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Leadership and Organizational Development

Do you want your business to thrive? Then take a good look at your vision, culture and leadership.
We help you and your business to overcome your challenges and thrive!

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Our vision

Transformational businesses with healthy relationships, good solutions, generational and a force for good

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Purpose

Equip transformational leaders who build healthy, influential businesses

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Mission

Teach, train and equip business leaders in the areas of leadership, value proposition, innovation and turnaround

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Tools

We work with practical tools that can be immediately applied and multiplied

Always be honest

There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hopes soon to be swept away.

Winston Churchill

Risk?

Brilliance is pretty much always risky!

Get rid of your box!

It is time to come out of your box. Beyond the box in itself is not enough, the box needs to be erased from your system. Instead you need to focus on purpose, the why of your business.

Be prepared for change in order to direct yourself and your business to your purpose.

Monique Fahner

Are you affected by a crisis?

Never waste a crisis, it is an opportunity to learn and grow.

Tiemen Fahner

Your role as a leader

As a leader you will function more effectively (and have way more fun!) when you create an environment that brings all the ingredients that you need together. Challenge yourself to go beyond your comfort zone and to expect the unexpected!

Monique Fahner

Our services

We offer several services to overcome your challenges: vision, culture, leadership, communication, role clarity, conflict management, value proposition and innovation.

Training

Transformational Leadership (TL)

Build a culture in your business where you will see a powerful increase in business performance and healthy relationships.

Value proposition

Tackle the core challenges of your business, creating compelling products and services customers want to buy!

Innovation

Spot trends and innovate! Be ready to act on opportunities by identifying points of tension between what people want and what is currently available.

Coaching programs

Empowering leadership

Leadership coaching where you build a healthy business culture where relationships thrive and business is blooming.

High-performing teams

A clear 5-step program to build your high performing team, empowering them to bring your business to a higher level.

Remove organisational blockages

We will assist you to remove personal and organisational blockages to unleash business growth.

Turnaround

Do you feel pressure from your investors, suppliers, personnel or society? Then you most likely have a short-term focus.

Reduce the pressure in your business by implementing a long-term vision and notice that your business grows in stability and independence. Renew your business goals and create new partnerships.

We offer you a ‘Short-Long Turnaround’ to revamp your business, using our unique toolbox. Click “read more” to get 2 tools for free!

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Consultancy

What is your challenge?

  • Vision clarity
  • Leadership style and culture
  • Communication
  • Role clarity
  • Conflict and discipline avoidance
  • Value proposition
  • Innovation
  • Policies, processes, systems and procedures

We can help you and your business to overcome these challenges. Contact us!

Are you a leader and do you want change for yourself or your team? And you don’t know how to handle this? I would say: participate in this training. It will really help you further!

Annemieke Hulsbergen Pensioenfonds Metaal en Techniek
Annemieke Hulsbergen

The Transformational Leadership training gives a positive impulse for more decisiveness in your work environment.

Frank Weening Dutchblower
Frank Weening

I was blown away how total commitment to transparency combined with openness, warmth and a clear strategy makes business leadership so successful. Never before in my life did I experience this kind of leadership and I could immediately connect.

Swantje Schmid 
Swantje Schmid

Transformational leadership is to put it modestly, a tremendous book and training that we apply on a daily basis, personally as well as professionally. For me it has been a revelation and I appreciate LYDIA Connect for this awesome knowledge.

Moses Kamau 
Moses Kamau

I was so positive about the book that together with the whole management team we did the Transformational Leadership training. As a team it improved our relations and we ran the best year in our whole existence.

Alef Meulenberg Chairman and Founder at Rhiza and Co-Founder at Township Fleva
Alef Meulenberg

Call for transformation

Change is happening all around us with an increasing pace.

 

New technology is booming, reducing the need for human labour. The complexity of the financial systems becomes too much for humans to grasp. Competition is mostly based on price and the focus on productivity is fierce. Many people become burnout.

 

In this context, we see a new, countercultural, transformational leadership emerging. Leaders who yearn to be real, doing the right thing, connected to their calling in life, storytellers with a heart and mind to change the world into a better place.

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Our story

We founded LYDIA Connect in 2018 because we saw multiple crises in business. We want to help you to balance human, social, natural and financial capital. To bring back the deeper purpose of your business.

Tiemen Fahner

Tiemen Fahner

CEO

  • Leadership trainer, coach and consultant
  • Empowers people to discover and fully exploit their potential
  • Advises teams to build healthy relationships and achieve high performance
  • 20 years of experience as senior manager, lead program manager and operations manager in Shell
  • Expert in building teams and improving organizational effectiveness
  • Experienced in developing new products, concepts and services
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with further qualifications in the areas of Business Management, Program Management and Organizational Development
Monique Fahner

Monique Fahner

Innovation Director

  • Trainer and coach in transformational leadership
  • Creative thinker and improvisor
  • Creates context and structure for choices and decisions to be made, especially to change perspective from short-term to long-term
  • Challenges leaders in business to take a moral stand and bring justice in their business and their industry
  • Researcher for several community projects
  • Organizer of projects and seminars
  • Master’s degree in Political Science, as researcher specialized in the areas of International Politics, Comparative Politics and Developmental Politics

Leadership Blog

Enjoy reading our leadership thoughts!

Never waste a good crisis!

Winston Churchill proved to be a solid leader during the second world war. He said: “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. He understood the principle that a crisis also provides opportunities; meant for good, not evil. I want to challenge you during this Covid-19 crisis to really think about the good things that can come out of this. Remember, we, you and me, are in control of making the good happen!

Don’t fall into the evil trap of anxiety, instead, grab yourself together, connect with others and start thinking in possibilities and opportunities. As relationships are the most valuable assets we have, treasure these! Find ways, use technology, to connect.

This week we will publish a tool, for free, to analyse your possibilities during and after this crisis.

In case you want help, we are there for you! Contact us: info@lydia.international.

Good Intentions!

We all know that feeling at 1st of January, after we have done the “lots”: eat a lot, stay up a lot, drink a…

Enough! We want to improve our life! Recognise it? I do! A lot… So we start with Good Intentions. Dieting, sports and many more plans; being though on ourselves.

Around this time, halfway January, the chance is that we have broken some of these Good Intentions already. And by the end of the quarter we feel we are back at square one. Recognise it?

What if there is a way to implement Good Intentions more easily? What if there is a Magic Bullet to actually Change Your Life? This Magic Bullet is called “Discipline”. You may think this answer is ridiculous, but stay with me…

What if we change our perspective on discipline? Often we think of discipline as punishment, being hard on ourselves, not having fun… We want to change that perspective: from punishment to training. Our LYDIA Connect definition of discipline is: “Training to elicit a certain pattern or behaviour”. Let’s elaborate on this a bit with an example.

Lets face it, going on a diet is punishment if you ask me… However, what if we rephrase it to something that does change our behaviour? Instead of “going on a diet”, we say: “I want to be able to move freely, have more fun and energy; to reach that I need to get rid of a couple of kilos”. Then we train ourselves to reach the goal of having more fun! Or would you rather punish yourself bashing kilos?!

As always, who writes this is also preaching to self! So, stand with me to change our perspective and train ourselves. I want more fun and energy, you too?

Why is our company called LYDIA Connect?

Do you know that feeling? Staying within a confined space where what you need is lacking?

It is time to explore the changes you desire in order to be an authentic leader!

As a trades person, the woman Lydia from Thyatira who lived around 50 AC decided to move to Philippi, a Roman colony and trade city in Macedonia. The reason for doing that was marketing; the Roman emperor had decided that only high Roman officials were allowed to wear purple. To sell the precious purple of her city Thyatira, she decided to move to Philippi, the place where she could reach her customers, the high Roman officials. Philippi was a Roman colony on the major east-west trade route, the Egnation Highway, between Rome and Asia. Lots of tradespersons traveled behind the Roman army at the Egnation Highway and brought products into Rome and further into the Roman empire. Lydia made a very strategic choice to settle in Philippi and soon she sold her purple to the Roman court and developed friendly relations with people from the Roman court. Besides the spatial borders she also went beyond personal constraints, attending gatherings where she met new people and was exposed to new ideas and beliefs. We believe Lydia was a woman of exceptional leadership, intentionally delivering generational business.

We want to connect you with this kind of Lydia leadership, healthy leadership, delivering good solutions, improving this world and providing generational continuity.

Join us!

Updated website! *new services*

Updated website! *new services*

The last couple of months we have further developed our training services and launched new coaching services.

The key learning after the startup was the need for coaching. The way we have developed the coaching services is to use building blocks from our training services. That way we ensure that we can fulfill our vision.

Enjoy browsing the website. More additions will follow later.

Have a wonderful day!

Let the truth be heard!

So many of us daily encounter that truth is not being heard. We as leaders need to build a culture of truth. How do we do that?

  1. Lead your people with questions, not with answers.
  2. Freely engage in dialog and have debates, don’t force anybody.
  3. When something dies, conduct an autopsy together and do not blame anybody.
  4. Implement a culture where people can raise red flags.

You will notice that where truth is heard, freedom arises!

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