Making the difference:
delivering initiative and making it stick.

Whether we are leading a nation’s political path or a start-up, the dynamics you bring to the table matters most. Especially when the pressure is on… at our core, we need to know, what comes at us, is perfectly manageable.

I reimagine leadership with you. Working one-on-one, on a case-by-case basis. Working with executives, entrepreneurs, diplomats, and political operatives have given me insight into the dynamics that are necessary when leading others.

Expert, Consistent, Creative
A “… refreshingly deep and unique perspective to executive consulting. Using a novel, imagination-rich approach … (it) becomes the structure from within which critical business, career and interpersonal issues are effectively approached. A truly “out of the box” experience with tangible, meaningful results!”
Chris Charyk,Partner TheBodaGroup, Boston.
Expert, Straightforward, Creative
“When working with Frank there’s never a dull moment. His capability to change your perspective on issues is very refreshing and at the same time challenging. Thanks to his analytic skills, professional and internal conflicts are easy to address. But it is the combination of his insight, experience and knowledge that makes him really stand out: his ability to link philosophy to psychology and history to our present social environment and his deep understanding of our motivations brings every session to a higher level. That is why working with Frank is more than an uplifting event.”
Siebe Schootstra, Chief editor at EnergieMedia and communication strategist, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

Reimagining Leadership

Scholium fills a niche in the consulting world through a one-on-one focus on leadership style, your effect on organizational culture, public perception, and the bottom-line.

Our work together involves high-end personal counsel, conflict resolution and/or sparring advice – producing astute individually-tuned solutions.

It deepens objectives, restructures commitment, and reinterprets professional mandates. After personal evaluation, the consequence of this work is immediate and unambiguous.

Frank v. d. Stok v. Altenæ

Frank grew up in ‘t Gooi, the Netherlands and lived for more than 30 years in the United States. In his leisure time, Frank enjoys working on many forms of applied architecture.
Employed first in the investment industry (Lehman Brothers, Kuhn & Loeb) and later earned degrees at Vassar College and Harvard University.

From the sidelines, with great delight, he follows his two children, who are fascinated by their careers.

Per Topic or Project

Based on your requirements, we will work either per topic or on a particular project. Consultations are available either at an office location of your choice or our offices in Amsterdam or Boston.


We work strictly one-on-one to assure the exclusive character of our conferences and their confidentiality.


Leadership as Coach

It is less about ownership or control but anticipation and surprise. Pulling, pushing, ‘expecting’ or extracting are jaded.

It is about coaching ideas, people, and companies.

Trust and rock-solid conviction are the motivators. When trust is sown, we reap benefits beyond measureWe are inspired to think big and dream better.


Scholium is not theoretical – together we bring our combined experiences to bear on the subjects that demand your attention.

The question is not ‘how we are to be better leaders’, but how do we animate and inspire ideas, people, and the company we serve.

Real Solutions in Real-Time

We focus on the dynamics of your position as it is now. We take your topic, break down its history, and focus on where you want to go.

We examine it, test it, squeeze it, and play devil’s advocate. We generate real-life suggestions and insights that instantly benefit you.

We take you to the next level of mental functioning in real-time, which is the ultimate objective of all challenges.

Depth Perspectives & Results

My 25+ years of experience and expertise are at your service. These exclusive and confidential sessions bring you closer to yourself, your associates, and the tasks set before you.