Dries van IngenExecutive and Personal coach, affiliated with De Vroedt & Thierry

Since 2000, Dries van Ingen has had his own practice in Amsterdam and receives clients who feel a need for support and reflection on their work situation, and by extension often on their personal circumstances. Clients are the young & bright, executives of listed companies and family businesses, directors in the cultural sector and top civil servants. Since 2007, Dries has been working closely with De Vroedt & Thierry.

Dries van Ingen was General Director of Boom publishers, Amsterdam from 1996 to 2017, held management positions for 25 years and was previously a publisher. After his studies, he wrote a series of educational textbooks published by Meulenhoff and investigative journalistic articles for NRC Handelsblad as an independent publicist. In 2018 and 2019 he was a.i. Director of Poetry International Rotterdam and organised the 50th festival.

As a Supervisory Board Member, he has been involved in media companies, such as De Haaien and Africa Interactive (currently Makemend), a social venture with approximately 3000 local African video journalists as a foundation. He has also been associated in new ventures as a co-investor.

He was brought into the veins of culture and society via various board positions. For example as Chairman of the International Spinoza Prize for Ethics Foundation, as Board Member of De Gouden Ganzenveer and most recently as Chairman of the Board of the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam.

Dries’ vision
‘The objective of the sessions is to (re)discover life energy, a lust for life, motivations and to take steps forward in terms of growth. The method used originates from a strong desire to understand life, and to do so in a manner that this understanding leads to practical and applicable life philosophies.

The approach is two-tiered: there is an instrumental and an existential level. The first level is accessed in behavioural issues. The second is accessed when obstructive mechanisms impede behavioural enrichment.

At the instrumental level, the unwritten rules, the laws that are at play within organisations, are made visible. Laws are made distinct from delusions. Mechanisms are revealed. The core terms at the existential level are autonomy and the deeper self, the combination of innate traits as the guiding principle.

The role of trusted counselor/executive coach is fulfilled based on my own experiences with professional and personal growth, a profound knowledge of philosophy, psychology and history. Clients consider me an empathetic ally.’


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