My name is Everard van Kemenade. I am your coach in change. I thrive in situations where change is emergent. I support your organisation, your teams, your individual employees to improve the quality of their work. I am trained in NLP and a quality expert. Since April 2018 I have been certified for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a method that I am using for organisations to create devoted action. I have done surveys and audits in many different audit schemes. Health Care and Education are the two sectors I focus on. I love to do research on emergent change. I am member of the Editorial Board of the Vietnam Journal of Education.
Creating a quality culture is my first passion. Working in an intercultural environment my second. I have a lot of experience in working in the Caribbean, The Middle East, South-East Asia and Africa. One of my most important values is that one needs to have respect for the model of the world of someone else.
I am co-founder and secretary of SYNERGY, the emerging Caribbean Learning Community for Leaders in Healthcare. I am a member of the Dutch Academy for Quality. I am co-founder and member of the Sustainability Alliance that promotes sustainability in organisations. In general, one can say, I have a growth mindset.
I am proud to work four days a week as senior lecturer and researcher in the Master Integrated Care from the Hogeschool Utrecht. Everard is proud to be a member of the European Health Futures Forum, a living architecture for transformative change in healthcare.
I am a notorious fan of music, especially music by Frank Vincent Zappa. I love his quote: “Progress is not possible without deviation from the norm”. I have a lovely wife, two children and three grandchildren (all girls). O yes and we have a stubborn dachshund, called (David) Bowie.