Erik de Haan works is the director of Ashridge ’sCentre for Coaching and a senior organisation developmentconsultant for Ashridge Consulting near London. Before joiningAshridge Consulting in 2002, he studied Theoretical Physics inAmsterdam,gained his PhD in Utrecht with his research into learningand decision-making processes in perception (1994), and worked forseveral consultancies in The Netherlands. Among his recent clientsare the Aalsmeer Flower Auction, the BBC, BP, Credit Suisse FirstBoston, CSM, Fortis, Nokia, Stork, the Universities of Leeds andLeiden, and Vodafone. His previous publications books in Englishinclude The Consulting Process as Drama - King Lear for Consultantsand Managers , Learning with Colleagues and Coaching withColleagues. Erik is also member of the editorial board ofPhilosophy of Management –formerly Reason in Practice.
Ashridge is one of the world’s leading providers ofexecutive education. Established in 1959, it has acquired anoutstanding international reputation in helping to make adifference to both individuals and organisations through itscombination of executive development, research and consultancyexpertise. Its activities include open & tailored executiveeducation programmes, MBA, MSc & Diploma qualifications,organisation consulting, applied research and online learning.Clients include leading organisations in the private and publicsectors in the UK and across the globe.