Cintha worked for seventeen years for international organizations in the Netherlands, Belgium and England in the field of client relations, marketing strategy and new business development. During that period she saw a growing need for intercultural communication training and consultancy.
Together with Harald Kruithof, she established Akteos Netherlands in 2013 to meet that need. Her goal is to create more awareness among colleagues and business relations with a different cultural background, so that companies can operate more successfully in international environments. At Akteos she focuses on corporate strategy, client relations and new business.
Harald worked for fifteen years as a consultant for clients in Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris. From this background, he saw an increasing need for intercultural communication and management training. That is why, together with his colleague Cintha Roersma, he established Akteos Netherlands in 2013 as part of the international Akteos group. Within Akteos Netherlands he is involved in Corporate Strategy and innovation policy.
Talina’s base as an (economic) behavioural psychologist, is the start in a perfect understanding of what people drive and which choices they make. She has a background in cross-cultural psychology, international entrepreneurship and years of experience in the business and cultural sector.
At Akteos she is therefore completely in the right place to be responsible for our marketing and communication. Talina is engaged in the development of important strategic issues and the development and implementation of (online) marketing campaigns. The result: the right message at the right time to the right person.
At the front & Constantly developing
Our company has a flat organisational structure. These short lines ensure that we can offer our services quickly and flexibly. We realise that the challenges our customers face can be sensitive. That is why we present you with a regular contact person. With knowledge about your organisation.
We are convinced that sensing cultural differences is something you can train and measure. This is where our people at Learning & Development focus on. We continuously work on the development of innovative teaching materials that contribute to ensuring that not only the student, but the entire organisation benefits from more diversity and inclusion.
Cultural awareness fromthevery start. Through personal consultancy, Akteosprovides direct support in thetask of mapping out culturalchallenges. These are oftenless on thesurfacethanexpected. And here Lars digs in!
Lars has a passionto help boththe student astheorganisationbecome more culturallyaware. With his enthusiasm, he offers 100% customisation. Lars willshow how companies canusediversityandinclusioneffectivelyto support growthandvalue-creation goals.
Feykje haar innovatieve kijk op leren past perfect bij de visie Akteos. Feykjeheeft haar master behaald in Nederlands als tweede taal en is een expert op het gebied van meertaligheid. Zij is als NT2-trainer werkzaam, en ziet dagelijks dat de uitdagingen waarmee haar studenten te maken hebben, niet altijd op te lossen zijn met verbetering van de taalvaardigheden. Deze ervaringen neemt zij mee in de kwaliteitsbewaking van onze cultuurtrainingen en de (door)ontwikkeling van innovatieve leermiddelen.
Maike grew up in Germany for most of her life, just across the border. She could see our windmills turning from her room – so to speak. Maike knows better than anyone that an intercultural person looks further than just language. She is fluent in Dutch. To this day, the fact that she is allowed to walk into the boardroom at Akteos feels somewhat unnatural. After all, the German workplace often has a different (more hierarchical) organisational culture. But with knowledge, behaviour follows!
Maike is engaged in quality assurance of our training courses. Also, as a program advisor, she is a star in early identification and answering of the question behind customer demand. She has a background in corporate communication and previously worked for Radboud University Nijmegen and as an account manager for SUSA in the Netherlands and Germany. Feel free to ask her about her experiences!
You can follow our training and coaching programs worldwide thanks to the extensive network of the Akteos Group. We only work with experienced consultants. All our trainers have country-specific knowledge and years of practical experience at the highest level. Meet a few of our consultants:
Marjoleine has lived and worked around the world. She enjoys combining these practical experiences with her theoretical intercultural knowledge in our trainings and workshops. After her Masters in Psychology and years in the HRM field, Marjoleine became a lecturer at an International Business School to later fully commit herself to Training and Consultancy. Besides leading high-valued workshops at Akteos, Marjoleine is also connected to the ICLL (InterCultural Learning Lab) at the Rijksuniversiteit of Groningen.
Lisa has both American and Dutch nationality and has lived in Paris, Moscow and Basel. After a successful career in dance and theatre, she shifted direction to the corporate world, leading and co-leading communication training programs for international business executives in The Netherlands, USA, Russia and Thailand. She is also an executive coach and trainings actor. Her areas of expertise are Cross-Cultural Communication and Leadership and American culture.
Hugo holds a Master’s Degree in Organisational Psychology and in Leadership and Organisational Coaching. In the capacity of Organisational Psychologist and senior HR-professional, he has worked and lived in various countries over the last 20 years, such as Australia and Spain, where he is currently based. He teaches Leadership modules of the MBA programmes for a Business School in Barcelona, is mentor for various start-ups and is organisational and innovation coach for companies. His specialties are leadership, impact communication, social innovation and creating high-performance teams in multinational environments.
Fanny is our Belgian trainer. She lives in Amsterdam and has a long China work experience. Fanny holds an MA in Sinology, a Post-Master degree in Far Eastern Business Trades Studies and is a certified Coach. Fanny has a rich work experience as a project manager, headhunter, consultant and is an experienced intercultural trainer and coach. As an intercultural trainer she is specialized in intercultural awareness, intercultural communication, intercultural leadership, dealing with the Belgian and Chinese culture, intercultural teambuilding, pre-departure and post-arrival programs for expats. Fanny is fluent in Dutch, French, English and Mandarin Chinese.
Azumi is a Japanese national, having spent half of her life in Europe; lived and worked in UK, Ireland, France, Netherlands.
She has over 20 years of experience in business development and management of multinational project teams in global finance and IT companies. Over the last 10 years, she has been giving seminars, coaching sessions, team building program productions and helping executives to deal with the cultural differences and make a progress in business and personal development. She is a leading Japanese trainer with the valuable cross border business development experience understanding the needs of European management teams to deal with the Japanese companies.
She is also known as an inspirational speaker and has spoken several times at TEDx in the Netherlands, helping people to use the essence of Japanese tradition in European everyday life.
Would you like more information, a personal consultation or would you like to discuss a conversation or situation with foreign employees or colleagues? We like to think along with you.
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