Work and collaborate more pleasantly and effectively.
Live a meaningful and peaceful life together.
With a heart for yourself, your team or organisation and your (natural) environment.
That is my dream and we can make it happen: with Spirited Personal and Collective Leadership. It is my passion to help you, your team or organisation to get along. Towards a shining working and living together.
My 30 years of professional, national and international experience as an awareness and business coach/trainer/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:
"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".
"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!"
"I have 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".
"From Martin I quickly and flawlessly gained insight into why I sometimes run into the same things and how I can apply changes with tools. This not only improves collaboration on the work floor, but also my employability sustainability."
"Many thanks for your valuable guidance of our team trajectory. You manage to really bring something about and that has not been possible for years. So I - and many others - are really happy with that".
"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!"
Awarded as Best Awareness Coach & Psychologist 2023
The international organization GHP Mental Health Awardshas proclaimed me as 'Best Awareness Coach & Psychologist of 2023 in the Netherlands'.
To determine the results Global Health & Pharma's judging panel and research team take into consideration commitment, expertise and innovation shown by nominees through nomination information, voting information, any supporting evidence that you have supplied, along with the results from their own extensive period of fact-checking and research.
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 past 30 years and you will see that I often score good to excellent with my customers and clients.
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 aware of yourself. And the impact it has on your behavior and choices for yourself, your team or organisation, and your (natural) environment. However, fundamental development only works if you also address the roots of your current behavior and choices: the deeper forces and experiences that reside within you.
In this way you arrive at new choices that fundamentally give you more peace, balance, satisfaction, talent blossoming and effectiveness. So that you can achieve your full potential and contribute to a better world, at work and in your private life. But how do you create such a world?
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 seen that you can look from different perspectives that determine your choices and behavior: your ego, soul and awareness (spirit). Like you can see in my book 'Spirited Personal Leadership'. With concrete examples and exercises. 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. It will fuel your heart and mind.
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. At work and private-wise.
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. Here you see in a bird's eye view vogelvlucht van welke leiders, Chiefs, genezers, leraren en natuur ik onder andere mijn inspiraties en inzichten heb gevonden.
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.