About Govert van Ginkel

Govert van Ginkel, LL.M Keynote Speaker, trainer, Workshop Leader, Executive Coach, Mediator and author.

“Govert is an expert in dealing with stress, open communication skills and strengthening resilience in individuals and organizations. Presenting to hundreds of people each year, he is an international speaker (Europe & N-America) with a master’s degree in law, a masters degree in Neuro Linguistic Programming, a certified trainer for the International Institute in Restorative Practices, trainer in Nonviolent Communication, the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), the Expert Center for Restorative Justice in Education (ECHO) and facilitator for Restorative Circles. He was the chairman of the Mankind Project Foundation in The Netherlands. When you get Govert you get practical how-to’s that decrease stress and miscommunication while increasing mutual understanding, productivity, and workplace satisfaction. He is a humorous speaker who delivers his message in an insightful and playful manner. He’ll show you how to access the hidden potential that is in all of us.

Before becoming a trainer, coach, and mediator, Govert had careers as a Legal Council for Human Resources and Social Affairs Departments, was Manager Legal Affairs, President of an industrial Tribunal, Member of an appeal commission, President of a Disciplinary Tribunal and author for a legal magazine. With a Masters degree in Labour Law, he worked for major organizations such as Dutch Post, The center for Work and Income and The Professional and Trade Association. Govert shares from his own experience which brings stories alive and is inspiring to hear. Solutions are developed from extensive research and training and his experience as a counselor, group facilitator, and community member. He says of his work: “I feel enlivened by the power of empathic communication and thrive by empowering and motivating people.”

Govert has given talks and training for companies and organizations like: P&O Ferries, Bellissima, Mercer, Lilly Nederland, Akzo Nobel, Atos Origin, YWCA, Calgary Police, Martinair, The Center for Spiritual Living, Jacobs Hospice, Universities Arcus College, The European Patent Office, The John Howard Society, Statoil etc.