Martine van Es

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Creating the future

Partnerships with social impact

In 2015 I joined Kessels & Smit, The Learning Company, as a consultant and a coach. Before I joined I have had several jobs as an interim-, project- and general manager for both commercial and development organizations. With a Master degree in both strategic business management and development studies, I am very interested in where the worlds of NGOs and business meet. There is so much potential to learn from each other. What if we install the sense of mission and social impact of NGOs at businesses? How can NGOs take on more business principles to become more effective? And how can we create powerful partnerships between NGOs and businesses to have a positive impact on society?

 

Conscious leadership

Higher levels of consciousness are a way to bring your leadership and impact to a higher level. Conscious leadership happens when full self-awareness meets an inspiring purpose, a purpose beyond personal interest. Authenticity, to be who you are, to not be driven by reactions but by creation, is the focus to get there. And that is achieved through constant practice, reflection and transformation. 

I have seen that when people come to work with their full, authentic selves, connected to a purpose, magic happens. This is when businesses open up to their full potential to achieve the desired goals and make impact on people, planet and profit. 

 

Around the world

International and cross-cultural projects have always had an appealing charm on me and therefore I’ve gained much of my experience abroad. I cherish beautiful memories from starting up a social business and primary school in Guatemala, doing consultancy work in the US and researching the role of the army in peace processes in the south of Thailand. You can count me in on any project across the globe.

Life is 10% what happens to you
and 90% how you react to it.
Charles Swindoll

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