My company – Gaviota – exists since 2001. Starting then in the human resources field after a consulting career in IT/business analysis. HR seemed more pragmatic to me and also deals with processes – and so it was.

My goal is to enable the business to achieve their goals within the context of the business strategy, by offering in-depth HR expertise at a local and a global level.
Working together with a close network of other experts who are truly fun to work with and enable me to obtain state of the art knowledge or simply refer you to a trusted party incase that is the smartest solution.

I am a strong believer of:

People processes should be there to attract, develop, excite, and retain your people. These processes need to be simple to give structure and as such truly facilitate the people in achieving whatever goal they have agreed upon.

To do so, they need to know why they are doing what they are doing. If people understand that their part actually fits in to the bigger picture, and helps the company accelerate in the execution of their strategy, then they (and you and I) start to feel a certain kind of recognition and pride. Even the compliance processes will then be accepted.

All leading to = > Productivity, Happiness, Engagement

Some Client names since 2001:

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, A-Booth, ResiRest, CRKBO, XLCatlin, Renewi, Inholland IBIS, BlueCielo, HAY Group, iNostix, Tempo-Team Employability, PwC, International Pension Solutions (SwissRe/CreditSuisse), Crossknowledge, Reed Elsevier (RELX), INHolland, ENVIU, Fortis/CreditSuisse, Crawford & Company Ltd, ABN AMRO Hypotheken Groep, Ahold, Martinair Holland NV, Nielsen, NIBC, Align Technology, Stadgenoot, GoudenGids, Vereniging Agrarisch Natuurbeheer Waterland, Hewlett Packard, Solectron, de Nieuwe Bibliotheek, Mazars, Dubois&Co, KPMG….

The Name:

And in case you wonder about the name – Gaviota – its this sea bird in the Spanish language. I like the Spanish language and my family had once a boat called ‘kokmeeuw’ (Dutch it sounds like Kocken).