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I help teams, and therefore I help organisations to let their team members achieve what is necessary, by facilitating them in workshops or by knowledge transfer during coaching sessions. When a team grows, its individual members are more considerate to one another and able to understand how they can achieve their common goals, my mission is accomplished. And exactly that, is my passion.

Since 1998 and the establishment of MCCIM in 2010, I have had the opportunity to facilitate over 1.000 workshops with more than 16.500 participants. My work is global; I have facilitated workshops in Europe (Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Croatia), and in the UK, Turkey, USA, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong, Bangladesh.

Most of my clients are project leaders or employees of multinationals. With 12 years (1998-2010) of experience as in-house facilitator at Unilever, I am familiar with the corporate structure and business culture of large, international companies. This experience is of great value, which I offer my clients.

My specialism is the food industry and New Product Development. However, my clients includes various branches, such as trade and industry, insurance companies, healthcare, training centers, local authorities, etc.


I have worked for Unilever until 2010, the last 12 years of which as full-time facilitator for innovation teams. The purpose of my job role was to help innovation project teams to accelerate their innovation process.

I have successfully completed my education in Business Administration, Organisation & Strategy (Open Universiteit) and Marketing & Communication (Haagsche Hogeschool).

My training in creativity and facilitation were received at Synectics, WhatIf!? and Nijenrode.


I am certified by the following authorities:

IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator (CPF) and IAF Certified™ Assessor by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF World)


Belbin facilitator by Belbin Association (


Lego Serious Play facilitator by The Assocation of Master Trainers in the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Method



In 2016 I was acknowledged for my efforts in the field of facilitating. The IAF World honoured me with a place in  ‘Hall of Fame’ of the International Association of Faciltator. See my blog.


In 2017 I received a Silver Impact Facilitation Award for my work with Barry Callebaut introducing Professional Project Management.


The Facilitator Diva’s are Antoinette Middeldorp and me, we are 2 very experienced facilitators who love to work together to make your workshop a success; real diva’s!

UwFacilitator a collection of dear facilitator colleagues whom I all trust to facilitate your workshop.

De Facilitation Academy voor het trainen facilitatoren.

To test the creativity of your company:

FACgenoten are professional facilitators specialized in workshops for Rijkswaterstaat, but available for any workshop you need to be facilitated.

Synpro; delivers facilitators to your Conference

IAF – International Association of Facilitators; our global network of facilitators.

IAF Nederland – Vereniging IAF Nederland Chapter –; our Dutch network of facilitators


LinkedIn articles:

How to facilitate a brainstorming session: The effect of idea generation techniques and of group brainstorm after individual brainstorm, Simone Ritter and Nel Mostert, Creative Industries Journal, November 2018.

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Enhancement of Creative Thinking Skills Using a Cognitive-Based Creativity Training, Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, Simone Ritter and Nel Mostert, page 1-11, October 2016.
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Coachingskalender 2016 & 2017 & 2018 & 2019 with approx. 5 days of contributions.
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Belbin, the way forward for innovation teams. Journal of Creativity and Business Innovation, Vol. 1, 2015.
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New Product Development – Diverging conversations through facilitation– 24 cases, pages 74-77, 2014.
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Measuring creativity – How to measure creativity on 8 different levels in your organization, Journal: HRM Review – The ICFAI University Press, Published by EN Murthy on behalf of the ICFAI University Press in India, Volume VIII, Issue XII, December 2008.
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Diversity of the mind as the key to successful creativity at Unilever, Journal: Creativity and Innovation Management, Published by Blackwell Publishing, Peer reviewed, Volume 16, nr. 1, Feb 2007.
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Creativity, the knowledge connector, Book: Knowledge Management Tools and Techniques, Practitioners and Experts Evaluate KM solutions, pagina 255-270, ISBN 0-7506-7818-6, Published by Elsevier by Mr. Madan Mohan Rao of Tata McGraw-Hill, 15 October 2004.
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Creativity in organizations can be measured and acquired, Paper: Chemical Innovation, Published by American Chemical Society, Volume 31, no. 11, November 2001.
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