Pieter Schoehuijs was CIO at AkzoNobel. His co-workers were located on all continents and divisions, which meant that the diversity was substantial. He used our program to develop a common language for collaboration and to deal with  possible conflicts.

Click on Pieter’s picture to read about his experience as client of our Teaming for results program. Or listen to him speak in Dutch below.

Pieter Schoehuijs

“I am convinced that many people – myself included – are proud of that period in the company because we were part of a good and pleasant team.”


You are the leader of an organization, department, project- or management team. The collaboration is fairly good, and can definitely be improved; you know there is room for improvement:

  • co-workers are wait-and-see and focus on their task without wondering how they contribute to the bigger picture;
  • the collaboration can be more effective and more professional; co-workers and managers are insufficiently self-critical, the bar can be raised. You would like to see more (self) reflection and joined problem solving;
  • in various places in the organization similar mistakes are made; there seems hardly any learning from mistakes;
  • you see potential in co-workers, but how to realise this potential?

How do you realise the potential of teams, to make you more successful and exceed the expectations of your clients and each other with more energy and fun?


Teaming for client results is successful when the potential of the team is released and better results are achieved faster . The atmosphere has changed: each co-worker feels at home, dares to take responsibility and contributes to the learning organization.

“Change of behaviour takes time” we often hear. And that’s true, especially when just a few people have been trained in this new behaviour, and other not – yet.

Then the context offers resistance to the change and the employee adjusts his behaviour again. We avoid this effect by bringing together those people who also frequently work together in their daily work.

In this way they also support each other after the training to hold on to the other behaviour and they form a powerful oil slick.If that means that an employee participates in the program more than once, then he will.

After all, the first time he experienced the program with other co-workers.

Teaming for client results gives

  • the individual
    • the confidence that his contribution makes a difference;
    • the experience how he contributes to result and good collaboration productively;
  • the team
    • a common language, enabling the team to focus on objectives and results;
  • the organization
    • results which match or preferably exceed client expectations;
    • a culture in which continuous learning is applied in practice.