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To get inspired? Tips and my revelations

Inspiratie ligt elke dag voor je deur. Hier krijg je wat tips om je leven en werk ‘rijker‘ en zinvoller te maken. En graag deel ik met je wat mij al die jaren inspiratie heeft gegeven, wat misschien ook iets voor jou is. Wat is inspiratie?In het woord inspiratie zit spirit wat eigenlijk ‘adem’ betekent. […]
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Martin Thoolen | 8 February 2023

Find your golden compass to redirect your life and work

I frequently lose sight of things. I feel fatigued. A persistent sensation I have had for months. Actually, it is getting worse. As if my light is gradually dimming. And, by the way, am I still doing what I believe in? Am I not allowing myself to be affected too much by what others think?
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Martin Thoolen | 23 January 2023

Who am I? ... and what to do with it?

Who am I? A question that will confront you in your work or life sooner or later. Particularly during career or life crises. Why wait? Because you often have
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Martin Thoolen | 11 January 2023

Thank you for 2022 and have a wonderful 2023!

Dear collaborators of 2022, Thank you for your trust in me over the past year and the coaching, training or webinars you have followed with me. We keep going and there is more to come….
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Martin Thoolen | 31 December 2022

Ten tips for a fun Christmas dinner

Odd, isn’t it? Christmas, a time of peace, but we can still argue at the dinner table – before, during and after. But things can be different, and you can help to make this difference!
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Martin Thoolen | 17 December 2022

How can you prevent burnouts in your team or organisation as a manager?

You are well aware of what burnouts cost your team: money, extra time spent on transfers and reduced job satisfaction, team spirit and team results.
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Martin Thoolen | 7 December 2022

New Service: Expat Coaching

Can you use some support as an international professional to find your way? Maybe Expat Coaching is just for you!
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Martin Thoolen | 2 December 2022

Why do the high and mighty fall from their pedestals?

Kanye West, Prince Andrew, Bill Cosby amongst Dutch celebrities like Matthijs van Nieuwkerk, Glennis Grace, Marco Borsato sooner or later they go too far and the whole truth is revealed. What is actually going on? And what is the solution?
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Martin Thoolen | 22 November 2022

Making a quantum leap in Personal Leadership?

Follow the unique Mastercourse: Personally Inspiring Leadership For professionals, managers, leaders and administrators with HBO or academic work and thinking level. Next master course with open registration: Thu./Fri. March 30/31, May 11/12 and June 15/16, 2023.
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Martin Thoolen | 18 November 2022

Booklaunch Dutch hardcopy: Persoonlijk Inspirerend Leiderschap

Book launch: The Dutch hardcopy has been released on Nov. 1, 2022. Th English version will apprear at the beginning of 2023.
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Martin Thoolen | 1 November 2022

A better world. Is that possible?

It seems unlikely when you look around today. Actually, not just today, but any time in the last five millennia. However, I am still a dreamer who believes it certainly is possible, which gives life meaning.
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Martin Thoolen | 10 October 2022

How do you thoroughly expel stress toxins from your mind and body?

Negative work pressure is relieved if you use time and stress management, which are handy behavioural skills. However, apparently they may still be far from sufficient. Why? Because you have not tackled the root cause.
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Martin Thoolen | 26 September 2022

How miracles come into your work and life

How miracles come (back again) into your work an life? By opening yourself up to synchronicity and interconnection. Because everything is connected to everything. This is one of the nine attributes of spirit (consciousness) that you will find in my English E-book ‘Spirited Personal Leadership’ that will be released on December 1, 2022.
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Martin Thoolen | 16 September 2022

Do you want to work with genuine happiness, meaning and enthusiasm?

From the cradle to the grave, every soul is faced with five tasks that promote living and working with happiness, meaning and enthusiasm. This is what I share in my upcoming book ‘Persoonlijk Inspirerend Leiderschap’ (Spirited Personal Leadership), which will be published on 1 November 2022. Here is a hint of what to expect.
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Martin Thoolen | 23 August 2022

New in the picture

After 2 years of writing a new book and Masterclaas for Leadership, There is news in the Picture. All to be found on my new website. Including what I have to offer for services.For you, your team or organisation.
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Martin Thoolen | 22 June 2022

Jobs for the World: Truly Beloved Leaders

Why do we have wars? Mainly because of the influence of the ruling world leaders. No more war? High time for "Beloved Leaders. Because the current leaders, who contribute to war, will not change fundamentally. But what exactly is going on, and what is needed to make a better world? In my upcoming books, [...]
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Martin Thoolen | 16 March 2022

How natural living boosts your happiness and vitality

Have you ever lived without a phone and internet for 5 days? I haven't, until the last week. My God, how incredibly boring it was at times. Boring? Only because I'm used to it in the Netherlands. But how at the same time quiet, incredibly impressive and instructive it is. And just imagine if we all had a little more [...]
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Martin Thoolen | 8 January 2022

A better 2022? Absolutely!

A better 2022? Is that possible? For me too? You might not believe it. After all, we're all going through "tough weather. And there are clear indications that it will get worse in 2022. Nevertheless, it is possible! A better 2022 for you! 2021: ‘Heavy weather’ caused by leaders. Not just the pandemic, but above all the manner in which [...]
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Martin Thoolen | 10 December 2021

How coincidence can show you the way

I’m shivering on the platform of Utrecht Central Station. I can’t wait to dive into the warm train. As soon as I get in I notice that the heating is not working. Damn. I am surrounded by miserable faces. At that moment a lively voice booms over the PA:”Holder de Bolder, we will shortly be arriving [...]
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Martin Thoolen | 12 August 2019

How to work more effectively by being your true self

Hooray! It’s your birthday. You unwrap your gift and find a pearl! Have you ever been surprised when you unwrap yourself and find the real version of yourself? What is the as the real version of yourself? If you work as the as the real real version, you take your thoughts, feelings, intuition and choices seriously. And you express [...]
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Martin Thoolen | 21 June 2017

The power of shadow sides: Hidden treasures brought to light

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making darkness conscious”. (C.G. Jung) This article is an invitation to shed some light on our own shadow-sides as a coach or facilitator. If we have the courage to explore this within ourselves, our facilitation craft and impact on customer will increase [...]
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Martin Thoolen | 11 August 2016

Pioneering facilitation

You need ego to set limits effectively, but it also can facilitation as a coach or trainer. The magic of true connection and unlimited potential. is to be found beyond your ego as a facilitator. Do you need to set boundaries with your client? When do limits help or block you? Do you really want to inspire and move your customer? Discover a [...]
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Martin Thoolen | 11 July 2014