Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.

Simone Weil (1909-1943)


The big challenge for leaders is to make their organizations truly of value to society. In times – such as now – of complex and profound transformations that create great uncertainties, this is not easy. In order to be able to give direction to this, leaders must show more than substantive knowledge and extensive management competencies. They must also fully contribute their personal, human qualities. As an executive teamcoach, I help leaders and their teams discover how they can be effective in this.

My blogs and podcasts, essays, articles, and books have as a connecting theme what it takes to be of value to the world. This can be about our personal, inner life, but also about our political and social activities as active citizens. How we can contribute to a better society and how we can shape our responsibility for other people and the fragile planet on which we live.

At first glance, meditating seems to be about our inner life. Yet that is only partly true. At its core, meditating means practicing how to deal with our experiences. They consist of our perception of the world from within and from outside – with our reaction to it – and that determines what attitude we adopt and behave towards the world, others, and ourselves. Meditation is therefore always about the connection between our inner self and the outside world.

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20 June 2023

Between Fat Me and Diluted Man

Meditation and the courage of commitment

Have we become hypersensitive? It seems. Where we now unconcernedly expose our inner turmoil on social media, the flip side is that we no longer able to bear questions or comments – let alone criticisms – because they directly threaten our existence, our being. Have we lost our way in the unrestrained public expression of

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24 March 2023

David Hockney and the Meaning of Meditation

Meditating has brought me a lot of good: easier access to peace and tranquility, more clarity of mind, and a more productive and beneficial way of dealing with emotions. And yet I regularly wonder what the point of meditation is. Spending time on a pillow paying attention to my physical and mental experiences. Why should

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Coming up


Calmness and clarity

A weekend of meditation, reflection and renewal - with Klaus-Peter Uhlenberg and Wibo Koole

We take a weekend to pause, relax body and mind and reflect on what is really important in life. Simple instructions and meditation practices with mindfulness of body and breath, complemented by mindful movement, create the framework for calmness and clarity.

Start date > 24 May 2024 - 19:00h
End date > 26 May 2024 - 16:30h
Place > De Ruimte, Weesperzijde 79A, 1091 EJ Amsterdam
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Creating Mindful Teams for Excellent Performance

The Power of Mindful Leadership – Masterclass – London

Leadership in Agile Organisations

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