Besides working for a wide range of first-class companies and management teams, we successfully facilitate sports teams as a metaphor for what you can establish within organisations. Teams we inspired to excel were a top-flight golf team that won the World Championship in 2006, a sailing team that was the HCP winner of the prestigious Sydney Hobart Rolex Yacht Race in 2008 and a Dutch field hockey team who became national premier league champions in 2011 and 2012.
Currently, Folkert is part of the coaching staff of the Dutch men’s national field hockey team in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Together with the coaching staff, he developed a blueprint for the team based on a clear direction and interaction. To further build on the emotional capital in the team, they developed a programme with the Dutch special forces to train them in leadership skills, communication and perseverance.
Sport cases are often used in assignments for companies and management teams because they appeal to the imagination. Additionally, a lot can be learned from sport in terms of a well-functioning team, team dynamics, and development.