A fresh perspective is just as important as a strategic vision. That’s why we look at change from different points of view. Since this can only be done with a diverse team, we each have our own story and background. What connects us?
The satisfaction we get from our impact on organizations.
Because each and every one of us loves making a difference.
I am Frijke Weeda, Managing Director of Motion5 and responsible for commerce. On an international level I also function as change manager for my clients.
By now, I have acquired a lot of commercial knowledge. I bring this knowledge to our projects and incorporate it in a personal and reliable way. When I can challenge and connect people: that's when I shine.
Do you hear someone humming musically along the Motion5 corridors? That might just be me. My iTunes playlist shifts from Lizz Wright to Disclosure and can be heard during the break of each training. Because great atmosphere and great performance go hand in hand!
"I'm proud when, together, we have an impact on an organization. When the new way of working becomes part of a culture."
I'm Peter Rademakers, Founder and Principal Consultant at Motion5.
After years of experience in the Ordina board room, I founded Motion5 in 2003, which has since grown into a wonderful company. The name Motion5 was based on our vision. Today, I still convey this vision on change and commerce to our clients with great conviction.
I constantly strive to improve the content of our products. I have plenty of time for that, since I'm no longer in charge of day-to-day affairs.
I bring my experience, creativity and strong analyses to our clients—in addition to a well-filled suitcase, because I often work abroad. My passport is quite full by now, bearing stamps from Dubai, India and Aruba.
"I always keep a good camera in my suitcase. Because even when I'm off duty, I like to keep analyzing, and maintain a sharp eye."
My name is Margaux Smits, Operations Director at Motion5.
I'm Business Psychologist with a special interest in engagement within organizations. I started at Motion5 in 2009 and implemented Sales Excellence projects for our customers ever since.
I am proud when people enjoy their work more, as a result of our collaboration with us. Like when they are more confident in customer interactions. Or when a sales team approaches the market more efficiently, with focus and enthusiasm.
The biggest compliment I can get? When the people we work with are more engaged and perform better as a result!
I always have a positive mindset in customer projects, as well as an analytical outlook and focus on building a self-learning organization. 'Performing through others' is a crucial part of implementation.
For the past two years I've been living in Houston, Texas, remotely working for Motion5. In the summer of 2016 I moved back to the Netherlands and took the American customer-oriented and can-do mentality home with me.
"If I'm convinced of anything, it's that people who go to work in the morning with joy are more successful in the end."
I am Robert Bartels, Consultant at Motion5.
After my education in marketing management at the University of Tilburg, I got to work as account manager. I made the conscious decision to work in a sales position in a very competitive industry, so I could put my passion for winning new clients to good use. After a few years of concrete sales experience I made the step towards Motion5. Now I help companies select and strengthen ties with new strategic clients.
I want to convince organizations and salespeople that strengthening the ties with new clients is not scary or impossible; it should be fun and successful instead. This change in mindset is my ultimate goal!
What is my main characteristic? Always bringing out the best in myself and those around me. Not just at Motion5 and with client projects, but on my own time too, on my racing bicycle. Every sprint, climb and turn taken has to be more explosive, faster and better.
"I don't see growth as a distant ambition. It's a road that can't be bypassed in your journey to success."
I am Ilse Schuring, Consultant/Trainer at Motion5.
At Motion5 I am involved in various national and international client projects. My 12 years of experience in corporate commerce and as an entrepreneur are tremendously useful here!
I'm proud of those projects where I had the opportunity to encourage people, effecting a lasting change. Not for a week, but forever. Helping people become even better than they already are. Because people are capable of a lot more than they might think.
In addition to my work at Motion5, I am Director of a foundation aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship in the greater Rotterdam area.
The Rotterdam mentality is quite apparent in me. I'm direct, concrete, but with a warm heart. I'm energetic and no-nonsense. In projects, I always maintain an overview of the whole game. This is important in my role, but also in one of my passion: boxing.
"I know like no other that when you want to accomplish something, you have to go for it—whatever it takes."
My name is Mante Sliepen, Consultant at Motion5. After studying Biomedical Sciences at the VU University in Amsterdam, I started working as an International Healthcare Consultant. After a few years working as advisor providing procurement and contracting services in the international healthcare sector, I started at Motion5.
I am energetic, enthusiastic and open. I actively strive to ensure that an organization is moving together in the right direction. My technical background helps me to quickly bring complex situations back to the essence and to determine a sustainable solution that actually works in practice together with the client and team. I am most proud when people feel comfortable within a team but above all when they enjoy what they are doing. Only then, you can deliver top performances together.
"That also applies to me during rock climbing with friends, the road to the top is just as fun as reaching the top!"
My name is Wouter Jager, consultant at Motion5. After finishing my studies in Management, Economics and Consumer Studies at Wageningen University I started working as an account manager for several organizations. I learned a lot about the different ways to get into contact and build relationships with clients.
In these roles, I also experienced the traditional view on sales; transactional selling. At Motion5, we do not believe that this type of sales leads to sustainable commercial success.
I do not see sales as a sprint, but rather as a journey. Particularly, in the Healthcare industry. A journey that best succeeds when travelling with the right people. Especially, when you are open to different perspectives and look for the ‘best of both worlds’.
Here’s how you would recognize me: adventurous, sociable, and curious. I’m am highly motivated to bring organizations into motion, moving away from traditional paths and daring them to think differently.
"“Commercial Excellence requires the courage to think differently and focus on smart partnerships and innovation.”"
I am Mariska Eindhoven, Sales, Project and Office Support at Motion5.
At Motion5 I provide organizational and administrative support. In addition to many years of experience in this field, I also have a lot of experience with sales and marketing support. And that is a perfect match with the core business of Motion5.
The Motion5 team must be able to perform optimally, day after day. I enjoy creating an environment that makes that possible, through meticulous planning and excellent organization. I do that with lots of enthusiasm! I am proud when I achieve that!
At Motion5, no two days are ever the same. So it never gets old.
But there is one thing that is the same for me every single day: a good long run at the end of the day. So tomorrow, we can start fresh.
"I always like to make sure I do a little something extra: for the team, and the clients."
I'm Jacqueline van Woudenberg, Head of the financial administration at Motion5. That means that I mostly deal with our invoices, and enter them into our bookkeeping system. And that is important, because it keeps our company healthy.
We have a beautiful office in Mijdrecht, where we receive clients and organize many trainings. The building should look beautiful and neat, so people enjoy working there and enjoy coming back quickly, and I'm proud to say I also attend to this.
I also enjoy creating a pleasant atmosphere outside of Motion5. Like for instance in Curaçao, or when I play tennis with my friends, and then go for a bite to eat—and some wine.
"My team can count on me taking care of everything adequately, and no-nonsense."
I am Renaat Vermeulen, Associate Consultant for Motion5.
Motion5 and I came into contact during my period as President of Biomet EMEA, a big international player in the medical device industry. Within Biomet I held various functions in sales, marketing and international management positions. For a long time, I was also on the board of directors of Eucomed, the medical device trade association.
I now use those 29 years of experience in the orthopedic industry when managing complex change programs at a senior level. I do this as an independent consultant, but in close collaboration with Motion5.
Just like in our previous collaboration at Biomet, we do this with the same vision in mind and with a great deal of passion for the content of our field. That is why we constantly strive to improve sales, change & leadership programs, and Leadership Unplugged is a great example of that!
"We constantly strive to improve sales, Leadership Unplugged is a great example of that!"
My name is Henri Janssen, associate consultant at Motion5.
With a financial-economical background, I have worked at Philips and TU Eindhoven in the beginning of my professional career. After that as CEO in Healthcare industry for hospitals.
My last managerial job was at the Saxenburgh group, consisting of a hospital, rehabilitation and elderly care centre. The Saxenburgh group was almost bankrupt in 2013, but re-gained a solid position in terms of financial performance. With my clear vision on the future role of hospitals, I prepared many partners to join a successful cooperation. The triangle Healthcare insurance company – the hospital – and the industry is essential in this. Two questions, directly related to the patient, are central in my approach: what do you need and when do you need it?
I’m proud on the ambitious collaboration with General Practitioners in Coevorden, to strengthen the basic health of their residents in the region. This is a great initiative where you clearly see that the primary and secondary care providers join forces. I am passionate to qualitatively improve hospital – and eldery care.
I now bundle and use my experience and expertise in close collaboration with Motion5.
"Together, we want to help directors in the Healthcare sector with themes such as the development of strategic partnerships, creating a strong internal culture & external positioning of the hospital."
My name is Karen Howard. As an associate consultant at Motion5, I am committed to building international, strategic network in Healthcare.
After studying Russian Studies at the Leiden University, I started working in recruitment, in the Netherlands as well as in the UK.
In this competitive industry, you differentiate yourself by acquiring specialized market knowledge, goal-oriented identification of customer needs and the ability to find suitable solutions quickly.
I have further developed my international commercial skills in in-house sales/ lead generation roles in various sectors. From hard- and software manufacturing to logistics and business intelligence. The last years remote since I have lived in the UK after 12 years now moved to Belgium.
In my spare time I organize international hockey tournaments and fairs. Besides skiing, my main sport activity I like to do is encouraging others along the line.