Become the human and leader you were born to be
I love to inspire individuals to live and work with intention and purpose. I'm here to serve rather than help you: This work can be intense and it can be high flame. While most of my clients become friends, I am not here to “be” your friend. I will help you to get more in touch with your zone of genius, and help you spend more of your time there, feeling energized, rather than doing things that drain you.
I will tell you things about you that most people would not dare to tell you. I will help you see things that you can't see by yourself. Things you aren't able to see without an external companion committed to deeply observe and get to know you. I'll help you create a lifestyle you love, with the freedom to do what is most important to you.
Do you feel called to take a genuine look at yourself from different angels, under the guidance of someone that really believes in you, helps you to work through your blind spots and will help you to dream bigger? Do you want to become the best version of yourself? We spend 40-80h per week putting the two most valuable things we have in this life, our time and attention, into our work, business or projects. Have you really asked yourself deeply why you're doing it and what your intentions are? Does it connect with your values and is it intrinsically or extrinsically driven? What legacy are you leaving?
One of my gifts is the ability of seeing where other people are powerful—even when they can't see it for themselves. The impact of this work is profound when combining exploration and playfulness with your commitment to personal and professional growth. Because my clients commonly live anywhere in the world, I offer both in-person as well as virtual sessions.
How I work
I work with leaders, executives and individuals. The majority of my clients are entrepreneurs, innovators and disruptors. I go into deep and transformative work with clients, and look for people that feel ready and committed to genuine look within. I mostly work through a longer trajectory (6-10 sessions) where we look deeply at what is happening in your life, as well as shorter breakthrough sessions. My intention is not to please, but rather to serve people/my clients. I work in an integral way so I include cognitive, emotional, somatic, spiritual and relational aspects. I also tap into emotional intelligence, mindfulness, neuroscience and leadership skills. It is powerful work that you need to step in with some courage and vulnerability, and can open up deep shifts in different dimensions of life including the identity and values level. I help people dream bigger and connect with what truly matters. I set intentions and make agreements with my clients at the beginning of our work together
Is this you?
Can you relate to one of the following things? They provide an overview of some of the topics and issues I have encountered in working with my clients.
Feeling stuck in your head?
Not feeling clarity around your purpose?
Struggling to engage employees
Your communication is not landing as powerfully as you'd like
Easily triggered and overreactive?
Despite best intentions, not having the impact you want?
Having a hard time stepping out of unhealthy habits?
Experiencing overwhelm and/or burn-out?
Struggling to create deep connections with those around you?
Not in touch with or unable to communicate your needs?
Feeling a sense of emptiness in your life?
I've got your back
I'm here to serve rather than help you: This work can be intense and it can be high flame. While most of my clients become friends, I am not here to “be” your friend
I will help you to get more in touch with your zone of genius, and help you spend more of your time there, feeling energized, rather than doing things that drain your energy
I will tell you things about you that most people would never dare to tell you
I will help you see things that you can't see by yourself. Things you aren't able to see without an external companion committed to deeply observe and get to know you
I'll help you create a rich and extraordinary lifestyle you love, with the freedom to do what is most important to you
I help you dream bigger than you've dreamt before, then I help you see a way how you can really, truly create that dream in your life
I'm committed to help you become more confident, powerful and decisive
We'll explore how you can have truly meaningful, deep and fulfilling relatopnships
What I'm looking for in my clients
Here are a number of things to consider before stepping into this work together. Besides the financial commitment, there is a number of other things I am looking for in my clients:
Stepping in authentically with courage and vulnerability, revealing your true self
Being OK with questioning and reassessing deep rooted beliefs and ideas about yourself, others and life
Openness to make time in your life to commit to doing regular practices & reflections
A willingness to do this work not just for oneself but also to contribute to something greater than yourself
Some of my understandings
The ordinary are here to fit in the world. The extraordinary create their own worlds
Coaching is not about information, it's about transformation
A goal is a place to come from, not a place to get to
I believe that life is created, it doesn't just happen to us, we create our world from the inside out. Let's redefine what life you want to create
Successful people are often under committed and over obligated. I help you reconnect to what you're truly committed to that energize you and filter out the things you think you're obliged to do and that drain you
Most people think that when they have enough money, success, or recognition, they'll finally be happy. The truth is... you can have everything you ever wanted but still feel empty inside
CEO/CTO & Co-Founder @ Bitwala
Certified Search Inside Yourself Teacher
WHAT INSPIRES ME
80% of success is showing up.
Let him who would move the world, first move himself.
All we need to do is to have a piece of the path to the future. And that’s ours. And we polish that and we hone that. And we place that in the pathway that we are building. And as we build that pathway it changes us as the builders of that path and it also shapes the destination that we are going to.
~ Dr. Noel Nannup
There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.
~ Howard Thurman
Co-Founder & Chairman @ Nuri
Working together with John was an extremely powerful experience. We spend a lot of time thinking about the strategy and goals in our work life, but why not in our personal life?
Our time together helped me define what was important to me and he provided me with the structure and tools to help me take steps towards it.
Sales Manager @ Amazon
John is a kind listener whose guidance and patience invites you to listen to yourself with curiosity and compassion. During our work together he shared insights and tools that I still reflect on and that keep helping me in my personal exploration.
Director of Product @ Blinkist
I started working with John during a moment of crisis - leaving a full time job and feeling unsure of what to do next. John's calm, methodical approach really helped me understand myself and my needs better and led me to a path that has been much more fulfilling than the work I was doing before.
We used a combination of assessments to better understand my personality and values, various tools to help me ground and listen to my intuition and structured discussions of whatever questions came up for me. Together, these helped me make my transition with a lot of confidence and energy. I also appreciated how John made himself available via voice notes whenever things came up between sessions.