Pepper Consult

“Building a visionary company requires one percent vision, and 99 percent alignment” (Jim Collins)

Who we are

Pepper Consult is an internationally experienced consulting company, based in Brussels (BE) and Breda (NL), with a proven distinctive approach focussed on the development and anchoring of the organisation's strategy into the organisation's design, governance, leadership and HR-strategy.

Pepper Consult partners with clients:

  • to get the best out of people's capabilities
  • to develop and implement the strategy
  • to improve the performance
  • to enable & accelerate growth & development

Our Service Offering

Our Profession

Our profession is consulting, therefore we offer our expertise, competencies and personality to contribute to your objectives.

Our passion is to enable and to accelerate change,  therefore we actively and jointly put into practice what needs to change.

Our spirit is entrepreneurial, therefore we commit to our promised performance and make our reward a variable of the result

Our Added Value

Pepper Consult focuses on the elaboration and realisation of strategic transformations by adding value to people + performance through

  • Integrated results: our ability to simplify
  • Personal performance: our ability to engage
  • Focused approach: our ability to enable

Business Transformation

Pepper Consult can advise and guide you in every key stage of your strategic transformation

  • the development of a new mission, vision, strategy and businessplan
  • the alignment of governance and organisation models
  • the identification and development of your leaders
  • the realisation of performance improvements
  • the transformation of your HR policy & practices aligned with your business transformation
  • the guidance and management of your change program

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Our Projects

Examples of recent strategic transformations that we realised in collaboration with our clients:

  • Development of a long term businessplan for an SME in the maritime sector
  • Guidance of a merger between a Dutch and a Flemisch coöperation
  • Executive coaching of the President of the board of a multinational
  • Change management for a Belgian Social Security Agency

Our Values

We believe, think and act in the added value of consistency and alignment between mission, vision & strategy, value & culture, organisation & governance and HR, people and leadership. 
We can make the ultimate difference by being ourselves in personality, style and convictions, doing what we do best and understanding and acting upon our limitations.
We want to impact performance by being pepper to the people. We act, react and benefit from any offered or created moment to align, change and perform in the interest of the people and their performance.

Our people

Pepper Consult groups a team of entrepreneurial experienced consultants that share our mission, values and expertise.

Our consultants have:

  • The experience & skills to develop organisations and leaders
  • The passion and expertise to improve performance
  • The drive & personality to inspire people and accelerate change

Pepper Consult is founded and managed by Jan Paul Steenbergen, and works as a network organisation with a fixed pool of freelance consultants completed by a network of complementary partners that share the same values and approach.

Our Clients

Pepper Consult has a broad client portfolio in the private, non-profit and public sector.

Our frame of reference allow us to deliver added value to small, medium-sized and large organisations.

We focus on strategic transformations, and collaborate intensively with the key players of our client at Board and Top Management level.

Our home market is the Benelux, but we often work with organisations that have a European or Global reach. Our consultants are proficient in English, Dutch and French and have a broad international experience (minimum 10 years).


We focus on the guidance of the strategy development, and take maximum benefit of the available market, product and organisation experience, both internal and external.

Within a limitid timeframe we create meaning and clarity on the strategic direction and translate this into a long term strategic plan.


Based on our broad experience and expertise with the evaluation and development of governance models, but also the coaching/mentoring of board members and topmanagers, we assure an aligned and effective governance model.

In this field we can show an impressive trackrecord in the profit, non-profit and public sector, both in the Benelux as abroad.


Based on a solid, results focused approach we enable our clients to answer the questions "How should we organise our activities in an optimal way?" and "How should we manage our activities in an optimal way?" .

The design of an organisation and management model is directly aligned with the strategy and a solid fit with the identity of the organisation (leadershipstyle, company culture, history).


We guide our clients to lead the change program with a strong focus on:

  • Developing & enabling the people to change 
  • Simplifying the content & impact of change 
  • Manage pace & phase of change 
  • Inspiring & engaging the organisation on the change  


We consider the identification, guidance and development of the leaders, both on board as on top management level as one of the critical succes factors to succeed in a strategic transformation.

Besides the close collaboration with the leaders during and after the transformation projects, we are committed and focused on the development of the leaders themselves. Both on individual as on team level, we provide mentoring, coaching and leadership development programmes, amongst others supported by our Insights Discovery accrediation.

Human Resources

The HR transormation programmes that we accompany focus on the role and responsibilities of the line managers. Their role and contribution determines the design of HR processe and services.

Our objective is to transform HR into an effective and values enabler of the organisation' strategy, delivering added value on a strategic and operational level, both for the management and the employees.