Berry Kruijning


Berry Kruijning, JD, LL.M coaches people leaders to become confident and impactful, by helping them develop and refine essential leadership skills such as effective communication and conflict management. In her work with In-Accord, she helps her clients to embrace their own style, while being flexible to adapt to others’ styles to create dynamic relationships.

To see her clients become more authentic, visible, confident in high stakes conversations, impactful and influential in building stronger relationships, is an exciting aspect of Berry’s work.

Warm, direct and practical describe Berry’s coaching style. Clients value the ease and clarity of the tools and resources she provides, as well as the clear feedback and calming presence.

Berry’s coaching has been deeply informed by 20+ years of working in Human Resources, coaching leaders and training teams in global settings and living abroad for almost 30 years. She holds a degree in Master of Laws from Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Additionally, Berry is certified as a Mediator, NLP Master Practitioner Coach, Professional Life Coach (ICF Accredited), Organizational Constellations, and is a Conflict Management Coach (ICF Accredited). She is licensed to use the Conflict Dynamics Profile Assessment and other tools.

In her role as leadership development and communication coach, Berry successfully coached hundreds of frontline managers and managers of managers in Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Facebook, Nasa, Visa, Deloitte and Google, based all over the world. She specializes in working with introverted leaders in academia, non-profit, for profit and socially responsible organizations.

After coaching Heather on giving and receiving feedback as well as finding her own voice in communicating with others, she wrote Berry this note: “After working with Berry, I feel like I’m having the best communication I’ve had with my co-workers in the past five years. And practice makes perfect, so things are only getting better over time. Berry’s work with me has been a life-changer.”

Based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (USA), you can find Berry in her free time in the outdoors; hiking and backpacking alpine trails, kayaking lakes and sailing on the Columbia River near Portland, Oregon.

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Communication Excellence, Executive Presence, High Stakes Conversations, Conflict Management, Introverted Leaders, Team Dynamics and Presenting with Confidence

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