I am working with people and organizations who are keen to perform. They may already realise that being becomes before doing.

I am an executive coach and strategy consultant, psychologist, former World Champion in sailing and author. The past 15 years I’ve specialised myself in the application of Theory U in strategy assignments, team 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, by now it evolved into a website where I hope you can find what you’re looking for,


The things I love

Executive and Team Coaching


Inspiration from the other side

Agenda & Circles

Agenda & Circles


Chairman MIPA



The things I write about

The Benefit Economy

| Innovation, Miscellaneous, Sustainability, Theory U | No Comments
Since the beginning of this century I am much involved in the sustainability movement. I organised quite a few conferences with Otto Scharmer and the Presencing Institute (Theory, U, MIT…
September 23, 2019 in Miscellaneous

Family Life!

So we scored a DFL in the overall ranking of the Open Dutch Sailing Championships 2019, meaning: Dead F**ing Last. That is a nouveauté for me. Passion for performance is…
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September 3, 2019 in Miscellaneous

Flyer’s First Fastnet: records set!

With a group of twelve we sailed the Rolex Fastnet Race on the iconic Flyer that won the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1978. It's a legendary race from…
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June 17, 2019 in Innovation, Passion for Performance, Theory U

The conditions for creativity set

Six days in Norway brought back the best in me. Gout attacks and unforeseen side effects of the medicines, took me away from my path the past months. I hardly…
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June 4, 2019 in Miscellaneous

Flyers First Fastnet team prep: North Sea Race

We sailed the Vuurschepen and North Sea Race last week with a team of eleven. I enjoyed it a lot. Beforehand I was a little nervous about being seasick, 5…
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