Biography

Sonja Wekema, is a seasoned, highly experienced facilitator of change. As a business-oriented consultant and certified Executive (Team) Coach, she is driven to get the best and most out of people and organisations. Clients enjoy working with her for her no-nonsense style, business sense and sincere interest in people. Her primary driver is to help organisations and individuals reach their full potential, to adapt and sustain their ways of working to ensure readiness for the future.

Sonja has a Master’s degree in Communications (University of Groningen), is an Ashridge Accredited Executive Coach and is currently finalising her Master studies in Executive (Team) Coaching. Prior to founding the network organisation The Other Perspective, she spent 20 years building a career in Management Consultancy and held global leadership positions in the oil & gas sector. Sonja lives in The Hague with Chris and their two sons. She enjoys skiing, running, reading, photography and spending time with family and friends.

*Coach Showcase* When Humble Leadership Does Not Work: Coaching in Neglected Organisations

2021-02-03T09:00:00-05:00 2020-09-27T08:32:55-04:00 Wednesday, February 3rd 9:00 EDT Length: 60 minutes

Sonja Wekema

  • Founder/Managing Partner, The Other Perspective
Biography

Research has shown that - in order to create an innovative, learning culture where people will speak up – it is key for a leader to be able to show humility, openness, courage and vulnerability. However... there are situations where humble leadership does not seem to make any impact. In this interactive webinar, we will look at situations where this is the case, where humble leadership does not work. We will explore the world and the dynamics of neglected organisations. Places where leaders and followers have lost connection, where structures and procedures only exist on paper, where something needs to happen, but where nobody knows where to start to shift the mindsets and the company culture. As a coach and consultant, it is key to understand what to look out for when working with leaders in neglected organisations. After presenting a few case studies and a diagnostic model, we will explore how you can set yourself up for success to co-create a better future for these organisations and more importantly: the people.

  1. Learn about the importance of building the foundation before constructing the house.
  2. Understand why humility is not the answer to all situations
  3. Practical tips to help your client increase his/her self-awareness to strengthen psychological safety in the organisation
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