Ido van der Heijden

Cranfield School of Management

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Ido van der Heijden

Visiting Fellow,
The Praxis Centre

Doctoral Degree Clinical Psychology

Ido van der Heijden


  • Personal Transformation
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Board Level Fellowship Development

Ido has an established reputation for over 30 years, as an expert in developing Emotional Intelligence in organisations. He is a Dutchman, living in the UK since 1979 and a Visiting Fellow of Cranfield School of Management. He pioneered the in-depth personal development work at Cranfield since 1980 and later co-founded The Praxis Centre.

Ido graduated as a clinical psychologist from The University of Groningen in 1976 and since then received extensive postgraduate training in different forms of psychotherapy. His knowledge and experience covers a wide spectrum of approaches to human development ranging from Freudian psychology to NLP and Meditation.

He has three decades of experience as a consultant to many leading multinational companies and has worked with several hundred Leaders and Executive Teams worldwide. Ido combines an ability to gain rapid insight into a person’s issues with the skill and sensitivity required to address those issues in a direct and supportive way. His penetrating, humorous style helps people to be more open than they usually are.

His work over the years has proven to create major and sustainable improvements in the quality of people’s work and personal lives.

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