I work as an international trainer, moderator and (team)coach since 2005 at Project Wisdom. I support people and organizations to bring out their vision, talents, creativity and commitment for a better world.
What I do
My expertise lies in communication, personal development and group dynamics. I have a passion for empathic and compassionate communication, personal leadership, finding meaning and critical thinking. I like to combine a sharp mind with a gentle heart.
Topics in trainings include
- compassionate communication
- effective teamwork
- analytical thinking and debating skills
- personal growth and development
- finding meaning and making choices
I have worked with various politicians and members of parliament, with development organizations in Uganda, Laos and Vietnam, with commercial businesses and with many universities: from Honors Programs in the Netherlands to the International Space University in Strasbourg.
During sessions I aim create
- meaningful conversations
- deep(er) analysis of an issue
- making choices and decisions that are fully supported
- genuine vulnerable personal reflections
- coherence empathy
Way of working
Others say I bring out the best in people in a disarming and inspiring way; that I am honest, committed and caring. I like to ask sharp questions and explore assumptions, but I am always focused on growth, learning and connection. Sharp when necessary, with humor when possible.
I work based on the principles of Deep Democracy and Non-Violent Communication.
As an idealist in heart and soul, I like to work for a better world; a world with more understanding, compassion and justice, with which we may overcome our planets most pressing challenges.
I am married and live in Utrecht. I have a passion for space exploration, chess and botanical gardens and I can’t wait to tell my son and daughter all about it.