Transition coaching

Transition coaching helps organizations involved in societal transitions choose a clear, active role. We clarify the status of the transition in question, as well as the current position of the organisation. We then offer support in defining, shaping and realizing desired roles, and in directing necessary changes, sometimes as an advisor, but often as an interim manager. We always start from an integral approach, which means, amongst other things, that we simultaneously work on the structure and culture of organizations. Sustainable development requires attention at all levels (individual, team, organization).

Active role

Transition coaching is effective for organisations that want to discover which role suits them and also for those organizations that want to reorient themselves. The coaching can take the form of temporary programs or change processes. Increasingly, we participate in a structural collaboration in which we jointly realize a concrete contribution to one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.

Transition coaching offers you:

  • Understanding the course of societal transitions and the power of organizations.
  • Support in choosing an active role in the transition you are involved in.
  • A clear implementation plan.
  • Interim support and direction.

Transition Dynamics

Exactly how transitions occur cannot be predicted. However, there are recurring elements that provide guidance. We make use of Transition Dynamics (in Dutch); a kind of roadmap for transition. This helps to develop a shared understanding of the status of the transition and the current role of the organization. Where is the dissonance in the organization (the shared discomfort)? What intentions are alive? What are interrelationships like? Where is the vitality and potential in the transition? What is needed now? Based on this information, it is easier to make a choice about the desired role.


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As Changemakers, we want to work toward a more just, sustainable and resilient society. We take inspiration from the 17 Sustainable Development Goals drawn up by the United Nations. These goals apply to all countries and describe global ambitions in the areas of healthcare, security, education, poverty and the environment.
While we ourselves are not experts in certain societal issues, our clients definitely are. By working with them on awareness development, we are currently jointly contributing to 9 Sustainable Development Goals.

Ard Hordijk

Ard Hordijk specializes in evaluation and strategy development. He brings organizations together to jointly develop sustainable strategies. Based on a thorough analysis, Ard offers reflection to leaders working in a multi-stakeholder environment.
Ard is an econometrician and has worked in the past at Nyenrode Business University, Twynstra Gudde and Environmental Resources Management. His experience spans societal transitions, multi- stakeholder collaboration and sustainability. Ard is a partner at Synnervate.

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