It is my passion to help people.
And you too, if you want. So that you can be yourself in your work and personal life.
So that your talents naturally shine.
So that you work (together) more effectively
So that you have a satisfying life.
With heart for yourself and your surroundings.
My 30 years of professional experience as an awareness coach, clinical and organisational psychologist has enabled me to help thousands of clients in Personal or Collective Leadership. Both groups and individuals, in coaching sessions, training courses, leadership development and organisation development programs, retreats and seminars.
For leaders, CEO's, CFO's, directors, managers, employees, professionals and entrepeneurs in business and commerce, various banks, provincial and municipal councils, care institutes, consulting agencies and much more. This is what they say:
Many thanks for your valuable support in our team coaching process. You REALLY makes something happen, and that has not been possible for years. So -and many others - are really happy with that.
Martin has reconnected my head, heart and soul. This automatically resulted in me rediscovering my own strength. I am extremely grateful to Martin for rediscovering myself and would like everyone to have this experience. I highly recommend Martin's coaching!!!
"The coaching has given increased my resilience has given me new confidence. What helped is that Martin is a very experienced coach with knowledge of many topics. Each issue is viewed from several perspectives and is clarifying and effective. Ik found it a great gift!
The Skype coaching session felt as if I was sitting directly next to Martin again! This enabled me to speak openly and with trust. Very helpful coaching session with clear and practical feedback that I could apply directly at work with tangible results.
I experienced Martin as an honest and expert coach who knows how to make crystal clear analyses that are useful to P&O consultants - clear, development-focused and realistic. He is also pleasant in conversation and has a passion for his work.
Martin is a true and intellectual professional, who is an expert in guiding people to approach business content with authenticity. This transformation allows them to come in their own strength, resulting in an increase of confidence and a successful performance, as well as a personal value add towards a happier lifestyle.
Martin gives me advice on my career and life. He inspires me and gives clarity face-to-face, by audio and video call.
Martin enables personal changes, by letting you self-explore your personal core and related strengths. He is able to create an environment where you can interpret your way of interacting with your environment and lets you improve yourself on achieving your (newly explored) goals using a new discovered approach.
I can recommend it to anyone. I have a great network of like-minded people. I am sure many of those will be pleased to have a few coachings with him.
I have experienced these teamcoachings as very positive. I find Martin truly a good coach who really senses well of what's going on in our team. Thank you so much for this!"
You have to do this. I have come to known myself and my team so much better. As team-members we have grown towards each other. Thank you Martin!
Helping, coaching and training people has been in my blood from an early age.
My exploration of how I can best help people is ongoing. I use new sources from the psychology sector and the perspectives and wisdom of the ancient peoples of the earth. But always translated into insights and concrete tips that you can really get to grips with.
Even though I am your guide, I have blind spots and am never unapproachable.
Read all the evaluations of the last 25 years and you will see that my clients and principals frequently give me a good to excellent score.
My vision is a world in which we work and live happily together. If you are open to self-reflection and prepared to touch your core an entirely new world can come into being within and around you. A world in which you function effectively, with equilibrium and satisfaction: Awareness at Work. I believe that if every one of us accepts support in this from time to time we create a world in which we are effective and live with pleasure and understanding. And I enjoy contributing to this world.
My mission is to help you become more self-aware. To make you more aware of your behaviour, your choices and the impact they have on your work and life. But also aware of the strengths and experiences you hold within you that determine your current behaviour and choices. So that you arrive at new choices that give you more peace, balance, satisfaction, talent development and effectiveness at a fundamental level. In such a way that you come to shine and contribute to a better world for yourself and the people around you. At work as well in your private life.
But how do you create such a world? By becoming aware of yourself. But what self are we talking about?
Over the years I have discovered that you can look from different perspectives, as is described in the book that I wrote as co-author, Wealth for free! It provides concrete examples of how your thoughts, feelings, behaviour and experiences and all your choices instantly change when you live and work based on your ego, soul or awareness (spirit). Whether you are an employee, manager, employer, professional. Civil servant or business, political or spiritual leader. Or partner, father, mother, child, family member, fellow countryman or fellow human being.
I worked as a trainer/coach at Boertien & Partners from 1990 to 1998, and trained participants from a wide range of sectors during this period. Moreover, I developed the Personal Strength and Individual Coaching training courses while I was there. At that time, I was also registered as a trainer educated in Behavioural Science at the Nederlands Intituut voor Psychologen (Dutch Association of Psychologists).I also worked as a Freelance Trainer for Public Domain in the public sector for 10 years.
From 1999 to 2019 I worked as co-founder of the Circumference agency. This is where I developed and implemented the following:
This wealth of experience allows me to help with an extremely wide range of professional and personal issues. Whether they concern leadership or cooperation, stress or time management, reintegration or your work/personal life balance. Conflict-management, career choice, relationships and more.
In 1995, I was registered as a trainer educated in Behavioural Science, and in 2009 as a Psychologist Trainer at the Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen. In 2011, I registered as a Registered EuroPsy Psychologist at the European Federation of Psychologists’ Association (EFPA). In 2013, I was registered as a Registered Psychologist NIP/Arbeid & Organisatie (employment and organisation) at the Dutch Institute of Psychologists. I am affiliated with NIP, EuroPsy (EPFA), Coachfinder and Coachhouse.
What inspires me are the cosmic mirrors of self-reflection that life and work give me every day. If you look carefully, you can learn and grow every day in how you handle other people and situations.
What inspires me is to use other ways of thinking, besides existing psychology, that contribute to natural growth and balance, wisdom and satisfaction. A great many indigenous cultures throughout the world, some of which I have visited, and various movements relating to spirituality are long-standing sources of inspiration for me.
I enjoy sharing personal and professional experiences and insights of my clients and myself in the blogs, articles, my book as co-author and more, which you can find here on the inspiration page.