Sr Agile Transformation Coach @ ING
Every now and again, life blesses you with the opportunity to meet a Guru. The outcome of such an experience is exponential growth both personally and professionally.<br /> <br /> Aart is an exceptional and extremely approachable individual, with an appetite to see those around him thrive. <br /> <br /> Having mastered the ability to convey complex frameworks and processes into a palatable language; Aart empowers organizations to become autonomous and sustain the desired change. Should you have the pleasure of meeting this Lean-Agile Guru, you'll understand what I mean.
Agile Coach @ ING
I had the pleasure of working with Aart during the significant Agile transformation at ING. Aart did bring a lot of relevant experience to the table which was immediately usable. Aart has no difficulty in switching roles from teacher to coach to mentor and as such added a lot of value during the journey. It is clear that Aart "lives" Agile and approaches problem solving in a collaborative Agile way. I have learned a lot from Aart, not just in terms of content but also in terms of how to apply Agile principles to any challenge.
Wendy De Vries
Agile Coach @ ING
Aart is a very straightforward and authentic person to work with. He’s very open to share his agile expertise and really believes in the value it can bring to a company but also for its employees working in the agile way of working. <br /> When we started up as agile coaches at ING, Aart was very eager to make it a successful start for us. He participated actively in the agile coffee knowledge sharing moments that we organised in the agile coaches’ community at ING. Thanks for your active contribution and wishing you all the luck for the future!
Project Manager, Yedioth Information Technologies
Working with Aart was great pleasure personally and professionally. Aart is a trustworthy professional skilled to overcome obstacles with sensitive and creative approach, and we had enough of them to deal with as expected from a big and complex multi cultural project. Aart is also a professional and expert when it come to negotiations formal and non formal and is able to lead difficult disagreements to the safe shores of mutual understanding. Although being responsible for project management on all aspects Aart does not avoid going into details, technical or others, whenever the situation requires. As mentioned at the beginning Aart is a calm and cheerful person with good sense of humor and it was a delight working with him. Hope to do that again.
Sr Enterprise Agile Coach
To be full of love and enthusiasm for your work is a prerequisite for collaboration, a professional obligation;” I find this quote by Lyssa Adkins perfectly describing Aart.<br /> <br /> Aart, a very dear friend and a fellow Sr. Agile Coach, and I worked together at ING Brussels on its Agile Transformation in 2018. Needless to say, he is one of the best Agile Coaches around when it comes to skills and experience.<br /> <br /> What I want to say that you rarely find a coach full of humility, warmth, curiosity and compassion and this unique combination makes him what he is…......absolutely brilliant and a pleasure to work at all the levels of an organization.<br />
Sr Agile Coach
Aart's mindset and understanding of Agile is truly something amazing to watch. Always with the right questions and a great sense of humor, it's easy to see why he connects so strongly with people. Any project would beneficiate massively by having Aart with the teams.
Throughout our time working together at ING Belgium, Aart has been insightful, genuine, honest and trustworthy. He both has a deep knowledge of and belief in Agile values, and serves as a living example of good Agile behaviour, whether that means challenging or supporting.<br /> <br /> He actively contributed to the founding of the Agile Coaching Guild at ING, offering crucial insights that helped shape the success of the Guild. I very much hope to have further opportunities to work with Aart in the future!
Walter van Velden
Session Leader Purpose to Impact
Aart is leading teams through times of change by asking the right questions. He is the ‚Agile painting’ which reflects and prompts new insights and many options for improvements to the teams he is coaching and guiding. Aart is listening to hear what isn’t said or expressed and has the ability to create the human connection and make subjects understandable and ready for discussion. It is a pleasure to talk and work with Aart most of all because he’s a crystal clear and analytical communicator on top of all his theoretical background on leadership, organizational change and people dynamics. Pleasure to work with the guy