OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM & ASSOCIATE PARTNERS
Managing Director, Executive Facilitator and Coach
Culture Forte Pte Ltd
Through 25 years as a successful corporate executive with several multinationals in US and Asia, his passion for people, business strategy and sales has transitioned him from functions in technical to sales to partner management to managing one of the large services organization in Asia.
A 17-year Microsoft veteran, since 1995, Henry’s career in Microsoft includes a variety of roles ranging from Enterprise Sales, Partner Group Sales Director, Director for Midmarket Sales (Corporate Accounts) in Singapore and Business Manager in Beijing, China and APAC regional role in Customer Services. During his last 10 years in Microsoft, Henry’s passion for people development drove him towards being certified as an Executive Coach by Results Coaching Institute.
His corporate experiences provided him with the right stimulant to fuel his passion for coaching and facilitating team transformation. In 2012, Henry embarked on his latest adventure, as co-founder of Glides Consulting Partners (now known as Culture Forte), working with clients to exceed business results by focusing on taking their performance to the next level individually and as an organization. He derives great satisfaction partnering with business leaders to transform themselves and their teams.
In the past few years, Henry has been coaching senior and mid-level executives and facilitating sales, management and leadership workshops across Asia Pacific. He focuses his energy and time working with clients to deliver breakthrough results through creating greater accountability and accelerating the transformation of their culture to a Culture of Accountability, to deliver great results in the next 3 to 5 years.
Culture Forte Pte Ltd
The opportunity to grow with an exciting coaching and leadership and management training organization while contributing in operational, organizational, marketing and sales aspects prompted the move to Glides Consulting Partners (now known as Culture Forte).
After almost 12 years as an IT professional experienced in Software Development and Education consulting, Elizabeth branched out into an exciting field of Executive Recruitment, specializing in the Petrochemical and Automotive industries. She discovered a passion for finding the right people with the best talent for the right positions in the right companies.
The move to IBO in July 2013 was an opportunity to work for a progressive educational organization with international presence. The role in supporting the functions of the IBEN department allowed her to contribute using my IT, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
HYLKE DE COCK
FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
OWNPOWER B.V., Netherlands
Hylke de Cock is Founder and Managing Partner of Ownpower in The Netherlands. He has over 25 years of experience as an Executive in Operations at Royal Philips and as a strategy consultant with AT Kearney.
His experience includes working in multiple multinationals in Electronics, Supply Chain, Procurement, Financial Institutions, Paper & Pulp, Publishing and Automotive. Hylke helps clients to change their culture in a sustainable way and delivering the value-add that is required in the specific situation. Hylke has worked abroad during his client assignments and fluently speaks Dutch, English and German.
He holds a Masters degree of Economics, including Business, Marketing and Mathematics from Wageningen University (NL). Hylke is engaged in many activities in local society.
Isabel Freire de Andrade
Founder and CEO
Bright Concept, Portugal
Isabel is founder and CEO of Bright Concept, where she manages a Leadership Academy and a Relationships with Clients Academy. With 29 years of experience in consultancy, she works in the management of her company and with clients developing programs as Executive Coach and as a workshops’ Facilitator in Portuguese and English. She also delivers assessments for diagnosis and competencies evaluation.
Isabel founded her company 20 years ago. It has been evaluated by its clients as the best Human Resources Supplier in Portugal, in the areas of Training and Coaching, Competences Assessment and Consulting in 2012, 2013 and 2014, 2016 and 2017.
She is also co-author of the book “Coaching – Ir mais longe cá dentro” from ICF Portugal, edited in May 2016. Isabel is founder and was Vice President of ICF – International Coach Federation – Portuguese Chapter. She is certified by ICF with “PCC” level, EPC – Erickson Professional Coach and an Inner Game Coach.
Isabel is certified in several international assessment tools such as CNE – Complexity Navigation Evaluation (for strategic thinking) and Swift (for competences and aptitudes); ECI – Emotional Competency Inventory from Hay Group and MBTI – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator from OPP.
She is also certified trainer of international programs: “The Coaching Clinic” by Coach U, “PPI – Positive Power & Influence” by SMS, “Accountability” and “Organizational Culture Change” by Partners In Leadership.
Isabel is an expert in the areas of Accountability, Leadership, Coaching, Mentoring, Strategic Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Teamwork, Influence and Negotiation, Customer Relationship, Image and Protocol and Public Speaking.
She has been developing her activity with CEO’s, directors and managers of companies like Siemens, Vodafone, Microsoft, BP, Nestlé, Nespresso, Sonae, CGD, EDP, Unilever, Office Centre, BEST Bank, PT, Tranquilidade, L’Oréal, Volkswagen, Fujitsu, GANT, Ren, Millennium (Portugal and Angola), BPC Angola, Assembleia Nacional de Angola, Heineken Brazil, Alstom Brazil and EDP Brazil.
Juan Carlos Garrido
Partner/Commercial Director, Senior Facilitator & Consultant
Genius Network, Mexico
Juan Carlos ran a graphic design and communication bureau for more than 20 years. In 2010, Juan Carlos founded Genius Network, a Consultancy specializing in Organizational Development and training. Juan Carlos is an Internal Communication expert with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with many multinational companies in the implementation of change management initiatives trough creative and innovative communication solutions.
Juan Carlos is known as a dedicated and passionate professional who is always looking for better ways to foster long-term relations with his clients, partners, collaborators and providers. Juan Carlos oversees sales, with broad experience working closely with top decision makers for multinational companies, such as: Coca Cola FEMSA, PepsiCo, NISSAN, Banco Santander, Philip Morris, amongst others.
Juan Carlos is in constant search for new methodologies to support and accelerate people and organizational development with a focus on key results.
He is a certified facilitator for Partners In Leadership’s Accountability Training and Culture Change Services.
Juan Carlos was born and lives in Mexico City. His language competencies include, Spanish and English.
Vice-President China APAC & Senior Facilitator
Encompassing passion, dedication and a drive to support the improvement of individuals, groups and organizations, Sebastian has been part of the development of several pioneering organizations and projects around the globe. The experience of living in 6 different countries, having travelled to 55 and worked in the private, public and charitable sectors in over 13 has given him a unique perspective that redefines boundaries and encourages collaboration.
He is certified in programs such as N.E.W.S. Manager as Coach: Leading People, Execution Happens: Strategic Agility for Teams, BlueEQ: Self-Assessment & Training for Actionable Results, Partners in Leadership Accountability Training and Culture Change Services and DialogueWORKS: How to have REAL Conversations that Build Relationships.
During Sebastian’s professional career he has led numerous focused workshops in many countries. His language competencies include English and Spanish.Together with our global associates, with seasoned corporate, training and consulting experience, and a growth mindset, we are primed to help our clients connect theory to reality, to be better leaders.
Together with our global associates, with seasoned corporate, training and consulting experience, and a growth mindset, we are primed to help our clients connect theory to reality, to be better leaders.