"A smile is a window on your face, to show your heart is at home!"
Carmen Posthuma is in service since the beginning of 2014 as Office manager/ PA and in this role she has an important key position within Hoek Consultants. Her daily job responsibilities are wide and varied and includes all the smooth functioning of the partners within the company is required so they can further professionalize and expand in Human Capital Advice.
Carmen is an energetic lady with persuasion and the strong presence of a great sense of responsibility combined with a good dose of humor. Cheerful and understanding are a few of her personal character traits which she find that these fit with the role of Office Manager/PA.
After her international training Tourism Management she worked in various positions with GVA (Ahold) and has over 15 years working experience at Manpower as Office manager and Senior Consultant. Carmen has a lot of experience and common ground in the recruitment and selection branch and in planning and hosting. It is recognized that she is motivated for her hits to work in a professional working environment, with colleagues who take pride, are involved and want to be successful.
What appeals to Carmen at Hoek Consultants is that we look through different eyes to individual and organization. We are showing solid craftsmanship and sincere commitment to both client and candidate!
"I was introduced to Frans in 2013 and he has been a great support in analyzing and advising me on the dynamics in my management team. He also acted as my personal coach through this process. I have to admit that I have always had my reservations on coaching projects, but Frans has “crushed” my bias. It was fascinating and sometimes “frightening” to see how Frans picks up signals and gets right to your true concerns."
"Timing is everything… I met Frans Hoek at the right time in my career and was able to identify and discuss my challenges. Frans has showed me how to address them and gave me the opportunity to take the right decisions to continue on a path to greater success both personally and professionally. I can really recommend working with Frans to everyone who needs professional reflection."
“For several years Frans Hoek has been coaching me in my function as Managing Director of an international organisation. Frans is exceptional . He helps my performance by acting as a mirror and allowing me to to truly understand how I am functioning in my job. He has also assisted in the reorganization of our company. Due to his universal coaching skills, Frans can translate management theory into practice. This makes Frans and Hoek Consultants unique."
"Hoek Consultants was contracted to help assist in the execution of our Stratigic HR plan, which was necessary when our bank, WestlandUtrecht, transitioned into an independently operating Nederlandse bank: fully aligning the business with the future. Further, Hoek assisted us in serving as a sparring partner as we brought our plans into practice. Hoek Consultants helped with Coaching and Outplacement within WestlandUtrecht Bank on the individual level as well as on team level."
"Hoek Consultants is a professional company that needs few words of introduction. Hoek Consultants always responds with professionalism, even during very busy times when it is a challenge to find the time to think. The preparation of candidates is very good and their interviews with potential candidates are always very thorough which allows for a much better understanding. In this regard, Hoek Consultants thinks along with you, often thinking beyond what you initially had in mind, which is a huge bonus. I can recommend Hoek Consultants to anyone in search of professionalism, personal attention and swift assistance."
"Peter is a strong and contemplative business consultant. He goes above and beyond just completing a task and brings all the background and success factors into play. He uses his extensive knowledge of business to ask keen questions that get to the heart of a situation, which greatly increases the chance of success. Peter spends quality time with the candidates to ensure a good match. He is very thorough and doesn’t hesitate when it comes to deciding whether or not a candidate continues through the process or not. All in all a strong partner for many organizations."
"For a rapidly growing company such as Samsung, with its own specific culture, compatible management is a must in order to achieve our Vision 2020 goal. Maarten Putz proved himself a strong partner when it came to putting personal coaching programs into place for several of our leaders within Samsung Electronics Europe Logistics. The Vision 2020 goal: ‘Inspire the world, create the future’ has come a step closer.”
"For 10 years Frans Hoek has been a trustworthy and stable partner in the area of executive search and coaching. The skill with which he works in this challenging field is amazing as is the change which occurs in the individual he is coaching. The words of Lao Tzu come to mind here: ‘When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” That is what Frans Hoek helps you to achieve!"
“As a leader, you need information in order to make the right decisions. Here is where knowledgeable assistance is a must. Sometimes a leader needs ‘off the record’ advice from an objective third party; someone who can listen and hold up a mirror to allow us to better understand how we are performing.”
"I have known Hoek Consultants a long time. They helped us by organizing a powerful content management session. They have also coached our managers and helped with outplacement during reorganization. Contact with Hoek Consultants is open, professional and practical. Our managers found the coaching invaluable."
“Make no mistake, you are not unique’ were the first words that the mirror spoke to me during my first meeting with Frans. I left the appointment one illusion poorer but one experience richer. Building a family, making and losing friends, gaining and losing colleagues, losing family members and working hard internationally for twenty years caused me to forget myself and those around me. Within just a few meetings, Frans helped me to see myself in a new light. Frans and I understood each other. Through our conversations, I have been able to learn more about myself and my surroundings than I have ever been able to before. Through a direct and pleasant way of communicating my motives, goals, weaknesses, idiosyncrasies and strengths were quickly and clearly uncovered. I came face to face with myself and waved goodbye to the old me as I became more than what I was. I feel great! Life is too short to worry.."
"Our first contact began with one phone call from Frans asking me if I was satisfied with my job. Although our relationship is professional, Frans knows how to keep things personal. In an industry where everything is business, Frans’ personal touch sets him apart from the rest."
"I know Peter as a strong and hardworking man. He has a clear vision of how he can get the best out of the people that he coaches. He invites people to think with him and is open to everyone. He remains focused on the work at hand and is results-oriented when it comes to achieving the specified goals. He is the perfect coach; with his can-do attitude he makes people believe that they can succeed."
"I experienced the Assessment Hoek Consultants conducted as professional, powerful and quick-witted. After the first meeting they knew the right person to place in the right position within the company. A personal touch in combination with taking the time when it is needed makes Hoek Consultants the right partner for me now and in the future! I would certainly recommend them to every professional."