Matthew Rich-Tolsma is a Certified NVC trainer, internationally recognised executive leadership coach, and strategic organisational development consultant. He comes from a background in transformative learning and human development, and has held a number of academic appointments in this field including serving as visiting Research Fellow at the School of Transformative Leadership (Palacky University, Czech Republic) and Carnegie Scholar at the Global Change Institute (Wits University, South Africa). He has overseen multi-year complex OD projects across a wide range of sectors in diverse geographies. In addition to a small number of senior private coaching clients and public and in-company talks and trainings he presently serves as a director at RISE Beyond, Ltd. where he oversees business development in the Benelux, DACH, and Central Europe regions, and is a doctoral researcher in the Complexity and Management group at Hertfordshire Business School. His present interests involve social complexity, and dynamics of conflict, collaboration, and power in organisations and multi-stakeholder engagements. He holds dual South African and Dutch nationality, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia (including two years in China and regular periods in India), and Europe. He and his wife divide their time between their homes in the Netherlands, South Africa, and the Czech Republic.