A Boutique Leadership Consulting Firm
Executive Coaching • Career Coaching • Entrepreneur Coaching
With a global reach, we count among our clients, C-Suite executives of Fortune 500 companies, senior leaders, high potential middle managers and founders of start-ups. We engage with companies as well as individuals.
We help leaders maximize their potential to achieve better results with more ease.
Women Leadership Coaching
As experts in women leadership, we support women leaders to navigate the corporate landscape and to accelerate their careers.
Start-up Consulting & Entrepreneur Coaching
Our coaching is focused on entrepreneurs who want to launch a business or grow their business to the next level.
We partner with clients to find deeply fulfilling positions that reflect their values, interests, and strengths.
Workshops, Group Programs
We offer custom designed workshops and group coaching programs as an effective and cost-efficient methodology to further leadership capabilities within an organization.
Our organizational consulting is focused on improving the performance of teams and organizations through improved team alignment, organizational or cultural change.
As a sought-after speaker and thought leader, InspireShift’s founder, Arjan Eenkema van Dijk, shares her wealth of knowledge, practical advice, and inspiration with audiences in corporate and academic settings as well as at leading forums.
What Clients Say
Arjan is a gifted, intuitive and strategic executive coach, the kind of coach that is few and far between. She is a tremendous asset to IKEA and has supported many leaders in different areas of the organization. Arjan simultaneously challenges and deeply supports our leaders so they can achieve maximum growth. Her coaching is grounded in research, yet always practical and she uses her knowledge about neuroscience to educate our leaders on effective communication and a positive mindset, two elements crucial to sustained success. Drawing on her rich experience as an executive coach, she has a natural aptitude to combine both business and individual goals. Leaders tackle real-time problems with her, which she consistently ties back towards the greater journey they are on. Calm in crisis, she always stays focused on the bigger picture, understanding which levers to pull and how to empower her clients to advance. I can’t thank her enough for the impact she has created and can highly recommend her to any Chief HR Executive looking to grow their people and business results.
“Arjan has been a strong partner over many years. She combines her business and people skills into high level results for our company. She helps our leaders become more effective in their role and supports their personal development. Our executives very much appreciate working with her and consistently speak about her high business acumen and great understanding of leadership. They highlight her ability to build trust, listen effectively, educate and challenge them to create forward momentum towards their goals. They especially appreciate her integrity, confidentiality, and wisdom.”
Arjan brings professional rigor and emotional depth to each of our conversations. I’ve been coached by Arjan for about 2 years, through some very complex and challenging career events. She has an extraordinary ability to synthesize all important factors, bring clarity to opportunities and focus on how to approach them. Even though I’m a pretty lucid thinker, Arjan’s counsel always clears fog from the road ahead. Somehow, she retains (in shockingly vivid detail) each step in the long journey; but can zoom out at any time to see the shape of everything. It is refreshing to work with her, as she combines her strategic, results-oriented approach with a deep level of compassion and wonderful sense of humor. I continue to work with Arjan, and benefit immensely.
Arjan is an exceptional executive coach. She is effective, inspiring and deeply knowledgeable. Her sharp insights, practical advice and honest feedback were pivotal to improving my communication. Through her expert guidance, I evolved my leadership style and executive presence. Arjan is simultaneously brilliant, and humble; visionary, and grounded; logical, and intuitive. She is genuinely committed to her client’s success and happiness. I recommend Arjan without qualification to any executive leader or management team seeking to fulfill their leadership potential.
Arjan is a fantastic executive coach, a great supporter, and has been invaluable for my career. She has an admirable capacity to bring clarity to complicated business situations, interpersonal relationships, thoughts and emotions. She creates simplicity by discovering the underlying challenges and opportunities and by always providing a practical and solution-oriented approach. Through collaborating with Arjan, I have developed a greater level of clarity in my work by prioritizing my most important business and individual leadership goals. I have become a better leader; my confidence has increased, we have exceeded our business goals, I have established an effective leadership style, and I have a much broader toolkit available for my own development and the development of my teams. Arjan’s exercises are simple, direct, and very effective. I love working with her and look forward to learning from her business insights, international perspective and general wisdom in every meeting.
Arjan is a bloody amazing human being and gifted coach, who went far above and beyond for me. She performed a 360 feedback process with me, which was frankly, life-altering. It afforded me the clearest picture of how others perceived me. I learned about strengths, I didn’t appreciate in myself before, and how to leverage them to increase my effectiveness. She helped me see my weaknesses objectively, tackle and minimize them. I am eternally grateful for her warmth and confidence that emboldened me through some very tough times as well as for her shining encouragement in the good ones. For the first time, in my career, I feel more in control, more empowered, and more self-assured of my abilities.
When I took the role of President at Wunderman NYC, I was clear that I wanted to work with an experienced and highly regarded Executive Coach. I selected Arjan as she came strongly recommended by industry leaders. It was the right decision, as working with Arjan greatly accelerated my integration as a new leader. She interviewed stakeholders, wrote a comprehensive report on the organization which fast-tracked my understanding of the environment, culture, the challenges and opportunities. She helped me develop a vision for the organization, build a cohesive and effective team. Arjan is direct and calls a spade a spade, but it is her warmth, care and great understanding of people and business, that makes her an outstanding coach. Her energy, natural courage, and positive outlook are contagious and I walk away from each meeting with new insights that I can immediately apply. Arjan truly goes the extra mile for her clients. She is a phenomenal partner for anyone who is starting in a new leadership role.
As the CFO/COO of a large non-profit, Arjan has been particularly invaluable in helping me partner effectively with our Board. Her guidance is direct, insightful and clear. She has a wealth of experience and provides great wisdom navigating complex strategic situations. I was originally hired as CFO and within a year promoted to also take on the COO position. I can’t imagine being where I am today in my career without Arjan’s guidance.
Arjan is a phenomenal executive coach. She has profound expertise in leadership development, communication and emotional intelligence and consistently brings her broad experience to bear in our meetings. Arjan has helped me create successful frameworks for solving the most complex strategic and human resource challenges. She is insightful, articulate and has a deep commitment to excellence. I have become a better leader as a direct result of our work together and can highly recommend Arjan.
Arjan combines great business knowledge with people insight. She displays profound positive intelligence, superb communication skills and a deep level of compassion. She is clear, challenging and direct, and applies a sense of humor in her coaching conversations. She walks the talk and lives by her principles. Arjan helped me evolve my thinking to successfully navigate the complex situations presented by a rapidly growing and transforming business, leadership changes and an acquisition by a much larger company. My team and I delivered superior results for our internal customers and shareholders and I thank Arjan for her guidance along the way.
I engaged Arjan to help refocus my professional goals. In a time span of less than 5 months, with Arjan’s expert guidance, I was able to realize a very positive career move I initially doubted would even be possible. Arjan stretched my thinking, kept me accountable and ensured I lived up to the goals I set for myself. She possesses a unique combination of intelligence, care, commitment, humor, insight, and persistence. Her innate ability to understand and connect with people combined with her business acumen make her an exceptional coach.
Arjan is an extremely skilled executive coach and organizational strategist. She presents to hundreds of attendees at our iRelaunch Return to Work Conferences and consistently gets top ratings. She has also been a popular and well-regarded coach and facilitator of our group coaching program. More recently she has taken on an important role with our corporate initiatives. In all of her work, Arjan demonstrates integrity, excellence and an energy level matched by few. It is an honor to have her on our team.
As CEO of a technology company, I hired Arjan as an executive coach and organizational consultant. She has supported me and our team as we scaled our organization. Increasing team alignment among the management team had an immediate positive impact on the organization’s culture. She enhanced collaboration between my Head of Operations and myself, while we were managing a major change, creating a greater understanding for each other’s point of view, work approach and communication style, resulting in better outcomes. She coached two crucial staff members, who had a very strained work relationship. She helped them establish a healthier relationship and significantly improve their work performances. Our entire staff was in awe at these results and called her the “engineer whisperer.
I immediately thought of Arjan, when I needed to engage an inspirational speaker for an industry event on the topic of confidence and women leadership. Deeply knowledgeable about business, leadership, interpersonal relationships and communications, Arjan offers tremendous value to her audiences. With her unwavering positive demeanor and deep passion, she has an uncanny ability to inspire a room full of people. Her expertise, practical advice and goal-oriented focus ensure that every person leaves her presentations with clear tools and tips that they can immediately apply to enhance their leadership skills. Her charismatic style as well as her flair to truly connect make her a great presenter for a large audience and a powerful facilitator of workshops.
Arjan Eenkema van Dijk
Founder & CEO