With over 18 years of experience as a Mentor trainer, Thijs van Loon (1976) has been providing professionals in over 60 countries with the newest skills in Sales, Communication, Team Management and Train the Trainer courses, as well as executive coaching sessions.
Having worked at Apple and Google for most of his career, Thijs embodies the best practices used in these companies throughout his workshops and coaching. His focus is on making things practical, so trainees and coachees can immediately apply what is learned in their own working or personal environment. Everything he trains has been field tested and has helped businesses thrive. Next to a Mentor trainer, Thijs is also an NLP Master Practitioner and Psych-k certified Coach.
As the founder and director of Betterworks Asia, he provides leaders, top talent and companies in Vietnam and Southeast Asia with a trusted program for professional skills improvement and coaching.
Managing partner AdStart Media - HCMC, Vietnam
My company has worked with Thijs on areas such as Learning & Development, HR and Coaching. I am very happy with the quality of work and the way he collaborated with me and my team. Thijs has build us a learning program, coached my senior team (and myself) and still provides in-house workshops on many topics around leadership, management, sales & negotiation strategies and cultural exchange. Whatever your project, I can highly recommend working with Thijs!
Founder and Director Mekong Plus - HCMC, Vietnam
We met with Thijs really by chance, at the Belgo and this has been our lucky day! Our local teams are doing great in managing the projects but Thijs has helped to speak about them, to present them in a clear and attractive manner, to people with a different culture: visitors and funders. This is key for the sustainability of the teams as well as for the future of the projects. Thank you Thijs!, we are all more confident and convincing. You are always encouraging and positive!
Director at Speaker Study - London, U.K.
Manager and Trainer at RV Academia, Portugal
Worked directly with Thijs during his Apple years. A very dedicated and professional colleague, always searching for solutions and news ways of getting things done. Great communicator to broader or smaller groups, always with a smile on his face. He was crucial to develop our trainers and staff, and I’m sure that whatever are his challenges he accomplishes in the best possible way!
Consultant SEO Audits - Berlin, Germany
I had the privilege of working with Thijs at Google where he really excelled as a great trainer on many different subjects. He is excellent at captivating his audience and giving constructive feedback. Thijs also has a great sense of humor and is very easygoing and approachable. It is was an absolute pleasure to work with Thijs.
Sales trainer and learning designer - Norway
I got to know Thijs when we both were working as sales trainers for Apple, and later when he was a Sales Readiness Lead for Apple. He was always a very professional, knowledgeable and passionate trainer, and also a very forthcoming and warm person who always took time to make others feel welcome. I would recommend Thijs to anyone in need of a person skilled and experienced in the field of (sales) training and people development.
Saigon Hi-Tech park director, HCMC