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You want to embrace new technologies such as Office 365 and Azure in your organization, and you want to maximize its usage and benefit. You want your sponsors, managers, and users to receive the proper guidance. In short: you need help. That's why.

Because I believe that it all starts with understanding, going from the helicopter view down to the level that is appropriate for you and your organization, to understand and to make the right choices.

But understanding constantly evolving technologies such as Office 365 and Azure is not easy and help often comes in the wrong format, leading you even deeper into the forest of features and details. Things you don't need to know - at least not now.


With my 20+ years background in international consulting firms and as Business Productivity Advisor at Microsoft, I quickly grasp the major productivity challenges that you face in your organization. With this expertise, I can give you the right approach on how to look for positive change and opportunities in the introduction of Office 365: why should you change? What if you don't? What can you do different? Where are the potential benefits for you and your business?

How is my approach different? I speak your language, your context. I'm not giving you the standard pitch. Instead, I'm telling you stories - your stories - using a white board or an interactive screen, or just a piece of paper, and I put you in the center of the story. You the boss, you the business manager, you the project sponsor, you the HR or Learning manager, you the team manager… you the end user.

And thrust me, I don't use the word 'feature', cause you shouldn't care about features


You wonder: what is it then that I do?

I bring you a mixture of


  • Keynotes & Presentations
  • Digital Awareness & Digital Inspiration sessions


  • Personal productivity workshop - based on a solid methodology
  • Team productivity workshop - based on team agreements


  • Coaching 1:1, 1:n, VIP coaching - both onsite and remote
  • Ad-interim and shadow management of teams going through transformation

Through all these actions, I enable your change, making it sustainable.





Keynotes & Presentations

Mega trends, 4th Industrial Revolution, Digital Transformation - what does it all mean for you and your business?

Microsoft Office 365 - Sure you've heard about it, but are you sure you really know what Office 365 is about? Why the need for something like Office 365? Why would you need it?

Microsoft Azure - what is it, what can you use it for? IoT, Blockchain, Digital Twins, ... Business Intelligence / Artificial Intelligence /Machine Learning. What's the relevance for you business?

Koen presenting

Digital Awareness & Digital Inspiration sessions

So you've heard a thing or two and are triggered by innovation. But what exactly is out there? What are the options? How do you know you go the right path if you don't have a map, or if you map is incomplete or biased? If you are considering the Microsoft solutions, I can help. I have the overview you are looking for.

It's important to look at the technology of today, but also of the evolution and be aware of technology of the near future. What are things that Microsoft is working on today, that I will see appear in Office 365 tomorrow? It's fascinating to see how Artificial Intelligence enter the world of Office 365, bringing tons of new capabilities right under your command.

This information is crucial when you are facing a contract renewal with Microsoft (yes, it's a complex matter). What should you aim for? What should you include in your contract? How do you maximize current and future use? What is underused, overlicensed... I work with a companion who helps with the numbers: Compliance and Contract Assessments. I take part of the Content part. Together we provide you with the complete set of information thus enabling you to enter negotiations fully prepared.



Personal productivity - based on a solid methodology

You're using all the new technologies, and the marketing message of Microsoft will tell you that now you have everything to control your daily work, to manage the load of information that smashes into your face every day. How do you manage that overload? Oh, and next to that: how do you get your own work done in that sea of distraction? Believe me, the solution is not in that new button or new 'feature' that has been added to the software. It's not…

If you don't have a solid methodology on how to handle this situation, you're always reacting to the latest and the loudest. And that's not the items that were on your todo-list.

Of course you want to change that situation, because it's the number one reason for constant stress.

In a one-day workshop I help you understand the methodology and start to implement the methodology into your favorite productivity environment like Outlook, OneNote, ToDo, Planner.

Team productivity - based on team agreements

Introducing an environment like Office 365 gives you a ton of new ways to collaborate and communicate. If fact, it gives you too many options. So in your team, what exactly will you start using? You need to know the options and you need to discuss and come to team agreements: what will you for what kind of situation? Should you use Outlook, Teams, Skype, SharePoint, OneNote, OneDrive… - and what with external people you work with, like partners and customers?

In this session - half a day or a full day depending on the needs - your team will discover the options and by the end of the day come to a list of team agreements on how to collaborate and communicate using the appropriate means. When team agreements are made explicit, you are able to measure efficiency and to improve the way you work as a team.

Interactive end-user scenarios and demos - involving you as active participant

You've seen the presentations and heard the stories, but you're still not sure. You want to first-hand experience: how does it actually feel to use Office 365?

What you need is someone to interactively with you go through a few scenarios that are relevant for your work and your business. Actually doing something is the best way to remember and to understand. I can take you and your team through those scenarios.



Follow-up coaching - both onsite and remote

Great! You started your journey for change, implementing all the things you have learned in your daily reality.

But I guarantee you that you will bump into an obstacle or two, not fully understanding yet maybe, or constantly being distracted by your 'real' job which is demanding your 100% attention.

Transforming it's not something you will quickly do between 22h and 23h this evening when your other duties leave you in relative peace. Making that change you want is hard work. It's a day job. Many days actually.

It helps if you have someone by your side - for real or remotely - at regular interval, or when needed. Someone to help you in your first steps, to keep you on track, to make sure that you actually make the step to that sustainable change. I can be that follow-up coach.

Ad-interim or shadow management of teams going through transformation

Change can be drastic. It requires people to change. Or if that turns out not to work, it can even involve a people-change. And then you face a potential temporary gap. Who will lead the team through the first phase of transformation?

You need someone who has the overview of the change and the people skills to internally get the members on board and externally represent the team at C-level to make sure the change actually happens? I'm your man.



Playful-learning sessions using Astronomy cause it's fascinating and fun - oh and you learn a few things about the universe and your team and yourself

I have this passion for Astronomy. I even studied it and became a PhD in Astronomy.

I've long thought about how I can integrate Astronomy, technology and teamwork into one concept. Because I had the privilege to be active for several years in the Microsoft Education sector, I found the solution: Playful Learning. I tested the concept several times, including at the BETT show - the gigantic Education trade show in London -, where I worked with a group of 100+ people of a dozen different countries, speaking as many different languages.

The concept using Astronomy as 'excuse' is great for learning a few things about the stars and planets, but even more about yourself and about team dynamics. It's an ideal way of getting to know new people, e.g. after a merger in a company, or on a new hire-day, or basically any team event. One session is about 2 hours - and the more people involved, the better. You don't need to go outside for this session - technology brings the universe inside - however, it definitely is an option to do this session late in the day and after the session actually go outside and see a few things for real! Depending on the location and the weather of course

About me

About me

Believe it or not: I'm a PhD in Astronomy. Observing and analyzing things is what I'm good at.

It took a few changes to get from there to here. It took a few transformations. Change and Transformation is what I'm good at. Even though I fear it.

As everybody does.

That's why it usually takes a crisis to force you to make that change that you so direly crave for. A real good crisis, one in which external and internal forces seem to work against you, at exactly the same time. Those are the moments when things actually matter, those are the moments that will trigger change.

I've gone through a few of them. And I've learned to embrace them, to realize that in the end,change is good. More than that: change is the only way to survive.

And deep inside, you know that too.

Through the years, I've transformed from observer to talker to engager to enabler.

That's my ambition, that's my mission: to enable your change. For that quality I'm hired by organizations that are making the change - this could be you -, as well as organizations that help other's to change - and yes, this could be you too.


If all that's not enough, I'm always open to go and have a coffee and discuss General Relativity, or if that doesn't go well with the taste of your coffee, the Deeper Meaning of Life is also a favorite topic of mine. Oh, and I want my coffee black please, no sugar, no milk - unless it's Starbucks, then I want a Green Tea Latte, with sugar that is. Large.

About CambiaVita

About CambiaVita

to enable your change

Cambiare = Change
Vita = Life

Change your life
Have your life changed
Have a life-changing experience

The moment you suddenly realize: now I get it! Now I understand.

This is the experience that I lived myself quite a few times in my life.
Each time, it made a profound impact on me. How I live, how I act, how I am.
It's my ambition to share that experience with you: to help you achieve Sustainable Change.

One of those major experiences have let to me becoming independent after a 5-year career at university as astronomer and 10 years of consulting at leading international firms and 10+ years at the tech-giant Microsoft. At 47, a dramatic turn of events in my private life led to the realization that I should be doing what I deem valuable, not what other's consider to be important. This has directly led to the re-birth of CambiaVita. I own the company since 2010, and since 2018 I run it as my main activity.

It's my life goal. It's my Life Changer

To enable your change

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