ABOUT ME

I am an experiential facilitator, leader, coach, collaborator and presenter. Supporting people, organizations and their growth energizes me. I believe business is simply RELATIONSHIPS. Creating a foundation of TRUST through relationships drives all that I do, facilitate, lead and teach. Transparency and authenticity support my passion. Life is filled with Simplexity (simplicity complexity) in business and personal arenas. Along with DaVinci, I pursue the reality that “simplicity is the greatest sophistication.”

Without setting and achieving clear goals, STRATEGY is void. Clarity. Clarity. Clarity Intentional achievement. Execution.  Repeat.

Entrepreneurs are curators of opportunities in today’s society. INNOVATION is messy. INNOVATION is beautiful.

All aspects of business and organizational health are built on TRUST.  Everything rises and falls with TRUST.

Being willing to be surprised through living a curious life can reap great, rewarding and CREATIVE results. CREATIVITY drives INNOVATION.

Organizations, teams and departments who choose to COLLABORATE are stronger together.  COLLABORATION is a powerful force to be reckoned with when fully realized.

We often live compartmental lives. Personally. Professionally. INTEGRATION of key departments and disciplines ultimately results in better product/service and customer satisfaction.

Relationships are the glue and oil of being CONNECTED, healthy organizations. Healthy business relationships include authenticity, self-awareness and other-awareness.

You can only possess what you EXPERIENCE.  Truth to be understood, must be lived.  Positive, shared EXPERIENCE(s) impact teams for greater good.

We learn best when we close our mouth and open our ears and eyes.  Listening is hard work!  It is part of being self-aware, others-aware and LEARNING.

TESTIMONIALS

  • Jeff displays the rare gift of understanding the complexity and demands of organizations without losing sight of their most critical resource - - people. Whether team-building with staff, assisting leaders to develop a business model from emerging concepts, or connecting the right people at the right time, he identifies solutions before most people see the problem. Jeff's integrity is above reproach and his wise counsel is indispensable.

    Trey Doty Executive Director, Responder Life
  • Our nonprofit was facing critical challenges with our growth, measuring success and sustainability. We were blessed with a cohort instructed by Jeff. It was clear from day one that not only is Jeff a man of knowledge, conviction and measure, his students also held him in high regard. As a result of this project, our organization went on to accomplish its mission tenfold and we remain grateful.

    Della Rae Self-Care Advocate and Author
  • Jeff is a visionary, a strategist and most of all loves people. He does a wonderful job of balancing all three of these critical dynamics in ways that create amazing outcomes for everyone involved. In my time knowing Jeff, his ability to quickly and accurately assess a situation, provide feedback if necessary and create a flexible plan for solving problems is second to none.

    PHIL AUTREY Incyte Media
  • I have know Jeff personally and professionally for almost 20 years.  He is organized, yet flexible; he is very creative in his teaching and leadership style while listening to those around him.  This allows him to be open to new and creative ideas.   He enjoys thinking outside the box to stretch others in their thinking and personal growth.

    GARY STRUDLER Global Director, Kids Around the World
  • For the past three years, I’ve worked with Jeff VandenHoek on a variety of levels. From general business consulting to revamping organizational behavior and benefit through design. Jeff is a gifted business leader with broad experience across industries. Those experiences have lead to deep solutions. Any organization will benefit greatly from Jeff’s leadership and insight.

    MATT WATSON Creative Director, Watson Creative

MEET JEFF

RELATIONSHIPS MATTER TO ME. BUSINESS IS RELATIONSHIPS. BETTER IS GOOD. LIFE IS GOOD!

 

I started my first business in 3rd grade. I mowed lawns with a push mower for three dollars a lawn! I promoted myself in 5th grade to selling candles door to door. My black velvet sales board with small candle samples glued to it, backed up by my cute, unassuming smile, reaped great bottom line results. I was the top sales person! Focusing on people (the heart of every organization) since those early years – – supporting their personal and professional growth – – has energized all of my days – or at least 97.54% of them! In the mid-2000’s, I led an executive team of three egotistical, insecure men through a challenge course learning experience. Developing a program for this small, highly dysfunctional team activated my creative/ideation skills. I experienced deep satisfaction helping these men work through their distrust, dysfunction and leadership barriers.  After a day and a half, they headed back to their company with increased respect, trust and understanding. People are awesome. People are complex. Life is good. Life is messy. I get out of bed each day to support and coach, simply complex, awesome people. I love my job!
IT’S A GREAT DAY WHEN I …
  • Help Bring Simplicity To Complex Problems.
  • Help Bring Joy To Someone’s Life.
  • Make Progress Towards Goal Achievement.
  • Support Someone In A Meaningful Way.

    • Am Fully Present And Engaged In “Now”.
    • Learn And Teach Experientially.
    • Walk Humbly, Love Mercy. Do Justly.
    • Set Clear Goals.

      • Check My Ego At The Door.
      • Try something new and “fail.”
      • Learn Something New.
      • Choose Love…Always Choose Love.

Some fun facts

Mountains Climbed

Non-profits Served

Years Married To My Best Friend

Backpacking Trips

Latest Work

“I CREATE UNIQUE, CUSTOMIZED SPECIFIC PROGRAMS AND CONSULTING TO INCREASE POSITIVE BUSINESS IMPACT. HAVE A
LOOK AT SOME OF MY WORK.”

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University Seminary Department – Team LEARNING & Formation

COLLABORATION, CREATIVITY, EXPERIENCE, LEARNING, TRUST

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Leadership Development Institute – Emotional Intelligence Training and Coaching

CONNECTED, LEARNING, STRATEGY, TRUST

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Bigelow Tea – Corporate Leadership & Team LEARNING

COLLABORATION, CONNECTED, EXPERIENCE, LEARNING, STRATEGY, TRUST

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GISI – LEADING CHANGE & EMBRACING CONFLICT

EXPERIENCE, INTEGRATION, LEARNING, STRATEGY, TRUST

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CUI – Company Mission/Vision/Values Update and Roll-out

CREATIVITY, EXPERIENCE, INTEGRATION, LEARNING, TRUST

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MBA Programs – COLLABORATION and TRUST Building

COLLABORATION, EXPERIENCE, INTEGRATION, TRUST

My Services

Emotional Intelligence – Assessment, Coaching, Teaching and Training

New Team Formation – Connection & COLLABORATION

Team TRUST Development

Business Communication Strategies

Conflict & Crucial Conversations – embracing conflict to build TRUST

Leadership Development

CREATIVITY and Ideation – Product Development & Start-ups

Organization Development & Behavior

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“I WILL SHARE MY 25 YEARS OF LEADERSHIP AND TEAM IMPACT TO ADDRESS YOUR NEED AND OPPORTUNITY. I LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU/YOUR ORGANIZATION.”

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