Originally I (1959) worked as a concert pianist and teacher. I played over 3500 concerts and the hours I teached a multiplied by at least 10. After having serious problems in my own health I decided to become a COACH to help people in vulnerable situations in their lifes.

Now I work in the team of the Toon Hermans Huis (a house for everyone involved in situations concerning cancer). Also I have my own studio, and I coach in NL, UK and G. Once in the 2 months I work with a groep of 20 gay men in coming out problems.


About my formations:

– Graduated- and Certified Acceptance & Commitment Therapist ACT (NL), recognized by several dutch organisations (please take a look to the dutch version of this page);

РRecognized- and Certified Brave Leader BLI Brené Brown (USA);

– Research of the work of Parker Palmer (2013-2017) and participating Retreats of the Center For Courage And Renewal (USA) in Personal Leadership and Personal Development;

In june 2019 I completed the traject at ‘Square Of Life’ (facilitator: Susanne Kruys in Biografic Coaching.

In 2020 I participated in a training at in Holland, based on Marshall Rosenberg’s Center For Non Violent Communication.

Public Speaker: MUN Model United Nations (2014), Braincancer Research Foundation Antwerp (2015), KIKA (2016), Het Vergeten Kind (2017), Foundation Papageno (2018. Recent activities please visit EXTRA

Extra Courses:
– SOAIDS Nederland (Aidsfoundation NL): Culture-Sensitive and Resilience (Certified 2018)
– SOAIDS Nederland (Aidsfoundation NL): SOA HIV AIDS Client Support (Certified 2018)

You will find me as a public speaker on lots of occasions:

In my free time:

Nature, people, culture

My languages:

Dutch, German, English, French

Member of communities:

Living Adventurously, London UK area, subject: sustainability

Oxygen4leadership, Antwerpen B area, subject: leadership

FWoC, ambassador

Social Media:

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