Caroline has extensive experience as a manager, career advisor, director and coach. Twenty years ago she discovered her passion for guiding people when she was responsible for the selection and training of young diplomats. Not much later she became head of the career advice department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Caroline was known for her ability to explain and help people understand decisions in this complex and sweeping process.
She gives compliments and criticizes equally sincere. She thinks along, helps with making difficult decisions, questions ingrained habits and introduces surprising career twists with her motto “Act as you must act”. She conducts conversations cheerfully, friendly, if necessary on the cutting edge and always with great respect for the other. In doing so, she built a reputation for warm rigor and disarming honesty. After twenty years she left Foreign Affairs for her other love: art and culture. From 2009 to 2013 she was general director at the Koorenhuis, Center for the arts in The Hague. During this period she also published her poetry collection Household Notices. At the end of 2012, she started her leadership training and organizational development company. In doing so, she supports people and companies in mobility, integrity, cooperation, dialogue and the development of a sustainable vision.
She works as a trainer at Double Healix, project manager and writer. She became the first certified Master Double Healix trainer. Together with Manfred van Doorn she wrote the fourth book in the Double Healix series: Career Ladders and Global Jobs, about the relationship between individual career issues and social developments (October 2014).