“Explorer ”

multi-disciplinary – driving change – organization development – nomad – engineer – yogi – London Business School – registered nurse – top-tier consultancy – follow your curiosity – hiker – dog lover

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Catja joined the BeBright team at the end of 2016 to bring our presence to the Caribbean. She is passionate about creating successful organizations where people can maximize their potential.

She holds a Master’s in Molecular Sciences from Wageningen University in the Netherlands which included a biochemistry research project at MIT in Boston. Her continuing education includes a Sloan Fellowship Master’s from London Business School, and a one-year accelerated Bachelor’s program in Nursing from Stamford University, CT.

Catja started her career as an engineer and project manager in the space sector, followed by a role as innovation manager at Stork, a leading Dutch industrial technology company. Her 15 years of international consulting experience has taken her across Europe, the U.S, Central America and The Caribbean, working for top-tier consulting firms like KPMG Consulting in London, PwC Advisory and Booz&Company in New York City. Her experience spans across a variety of sectors including investment banking, manufacturing, process industry, healthcare & hospitals, life sciences, and luxury goods & retail.

Catja’s expertise is in strategy and organization development. She coaches individuals to improve leadership and functional skills; she applies strategic consulting tools to optimize the structure and work processes within an organization; she designs and facilitates tailored workshops to improve the functioning of teams and accelerate the start-up of new projects.

Exploration and inquiry keep her “bright”. She is a “professional nomad” and has lived and worked in Amsterdam, London, Geneva, Munich, Brussels, New York and The Dutch Caribbean.

Catja brings a unique perspective to BeBright, as she has trained and worked as a registered nurse in the US on top of being an experienced organization consultant. She is a perfect match for BeBright as our partner in the Caribbean.

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