About

About

Ambits reinforces managers in their leadership through Business Mentoring. To bring your people and business into balance.

Your people are struggling to implement a new strategy. Your implementation is out of control due to human bottlenecks. You attempt to solve it with training, coaching, and more consultancy. We’ve heard it time and time again.

Ambits offers a new service, centered on pragmatically guiding your people in their personal transition in becoming an effective leader.

Our vision

Helping to achieve your leadership ambitions

We reinforce managers in their leadership via the guidance of business mentors with the expertise and the wisdom to create an immediate and sustainable impact.

Team

  • Gerrit Sarens - Founder, Chief Inspiration Officer and Co-CEO

    Gerrit Sarens - Founder, Chief Inspiration Officer and Co-CEO

    An all-around entrepreneur with strong academic roots.

    Hands-on experience as a consultant and director in diverse organizational contexts.

    Strong interest in leadership challenges & (self-) leadership development.

    Strongly convinced that better leaders lead to better organizations which has a positive impact on society. It’s our moral duty as organizations to support our leaders. Leadership development is a life-long journey.

    Passionate about sharing knowledge and experience; and inspiring people.

    "If you want momentum, you’ll have to create it yourself, right now, by getting up and getting started."

  • Frank Timmermans - Co-CEO

    Frank Timmermans - Co-CEO

    An entrepreneur with a growth mindset who acts as a sounding board and advisor to executives at times of growth and change.

    Inspires & leads with purpose. Leads with an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Always looking for a sound balance between strategic thinking and execution excellence.

    A solid experience in designing, coaching, and engaging with international teams combined with vast experience in company transformations and M&A.

    A seasoned C-Level executive in technology-driven innovative companies with 25+ years of international business experience.

    “Inner calm and happiness are the natural consequences of a life lived well, in accordance with genuine wisdom and self-discipline.”

  • Ivan De Jonghe - Chief Sales Officer

    Ivan De Jonghe - Chief Sales Officer

    C-level executive with a 35-year track record in the FMCG industry, of which 31 years at Henkel.

    Leadership roles in various domains and countries enriched with leadership- and management training at a.o. Harvard, INSEAD, IESE, and Thunderbird.

    A firm believer that people-centric leadership based on deep purpose & strong values brings out the best in individuals, teams, and organizations.

    Today it still is guiding Ivan in fulfilling his deep purpose which is to help individuals, teams, and organizations with their leadership- and business challenges in today’s increasingly complex, dynamic, and challenging environment.

    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader."

  • Liesbet Peeters - Customer Excellence Officer

    Liesbet Peeters - Customer Excellence Officer

    A purpose-driven leader with a passion for learning, personal growth, and sustainable value creation.

    It is my mission to lead and live with courage and compassion and to make a meaningful impact.

    During the 20 years of my corporate career in the pharmaceutical sector, I discovered my passion for helping people grow and unlock their full potential and that of their teams and organizations. It is most rewarding to guide people on their personal growth journey and to ignite personal and collective transformation.

    I firmly believe that together we can create positive ripple effects of impact contributing to a better world.

    "Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself."

  • Sabine Verhelst - Customer Excellence Officer

    Sabine Verhelst - Customer Excellence Officer

    "People-oriented leader with years of operational management experience in a rapidly changing context. Motivated by a solid challenge, and by building strong teams together to achieve shared objectives. Advice and mentoring with a human touch. Daring to dive into the undercurrent to unravel patterns and dynamics. Passionate to continuously learn and stimulate movement for further growth and evolution.

    Motto: "Slow down to accelerate".

  • Jasper Savelkoel - Customer Excellence Officer

    Jasper Savelkoel - Customer Excellence Officer

    "As an economist by training, with +25 years of experience in the financial sector, including 11 as a senior manager, I have a passion for people who dare. I myself am often described as optimistic, honest, result-oriented, fun, committed, down-to-earth, flexible, and a tad stubborn. The basis of cooperation is trust. Strong adaptability leads to success. I am married to Sarah, father of a daughter Qian, living in pleasant Aartselaar, a cycling enthusiast, and a lifelong Ajax fan.”

    Motto: "´The vision point does not see itself´"

  • Rinn Ampe - Customer Succes Manager

    Rinn Ampe - Customer Succes Manager

    Psychology student with strong interest in business and consumer psychology.

    What intrigues me most about business psychology is how teams are put together and in what ways team members can influence each other. Out of this automatically flows my interest in the effect of leadership on employees.

    Besides my studies, I have been leading in the local KSA youth organisation for several years now. Here, for example, I learn how to work in a team, communicate, take charge, listen to different opinions... KSA may take up a lot of my time, but I draw a lot of my energy back from it because I do this with my friends and am convinced that we are doing something useful for others.

    I am self-confident and convinced of my abilities. However, I am also aware that I still have everything to prove and will face many challenges. I therefore look forward to the future with full courage and try to prepare myself as well as possible for these challenges.

    "Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it's understanding the necessity of both; it's engaging. It's being all in."

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