Passion for Performance
Working with the sailing Olympic medallists and their coaches gave me surprising insights around increasing presence and performance. So many, that I had to write a book about it in 2017. I dedicated the book to my father who transferred his passion for sailing on to me. But it’s written in Dutch and I hope it will sell so well that the publisher Hollandia will translate it into English. The sailing headcoaches of the Netherlands and Belgium were impressed by the book. It gave them more insight in themselves and the campaigns they organised.
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Great interview in top sailing magazine Nautique
I am Back – with Love
Fasting for 4 days on top of a mountain in the Anza Borrego Desert made me realize that I am healthy again. I kept a journal to record feelings of misery and awe, my dreams and insights. Back home I had to write it down properly and it resulted in my first book: “I am back – with Love”. It took me only a week, still full of natural energy.
Together with my guru Joseph Jaworski (author of Synchronicity) I organized a book launch in de Rode Hoed in Amsterdam. He presented his book “Source” and I shared the story of “I am Back-with Love”. Over 300 people attended the meeting and I experienced what it was to be an author: cramped hand because of all the signatures. Together we gave a workshop afterwards to deepen our understanding of the inner development of the transformational change agent.
‘Coming into Presence; stories about personal and organizational transformation’
“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.”
Abraham Lincoln (December 1862) to the second annual meeting of Congress
This is the opening of my second book. It was published in 2014. I share my experiences of 10 years applying the U Process. One chapter is dealing with my personal story and how I dealt with my heart problems. In the second I describe how to use the U in strategy assignments for business clients. The third chapter was the most fun to write: it’s a dialogue between myself as a coach and an imaginary client. In between I share my insights about coaching and how to realize your full potential. The last chapter of the book is written with my colleagues of the Presencing Institute. We write about our experiences of a 2 year online peergroup coaching process that proved to be transformational for all of us.
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During the past years I wrote blogs that you will find here in this site. I usually start with a photo and that brings the inspiration for the blogpost.