Karen Makkes van der Deijl


Karen Makkes van der Deijl has a law degree, LL.M, from Leiden University. She is furthermore a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC from the Coaches Training Institute CTI) and an accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is also a Graduate of the CTI Leadership Programme.

Her motto is ‘Live life to the fullest and challenge others to do the same’. She is an energetic, enthusiastic and highly qualified coach and has been coaching executives, MBA students and teams towards successfully living and performing for over 10 years.

Karen was a successful manager in financial services before launching her own company, Robin Coaching. Her clients come from a variety of sectors including: Financial Services, Retail, Legal, Accountancy, Entertainment, Agriculture, Industrial Production and Business Services.

Clients work with Karen because they want to take leadership over their situation, professional or personal. She helps clients rise above circumstance to create the life, team, and work they really want. Her methodology and approach is based on the Co-active coaching and leadership models. In facilitation, she designs and delivers leadership trainings by bringing time tested theoretical models to life using experiential exercises designed to help participants learn by doing. In coaching, Karen creates a space of warmth, lightness, and safety and her coaching style is open, dynamic, provoking when needed and insightful.

Her experience as Front of room leader for the prestigious Coaches Training Institute (www.thecoaches.com) has seen her lead over 60 programmes globally and she was a Team Coach for Nationale Nederlanden. She is an Executive coach for ING Bank, Accenture, KWS, Lloyds, Cargill, ABN AMRO Bank among others and has facilitated workshops for companies such as ING Bank, Footlocker, Disney Retail, Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Transvision, Cargill, ING Insurances, as well as taking her knowledge and skills into high schools.

She also holds certificates from The Leadership Circle, Organisational and Relationship Systems Coaching, (CRR Global), Self Managing Leadership, (Oxford Leadership Academy), Certified Vitality Coach and Voice dialogue.

Marcel Herwegh


Marcel Herwegh (1973) has a broad educational background (Art Academy, Anthropology, Educational Studies) and looks at leadership and chance issues from a holistic perspective. He has over ten years of corporate experience in customer care, management, coaching and training and was a board member of a non-profit organisation. In 2010 he started his own coaching and training company Radiance Coaching.

He advocates an inclusive society based on equality. His approach is values based, thus using the potential of the people he works with to evoke the change they want. Besides training and mentoring coaches, his assignments vary from designing leadership programmes to coaching people in change and transition processes.

Marcel is interested in art and design and likes to travel, both for work and leisure.


Marcel is a Co-Active Leadership graduate and trained in Co-Active coaching, Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching, The Leadership Circle Profile and E-coaching. He is an Associate Certified Coach with the ICF and a member NOBCO and NOLOC.

Emmanuelle Verhagen


Emmanuelle’s passion is to harness and leverage the power of transitions. Leaders take charge of the world they create. Transitions bring unique opportunities to our space and allow us to choose to the co-create a new world.

Her purpose is to bring heartful leadership to the world. She thrives when she co-creates and co-leads contextually based, experientially driven transformative learning events. 

Throughout her career she has travelled the world working with teams to build meaningful connections between humans and abstract concepts like brands, organisations, tribes… While deep diving in the plethora of cultures our planet harbours, she earned her entrepreneurial and change management spurs launching 3 companies and being involved in 5 mergers.

Today, a global citizen growing leaders across 12 time-zones, she lives both in the EU capital Brussels and under the Tuscan sun in Arezzo. 

She holds an MBA from SDA Bocconi, is a Certified and Accredited Executive Coach (CPCC and ACC), and also certified to work with Everything DISC and about to land her accreditation as a Barrett Cultural Transformation Consultant.