Margot Schumacher is an Adjunct Professor in leadership development and an experienced executive coach, helping senior leaders to grow professionally and personally in an international environment. Margot advises multinationals on their leadership development initiatives and designs programs in co-creation. She is an expert in embedding plans and maximizing the impact of programs into the day-to-day roles of the participants.
Margot has a strong passion for people, leadership and organizational development and she helps top teams and boards to improve. Her global experience provides her a deep understanding of different cultural backgrounds and cross-cultural challenges.
With many years of experience in the industry, she has a sound business background. Margot started her career as a consultant and has since then held leadership positions in different multinationals; Unilever and Heinz. She worked in senior, regional and global roles as line manager and change management roles, before moving into leadership and executive coaching full time in 2010. She has been based in Shanghai (China), Pittsburgh (USA), London (UK) before returning to the Netherlands in 2014.
Margot is also part of INSEAD’s International Global Leadership Council and she is a senior associate at the Kets de Vries Institute.
Margot holds a master’s in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from the Eindhoven University of Technology, and she graduated cum laude from the Executive MBA graduate from the University of Southern California. Furthermore she is an alumnus from INSEAD, from the Executive Masters in Coaching & Consulting for Change program. Through the years she attended several leadership and coaching related certification programs.
Margot, a native of the Netherlands, is married and lives with three children in The Netherlands. She enjoys spending time with the family, horseback riding and exploring countries she hasn’t visited before.