Is this you?
I am a professional and everything is ok, I can’t complain. But something is bothering me. I would love to start a new adventure. I don’t want to continue like this forever. I have a few new and exciting ideas, but I don’t have time, or maybe I don’t have the courage to change. These days I feel like a machine. I do what needs to be done, but the sparkle is missing. I want to meet inspiring people, who have a broader vision and who don’t believe that life is all about earning money. I would love to meet someone who knows what I can do to find my soul mission and to act upon it, so I can serve a higher goal and help make this world a better place.
You need money, but you also want to create a life that has meaning to you and the world around you.
If until now you have focused on finding financial security, you feel empty inside. You want to reconnect to your soul: to who you really are, to what it is that you want to do in this life. But how can you find this mission? How can you start a new adventure and face the fear of losing everything that you have worked for all these years?
Or is this you?
Or maybe you have been on another journey. You have focused on listening to the whispers of your soul, and you have gone through many transformations. You are coming closer to finding your mission. Now you have trouble finding financial security, while also honouring your new mission.
When you are on a path of personal or spiritual growth and are shifting your awareness, life and your business has to shift too, or you will feel stuck, trapped, and restless.
I have been there and bought both t-shirts
A few years ago I was a very successful business coach with a 6-figure business. I had financial security, but I was unfulfilled and believed there should me more to life than this.
One day I tucked my company under my arm, got into my old Volkswagen Campervan and went on a road trip. I was very scared, but did it anyway. I became a ‘digital nomad’ by accident, because the road trip was mostly an inner journey made visible.
I went looking for freedom. I wanted to experience adventures and to live life to the fullest. I wrote in my diary every day to help me find my own truth, and to create a meaningful life that fits me like a warm coat in winter.
But how to earn money when the ‘old’ ways of doing business do not apply anymore, after I went through so many transformations? New fears showed up, but I did not give up and went on looking.
Enter the dragons…
I discovered that you find the meaning to your life behind your ‘dragons’.
We all have our dragons: fears, lack of confidence, old skeletons, outdated beliefs that sabotage our growth, voices in our head that tell us it is better to be safe than sorry and that we should take as little risk as possible.
We think that these dragons try to prevent us stepping into the unknown, while in fact it is the other way around. The dragons are one big invitation to come closer.
The dragons point the way. They are only standing there, because behind them there is a prize: a castle with your treasure.
When you meet your dragons, it is good news. They are a green light. But they are there to test us.
- Do you really have the courage to find your own unique path into the woods; a path that is not necessarily the same one that your parents or society were expecting you to follow?
- Do you have what it takes to follow this path and to design a new paradigm that is not only good for you, but also for the world around you?
- Can you create your own meaningful life without feeling obligated to save the whole world, forgetting your own needs in the process?
No dragon, no prize. As simple as that.
But what do we usually do when we see a dragon? We run away. But then we miss the chance to find our prize.
But if you get to your prize you can start to enjoy it. This takes courage, and time. This journey will be easier with the right support; a guide and a community to help you outsmart your dragons and move beyond them.
Welcome to the Camino del Soul
I want to invite you to an exciting journey, in which you create a new life from trust, not fear. The journey is funny as well, when you think of new ways to confront your dragons and to enter the castle.
I want to support you to release the old and to birth the new, the authentic and the unapologetically you.
But birthing a new vision and creating new life takes time, energy, space, guidance, support and determination.
I have designed a 9-month program that helps you to confront your dragons, and to create a meaningful life in which you serve a higher purpose, while taking care of your own needs, and financial security.
The Camino del Soul program consists of two parts:
- A live one-on-one retreat to identify the soul mission that your dragons are hiding from you: what you want to do most and is therefore the most scary thing you can do in your life and your work.
- 9 months coaching and online support to help you turn your mission into a plan of action and to make it reality, and to earn money while fulfilling your mission.
The Camino del Soul program is an individual program, so all the time and attention is focused on you. You decide on the subject and the speed with which you go through the changes; I follow you and I will give you the support you need.
During the retreat we work outside, in nature, in the Netherlands or in another country. This is followed by a 9-month period of coaching calls to help you make plans and to act on them. I take extensive notes during the coaching, which I send to you afterwards.
If you want, you become a member of an online and live community with people who are on the same journey in the same period as you. In this community you get new inspiration, you can share your experiences and learn from and support each other.
Does this sound right for you? Send me a message and we will discuss what the Camino can do for you and how you can take part.
I am a certified trainer and coach and have been working as a freelance professional trainer in training skills, leadership development, communication, and marketing and sales.
Before becoming a trainer, I was a university lecturer for 9 years and, at the same time, owned a harbour restaurant in the Netherlands. In 2012 I started my own training company “Workshoptrainer” where I helped entrepreneurs make and sell their own training programs.
In 2015 I left home in a campervan and become a digital nomad and travelled across Europe for 2.5 years, before settling in Tarifa, Spain. Here I started a new journey: I wrote a book about my journey and my life before and I said yes to the challenge of confronting soms old dragons and trauma’s. Now I am on a new and adventurous journey. I have a minimalist lifestyle and I enjoy living in tiy houses in nature, because being outside, ‘connected’ to nature, helps me to connect in a more profound way to my own soul and to the world around me.