Piet Van Waarde.

President

For 35 years, I have spoken to people from all walks of life - in conferences, training classes, churches, and even prisons. For some people, the greatest joy in life is rich dark chocolate or a perfect tee shot. I love inspiring people. I love seeing the "lights come on" when otherwise boring topics come to life. I love helping a leader sort through complicated organizational challenges. I love helping ordinary people find renewed hope and joy in their work. The name of my consulting company "Side Walk" really says it all. I want to come alongside you to encourage, inspire, and coach you and/or your team.

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Friend of
Leaders.

Piet has an MBA in management and an MA in theology. With 35 years experience in leading organizations, he has broad understanding of the hard and soft skills of leadership. He is passionate about leveraging that knowledge to add value to leaders who are working hard to lead effectively, ethically, and productively.

About

Friend of
Leaders.

Piet has an MBA in management and an MA in theology. With 35 years experience in leading organizations, he has broad understanding of the hard and soft skills of leadership. He is passionate about leveraging that knowledge to add value to leaders who are working hard to lead effectively, ethically, and productively.

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Speaking & Training.

The prospect of attending a training session evokes visions of drinking gallons of coffee just to stay awake. But, what if it could be interesting and fun? Perhaps even helpful? Piet has developed compelling and practical talks on leadership development, team-building, conflict resolution, and can also work with your training team to develop a specialized area of interest.

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It seems everyone is talking about team-building. It’s the sexy topic in business and non-profit worlds alike. But, what does it take to build a great team? It takes more than motivation and hype. It involves understanding the practices that are unique to teams. What are they and how to do they work?
Most people hate conflict and therefore avoid it. But, what if there was a way to approach conflict that made it less intimidating? How do you begin a hard conversation? How do you frame the concerns? Is there really a way to get to win-win? Piet addresses all these questions and paves the way for conflict to be productive and not destructive.
The question isn’t so much are leaders born or made, but can anyone add leadership skills to their personal toolbox? Piet provides a creative perspective on leadership – with a plan for skill-development that make the next steps obvious and clear.
It has been said that the greatest heartache and joy in life comes through marriage and family. Piet and his wife Carol have led pre-marital classes for 30 years and raised three children of their own. They can provide both practical help and insightful strategies for how to build strong marriages and families. Perfect for retreats and marriage enrichment emphases – particularly applicable in faith-based contexts.
We don’t really understand change until we try to change ourselves. Yet, everything hinges on who we are and what we can bring to the table in terms of our character and personal motivation. How do we actually change for the better? How do we avoid the inevitable starts/stops when it comes to relationships, health and fitness, and professional development? As a pastor and consultant, Piet has been helping people change for years. Let him help you or your team as a coach to a better life.

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Bookings available for 2017.

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