I have been privileged to partner with in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and the U.S. during the past 28 years.

Border Foods, Inc.

NMDP – Be the Match

Philip Morris Holland B.V.

Uponor North America Inc.

Van den Broek and Partners

Thomson Reuters, Minnesota

McGough Construction Co., Inc.

The Center for Victims of Torture

The University of Minnesota – CCAPS

The Project Management Institute – NEW

The Minnesota Project Management Institute

MCB Group (Metal Company, the Netherlands)

MN State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education

Grandorado Park Vacation Homes Germany and Holland

The Risk Management Association – Women’s Forum

Rochester Community and Technical College

Syndus Group (formerly Eyke Hogendoorn)

Department of Natural Resources – EWR

Young Presidents’ Organization – MN

Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota

Hennepin County Technical College

LORAM Maintenance of Way, Inc.

The Twin Cities Closet Company

Secure Digital Solutions, LLC


The YMCA of Minneapolis

Caribou Coffee Company

APICS – Southern MN

The French Académie

Bruynzeel Holland

SoftServe, Inc.

Land O’ Lakes