An extremely diverse group of 22 members participated during the first ever ambitionOne members meetup in Eindhoven on May 18th. The functional areas of the attendees ranged from marketing, to HR to sales and operations, and the work experience consisted of C-suite, middle managers and graduation students. After a few hours of networking over a tasteful dinner the group concluded that there was one common aspect in the DNA of all present, apart from a healthy #ambition everyone displayed an above average level of curiosity.
ambitionOne uses the 16 personalities of the MBTI to offer employers a way to target required soft skills next to hard facts like education and experience. We use the NERIS Analytics Limited 10 minute test to identify the personalities of our game changing members.
Dominique Mallion “This isn’t a top-down company. At Philips you use your executive role to enable people to achieve their goals and get them working with you. It’s about being empathetic and having a vision,” Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer, Strategy & Innovation. He shares how his career took an unexpected turn.
ambitionOne is a career network for GAME CHANGERS, people that make a positive and significant impact on teams and organisations. Tom Haak, director at the HR Trend Institute introduced us to Nathan Ott CEO and Co-Founder of The GC Index®. Nathan explains what the Game Changer Index is and how organisations can use it to strengthen competitive advantage.
LinkedIn is a global network of over 500 million professionals, which offers a unique access to talent. The drawback of the success of this 2017 version of the “yellow pages” is that this vast quantity of profiles makes it virtually impossible to find the right talent. ambitionOne.org is a community with 849 members. True game changers, individuals that make a positive impact on the teams they work with, and companies they work for.
BRABANTIA CEO Tijn van Elderen shares some insights on how the company achieves it’s goal to enrich lives with beautifully designed product concepts for living and giving that are also a pleasure to use. He answers strategic questions by ambitionOne members Josette van de Bult of Microsoft, Volodymyr Bob Irkhov of TE Connectivity and Joost d’Hooghe of DSM.
ambitionOne is proud to highlight a game changing member; Saskia Nijs. Saskia Nijs is part-time PhD candidate at the VU, columnist at “Financieel Dagblad”, employee at Philips and speaker and advisor on the 21st century organization. Besides all of that she is mother of 2 daughters (twins), wife of a nerd, and living in Amsterdam.
“In these times where careers are changing and the definitions of ambition is not climbing the corporate ladder anymore, it is crucial to build networks where innovative, ambitious and rule breaking people can connect. Collaboration and support are very important foundations for success. Not your personal success but the success of a group of professionals to make change happen. Therefore a network like www.ambitionOne.org is so important. Connect, learn, share, be brave, ambitious and respectful.”