Ongoing coaching for professional insight is my speciality.  Learning from past experiences is crucial as it allows you to benefit from my extensive industry and strategic experience. Hereby I rely on evidence-based approaches that rest on state of the art know-how and hands-on work. At the end of the day, change and innovation is all about leadership, motivation and knowledge.


“Erik’s communication and people skills, also throughout the international supply chain, are excellent. He generated innovative solutions and managed complexity and I can recommend Erik for circular economy strategies and supply chain development.”
Huub Zegveld – Director Van Puijenbroek Textiel, the Netherlands

„With his friendly, open and sympathetic way, Erik’s coaching is understandable and entertaining. Our employees feel confident in dealing with CSR communication strategies.“
Johannes Krempl, Founder glow Communication, Berlin

„The seminar was not a usual training, Mr. van Buuren provided us new insight and it was an opportunity to discuss openly. We sincerely thank you and wish you continued success.“
Detlef Stoltefaut, Managing Director Neenah Lahnstein, Germany

“Besides being a joy to work with, Erik is a take-charge person who presents creative ideas and communicates the benefits. Erik assumed a leadership role in meetings, inspiring and motivating our employees.”
Eric Petersen – Manager C2C Development van Gansewinkel Groep, the Netherlands

As an architect bureau striving for the development of Cradle to Cradle buildings, Erik is a valued, experienced sparring-partner for co-developing innovative concepts.
Jörg Finkbeiner, Architect & Founder Partner + Partner, Berlin

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FUNDAMENTAL SCHOOL offers corporate education and training on Sustainability Basics, Detox Product Development, Circular Economy and Circular Architecture.

Current modules are being held in Berlin and Munich.
In Berlin, modules are held at our facilities: Reuterplatz 2.
In Munich, FUNDAMENTAL SCHOOL cooperates with Impact Hub Munich.

Module 1            Sustainability Monitor
Developed for professionals dealing with sustainability issues, but who do not have the time to research complex sustainability insight.

4 hours
main sustainability concepts – short and crisp
10 participants

On a Friday afternoon, the basics of various sustainability concepts are made familiar to the participants. This content can be tested using practical examples and will be jointly discussed.
Target Audience:  public relation, marketing, designers, consultants, planners, project managers and all others who actively manage clients

Module 2            Fundamental Refresh
For professionals and corporate teams confronted with concrete questions regarding sustainability implementation and strategic focus, thereby looking for practical solutions.

2 days
Case study based
8 participants

In a 2-day course, sustainability concepts are presented and discussed. Participants bring their own issues, tasks or products. These will be screened and discussed together in order to deepen the knowledge and understanding of opportunities.
Target Audience: Executives, R&D managers, PR and marketing teams, product managers, architects, designers and strategists from agencies and media

Module 3            Corporate Specials
Customized trainings are offered to companies – depending on the arrangement, these focus on company- or industry-specific issues.