Raymond van Driel
Raymond van Driel

Raymond van Driel

My specialties

  • Executive coaching
  • Team development
  • Leadership development
  • Keynote speaker
  • Improvisational theatre
  • Psychologist

Get to know Raymond ...

Hello, I am Raymond van Driel and I am an experienced leadership trainer, executive coach, university lecturer, keynote speaker, trainer and author.

My passion is helping people develop key skills and insights in order to be more effective and experience more joy from collaboration. In doing so, I help my clients go from ‘Good’ to ‘Great’. They call me positively critical, challenging, warm, sharp, curious and very dedicated. I love contributing to the development of people and organisations.


From my hobby of improvisational theatre (4 times Dutch national champion), I started translating this to my work. As a result, I now teach and train improvisation skills and mindset to various organisations, business universities and HR colleagues worldwide. Learning to improvise better helps people work on important 21st-century skills: being able to switch easily, connect, think creatively and dare to make mistakes in order to learn faster. And as a result, work together more effectively and with more fun.

Because of this background, my training sessions, lectures and coaching sessions are characterised by a lot of safety, connection, fun, movement, openness and a high level of energy. And therefore more impact.

My background

After studying Psychology, Computer Science and two years of Theatre Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, I worked as a project manager in ICT for 5 years. I liked the development and culture side of it best, which is why I eventually turned to the training and coaching profession from 2000. Since then, I have gained extensive experience and expertise in leadership and team development.

At the University of Amsterdam Business School and at two major telecoms organisations, I provide and coordinate various Leadership programmes. In addition, I recently received a government grant to implement Improvisation in the curriculum of the Vlerick Business School.