Vision | Culture | Leadership

We empower businesses to thrive

Is your business thriving?

No, tell me more!Yes, but can I sustain this?

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Why do we exist?

We want your business to thrive. We do this through building a strong vision, culture and leadership. Our specialty is to empower accountability and innovation in your business.

Through our services we help you and your business to overcome your challenges and thrive!

Our Vision

Transformational businesses with healthy relationships, good solutions, generational and a force for good

Our Purpose

Equip transformational leaders who build healthy, influential businesses

Our Mission

Teach, train and equip business leaders in the areas of leadership, value proposition, innovation and turnaround

Our Tools

We work with practical tools that can be immediately applied and multiplied

What do we deliver?


Build a new culture in your business for a powerful increase in business performance and healthy relationships
Transformational Leadership –

Tackle the core challenges of your business, create compelling products and services customers want to buy
Value Proposition –

Spot trends and innovate! Identifying points of tension between what people want and what is currently available
Innovation –

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Build a healthy business culture where relationships thrive and business is blooming
– Leadership coaching

A clear 5-step program to build your high performing team, empowering them to bring your business to a higher level
– Team coaching

Remove personal and organisational blockages to unleash business growth
– Organisational coaching

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What is your challenge? 

Vision, leadership style, business culture, communication, role clarity,  managing conflicts, accountability, partnerships, value proposition, innovation, generational business, high-performing team or policies, processes, systems and procedures? 

We can help you and your business to overcome these challenges. 

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Do you feel pressure from your investors, suppliers, personnel or society? Then you most likely have a short-term focus.

Reduce the pressure in your business by implementing a long-term vision and notice that your business grows in stability and independence. Renew your business goals and create new partnerships.

We offer you a ‘Short-Long Turnaround’ to revamp your business, using our unique toolbox.

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What do customers say about us?

Feedback is very important for us. Here you can find testimonies of our customers.

Deep impression

Sometimes you have those training courses that leave a deep impression on you, simply because they help you to shed a light over all your business activities and to proceed from a clear vision and strategy. That was the Transformational Leadership training for me. With the right focus I can now continue to build on my new company, my team and myself.

Marije van den Berg, author, speaker and event coordinator

Making choices

TL is a different leadership training because themes such as gossip, accountability and taking responsibility as a leader are so clearly presented. In addition, it makes clear that training leaders is ‘simple’ but not easy to achieve. Subjects that are interpreted in the organization are substantiated in what it requires of you as a leader to get to that desired stage and what you do and do not want to allow in your organization. I would recommend TL because of the above and to all leaders who want and dare to make choices for the organization. Those who want to be aware of what establishing a relational culture requires and yields.

Henriette van Dort, Hamewith Talent Development

New kind of leadership

I was blown away how total commitment to transparency combined with openness, warmth and a clear strategy makes business leadership so successful. Never before in my life did I experience this kind of leadership and I could immediately connect.

Swantje Schmid

Call for transformation

Change is happening all around us with an increasing pace.


New technology is booming, reducing the need for human labour. The complexity of the financial systems becomes too much for humans to grasp. Competition is mostly based on price and the focus on productivity is fierce. Many people become burnout.


In this context, we see a new, countercultural, transformational leadership emerging. Leaders who yearn to be real, doing the right thing, connected to their calling in life, storytellers with a heart and mind to change the world into a better place.

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Our story

We founded LYDIA Connect in 2018 because we saw multiple crises in business. We want to help you to balance human, social, natural and financial capital. To bring back the deeper purpose of your business.

Click any of below picitures to read more about us and our story.

Tiemen Fahner

Tiemen Fahner


Tiemen Fahner is an entrepreneur and transformational leader who is passionate about empowering people to discover and fully exploit their potential. He has more than 20 years experience as a senior executive and program manager within Shell. He is adept at building organizations and has thorough knowledge of the development of new products, concepts and services. His strength lies in advising teams with the aim of healthy relationships, taking accountability and high performance.

Monique Fahner

Monique Fahner

Innovation Director

Monique Fahner is an entrepreneur with a heart for economic justice. As a political scientist she found that when politically nothing is possible, entrepreneurs can offer a solution or outcome. She mobilizes and inspires entrepreneurs to bring lasting transformation to society. Her strength lies in innovation, improvisation and perseverance to realize creative solutions in complex situations.

Always be honest

There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hopes soon to be swept away.

Winston Churchill

Be prepared!

You have got to be prepared in order to see the opportunities

Tiemen Fahner

Your role as a leader

As a leader you will function more effectively (and have way more fun!) when you create an environment that brings all the ingredients that you need together. Challenge yourself to go beyond your comfort zone and to expect the unexpected!

Monique Fahner

Get rid of your box!

It is time to come out of your box. Beyond the box in itself is not enough, the box needs to be erased from your system. Instead you need to focus on purpose, the why of your business.

Be prepared for change in order to direct yourself and your business to your purpose.

Monique Fahner

Are you affected by a crisis?

Never waste a crisis, it is an opportunity to learn and grow!

Tiemen Fahner


Brilliance is pretty much always risky!

Leadership corner

Enjoy reading our leaderhip thoughts!

Training schedule fall 2020

Training schedule fall 2020

*News* Our new training schedule for the fall is online! Click here! Do you experience pressure due to the measures surrounding corona, the financial crisis or for other reasons? Then now is a good time to give your company a turnaround! For example, by changing from short to long-term thinking, implementing a new vision, renewing the corporate culture, strengthening leadership, empowering teams...

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“How to see this crisis through” or “How to see through this crisis”?

Will my business survive this crisis? How do I continue my business? Are these your questions? We help you to zoom out to the level of vision and purpose in order to innovate or renew yourselves. The next step is creating meaningful partnerships to launch your new business idea. Check out our new turnaround page with free tools to start with!  

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Never waste a good crisis!

Winston Churchill proved to be a solid leader during the second world war. He said: "Never let a good crisis go to waste". He understood the principle that a crisis also provides opportunities; meant for good, not evil. I want to challenge you during this Covid-19 crisis to really think about the good things that can come out of this. Remember, we, you and me, are in control of making the good...

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Good Intentions!

We all know that feeling at 1st of January, after we have done the "lots": eat a lot, stay up a lot, drink a… Enough! We want to improve our life! Recognise it? I do! A lot… So we start with Good Intentions. Dieting, sports and many more plans; being though on ourselves. Around this time, halfway January, the chance is that we have broken some of these Good Intentions already. And by the end of...

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Why is our company called LYDIA Connect?

Do you know that feeling? Staying within a confined space where what you need is lacking? It is time to explore the changes you desire in order to be an authentic leader! As a trades person, the woman Lydia from Thyatira who lived around 50 AC decided to move to Philippi, a Roman colony and trade city in Macedonia. The reason for doing that was marketing; the Roman emperor had decided that only...

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Updated website! *new services*

Updated website! *new services*

The last couple of months we have further developed our training services and launched new coaching services. The key learning after the startup was the need for coaching. The way we have developed the coaching services is to use building blocks from our training services. That way we ensure that we can fulfill our vision. Enjoy browsing the website. More additions will follow later. Have a...

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Let the truth be heard!

So many of us daily encounter that truth is not being heard. We as leaders need to build a culture of truth. How do we do that? Lead your people with questions, not with answers. Freely engage in dialog and have debates, don't force anybody. When something dies, conduct an autopsy together and do not blame anybody. Implement a culture where people can raise red flags. You will notice that where...

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Going for Generational Leadership

Leaders, concerned more with their own reputation for personal greatness, often fail to set the company up for success in the next generation. - Jim Collins (adapted) LYDIA Connect says this world is in a leadership crisis: many of today’s leaders care more about themselves and their image than about those who follow them. Our TL-Training addresses this crisis. This unique training empowers...

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Unavoidable change

"Over time, I have learned two important lessons: 1) all personal feedback is relevant and 2) change seldom occurs until the pain of staying the same exceeds the pain of changing." - Ford Taylor (Transformational Leadership)

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