Human Insight Netherlands
Human Insight Solutions Coach

Mirjam Altena

Learning and developing when it matters

Every person is unique and learns differently, every team, department, organisation and network is unique and learns differently. I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, but in customisation. The real development and insights come from using and working with what is happening in the moment. I support people, teams and sometimes even entire organisations to safely discuss what previously seemed unspeakable.

My name is Mirjam and I was trained as a Cultural Anthropologist. As an organisational coach, trainer and team coach I have worked in many different industries and sectors, from banking to profit, from family and manufacturing companies to the public sector. I like to get people moving to achieve better results. I use my specialisations in Lean/Toyota Management (trained in Japan) and team coaching. And I use my theater background as a trainer actor in a targeted manner.

I believe that change in organisations works just like in a starling cloud. Each bird has its role, but at the same speed. And the change starts in the middle. In a way that the deviation is not too great (because that would lead to collisions) and enough to make the outer shell of the cloud make crazy movements. In short: we must ensure that we can be followed by everyone and at the same time set ambitious goals.