From chef to entrepreneur, humanist and now an alchemist. That pretty much sumps up my journey :).
I am the author of the transformational book: Inside Out, how to live with your heart fully open. In addition to that I am an TedX speaker, social entrepreneur, humanist, Top Chef, coach to conscious leaders and most importantly dad and optimist.
I support people to design their signature life through finding deeper meaning and engagement within themselves. My programs have helped hundreds of people to discover more fulfilment and success in their lives and businesses. It enables them to achieve quantum leaps in their transformation and to navigate with courage, confidence and strength through times of inner and outer transition.
As a coach for leaders, I open up a space of possibility and freedom for you to walk your own path. To create the life you truly want, aligned with your hearts desires and responsibilities. So you can grow you from the inside out, standing in your power and unmoved by the different currents around you.
The path can feel lonely at times, doubt can creep in and non related pressures can bring you to an almost stand still. Your inner knowing that there’s another way is always there in the background.
Through my own journey I understand the power of holding a big bold vision and taking inspired action bringing it to life resulting in enriching my own and other people’s lives.
I walk with you on that path of transformation and help you to stay rooted and connected to your true purposes and desires. You become an admired person who inspires others to live from their highest purpose and feeling absolutely fulfilled.
To deepen your relationship with your soul, your family, your business, so that you grow and live your signature life in accordance with the inner laws of your being. Happy, peaceful, prosperous, successful & fulfilled.
Over the past 10 years, I’ve coached leaders and businesses to:
"Being busy and active are often signs of hiding an inner sense of loneliness.
We are all looking for a place of belonging"
From Apprenticeship to Mastery.
My personal Journey.
The significant turning points and experiences of my life.
In my twenties and early thirties I was a Top Chef in the Netherlands where I ran my highly acclaimed restaurant: Bellefroid. Cooking is Alchemy and it was my apprenticeship into alchemical understandings. It also taught me that being a master in what you do is very important and that I could achieve anything I wanted.
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 to The Sacred Alchemy which was about empowering people to to connect to their highest self.
To achieve success in my businesses I built on the same principles I learned a chef.
The opening of my heart
In the alchemical journey something happens when you are at the sage of opening your heart.
In 2009 I started my Foundation The Extraordinary Ones, about our interconnectedness. Our concept Fill the Cup was the very successful raising funds to feed children in developing countries. I see this period as the transformation into becoming truly myself and living my true purpose.
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.
Supper Club Compassion
The coming together of all my projects so far.
The simple act of getting to know others around the table holds transformative powers.
In a world where the growing gap between human beings is ever wider sharing a meal with others has the power to shift our perceptions, to expand our views of equality and connection, and to take this away from the table..
Alchemy is about the transformation of our soul. To rediscover and realign with who we really are.
As an Alchemist I guide people through that transformation.
The alchemists journey is one of going within.
I do that through my writing, speaking and my daily posts inspiring people and changing their perspective.