Arjanna van der Plas Thought Leadership Writer OpenIDEO
Coaching has always been part of my professional life, both in group settings and individuals. In the past 10 years, I’ve coached many consultants and researchers, as well as startup teams and students. I’m trained as a co-active coach by CTI, the largest in-person coach training school in the world. Moreover, I’m a yoga and meditation teacher (Yoga Tree, RYT200), which inspires me to incorporate mindfulness and somatic exercises in my coaching practice.
I intentionally combine my work as a coach with social impact related projects with among others OpenIDEO and Stories Behind The Fog so that my coaching is grounded in practical experience.
In my social impact work I'm known to be an engaged, energetic and entrepreneurial innovator with a double degree in Science Communication (MSc/Drs) and Industrial Design Engineering (MSc/Ir). I'm all-round, effective and organized, and keen on connecting people and ideas and making things happen rather than talking about them. I'm experienced in starting up and leading projects, organizing and moderating events and creative speaking and writing. I love to work on projects that are relevant for society, in multidisciplinary teams with a concrete mission.