As a team we improve commercial excellence of organizations, by empowering their people. Lasting change demands creativity. To inspire creativity Motion5 works with a diverse team of passionate individuals, each with their own story and background. What connects us? The satisfaction we get from our impact
on organizations. Because each and every one
of us loves making a difference.
I'm Peter Rademakers, Founder and Principal Consultant at Motion5.
After years of experience in the Ordina board room, I founded Motion5 in 2003, which has since grown into a wonderful company. The name Motion5 was based on our vision. Today, I still convey this vision on change and commerce to our clients with great conviction.
I constantly strive to improve the content of our products. I have plenty of time for that, since I'm no longer in charge of day-to-day affairs.
I bring my experience, creativity and strong analyses to our clients—in addition to a well-filled suitcase, because I often work abroad. My passport is quite full by now, bearing stamps from Dubai, India and Aruba.
"I always keep a good camera in my suitcase. Because even when I'm off duty, I like to keep analyzing, and maintain a sharp eye."
I am Robert Bartels, Consultant at Motion5.
After my education in marketing management at the University of Tilburg, I got to work as account manager. I made the conscious decision to work in a sales position in a very competitive industry, so I could put my passion for winning new clients to good use. After a few years of concrete sales experience I made the step towards Motion5. Now I help companies select and strengthen ties with new strategic clients.
I want to convince organizations and salespeople that strengthening the ties with new clients is not scary or impossible; it should be fun and successful instead. This change in mindset is my ultimate goal!
What is my main characteristic? Always bringing out the best in myself and those around me. Not just at Motion5 and with client projects, but on my own time too, on my racing bicycle. Every sprint, climb and turn taken has to be more explosive, faster and better.
"I don't see growth as a distant ambition. It's a road that can't be bypassed in your journey to success."
I have a business administration background and have worked for years at the interface of marketing & sales in complex B2B organizations. From startups to the introduction of new products and services at existing companies.
The success of growth lies mainly in the organization of communication, not only at the board level but also throughout the organization. Aligning the joint objectives, clarifying responsibilities, making agreements about cooperation; it receives relatively little attention but is crucial to properly align the gears.
These facets are magnified even more when a company finds itself in a crisis situation. Switch quickly, make the right decisions to limit the damage as much as possible. I like the challenge of analyzing the complexity of all psychological, organizational and communication processes and translating them into logical and clear next steps.
Whether it's improving commercial performance or guiding companies through crisis situations, I am driven to help others take the right steps. I do this by looking closely at what is needed, identifying needs and bottlenecks, connecting people and communicating clearly.
In my spare time I like to train with my dog to find missing persons and animals and I like to cook Italian for family and friends.
"“I like to lead people through the complex transformation and transition process. Guide the organization through change in a goal-oriented and structured way.”"
I am specialized in B2B sales in healthcare, because I have a medical background and over 20 years of experience in Sales, Sales Enablement and ComEx.
I am passionate and experienced in the development of individuals, teams and organizations and their sales capabilities.
In my career I led the commercial trainings for the surgical innovation group at Medtronic in EMEA and designed and delivered several commercial skill learning initiatives to support multichannel sales, connecting skills with systems and processes.
In my spare time I like to go swimming, especially in the open water. And I support a boarding school and their digital classroom in Uganda.
"Be a doctor to create succes in sales: listen, diagnose and prescribe the right medicine"
I’m Jeroen Rademakers, Sales Consultant at Motion5
I started my career as a logistics team leader for a company that specializes in audiovisual solutions for the professional market. In this role I discovered that it is my passion to help people and organizations, and to realize improvements. After several years I moved into sales, where I worked in both inside as well as outside sales roles for companies in the transports & logistics industry.
As a sales consultant at Motion5 I am dedicated to our new customers. Together we discover where the commercial challenges lie in their organization to eventually unlock their full, commercial potential. I am convinced that with Motion5’s solutions and experience, there is no challenge we cannot overcome.
People often define me as energetic and a real team player who likes to take the lead. This is particularly apparent for me when I play tennis in my spare time, in which, just like in sales, I am always looking for the best performance connected to results, "If you don’t score you can’t win so let’s ace it!"
"‘’Ideas without action are useless, so let’s make it happen’’ "
I'm Jacqueline van Woudenberg, Head of the financial administration at Motion5. That means that I mostly deal with our invoices, and enter them into our bookkeeping system. And that is important, because it keeps our company healthy.
We have a beautiful office in Mijdrecht, where we receive clients and organize many trainings. The building should look beautiful and neat, so people enjoy working there and enjoy coming back quickly, and I'm proud to say I also attend to this.
I also enjoy creating a pleasant atmosphere outside of Motion5. Like for instance in Curaçao, or when I play tennis with my friends, and then go for a bite to eat—and some wine.
"My team can count on me taking care of everything adequately, and no-nonsense."
My name is Bas Belder and I recently retired after 34 years of service with P&O Ferrymasters. During this period, I fulfilled a number of roles and was the Finance Director for 7 years and the Managing Director for 13 years. I have a financial background and hold professional qualifications in both general business and accounting.
Motion5 played an instrumental part during this process. Their open views, tools and pragmatic approach helped me to successfully change the company. Motion5’s role included, beside the commercial process, also the change management and structural change process.
I am really looking forward using my expertise and the dedicated Motion5 staff to help other organisations to achieve similar successes.
"And don’t forget: It all starts with the right ambition."
I am Renaat Vermeulen, Associate Consultant for Motion5.
Motion5 and I came into contact during my period as President of Biomet EMEA, a big international player in the medical device industry. Within Biomet I held various functions in sales, marketing and international management positions. For a long time, I was also on the board of directors of Eucomed, the medical device trade association.
I now use those 29 years of experience in the orthopedic industry when managing complex change programs at a senior level. I do this as an independent consultant, but in close collaboration with Motion5.
Just like in our previous collaboration at Biomet, we do this with the same vision in mind and with a great deal of passion for the content of our field. That is why we constantly strive to improve sales, change & leadership programs, and Leadership Unplugged is a great example of that!
"We constantly strive to improve sales, Leadership Unplugged is a great example of that!"
I am a Principal Consultant and also a Strategic Partner of Motion5.
I am a tenured sales executive with 20 years of experience in European sales organizations for top IT companies.
During my career, I had the opportunity to manage teams of 3 to 50 people, influencing between 50 and 100 extended sales teams, either directly or in virtual team. That taught me several important guidelines which are directly applicable to the Motion5 Commercial Excellence approach!
If I am passionate about Commercial Excellence, managing people remotely and mastering the whole sales cycle; I am also passionate about sailing, rugby and fitness. During the good season, you will probably find me steering a boat somewhere in the Netherlands
My name is Karen Howard. As an associate consultant at Motion5, I am committed to building international, strategic network in Healthcare.
After studying Russian Studies at the Leiden University, I started working in recruitment, in the Netherlands as well as in the UK.
In this competitive industry, you differentiate yourself by acquiring specialized market knowledge, goal-oriented identification of customer needs and the ability to find suitable solutions quickly.
I have further developed my international commercial skills in in-house sales/ lead generation roles in various sectors. From hard- and software manufacturing to logistics and business intelligence. The last years remote since I have lived in the UK after 12 years now moved to Belgium.
In my spare time I organize international hockey tournaments and fairs. Besides skiing, my main sport activity I like to do is encouraging others along the line.