Trusted Advisor en Architect in Leadership Coaching
Jan Willem Kirpestein works as a trusted advisor and a coach with top-executives and directors of multinational organizations and families.
Leadership is more than a competence. It is an ongoing creative process in which competence is interconnected with a developed feeling function and sense of valuing. The feeling function is differentiated from the energy of emotion. The valuing function of feeling brings maturity and discrimination into a landscape of emotions and opposites. It is never a matter of one vanquishing the other but a matter of each performing its proper function.
Leadership is the ability to handle dilemmas by transcending them to higher levels of understanding and application. A choice is possible between brutality – always destructive – and discrimination, the essence of leadership intelligence and wisdom. The latter creates space for a collective recognition and buy-in.
Dilemmas are typical human things. They appear time and again on all areas where your leadership is required. The more complex your context is and the faster the pace of changes, the more you need to trust your inner guiding compass in finding viable landscapes and pathways for all stakeholders.
Therefore: Leadership development requires an integral approach of leadership coaching in which the interaction between self knowledge and professional knowledge, the personal maturity and the professional challenges will become integrated. Clients are making in the coaching sessions a personal journey. They are guided to be their own architects in restoring the balance between opposing inner interests and its interaction on their leadership context.