I am working with people and organizations who are keen to realize their full potential.

I am an executive coach and strategy consultant, psychologist, former World Champion in sailing and author (an astrologist was surprised on how many levels I want to prove myself. My ‘first house’ seems to be pretty full). The past 10 years I’ve specialized myself in the application of Theory U in Strategy assignments and Executive Coaching. I love to write about my experiences and to learn who I truly am while sailing.

This site started many years ago as a blog to share my undertakings and to get experience in formulating my ideas. By now it evolved into a real website, enjoy the read! Love to hear your comments,


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‘If I win 10 million euro today, I wouldn’t change anything in my life,’ tells Jaap Zielhuis me this morning. He was the Golden coach of Marit Bouwmeester who won Gold at…

February 13, 2017 in Coaching, Spirituality, Sustainability

Enhancing Resilience in a World of Disruption

Dr. Ariyaratne has taught me that the only thing you can influence is your mind. The rest is all beyond your control. You may want to be successful, stop global warming,…

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February 6, 2017 in Miscellaneous

Little Lovable Gerard

This lovable boy is my father in Indonesia before the war started. We found the picture this week after he died. I’ve put it on my desk and keep looking at…

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January 23, 2017 in Coaching, Spirituality

Entering a New World of Living and Dying

These are precious times. While sitting next to my father the time seems to go incredibly fast, trying to remember what happened last week feels ages ago. My father is…

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January 10, 2017 in Coaching, Spirituality

Inner peace in the hospital

I spend quite some time in the hospital these days. My father is sick and needs to be taken care of. Many people come by while I’m sitting in his…

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