Faculty

Faculty

The Essentials of Leadership programme is led by drs. Patrick Lybaert, Milly Obdeijn and Antonie Knoppers.

Drs. Patrick Lybaert
Patrick Lybaert is visiting faculty at RSM and delivers leadership development seminars in executive coaching, organisational growth and development, team management, and culture change. He is a qualified user of a wide range of diagnostic assessment instruments and founder of the Executive Leadership Foundation (ELF). He left the academic world to join Bank Brussels Lambert (now ING Belgium), one of Belgium’s major banks, where he was responsible for commercial support, mainly to retail banking. Lybaert's areas of expertise include leadership, people skills, and executive development and corporate transformation.

Milly Obdeijn
Milly Obdeijn is a trainer and executive presence coach with a professional performance background in dance. She has BA degrees in social pedagogical studies, and in creative dance. Working with like-minded creative artists from the performing arts she designed methods to help people in business and organisations to communicate and express themselves at a higher level by focusing on the congruency between the content of the message and the embodiment of it. Obdeijn has more than 17 years’ experience as a coach for large international and national companies, Dutch ministries, universities, and consultancies.

Antonie Knoppers
Antonie Knoppers is an actor, facilitator, and executive presence coach. He has a passion for acting as well as for guiding leaders to reach their full potential. He has worked with a variety of corporate clients. His goal in executive education is to bring out the leader in everyone, by creating presence and a centred mind and body. Presence can be taught and with practice, embodied. Knoppers’ experience and business school education enable him to approach corporate challenges with a pragmatic, goal-oriented style. He coaches and teaches participants how to present themselves, and perform effectively under pressure in the business environment.