Jasper Savelkoel

Jasper Savelkoel

  • Industry

    • Financial Services & Insurance
    • Media, Entertainment & Hospitality
    • Healthcare
  • Functional expertise domain

    • General Management
    • Strategic Management
    • Change Management

Business Mentor profile

* 26 years of experience in Banking & Insurance business, of which 11 years at executive level, large professional network
* Focus on strategic change and transformation in SME and corporate companies
* Result and solution-driven mindset by giving trust to teams

Unique Jasper

Jasper's travel hotspots are the American Westcoast and its national parks, South-East Asia and China. The Chinese 'can do' mentality appeals very much to Jasper - he is impressed by how the Chinese people worked towards economic prosperity in a few decades. Apart from traveling, he likes to go cycling, play table tennis, tend to the garden, and read. More than management books, Flemish and Dutch literature fill his library. Last read were books by Stefan Hertmans and Revolusi by David Van Reybrouck. And he's a hygge adept or in Flemish a 'gezelligheidsdier.'

Jasper is motivated by equality and therefore provoked by inequality. Hierarchy in a professional context feels unnatural. His flywheels include teamwork, achieving things together, and making people better. And ...fun: one must put things into perspective. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, as the saying goes.

Heroism does not fit into his world of equality. He respects many people, especially selfless people, who have a solid moral compass, are honest, and stand up for people who cannot stand up for themselves.

"If you don't undertake anything, you can't do anything wrong." Jasper sees many people who don't dare to show what they can. Fearlessness and courage are traits he carries in high esteem.

Young Jasper, he'd advise being less stubborn and to not only see black and white but also the shades in between.

Having been advised by the right people at the right time, Jasper very well understands the benefits of mentoring. The people person he is, easily approachable, with good listening and questioning skills, Jasper is well-grounded in helping people grow.

Jasper ends with a musing about living in a society of constant comparison. It would be better if people would sail a little more on their own (moral) compass. To compare leads too often to political behavior. Don't doubt yourself; keep your finger on the pulse but sail your course.

  • “I didn't know what to expect at all; it was the first time I had contact with a mentor and this kind of training. What is memorable (for me anyway): it teaches you to reflect on things and to think in a more coordinated way; instead of tips & tricks, the solution comes from within. There was an immediate click. Jasper is very open and accessible. His willingness to listen is excellent, and he adapts to the mentee.“

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