I am Gerrit Pelzer, founder and Managing Director of Vivo Consulting Co., Ltd. I am passionate about helping leaders get better results through people.
Executive Coach, Leadership Coach
People are the key to success in any industry and any business. Strategy does not drive results. People do.
Early in my corporate career, I learned that success depends on leveraging the potential of the people you work with. A manager’s professional skills may be critical, but without people skills, they are nothing.
There is hardly anything that has a higher impact on employee engagement — and disengagement! — than leadership behavior. I experienced both brilliant teamwork and tremendous frustration because of good and bad bosses.
I help executives and high potentials to upgrade their leadership skills so that you can create the conditions in which people excel. Thus, you get better business results with your existing resources.
With twelve years experience in senior corporate roles in Europe and Asia, combined with a formal coaching education and more than a thousand hours coaching executives, I am able to relate to today’s leaders’ problems, speak their language, and provide practical steps to help improve performance. Meanwhile, I have supported leaders from over 30 nations in achieving their goals through coaching.
Among my clients are multi-national corporations and organizations such as Allergan, Bayer, Bosch, B. Grimm, Coca Cola, The Delegation of the European Union to Thailand, Diageo, L’Oréal, Louis Vuitton, Mercedes-Benz, Merck, Michelin, Nestlé, Oxylane, Pandora, PTT Exploration & Production, Reckitt Benckiser, Roche, Sanofi, Tesco Lotus, The World Bank, Titleist and others.
Applied Neuroscience for Executive Coaching
The coaching profession is not regulated at all. Holding a doctoral degree in natural science from the Technical University Aachen, Germany, I believe that we need a more scientific approach to coaching than most coaching schools are teaching today.
Human behavior is complex and always driven by the brain and its neurochemistry. In coaching, we ultimately want to change behaviors. So your coach needs a basic understanding of how your brain works.
Inspired by the works of Dr. Paul Brown, Dr. Rick Hanson, Dr. Joseph LeDoux, and others, I am using the latest insights from applied neuroscience in my executive coaching to help leaders overcome unproductive patterns and replace them by more productive behaviors.
Furthermore, together with Paul Brown, we formed the ION Partnership, an international network of senior executive coaches and facilitators who use applied neuroscience to help leverage human potential. You can find our one-page introduction here.
Adjunct Professor for Leadership
Besides individual executive coaching, I teach leadership in the Executive MBA Program at the Institute for Management in Salzburg.
I hope that my contribution enables future leaders to leverage their potential, thus making this world a better place, one small step at a time.
Coaching supervision is a must for every coach who is serious about their professional and personal development. Supervision improved my coaching abilities significantly. Consequently, I became a coach supervisor myself. Helping other coaches upgrade their coaching skills is my way of raising the quality standards in coaching and contributing to the coaching profession.
- Professional Certified Coach (International Coach Federation)
- Certified Professional Coach (International Coach Academy)
- Former Vice President and Founding Member of the ICF Bangkok Chapter
- Certified in Hogan Assessments
- Accredited Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Administrator (MBTI®)
- Certified in Korn Ferry/Voices® 360 Degree Feedback, Hogan 360, and others
I grew up in Germany and have been based in Bangkok since 2004. I see myself as a global citizen, spending part of my life in Asia, and another part in Europe.
In 2009, I found the love of my life, and am happily married.
Sports have always been an integral part of my life, and taking care of my well-being through regular exercise, healthy nutrition, and sufficient rest is becoming increasingly important to me.
I love reading and have the bad habit of buying more books than I will ever be able to read. I also love to travel when I can.
office: +66-2 107 2025
mobile: +66-8 9811 3648