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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Brainwash festival with Michael Puett in Amsterdam

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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…

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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September 28, 2016 in Spirituality, What's up

Men and Wheels

The past weeks I had to trade in the Porsche for a Volkswagen Up. The hybrid system of my car broke down. After days of diagnosing the garage found out it…

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September 21, 2016 in Coaching, Theory U, What's up

New Partnership with the Global Leaders Academy

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…

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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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