Short Bio Sheet
Arjen Iwema | Owner and founder of W-focus
Glyn Mitchell | Independent Consultant
Sandra Werner | W-focus Senior Visual Graphics Designer
Professor Dr. Frank Kortmann | Independent counsellor
Kathrin Puhan-Henz | Owner and founder of meetings that work
W-focus understands that, for you to decide to work with us, you may be looking for confirmation that you are making a safe choice. To assist you in this process, we have references available for you from managers who would be glad to talk with you.
A few representative quotes:
“We engaged W-Focus in order to assist us in the process of reviewing and revising Olympic Solidarity quadrennial plan. W-Focus greatly contributed to the exercise by exposing the aspects of our work we were not ready to acknowledge and challenging us to address the issues we were not comfortable to tackle. At the same time, they never lost sight of our real needs and external restraints. Arjen and Agis worked very well with all the members of our team, encouraging new exchanges and cooperation among staff members. With Arjen and Agis’ help we were able to discover a lot about our organisation, our long term goals and daily tasks, as well as ourselves.” – Leading globally renowned International sports organisation.
“It has been 12 years for me in this organisation, and the past 2 days have been the first during which I truly felt connected to the other people in the team. Thank you for the role you played in this.” – a leading member of an Embassy, USA
“Excellent is too low a rating for the work Arjen did. Words fail to describe his contribution in the process and outcome of setting our new strategy” – Country CEO of an energy company
“Persistant, insightful, patient, pushing, smart. He does his work brilliantly” – Senior strategy manager in a Gas company.
“Extremely patient, smart professional who steered us in an amazing way to our end result.
Very driven and strong strategic vision.” – Manager in an energy company.
“The coaching provided helped me see things from a range of different perspective. They helped me quite quickly develop new approaches to managing upwards, sideways and downwards in my organisation. I am sure I wouldn’t be doing as well without your intervention.” – Vice President in a leading trading company.
“Exceptional at coaching and helps to identify and understand development needs quickly. Extremely approachable and empathetic while still being decisive and having a strong personality.”
“I found it super helpful how Arjen would challenge not only the content but also the way we deliver a message. I think he has a very unique way of conveying a message which strongly resonated with me.”
“Very thought provoking and inspiring perspectives, especially on rights and respect. Engaged all the time, giving very active feedback and always in a kind and development oriented way. Colourful and a lot of fun.” – Strategy consultants in a leading consulting firm.
“The feedback you gave me on my body language completely changed the way I see myself and helped me become much more effective.” – Senior manager in a Middle-Eastern energy company.
“Arjen is one of the 10 most inspirational people I have ever met in my life. Others include presidents and writers.” – Independent professional
“W-focus offers a mix of humanity and professionality I haven’t seen before in my professional career. The impact is far beyond what much larger and costlier organisations offer me.” – CEO of a leading healthcare provider.
“This is what I call Focus on Impact – thank you.” – COO of a medical device company.
“When I work with W-focus, I know that I get what I want, and beyond, even under unforeseen circumstances” – leading member of a global NGO.