Twee Mannen Overleg Koffie

Welcome! We are Competence. Accredited, International and Competent.

Twee Mannen Overleg Koffie

Passionate to create impact

At Competence we believe that when professional development and personal growth go hand in hand, people, teams and organizations become stronger. That same belief extends to a personal approach: warm, committed and involved. Our passionate teams strive to achieve the best possible quality and service. 

Official license partner

Competence is proud to be a official license partner of the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI) and CRR Global. Our portfolio consists of ICF accredited coaching training programs;

And the Continuous Coaching education programs:

Accredited training programs

We deliver first-rate international accredited training programs in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

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We are Competent.

Competence to coach...

Competence to grow…

Competence to connect..

Competence to train...

Competence to learn…

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Our history

Competence is part of Schouten & Nelissen. A family owned company which was founded in 1980 by Mr. Jan Schouten. Our company has grown from a local family business into an internationally operating organization and is  known worldwide for its first class soft skills training programs.

Experience Icon > 50.000 trained
Expert Icon Accredited training programs in Europe
Teaching Icon Gold standard in Coach Training

It all started in 1980

Jan Schouten founded Schouten & Nelissen in 1980 and focused mainly on assertiveness training programs. Based on his dissertation ‘Freedom in work’ (“Vrijheid in werken”), Jan Schouten was one of the pioneers in Europe who focused on this topic. Over the years the company has grown from a local family business into an international concern. Although still very involved in assertiveness the company now excels in a multitude of other topics. With the same passion and quality, we are now integrating all our years of expertise into an extensive range of accredited formal education and training programs.

At Competence we organize and deliver internationally recognized coaching courses for organizations and professionals worldwide, the latter in partnership with CTI and CRR Global.

Pleased to meet you

We are looking forward to getting to know you and hearing how we can support you on your learning journey. Want to know more about the training programs we deliver? 

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