18.30-21.00 Venue: Swedish Chamber of Commerce Fred. Roeskestraat 115 1076 EE Amsterdam
“Mastering Leadership for the Future – Sustainable Leadership”
The Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2024 offers a distinctive chance for both emerging professionals and senior business leaders to engage in an exclusive mentorship exchange. The main topic for this session is Sustainable Leadership.
18.30 Introduction Hendrik-Jan Guitink
19.00 Insightful session with Niels Thijssen
19.30 Q&A and discussions about Sustainable Leadership
20.15 Individual meetings Mentor/Mentee
21.00 End of meeting
Light food will be served at the event.
Speaker: Niels Thijssen, Professional Leadership Coach and Facilitator
This event is open for participants of the Mentorship Program 2024 and Alumni of previous Mentorship Programs. Alumni Mentees and Mentors from previous Mentorship Programs 2021-2023 are welcome to join the Insights sessions on April 18, May 14, and September 19, 19.00-20.00, free of charge to listen to the inspirational speakers and take part in the discussions and Q&A. If you would like to join one of these sessions or all you are welcome to sign up by sending an email to: email@example.com.
The keynote speech by Niels Thijssen is also accessible to all Young Professionals at no cost. It will take place from 18:55 to 20:15, with refreshments included. Please be aware that seating is limited. To secure your spot, kindly register for this event.
About the Swedish Chamber Mentorship Programme
The Mentorship Program was launched in October 2012. Since then, more than 100 Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber have followed the program and benefited from their future personal and professional growth. The many Mentors have benefited from meeting the new generation leaders of the future and learning more about their insights and values. The Mentorship Program is made possible by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with AIMS International Netherlands B.V., a member of AIMS International. Read more here.
“My name is Hendrik Jan Guitink, I am the Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V., member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting with offices in over 50 countries. We Find&Grow Your Leaders. Within our Talent Management Practice, coaching and mentoring are two aspects that we specialize in as part of Leadership Development Programs or for individual cases. Having been a Mentor within this program for the past 2 years and being a professional business coach and trainer, I am very excited to take on the challenge. As Mentor, I have had the privilege to partner with 2 very bright and ambitious young professionals. I think I can say that both the mentees and I learned a lot from each other. I have a very strong business relationship with our AIMS partner in Sweden, delivering our services to our mutual clients. Hence the membership of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. The ambition for the Mentorship Program is to give young professionals the opportunity to connect with a senior business executive outside of his or her direct environment. Giving the participants access to guidance in issues concerning their future career. As a group we will work on specific topics such as culture and building trusted relationships and we will invite subject matter experts to come and talk to us. The Mentees and Mentors will also spend time together on subjects of their own choice.”
Niels helps leaders develop a coach mindset. He is also a speaker on leadership. After studying Organizational Science and completing a 2-year Master program in Public Administration, Niels worked for 10 years in Recruitment and Assessment. Throughout his career, Niels always combined his work with coaching in elite sport. Notably, he coached the Belgian Women's National Field Hockey Team for many years. The combination of working in both business and elite sport has provided Niels with valuable cross-cultural insights. These insights encompass areas such as personal leadership development, team dynamics, working under internal and external pressure, and positioning as an individual, team, or company. Over the years, Niels has engaged with various psychometric and learning tools. Currently, he is a certified practitioner for Lumina Learning.