“Zest – the courage to live fully, with excitement and eagerness”

Yvon Golbach & Caroline Thomas Founder and partner @ ZestForWork

Nowadays, success is personal: it’s different for everyone.
Zest for Work‘s mission is to create workplaces full of zest in which personal and business success go hand in hand. In which individuals take their careers into their own hands. In which the focus is on healthy, equal working relationships between employee and manager.

We help your people and your organization excel in the current work context, without compromising productivity, employability and long-term vitality. They are happy, you are happy. It’s as simple as that.

We can’t do this alone! We work with a network of highly qualified trainers and advisors. Our experts have years of experience and offer innovative and scientifically based workshops, coaching and advice.

Read more about Zest for Work’s founder, Yvon Golbach.

How we do it?

Zest for Work cares about the customers. About you. We know you’re busy too, which is why we’re flexible and glad to take things off your plate. We are transparent and dare to discuss difficult themes. We work with humor and a touch of zest, making sure that change is actually fun. We work evidence-based and only use concepts we strongly believe in.

Zest literally means: enthusiasm, eagerness, energy. That’s what we stand for. We are personally involved in what we do, do not shy away from a challenge and want to ignite you with our positive energy.

We are a  calm business. We cultivate our positive energy by being a calm company – one that is not fuelled by stress, impossible promises, ever increasing profits or late nights of work.

(watch the video for a short introduction to Zest for Work and one of our workshops on career self-management – click on the cc button to switch on the english subtitles!)

Our values

Focus on QUALITY = We are centred around quality and are determined to only offer valuable, evidence-based solutions through highly skilled experts and professionals. Being calm creates the space we need to think, focus and be fully present for our clients.

Full of ZEST  = We work with enthusiasm and energy and approach life and each client with an adventurous and curious mindset. We go the extra mile to calmly tackle new challenges and want our fun workstyle to be contagious.

Genuine CARE = We genuinely and wholeheartedly care for people, and in doing so, we build long-term mutual partnerships. Only through radical self-care and a calm business approach can we stay as zesty as we are today.

FREEDOM of choice = Without freedom of choice there can be no true ownership or autonomy. We own our work and take responsibility for it. Our words can be trusted, we are transparent and have the courage to make difficult decisions in order to keep focusing on what we believe in. To stay free and autonomous we need to be financially healthy and independent.

Our Core Team

Yvon Golbach Founder/Human Capital Strategist
Caroline Thomas Partner/Workforce Development Expert
Lenneke van Keulen Program Manager & Trainer
Jane Simonsen Online Business Manager

Our Qualified Partners

John Grocott Energy Management Master Trainer
Bethan Jones Performance and Wellbeing Consultant
Jon Hill Trainer & ICF Coach
Tamsin Bennée Trainer & Energy for Life Coach
Heike Mischler Trainer & Health & Fitness Coach
Arturo Figar Trainer & Energy for Life Coach
Lars Veerhoff Motivational Expert
Lesley Vanleke Academy Partner TalentLogiQs
Liza Knyazeva Trainer & ICF Coach
Mirka Kolmaga Energy Management Trainer
Wouter van Bockhaven Chief Innovator TalentLogiQs
Hartmut Kretschmer Trainer & Energy for Life Coach
Sue Holland Trainer & APECS Coach
Vladimir Belyaev Energy Management Trainer


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