Rutger Jan Scholtens

Personal Development Coach

Career Advisor, Coach and Trainer, Career Office, Utrecht University


Rutger-Jan works as a career coach and soft skills trainer at Career Services, Utrecht University. He has a background in Business Administration and Cultural Anthropology, and ever since his teaching days at the university he emphasizes the importance of personal reflection and soft skills development for students. Being a trainer/coach, it is his mission to inspire and activate young professionals by challenging them to explore their drives, qualities and opportunities. In his workshops he implements an interactive and challenging approach.

During the Co-Challenge Rutger-Jan is responsible for workshops on teamwork and group dynamics. He coaches sub-groups in the process of collaboration and provides students with individual feedback on personal branding.