Richard has contributed effectively in building a global brand strategy. He has proven to be very flexible and a good team player by supporting team members and where needed taking the lead in the process. He managed timings very well whilst he also maintained the quality standard of the output.
Richard opened new opportunity windows on strategy, personal development and innovation. With his experience from different industries, his outside-in / customer centric approach he has delivered clear added value to the renewed focus of our company.
In addition to his expertise Richard brings added value as a person by humor, critical and realistic (personal) advice and enthusiasm. It allows you to break new ground for new directions.
I’ve worked with Richard on various projects. In 2012 he contributed to the development of our marketing and communication strategy, after that he has helped as a personal and business coach. He is a top-flight professional driving growth through a combination of leadership, vision and creativity. He is not afraid to question the obvious and to show you unorthodox, disruptive options if this leads to the best result. He's a rainmaker, a strong communicator, forward thinking and acting. A gifted manager, committed to his assignment and connecting different stakeholders. He has a no- nonsense, business yet human oriented attitude. This he combines with his convincing interpersonal skills such as empathy, sensitivity and humour.
Richard has worked for several months as interim marketer with my team. His knowledge and experience from other industries and creativity brought new insights and ideas, enabling us to sharpen our plans and set new directions.