• Present Day Alchemist





    Compassion - Authenticity - Empowerment

    Live With Your Heart Fully Open

  • About Leon

    My Life is My Message!

    Chief Peace Officer

    Leon helps people rapidly manage current challenges, tap into their own greatness, achieve unprecedented freedom and happiness.


    Early in his career Leon was a top chef, social entrepreneur and now he spends his time being an author, mentor and philanthropist.


    His motto is: "Wake up and Show up".


    A profound inner experience radically changed the course of Leon's life. He devoted to understanding, integrating and deepening that transformation.


    As word spread about his remarkable wisdom, Leon now empowers people to live a fully authentic life.

    He truly believes that anyone can life the life they truly want. It is about opening your heart.


    Leon is the author of 4 books.

  • The Journey 

    The Chef

    The Chef


    In my twenties and early thirties I was a Top Chef in the Netherlands where I ran my highly acclaimed restaurant: Bellefroid. I taught me that I could achieve whatever I wanted.

    The Coming of Age

    The Entrepreneur


    I have run several businesses in my time. From a restaurant to a whole sale business selling wagyu beef and truffles to the top London restaurants Called TFC Express to The Sacred Alchemy empowering people to to connect to their highest self.

    The transformation

    The Foundation


    In 2008 I started my Foundation The Extraordinary One, about our interconnectedness which I ran until 2014. Our concept Fill the Cup was the most successful raising funds to feed children in developing countries

    The Present Moment

    Calais Kitchens


    In 2015 I was asked to help open a kitchen in the refugee camp in Calais. A project I am proud of and together with many volunteers we now cook for thousands of people every day. Click here for more information.

    The Present Moment



    When we share a meal with each other we become friends and create understanding. is. Compassion is based on everything I have ever done, and it is here where we will use all our inner Alchemy.


    We focus on our common connection and our mission is to proof that we can create a more beautiful world. Compassion will be based on the gift economy.

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  • Work with Me

    Live the Life You Truly Want!

    Communities - Teams - Individuals - Organisations



    I have a proven track record of working with all kinds of individuals and teams. I help you and/or your team to:

    • Be engaged in the here and now

    • Gain crystal clear clarity

    • Have the courage to make the right decisions

    • Enjoy maximum positive benefits

      Lets create real magic together

    Public Speaking and Key Notes


    I have a range of key notes speeches lasting from 10 to 90 min on the subjects of Authenticity, Empowerment, Who we truly are and How to Live with Your Heart Fully open.

    My talks are always interactive, experiential and daring the audience to think outside of the ordinary. Look at my YouTube Channel for examples.

    Be 100% your True Authentic Self


    The way you show in life, your congruency, the way you treat others,

    your responsibilities, your integrity and your truth.


    The biggest gift you can give to the world is to be totally and fully authentically you. Let me be by your side. A transformation is easier when you are supported by someone who has done it himself.


    My signature programme. Tailor-made to suit your specific situation.

    Lets start a conversation.

    The Gift Economy


    I am a firm believer of the Gift Economy. I use it in all my work.

    It is based on mutual trust. It means that you trust that I give to you my knowledge and wisdom to the best of my abilities. I trust that you appreciate me by giving me the true value it represents to you. The way it works practically is that I will give you a proposed value of the work we agree to undertake together.

    I leave it up to you to value me in the appropriate way.

  • Peace - Equality - Justice - Truth - for Everyone!

  • #IStand - The Movement 

    #Istand is a movement that unites people to show that they stand for social and human justice, truth, equality, peace and change around the world.


    Our aim is very simple. We want to encourage millions of people around the world to share an image and message through social media using the hashtag #IStand and invite their friends to do the same to create collectively a more beautiful world for all of us.


    Our goal is to grow #Istand into a sustainable and growing groundswell movement which brings back our common humanity and a peaceful society.


    What YOU can do:
    All you need to do is take a picture of yourself, like the ones below.

    Write #Istand on the back of your right hand and place your hand on your heart, just as I do in the image attached. Then upload your photo to Facebook, Twitter and/Instagram and add the following words:


    Enough is enough.

    #IStand for our common Humanity, Equality, Truth, Peace and Justice for All!


    And then ask your friends and followers to do the same.

    What do you think? Can we reach 100 people in a week, 1000 in a month, 10.000 in 2 months and millions of us by the end of this year?


    Post on our social media.

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  • Follow #Istand

    Connect with is on social media and add your photos and comments.




  • Media

    Blog - Talks - Interviews - Musings

    Life Recipes - My Blog!

    Take a look at these short videos with insights for a more effortless life, living from your heart!

    My Public Talks

    I love public speaking, challenge people to think deeper, to go within and to empower them all 

    to make the changes within themselves and their lives they really want.

    I am a passionate humanitarian who believes in a more beautiful world for all.


    Buy it now

    My Books

    Inside Out! - Feeding People - 

    I AM - 7 Ingredients to Live in Love

    Be entertained!

    You can purchase all my books simply by clicking here.

    A Shared Meal

    My Blog regarding the work we do feeding refugees.

    When we have enough lets not build higher fences but bigger tables.

  • What Others Say

    “Leon is undeniably a modern day mystic, a man for this renaissance, Leon is an ancient soul choosing to incarnate for the spiritual evolution of humanity. Leon’s insights are given with heartfelt clarity, which transcend space and time, his recipe for life is his story. Leon speaks with great confidence and certainty, inspiring us all to look within for our innate treasures our gifts to share with the world. It is a privilege and an honour to share the stage with him.”

    Ella Matheson Founder Peace in the City


    ​"​I’m super charged after ​chatting​ with Leon. Leading the conversation without interrupting me, so I​ can​ express myself fully, he manage​s​ to have me talking about my deepest intentions and matters I same to be struggling with. He helps me to get back to my authentic self and​ problems ​ that would be on my mind in a way they would keep me awake all night all of a sudden are solved in a way I ​could never imagine​.Letting go​ and trust​ing, is what Leon makes me do. Letting go of a doses of negative emotions and replacing them with trust in what is​."

    Armand Urlings​ Professional chef


    “Leon has a gentle yet focussed and very intuitive approach which helped me tune into the deeper messages and blocks which might be holding me back from fulfilling my potential. Highly recommended!”

    Kindy Kaur


    "Leon mirrored me in such a beautiful way, He showed me what I was hiding from so I could clear those and replace them with the powerful being I am. I left feeing very connected to my source. I believe in being love and you are love."

    Harika Pekinel


    "Leon impressed us all with his vision and his ability to 'walk the talk' of what he spoke about. He is an inspiration for 'just do it'!"

    Cecile Guarrera


    “Leon is a truly gifted inspirational speaker and author. He has a very relaxed, simple, peaceful, balanced aura around him, and he had everyone engaged all the time he was speaking to us. He clearly has a mission. The mission is PEACE on earth. He delivers the necessary tools to become part of this movement. There was an atmosphere of lightness and excitement in the space, when the talk was finished. My daughter, who also felt this was one of the most special people she had ever met and who walked away with a sense of enlightenment.”

    Silvia Siret Oxford Yes Group


    “Leon has the ability to enable change in people, to reveal the barriers to change and shine a light. Our experience of working with him, with an aim to re-energise our company, has been fruitful. Individual and team dynamics have freed us to look for solutions for the whole company in a fun dynamic way, whilst leaving us with a set of tools to now help ourselves.”
    John Benque Freedown Food


    “This is a book written from the heart from someone who knows, cares and understands. If ever a book could provide 'food for thought' to anyone who cares about world hunger, this is it. Leon describes his journey from successful chef and businessman to a feeder of souls.”

    Philippa Hull about my book Feeding People


    “It is a safe, gentle environment where you can explore areas you truly love, gain clarity, re-connect and become your true self, discover your gifts.”

    Emma Wilson


    “Everybody on the planet has greatness inside then and Leon is demonstrating the power that one person can have.”

    Jim Rees Ultra Cyclist, Ironman, Author, Keynote speaker


    ”Leon’s wonderfully warm approach to speaking was instantly engaging. His honesty and passion was immediately evident and his gentle persuasion and creative energy shows how we can all make a difference by doing a relatively small thing; it is in our hands, we can create a huge impact so that no one goes to bed hungry. ”
    Tanya Mann Rennick The Oyster Club


    ” The best spiritual development circle in the heart of London. Ella and Leon are the most brilliant facilitators and spiritual communicators who provide the attendees a totally illuminating experience.”

    Nicole Song on Peace Circles


    “If you are looking for clarity, if you are thinking there must be more to life, if you are working to change/recognise patterns, if you want to breathe easily, if you want to truly and freely love your life then join this event.”

    Pearl Jordan after the Soul Transformation


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