What I Cause
I am trying to take fear out of people, out of teams and organizations, and bring love back.
To create together a different future.
Me, myself and I, and also I see and feel the people around me, often show a lot of fear-based behaviour and thinking. It also happens in organizations, as they consist of people.
People are, in a lot of situations, acting out of fear. Without knowing or sensing it.
"If I don't do this",
"If I don't get my Targets/KPI's",
"If my manager/the client/the boss.......",
" Maybe I a am not going to try this or that, because it might be...."
The driving force of people, especially in organizations, is a lot of times starting from the outside.
While actually I believe it should start from inside.
I try to create safe spaces to make things happen from inside-out.
I do that in different ways.
• Education •
As the founder of Knowmads Creative Business School Amsterdam I facilitate, empower and enable, people to discover that they are, first and far most, good enough as they are.
And I ask them to ask themselves, in a full time 7 months program:
Who am I? What is my story?
And what do I want to to contribute to the world?
We call ourselves the best business school for the world.
This is how Nic Askew and Guido Crolla, both contributors at Knowmads, describe it.
You can find a short introduction video about Knowmads Amsterdam here.
And an interview by Andrew Keen, concerning my view on education.
• Events •
I organize, or join, events all over the world, to inspire people
finding the answers on the questions above.
During the events we start the journey together to find answers.
When one learns everybody learns.
If you would like to watch some examples: Here with Nora Bateson.
And here an example of working with Marcel Kampman and Robert Hersee.
And with Nic Askew. (in Dutch)
• Keynotes & Workshops •
Keynotes and workshops took me all over the world already.
The USA, Argentina (in Spanish) South Korea, England, Singapore, Germany, Colombia, Tsjech Republic, Sweden, Italy, Israel and The Netherlands. Talking about different topics.
For example on how we work at Knowmads Creative Business School Amsterdam,
and about how to start a project or a business, propelled by freedom of being.
My TEDx Haarlem Talk 2015 and my TEDx Cortina Talk 2016 can also give you an idea about what I want to cause.
• Consultancy •
I facilitate Innovation & Change Journeys.
Gearbulk, Electrolux AMEA, Electrolux Operations and Electrolux Sales, VF International and Decathlon.
Starting point is always the people.
Why are you doing what you are doing?
How are you doing things?
How could you do things different?
Guiding tools are Theory U, Spiral Dynamics and common sense.
Feel free to connect to find out if we could work together.