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Skydiving over Kooddoo Maldives!

In February 2020 I have been to one of the most epic skydive boogies ever, to skydive over Kooddoo in the Maldives. The following “ingredients” were quite extraordinary: To fly-in a Skydive plane from Germany (This took 4 days and the last day only over water) Three groups of over 100 skydivers (every week another […]

Agile Leadership

A rapidly changing world needs a new kind of leadership The world is rapidly transforming and a new breed of leader is required. An individual that is competent in responding swiftly to technological innovation, changing social relations, new divisions of labour and new ways of working. The challenges we face are more complex than ever […]

From unknown to known

October 18th, 2016. I am in a plane flying back from Vienna to Amsterdam. The last days were very intense for me, specifically today. A well known skydiver disappeared.  This all started on 13 May 2016. Well-known Dutch skydiver and tandem master John Verduin from my home drop zone Skydive Teuge disappeared suddenly when he did not show up […]

Are you up to date?

April 19th 2016, I gave a presentation on behalf of ISES about the strength of the modern project manager at the Dutch Project Management congress. Please the congress website (in Dutch) here. Over a hundred visitors of the congress visited my parallel session, clearly showing that the topic was deemed an important topic for the congress […]

My lovely mom!

Today a great article about my mother has been published in Trouw (one of the largest Dutch newspapers). My mother passed away three weeks ago on Wednesday 29 July 2015. Please find the article below in Dutch. If needed please use google translate. Below this article I also added my own speech during her funeral […]

MH17 / KL4103 why tell me why…….

18 July 2014 7.00 hours. At the moment I cannot stop thinking about all the people who died yesterday afternoon, in the MH17 / KL4103 plane from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur travelling to a beautiful holiday destination, work, home and more. The energy in the plane must be full with joy and with several smiling happy and […]

Yearbook Topsport community

I am happy that a personal interview has been published in the yearbook 2013 of the Topsport Community. Please see the links (Dutch and English) to this interview below For me “It’s all about the right focus and willing to actively create your own destiny” The Topsport Community has been founded by Pieter v/d Hoogenband (Olympic […]

Google Glass

Saturday, May 24th I had the chance to try the Google glass! It was very nice to have control through “the glass” just giving some short commands verbally or with a simple fingertip. The Google Glass reacts rapidly and is very easy to use. To take a picture, to Google, see a movie, put on the lights […]

My own company!

This month I have been to the Chamber of Commerce to register my company “Wim de Gier”. The activities I will execute in this company will be the following: (International) Project Management advice Interim (project) management Supervision Project Managers IPMA Assessments (Keynote) Speaker at international congresses Congress Chairman   For several years I have had […]

Two great Social Responsibility initiatives

Last week 60 of my colleagues and I accompanied 90 elderly (many over 85 years) people from Almere. We were able to give them a great afternoon and evening. We escorted them from their homes to the cinema (Movie “The Wilderness), from there to our office at LeasePlan for a wonderful diner and back home afterwards. […]