Hi! I am Frank Körver, a consultant who likes to solve strategic puzzles. I am an entrepreneur and occasional writer. I enjoy sharing my ideas and exchanging thoughts.
Since graduation from the Free University of Amsterdam in 2001 I have been fascinated by the dynamics between a company and society. I love to read, think, and write about strategy, leadership, reputation and (strategic) communications.
My work is challenging and very rewarding. I am energised daily from being both trusted advisor to senior executives and an entrepreneur. The people I work for are often confronted with difficult issues or strategic changes. So, solving problems and answering tough questions is mainly what I do. Executives also seek my advice when they want to build excellent communication departments or develop winning communication strategies. They want to make a difference and have impact.
In my previous role as associate partner at strategic consulting firm Boer & Croon I developed myself in the fields of (structured) problem solving, business focused thinking, and managing complex projects.
And I am still learning. Every day.
I like to write about reputation management, strategy development and the role and added value of the communications function.
My latest book – cowritten with Betteke van Ruler – is called THE COMMUNICATION STRATEGY HANDBOOK where we introduce a practical toolkit for creating winning strategies. I hope you’ll invest a few minutes to see what you’ve been missing.
Previous releases of mine are Het Strategisch Communicatie Frame, a bestseller in the Netherlands, and Issuesmanagement, een stappenplan, cowritten with Ferdinand Helmann on strategic issues management.
In addition to my work for clients, I am the coordinator for the EACD (European Association of Communication Directors) in the Netherlands and a member of the MIC advisory board at Hanze University of Applied Sciences. I am on the Central participation council of the Koningin Emma school in Bussum and the joint participation council of Talent Primair.
On Saturdays I play as a striker for one of the most beautiful clubs in the Netherlands: AFC. I am also an avid supporter of Ajax Amsterdam and very passionate about watches.
I live in a small town near Amsterdam together with Caroline, our two sons, and black cat Tommy.