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Masterclass strategie executie en personal development roadmap:

Participant of the November 2017 training
"Extremely inspirational day, where useful models came together with pragmatic applications and real life experiences!"

Mid November 2017 we organized our fist open tèn company academy session in Antwerp. During this highly interactive day, we worked with a group of managers coming from a variety of companies. We worked with them on their personal effectiveness as managers, how to assess and build their teams and we shared with them some of our experiences to change a company and put strategies into real execution.

We will continue in 2018 with our these trainings. Next open trainings for 2018 will be on 27 February (Delivery in English, 9 open spots) and on 24 April (Delivery language to be decided, 12 open spots). Location: Benelux.

If you want some more information, please follow this link. If you want to participate, or you want to send one of your managers. Please send us an email via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or speak with your consultant.



Participant of the November 2017 training:
"For me is was a very fruitful day. Like I said in the wrap up: 'wonderfully pragmatic' and packed with tools that I can use immediately in my work"

People from our current clients have priority in the application.

Green Solar Roof office Breda


In October 2017, we have completed a green solar roof for our Breda office. As a result, water storage improved, renewable energy further increased and we achieved better isolation for our office. This project was done with some help from the city of Breda in The Netherlands.

MRG's global conference Vienna


In October 2017, our partner Paul participated in the global conference that was hosted by our assessments partner Management Research Group (www.mrg.com). This year the conference was held in Vienna, Austria. Together with Emanuele Schmidt, president of Mida in Italy (http://www.mida.biz/en), Emanuele and Paul held a keynote together focussing on their business partnership for some of our clients. We also introduced our new released IKIGAI Card Game to our colleagues from around the world.

I​KIGAI Kaart Spel

  • ​Zoek je een hulpmiddel om mensen te helpen betere loopbaankeuzes te maken?
  • Of wil je zelf (weer) richting geven aan je loopbaan?
  • Ben je op zoek naar een vragenspel dat praktisch, leuk èn inspirerend is?

​ IKIGAI kaart spel is helemaal ontworpen om je hierbij te helpen!

Je IKIGAI is je reden van bestaan. Deze uitdrukking komt van het Japanse eiland Okinawa. Je IKIGAI is een mix van waar je van houdt, waar je goed in bent en waar je van kunt leven. Iedereen op dit eiland kent zijn of haar unieke IKIGAI. Zou het toeval zijn dat dit ook het eiland is waar mensen gemiddeld het oudste worden op aarde?

IKIGAI Kaartspel is gestructureerd in drie delen. Elk deel bevat een serie kaarten met uitdagende vragen.

Deel 1: You love it (je houdt ervan)
Deel 2: You're good at it (je bent er goed in)
Deel 3: Reality check (toets aan de realiteit)

Het spel is zowel in het Nederlands als in het Engels te spelen. IKIGAI Kaartspel kun je spelen met twee mensen, in een kleine groep of je kunt het zelf spelen.

Hieronder kun je de introductie bekijken van IKIGAI Kaart Spel. De trailer is in het Engels en duurt ongeveer 1,5 minuut. Het spel zelf bevat zowel de Nederlandse als de Engelse teksten.

IKIGAI wordt gespeeld en gewaardeerd door coaches en consultants over de hele wereld.

Als je IKIGAI Kaartspel direct wilt bestellen, kan je dat hier doen.


Masterclass strategie executie en personal development roadmap


Op 15 november 2017 bieden we een unieke mogelijkheid om in 1 dag kennis te maken met de methodes die we elke dag met onze relaties gebruiken. Ons doel is om je geïnspireerd naar huis te laten gaan. Volgepakt met ideeën, cases en nieuwe tools die je de volgende dag direct kunt gaan toepassen in je eigen organisatie. We zorgen voor een interactieve benadering van de dag. Daarnaast zullen we onze eigen ervaringen met je delen waar je hopelijk nog wat extra inspiratie uit kunt halen... Lees verder


Paul will be a guest speaker at MRG gathering in Vienna in October 2017


In October Paul will be a guest speaker at the global meeting of our assessment partner Management Research Group in Vienna. Paul will speak about some recent successful client cases and about building programs in partnerships. The do's and the don'ts. More information can be found here


Phil Bettley and Katy Markham are joining tèn company


It's with pleasure that we announce that Phil Bettley and Katy Markham have joined tèn company. We have known both Phil and Katy personally for many many years and we are impressed with the results they continue to achieve with clients across the globe.

With Phil and Katy joining our team, we are even better able to assist our clients with their requests for strategy execution work, detailed material production and their need for large scale events. Both bring a wealth of practical experience in these areas to our firm.

Phil's approach with clients is always very pragmatic. This is exactly in line with our philosophy where we believe that our consultants should have first-hand line management experience therefore adding most value to your needs. Before Phil started his consultancy life, he was running factories across Europe for his previous employer. After that, he built up an impressive consultancy track record. So, best of both worlds become available to his clients.

Katy has spent many years supporting business leaders through her organisational skills, material design and production ability and her experience in putting together complex business events for as many as 200 people. Katy’s attention to detail ensures that all her clients’ needs are taken care of, sometimes before they ask!

With Phil and Katy we also strengthen our presence in the UK and in the rest of Europe. Based in the UK, Phil's and Katy's mother tongue is English, although they run assignments all over the world.

If you want to continue the conversation with us or want to get in touch with Phil or Katy, please let us know via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to continuing to assist with you running a very sustainably successful business.

Every step counts.


Slowfood lunch in Leuven


Jan Timmer certified in MRG's Personal Directions

It's with pleasure that we can announce that our associate partner Jan Timmer now also successfully completed his certification in the use of MRG's Personal Directions. ​This brings the total group of four from our consultant team who are certified in using MRG's suite of executive assessments.

​With Personal Directions, we assist our clients to get a deep understanding of their drivers and the world they have created for themselves. What gives them energy and what drains their energy away? We also use it as a tool ​with our clients ​to ​help them ​build leadership teams.

While MRG's Personal Directions is a quite a extensive assessment, we believe this is what is needed to bring real added value to your company and to your life. Not ​just ​something nice to have.

Of course we know that here are many many other assessments available ​on the market. And we know that there are currently assessments popular that are putting people in boxes via colors. But to make an exercise like this really meaningful, you need to go further than that.

Also, we feel that there's a risk involved ​when people ​can too easily be made in to caricatures when everything is brought back to some simple colors. ​Life is not so simple, nor are people. ​​This approach is not helpful enough at the end of the day to run your business, select or develop ​your key ​people or to make life changing decisions for yourself.

More info about our ​assessment offerings can be found here.​

Congrats Jan!

Celebrating eight years!



​​It’s been 8 years now since we created tèn company. We started our firm in the middle of the financial crisis. Lehman Brothers just went bankrupt a couple of months earlier and there was a lot of uncertainty in the markets. But despite the strong economic headwind at the time, we were able to give our firm a healthy start. Of course this is thanks to you, our first clients, trusting us with your important business. We look forward to continue our work. We want to thank all our clients for your ongoing commitment to using our services. We feel grateful and humble for all your support throughout the years.

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