Jo is a classically trained engineer, well versed in leading corporate change programs, having learned the trade of change and cultural transformation at GE of Jack Welch himself. At the height of his career, he stops in his tracks. He thought he knew what it was all about but came to realize he could never get people on board without being thoroughly in connection ... with himself. Jo takes a deep and long dive into the abyss that is the Innerself and came out firmly earthed and in tune with himself. "Being connected with the Self is the prerequisite to being able to connect with others," says Jo.
By genuinely connecting with people, daring to ask probing questions, and being critically minded, Jo can spark awareness and help grow latent talent. Mentoring comes naturally to him.
Jo reads a lot. On his nightstand lies 'Material Matters' about circular economies. And he likes to spend time outside: walking, cycling, working in the garden, growing vegetables. Connecting with nature is connecting with himself is connecting with others.
Young Jo Notaerts he'd advise to "Do what you are, and be what you do." One should be not only authentic but also pure.
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