Our vision

At Lapoutre, we empower professionals, teams and organizations to fulfill their fullest potential, to be a constructive force for the transformation of themselves , their teams, their organisation and their stakeholders.  We believe in leading with purpose and humanity: putting people first, co creating with your stakeholders and purposeful leadership

Todays’ organizations are subject to major changes like: becoming more purposeful and sustainable, digitalization and shifting economic powers and supply chains. This constant stream of changes often results in fear, fear for the unknown. At the same time, more opportunities arise to make a difference in the world. To make this difference, organizations have to be more agile and resilient and people have to know how to change, using their strengths and talents, and professionals, teams, organization and their stakeholders have to work together  to reach their fullest potential.

We – at LAPOUTRE – do not fear change, change makes us curious looking at possibilities. In our eyes, change is creating new great possibilities for organizations to not only grow but also to contribute to a bettering of society and the world. These opportunities can only be implemented fully when you know yourself and your potential and pitfalls, and when you know your teams and what your clients and stakeholders need. We make your change process into a process of constructive transformation at four levels, yourself, teams, organization and stakeholders. Investigating what you can do to change from within with the four perspectives in mind. In this way you can realize the change that you need to create, your business and your stakeholders, making the world a better place at the same time.

Our values

We believe that change starts at the top, but does not end there. Bureau LAPOUTRE guides your entire team and/or organization in the transformation process. This results in trust in the transformation throughout the organization and ensures sustainable results.

We create trust and we believe people should enjoy their work. Furthermore, we empower people to work effectively together. With our focus on sustainable results, we co-create a long-term strategy or policy with a concrete implementation plan. This strategy has to ben er  supported and co created by employees, customers, shareholders and other stakeholders as much as possible. Active engagement of  stakeholders is the key to sustainable success.

Changing existing patterns is perceived as difficult. Bureau LAPOUTRE offers you different ways to make the transformation process a success. We challenge professionals, teams and organizations to think further, to transform themselves, to be daring and to be powerful. We create a transformation that enables you to reach your fullest potential. Our values ​​are focused on how to help you to create the future that you want for yourself, your business, your stakeholders and the world.

  1. Your success is our priority : We listen to your story, work together with you, and add what is needed for your success.
  2. Your goals and transformation are set from your vision : You are unique and so is your team or business, this is why we offer a tailor made transformation process, usually creating an agile transformation process, meaning developing the strategy and its implementation is done in short cycles. Using the existing talents and abilities available in you, your team and/or your organization. Together we set goals and guide you through the process of transformation to reach these goals in the most effective and efficient way.
  3. Your transformation is realized using trust, clarity and fun :  LAPOUTRE believes that negativity and distrust are disastrous in an organization. By focusing on continuous learning, trust and fun, boundaries are shifted which results in a healthy and sustainable success of your organization and its stakeholders.
  4. You create a capacity for learning and self-improvement : LAPOUTRE aims  with you for sustainable results and empowers professionals to continue to learn and grow. We teach you, your team and/or your organization, how these results are achieved. In this way; there is a higher consciousness and at the same time you, your team and/or organization are more resilient and agile. That has a positive effect on the reputation of your organization, and the motivation of your employees.

About Michel La Poutre


Experienced and dynamic strategic consultant and top business and executive (team) coach with extensive change experience and know how.
I have a very good track ‘leading change’ record in business, government and semi-government organizations in The Netherlands as well as internationally.
Proven achievements in organizational and strategic changes and consultancy for clients in sectors like Government, Financial services, Energy, ICT, Logistics and Retail. When leading change, I am a results- and value driven people manager and excellent coach, with strong analytical skills. I motivate people by giving them guidance, help them to deal with emotions and teaching them to get positive energy of new perspectives. I am very familiar with top political and boardroom processes.


Whether it is a team or an executive, a management team or an employee; Michel loves to coach. His goal is to provide insight in their own behavior, actions and way of perception and teaching them how to act more effectively. Michel provides his participants the tools to be more effective and satisfied within their function or supports them in the search for a new more suitable job.


Eventually, it all comes down to achieve the organization’s goals and targets by working together. This is why Michel believes that results and satisfaction go hand in hand.


Due to his extended business background Michel can be of great value in management consultancy, such as policy- and strategy development or leading and managing change and transformation processes. When necessary, he will and can also assume the role of change manager, process manager or business coach.


Michel is an experienced trainer, coach and facilitator for workshops and conferences and he is also regularly training and coaching managers 1 on 1 or in groups. No matter in which setting, he always helps the participants move forward; as a team and/or in their personal growth and development as a professional, manager or leader.


Some assignments require Michel to work together with professionals from the training, coaching, consultancy, and interim-management business. He has a professional network of experts who he all knows personally.

Michel La Poutre & Joost van der Leij bij Paagman


Michel’s clients are globally active in a number of sectors, such as energy, financial services, infrastructure and transport, IT, telecommunication, healthcare, professional services, media and production and also government and non-profit organizations.

Boek Michel Lapoutre

  • "Michel is a professional and charismatic coach and strong in analysis. He's very quick to see where the shoe is rubbing. His approach is pleasantly confrontational and thus quickly achieves appealing results. Based on his independence and overview, he comes up with clear and creative advice."

    Dirk Jan Dullemond
    Dirk Jan DullemondIT Service Delivery Manager at DICTU

Klant vertelt

  • "Michel la Poutre, what a personality! His great strength is that he gives guidance from your personal situation and motivations. Understanding competencies, strengths and challenges in a particularly honest and stimulating way, without losing yourself or feeling like something is too much. After a session with Michel you look enthusiastically in your own mirror, but you also get insight into the mirror of another. Energetic, enthusiastic, motivating."

    Angèle Magré-de Monyé
    Angèle Magré-de MonyéAdviseur Ondernemers Ondersteuning bij Kamer van Koophandel
  • “Michel is a sharp, focused and personable coach and change consultant that achieves results for the long run.”

    Peter Wit
    Peter WitCOO Atlas Professionals