Leadership Development


About me

I have been supporting executives, their teams and organizations for over 25 years now. In many different environments I facilitated the process to discover the clients’ aspirations and convert these into aligned execution.

Individual and team development have always been the core of my roles. Started in the Executive Search, followed by 13 years in a Professional Service Firm. As Talent manager, Head of People and Manager Partner Development I designed and facilitated multiple leadership programs and was trusted advisor to the Board. In 2012 I founded Tilia joined Aberkynin 2016.

Recent engagements

  • Facilitating Process of Renewal and Succession of International Family Owned Business
  • Facilitating EB process to come to future company design including cultural transformation journey
  • Development, delivery and Dean of LOTUS Teams Facilitator Development Program at Aberkyn
  • Design and delivery of internal facilitator development program
  • Program management, design and delivery of a large transformation program in the energy sector
  • Design learning philosophy and guiding principles for a multinational; aligned their leadership programs accordingly
  • Coaching young women leaders and senior executives


I hold a Master in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam and am an accredited executive coach. Am a trained constellator and systemic facilitator as well as a facilitator of Transformation. Moreover I hold certificates for several 360 and value driven instruments.

Languages: Dutch (native), English (fluent), French (fluent), German (conversational)

Beyond work

Together with my husband we have two teenagers and live in a small medieval city in the east of The Netherlands. I enjoy being outside and it feels like coming home when I run alongside the serenity of the IJsselriver landscape.

Laura van der Linden

Combining strategic in-depth knowledge on leadership development with warmth and simplicity my clients know me to provide a trusted environment.

What clients like about me is my sincerity, deep understanding and quick analysis.