Region Advisor Biography

Jaap Russchenberg, DTM

Jaap Russchenberg

Location: Oegstgeest, Netherlands
Member Since: 2003
Region Number: 10
Home District: 59

Toastmasters offices held and terms of service (international, region and district level):

  • 2014-2015 District Governor
  • 2013-2014 Lieutenant Governor Education and Training
  • 2007-2009 Division Governor

Toastmasters honors and recognition:

  • 2014-2015 Presidents Distinguished District
  • 2014-2015 Presidents Extension Award
  • 2013-2014 Excellence in Leadership Award
  • 2013-2014 Educational Excellence Award

How does your experience relate to Toastmasters and the region advisor role:

I see the region advisor as a coach for the district team. With my Toastmasters and business experience, I can help them to be successful. My approach is using the following steps: determine the problem, analyze the problem, determine the possible alternatives, and decide the final choice.

What is your experience with coaching individuals and/or teams? What key strengths do you bring to the district leaders?

A part of my role as a management consultant is coaching colleagues, both as individuals and in a small group of people. The coaching results in them becoming more successful in their professional career or a specific goal.

Why are you interested in serving as region advisor?

I learned a lot about cultural differences in Europe and around the world in my role as a district leader. In the role of region advisor, I can help the district team create an understanding for those differences. I would like to share my professional management experiences and my knowledge of Toastmasters with the district teams.