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The RLCI Global Consultant Network


The Rapid Learning Cycles Institute maintains a talented group of international Consultants who hail from many cultures and business backgrounds, and who speak several languages.

They are all experienced with product development and RLC methods, and they have been personally trained or certified by Katherine Radeka to deliver RLCI’s successful training and consulting services.

These Consultants serve as the backbone of the RLCI delivery system, and interface directly with our clients worldwide.

Rapid Learning Cycles Certified® Senior Consultants


Ingvar Hendriks
Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands

Ingvar has over 20 years of experience improving his clients’ project and innovation management. He is especially interested in managing creative processes and the interactions between marketing and product development. 

He has a strong desire to help accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future and circular economy.

Fernanda Torre,
Stockholm, Sweden

Fernanda learned about Rapid Learning Cycles at the Stockhom School of Economics' House of Innovation, where she taught the method to her Executive MBA students in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship program.

Her company, Next Agents, takes an integrated approach to design, business and innovation, delivering value that is relevant to humans and the planet, today and in the future.


Jason Low
Tauranga, New Zealand

Jason comes from one of the earliest companies to fully adopt Rapid Learning Cycles in New Zealand. As Head of Design & Innovation, he had responsibility for managing a portfolio of programs using the RLC framework, witnessing first-hand how it improved the quality of decision-making and accelerated time-to-market.

Jason has over 16 years industry experience, and has a passion for helping businesses develop meaningful products and services that have a lasting impact on their customers.

Rapid Learning Cycles Certified® Consultants

Edwin Schumacher
& team
Vught, Netherlands

Synergio's team of five Rapid Learning Cycles Certified® Advisors are based in The Netherlands. They are experienced in integrating the Rapid Learning Cycles framework with SAFe®, an Agile methodology for large software teams.

The team has expertise in systems engineering, and large-scale adoption of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework.


David Stokes
Auckland, New Zealand

David Stokes was our second Rapid Learning Cycles Certified® Affiliate. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, he has special interests in helping hardware start-ups "scale up" to deliver mature products and in supporting innovation teams.

David was instrumental in developing our recommendations for how to use virtual visual planning tools to support the Rapid Learning Cycles framework.

Rapid Learning Cycles Certified® Design / Engineering Associates


Syb Leijenaar
Joure, Friesland, Netherlands

Syb Leijenaar was our first Affiliate in Europe. He has the engineering depth to help technology teams maximize their use of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework to explore the knottiest technical challenges.

His flexible and pragmatic use of Systems Engineering tools has strengthened our understanding of how to facilitate good results for teams with major technical hurdles to overcome.

Derek Liddle, Glasgow, Scotland

Derek is one of our more recent Rapid Learning Cycles Certified Consultants. He is passionate about cin c

He has experience in IoT development, r


Rapid Learning Cycles Certified® Project Associates

Dan Woodruff
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Dan has 25+ years of product and process development experience in R&D, quality, program management, and operations functions.

He is innovative, authentic, and adaptable while focused on product and process development, operational excellence, quality, and reliability. He  has continuously worked to improve technical design rigor, decision-making processes, and program predictability.

This work led him to learning the Rapid Learning Cycles methodology and becoming an advocate for its use. He has proven track record as a go-to resource for independent technical review, root cause analysis facilitation, applied statistics, design characterization, and facilitating many types of product/process development workshops. He is also highly regarded as coach and teacher.


Jan Vaessen
The Randstad, The Netherlands

Jan is a Rapid Learning Cycles Project Associate.

He's also an

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