Anniek Kindts, Partner
Expertise: Consumer and Brand Marketing, Leadership Development, Coaching
Region: UK and Western Europe
“The 2 most valuable lessons I bring from my corporate experience are: one: the best strategies and plans are practical, single-minded and focussed on result; two: the best laid plans are not viable without a high degree of ‘people readiness’ within the organisation and all relevant external stakeholders. I am passionate about both! ”
Anniek built a corporate career at Unilever and British American Tobacco. In a career that spanned nearly 20 years, she held senior executive positions as Vice-President Marketing and Regional Director of Marketing across 3 continents: Canada, Western Europe, Malaysia/Singapore. Anniek has served on 3 boards and 2 audit committees. In more recent years, Anniek has also worked as an executive coach, specialises in Integral development coaching for individuals and teams as well change-management coaching.
In her capacity as a corporate executive, Anniek lead and supported major change initiatives that went to the heart of the organisation and of the organisation’s stakeholders: this includes leading stakeholder management during 2 mergers (Malaysia and UK), significant changes in the secondary supply chain (Canada, Western Europe), primary supply chain optimisations (Canada/Mexico, Singapore) and organisational restructuring (SE Asia, Canada, Western Europe). In her capacity as executive coach, Anniek is working with corporate leaders developing their capacity to effectively deal with an ever-changing and increasingly complex business environment.
Anniek holds a degree in Business Economics from the University of Antwerp, an MBA from the Vlerick School of Management and is a certified Integral Development Coach through New Ventures West in San Francisco. In her continuous quest for the latest on leadership coaching, she is a certified Nine Domains facilitator (Enneagram Institute), a Leadership Agility 360 Assessor, (Changewise, Harvard) and an on-going student of the Enneagram and NVC. She serves on the faculty for New Ventures West in London. Clients appreciate Anniek most for her clarity and capacity to ‘get to the core’ as well as her energetic, engaging and down-to-earth style – she has a talent to take people along with her.
Anniek is a Belgian national, currently living in Surrey England with her Brazilian husband and 2 young sons. She is fluent in English, Dutch and French. She loves yoga, travel, poetry and mentoring young people.