Who are we

Patventures - Competency Development

My passion is to see people grow, aiming for better personal and business results.

For many years my career has been characterised by people development assuring business growth. Currently, I am working as a principle learning specialist in a company in the field of master data managment. My Competency Development background stems mainly from past fifteen eight years I worked for the Danish companies Stibo Systems, Grundfos and Vestas where my core responsibilities have been; training deployment, training development and consulting tasks, board member of a talent programme, setting up trainers networks, facilitating large workshops and being responsible for coaching people in all organisational levels. In my position as service manager Benelux for Leybold Vacuum B.V, I was responsible for the increase of the service organisations’ turnover by 17% by managing and optimising a five person service team, selling service contracts and improving the relationship with the headquarters.

People have described their experience of working with me as “life changing”, “highly professional and effective” and “real and lasting impact”. This has only been possible by on the job learning from and with people from almost every culture on this planet. This has shaped me in being a team worker as well as being able to work independently, to create networks and lead people by motivating them face-to-face and on distance.

In my spare time I enjoy sports like openwater swimming, running, backcountry sking and biking as well as cultural events, dance, meditation and going for a ride on my motorbike. Together with a partner I organise dance events where I also am DJ.

A Tibetan monk, an electrician....or? A stunning image captured in China that raised questions: What do people see when they watch me? What do I want them to see? Who am I?

Teamwork - Together we achieve more.

We are associate partner / trainer for the following companies:

About Learning A/S


4MAT - a natural learning cycle is a highly validated and world renowned learning and communication tool, developed from a holistic perspective and based on essential human differences regarding how we perceive, process, understand and pass on information. In other words - 4MAT is a method for helping anyone learn anything! It has been used in thousands of teaching settings for over 30 years.

We all have different personalities, though it doesn't mean we can do it all alone!


Formal degrees 

2015-MBA in Business Psychology

1995-Bachelor in Aeronautical engineering



2015-Certified Trainer Predictive Index System

2010-Certified Licenced Analyst Predictive Index System

2010-Certified 4MAT Trainer

2008-Accredited Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation

2008-Certified Professional Co-active Coach, The Coaches Training Institute

Other "out-house" training

2012-Human Resources Management

2009-Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching

2007-Relation Selling

2006-Visual Presentations, DIEU - Denmark

1999-Basic Education Project Management

Training topics

  • Train the Trainer
  • Sales
  • Leadership training. f.e motivation, coaching, difficult dialogues
  • Change management
  • Time management
  • Presentations
  • Product and applications
  • Online presentations and training techniques


  • English (fluent)
  • Danish (fluent)
  • Dutch (mother tonque)
  • German (good)


Patrick van Kappel

Himmelbjergvej 103A

8600 Silkeborg (Laven) - Denmark

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When I saw the reflection of this signpost in a puddle in my hometown, it occurred to me that ever so often we are neglecting the signs in life that show us the way.

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