Eric de Nijs, Ed.D., PCC - Innolect, Inc.

Eric de Nijs, Ed.D., PCC

Executive Coach

Eric de Nijs is an Innolect executive coach with over 30 years of experience helping people and organizations achieve improved performance. He works with CEOs, senior and middle managers, high potentials, and key individual contributors. His background includes experience in diverse industries such as food, consumer products, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, defense, military, energy, and county governments and federal agencies. He has worked with individuals and teams at all levels in Western and Eastern Europe, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Central and South America, Indonesia, South Korea, and Australia.

He found three common factors people desire from the workplace regardless of the countries in which he has worked. Those factors include a desire to be a part of something bigger than themselves, a chance to grow and contribute and an opportunity to be recognized for their contribution.  With that in mind, Eric helps leaders hone their ability to connect with people as they strengthen their ability to develop their cultures and organizations and deliver on the results required for today and the capacity for the success of tomorrow.

Eric’s clients include the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin, Citizen’s Bank (Royal Bank of Scotland), Steelcase, Huntington Ingalls (Newport News Shipping), Capital One, T. Rowe Price, Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Exelon, USDOT, USFAA, Arlington County Government (Virginia), and the Recovery and Transparency Board among others.

Eric holds a doctorate in Human Resources Development, two master’s degrees and is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. He is certified to administer The Hogan Assessment, the Workplace Big 5, the Center for Creative Leadership 360, The Leadership Circle 360, The Coaching Clinic, Cultural Orientation Index, and the FIRO B. Eric has graduated from Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program, Corporate Coach University, and Team Coaching International. His business is also certified by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach Training organization.

Eric has written The G.R.A.C.E. at Work Handbook, Playing in a Bigger Space and is a contributing author of Excellence in Leadership Coaching. In addition to developing leadership coaching and development programs, he has created a training program for leaders and their spouses/partners to help manage their stress and demands on families and couples.

Eric is a part-time instructor and co-program director of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching program and an adjunct faculty member of the Center for Creative Leadership. Eric volunteers with Kingdom Life Ministry, a recovery program for recently released ex-offenders in Richmond, Virginia. On a personal note, Eric and his wife, Nancy, have been married for 40 years and enjoy hiking and camping. Eric has twice climbed Mt. Elbert, Colorado’s highest peak and the second highest peak in the continental United States at over 14,400 feet.


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