Coaching & training: manage yourself, each other & others optimally and passionately

Experience how awareness inspires your work and life

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? 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.

Whether developing or executing individual coachings, team coachings, training courses, in-company trainings, leadership development, organizational development programs, seminars, consulting, public speakings or retreats; as an awareness coach and clinical and organizational psychologist, I expand self-awareness. You become aware of the effects of your behavior and choices. Because I address not only your behavior, but also the roots of your behavior, the results are often sustainable: power from within. Therefore you, your team or organization will receive profound and practical insights and exercises, which will directly lead to more positivity and greater effectiveness: The profit of Awareness at work.

Awarded as Best Awareness Coach & Clinical Psychologist 2023

The international organization GHP Mental Health Awardshas proclaimed me as 'Best Awareness Coach & Clinical 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.

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.
Type knoppen
  • All
  • 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.

Professional 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!


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 'The Power Within'

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- and Clinical 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.

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.


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

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
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