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About The Rainmakers

We represent creative changemakers that change the face of the business landscape.
They are the trailblazers; the people who pave the way so others can lead.

INTERMEDIARY SERVICES

INTERMEDIARY SERVICES

We live in turbulent times. The world around us is continuously changing and at relentless speed. How we interact with the world around us has changed dramatically. Coping with the changes requires new levels of knowledge and adaptability. It means getting out of traditional management models, embracing open network models and breaking down the barriers to facilitate encounters between people. We have the right people to help you do just that.
The Rainmakers is an intermediary for almost anything that has to do with interventions for change within organisations. We intermediate Workshop Designers and Workshop Facilitators, Explorative Consultants, Action Researchers and Cultural Probers. You can hire them for a few hours, a full day or even for longer periods. Whatever you need.

CREATIVE CHANGEMAKERS

CREATIVE CHANGEMAKERS

Our pros have a few common traits. They use various design methodologies, are well-educated (ranging from bachelor level to PhD-level), and well-experienced. And most of them speak two languages fluently. Does that sound like bragging? Maybe a little bit. Well, we are proud of our pros. But that is not why we mention their qualifications. It is because we take pride in the fact that the methodologies they apply are science-based. This is our assurance to you that they know what they are doing; that they know where they are taking you, and your team, and what it takes to get you there. There is a reason and a rationale for every step, and for every decision; although, at times it might seem like they’re just making it up on the go. Well they’re not. The fact that our people make it look so easy, is the proof of their marksmanship.

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IF YOU FOLLOW THE HERD,
PEOPLE MAY MISTAKE YOU FOR A COW
Matshona Dhliwayo
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The new breed of creative changemakers

With a new era comes a new paradigm. A new paradigm that doesn’t only mean a shift in how we conceptualise organisations and how value is created; it also means a shift in the way leadership is enacted. To cope with the changing environment, we have to create a new breed of leaders. Leaders who understand that their role has changed. Leaders who view themselves as context setters and designers of learning experiences. Leaders who encourage connectivity among diverse groups to enable distributed intelligence. Leaders who understand that today indirect leadership behaviour is better suited than top-down management. Leaders who understand that leaders are created by the system through a process of aggregation and emergence, acknowledging that the leader is not necessarily the one with the formal position of control. Leaders who are not afraid to invite collective intelligence from outside the organisational boundaries. Leaders who embrace network models and open models. Leaders who facilitate encounters between people. Leaders who are able to redefine industry boundaries and rethink business models. All our trailblazers work internationally.

EXPLORATIVE CONSULTANTS a.k.a. IMAGINEERS

EXPLORATIVE CONSULTANTS a.k.a. IMAGINEERS

Our explorative consultants are designers who use the narrative mode while collaboratively shaping a new future. The strategy emerges through interactions between the participants in the strategy process. It is a continuous dialogue.

CULTURAL PROBERS

CULTURAL PROBERS

Cultural probers are pros trained to gather inspirational data for you, about people’s live, values and thoughts, which will spark ideas within your organisation. They do it single-handedly, or they lead your team during the exploration. It’s up to you.

WORKSHOP DESIGNERS & FACILITATORS

WORKSHOP DESIGNERS & FACILITATORS

We separate designers from facilitators, because we believe that designing workshops and facilitating workshops demand different competences. Can one pro do both? Some do. We call them jokingly ‘Masters of Two’. And some don’t.

ACTION RESEARCHERS

ACTION RESEARCHERS

Our pros engage with the members of your organisation in a process of context-specific knowledge creation, through a cyclical process of research, action and reflection. The focus is on participation, action, and change.

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TOMORROW BELONGS TO
THE PEOPLE WHO PREPARE FOR IT TODAY
African proverb
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We want to represent you! Yeah, you!

We are looking for talented people. Age doesn’t scare us. Nor does the fact that you might not be a tech savvy. Yeah, yeah, yeah, we live in a technology-driven age. But, to us it is never about the technology, but always about people. That is why we judge people by what they bring to the table: their fruits. Smooth talk will only get you so far. So, if you think you can add value to what we are doing, we’d love to talk to you. Please mail us for an appointment or give us a call on: +31 (0)653363794 or +31 (0)623179751. We’ll have a good conversation over a cup of coffee and get to know you on a personal level first. If there’s a click – meaning we like your story and you like ours – we’ll invite you to send us your resume.

TREE IS KNOWN BY ITS
FRUITS
African proverb

A taste of imagineering within your organization?

We often get questions about imagineers. Mainly about what it is that an Imagineer can do for your organization? Here’s a golden opportunity for organizations who want that question answered.
We can hook you up with master of business innovation students who are looking for organizations for an internship position for approx. 6 months.  The internship will take place under the auspices of staff of Business University of Applied Sciences (BUAS), formerly known as NHTV.
If you are interested and want to know more mail us for an appointment or give us a call on: +31 (0)653363794 or +31 (0)623179751.

TEAM

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Banoyi

Matchmaker & Founder

With a background in business consultancy, business design, business innovation, marketing, branding, and communication, and a vast experience in interim management and management coaching, Banoyi is receptive to the changing environment, and understands the implications for industries, organisations, and individuals. Being born in South Africa, raised and educated in the Netherlands and having a vast experience in various sectors, such as the hospitality sector, leisure sector, finance sector, retail sector, art, charity and government, makes her sensitive to the environment. Banoyi is fluent in Dutch and English (and isiZulu kancane) .Call her on +31 (0)653363794 or mail her on banoyi@therainmakers.agency.

Florian

Florian

Matchmaker & Founder

Being trained in hospitality, business consultancy, business design, business innovation and marketing, in both the Netherlands and the USA, in various industries such as hospitality, banking, leisure, retail, catering, Florian knows how to define and cater to the needs of others. He understands change and its impact on people and organisations. In fact, Florian thrives on change. The fact that Florian was born and raised in Germany underlines his pünktlichkeit und gründlichkeit.Florian is fluent in German, Dutch and English.Call him on +31 (0)615837574 or mail him on florian@therainmakers.agency.

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Lindi

Customer Happiness

Lindi is about to finish her bachelor in business administration and is currently working on her thesis. In the meantime she is our ‘Jack of all trades and master of many’. Lindi is fluent in Dutch and English. Call her on +31 (0)623179751 or mail her on lindi@therainmakers.agency for an appointment or if you have a question. She’ll make sure your questions get answered.

WE ARE QUICK TO LISTEN
AND SLOW TO SPEAK

“Our primary task is recruiting professionals and matching (potential) clients with our professionals. Establishing this fit starts with a cup of coffee or tea and listening to your stories and needs. We are quick to listen and slow to speak. We then explain what it is that our professionals can do for you and introduce you to one or more rainmakers who are able to get the job done for you, but more importantly, with your staff. People who will ask the right questions to get your organization moving. Next to all that we design and facilitate workshops and master classes which will help develop your staff.”

We represent the following trailblazers

To give you a taste of what to expect, here are the highlights of a few of the professionals we represent.

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  • Language(s): Dutch, English
  • Years of experience: 10+ years
  • Education level: Bachelor
  • Expertise: creative thinker, concept creator, event organiser, moderator, keynote speaker urban scene
  • Availability: limited
  • Fee: on request
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  • Language(s): German, Dutch, English
  • Years of experience: 5+ years
  • Education level: BSc
  • Expertise: workshop facilitator, workshop designer
  • Availability: limited
  • Fee: on request
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  • Language(s): Portugese, English
  • Years of experience: 10+ years
  • Education level: PhD
  • Expertise: facilitator, moderator, researcher, keynote speaker
  • Availability: limited
  • Fee: on request
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  • Language(s): Dutch, English
  • Years of experience: 10+ years
  • Education level: MSc
  • Expertise: business innovator, workshop facilitator, workshop designer
  • Availability: limited
  • Fee: on request
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  • Language(s): Dutch, English
  • Years of experience: 10+ years
  • Level: managing director
  • Expertise: managing your agency through the start-up phase (building the business)
  • Availability: for longer periods
  • Fee: on request
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Business Innovation intern

  • Institute: Breda University of Applied Sciences
  • Pursuing: master of business innovation
  • Current educational level: BSc in Economics
  • Expertise: Business Analyst
  • Language(s): English
  • Availability: 6 months
  • Fee: on request
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The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic
Peter Drucker
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WE'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU

We invite you to contact us for further information about our services, professionals, workshops or master classes. Or to make an appointment.