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



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The things I write about


The Road to Rio 2 Gold

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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…

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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April 17, 2016 in Coaching, Spirituality, Theory U

Teaching CEO’s to meditate

I gave a new boost to my meditation practice with HeartMath. Sue Chesire (Global Leaders Academy) invited me to co-facilitate a CEO circle in London. I am presenting the U-process, Gavin brings us…

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