Hi! I'm John, and I am glad you are here
I assist organizations in creating thriving leaders, teams and work cultures. Places where we can experience safety, meaning, purpose, belonging, wellbeing and sustainable high performance. My commitment is to develop and transform your most important asset - your people. I do this by offering inspirational talks, keynotes & transformative programs for (leadership) teams, managers and rising corporate stars, as well as through 1-on-1 bespoke coaching with (start-up) founders, entrepreneurs, leaders and high performers. Some of the core themes I work with are emotional intelligence, conscious (self)leadership, self-awareness, skilful communication, psychological safety, making time for what matters most, difficult conversations, purpose, neuroscience and attention training.
Speaker and Coach
After a successful corporate career and some entrepreneurial endeavours, a major personal crisis and years of deep transformative inner work, I felt clear on what I'm here to do and started my transformative coaching and leadership facilitation business. Besides the individual projects and engagements I am undertaking, I collaborate with an international network of professional facilitators and coaches.
Prior to launching my own business I was active in the tech industry, primarily working at GetYourGuide in Berlin and in Dublin at the European HQ of Google.
My previous experience as an entrepreneur and my time in the start-up and corporate space have helped me to better understand the challenges and opportunities leaders, high performers, innovators and disruptors face. Bringing this together with the many years of doing my own inner work and investing in deep developmental work has set me up in a unique position to effectively support individuals and organizations in profound transformation and growth towards more prupose, connection, meaning and sustainable high performance.
On a personal level: I was Born and raised in Amsterdam to a Dutch father and Polish mother. I have lived, studied and worked in 5 countries across 3 continents, and am currently living in Berlin. I am fluent in 4 languages and am a passionate climber and boulderer. Music also plays a very important role in my life with the piano and handpan being my instruments of choice. I also love photography, especially of wildlife and nature. You can find some of my music and photography here. Besides that some other things I love: Food (Asian!), Cats (Turkish angora!), Peanut-butter, Non-duality, (Board)games (Fifa!), Twin Peaks, Thai&Shiatsu massage and life in general!