I’ve been fascinated by human behavior since my childhood. I’ve always noticed how easily communication between people can fail. Even if both parties mean well. I used to think I must be doing something wrong – and worked even harder for the people around me. But of course, that didn’t help.
Over time, I learned how I could play a more effective role in changing the ineffective patterns that can disturb interactions between individuals and within teams. I began to understand how it always touches upon emotion. Confronting your emotions requires courage, self-reflection and facing your own fears and insecurities. And it demands presence in the ‘here and now’.
I experienced this for myself as I got to know my own deeper reflexes, motives and emotions. Learning to deal with them was a confrontational and sometimes scary process, and so it remains, because self-knowledge is never complete. But the fruits of the labor have enriched my entire life. And I am profoundly convinced that this work is worth the trouble for every person in the world.
My mission is to assist organizations, teams and inviduals in developing their emotional intelligence. And working in the ‘here and now’ is an important component: it is always in the presence that we prepare the foundations for the (personal) leadership that the future, in all its complexity and unpredictability, demands of us.
I teach people to observe – in the ‘here and now’ – their own behavioral patterns, from the gallery and not from the dancefloor. I do this both on an individual level and within a group context. I excel at guiding people to their deeper layers, and taking them beyond the point where they would normally not be prepared to keep going. In doing so, I unlock their ability to truly say what they mean, and do what they say. That leads to profound changes, not only on the individual, but also on the collective level.
Inez Bosch (1965) studied Dutch Language & Literature with a major in Communications, later supplemented with courses in applied psychology, ITIP, coaching, Theory U and Deep Democracy. She worked in a variety of consultancy and management roles at KPN and FHV/BBDO, after which she moved to training and coaching at De Baak Management Center VNO/NCW. Since 2005, she has been a founding partner at The Human Effect and in 2019 she co-founded TINT company.