Be positive about what works today, and optimistic about what you could do better tomorrow.
When organisations want to change, they usually try to convince to people logically. Research shows that people put in 4 x more effort when they’re emotionally committed to change. Particularly for large-scale change, getting people interactively involved from an appreciative perspective creates transformational results. Then: positivity creates momentum and enables people to creatively and effectively tackle even the most challenging problems. So, don’t force people to change, but engage them emotionally by positive change. Change does not have to be accompanied by resistance and agony. Be positive about what works today, and optimistic about what you could do better tomorrow.
Organisations are all about people. When I look at organisations, I see what motivates people and what they need to work well together.
Change that is imposed with a big bang rarely succeeds. Successful change requires the people to be part of the change. I interactively involve people to bring about change from the outset.
Positive change is anything but fuzzy or wishy-washy but offers practical techniques to get people genuinely excited about change. So, expect practical insights from positive psychology and behavioural science combined with business expertise.
Steven SelsCEO / Primagaz France
Lisette’s considerable analytical skills, management skills and highly motivational attitude, make her an excellent (project) manager. She communicates easily in an international setting due to her remarkable English and German language skills. During our collaboration at ERIKS, these qualities ensured Lisette greatly contributed to the strategic 3-year plan and operational plan of ERIKS Region Central & Eastern Europe.
Funs EbusManager / Ebus Planten
Lisette guides the complex process of the company succession within our forty-year-old family business. She does this in a very personal and professional way with a clear focus on me as an individual. Theoretical knowledge is effortlessly combined with her business experience and as a result she is able to give me practical tools for the execution.
René HöppenerManagement and co-owner / Peters Rubber & Plastics bv
Creating the HR Strategy of ERIKS Group with Lisette was an inspirational process. She greatly contributed with her intelligence and fast analytical skills. She possesses the scarce capability to be able to advise on a strategic level and to convert strategy into practical plans. Her international experience made the HR Strategy appealing to different nationalities. Her linguistic abilities in English, French, Spanish and German proved essential for implementing the strategy internationally.
Rob van OeneManaging Director / Mifa | Aluminium profiles extrusion
…As a result of experiencing the exercises during the Leadership Weekend, we became aware of the kind of behaviour we display and how some behaviour actually inhibits collaboration instead of stimulating it. In particular the exercise where we had to recreate our collaborative process with thread and rods in the grass, characterised what our way of working together was like at that time…
Janou Martens-Goetstouwers/ Limburgish Society of Employers (LWV)
Lisette gave a workshop about positivity and change. She is a professional speaker that knows how to engage participants. Her positive presence creates an atmosphere where people feel safe to share personal experiences. Participants were enthusiastic and indicated that they learned how to implement positivity in their own organizations.
Roland RudolfExecutive Manager / ERIKS Hessen, Mannheim, Saarbrücken
Lisette van de Sandt is characterised by a highly analytical working method and structural approach. The resulting considerateness was essential for her success. In addition, I greatly valued her tendency to continuously learn something new and adapt to new circumstances. Through reliability, commitment and motivation she easily convinced, inspired and led the employees.
Loes KeijsersAssociate Professor / Tilburg University
Lisette was my speaker's manager @TEDxVenlo. She was a enormous source of emotional and practical support. What I truly appreciate about Lisette is her warm and caring personality. She knows how to get change started. Her feedback is to the point, but at the same time, everything she does is trust-based and always accompanied by a smile.
Daniel DankworthTeamleader Technical Sales / ERIKS Regional Centre Mannheim
It was very enriching for me to work with Lisette. Particularly her likable and positive presence, her quick comprehension and her excellent analytical abilities made a lasting impression. During our collaboration, she defined and implemented many processes at our location. She was able to motivate and excite the employees for the changes.
Janet AntonissenManager location Kempen / Fontys University of Applied Sciences
The combination of basic theory and interactivity come first in Lisette’s workshops. Most importantly, however, is that her enthusiasm inspires people and (certainly not less significant!) enables them to move forward.
Kim CuypersSales Manager / Zetex Body Favourites BV
Lisette guides my development within our family business as an external coach. She does this in an incredibly engaging, honest and positive way, enabling me to consider different perspectives. Her practical experience and knowledge make for great in-depth conversations to develop our organisation further. It is a pleasure to be able to go along this path with Lisette.