• About Me

  • From chef to entrepreneur, humanist and now catalyst. I stumbled through life, experienced successes, failures, a divorce, loss of business, setbacks and I went through fear and pain. What I learned through the process is that life became a struggle when I wasn't connected to my inner core even if the successes on the outside seemed huge.

     

    My experiences taught me that the more balance and understanding I had of my own inner processes it helped me to create more progress, prosperity and happiness effortlessly in my life. I started my inner journey through a life changing experience in Bali and it allowed but to get rid of my fears, limited beliefs and the feeling of not being good enough.

     

    Going through that change was the most powerful and liberating experience of my life. I could see through the story I had created and started to believe myself. Hence now I focus on what is really important to me and what I love.

     

    Redefining who you are and changing your story can be a lonely and hard journey. I will walk that path with you. I focus on conscious entrepreneurs as that's the direction I have taken myself and I know all the twists and turns, pitfalls and roadblocks you will come across. Navigating and redirecting as an emotional and inspirational support to you.

     

    "Being busy and active are often signs of hiding a inner sense of loneliness.

    We are all looking for a place of belonging"

    Leon Aarts

     

    Some significant turning points and experiences of my life.

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    A chef I am in awe of: Jeong Kwan

    The Chef

    Craftsman

    In my twenties and early thirties I was a Top Chef in the Netherlands where I ran my highly acclaimed restaurant: Bellefroid. It taught me that being a master in what you do is very important and that I could achieve anything I wanted.

    I am vegan now but was selling this beef

    Entrepreneur

    Merchant

    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.

    I always struggled with the way that we treat each other in business, it never felt right. It took me years to realise: It wasn't me, there is another way.

    The concept we were running

    The Foundation

    Apprentice

    In 2009 I started my Foundation The Extraordinary Ones, 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. I see this period as my apprenticeship and transformation into becoming truly myself and living true purpose.

    Leon on his work in Calais

    Humanist

    In 2015 I was asked to help open a kitchen in the refugee camp in Calais, France. A project I am very proud of. From feeding a few hundred people every day we went to setting up a food distribution for 10 thousand people. I used all my inner and outer skills to make this happen.

    About Compassion

    Catalyst

    Compassion is a place where we connect with each other through sharing a meal. It is based on the principles loyal, local and loving. Whilst eating and enjoying the dishes, people, cultures and stories are

    brought together in a space where everyone is equal and where everyone is encouraged to talk and share.

    When we share a meal with someone talk about our worries, success, we deepen our connections.

    Interview on Nu Sound Radio

    The Present

    Alchemist - transforming people's perspective

    Alchemy is about the transformation of our soul. To rediscover and realign with who we really are. We live in a world which often takes us away from our true identity and we feel we have to live in a certain way. It takes courage and strength to rediscover who you are. I have been on that journey and I walk with you on your transformation.

  • My Values

    My core values which I live and breathe!

    Authenticity

    Walking the talk! Speaking my truth and

    aligning my actions with my words.

    Respect

    Deep respect and gratitude for all beings.

    Integrity

    To choose our words well when we communicate.

    To live and act with our hearts fully open.

    Compassion

    Radical loving Kindness and Love!

    Personally I do that through sharing food.

    Extraordinary Results

    To create extraordinary and remarkable transformation in our humanity, financial results, relationships and the workplace for all of us.

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