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Dr. Vanderbroeck

Paul Vanderbroeck

Chartered FCIPD CC, Leadership Expert, PVDB Consulting; Faculty Member Glion Online

Dr. Paul Vanderbroeck develops leaders through executive coaching, workshops, and assessments. He works with teams and organizations to improve their collaboration and performance. Dr. Vanderbroeck has a particular interest in how leaders and organizations interact most effectively. In other words, he wants to help leaders get the results they want. In his coaching practice Dr. Vanderbroeck specializes in Career Transitions, Intercultural Integration, making Female Executives successful, Performance Management, and Change. As a consultant and facilitator he is an expert in Effective Teamwork, Change Management, and Talent Management. Dr. Vanderbroeck believes in the importance of starting with a solid diagnosis, whether working with individuals, teams or organizations. Rather than a one-size-fits-all, he chooses from a portfolio of diagnostic instruments. Equally important are clear and ambitious objectives. Other than that, he is able to adapt his style to the needs of the situation and the individual he is working with. He thrives on the success of the people he accompanies. Dr. Vanderbroeck's clients are multinational organizations in all sectors, notably Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, and FMCG. He is a career coach for the Global Leadership Fellows at the World Economic Forum and a Leadership Coach at IMD International. He teaches Leadership in the Executive Education programs of the HEC business schools in Geneva and Lausanne and is HRM faculty for Glion Institute of Higher Education MBA programs. Dr. Vanderbroeck is one of the authors of Leading in the Top Team (Cambridge 2008), edited by IMD Professor Preston Bottger. He has published in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, McKinsey Quarterly, Journal of Management Development, and International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching. Dr. Vanderbroeck holds a BA, MA and PhD in History from the Catholic University of Nijmegen (NL) and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK). A certified Kenexa, MRG, SHL, PDI, MLQ, BCI, and Linkage International coach, he is qualified in numerous psychometric tests, assessment, selection and 360° feedback processes. He has been trained in consulting to groups at the Tavistock Institute. He keeps his skills up to date through monthly supervision. Previously Dr. Vanderbroeck has held senior level positions in HR and Talent Management in Royal/Dutch Shell, General Motors, Georg Fisher and UBS. Paul's working languages are English, French, German and Dutch. Apart from the Netherlands, he has worked and lived in the US, France, Germany and Switzerland.

Dr. Vanderbroeck can be contacted at paul.vanderbroeck@faculty.gliononline.com

Coming up in July 2018...

Hotel Spa: Oasis Unplugged

The driving force in current hotel spa trends is the effort to manage unprecedented levels of stress experienced by their clients. Feeling increasingly overwhelmed by demanding careers and technology overload, people are craving places where they can go to momentarily escape the rigors of their daily lives. As a result, spas are positioning themselves as oases of unplugged human connection, where mindfulness and contemplation activities are becoming increasingly important. One leading hotel spa offers their clients the option to experience their treatments in total silence - no music, no talking, and no advice from the therapist - just pure unadulterated silence. Another leading hotel spa is working with a reputable medical clinic to develop a “digital detox” initiative, in which clients will be encouraged to unplug from their devices and engage in mindfulness activities to alleviate the stresses of excessive technology use. Similarly, other spas are counseling clients to resist allowing technology to monopolize their lives, and to engage in meditation and gratitude exercises in its place. The goal is to provide clients with a warm, inviting and tranquil sanctuary from the outside world, in addition to also providing genuine solutions for better sleep, proper nutrition, stress management and natural self-care. To accomplish this, some spas are incorporating a variety of new approaches - cryotherapy, Himalayan salt therapy and ayurveda treatments are becoming increasingly popular. Other spas are growing their own herbs and performing their treatments in lush outdoor gardens. Some spa therapists are being trained to assess a client's individual movement patterns to determine the most beneficial treatment specifically for them. The July issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these trends and developments and examine how some hotel spas are integrating them into their operations.