Awareness Category

A new Deepening: Sit down, stand up and show up

A new year, a fresh start! A perfect moment for some reflection. Because our fast changing world requests a different kind of leader. Because in this vuca world circumstances change in a split second and leaders need to work with that. Because the challenges we face are sometimes to big to have an answer to. Because […]

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Sit down, Stand up, Show up

On September 25th the launch of ‘Who’s at the table’ took place. The first of a series of interviews with inspiring leaders and entrepreneurs at The Round Table of Life. The kick-off took place with Alan Seale, talking about our transforming world and what this is asking from all of us. Based on this interview, I […]

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Happiness, gratitude and one year round

Last Monday I turned 40 years old. Yes…40 years old…My god, it is quite a lifetime! My friends gave me a surprise dinner and I felt so carried by all of them, such an unforgettable and precious moment in one’s lifetime. I feel very grateful for being able to call these beautiful women my friends. […]

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Change and how to flow with it

Just before New Years, the news got out that three big retail chains in The Netherlands went bankrupt. The largest one had 10.000 employees, who all went into 2016 without a job. This is something that is not just happening to them, but also to their husbands and wives, children, parents, friends, suppliers, you name […]

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5 tips to live a more relaxed life

These busy lives of ours. Running off to work, meeting here, meeting there, quick lunch, another meeting, some ‘behind schedule but have to be done’ e-mails, another meeting and then back in line with all those other cars hurrying home to pick up the kids from their daycare or babysitter. We are all familiar with […]

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Weathering the storm

Sometimes it can be very hard to keep on standing. Especially when you are working on something that is trying to reach form, coming from this intangible idea. I’m sure a lot of entrepreneurs went through this. Having an idea, a dream, and making it something to work with, is giving your idea a form. […]

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Deadlines

I bet you have a lot of them too: deadlines. Those moments where you feel like your work is doubled by the time the deadline comes closer. There are deadlines at work and deadlines in private life, deadlines you choose for, deadlines that are just a given. Sometimes it is about helping someone out as […]

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Compassion

We all come across people once in a while we can’t follow, of whom we don’t know what their message is. Or we interpret their behavior as unfriendly and you can’t understand why. Or they have this attitude that makes them unreachable and you don’t know how to make contact, although you have to work […]

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Core values

Every conversation I’ve been in lately, business or private, somehow started or ended with the question: ‘Who are you?’. During the years I have asked a lot of companies what their core message is, what they have to tell the world in one simple sentence. And after that, followed an exercise in finding their core values. […]

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Expectations

As I was writing this, we were at a lake in Stowe, Vermont. A beautiful lake, surrounded by mountains, of which we climbed one the day before, Mount Mansfield. Coming down our path, we passed two men, one who already went up, one who was about to. We heard the man coming down tell the […]

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