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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 November 2019...

Architecture & Design: Biophilic Design

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving to meet and exceed guest expectations. As a result, hotels are always on the lookout for new ways to improve the guest experience, and architecture and design is an essential part of this equation. Bold design is often the most effective way to make an exceptional first impression - an impression guests use to distinguish between brands. One design trend that is being embraced worldwide has become known as “Biophilic Design.” Biophilic design is based on the concept of biophilia, which is the theory that human beings have an innate tendency to seek out nature, natural elements, and natural forms. Biophilic design is more than hotels simply adding a surplus of plants; it involves incorporating specific design elements into a hotel in order to imbue it with a sense of wellness and well-being. Some of those elements include exposure to natural lighting; views of nature and rooms with a view; natural architectural patterns; salvaged or reclaimed woods of all types; reclaimed metals; sustainably sourced stone; living green walls and vertical gardens; and direct and indirect exposure to nature. Hotels that have incorporated biophilic design into their properties are reaping the benefits associated with this trend including reduced stress responses, better air quality, lower energy costs, and more positive guest reviews. Biophilic design has also been shown to improve guest moods and to satisfy consumer demand for environmental responsibility. Savvy hotel owners and managers are aware that nature-inspired elements enhance their guests' comfort and well-being, which is why this trend is becoming so prevalent. Biophilic design is just one topic in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.