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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Today I read in the newspaper (NRC Handelsblad) an interview with Jan Terlouw. He is 85, a children’s book author and former politician. He gave a seven minutes speech last…

November 28, 2016 in Coaching, Sailing, Theory U

From Championship Sailing to Transformational Leadership

Global Leadership interviewed me for their website: http://globalleadership.tv. I’m pretty happy with the result. I tend to divide the world in two types of people: seekers and knowers. I categorize myself…

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October 25, 2016 in Coaching, Sailing

Passion for Performance: Gold in Rio!

I’m pretty busy with my new book: Passion for Performance. Together with Olympic sailors and their coaches, I am translating sailing principles to a work environment. It’s fun to have dialogues and…

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October 16, 2016 in Miscellaneous

Brainwash festival with Michael Puett in Amsterdam

Michael Puett is the most popular professor at Harvard. He wrote the book ‘The Path’ in which he tells us to forget about our personal purpose: it only limits our…

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October 6, 2016 in Coaching, Miscellaneous, Sailing

Marit Bouwmeester sharing her journey to Gold in Rio

Sailing is not a spectator sport. It’s a pity but it isn’t. At the Olympics in Rio they did a great job, the beach was wonderful, screens very good even…

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