Inge Simons, MBA, MCC

Senior Consultant

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.

Career Highlights

  • For an aviation company: Helped Executive Board to set the strategic direction for 2035 and help the team take the organization through a significant organizational transformation
  • For a landmark industrial company: Assisted Executive Committee on becoming a high performing team during a reorganization whilst on- and off-boarding ExCo members.
  • For a transportation company: Consulted with CEO on his transition from COO to CEO, resulting in successful off-boarding and hand-over to his successor as well as the completing the successful transition to his new role as CEO.
  • For consumer goods company: Worked with CFO on her footprint in the organization, increasing awareness around the impact of her behavior on direct reports and teams whilst building strong stakeholder relationships and expanding her range as a leader.
  • For a global life sciences company: Worked with a senior leader reporting directly to the president  on creating his leadership signature as well as increasing impact through developing stronger relationships with stakeholders across the organization. The work they did completely changed the role model he chose to be for the next generation of leaders.


Areas of Specialization

  • Executive Coaching
  • Senior Leadership Team Coaching
  • Design and Delivery of Leadership Development Interventions
  • Working with Bias
  • Female Leadership
  • Organizational Change and Change Leadership
  • Polarity Management (Successfully Navigating Polarities)
  • Seeing Systems (work of Barry Oshry)
  • Vertical Development (Keegan, Torbert, Rooke)
  • Physical Intelligence, bringing together embodiment and neuroscience
  • Trust and Psychological Safety
  • Design Thinking and Innovation
  • Individual and Group Supervision

Unique Attributes

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

  • Hobbies

    Taking our dogs out in the forest, learning, hanging out with my family and more recently taking trips with my daughter Lola

  • Favorite Food

    Anything from Belgium, moules frites, steak tartare, cheese croquettes, chocolate mousse

  • Band

    ABBA and who after splitting up in 1982 just announced they will be back together again

  • Movie


  • Super Power:

    bringing the future into the present, seeing systems and patterns

  • TV Show

    The Bridge, Detective Saga Noren and Outlander

  • Book

    Smilla’s Sense for Snow

  • Quote

    In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity - Albert Einstein. Believe you can and you’re halfway there - Theodore Roosevelt

Consultant Insights

  • My ideal client is someone [an organization] that:

    Is curious and interested in finding out what it is they can uniquely do that the world of tomorrow needs .

  • The highlight of my career so far has been:

    The moments where I have been able to create a shift in the individual, the team, the organization or the wider system

  • My superpower as a coach is:

    Working in partnership with my clients, creating shifts real time and a growth mindset

  • My philosophy on life is:

    Believing that where I am today is exactly where I need to be to make a difference for current and future generations

  • I hope my legacy is one of:

    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