Susan Huskisson

Owner, Communication Training, Inc.

Ruud and I often do training (different courses) at the same time, so I have had the opportunity to observe how his participants interact with him and how they enjoy his course. Clearly, from their reactions, he keeps their attention and they thoroughly enjoy his sessions. He is not only very knowledgeable, but he has a sense of humor that makes his trainings both valuable and fun.

February 1, 2015, Susan worked with Ruud at RLC B.V.

 

Amber Zwanenburg

Student Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University New York

Ruud Labordus is een enthousiaste coach die zijn verhaal met veel passie en humor kan overbrengen. Door een goede afwisseling van theorie en interactie kan hij de aandacht van een groep met gemak lange tijd vasthouden. Ruud verzorgde voor onze nieuwe lichting Lothgenoten (een studiegezelschap voor goed presterende rechtenstudenten van de Erasmus Universiteit) een workshop ‘Netwerken’. Door een goede voorbereiding sloot zijn training perfect aan op de vragen waar een beginnend jurist mee kampt. De training is een leerzame toevoeging op je loopbaan en Ruud is met zijn enthousiasme de aangewezen persoon om een dergelijke training te verzorgen.

November 19, 2013, Amber was Ruud's client

 

Ben Verwoerdt

Founder of Euro-Service BV

Ruud heeft bij ons meegewerkt aan de groei van ons bedrijf. 
Op het moment dat ik Ruud leerde kennen werkten we met 10 medewerkers. Nu 5 jaar later zijn dat er 30, tijdens de groei van je bedrijf ga je verschillende fases door Ruud heeft mij daar prima in ondersteund. Maar Ruud heeft zich ook prima weten te verplaatsen in onze mensen. En de mensen waar Euro-Service om draait laten inzien dat we moesten veranderen. Nu is ons bedrijf stabiel en zijn we misschien wel toe aan weer een nieuwe fase, als we die ingaan zullen we Ruud zeker weer gaan inschakelen. 

Ben Verwoerdt

November 6, 2013, Ben was Ruud's client

 

George Merguerian

Senior Partner, Global Business Management Consultants - Project Management Specialists

Ruud is a great trainer who understands well the importance of linking to trainees in a manner that allows effective learning to occur. 

Ruud is also a great entertaining trainer capable of keeping the attention and enthusiasm of his audience throughout the training period. 
George

November 5, 2013, George was Ruud's client

2.     Trainer, Advisor

ICM Utrecht

 

John Borkowski

Managing Director at MSP Solutions Limited

Ruud is a great presenter, analyser and raconteur with the ability to home in on what is critically important. In his work he is not afraid to ask the necessary awkward questions to get to resolution of the underlying problems. Given the opportunity I would have Ruud in my team with no hesitation.

August 10, 2015, John was a consultant or contractor to Ruud at ICM Utrecht

 

David Adkins

Senior Partner, Managing Director, and Director of Quality/Knowledge, Business Management Consultants

Ruud is a great trainer, presenter and coach. He is very good in the people skills, knows a lot of people in the Netherlands and surrounding countries, and excellent at interviews and sales.

March 12, 2014, David worked directly with Ruud at ICM Utrecht

 

Arjan Ros

Director, Software Development at Infor

Als ik aan Ruud denk, denk ik aan zijn vrijwel nooit afwezige glimlach, zijn ontspannen en tegelijk directe manier van trainen en aan zijn enorme expertise en ervaring op het gebied van warme acquisitie. 

Als onderdeel van de ICM Trainersopleiding leidde Ruud het onderdeel Acquisitievaardigheden. Dit deed hij op een zeer ontspannen en tegelijk positief-confronterende manier met veel ruimte voor eigen inbreng en vragen. En vooral veel nadruk op oefenen en na feedback nog eens oefenen. Wat bij Ruud opviel is dat hij het voor veel trainers 'vervelende' onderdeel acquisitie heel praktisch en zelfs plezierig wist te maken.

November 15, 2013, Arjan was Ruud's client

 

Peter Ritsema

Entrepeneur and interim manager (senior executive level)

Ruud heb ik in verschillende situaties meegemaakt, de laatste keren als coach gedurende een lastige periode. Zijn toewijding en begrip waren niet de minste reden dat ik de sessies met hem als uiterst waardevol heb ervaren. Zijn aanpak bracht mij regelmatig tot beter persoonlijk inzicht, soms zelf tot een waardevolle confrontatie met mijzelf. Zijn analyses en conclusies waren haarscherp en spot-on, waarbij Ruud altijd aandacht bleef houden voor mijn persoonlijke kwaliteiten en mijn doelstellingen. Wat mij opviel was dat Ruud heel goed tussen de regels door kon lezen en altijd het echte juiste issue kon adresseren. Overall heb ik Ruud simpelweg ervaren niet alleen als een professional met veel ervaring, maar ook gewoon als een fijn mens om in moeilijkere situaties als klankbord en coach te hebben.

November 13, 2013, Peter was Ruud's client

 

Patrick Rozema

Projectmanager at ING

Ruud is a good advisor/coach capable of building bridges within organizations.

November 12, 2013, Patrick was with another company when working with Ruud at ICM Utrecht

 

Jobst Grimminger

Global Development Manager bei Air Products

I know Ruud from 2 Project Management courses and Ruud was working for us as a trainer in Project Management education. These trainings have been very effective and we learned a lot.

November 11, 2013, Jobst was Ruud's client

 

Chris Mudde

Commercieel Directeur at Business Lease Nederland B.V.

I experienced Ruud as a dedicated professional with a broad experience in change management. He is a committed coach with sensitive skills.

November 6, 2013, Chris was with another company when working with Ruud at ICM Utrecht

 

Pamela Lake

MANAGING DIRECTOR at Lake Associates

It has always been a pleasure to work with Ruud mainly because of his passion for his work, his reliability as an associate as well his ability to motivate and inspire his participants. I appreciate his enthusiasm and readiness to it to help. 
PAMELA LAKE

November 6, 2013, Pamela was with another company when working with Ruud at ICM Utrecht

 

Arnie Mensink

Consultant/trainer at 4T Communicatie Advies en Trainingen

Sinds 2007 nemen Ruud en ik twee keer per jaar gezamenlijk mondelinge examens af van ICM-kandidaten voor de opleidingen Marketingcommunicatie B en Interne & ConcernCommunicatie B. Hoewel hij geen pure communicatiespecialist is, weet Ruud de kandidaten met z'n kritische blik en zijn "bedrijfseconomische achtergrond" in korte tijd waardevolle leermomenten te geven. Integer, betrokken en absoluut gezellig.

November 6, 2013, Arnie worked directly with Ruud at ICM Utrecht

 

Bart Ebbers

Verkoopleider Ambacht/Key Accountmanager Pastry at Sonneveld Group B.V.

Ik heb het voorrecht gehad om samen met Ruud een aantal bijzondere verkooptrainingen voor winkelpersoneel te mogen doen. Ruud is iemand die op enthousiaste en aanstekelijke wijze anderen naar een hoger plan kan tillen. Ruud heeft tevens een aantal teambuildings-sessies voor ons Verkoopteam verzorgd en met succes! 
Ruud verstaat de kunst om mensen op hun eigen mogelijkheden attent te maken en daar dan ook gelijk mee aan de slag te gaan, met als gevolg; enthousiaste medewerkers of verkoopteam. 
Bart Ebbers, Verkoopleider,Sonneveld Group BV

November 5, 2013, Bart was Ruud's client

 

Sebastiaan Fransen

International Sales Manager at Boost

I can recommend Ruud as a person with great expertise and deep wisdom of modern business solutions. Responsible, efficient, innovative and independent trainer always ready to put all his energy in to get the job done.

November 5, 2013, Sebastiaan was Ruud's client

 

Mike Smith

Director at Learning Transfer Solutions Global

Ruud is one of the most professional and engaging people I know. A strong ability to build relationships quickly, he is engaging, friendly and has an optimistic outlook. He can relate to a group very quickly and gain credibility and confidence at a very high level in a short period of time. He was always a pleasure to work and be with. He also knows his content and can enthuse participants to learn from him and his programmes are always well designed and structured. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ruud.

November 5, 2013, Mike worked with Ruud at ICM Utrecht

 

Cees Hack

Regional Managing Director at AB-Mauri MEA

Ruud is one of the few trainers we work with. The reason that we hired Ruud a number of times speaks for it. He trained our sales team(s) to become more result driven, with a personal touch. We also hired him to coach one of our talented high potentials. We can recommend Ruud for his devotion, competences, persistence and preciseness in coaching and training of our...

November 4, 2013, Cees was Ruud's client

 

Labeed Hamid

at Middle East Management Centre

I had the pleasure of knowing Ruud for many years. He is an extremely consciences person who takes pride in delivering high quality professional work. His areas of interest and specialization are needed in many organizations today.

November 4, 2013, Labeed was Ruud's client

 

Alexander Rietveld

Senior buyer at Zeelandia

I have worked together with Ruud Labordus when he was in the position of Commercial Director. I also participated in some of his training sessions. Ruud is a professional person and is able to motivate a (sales) team. He is a results focussed person and very involved.

November 4, 2013, Alexander reported to Ruud at ICM Utrecht

 

Mark Thomas

Director Performance Dynamics Management Consultants

I have known and worked with Ruud for several years and in that time have found him to be an extremely professional and knowledgeable colleague who keeps abreast of developments in his chosen fields of study and operation. Ruud also has great skill in being able to connect with people from all professions and he is also very culturally aware and sensitive.

November 4, 2013, Mark worked directly with Ruud at ICM Utrecht

3.     Managing Director

Ruud Labordus Consultancy

 

Joanna Jack

Faculty@CCL #WhatIsLifeWithoutWonder? #becurious #AgentForChange

In my capacity as Project Coordinator and later as a Project Manager at Management Centre Europe I worked with Ruud on a number of projects where he was required to act as part consultant, programme designer and trainer/facilitator/coach when delivering training workshops. I always enjoyed working with Ruud because his ability to provide a full solution from conception to delivery and repeatedly exceed client expectations was down to his open communication, diligence to meet deadlines, mindfulness of budget, professionalism and commitment to deliver. A Project Manager's dream!

November 5, 2013, Joanna was Ruud's client

 

Ton Kol

Consultant at Esch Group

in de 18 maanden dat ik met Ruud heb samengewerkt, heb ik hem leren kennen en waarderen als de coach die mensen beter maakt door hen een spiegel voor te houden en hun vervolgens zelf te laten bedenken hoe je deze bevindingen in de dagelijkse praktijk kunt gebruiken. Je leert geen trucjes, maar verandert.

December 15, 2011, Ton was Ruud's client

4.     Business Development Manager

Management Centre Europe

 

Susan Huskisson

Owner, Communication Training, Inc.

Ruud and I have often worked on the same program when training corporate clients. I have followed his training (or we were working with the company simultaneously) and have heard the great feedback he receives from his participants. Both in his coaching and management training, Ruud always gets high marks for content and entertainment value - an excellent combination. His clients benefit from his expertise, but they also enjoy the experience of working with Ruud.

January 31, 2014, Susan was with another company when working with Ruud at Management Centre Europe

 

Walt Hopkins

Author of Influencing for Results In Organisations

When you meet Ruud and say, "Hi, how are you?" Ruud says "Great!" He says this even when, like many of us, he is having a tough time instead of a good time. That "Great!" and the grin that goes with it are the outward evidence of Ruud's inner belief in the positive approach to life and work. As your coach, he believes you are great already and he will help you become greater!

January 8, 2014, Walt worked directly with Ruud at Management Centre Europe

 

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