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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Inspiration from the other side

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Chairman MIPA

Bow n: 63, Skipper: Hein Dijksterhuis, Crew: Jim Dijksterhuis, Sail n: NED 8350



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The things I write about


New Partnership with the Global Leaders Academy

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The past year I’ve been working intensely with Sue Cheshire and Kent Allen and several of their partners from the Global Leaders Academy. They are based close to London and the…

August 17, 2016 in Coaching, Sailing

The Road to Rio 2 Gold

Under wonderful circumstances Marit Bouwmeester en Dorian van Rijsselberghe won their Gold medals in Rio at the Olympics. Dorian had a bit of a slow start with the first two races…

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July 29, 2016 in Spirituality, What's up

The (expensive) wilderness in Iceland

We’re with the family just back from Iceland. I could show them my love for the wilderness. We camped at remote & stunning places, far from civilization. It’s amazing to…

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July 9, 2016 in Coaching, Theory U

A Good Conversation

I was asked to give a presentation about ‘a good conversation’ for 50 high ranked individuals in The Netherlands. They wanted to have a real conversation with each other. I…

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April 30, 2016 in Coaching, Innovation, Spirituality, Theory U

The meaning of life, Keg Knoll Utah

Flying into Denver I’m reading ‘The meaning of life’ by Viktor Frankl. Diederik and I are on our way to meet Jim in Boulder. We will go into the wilderness…

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