'Shining Together' through Coaching and Training of Spirited Personal & Collective Leadership

Experience how awareness inspires your work

Coaching & Training at Martin Thoolen - Awareness at Work

Looking for a very experienced and expertise inspirer, trainer or coach with proven qualities for you, your team or organization?

  • Effective and inspiring leadership & management
  • Personal leadership & professional performance
  • Personal empowerment & sustainable employability
  • Career development
  • Work and Life choices
  • Teamspirit

As an individual or in a group? In The Netherlands or international? Then you are in the right place, because inspiring and facilitating Personal or Collective Leadership of people, teams and organizations is my true passion. Whether you are working as a leader, CEO, manager, professional, employee, entrepeneur, doctor, or just as as private person. With 30 years of professional experience, I can facilitate you, your team or organisation with many of your desired goals.

I do this by developing and executing individual business coachings, teamcoachings, training courses, in-companytrainingen, leadership development, organisatie-ontwikkeltrajecten, masterclasses, advies, public speakings of retreats. As an awareness coach and psychologist, I expand self-awareness. You are becoming more aware of the effects of your own choices and behaviour. Besides your behaviour you are becoming aware of its roots. And how to manage those powers from within to fundamental results. For this you yourself, your team or organisation receive profound and practical insights and exercises, who directly leads to more positivity and an increased effectiveness: 'Shining Together'. The profit of Awareness at work.


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.

What customers are saying:

Services - Awareness at work

My in-depth, process-focussed and practical result-oriented approach rapidly produces fundamental results. How wonderful is it to see potential come to light and talents really shine. A true transformation, like an eagle spreading its wings and taking you higher, to a place with more clarity, overview and strength.
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  • Business
  • Private
  • Mastercourse

Mastercourse: 'Spirited Personal Leadership'

Want to get more control about your work, leaving you with more energy, effectiveness, meaning and passion? And contribute to a better world at the same time? That is possible through 'Spirited Personal Leadership'.

Coaching: Burn out & sustainable employability

Strengthen your personal resilience here, so that you can work and remain more vital for your organization.

Career Coaching

Here you quickly get a clear picture of what you can, want and dare to do, and which position suits you best so that you can go back to work. With optimal personal customization.

Business Coaching 1-on-1

Whether you are a CEO/CFO, administrator, manager professional or employee; in a few coaching sessions you will experience major steps that improve your performance at work.

Expat Coaching

Working in The Netherlands as an expat? Or as a Dutch expat abroad? You can use some support as an international professional to find your way? Maybe Expat Coaching is just for you!

Making Teamspirit

As an experienced team coach, I provide insights and exercises that free your team to work together more enjoyably and effectively.

In-company trainings & workshops

In the last 30 years I have provided a multitude of in-company training courses and workshops for a wide range of companies. With an overall average score of 8,5 on evaluations.

Masterclasses 'Spirited (Personal) Leadership'

I enjoy making an inspiring contribution with seminars or an interactive lecture. I have many years of experience in the development and execution of various seminars for organisations in different sectors. These include assignments for DSM, Rabobank, ECN, NVMW, PION and the Ministry for Social Affairs.

Life coaching 1-op-1

In a number of one-on-one coaching sessions you make visible and tangible better steps that make your life lighter. Life coaching mainly focuses on private related questions.

Retreat 'Awareness at work'

During the retreat you gain insight into how three strengths determine everything in your life. All your behaviour and choices. The first strength is your ego, which you get to know better with

Organizational Psychologist (in-house)

It is people who can make a successful team of organizations. From breaking. To upgrade your organization, a 'permanent' or 'internal' organizational psychologist often offers (temporary) results.
Any doubts? Experience it yourself. You are very welcome for a free orientation.

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.

The new book 'Spirited Personal Leadership' with more than 300 pages of inspiration is available for 37,30 USD excl. shipping costs. Are you interested in having a look at the free promo or like to order one? Check it out here.


Down below you can visit the latest 3 articles/blogs on this page

Samen Schitteren

“In de kiem zijn we allemaal een parel” Alleen laten we onze schittering niet altijd zien door ons ongemerkt op te sluiten in onze ego-schelpen. Door oud zeer gaan we soms in angst, onzekerheid, bescherming, of boosheid en verbitterdheid leven. Dan worden we harder in denken en doen naar onszelf, harder naar elkaar, en harder naar Moeder Aarde die we misbruiken. Individueel en collectief als organisaties of volkeren tegenover elkaar. Maar het kan echt anders!
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Martin Thoolen | 27 September 2023

Back to each other beyond the polarization: ten tips

A different world: more beautiful, more loving, friendlier. Because it looks like the world has become more grim. Within and between nations, in politics, in the media, in organizations or in the streets. “Framing”, “canceling”, polarization and radicalization are a daily occurrence. How can we make the world a better place? At work and in private? In large and small circles? Checkout 10 tips up here.
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Martin Thoolen | 23 August 2023

How do you choose the right course or coach?

How do you make the best choice for a course or a coach these days? For example, to achieve Personal Leadership or Mastery? Look for 7 tips here.
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Martin Thoolen | 10 August 2023
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