strategic implementation by connecting people - purpose - practice
You know your business, but sometimes you need a partner in getting things done on the next level in a complex environment.
You don't need a consultant who knows exactly what you have to do. You do need somebody who understands you. Somebody who, just like you, believes that success is so much more than making profit or fulfilling a formal role. It means adding true value.
Walk the Talk is your lead in effectively connecting purpose and daily work through the power of your own people. We connect, clarify, align, create momentum and help you realize your goals.
eager to provide services
Walk the Talk delivers project leadership and guidance in highly multi-disciplinary or multi-interest ventures. Competences needed for this don't mix with the 'specialist way of working'. 25 years of experience propelled by eagerness in understanding business, science applications, organizations and especially people is a powerful driver for each new venture. Alternately being responsible for the actual result of high impact projects or change, but also in faciltation of others in these roles.
proud of track record: check out some examples
industries & clients love to work for
With 25 years of business experience as an independant consultant Dinand has directed projects, programs and other activities in a wide range of industries. Check out the client list.
Aeroporte International Reina Beatrix
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Amt fur Flugsicherung der Bundeswehr
German Air Force Command
KLM Air France
Knowledge & Development Cente Mainport Schiphol
Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat
Royal Netherlands Air Force
Life Sciences & Health program
Medisch Centrum Alkmaar
Albert Heijn Opleidingen
Amsterdamse Schoolbegeleidingsdienst ABC
DSM Business Academy
Leiden University School of Management
Prof Gunning School
ROC van Twente
APM Terminals / Maersk
Garcia / Eurobrooks
Dienst Landbouw Voorlichting
Gall & Gall
AHOLD Real Estate
De Hoop op d’Swarte Walvis
Mc Cain Foods
guided by principles
Each situation asks for a specific approach. There are hardly any blue prints at hand when it comes to complex matters. Being dogmatic makes you overlook things, ignore signals and miss opportunities. But concerning beliefs & behavior there are principles Dinand is guided by. Some examples on selected topics.
Success is much more than making profit. Adding real value is what it is about, regardless of your position in the value chain.
Leave everything you touch in the world a little bit better behind than it was.
Set preconditions and facilitate, but also, intervene, direct, and exert influence. Such personal interventions require self-knowledge and an active interest in other people. Detect pattern breaks, but create them as well: momentum!
Manager’s ‘spreadsheet fetishism’ kills the soul and drive of professionals. Make it possible for them to thrive and then get out of the way.
‘Do what you gotta do’
‘Walk your talk’
‘It’s not about you, connect others’
‘Succeed fast, but fail even faster’
‘I don’t like that man, I’m going get to know him better’ (Abraham Lincoln)
What makes people tick? No idea! Wouldn’t you be insulted by ‘motivational’ programs?! Respect your people, create opportunity for people to motivate themselves by what they’re doing. Listen & support. But do challenge.
Building and leading a team with the best of your people is what Dinand Abels prefers. Only add from the outside what's really lacking or needed to create momentum.
Dinand Abels is the core of Walk the Talk. He has directed (international) projects for all organizations mentioned in the client lists.
Together with client Air Traffic Control he was awarded with 2nd place in the national Project of the Year Benchmark initiated by ATOS Trend Institute: “The project manager as entrepreneur”.
be in touch
tel +31 (0)850685568
Walk the Talk BV
3513 DH Utrecht, The Netherlands
KvK/Chamber of Commerce 34059891