We offer training and coaching in the field of leadership and communication especially designed for people with a scientific background. Louise Mennen is the founder of Mennen Training & Consultancy and works with a group of highly qualified trainers with an academic background. The secretariat is lead by Marisa Buonomo.
Louise Mennen is a nutritionist by training (PhD in 1997) and has worked many years in scientific research. After a time of solid reflection she decided she wanted to spend her time helping scientists to be better leaders. Therefore she started Mennen Training & Consultancy in 2007 to contribute to science in a different way. During training and coaching she understands you well and can at the same time confront you with spot-on questions to help you reach your goal. She loves to connect to people since they all have great stories to tell. She enjoys it when she sees people grow.
Louise fully understands the challenges scientists encounter during their career, due to her large experience in the scientific community. Her extensive experience in leadership communication training and personal coaching enables her to help scientists grow to become passionate leaders in their field.
Louise is a registrered trainer and coach. She completed the 3-year Post-HBO training Professional Communication (NLP practitioner and TA 101- training) and specialisation in Constellations at Phoenix, the institute for training and coaches in The Netherlands. She is also trained as professional coach by De Baak Management Centrum VNO-NCW, a leading institute for management and leadership development. Louise is a member of the International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Dutch Association of Professional Coaches (NOBCO).
Marisa is responsible for the secretarial activities at Mennen Training & Consultancy. She organises the collecting of information before a training and makes sure all the practicalities are in perfect order. She works with a dedication to high standards and has a professional care for her work.
Roel Breuls regularly works with us. Roel did his PhD in biomedical engineering. He is interested in the interaction between individual behavioral patterns and the organisational culture and how this affects both individual and team performance. He is highly qualified in analysing and supporting ones personal development process. Roel is not afraid to ask difficult questions and is extremely skilled in detecting ‘what is hidden below the waterline’. He works in a very trustworthy, effective and friendly manner.
Elsa is also one of our preferred collaborators. She was a senior scientist in the field of cell biology when she decided to move from academia to industry. At Danone, while in a managerial role, she was also involved in leadership development training and coaching skills training. She gathered years of experience and study in this field. She is a very bright and enthusiastic facilitator, having a great capacity to listen and challenge you. She gets energized by enabling people and organizations to find what deeply matters to them and then help them to define and reach meaningful goals.
Rick studied neurobiology and worked for many years as a high school biology teacher in Amsterdam. At the same time he developed a passion for training and coaching in leadership communication. He is now a highly experienced trainer and works with Louise during both the European Nutrition Leadership Programme in Luxembourg and the Programme deLeadership African en Nutrition in Morocco. Working with Rick brings humor and creativity in a safe learning environment. He observes sharply and is an expert in non-verbal behaviour.
Ellis obtained a PhD in Nutrition and Health Sciences and worked for several years as a postdoc. Her passion is to inspire scientists to become excellent communicators. She loves to help people discover their own qualities. Ellis is an experienced trainer who knows all the ins and outs of the scientific community. She is an expert in creating multidisciplinary collaborations between research, policy and practice. In a training, Ellis brings passion, enthousiasm and a listening ear. Networking, listening to people and building relationships give her energy.
Mennen Training & Consultancy also works regularly with highly skilled trainings-actors when participants need to practice their communication and leadership skills.