“Confidence, approachable, business acumen. The ability to understand our needs and deliver solutions.”

—Jodie Mahoney, Group Account Director, Head of Training and Development, Saatchi & Saatchi.

“Professional, enthusiastic and forward-thinking.”

— David Gibson, CEO Asia Pacific, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels.

“Erik knows what he's talking about. He's worked extensively in management roles and that comes through. The solutions are current, practical, effective.”

— Con Vais, Food and Beverage Manager, Manly Pacific Hotel - managed by Novotel

“Erik is a particularly effective Executive Coach because he combines his significant business experience and acumen, with a deep knowledge and passion for psychotherapy. Finding someone who combines both areas of expertise is rare.”

— Kathryn Beatty, Group Manager, Corporate Strategy, Singtel Optus

About Keystone

Keystone works as a collaborative of executive coaches and trainers/facilitators. Our coaches are experienced business people, and are certified and registered counsellors/psychotherapists.

About Erik de Jong

Erik understands the pressures and expectations of executives in large corporations. He worked with The Coca-Cola Company and subsidiaries in Europe, USA and Australia for 10 years. His experience spans a variety of roles in sales and marketing, operations, and general management, up to the level of national director of sales.

His in-depth knowledge of change management and sales force transformation comes from direct experience. At Coca-Cola, Erik delivered results in high level commercial negotiations, resolved emotionally charged union and internal issues. He also structured, implemented and facilitated major change programmes.

Erik has an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management in The Netherlands, with a major in marketing from Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Illinois, USA. He holds a postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychology, with an emphasis on performance psychology.

The combination of practical management experience and the solid foundation in counselling, allows Erik to facilitate people to excel in business performance. He selects and teaches only those insights in people development that make a difference in allowing executives to be more effective leaders, and create more successful organisations.

Erik has worked with clients in Singtel Optus, Merrill Lynch, Pacific Brands, Saatchi & Saatchi, Accor Hotel Group (Novotel, Mercure, Ibis), Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, McGrath Real Estate, and with various individual clients.

Erik is registered with and works in accordance with the code of conduct of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association New South Wales, affiliated with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia. He also works within the ethical code of the International Coach Federation.

“I love it when I see a person light up. All of a sudden they understand what drives them. They see things in different ways, take control and achieve whatever they set out to achieve. It continues to amaze me to see what people are capable of. And it's not just at work. People are so much happier and more confident, and they share this with the people around them.
— Erik de Jong, MSc. MBA, Grad. Dip. Counselling