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ELLEN GAEDTGENS

Leading with heart and vision

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Founder/Managing Director Amsterdam and Head of Production

Chuck Studios

Netherlands 🇳🇱

inspirational leader
Ellen Gaedtgens
Ellen Gaedtgens

ABOUT ELLEN

After a successful 33-year career in advertising and production, Ellen co-founded Chuck Studios, focusing on creating a culture where people love their work. With a focus on personal and professional development, Ellen ensures her team feels heard. She lives in Amsterdam, enjoys her role as a mother, and is dedicated to good people management.

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TREAT PEOPLE LIKE YOU WANT THEM TO TREAT YOU. BE HUMAN. ALWAYS BE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT THE PEOPLE MAKE THE CULTURE.

Ellen Gaedtgens

ELLEN IN A NUTSHELL

Founder/Managing Director Amsterdam and Head of Production

Chuck Studios

area of expertise

Marketing / Communications / PR / Advertising Netherlands 🇳🇱

companies Ellen has worked for

leadership

ELLEN AS A LEADER

Treat people like you want them to treat you. Be human. Always be aware of the fact that the people make the culture.

Leadership is not consider yourself more important than others.

Great Leaders treat people with respect.

The future of leadership is one where people are also being valued for who they are and not only for what they are capable of.

When I think of a leader, I think of someone who is an inspiration to others and someone people can learn from.

Ellen Gaedtgens
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I BELIEVE THAT A COMPANY WHERE HAPPY PEOPLE WORK IS A HEALTHY COMPANY.

Ellen Gaedtgens

ELLEN ON WORK CULTURE

Ellen is passionate about building a workplace where people can be themselves and enjoy their work. She measures success by the positive culture she creates, ensuring her team feels valued and inspired. Ellen believes in hiring people she genuinely likes and respects, creating a collaborative and enjoyable work environment. Monthly meetings where team members share their experiences of stepping out of their comfort zones foster mutual growth and learning.

ELLEN ON EMPATHY IN LEADERSHIP

Ellen finds it challenging to balance empathy with maintaining a professional distance. She aims to be empathetic without becoming too personally involved, ensuring fairness in her leadership. This approach helps her remain objective while fostering a supportive atmosphere where her team feels safe to admit mistakes and learn from them. Ellen's leadership style is characterized by treating people with respect and valuing them for who they are, not just for their capabilities.

Ellen Gaedtgens
Ellen Gaedtgens
Ellen Gaedtgens
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LIFE EXPERIENCE ENRICHES LEADERSHIP.

Ellen on becoming a better leader

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