Our team

Owners/trainers

Jan Jacob Stam

Trainer

Bibi Schreuder

Trainer

Barbara Hoogenboom

Trainer

Jan Jacob Stam

I am Jan Jacob Stam. Being the founder of the Bert Hellinger Instituut the Netherlands I am more than grateful and excited about the fact that I found a field to work in that is both fascinating and fostering and that might be of great value for society.

At the institute I am the trainer of various workshops and training programs. At the moment I am gaining most of my important new insights from working with organisations and social issues. Currently I am working in more than thirty countries, my courses are either in Dutch or English.

As a former biologist I love living systems. I observe them without judgment and without aiming to improve them. I have been a teacher for over ten years at high schools, I have been a manager at a telecom company and I have been a partner in a consultancy firm. It feels like everything merged into my current job as a systemic constellator. The passion of exploring…

I still feel that excitement which I used to feel when I was a little boy playing on the beach – discovering beautiful shells from the giant ocean of knowledge.

Bibi Schreuder

I am Bibi Schreuder, co-owner and trainer at the Bert Hellinger Institute the Netherlands. From an intrinsic passion for learning I aim to provide people their own experience of learning by facilitating the process. In order to help people getting a grasp on the systemic approach I developed a numerous amount of exercises. I appear to be a precise observer with a good sense of humour and a great love for the profession.

My expertise in systemic pedagogy is a result of my background in education. I think it is very interesting to systemicly investigate theme’s like ‘bullying’, ‘learning difficulties’, ‘autism’, but also to look deeper into concerns centred around health and illness. By doing constellations and systemic coaching I am able to support people in their movement in life or work. Moreover, I teach in several countries (in English).
I completed the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and from 1976 to 2001 I worked as an Art teacher, being a trainee coach and coordinator as well.

I am married to Jan Jacob Stam and mother of a daughter and son (who are adults already). I have always been fascinated by the forces of nature, like the beauty of a tree healing its branches after a heavy period of glazed frost. I perceive systemic work in the same way as the undeniable power of nature – you can only go with the flow , never against it.

Barbara Hoogenboom

I am Barbara Hoogenboom, co-owner and trainer at the Bert Hellinger Institute the Netherlands. What I love to do is spread this beautiful, logical and practical work through trainings, workshops and coaching. The moments I realize that participants of workshops and training programs pass the systemic principles on in their own way in their families, organisations and society fill me with great joy. I am still surprised by how the systemic work supports a deep realization of how you can look at life, systems and organizations. It is such a logical principle and yet so undefined at the same time.

I studied Business Administration at Nyenrode University and the University of Oregon and graduated in 1993. After my graduation I worked as an account- and team manager and as a trainer/consultant, primarily in the financial sector of which some years abroad. After this I became a mediator and entrepreneur for a period of twelve years, in which I supported parties in many conflicts to reach a solution.

I am married, mother of three young children and I am living in Amsterdam. Furthermore I love (making) healthy and pure food, running and pilates.

Affiliated trainers

Petra van de Kop

Maaike van der Heiden

Marije Boot

Petra van de Kop

I am Petra van de Kop and I provide the Training Systemic Advising at the Dutch Bert Hellinger Institute. I work as an advisor, coach and process supervisor and coach people, teams, organizations, neighborhoods, areas and networks for sustainable innovation. I enjoy looking at organizations as living systems and discovering, developing and contributing in co-creation to changes that are meaningful for people, organizations and society.

My love for living systems started early. As a child I wanted to become a forester or farmer. I went to the Agricultural University of Wageningen, graduated Cum Laude on ‘Land Use Systems’ and worked for fifteen years as a consultant for various organizations at home and abroad. I regularly saw how people and projects broke with all kinds of good intentions. With systemic work I discovered glasses to gain insight into the sometimes tough undercurrent of change and renewal processes, and learned to use my own awareness as an instrument. Every time I am impressed by what that sets in motion.

I am married, mother of three teenagers and live in Wageningen. I like to wander through nature, often with a camera. I like to cook with fresh vegetables from our field. Outside and with Qigong I recharge, and find new inspiration.

Maaike van der Heiden

I am Maaike van der Heiden and I have been working at the Dutch Bert Hellinger Institute since 2018. You can come across me as trainer and constellator in in-company training or coaching, societal issues and during the trainings.
In addition to this work, I have had my own coaching practice since 2006, in which I work outside as much as possible, or make use of activity like climbing or running, for example.

In 1998 I started at the theater school in Arnhem, but soon I exchanged my student life for an unstoppable passion: traveling. I have combined travel with various activities for almost ten years. Eventually my wish to make a contribution increased and I started to develop myself as trainer and coach.

What continues to fascinate me is growth. Of an individual, of an organization, of nature and of the larger whole. Systemic interventions are a logical, unmissable part of growth for me. I shine when I, as a passer-by, am able to contribute to the continuous flow of development.

I live with my boyfriend and our two young children in Mook. My creativity is reflected in the love of cooking and I love Cross Fit and traveling (I can’t let it go).

Marije Boot

My name is Marije Boot. A northerly living in the south.

With a study in education and teacher training as a background, I now work in the educational field for over 20 years.

Since my first encounter with systemic work, I have been really touched by this way of looking. After the System Dynamics in Organizations course, I also followed the Systemic Intervention and Family Constellations for Organizational Constellators courses. In my work as an organization consultant, I coach teams and individuals from a systemic perspective.

After a very intense retreat, I felt that I would like to contribute to society and education for the future. For me, the Systemic Pedagogics program is a wonderful way to pass on the ideas that Bibi Schreuder has put into this program.

I have a lot of fun in my work and I get a lot of satisfaction with that. In addition, I enjoy sporting activities (running and tennis) and I go to Uganda every year to guide young people there to shape their own future.

Anton de Kroon

Siebke Kaat

Yvonne Lonis

Anton de Kroon

At the first sight something may look as being a problem – and therefore usually not being welcomed – but at a deeper, systemic level it could be a beautiful solution.

To me it is crucial that people showing an interest in exploring this phenomenon discover how to make the move from the excluding ‘no’, to the including ‘yes’.

Contributing to this via teaching and training, gives me great satisfaction in my work. In exchange for this I also travel with pleasure through Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

After having worked as a management consultant for fifteen years, I work since 2008 in liaison with the Bert Hellinger Institute. In close cooperation with Siebke Kaat I translated constellation work into a ‘normal’ conversation in consulting- and coaching processes. I published books and articles on this subject. In combination with giving trainings and workshops I contribute to making the systemic-phenomenological approach more accessible and applicable.

For some thirty-five years I was a keen mountaineer. Nowadays I enjoy long-distance hiking, in order to relax and to get charged up again.

Siebke Kaat

I am Siebe Kaat and almost ten year connected to the Bert Hellinger Institute the Netherlands. Together with Anton de Kroon I am the inventor of the training ‘to intervene in a systemic way’, which I am still facilitating with a lot of enthusiasm.

I am currently an organisation consultant and coach. This is way I love to give people the means to integrate systemic work in their profession, without actually doing constellations physically. The particular interest of capturing the effect of a constellation without doing the constellation resulted in the book ‘To intervene in a systemic way – perceiving the organisation as a living organism’ that I wrote together with Anton de Kroon. The book focusses on the practical translation and implementation of systemic insights.

I am interested in improving the resilience of people, teams and organisation. I believe that when people are in the right place, where they belong, they will benefit and develop themselves, the team and the organisation.

 

 

Yvonne Lonis

For more than twenty years now I work as a trainer and coach. Until 2003 I was working for several organisations, including the Department of Justice. From 2004 I have my own coaching and training company and I am primarily focusing on leadership development, teambuilding, personal development, communication training and methods, coaching, intervision and process support.

From the moment I worked with constellations and completed different systemic training programs, my systemic perception travels everywhere with me. I am aiming to integrate the systemic perspective as much as possible in my profession. I facilitate workshops with both family- and organisational constellations. I am a trainer in several trainings and a systemic coach. I love teaching and spreading systemic work and tapping in on the systemic awareness that is already there, in students, companies and society. I am known for my pragmatic, connecting and thorough way of working.

I am married, I live in the centre of the country and I am a mother of two (adult) children.

Marion Latour

René Wijngaard

Marion Latour

My name is Marion Latour and I am working at the Bert Hellinger Institute as a trainer and coach. Providing training and workshops in the field of systemic work in organizations is my specialization and passion. How can you awaken systemic consciousness and intelligence in organizations?

I also enjoy working with the systemic wisdom of horses, therefore I provide the systemic workshops with horses on both personal and organizational issues of individuals and teams.

I give courses and workshops in both Dutch and English.

In the past 19 years I have had several leadership positions within the fire brigade and the police. Since 2013 I combine systemic knowledge with my work at the fire brigade. Each organization has systemic intelligence, but every organization has its own ways to discover it. I find it a challenge to unravel that puzzle.

Together with my partner and his children, we enjoy nature, our horses and other animals on our farm at an inspiring place in Drenthe.

René Wijngaard

After a business degree in accountancy and having worked for many years as a consultant in the field of asset management for individuals, associations and foundations, I’m finding out more about the human behavior behind the business decisions. After giving many subject-specific training, and later attending a post-graduate degree in coaching and counseling, NLP and stress and burnout treatment, I developed as trainer / coach and facilitator of transformation processes. I have coached many (senior) managers and their teams in leadership programs. Since I came into contact for the first time in 2011 with systemic work, there is a fascination with this way of seeing and guiding.Trained as both organizational- and familyconstellator, I’d like to focus on increasing the systemic intelligence on the leaders of today and providing systemic training and coaching.

I was born and raised in the Groningen country, now live in Assen and I am father of a reconstituted family with three children.

Office management

Jolanda Teijema

Course Administration

Mayna Feijen

Communication's Officer

Sandra Hardenberg

Office manager

Jolanda Teijema

After moving around quite a bit, I ended up in the beautiful area of Groningen in October 2016
It is the same area that brought me to the Bert Hellinger Institute. I take care of everything connected to the enrollment proces of trainings and workshops.

When I’m not working I prefer to be home, where I’m overlooking a magnificent cornfield. You can always wake me up for sushi and/or fries with mayonaise.

Mayna Feijen

I’m Mayna Feijen. I’m originally from Brazil, but live since 2007 in The Netherlands. During my studies I worked a few years as Assistant Kitchen Manager, and after that, as Marketing & Sales Officer of an airport.
In April 2017 I started working as Communications Officer at the Bert Hellinger Institute, a team which I’m glad to be a part of.

I’m married to Bart, and we have two (small) children. I love to make (and listen to) music, enjoy reading and badminton.

Sandra Hardenberg

I am Sandra Hardenberg and I am the office manager of the Bert Hellinger Institute the Netherlands. I will be the first person you will get in touch with when you have questions, subscribe for a workshop or send an e-mail.

Since March 2016 I am working at the institute. Before this I worked for years in a Dutch restaurant chain as manager and management assistant. In the beginning of 2016 I felt it was time for a change in my career and I found the Bert Hellinger Institute, where I am now working with a lot of joy and enthusiasm.

Together with my husband, daughter and son we live very close to the institute. I love running, cooking for guests and travelling.

Kitchen staff

Angelique van Eekelen

Hostess Amsterdam

Rudolf Boerema

Host & Handyman Groningen

Angelique van Eekelen

My name is Angelique van Eekelen. I live in Amsterdam, and will be your hostess of the location in Amsterdam.

 

Rudolf Boerema

My name is Rudolf Boerema and I live in a small village called Eelderwolde. Since May 2016 I’m working for the Bert Hellinger Institute. Besides being your host, I’m also the handyman, gardener and chauffeur for the Bert Hellinger Instituut.