Kees de Vries


Kees de Vries, I am a dancer.

Being a coach and supervisor is like being a dancer. Dancing is being in flow, building a relationship and having trust. And then of course there is the rhythm, moving and exploring together, having fun, making turns, according to the music.

I start with a cautious foxtrot. We feel each other, I sense what you want. As an expert dancer, I'll lead you to look good, to feel good, and I'll make sure you are noticed.
The knowing is in the body, not in the theory. Not knowing is the essence in dancing. Not knowing ignites curiosity that keeps us in motion together. And that creates room for discovering more possibilities and new moves, for breakthroughs and the unprecedented. And of course for enhancement of the moves you already make in your practice.

Leadership, progress and and happiness are all rooted in relationships, and driven by who you are. And who I am is how I 'dance' and work with you.

I am a CSA accredited coach supervisor and a PCC certified coach. I am also a Registered Psychologist NIP/W&O (Dutch Institute of Psychologists/Work & Organisation Psychology). For 8 years I was active in ethics for ICF Global in the Independent Review Board, 3 years as chair. Currently partnering in compiling and building a resource for how to deal with ethical dilemmas, for how to be and stay ethical, for how to raise ethical awareness and how to notice and continue to notice what is continuously happening ethically (also unnoticed and in silence) taking place, in coaching supervision. My most recent work and summary of my views on ethics can be found in "Coaching Supervision: Advancing Practice, Changing Landscapes" chapter 9: Moving from Frozen Code to Live Vibrant Relationship: Towards a philosophy of ethical coaching supervision" (Edited by Jo Birch and Peter Welch, 2019: Routledge: London).



Speciality: 1:1 Supervision


Languages : Dutch (native speaker), English (professional proficiency), French (sufficient proficiency), German (sufficient proficiency)



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