Erwin Elling

I'm on a mission to unlock creative intelligence in humans & organisations.


Hi, My name is Erwin Elling. I work as an Organisational Design & Development Consultant. Also, I am a Creative Intelligence Engineer.

I help humans (individuals, teams) unlock their innate potential to add more creative intelligence, the combination of intellect and imagination, to their (work and personal) lives.

I help organisations foster their ability to respond to change and to innovate, by guiding them to transform into more nurturing environments for the creative intelligence of their people.

Above: Me having fun facilitating a collaborative creative intelligence workshop. Picture by Silvio Zangarini.

Veld organisatieontwikkeling

Veld organisational development

I co-founded Veld, a laboratory for creative intelligence. Veld helps to enhance the innovative power of organisations. We offer capacity building and organisational design services.

Contact me if you're interested in partnering with Veld.


About me

I was trained as a business (& IT) consultant and as an interaction engineer, with some sidesteps into the arts, international business, psychology and industrial engineering.

I have since helped many clients and creative teams in developing relevant services & products and manage their organisational transitions. Also, I'm involved in several educational programmes as a mentor, coach or lecturer.

The combination of management, organisational behaviour, technology, art, design and people is a force field in which I feel right at home.

My strategic and creative toolbox consists of a diversity of methods and tools, such as Design Thinking, dialogue, Appreciative Inquiry, Theory U, Innovation Games, Dragon Dreaming, Business Model & Value Proposition Canvas, and Gamestorming. I also like to devise my own.

Besides all that I'm a husband, a dad, and a friend. I like to be in the forest. And when I haven't been to a live concert in a while, it's a clear sign of something going wrong.



I am available for setting up bespoke programmes for building innovative capacity, for guiding your organisational transformation endeavours, for strategic workshops & interventions and for speaking engagements on the fourth industrial revolution, creative intelligence & innovation.

If you'd like to explore working together, get in touch.

Erwin guided our team in exploring and making more sense of the big strategic picture, while at the same time helping us to take concrete & pragmatic steps to increase our ability to innovate.
— Muriel Maas, co-founder Yes! We Connect

Previous work

Throughout the years I've worked with a diverse set of clients and partners. I thoroughly enjoy exploring the field and diving into the idiosyncrasies of an organisation, and finding out new ways to move forward. I strongly believe in working from what's already there and tailoring solutions to what's ready to emerge.

Organisations I've worked with recently include Rijkswaterstaat, Social Impact Factory, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Netwerk Notarissen, Province of Utrecht, ArtEZ University of the Arts, Yes! We Connect, Eindhoven University of Technology, Jimmy's, Fundamentals Academy, AcademicTransfer, Ixta Noa, U-OV and SURFnet.

Would you also like to partner up and make your people and your organisation more innovative? Do give me a call.

Contact me


If there's something you think I can help you out with, let's chat. I am located in the beautiful Utrecht, The Netherlands, and like to meet over tea or coffee.

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