Arjen van Gent, BA MSc


“Het leven kan alleen achterwaarts begrepen worden, maar het moet voorwaarts worden geleefd. Het leven is geen probleem om op te lossen maar een realiteit om te ervaren.” – Søren Kierkegaard

Arjen lived in Germany and the Netherlands. He studied Business Administration and obtained an academic degree in Theology. He attained a MSc in Executive Coaching (AMEC) from Ashridge Hult Executive Education in 2023. He is recognised as an Ashridge Accredited Executive Coach (Postgraduate Diploma EMCC – Senior Practitioner Level).  

He has experience in various roles at national and international level within profit and non-profit companies. He developed and implemented various programs for, among other things, volunteer and change management. At Hoek Consultants, he launched the labels HC Food & Agri and HC Innovation & Tech and leads their dedicated teams.  

Arjen focuses on leadership development within organizations and the transition from current to the desired future leadership. In doing so, he not only looks back to understand the current situation, but also challenges to take the next step forward. He knows how to engage people and bring about change. His experience in Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Executive Search and Interim Management makes him a solid sparring partner for (inter)national organizations.  


“I have learned to make conscious choices in my action repertoire based on different roles and responsibilities – as a person and as a manager.”

“Arjen puts things into perspective in a pleasant and light-hearted way when possible, but also provocative when really necessary.”