AS AN INDEPENDENT thinker and sense-maker, I look at the world through different prisms, constantly asking Why is it like that and not like this? So it was perhaps inevitable that making people pause & think and helping them to create meaning out of what they see and experience would become the backbone of my work.
I address what I consider the most valuable questions in life, such as Who am I?, Where am I heading? and How do I know? Questions like these catalyse profound conversations about what it means to live and lead in times of change.
By enabling my clients to have such critical conversations, both with themselves and about themselves, they become aware of who they are and where they want to go. Only then, they can build the capacity for change and self-renewal that will enable them to thrive in complexity, explore uncharted territories and discover otherwise unimagined opportunities — to move forward even when things are ambiguous and uncertain.¶
AS A NEO-GENERALIST ∆, I traverse what many people regard as separate domains — effortlessly shifting between roles and perspectives, bringing together diverse people and ideas, and reframing the conversation to catalyse change and renewal.
My curiosity is fluid and boundless; from developmental psychology, cognitive science and social anthropology to philosophy, art and poetry. I am also a practising Stoic and express all these things and their connections through my writing ◇ and work as a developmental coach, thinking partner and facilitator of deep and meaningful conversations.
I live in the Netherlands where I share my life with Iris and our 11-year-old daughter.¶
∆ The Neo-Generalist, by Richard Martin and Kenneth Mikkelsen, tells the stories of boundary-crossing people; restless multidisciplinarians who live in more than one world. It was an honour and a joy to have been part of their cast of interviewees.
◇ I publish my Working Notes of a Practising Neo-Generalist and Random finds (temporarily on pause) on Medium. There’s also my curation on Twitter and a collection of pieces of wisdom and other beautiful things that have made me pause & think. Just follow the ∞.