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 stop and think, and helping them make sense of what they see and experience — of how they understand the world — would become the backbone of my work.
I address what I consider the most important questions in life, such as Who are you?, Where are you heading?, How do you 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 and can begin to build their own capacity for change and self-renewal. A capacity that allows them to thrive in complexity, explore new 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 — constantly 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 my work as an executive developmental coach 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. I am still humbled to have been part of the 50-odd interviewees.
◇ My weekly Random finds (temporarily on pause) and irregular Working Notes of a Practising Neo-Generalist can be found on Medium. There’s also Twitter and a collection of pieces of wisdom, art, books and other things that have made me pause & think. Just follow the ∞.