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Leadership Coach

Wouter Lincklaen Arriëns

Wouter coaches participants in the IWC’s award-winning Water Leadership Program. Known as a global water expert, he has helped clients in Asia and the Pacific for more than 30 years, in the topics of innovation, investment projects, change management, stakeholder engagement, leadership development, collaborative research and regional cooperation.

A former monk and banker who bridges East and West, Wouter is called The Unlearning Coach, for how he helps executives and emerging leaders to create new cultures of innovation. Clients from 53 countries have benefited from his coaching and training, boosting their leadership growth and productivity.

He is the founder and CEO of TransformationFirst.Asia in Singapore.


  • Master of Science (Tropical Land and Water Management), Wageningen University
  • Certified Coach, Life Coaching Institute
  • Certified Group Coach, School of Coaching Mastery
  • C-IQ Enhanced Skills Coach in Conversational Intelligence, World Business Executive Coaching Summit WBECS
  • Executive Business Coaching with the Coach Master Toolkit, World Business Executive Coaching Summit WBECS