WHY A COACH?
You are probably wondering what a Horticulture Coach is and why you should hire one? Why would you need a coach? Perhaps you have already seen an advisor previously? From my own experience and working with the plants, I see a different way of working that others may not see. Each plant tells a story and by observing them for as long as I have, I know what works and what does not work.
My way of coaching offers you a different set of tools. It will give you as a grower, the opportunity to learn rather than just receive advise. I teach you HOW to do the growing, rather than tell you how to grow. I will personally mentor you along the way which is the key to how I work as a coach. You will learn and gain experience with me by your side. I will be there with you, each step of the way. And I’ll be available to you at all, times should you have any questions or worries.
WHY AM I DOING THIS
I am passionate about helping others and it truly excites me to see growers succeeding in their business. I know how difficult it can be not having a knowledgable person available to you. No matter if you are a new, a start-up, an experienced grower. Or if you are more isolated from the rest of the world. I have also witnessed how much the greenhouse industry has changed over the last 40 years and I keep myself constantly informed of new research and growing techniques, making sure we are up to date at all times. With my expertise together we can apply the practices to your business in order to gain maximum crops and profit. It does not matter the size or complexity of your business or whether it is a new or already established business, big or small. I can help you.
The biggest reason why I am doing this is that I would like to share my years of growing experiences with you. And also because I feel very strongly about helping you, growers. I know how it feels to be you, I have been there and I can tell you how it feels when there is no-one around to support you. The third reason is that I really get excited to see growers succeed! And at last, I have witnessed all the greenhouse industry changes over the years, the good, the bad and the ugly. There have been a lot of developments but in the end, it is still about growing a plant to the best of your ability. To give you the highest yield. I have gained so much knowledge over the years, and I feel it is time to share that with people who want to learn from me. It does not matter how big or how small your company is.
THE COMPLEXITY OF GROWING
Growing is more than just setting temperatures in a computer. The climate plays one of the most important roles in achieving the perfect conditions for growing. Climate settings are more complex than just setting a temperature. It is a combination of all the other settings, that could avoid issues such as botrytis and mildew. And can help you save on energy.
He is highly educated and experienced not only in all growing aspects in the greenhouse but also with the Priva computer, electrical control part of grading machines, box making machines, electrical trolleys, bikes and all material used in a glass house operation and is one of not many growers who is using the computer properly.
I believe Bert to be a grower of the highest quality. Bert has a quietly mannered personality with a good sense of humour. Bert has been a pleasure to work with.
Bert is an invaluable asset to any farm that wants to have a professional grower and I highly recommend hiring him for being part of your team.