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The Global Perspective Coach



based in Amsterdam

Gene gained his Masters in Organization Dynamics at Tavistock in London focused on executive coaching and organizational dynamics. He is a ‘peak’ coach who uses psychoanalytic thinking in his organizational development consulting work.

He believes that the work of the executive coach is often about helping the executive improve their ability to provide leadership to what are often complex, social work systems. He has a holistic approach to his coaching that considers the multitude of personal, organizational, and environmental factors that influence behavior and performance.


Gene has worked as a leadership development specialist, for global organizations at companies such as ASML, PWN, Rabobank, Sonoma publishing, Nimble Storage,  Accenture, Bioline, Astellas, etc. He is a true advocate for incorporating vulnerability, honesty, and a different way of looking at organizational life. Having lived in 5 different countries he brings with him a wealth of organizational experience & cultural context, which allows for a unique training experience. Gene is married to Ernst and together with their son Sam they live in Amsterdam. 


We're often met with decisions that define our breakthrough moments in life. Asking ourselves what needs to be true to get to our desired outcomes helps frame our paths forward to endless possibilities. Hi, I'm AJ Thomas, Founder and Coach at WKND WSDM. Building culture is my knack and creating the conditions for people and their talents to come to life in a meaningful way is what excites me. I am often described as a big picture thinker and fanatic executor, though I consider myself an entrepreneur at heart that's just naturally curious. I like thoughtful approaches to complex problems and creating high-impact solutions. I fall deeply in love with problems and am energized by the journey of discovering why they exist and how to solve them. The work I do centers around moving people and organizations forward by way of creating, building, and institutionalizing processes, and designing/experimenting with innovative approaches. I get most of my joy in discovering leadership from those around me and have continuously found that vast knowledge of intelligence exists untapped just waiting for the right question to be asked.

So, what needs to be true for you  to discover your possibilities?


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Your breakthrough awaits.

Discover your possibilities today.


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