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Our Coaching Associates


Here at Leadenhall we pride ourselves on the quality, experience and skill of our coaches. We feel that by carefully hand picking our Associates, we deliver the very best of service to our clients every time.  Our unique offering that combines personal stakeholder consultations with the latest coaching technology. This ensures the most suited Associate(s) is matched for your assignment or program,

We now have selected more than 50 coaches of 15 different nationalities, as part of our collaborative coaching community.  Delivering high quality coaching and leadership development in 18 languages all over the world. In our Meet the Coach series we briefly showcase our coaches and their philosophies on coaching and developing people.


Edson Hato

 “My philosophy is best summed by the Nguni Bantu term “Ubuntu,” which means, “I am because you are.”

Leadership for new and hard times will only have impact if authenticity is its source. And yet authenticity can only flourish if YOU understand the pivotal interaction between what is happening in your inner world and how it impacts your actions on the outer world. As an executive coach, I help you step by step in discovering the interaction between Your Inner and Your Outer World and how through his process you can achieve the highest level of authenticity and courage needed for impact. It is a process that is not for the faint-hearted, requiring vulnerability, honesty and courage.

As professionals and executives, we need to be acutely aware of the fact that the way we organise and manage our organisations and interact with our colleagues has a significant impact on behaviours, commitment, and performance. Balancing your leadership Inner and Outer world is the right path to success. The approach is based on the CO-ACTIVE method.”


Career History


LikeMinds, Ltd. | Amsterdam, Netherlands 2017 – Present | Owner

ABN AMRO Bank | Amsterdam, Netherlands 2018 – Present | Senior Vice President Talent and Executive Development

AstraZeneca Plc. | Cambridge, United Kingdom 2014 – 2016 | Vice President of Human Resources & Talent Acquisition

UBS Group | Zurich, Switzerland 2014 – 2015 | Executive Director of Human Resources, Talent, and Performance Management

Phillip Morris International | Lausanne, Switzerland 2012 – 2014 | Director of Talent Acquisition & Sourcing

ING Group | Amsterdam, Netherlands 2000 – 2012 | Global Head of HR Strategy, Talent Acquisition,  Leadership & Talent Development

PricewaterhouseCoopers | Consultant, Financial Management | 1998 – 1999


Ph.D., Business (seeking) | VU Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands

M.B.A., International Business and Marketing| Hofstra University | Hempstead, NY

M.A., International Economics | Radboud University | Nijmegen, Netherlands

B.A., International Marketing & Commercial Studies| HEAO | Limburg, Netherlands


Professional Memberships

Chartered Member MCIPD

VU University Amsterdam Advisory Board Member (Executive) MBA’s

VU University Faculty Member and Assistant Professor Management & Organisational Development

Aspiring Ph.D. candidate – research subject ‘Critical Leader Behaviours’

CPCC – Coactive Professional Certified Coach – CTI San Francisco