Karin Jironet

As associate of the Baak I am specialized in executive counselling, executive development, and Jungian psychoanalysis, with established clientele bases in Amsterdam and Rome. Having begun as a clinical speech pathologist in Sweden, I next acquired a PhD in Theology (Psychology of Religion, Amsterdam), followed by an accreditation in psychoanalysis in Zurich.

Since 2000, I have headed the International Desk at De Baak, the premier leadership institute in the Netherlands. I have been active in pan-European cooperative ventures, executing new leadership programs, and in establishing and maintaining the Europe Think Tank.

I am an internationally-published author of articles and books on new approaches to organizational development as well as on the daily practice of leadership. One of my books 'Female Leadership' is nominated for the best book of the year Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis 2012, in New York.


My professional career has been dedicated to leadership development in times of transformation. I specialize in applying spiritual principles to the problems of modernity, as these can be found in boardroom dynamics. I count as my clients the banking majors: ABN-AMRO, ING, and the Dutch Central Bank.