Caroline Baan has been an affiliate with the Tiara International network since 2010 and is a certified coach in The Tiara Model for True Leadership (SM). She is committed to connecting people, and creating space for others. Caroline brings all aspects of her background and expertise to her work. She works at the interface of science, health care policy, and health care daily practice, with a special focus on integrated health care and transitions in health care systems. Caroline says ‘Connecting people and collaboration is essential for me. I want to contribute to an environment in which people can trust and respect each other, where they are able to give meaning to their work and life, and where collaboration results in better results and a better world where there is room for everyone. Without being connected with myself, I cannot connect to others. I feel the responsibility to contribute to, and spread out, the values of trust, giving meaning, and living your life according to your own values and with positive energy and joy.’
Key words to describe her, are adding to the heart of matters, seeing the bigger picture, and integrity.
Caroline is head of the department of Quality of Care and Health Economics within the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and professor of Integrated Health Care at Tilburg University. Caroline studied Biology at Utrecht University. She lives in Utrecht, the Netherlands with her three kids and husband.