Harold Verhagen

Founder, Good & Green Guides
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Harold Verhagen has many years of experience as a management consultant, coach, interim manager, executive director, painter and entrepreneur. He is co-author of the management bestseller Management Modellenboek, published by Reed Elsevier. He founded Focus Consultancy, a management consultancy firm, and wrote “Kijken naar jezelf, werken aan jezelf” (“Look at yourself, develop yourself”) published by Reed Elsevier. In 2005, he started the 21WORLD foundation, which aims to create a world without poverty and prosperity problems by sharing knowledge and talents between the "poor" and the "rich". Harold creates "Awarenism" paintings to increase awareness of today's world problems and how to improve it step-by-step through self-criticism. In 2009, he initiated the Good & Green Guides, a publisher of sustainable travel guide books that show consumers where and how to enjoy cities and our planet with care. As an expert in responsible businesses, he researched many organizations and helped them to improve the sustainability of processes and product portfolios successfully.