Inge Simons is an experienced executive coach and facilitator with a passion for creating innovative interventions to help leaders work through current and future business challenges. She brings together an in-depth understanding of the complex systems leaders and teams live in, with human insight and the capability to engage in intimate and intense conversations.
She draws on a wide variety of fields including adaptive leadership, design thinking, innovation, neuroscience, psychology, polarity management and adult development. Clients describe her as energetic, engaging, creative and challenging. Inge knows when to turn up or turn down the heat of the development experience. She takes a holistic view of the client and the client’s environment to align culture, leadership and strategy. Inge held senior positions with international responsibility in global corporations for close to 20 years and worked as a member of cabinet for a secretary of state, which has exposed her to the inner workings of the political arena.
Her work experience covers complex international projects, the management of culture and change processes and includes intimate knowledge of starting up as well as integrating businesses. Inge has worked across a wide range of industries and geographies.. Originally from Belgium, she works internationally and lives with her husband and two children, Lola (16) and Louis (15) in Switzerland.
Multi-lingual: Working languages are Dutch, English, German and French.
Postgraduate Degrees: Design Thinking and Innovation, Postgraduate in Strategic Marketing, MBA from Cranfield University.
Degree in Clinical Psychology from VUB, Brussels. Diploma in Supervision, Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching, member of Faculty for the Global Team Coaching Institute
Certifications: MCC, Master Certified Coach, BCC, Board Certified Coach, CPPC, Professional Co-Active Coach, Certified in Conversational Intelligence by Judith Glaser, accredited in Physical Intelligence by the PI Institute,
Assessment Accreditations: Accredited in a range of instruments Hogan, LDP, GLP, MBTI, FIRO-B, Insights, ISI, CSI, WPB5, Conflict Dynamics, 360 5
Taking our dogs out in the forest, learning, hanging out with my family and more recently taking trips with my daughter Lola
Anything from Belgium, moules frites, steak tartare, cheese croquettes, chocolate mousse
ABBA and who after splitting up in 1982 just announced they will be back together again
bringing the future into the present, seeing systems and patterns
The Bridge, Detective Saga Noren and Outlander
Smilla’s Sense for Snow
In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity - Albert Einstein. Believe you can and you’re halfway there - Theodore Roosevelt
Is curious and interested in finding out what it is they can uniquely do that the world of tomorrow needs .
The moments where I have been able to create a shift in the individual, the team, the organization or the wider system
Working in partnership with my clients, creating shifts real time and a growth mindset
Believing that where I am today is exactly where I need to be to make a difference for current and future generations
Inspiration to my clients and children, to follow the path of life as it emergence and to be aware there is always more than meets the eye