Dr Monika de Waal is a specialist in organisational development, change and strategic management, with a long-term commitment to improving the effectiveness of leadership as well as intercultural interactions. Her clients come from diverse cultural backgrounds, industries, and economic sectors. In 2021, Monika was awarded her PhD, with her thesis on Third Culture Kids as Unique Sources, their intercultural competences and cultural identity at work.
The focus of Monika’s work is on creating opportunities for dialogue in complex organisations. One of her core interests is in organisational development and process consulting. Three main interconnected themes are part of her interventions: leadership, change management, and dealing with differences, including intercultural and value system differences, and gender and age differences. Tracking and changing mind bugs in mental models upon which organizations base their vision is always part of her approach.
Monika has designed and delivered multicultural training programs in the USA, Hong Kong, Singapore and in many European countries. As part of the Global Community Dialogue, Monika has co-facilitated Open Space Dialogues in Rwanda, the USA, Portugal; Mexico, Spain, Germany, France, and the Netherlands.
Monika is a member of several professional societies, among which the Orde van Organisatie Adviseurs (Certified Management Consultants), SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research), LEAD (Leading Executives Advancing Diversity), FIGT (Families in Global Transition), and the International Business Development Academy.
Monika is certified to use Diversophy©, Management Drives©, Intercultural Readiness Check©, Cultural Transformation Tools©, DISC Genuine©, MIDAS©, and Trialogue/Diversity Icebreaker©.