Joan van den Brink
Joan is a leadership and talent expert, whose work covers everything related to delivering the people aspects of strategy. She has a wealth of experience in helping senior leaders to uplift the capabilities of their people as well as spot and develop high potentials. Joan worked for HayGroup for 10 years and was part of a small global team that developed consultants’ abilities at all levels in the organisation. She grew enormously whilst at HayGroup from facilitating her first leadership programme with BAT in South Africa to designing bespoke leadership programmes for individuals and intact teams.
Joan has enjoyed an eclectic career beginning in sales and marketing and moving into a series of operational roles, in manufacturing companies. From there she moved into consulting. After a 12-year stint in global consultancy firms she joined a specialty chemicals company as their EVP HR & Comms for 2 years before branching out on her own as a freelance consultant.
Joan holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Cambridge University, a Diploma in Marketing and an Advanced Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching. She is certified in a range of aptitude and psychometric tools and assessment approaches. Joan combines her first-hand experience of manufacturing and business environments with her knowledge of what drives behavior to facilitate powerful learning and development experiences that propel personal change.