Carla Maria Verwer — Partner
Utrecht, The Netherlands
“Good narratives do not tell people what to feel and think. Good narratives give people something to feel and think about.“ — Carla Maria Verwer
For as long as I can remember I have been curious, creative and inquisitive. Over the past 15 years, I have been able to be just that in all the work I do. I combine my background in Business Communication and in Theatre as a Coach and Trainer in Narrative Leadership. As a community theatre maker, I translate personal stories into plays.
I love going on a journey with people, exploring paths that lie ahead, that have been walked, skipped, overlooked or ignored — preferably in a lighthearted way. You can wake me up at night to explore the importance of narratives as an expression of our experience, as a mode of communication, and as a way of making sense of ourselves and the world around us.
With my work, I hope to contribute to greater understanding and acceptance of one’s self and others around us, connect and communicate on a deeper and more considerate level and to broaden one’s own possibilities and inspire others to do so as well.
“Carla is one of the excellent professional trainers at the Academic Leadership Course for Assistant Professors at TU/e. One of her strengths is to quickly exemplify concepts of various leadership and communication situations. She can easily tap into the human nature and core of the behavioral aspect behind of these events we face in our everyday life in the academic world, helping to understand ourselves and our communication partners and steer the situations to a beneficial result. I’ve personally learned a lot through her empirical methods which were also fun as she has got a nice and vivid personality spiced with a good portion of humor.” — Roland Toth |Assistant Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology
“Carla is a great coach in personal effectiveness and self-awareness, her way of working is so natural and simple that everyone can easily make a connection with it. She is inspiring and energetic, has very careful eyes to see peoples’ hidden side and to help them get aware of that.” — Elham Semsar-kazerooni | Senior Researcher, TNO
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