Amsteldijk 809, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Leadership Coach and WHM Instructor with a background in Business Administration & Social Entrepreneurship
I am a Leadership Coach and Facilitator with a background in Business Administration and Social Entrepreneurship. In my coaching I partner with young talent and next gen leaders who want to unlock their full potential and transform today’s challenges into opportunities for sustainable growth.
After my Entrepreneurship master at ESADE Business School, I wanted to expose myself to other realities and soon got the chance to work as a producer and protagonist on the documentary Heartwood, which tells the stories of indigenous peoples across the world and their resilience in the face of seemingly unsolvable challenges, such as food security, globalization and climate change.
Ever since, I have been fascinated by our human ability to change, and also shocked by our frequent inability to do so. What worries me most is that at such a pivotal time for humanity and our planet, we are confronted with a global leadership vacuum. Just when we need it most, we seem to lack the necessary leadership to change our ways before time runs out.
So how can we appeal to the leader within each and every one of us? How can we grow in our challenges and let go of patterns that hold us back? We often know deep down what we need to work on. After all, our world is full of good intentions and New Year resolutions. Then what makes it so difficult to follow through on our goals and reach sustainable change? Einstein famously said that “we can’t solve a problem with the same level of thinking that created it.” The majority of coaching is focused on helping you, through insightful conversation, to tap into that higher level of thinking. However, that’s easier said than done when we already spend 99% of our time in our heads.
That’s why early on in my coaching journey I started searching for other methods to reconnect and reset our mental, physical and emotional state, so we have the right energy and mindset for the challenge we want to take on. As for a rapidly growing number of people, that path lead me to the Wim Hof Method.
Beyond the health benefits, I love that it enables me to move from feeling tired, stressed or distracted to feeling focused, calm and deeply alive in a matter of minutes. This ability to change state at will has proven essential to helping me perform consistently in my coaching, facilitation and speaking engagements. I have also seen how it empowers others to break through the patterns that have held them back, often for years, from the health, happiness and success they aim for. Finally the chance to facilitate people through an ice bath and see them move from fear to euphoria is an unforgettable experience I just can’t miss out on!