Ramon likes to work with people and teams in a relaxed, creative manner with a healthy sense of humour! He has the ability to quickly identify the client’s needs, set clear goals together and encourages everyone to work towards achieving these. He likes to keep it practical, recognisable, and attainable.
Ramon has worked at top global companies and at the highest level in organisations. He knows how it is in the corporate world, deliberating over decisions and anxiety within managerial structures but also celebrating successes, meeting goals and enjoying achievements as a team.
Ramon de Kok, ex CHRO, has over 20 years experience in management roles & executive positions. He has worked for global companies like IBM and Nike across the EMEA region.
At the end of 2021 Ramon decided on a change and is embracing entrepreneurship.
He has broad knowledge and experience having worked in diverse businesses within various cultures. Making him a leader in diversity in the broadest sense. He draws on this experience in all aspects of his work to boost leadership teams to the next level.
Ramon was born and raised in Zeeland (NL), studied at Tilburg University, is married and has 3 children. Ramon is a keen sportsman, coaches youth teams, is a member of the local school board and sings in his own cover band.
“Everybody deserves a great leader and a great place to work”
Helping open minded leaders evolve their own leadership and that of their team is my passion. Unfortunately, we can be so absorbed by the busy daily routine and aren’t spending enough time to reflect, reset and work on our own self-awareness as well as focusing on keeping energy levels high. As a result, leaders aren’t really thriving themselves but most likely neither is their team. I believe that when leaders invest in their body, mind, soul and spirit it has an impact on their own success, their teams and their business.
Anne Jaakke, ex CHRO of the year, has lived and/or worked in more than 20 countries and is a passionate ChangeMaker & innovative thought leader. After 25 years of holding senior executive positions, she decided to swap the boardroom for founding startup #Fantistics, move out of her comfort zone and reinvent herself to help drive innovation in HR & leadership.
In March 2020 she set up her own successful coaching & consultancy practice as an internationally accredited executive coach & award-winning international HR expert.
Anne grew up with a mother who studied spirituality and a dad who was a general manager of a hotel. As a result she embraced practices and expertise of both the “alternative world” and business world. Over the last 25 years she invested equally in growing her expertise in HR, leadership, surviving and thriving in the boardroom as well as in discovering & mastering body, mind, soul and spiritual practices.
In 2014 she emigrated back to the Netherlands from Sydney, Australia. Married in 2021 forming a modern family of 6 and resides in Groningen as well as in Huizen.
We are here to inspire, support & share our expertise with forward thinking executives to help them evolve their own leadership and that of their leadership team. We are passionate about helping to improve dynamics in the boardroom.
We can clearly identify both the obvious and any hidden issues and ensure that there are genuine & open conversations happening in the team about things that really matter. We give objective and constructive feedback to keep improving culture, morale, and results.
Our speciality is inspiring, creating new insights and boosting (team) transformation to the desired next level.
Our goals for executives around the glob
Being able to admit mistakes, asking for help, having open & honest conversations especially when it’s difficult, happily receiving feedback from others, time to pause & reflect alone as well as together, having great open conversations on what is not working well in the executive team, role model the desired behaviour, appreciating different points of views, able to listen actively, passion to change for the good and not for personal gain, excellent team support and plenty of laughin.
Fun Fact/Interesting Fact
Ramon was actually introduced to Anne the evening she was awarded CHRO of the year in 2016. Ramon was also nominated that year and was the proud runner up!
Both ensured that the companies they worked for received the status of Top Employer. A certificate to be proud of as it required organisational leadership, great team work and dedication.
Today they form a unique team and combine their various talents, expertise and boardroom experience to boost executive teams.
Linkedin Highlights Ramon
Connector, People & Organization Leader, Experienced Executive & Team Supervisor, Supervisor, Inspirator
Linkedin Highlights Anne
HR Innovator | Sr. Leadership | International HR consultancy | CHRO Coach | Founder #Fantistics | ex CHRO of the year | Advisor HR (Tech) Suppliers| Columnist| Key Note Speaker
“Ramon has a vibrant energy, strong vision, sense of relationships, guts and decisiveness.”Machiel LagerweijCOO HEMA
“Anne brings new energy, empowers myself and my team, challenges the status quo and has great business acumen. I mostly enjoy her style, i.e. smart and direct questions, easy to talk to, innovative thinking, making complex things simple and always with a healthy sense of humor.”Jasper BronCEO Technogym
“Ramon is an Executive who has high organizational qualifications. He knows how to keep his strategy transparent by communicating openly. He has the guts to get things done. He combines the task of people manager with the manager who can implement things quickly and efficiently. His result-oriented drive and high professional standards makes him a very pleasant client to work for. His sense of humor also makes him great to work with.”Jacob OtterOperations Director World Wide Lighting
“Anne has guided us as Board of Directors as well as our Management Team, in a 12 month tailormade leadership program. "To the point, sharp, with great respect for people, but certainly not shy of real conversation". Not only CHRO of the year, but also a "firm" boardroom consultant. A pleasure to work with!”Jos MerksRaad van Bestuur Zorggroep
“The role that Ramon played at de Bijenkorf was always in line with: “If we want to move forward, things have to be different, so why not and what is our plan?”. With this in mind I have always felt that I had an ally in major important turns in the journey of de Bijenkorf over the past nine years. That has helped me enormously and brought de Bijenkorf further!”Giovanni ColautoCEO de Bijenkorf
“Innovative agenda, market and personal insights, inspiration, broadening horizons and a world-class orchestration. I love working with Anne. Highly recommended to all Executive Changemakers!”Jenny SeitnerHRD SalesForce Central Europe
“So refreshing and enriching to work with Anne Jaakke as a person and professional! Both in terms of new insights and results, but also in terms of your own energy levels and mindset.”Paul ArakelianManaging Director P5COM
“Anne is a clear game changer. With her talent and her energy, I have no doubt that she will be able to help a lot of companies in setting, directing and executing a clear strategy and to help leaders and their teams drive change.”Vi PatelCOO Hunkemoller