Dr. Agnieszka Konopka, founder of Compositionwork, holds a PhD in psychology of emotions. Sheis specialized in work with emotions in coaching. She is a Compositionwork practitioner, trainer and supervisor.
She works with individual clients, groups and gives trainings and lectures for practitioners internationally. Agnieszka is author of many publications on emotional change and Compositionwork published in the USA, UK, The Netherlands and Poland. She is a Cambridge University Press author and co-author of Dialogical Self Theory: Positioning and Counter-Positioning in a Globalizing Society.
Wim van Beers
Dr. Wim van Beers is a psychologist and management consultant. He studied and worked at the Radboud University in Nijmegen (Netherlands) and wrote his PhD about OrganizationalStress (1982). He worked for 7,5 years for Philips in the Netherlands as an internal consultant and after that for Schouten & Nelissen as a consultant and director. After 21 years he became a member of the Supervisory Board and started his own private business as coach and mediator.
He also works as a coach on Compositionwork, together with his partner Agnieszka Konopka. He is author of books about management, some of which were also published in Polish, English and Chinese.
Prof. dr. Hubert Hermans is the creator of the Dialogical Self Theory, co-founder of Compositionwork and author of approximately 200 scientific publications. His work is published in nine languages. He is the author of Self-Narratives: The Construction of Meaning in Psychotherapy (with Els Hermans-Jansen), The Dialogical Self in Psychotherapy (with Giancarlo Dimaggio) and Dialogical Self Theory: Positioning and Counter-Positioning in a Globalizing Society (with Agnieszka Hermans-Konopka). He developed internationally applied methods, among which the Self Confrontation Method (SCM) ,Personal Position Repertoire (PPR) method and Compositionwork method. Hubert Hermans was decorated for his professional merits as Knight in the Society of the Netherlands Lion. His ideas were used in the formation of the government in The Netherlands in 2006. On the basis of his work, biennial International Conferences on the Dialogical Self are organized in different parts of the world. Website of Hubert
Peter Zanvliet, drs “From the beginning of 2012 I use Compositionwork in a regular way in my practice. I am very enthusiastic about the method, because it allows to see together with my clients the forces and counter-forces that play an important role in their selves. Their inner dynamics becomes visible in a short time. The method is easily accessible for clients and it allows to work on varied questions. I work as a first line psychologist.” read more
Peter Zomer, dr. social sciences, organizational psychologist, experienced professional in leadership development, teambuilding and individual coaching. I own the firm Zomer & Cornelissen. Composition Work is one of the tools that I apply in working as a coach of individuals. It fits with other tools that I use in the same domain: Self Confrontation Method, Personal Position Repertoire (both as much as Composition Work based on Dialogical Self Theory), voice dialogue, schema therapy. I published two books and several articles on The Team Confrontation Method, and a few articles on The Reflective Practitioner. My approach is practical in the first place: one should be able to apply the fruits of the discussions the next day, back on the work. I help the coachee to become aware of the own talents and the ways to develop them further. Place of practice: Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Ton Voogt, drs: In the beginning of the Constructivist Psychology movement Ton Voogt was inspired by the concepts and methods to investigate the construction of the self. Trained as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist his focus was on individual development. He broadened his perspective to organizations and lead for 15 years as CEO a consultancy firm. His focus is now again on the development of leaders, managers.Ton feels honored to contribute to further developments in the institute for Compositionwork.read more
Mijke Post MOC works as a lecturer, coach and writer at the Hague University at the Faculty of Management & Organisation for Communication studies and European Studies. Her interest is to use Compositionwork in Career Writing. Career Writing is creative, expressive and reflective writing as a narrative and dialogical approach to career guidance. “I think that reflection on identity and storytelling are of increasing interest for students to explore their Career Story in order to match their own needs, interests, values and skills with the needs and demands of the labor market and society.”
Kasia Lyczkowska,drs MSc in Psychology in Leadership Development and Coaching is a certified Coach and Counselor. Kasia runs her private Growth and Development Coaching practice in Amsterdam. Her passion and work focuses on personal development of expats who are at a turning point in their lives, seeking vision, fulfillment and purpose. She is using Compositionwork as a creative way to contribute to positive change and transformation of lives of her clients…read more