Dennis Molendijk (1967)
One of the greatest sources of inspiration I have come across is a quote from the founder of the Virgin business empire, Richard Branson. He said: “Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it.”
In this spirit – and in direct opposition to the traditional business maxim that you should focus on the one thing you are best at – CEO combines three different passions:
Mediation, conflict management and coaching • Creative interventions for CEOs • Creative production of films & documentaries.
Having spent twenty years managing complex (group) processes in the performing arts, my aim with the Creative Executive Office is to act as a source of inspiration and a sparring partner for CEOs, directors and senior management. In addition I am a professionally trained mediator in escalating conflict situations.
The factor that links together all of the activities of the Creative Executive Office, however, is my fascination for the story as the motor behind our actions: a fact is a fact, but perception is reality.
This site consists of a left-hand column and a right-hand column. On the left, you will find detailed information on my background, the corporate philosophy and various activities of CEO. On the right, you will find a more associative and illustrative elaboration of CEO’s motto.
I hope that you enjoy exploring this site.