HARMEN VAN DIJK

Leadership Trails, Executive Coaching & Mentoring

I believe it is time for new leadership. Leadership that is anchored in fundamental values and rooted in our shared humanity. Leadership from a state of Being and connectedness. Leadership that inspires, that challenges and that consistency embodies the emerging future. I believe it will be a real Game Changer when leaders around the world step into a different paradigm. A paradigm of abundance and possibilities. A paradigm based in love and unity instead of fear. This requires a willingness of leaders to fundamentally broaden their consciousness, to continuously ask themselves what is being asked of them in order to be a better person and a better leader. You can only lead others if you know how to lead yourself. We need leaders who have the courage to take on this transformation process. Leaders that long for that inner strength, for purpose in their work. Leaders that feel that they have an important part to play in the greater good and dare to show up and reveal their vulnerabilitly. Leaders that are willing to receive and ask for help.

"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it"

Albert Einstein
Executive Leadership Coaching
Executive Leadership Coaching
Executive Leadership Coaching
Executive Leadership Coaching
Executive Leadership Coaching
Executive Leadership Coaching
Executive Leadership Coaching
Executive Leadership Coaching

Well-known leaders such as Jacinda Ardern, Justin Trudeau or Bernie Sanders are so inspiring because they are authentic and practice what they preach. Especially in times of crisis, change and uncertainty.

To become such an inspiring and powerful leader, you need to get to know yourself beyond your usual and habitual ways. Once you know who you are and you can develop your own authentic leadership style.

You don’t have to do this alone. You need a mirror, someone who can see you as a person and who has the courage to connect and lovingly confront you.

It’s not an easy step, it’s lonely at the top. With whom can you share your vulnerabilities, from whom can you really expect connection and honesty? And who understands the world in which you work and can therefore support you with your daily decision making process?

In your transformation process, as a coach or mentor, I listen carefully and without judgment, so that I can feel what is actually going on with you and in your playing field. Everything is aimed at awakening the leader in you and developing yourself to your fullest potential.

Harmen

Leadership Coaching

Well-known leaders such as Jacinda Ardern, Justin Trudeau or Bernie Sanders are so inspiring because they are authentic and practice what they preach. Especially in times of crisis, change and uncertainty.

To be such a powerful leader, you need to pursue self-examination. Once you know who you are and ,more importantly, who you are not, only then can you develop your own authentic leadership style.

You don’t have to do that alone, you need a mirror, someone who can see you as a person and who has the courage to connect and confront you.

It’s not an easy step, it’s lonely at the top. With whom can you share your vulnerabilities, from whom can you really expect connection and honesty? And who understands the world in which you work and can therefore support you with your daily decision making process?

In your transformation process, as a coach or mentor, I listen carefully and without judgment, so that I can feel what is actually going on with you and in your playing field. Everything is aimed at awakening the leader in you and developing yourself to your fullest potential.

Harmen

In addition to my many years of experience as a coach, mentor and trainer, I also have extensive international experience as a diplomat and team leader. I understand the level and environment in which you act. I speak the language, know the politics, the pressure and how the game is played and I therefore also know what you struggle with as a person and leader.

LEADERSHIP COACHING

Strategic Sparring Partner for personal leadership both private & professional

Taking new steps and breaking through patterns often requires a lot of courage and perseverance. Reflecting on yourself and your behaviour can be confronting. Finding solutions can prove challenging. Especially in times of crisis, change and uncertainty we are confronted with ‘default behaviour’. Breaking through that requires your willingness and openness to find your blind spots and make room for new behaviour. Everyone can benefit from support and encouragement to achieve this. My mission is to help you find the key to your personal leadership and help open the door to your new future. I do this by:

  • asking you probing questions and increasing your understanding of your current thinking, acting and reacting
  • helping you connect with your feeling, your will, your inner compass and your strength
  • helping you overcome resistance and resolving (inner) conflicts
  • making room for new insights, options and choices 
  • encouraging you to take steps to realise your goal, dream or wish.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP TRAIL

Take the time to slow down, become more aware, then you will see what it really is all about, you can get started with your blind spot and then accelerate. If you really want to deepen your knowledge, choose coaching in the form of leadership trails.

Executive Leadership Coaching

These powerful one-on-one coaching days in nature are aimed at the development of authentic leadership and transformation. During these coaching days we combine “pure coaching” with a refreshing trip into nature and we use the elements present to make the coaching session even more powerful.

Meeting and challenging yourself amidst the elements of nature. By going out into nature and distancing yourself from the familiar everyday environment, it is easier to get rid of distracting noises and get to the core. This makes it crystal clear which choices you have to make in line with your inner compass.

Together we draw up a tailor-made program that can take 1-2 or 3 days. This can be in the Netherlands or abroad.

ICF certified and Human Potential Assesment Coach

As a coach, mentor, trainer and facilitator I was trained by the MMS Institute in Amsterdam and certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). I am also a certified Human Potential Assessment Coach and Trainer of the Full Potential Team Coaching Training.

ICF Professional Certified Coach
Leadership Coaching Partnerships

GROUP LEADERSHIP TRAILS

In addition to the one-on-one trails, I also organize and guide group trails for leaders. Nature, mountains, fresh air, movement & rawness bring new perspectives and help you get closer to your core. Just like making your own fire, chopping wood, an ice bath and being unplugged. Nature is not only a pleasant and inspiring place to be or to withdraw. For your growth and development as a leader, nature is actually the ideal place to go. It is also the place for your team or group of leaders to go in depth, to connect in a new way and to experience breakthroughs.

Why is nature so ideally suited?  

  • Nature offers a deep source for your intuition and clear mind.
  • The analytical mind disappears and the creative brain is given more space.
  • Walking reduces stress, improves your mood and mental well-being.
  • Your senses are strengthened, making different (new) parts of your brain accessible.
  • You activate your biophilia, which stimulates your childlike curiosity.
  • The outdoors is limitless and as such allows you to think bigger too.

All of this supports you and the other group members to generate new insights into ‘old’ situations so that real steps are possible. 

Group Trails or Team Trails are tailor-made. Enquire about the possibilities.

I am also a member of the core team OAK TREE ME for which I guide several types of group trails for leaders in both the Netherlands and Austria. The next Purpose Trail in the Netherlands is from February 26-28, 2021. The next Transformational Leadership Trail to Austria is from April 22 – 25, 2021.

Lastly, as a co-founder of RAW MEN TRAILS I occasionally organise my own group trails for men.

LEADERSHIP CIRCLES

LEADERSHIP DIALOGS, INSPIRATION TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP

The book THE BEING LEADER inspired me to organise Leadership Dialogues in 2019. The author who researched legendary leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Ghandi and Abraham Lincoln concluded that their impressive leadership style originated from a particular Inner State. Instead of practicing leadership, they really were that leader. A state of being, of personal leadership, self-awareness and in connection with their motives. Each day was one big expression of their own ideals. Inspired by the book I have since organised meetings for leaders, where participants can experience this form of leadership in themselves. Where BEING is more important than Doing. What happens if we stop talking about ‘shareholder value’ but start focussing on our true impact on the world, and how do I inspire my team and my environment to do so? This is the place where real conversations take place and you can connect with being a real leader. I organise the Leadership Dialogues with various cooperation partners such as Jump Movement, Realise Your Potential and the Global Mentoring Initiative

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PROJECTS & PARTNERSHIPS

Leadership Coaching Partnerships
Leadership Coaching Partnerships
Leadership Coaching Partnerships

Since 2016 I have been affiliated with Being@FullPotential, an international assessment, training and coaching organisation committed to unlocking Human Potential in individuals, Teams and Organisations. Their slogan “When the Being Thrives, the Doing Comes Alive” is also a personal guide and reminder for me. I am a certified Human Potential Coach and Co-trainer of the Human Potential Team Coaching Training.

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In 2020, together with Annelieke Verkerk, I founded ‘Thriving Virtual Teams’, a collective of passionate professionals and coaches that supports leaders, teams and organisations to flourish sustainably in this ever evolving world and changing team settings. ‘Doing from WellBeing’ is the key to unlocking untapped human potential in leaders and teams in order to achieve sustainable ways of collaboration and results together. 

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In 2017 I started Firemakers together with Berry Jacobs and Wiebe Zevenbergen to bring men’s work into organisations. Since 2020, Firemakers has been a Foundation dedicated to promoting male leadership and brotherhood as a ‘Force for Good’ in the world.

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Leadership Coaching Partnerships

Since 2016 I have been affiliated with Being@FullPotential, an international assessment, training and coaching organisation committed to unlocking Human Potential in individuals, Teams and Organisations. Their slogan “When the Being Thrives, the Doing Comes Alive” is also a personal guide and reminder for me. I am a certified Human Potential Coach and Co-trainer of the Human Potential Team Coaching Training.

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Leadership Coaching Partnerships

In 2020, together with Annelieke Verkerk, I founded ‘Thriving Virtual Teams’, a collective of passionate professionals and coaches that supports leaders, teams and organisations to flourish sustainably in this ever evolving world and changing team settings. ‘Doing from WellBeing’ is the key to unlocking untapped human potential in leaders and teams in order to achieve sustainable ways of collaboration and results together. 

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Leadership Coaching Partnerships

In 2017 I started Firemakers together with Berry Jacobs and Wiebe Zevenbergen to bring men’s work into organisations. Since 2020, Firemakers has been a Foundation dedicated to promoting male leadership and brotherhood as a ‘Force for Good’ in the world.

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Leadership Coaching Partnerships
Leadership Coaching Partnerships
Leadership Coaching Partnerships

Since 2019 I have been part of the Transformational Trail Team of OakTreeMe. OakTreeMe is a passionate and result-oriented personal & amp; leadership development company that supports individuals and organisations in their well-being, growth and transformation. As a coach I supervise Leadership and Purpose trails in Austria and the Netherlands several times a year.

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Together with Daniel Frohwein and other coaches affiliated with the Realize Your Potential network, I facilitate leadership circles in which leaders from different sectors of society find a place to exchange, learn and grow, especially in dealing with the challenges and uncertainty of the Corona era.

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From 2021 and together with Smruti Patel from the Global Mentoring Initiative, I will be organising innovative dialogues between donors and local NGOs in the humanitarian sector to bridge the large trust gap in this sector in a new way. 

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Leadership Coaching Partnerships

Since 2019 I have been part of the Transformational Trail Team of OakTreeMe. OakTreeMe is a passionate and result-oriented personal & amp; leadership development company that supports individuals and organisations in their well-being, growth and transformation. As a coach I supervise Leadership and Purpose trails in Austria and the Netherlands several times a year.

MORE INFORMATION >

Leadership Coaching Partnerships

Since 2017 I have been organising RawMenTrails to Austria together with Remco Langeler. Raw Men Trails are tours with small groups of men in the raw nature, you are in total control to bring out the man in you again. Meet and challenge yourself amidst the elements of nature and the power of the mountains.

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Leadership Coaching Partnerships

As a volunteer I also offer free coaching to people who need it in these times of hardship. Half an hour of unconditional attention, a listening ear, a helping hand. So that everyone can stay upright amid the stresses Corona brings.

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Leadership Coaching Partnerships
Leadership Coaching Partnerships
Leadership Coaching Partnerships

Together with Ineke Hurkmans from Jump Movement I organise, now for the third year running, the so-called Being Conversations – encounters where Being is more important than Doing and where the participants come to beautiful personal insights based on the Jump method, meditation and rituals.

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Since 2017 I have been organising RawMenTrails to Austria together with Remco Langeler. Raw Men Trails are tours with small groups of men in the raw nature, you are in total control to bring out the man in you again. Meet and challenge yourself amidst the elements of nature and the power of the mountains.   

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As a volunteer I also offer free coaching to people who need it in these times of hardship. Half an hour of unconditional attention, a listening ear, a helping hand. So that everyone can stay upright amid the stresses Corona brings.   

MORE INFORMATION >

Leadership Coaching Partnerships

Together with Ineke Hurkmans from Jump Movement I organise, now for the third year running, the so-called Being Conversations – encounters where Being is more important than Doing and where the participants come to beautiful personal insights based on the Jump method, meditation and rituals.

MORE INFORMATION >

Leadership Coaching Partnerships

Together with Daniel Frohwein and other coaches affiliated with the Realize Your Potential network, I facilitate leadership circles in which leaders from different sectors of society find a place to exchange, learn and grow, especially in dealing with the challenges and uncertainty of the Corona era.   

MORE INFORMATION >

 

Leadership Coaching Partnerships

From 2021 and together with Smruti Patel from the Global Mentoring Initiative, I will be organising innovative dialogues between donors and local NGOs in the humanitarian sector to bridge the large trust gap in this sector in a new way.    

MORE INFORMATION >