Fons is a Dutch organizational theorist and founder and director of intercultural management consultancy Trompenaars Hampden-Turner. He is recognized around the world for his work as a consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author of various books on all subjects ofarrow
Working with a global network of expert consultants and business culture thought-leaders to help your organization to build winning cultures.
With over three decades of experience in worldwide training and consulting, we are a top player in the field of culture for international business.
We work to improve the integration between people (values, attitudes and potentials) and organizations (structures, systems and processes).
Successfully addressing differences in cultural orientations – whether national, organizational, functional or disciplinary – is vital to the sustainable growth and performance of organizations. At THT, we have a passion for business culture. We believe that understanding how it impacts your organization can help you in many ways – from accelerating successful communication and decision-making to improving your overall business performance.
With our proven diagnostic tools, we support individuals, academic and corporate organisations from the first step of Recognising and Respecting cultural differences with keynotes, moderations, workshops and trainings towards Reconciliation and Realising with consulting.
Riding the Waves of Culture
The bestselling guide to leading effectively in a global business environment―recently updated to the 4th edition to address radical changes in politics, society, economics and tech.
Core staff members
Peter is our esteem knowledge partner. He has worked extensively as an academic and management consultant throughout the world with many leading organizations. One of Peter’s vital contributions at THT has been to support the development of our unique cross-culturalarrow
Phyllis oversees operations with direct support for our clients and network partners. Phyllis is Fons' assistant with responsibility for the organisation's client relationships and day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the office. She is your main contact person and canarrow
Maarten leads Trompenaars Hampden-Turner's digital transformation and innovation. Maarten joined us in September 2020 as Technology Implementer in the broadest sense supporting Trompenaars Hampden-Turner’s digital transformation and innovation. He works closely with our esteemed colleague, Peter Woolliams to continue toarrow
Meet some of our internsWe value our interns enormously and provide the relevant work experience which helps students put their education into practice, develop their leadership skills which gives them a competitive advantage that matches their academic and personal interests as they pursue a permanent position or further studies. With this aim, we generally accept three interns per academic cycle. In turn, interns support us to be keep at the height of innovation in our field. We welcome their inclusion into our very diverse team – not only do they develop their confidence, they enrich us with confidence.
Matilde began her six months internship with Trompenaars Hampden-Turner in March 2022 as part of her MSc Business Administration: StrategyRead more »
Siert began his internship for six months with Trompenaars Hampden-Turner in March 2022 as a consultant intern. He is studyingRead more »
Jantine started her five months internship with us in June 2020 during the pandemic before starting her role as JuniorRead more »
Fanni interned with THT as a consulting intern from December 2018 to June 2019 as part of her Masters inRead more »
My six months internship started at the end January 2022 just when the Netherlands relaxed its pandemic rules a little. IRead more »
My internship at THT started in February 2021 alongside my master’s degree in Leadership & Change Management at the VrijeRead more »
I am a Communication & Multimedia Design bachelors student with the Hanzehogeschool Groningen completing my graduation project on game design,Read more »
I started my internship at the beginning of August 2020 and it flew by - everyday is unique, full ofRead more »
I interned at THT from May 2020-September 2020 during my 4th year undergraduate student in French at the University ofRead more »
I interned with THT from Feb to July 2020 from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands studying for Master International ManagementRead more »
I joined as an intern during my exchange semester (2019-2020) at the VU Amsterdam and completed my masters thesis inRead more »
My internship starting with my Masters graduation project (Delft University of Technology) in Design for Engineering in Feb 2019. IRead more »
Interning with THT during 2018 was a pleasure as it provided a space for development after my masters before decidingRead more »
Recently I've made a career switch into secondary education and I love what I do. There is no job moreRead more »
Interning at THT came very last minute as I was thinking of joining another company and I chose THT becauseRead more »