Network partners

Synnova’s network is a group of global partners who share our passion for meaningful change and development. Each member is part of other networks, business schools and companies, which ensures that we are all constantly learning and evolving, refreshed by inspiration, knowledge and experience from other people, academia, businesses and our personal lives.

Pleuntje van Meer, NL

Pleuntje van Meer (The Hague, Netherlands) is founding partner of Synnova. She works as a global leadership consultant/facilitator and executive coach for top teams, since 1997 and gained experience in a wide range of internationally operating organizations. She researches Organisational Change at Ashridge Business School (UK) and was guest faculty for the European School of Management and Technology, McKinsey and Company and Baak Management Centre. 

Her professional expertise is senior team alignment, improving business performance by connected, values-driven leadership and internal capacity building. Pleuntje holds Masters Degrees in Economics (Tilburg University) and in Technology & Human Affairs (Washington University), diplomas in Coaching, Coach Supervision, Human Counseling and a variety of psychological tools. She partners with the Barrett Values Centre (USA) as a global trainer for the Cultural Transformation Tools. Pleuntje works in Dutch, English and basic German. 

She is curious, transparant, results-driven, challenging and compassionate. She enjoys co-creating with clients to ensure that any intervention has sustainable impact. Home for her is the best place to recharge and reconnect with family, friends and her dog Tika. She enjoys sports, reading, travelling and walking along the beach, near Scheveningen/ the Netherlands, where she lives.

Richard Barrett, UK

Richard Barrett is Founder and Chairman of the Barrett Values Centre. He is an internationally recognised author, consultant and keynote speaker on corporate culture and values-based leadership. He works with CEOs and senior executives in North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia to develop vision-guided, values-driven organisational cultures that strengthen financial performance, build cultural capital, and support sustainable development. He is the creator of the internationally recognised Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT) which have been used to support thousands of organizations in over 60 countries in their transformational journeys. 

Richard Barrett is the author of many books, some are: A Guide to Liberating Your Soul (1995), Liberating the Corporate Soul: Building a Visionary Organisation (1998), The values Driven Organization (2013) and most recently A New Psychology of Human Well-Being (2016). He is a author to books on psychometrics, the consciousness of nations and on evolutionary coaching.

Richard is a Fellow of the World Business Academy, and Former Values Coordinator at the World Bank. He has appeared on many radio and television programs including Deepak Chopra's program on Sirius, Unity FM, Today in Jamaica and Siga O Mestre in Brazil. In his spare time he enjoys theatre and travels.

Jim Allen, Canada

Lieven Callewaert, Belgium

Mike Cambray, UK

Javier Carbajo, Spain

Gemma Denteneer, NL

Ingrid Dietz, NL

Jill Hughes, UK

Estelle-Marie Heussen, USA

Niran Jiang, Australia

Paul Jeong, Korea

Esther Kerstholt, NL

Sander Mahieu, South Africa

Ed Manning, USA

Franz Neumeyer, Germany

Phuti Tsukudu, South Africa

Artur Rzepecki, Poland

Lilian van der Leeuw, NL

Christine Wang, China

Gert-Jan v Wijk, NL