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I Have Renewed My Master Title!

Every three years, a certified coach, according to the guidelines of the International Coach Federation, must renew their title. For this, the coach needs mentor coaching or supervision and must accumulate sufficient relevant training hours.I am proud to announce that...

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Too Busy to Refuel?

Stephen Covey once asked people in the audience in one of his time management videos: Who has too little time to ‘take gas’? Many people raised their hands.Self-check Did you skip your breakfast today? Do you often work through lunch? Are your days often filled with...

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How to Prevent Procrastination

For 2 years, I had been facing it; being aware that my website was outdated. For 2 years, I occasionally told myself to start writing the update. And for 2 years, it didn't happen; I always found other things that were 'more important.' Until the moment my outdated...

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Are You More into Discussion or Dialogue?

Guess what I'm talking about:We start at 9 am and finish at 11 am.At 11 am, I know even better what I already thought at 9 am, and so do you!We spent 2 hours presenting arguments to illustrate our positions.We defended our positions with reasoning and were very...

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What Do Victor Frankl and Charles Darwin Have in Common?

“If we cannot change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl.“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin.*(Note: The quote has been falsely...

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From Master Coach to Master Coach

Coaching is a profession, and it takes a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to become good at it, believe me. I started in 2002, and eventually, after many training sessions and conversations, I have evolved into the Master Certified Coach (certified by the International...

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Am I on the Edge?…

...A client occasionally asks me. And by "the edge," they mean the edge of burnout or overstrain. They come to me with a different coach question but have been experiencing certain 'symptoms' for a while. Symptoms such as: Poor sleep Excessive worrying Bad temper...

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The Prison of Your Own Thoughts

Conversations, quotes, songs, and books can be incredibly inspiring to me. One such book is Dr. Edith Eva Eger's: The Choice. It recounts her experiences in Auschwitz, surviving the camp, and how she was eventually liberated by American soldiers. She writes that even...

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Without Trust, Everything Comes to a Halt

In the ‘Algemeen Dagblad’ (a Dutch newspaper) of September 14th, there is an interview with Nout Wellink, the former president of the Dutch Central Bank. The headline of the article is 'There will definitely be a new crisis.' My attention was immediately drawn, so I...

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The Art of ‘Not Knowing’

Leaders should know everything their subordinates know and are able to do. You should be able to know and understand everything your employees know and understand. Right? Or... Is leadership about not knowing the answer? And is it that leaders should be able to...

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A Dot on the Horizon

Thank you for our contact in 2017! For 2018, I wish you all the best. I hope, aside from good health, that you will achieve your dreams/goals in 2018. Did you think about those goals during New Year’s Eve? The so-called resolutions? Or are you still figuring it out?...

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How do I come across? 

‘I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel’ – Maya Angelou This quote by Maya Angelou instantly struck a chord with me, so much so that I’ve begun to try to figure out why...

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Mastercoach

Yesss! I can call myself a Master Certified Coach! After obtaining my PCC (Professional Certified Coach) from the International Coach Federation at the end of 2015, I decided to go for the Master title. Why? Because I hold personal development in high regard. In my...

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