Thomas is an effectuation expert who specializes in facilitating the implementation of the effectuation principles within corporate and organizational settings. He is also a partner at De Beukelaar Groep. In addition to working with large corporates and private sector organizations, Thomas is passionate about transferring his knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs. He is currently a clinical professor at the Erasmus University’s Rotterdam School of Management and at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. This unique background provides Thomas with the opportunity to combine his real-world experience with academic research and theory.
Through his professional real-world experience and educational background, Thomas has become a leading consultant in the application of the effectuation principles; a prized designer of tailor-made corporate effectuation and organizational development programs; and a renowned international speaker. Simply, he offers to corporates what LeanStartup, StartupBootcamp and Rockstart offer to startups.
“For several years now, Thomas has been working to bring effectual entrepreneurship to the corporate world. In the process, he has built his own toolbox on the topic. I commend his efforts and am happy to learn from him.” – Prof. dr. Saras Sarasvathy, founder of the Effectuation theory.
As founder of Effectuation Academy, Thomas is responsible for the day-to-day management, leadership, and strategic partnering tasks in the Netherlands. He works closely with his dynamic team, a team which enables him to orchestrate effective programs that have a lasting impact.