Bernardus Holtrop

Principal Consultant


Purposeful Leadership , Creating Cultures of Inclusion

​About Bernardus:

Bernardus Holtrop is a Principal Consultant at Linkage. He is an expert group facilitator and executive coach who works with organizations both large and small, including many Fortune 100 companies. Bernardus designs and steers leadership development journeys that improve work relationships, cultivate organizational transformation, and deliver bottom-line results. Within his leadership work, he is passionate about two areas: emotional intelligence, working with leaders to deeply connect to themselves and others, and team effectiveness, fostering trust and (re)building relationships to create results. A global citizen with residences in the Netherlands and the United States, he translates leadership across cultures effortlessly.

Background & Experience:

Prior to joining Linkage, Bernardus was a strategy and organizational consultant and learning program manager at McKinsey & Company. He developed and ran a program that helped define ideal client service and teamwork, and then devised solutions that helped achieve goals in this focus area. He also managed and redesigned a program implemented to help senior partners become trusted counselors to their clients, as well as inspiring leaders to their teams. Bernardus was also the Chief Learning Officer at Mobius Executive Leadership, a US-based consultancy that is a spin-off of the Harvard Negotiation Project.

Education & Training:

Bernardus earned an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Twente and an MBA in general management from the Rotterdam School of Management. He is also a certified transformational coach who helps individuals create breakthroughs in their professional and personal lives.

Bernardus's Insights

6 Leadership Truths from Learning Teams at Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD) 2019

Our Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD) recently wrapped up and our learning teams came away with some great takeaways to help them continue their path to purposeful leadership!

Lack of Leadership Hurts

Despite good intentions, many leaders fall short of providing the one thing that teams need to succeed: inspiration. Here are a few thought starters to help you begin meaningful conversations with your team.

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