About ChangeLabs

ChangeLabs was established by Rik Berbé in 2004, aiming to renew organisational and urban development through a dialogical approach. By fostering a co-creation process, ChangeLabs empowers teams to work closely together and successfully attain their desired outcomes. Rik's extensive background in management consultancy has provided him with a wealth of knowledge in various facets of organisational development, such as change management, strategy, ICT aligning, structure and processes, and transform social cultures.

ChangeLabs' foundation marked the beginning of a period of applying collaborative approaches in organisational and place development. Rik his work at the intersection of design thinking, collaborative learning, systems thinking and complexity sciences have helped ChangeLabs become a leader in its field.

Today, ChangeLabs continues to support leaders and managers to accelerate the achievement of their desired outcomes. Rik his vision and expertise have been instrumental in shaping the ChangeLabs approach and its success in empowering numerous organisations and places to flourish and thrive. In addition to his role as the founder of ChangeLabs, Rik also serves as a lecturer and researcher at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences.


In the field of organisational and place development, ChangeLabs is collaborating with several cutting-edge partners:


Rik has been facilitating workshops for our management team for more than 10 years, aimed at developing vision, strategy, and team and organisational development. His well designed workshops, with innovative, appropriate, and inspiring methods, are aimed at a collective outcome and are designed in co-creation with me as client.
Jan drenth Directeur
I have experienced Rik as a pleasant, calm, reliable, structured, and interested person. Rik helped us very well in our culture change trajectory, where he guided various teams in making and living our core values. As a facilitator, he is able to structure and co-create the desired outcomes in an inspiring way.

Rik is very good at ensuring that diverse groups of people work together. Creating the right balance of creativity, tight planning, relaxation and hard work in both order and chaos. Rik knows how to convert the energy from the group into tangible results by adapting to various situations. The work is also perceived as fun. 
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