We specialise in doing just that:
creating a snowball effect to generate cumulative change.
We do this through training, facilitating and coaching.
Our objective is to ensure that learning is integrated
for the overall benefit of the organisation.
We believe that a business gains its real competitive advantage
from better ideas better executed than the competition.
Being better inherently comes from the quality of
the people who work in the organisation.
Therefore, developing people requires the same level of attention and
ambition as organisations usually pay to the design and quality of their products or services.
And it is this which ultimately leads to better growth and better profits.
Snowball’s expertise lies in knowing how to facilitate a learning experience that works.
We pass on insights, ideas and experience to individuals in a way that they, in turn,
can pass them on to the people they work with for the benefit of the entire company.
Leadership development, team building and one-on-one coaching are our core competencies.
We complement these with a portfolio of talent development topics
such as presentation skills, managing transitions and communication skills.
We also partner with shooksvensen in delivering ALCHEMY, a train-the-internal-trainer program.
Together we work out your needs and then shape solutions which maximise
learning and experiences for growth.
We have a proven track record in a variety of corporations
across a range of sectors.
We work worldwide and are used to working with different cultures
and with different levels in the organisation.
Organisations we have worked for:
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We are a diverse team of professionals with vast experience both in the corporate
world and in the training world. We are enthusiastic and joyful about what we do
and can claim that our energy and our approach to learning make the Snowball
experience an unforgettable one.
Bridget is passionate about life long learning. This is why she chose learning and development as a profession way back in 1990 and continues to add to and refine what she does. It is also why she chose the name Snowball: to suggest growing from something small into something really big that can keep on getting bigger and bigger. This is important not only for her, but also the people she works with – those who are inspired to make a difference in their lives. She is proud that she is still partnering with some of her first clients.
Bridget’s expertise lies in listening to clients’ needs, designing courses / interventions to fit those needs and then delivering them. However, her main interest lies in what happens afterwards and how learning is implemented. Workshops are based on adult learning theory and are interactive, experiential and delivered with energy and sparkle. Participants learn practical tools to tackle everyday, work-related issues in a way that they feel comfortable using afterwards. The same goes for her individual coaching sessions.
She specialises in:
- Leadership development
- Team development
- Coaching skills for managers
- Performance management and development planning
- Managing transitions
- Presentation skills
- Executive coaching
- Training the internal trainer
Bridget’s background is in adult education and is also a certified coach. Above all, she is a world traveler and a lover of different cultures. She is intrigued by new ideas, places and people – and this fascination for human nature fuels her passion for training and development. Her strengths are energy, enthusiasm, adaptability, resourcefulness, a positive outlook and good people skills. She enjoys bringing the best out in people, and at the same time challenging them.
Bridget has lived and worked in the Middle East, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Poland, Germany and now France. Her work has taken her much further afield – to the Far East, South and Central America, India and Bangladesh, North and South Africa as well as all over Europe. She speaks English, French, German, has a good knowledge of Dutch and Spanish and struggles with Polish.
Bridget works in English and French and currently lives in Chamonix, France.
Winner of the first Royal National Theatre Ian Charleson Award for best actor, Ian spent over a decade at The Royal Shakespeare Company playing a range of leading roles for some of the world’s top directors. Other theatre work includes appearances in both musicals and plays in London’s West End. He has worked in every aspect of the industry from TV and film roles to radio and voice-over work.
Ian has taught at the UK’s leading drama schools, is an Education Associate Practitioner for The Royal Shakespeare Company and was Head of Acting at St Mary’s University College, London for two years. With a BA from Birmingham University and MA from the internationally renowned Shakespeare Institute in Stratford upon Avon, he continues to work on approaches to Shakespeare’s text and has recently taught at the Universities of Cambridge, Zurich and Heidelberg. His keynote speeches have regularly been described as thought provoking, engaging and inspiring.
Ian works in English and is based in the UK.
Svenja is a lover of life. She is fascinated by the miracles we can create when someone believes in us and unlocks capabilities we didn’t even know we had. This is why finding new ways to release the creative potential of analytical business minds became her passion. By tapping into her clients’ ability to be intuitive and to recognise patterns and behaviours that get in their way she helps them break free from existing mind-sets and do the things they never thought they could.
Before becoming a coach, Svenja gained over ten years’ leadership experience in various industries followed by a stint in strategy consulting leading projects around the world. Her immersion in the richness of various cultures has taught her to value the power of diversity and how to work with it. Having been in her clients’ shoes helps her understand their day-to-day challenges and how to overcome them.
What excites Svenja most in her work as a coach and trainer is creating powerful partnerships with her clients: from designing interventions that fit their individual needs to delivering them with energy and drive. Her focus is on leadership development, executive coaching and team building, and she never ceases to be amazed by what her clients achieve.
Svenja works in both English and German and currently lives in Berlin.
Tina de Meeûs
Tina de Meeûs
Tina’s belief in deep-rooted self-motivation and inspiration led her to coaching and leadership development and has made her a passionate proponent of human potential. She believes that life is more fun when we love what we do and the impact we’re having. She wishes everyone she works with to have more of that for themselves and for their organisations.
Tina works primarily with international professionals who prioritise their development and leadership. These are often people who make a difference in their world, regardless of their role. She has coached and trained across cultures, countries and hierarchies driven by curiousity, love of diversity and a quest for authenticity.
Prior to joining the world of coaching in 2004, Tina worked in Financial and Corporate Communication. She advised major European organisations during capital market transactions in various political environments, managing international projects involving share-offer marketing, mergers & acquisitions and investor relations.
Tina grew up in Germany and since 1995 has lived in Canada, France, Italy, the UK and now Belgium with her husband and three children. She lives and works in German, English and French.
Improving the quality of training is a driving force for Lori. Her online program for coaches – Coaches Going Corporate – is an example and another is the ALCHEMY program for trainers and facilitators of learning. Her book – TeamUp! shows readers how a team leader can increase collaboration, innovation and create better results using a brain-friendly approach.
Lori also leads teams of trainers and coaches to help transform organisations and bring more humanity to the workplace.
Lori started her career as an engineer chasing submarines for the US Navy. She changed directions, followed her heart and began coaching in the 1990s. She quickly became a Master Coach and trainer of coaches. For 14 years she worked for the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), known for its innovative experiential training style and powerful coaching model. In 2003 she moved to Europe and helped CTI expand throughout Europe, the Middle East and other parts of the world. Currently, Lori is on faculty at CRR Global where she trains systemic coaching.
She has worked with hundreds of executives and countless organisations and has worked in partnership with coaching pioneers Laura Whitworth and Sir John Whitmore. Lori is fascinated by neuroscience and is passionate about enhancing the fields of coaching and training by including our growing understanding of the brain into all of her work.
Lori works in English and lives in London, UK.
For years, Laurence has been passionate about understanding how to create inspiring ways of working together. She believes that creating true collective intelligence is what brings sustainable results to organisations and well-being to people. She has worked for more than a decade with groups and individuals to help them find new ways of working together through meaningful conversations, while at the same time supporting behaviour change and mindset shifts. Her style is to create relationships of trust with people she works with and to facilitate their development with ease and passion. Clients say she has an engaging personality.
Laurence has worked as an executive coach, shadow coach and trainer since 2001. She has developed and delivered bespoke courses on leadership, management, transitions, change management and communication. She also works with corporate MBA programs and is also responsible for an ACTP coaching program to train professional coaches. Creating a coaching culture within organisations is one of her focuses. This is why she has developed global programs for companies to integrate coaching tools to assist them in shifting their management style from a hierarchical one to a more collaborative one – thereby fostering innovation.
Prior to becoming a talent developer, Laurence has over eight years’ international managerial experience in organisations. She trained as a lawyer and has an MA in risk management. She enjoys theatre and acting.
Laurence works in French and English and lives in Geneva, Switzerland.