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Katinka Hugenholtz Senior Affiliate Advisor
Netherlands

As a founding partner of Aberkyn, I have over 15 years of international facilitation experience. I have worked as a facilitator literally all over the world; primarily in the UK (where I was based for 10 years) and in the Netherlands, but also in the USA, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East.

The quality of relationships is at the core of my work. I focus on strengthening interpersonal relationships in leadership teams, in order to enhance their output and optimize the way they work together. My specialization is guiding team journeys and supporting a small number of senior executives and young future leaders on a personal basis.

Prior to setting up Aberkyn, I was a partner at Sheppard Moscow, a leading London–based Change Management firm. After obtaining a Masters of Law Degree (Leiden University, 1987), I worked in commercial roles with Procter & Gamble (Brand Management) and Walt Disney (Licensing in Brussels and London). To support my current work, I have obtained a Post Graduate Degree in Psychology (Middlesex University, 2004) and completed a wide range of coaching qualifications.

My home is Amsterdam where I live with my family. Due to my innate curiosity to explore the world, I have lived and worked abroad for 20 years. I love the outdoors and in my younger years I worked as a qualified whitewater river guide in the Himalaya’s. Working as a guide exposed me to the joys of working with groups. My hobbies are year round open water swimming (e.g. Bosporus Cross Continental Swim 2018) and hiking, preferably with my husband Paul. It makes me happy to combine my busy life with time on our houseboat on a beautiful lake in the Netherlands.