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Masterclasses for Coachfinder & EVG YOUNG IT-Professionals 2nd and 15th of June

JUNE 15: MASTERCLASS COACHFINDER: How your ego, soul and spirit improve the quality of your coachings. Soon I am happy to provide this masterclass for professional coaches. Something for you too? In a nutshell, the latest insights about my latest book ‘Spirited Personal Leadership' are discussed, which you as a coach can mirror to your own practice and can apply immediately.
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Martin Thoolen | 30 May 2023

Quote book

“If you don’t allow others to support you, you’re making it harder than it needs to be”. Discover more in the book 'Spirited Personal Leadership' here. For more effective work, meaningful living and a better world. View or order a copy here.
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Martin Thoolen | 2 May 2023

How do you choose the right course or coach?

The sunny and dark sides of many coaches and academies. How do you make the best choice for a course or a coach these days? For example, to achieve Personal Leadership or Mastery?
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Martin Thoolen | 17 April 2023

Quote book

Developing soul sovereignty is one of the five tasks of the soul that makes your life and work lighter and more meaningful. Take a look.
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Martin Thoolen | 7 April 2023

The Power of Intention

Your intention can destroy and heal everything. In people and between people. An ego-intention destroys more than you care to imagine. And a pure intention from the heart can heal everything. In all your business and private relationships. From which intention do you show yourself to others?
Martin Thoolen - Awareness at Work
Martin Thoolen | 4 April 2023

Springtime: new book has come to light

So happy that my book ‘Spirited Personal Leadership’ is now also available in USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and many other countries. Take a look.
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Martin Thoolen | 20 March 2023

Book quote

“Before you know it, you have become a safe derivative of the socially desirable society that leads you, instead of personally leading yourself”. Want to know how your own compass work and life, makes it more meaningful and fun? Take a look at the new book ‘Spirited Personal Leadership.’ For more effective work, a meaningful life and a better world.
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Martin Thoolen | 9 March 2023

New book out now

Now the English book 'Spirited Personal Leadership' is for sale. It hurts my heart to see how this world has become. My desire to experience a better, more beautiful world with one another has always been a burning torch in my life. How can it be that we make wars, both great and small? That's why I've been searching and writing for the past 3 years how we can make it more beautiful for ourselves and others. at work and so on here is the result
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Martin Thoolen | 1 March 2023

Book quote

“Your current life is nothing other than a temporary education, which helps your soul grow towards being a sincere, truthful and peaceful human being towards yourself, others and your (natural) surroundings,by way of conscious life lessons”.
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Martin Thoolen | 26 February 2023

Best Awareness Coach & Clinical Psychologist 2023

I am pleasantly surprised and honored to receive this award: The international organization 'Global Health & Pharma Mental Health Awards' has proclaimed me as 'Best Awareness Coach & Clinical Psychologist of 2023 in the Netherlands'.
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Martin Thoolen | 20 February 2023

To get inspired? Tips and my revelations

Inspiration is at your door every day. Here you will get some tips to make your life and work 'richer' and more meaningful. And I would like to share with you what has inspired me all these years, which may be interesting for you too.
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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

Spirited Personal Leadership

for effective work, meaningful living and a better world

Author: Martin Thoolen (©2023)

Do you want to work more effectively? Or live a more meaningful life? Or contribute to a better world? Or all of the above? You can do that. Every day. How? With Spirited Personal Leadership.

This book is intended for anyone who, in their private or work life, wants to:

  • work more effectively;
  • develop their talents further;
  • have a healthy work/life balance;
  • increase the amount of control they have in their own life and work;
  • experience more pleasure, passion, meaning and vitality;
  • feel more inner peace and quiet;
  • to contribute to better relationships - privately as well as in business;
  • make a meaningful contribution to a better world.

Regardless of whether you are a leader, lawmaker, entrepreneur, manager, professional, associate, student, parent, family member, teenager or an adult.

What to expect?
This book will take you straight to the source of all your choices and behaviors. It will give you accessible insights, inspiring examples and exercises that you’ll be able to apply immediately, and see results of quickly. You will gain insight into the three forces that determine each and every one of your choices, behaviors and personal leadership: ego, soul and consciousness (spirit).

The following questions will be answered: What is ego anyway? Should you jettison your ego? What are the benefits of ego, and what are its pitfalls? Or, what is the soul? Is there a reason for our existence? What are the five existential tasks the soul has to tackle? What are the pros and cons of working and living from inspiration? And, what is spirit or consciousness? How can you utilize it more to have smoother relationships in private and at work and to create more peace for yourself and others around you? In the last section of the book you will see how you can make a real contribution towards a better world.

In March 2023 the new book 'Spirited Personal Leadership' with more than 300 pages of inspiration has arrived. Are you interested to order one? Check it out here.

Wealth for free!

An inspiring guide for new awareness at work

Authors: Martin Thoolen & Wendy Hobbelink  (©2012)

‘Wealth for free!’ offers you an inspiring perspective that enables you to get more out of your work and life. You learn more about three fundamental strengths that determine all your choices and behaviour in a simple but effective way. We use models, recognisable practical cases and various exercises to enrich your work and life, making it more effective, better and more enjoyable.

The book is available free of charge when participating in a coaching, team coaching, retreat or seminar.

Would you like to take a look?
Open the first section of the book here.

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Dr. Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra, with his dozens of books, lectures, seminars and retreats, has now reached millions of people all over the world. As such, is one of the management gurus with the most resonance. Check:
Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle: the power of the small self (ego) & big self (spirit)

He is one of the most popular inspirers who pinpoints the workings of 'the mind' or your ego. And how to practice connection with spirit that brings more peace, clarity and satisfaction. His book 'The Power of NOW' has become a true game-changer in the world for many people:
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Drs. Hal & Sidra Stone: Psychology of Selves & Voice Dialogue

Drs. Hal & Sidra Stone are the founders of this theory & method that gives clear and practical insight into the stimulating- and hindering forces of our ego. And how awareness of your ego leads to new choices and actions that enrich your personal and professional life. An inspiring method that I still often use. See:
Michael Tophoff

Dr. Michaël Tophoff: Sensory Awareness/ Mindfulness

As the founder of this body-centered approach, Charlotte Selver provided deep insight into how information from your body leads you to new insights and choices that are in line with your original nature. In doing so, she was an early forerunner of what is now called "mindfulness. In several 10-day retreats abroad with Dr. Michaël Tophoff I have been able to refresh myself with this approach and the many powerful exercises:
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Natives: indigenous wisdom & connection to spirit

Over the past 20 years I have met many Natives. In addition to giving "Healing Talks" to some First Nations People in BC Canada, I have had the opportunity to speak to several Chiefs. The unprecedented wisdom that we don't find in college or science turns out to be a living presence among these people from whom we can learn. About equality, respect for all beings, gratitude for what the earth gives, leading in service to the community. Be inspired about something that brings you back to your own origins and enriches your work and life:
Pema Chodron

Pema Chodron: Valuable Lessons/Teachings from Buddhism

Pema Chodron is a Buddhist nun who has written several books that can give your basic attitude towards life and work an enormous depth and enlightenment. Razor-sharp and compassionate confrontations will help you go through all transition processes with more space and peace, no matter how small or large:
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Peter Senge

Peter Senge made his breakthrough with his book the 5th discipline on the learning organization. With all his books, he still manages to inspire many CEOs, managers, professionals and others to make their organization a learning organization that leads to greater success.
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Peter Toonen: Natural Cycles

One of the most renowned inspirers and writers on Mayan Astrology is Peter Toonen. In a clear way, his many books portray parallels that were considered hidden before that time. The universal power to work and live from natural cycles is enormous and possibly enriches you more than you could have imagined before:
Robert Fritz: Co-creating your life from your soul essence

Robert Fritz: Co-creating your life from your soul essence

Peter Senge (author of the 5Th Discipline) says that "Robert Fritz' unquestionably one of the most original thinkers of the moment in the field of creative processes in work, art, science and life in general. He is the author of the book 'The path of least resistance', from which I have further developed insights and exercises that I use in my services.
Carl Gustav Jung himself on that death is not the end.
Wise lessons from Natives Indians that shed bright light on what we are about.
How to Stand Up in the Face of Adversity. Guidelines from Eckhart Tolle.