Innovation and acceleration consultant, facilitator and musician
Martin Buursen: Biography highlights
Experienced professional with strong facilitation, consulting and presentation skills. His innovative, client-centric approach creates lasting experiences and drives change and business value.
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Martin Buursen’s background
Martin Buursen was born in 1967 in Deventer, The Netherlands. He went to Utrecht School of the Arts in 1990, where he graduated with a degree in Music, Composition and Education.
As a scholarship student, he studied post-grad at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied improvisation and (music) business. After being a professional touring musician for 5 years, he started working as a Management Consultant at Capgemini, a large IT Consulting firm.
His activities were focused on group facilitation, strategy and vision and innovation. After starting his own company in 2007, he worked as a manager, designer, moderator and facilitator of large-scale group (learning) interventions for international clients and audiences.
Martin regularly publishes podcasts, in where he researches the analogy between creativity in arts and creativity in Business.
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Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking - SGCIB
I worked with Martin on two different occasions. At first, he was my facilitator in a course for new joiners of Capgemini Consulting. During five days, Martin managed to keep the participants highly motivated and engaged, even though there was a lot of work to be done. He was always open for criticism, dialogue and gave sound advice on career development topics. This was probably the best short-term mentoring/coaching in my career so far. The second time we worked together, we were in a team, responsible for the organization of a 450+ participants high-class learning event for Capgemini Consulting. The can-do attitude of Martin, his creativity and his motivational style was one of the main reasons that the event was highly regarded by participants and the leadership team. All in all, I can say that it is a pleasure to work with Martin - not only on a professional level, but on a personal one, too.'
Capgemini Educational Services B.V.
'Working with Martin is a pleasure. He is one of the most creative and challenging persons I have ever met. He is not only creative but he also has the deep ambition to create and deliver his ideas in a way that is beneficial for sponsors, participants and stakeholders. I have been working with Martin on event management, design and delivery. Each of these projects and programs follow a process of initiation, design, delivery and optimization. Martin is able to contribute to each of these phases and add a great value. He is a loyal and a great teamplayer. I can recommend working with Martin if you want to get things done, to innovate and to be challenged!'