“Management is doing things right, leadership is doing the right things.”
Peter Drucker
"I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people."
Mahatma Gandhi
"Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better."
Bill Bradley
"Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned."
Harold S. Geneen

Van Lanschot & Partners

Real leaders make connections

'Success depends largely on the interaction of organisations with their employees and environment. It is also vital to have leaders that are able to make connections that make organisations stronger, smarter and more productive; leaders as a `driving force` for ambition. Van Lanschot & Partners connects organisations in the financial and business sectors to this type of key officers. Whether on management, executive, board or supervisory level; we make sure the right man or woman is in the right place.'

Synergy and connection

We look at organisations and people through the lens of our values; integrity, social responsibility and optimal quality. We constantly ask ourselves: What fascinates them? What inspires them? What energizes them? We pursue synergy, connection and authenticity.

An eye for good leaders

Van Lanschot & Partners has an eye for good leaders; people that are able to inspire and motivate others, enhance commitment and productivity within organisations, and bring about connections that foster durability. In other words; we scout people that possess the qualities and competences needed to realise ambitions and make visions and change succeed.

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
Steve Jobs
"A good leader can’t get too far ahead of his followers."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others."
Bill Gates
"The real leader has no need to lead. He is content to point the way."
Henry Miller

About us

An independent agency with an eye for people and organisations

Van Lanschot & Partners is an independent agency that provides search and recruitment services in the financial and business sectors. In addition, we provide interim management solutions and coaching. What sets us apart is our way of looking at people and organisations, the interactions between the two, and, on a broader note, the relation between humans and society. We are aware of our social responsibility and, indeed, of the impact a placement can have.

Reciprocal connections

We make a point of being in continuous dialogue with the market, operating discretely, knowing all the high potentials, and learning what makes them tick. We continue asking questions until ambitions and expectations are crystal clear. Thanks to our experience and with the help of our network, we are able to establish reciprocal connections. We will find the right solution for you. We stand for personalised and customised work; professional, sincere and committed.


We offer tailor-made solutions in the field of executive search, recruitment, coaching, and interim management

A good understanding of your organisation, team, and expectations are central to our cooperation. In addition to market and trade specific knowledge, we possess a relevant network, which we employ exclusively for you in order to come to the best solutions.

What we do:

  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment
  • Coaching
  • Interim Management

Executive Search

One core activity is executive search of officers at the higher management, executive, board, and supervisory levels. First, we analyse the organisation and the vacant position: What are the expectations and ambitions, now and in the future? Subsequently, we draw up a function profile in cooperation with the client. This profile describes both the context and result areas, as well as the required competences.

Transparent approach

Within our network, we identify and approach the people that match the aforementioned profile in terms of competences, qualities and ambitions. With every candidate, we hold several interviews. In addition to individual knowledge and expertise, we also focus on other aspects that influence whether the match will be successful. For every candidate, we summarize these results in a concise report.

Discrete, committed and personal

Based on our selection, we put you into contact with one or several of the candidates. Because we believe women are often underrepresented in top positions, we run an active gender policy. Even after the point of hiring, we advise and support all those involved, for example in matters of labour conditions or compensation structure. After six months, we evaluate the procedure with all parties concerned. We take care of the entire procedure in a discrete, committed and personal manner.


We have our eye on the leaders and managers of tomorrow. We are always on the lookout for ambitious and talented professionals with three to eight years of experience in the field of finance, risk management, taxes, legal, compliance, treasury, asset and wealth management, audit, HR, and real estate. As a consequence, we have a wide and valuable network of Young High Potentials; people that may determine the direction and success of organisations in the near future.

Network of Young High Potentials

We regularly catch up with the Young High Potentials in our network. We work on knowledge transfer, give career advice and provide introductions with organisations. In addition, we organise exclusive YHP events for these leaders of tomorrow, where we introduce them to the leaders of today. All this we do because we not only support you in the challenges you are facing now, but we also think ahead.


"How do I motivate my employees?"
"How do I keep my people involved?"
"How can I improve communication with my colleagues?"
"How can I improve my personal effectiveness?"
"Do I pay enough attention to my family and last but not least: to myself?"

These are questions that many executives struggle with on a daily basis.


These were issues that we encountered ourselves too. What we learned from this: it's all about your energy management. That's why it's important to think about it and see if you get energy from what you do? Or does it just cost you energy? What about your energy balance?

The great thing about our coaching method is that it leads to being able to be more of yourself, so that you can truly make personal choices. In every process we strive to go from a situation of 'survival' to 'effortless living'. Will this succeed? Our clients think so. With our holistic view, in which we always start from an integrated view of man (mental, physical and spiritual), there are no situations in which there are no 'transformation possibilities'.

We use advanced coaching interventions which are also based on quantum physics and neuroscience. Our approach is direct, intensive, practical and goal-oriented. Our coaches themselves have gained the necessary business and life experience, so they can apply 'in-context' coaching from the client's unique personal perspective.

Coaching programs

Depending on the specific needs of the client, we offer:

Personal Coaching

We work with corporate individuals and teams, often in an international context. We develop leadership skills, increase individual and team performance, prepare executives for new career stages and responsibilities, and help them to overcome specific personal and business challenges.

Executive Coaching

We work with leaders, entrepreneurs, managers and their teams on their personal and professional growth path. Our coaching is aimed at increasing personal effectiveness and allowing for achieving or exceeding personal goals.

Team Coaching

This is often focused on Management Teams (MT) where collaboration between the individual and the team, between the team and the individual and between the team and the rest of the organisation is at the core. Insight into the composition of the team and the use of individual strengths increases the decision-making and implementation capacity of the team and therefore the organisation. This is a customised team program that matches the specific goals of the organization.

Free intake interview

The coaching process starts with an intake interview (approx. 1.5 hours). This leads to the objective of the coaching process and the formulation of the ‘coaching question’. The intake interview is free of charge and serves also as a personal introduction between the client and the coach and forms the start of a professional working alliance. It also leads to the coaching question or, if you wish, a short description of the intention of the coaching process from the perspective of the client.

Aspects that are discussed are for example:
What are you running into?
What would you like if there were no obstacles?
What is stopping you?
What do you want to achieve?
How can we help you?


The coaching process concludes with an evaluation to discuss, on the one hand, the impact of the coaching process and, on the other hand, the insights gained and the tools made available.


Our mission is to support the client in achieving his (or her) professional and personal goals. We do this by guiding the client in increasing their self-insight and performance, thereby improving their quality of life. This gives us energy!

Contact us today for an intake interview without any obligation and perhaps make one of the most important decisions in your life: choose your own personal development path to an effortless life.

Our coaches are members of the Dutch Association of Professional Coaches (NOBCO). We work according to the NOBCO code of conduct for professional coaches and the associated complaints regulations.

Interim Management

On a regular basis, we support organisations that wish to make use of an interim manager or director, for example for the purpose of a restructuring, reorganisation, repositioning or simply for a temporary replacement. We quickly put them into contact with the preferred interim manager or specialist in order to realise a temporary placement. Thanks to our extensive network, we quickly find the suitable experienced interim professionals on the strategic, tactical, and operational levels.

We work for

People and organisations that distinguish themselves

In the field of executive search, recruitment and interim management, Van Lanschot & Partners helps organizations to achieve the right match for key positions at management, directorate, board or supervisory level. At the same time, we support individuals through coaching to achieve or exceed their professional and personal goals. We strive for a long-term partnership with our clients. Our clients are national and international organizations, both listed multinationals and niche enterprises. From family businesses to startups. (Semi-) governments, regulators, cultural, educational and social organizations.

Work fields:

  • Accounting firms
  • Asset managers
  • Tax consultancies
  • Family businesses
  • Financial service firms
  • Investment banks
  • Pension funds
  • Private banks
  • Private equity firms
  • Real estate firms
  • Trust funds and wealth management firms
  • Insurance companies


An experienced team of dedicated professionals

The seasoned professionals of Van Lanschot & Partners have proven themselves in the world of finance, asset management, real estate, life sciences, government and semi-government. In the past years, we have accounted for numerous successful placements and coaching trajectories. We would like to place our expertise and network at your disposal.

Michiel van Lanschot

Analyse, initiate, organise, enthuse and communicate, with connecting as the final goal; those are the key motivations for Michiel M.M. van Lanschot. Creating connections with and between people is what inspires and energizes him. Based on his experience of more than 30 years in the business world, with Van Lanschot & Partners, he is building a people-centred organisation that stands for quality and sustainability.

Michiel studied Dutch Law at the University of Utrecht and the University of Leiden and he followed courses at, among others, the Amsterdam School of Real Estate. He fulfilled financial, fiscal-legal, HR and commercial positions at Moret Gudde Brinkman (now EY), Jones Lang LaSalle and Phanos. As such, he gained ample experience as a consultant and manager with family-owned companies and large multinational consultancy firms. He is active in several board positions.

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Johan Reinhoudt

Johan sees people as unlimited potential, independent of the life they have now and would like to lead. He is strategic and works with enthusiasm and with a focus on the individual qualities of executives and professionals.

In his work, Johan's main goals are to accelerate unconventional improvement in a client's personal effectiveness and personal resilience. Johan has worked for more than thirty years in health care and (international) life sciences organisations, many of which as a senior executive. He is experienced in the field of leadership development, organisational change and burn-out prevention and recovery.

Johan is developer of the 'True Result™ Executive Coaching 5-step program' (personal and executive coaching) and 'the 12-week coach' (accelerated burnout recovery). These are executive coaching processes with advanced interventions, in which speed, effectiveness and sustainable transformation are paramount and are seen as distinctive success factors. His coaching is particularly suitable for those executives and professionals who want to move forward "now" and who want to achieve or exceed their personal goals measurably and in a faster manner.

He holds a BSc in Anaesthesiology from the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) and has been certified in general management by the INSEAD-CEDEP in Fontainebleau (France) and the Institute for Social and Business Sciences (ISBW) in Hilversum. In addition, he is a Master Executive Coach (MCC), Master Burnout Coach and has attended many additional training courses.

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Eric de Clercq Zubli

Eric de Clercq Zubli

The motto that Eric de Clercq Zubli holds to is best described as 'Of what significance can I be for the other person? '. Eric supports the growth of others and does so with pleasure. One of his approaches herein is handing others the necessary building blocks. In doing so, he is convinced of the sustainable value of servant leadership, both for people and organisations.

Eric has extensive experience in managing, leading and developing a professional consultancy. As a member of the Advisory Board of Van Lanschot & Partners, he maintains a keen focus on keeping the organisation sincere, professional and people-centred.

Eric studied Construction Engineering at the HTS (university of applied sciences) in Zwolle, Business Administration at the Nyenrode University and Real Estate at the University of Amsterdam. In addition, he completed Executive Management Programmes at, among others, Nyenrode and INSEAD. He has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate sector. From 2006 to 2013, he served as CEO at Jones Lang LaSalle in the Netherlands.

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Please contact us for a further introduction. We welcome visiting you for a personal meeting.

Van Lanschot & Partners
Meentweg 11-A9
1406 KB Bussum
The Netherlands

+31 35 692 07 71
+31 6 43 03 93 80

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