leading from authentic self

Today's successful leaders and teams understand true engagement and the power of having everybody fully on board.

It’s a fact that inspiring leadership and management drive employee engagement. Our learning journeys create lasting behavioral change leading to a positive infectious attitude.


Date & time

According to your preferences — we'll touch base after registration!


€1.495,00 per person (excl. 21% VAT)




3 half days + own work on materials


Saskia Dejonghe, Anja Verheij-Köllmann


Luka Vethake (academy@baseconsulting.com)

At a glance:


A prerequisite for being an authentic leader is knowing who you are. This module will explore the 5 characteristics of authenticity and how to develop them.


Using the lifeline reflection technique, we will reflect on what is important to you in life and what your strengths and limitations are. 


Based on what you value and hold dear in life we will retrieve your core values from a list of many.  


Understand what drives and motivates you. What personality type are you and how does this impact interactions with other types of people?


Our most powerful stories originate from our personal experience and dreams. These make your story honest and unique. This learning bite looks at how to develop your own purpose and use this to engage and inspire people.


There are many leadership styles and frameworks to choose from. Taking all the sessions together, we will help tailor your unique style to who you are.

Saskia Dejonge
lead trainer

Anja Verheij-köllmann
lead trainer

Ana Valenzuela Tardel
lead trainer


Authentic leaders are not afraid to show emotion...

and vulnerability as they share in the challenges with their team. Developing a solid foundation of trust with open and honest communication is critical to authentic leadership.

Farshad Asl / International speaker, author, leadership expert


Russell Dunn

"There are a multitude of trainers and content experts around, but very few are truly able to transfer that knowledge effectively. The Base team has that ability in abundance and delivers in a way that is both engaging and fun. Their enthusiasm, energy and expertise, combined with the effort they put into understanding the needs and culture of the client is the foundation to their success in creating and delivering learning that works."

Zabna Amer

"Saskia is a born leader: intuitive by nature, professional, and constantly attuned to others' feelings. In a group setting, she is able to anticipate the needs of the group and each member, and is able to positively influence a wide audience. She is a strong believer in personal development and is always willing to show you how to raise the bar. Working with Saskia improved my learning journey."

Helène Erftemeijer

"Still benefiting from your inspirational storytelling workshop. Big ideas are growing and number of fans increasing. Putting your personal tips into daily practice helps us to make extra miles!"

Chris Worp

Hans de Jong

"Anja has a rarely found combination of high professionalism and seemingly unconstrained energy and drive. She is creative, fast and adapts quickly to unexpected situations maintaining her calm and professional composure. I strongly recommend her."

Ruzaliya Zainutdinova

"Saskia provided a lively training on consulting services, public presentation, and public speaking skills during my master’s program on International Communication Management at the Hague University of Applied Sciences. It was an eye-opening experience to learn from such a professional. Saskia is coaching in a clear, understandable, and easy way. I recommend her master classes to anyone who wants to master such skills within a short period of time."

Jacqueline Gearhart

"Anja is one of the best lecturers I have had the pleasure of studying under. She offers expertise in reputation management, intercultural communication, and leadership development through training initiatives and applicable techniques. I highly recommend her not merely as a student but to anyone who wants to enhance their communication skills. Her expertise is invaluable, allowing you to retain the information taught long after your time with her has ended."

Saskia Hofman

"They are great trainers, facilitators and coaches. The storytelling workshop was very inspiring, hands on, refreshing and sparkling because of the trainers."

Roger Karner

"I did work with Saskia in 2016 to further improve my communication skills, especially on stage, talking to a big audience. She is super motivating and clear on instructions how to improve and create a even bigger impact. Most impressive to me has been her ability to provide me feedback on videos of mine in german language - which she do not speak, but her feedback was spot on and I could learn and improve. Thank you Saskia and all the best, Roger"

Ingrid Balogh

"Whatever they do, they do it in a big way. The energy and vitality of their presence take you to places you have not been before. With the way they are, naturally and creatively, Saskia and Anja have a huge capacity to inspire and support people into manifesting their bigger self and bigger purpose. If you want to work with someone who has no fear of stepping into the unknown, who is able to dance with joy on a single rope 20 meters above ground, who disrupts the status quo with ease and grace for the sake of the vision she has for you, who will challenge you to step up in every possible way and has the capacity to hold you in your journey, Saskia and Anja are your best choice!"

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