How I work
As a coach, Jan Willem helps people to get closer to their centre. As they learn to better connect to their centre, people can subsequently develop themselves better. This inner centre is composed of several elements that are all intertwined: natural urges, talents, religious beliefs, personality traits (people are different), social intelligence, capabilities, and also subconscious impediments and dilemma’s.
Jan Willem can coach executives to learn how to interpret their own dreams, if they wish to. For this, Jan Willem uses both an extensive base of scientific knowledge on this subject, as well as his own international experience. Dreams speak an independent language. Because of this independence, dreams can have the function of a personal inner guide that provides tailored advice to your situation. Dreams can stimulate people to see themselves and certain extreme situations in a different light; they encourage the dreamer to think out of the box. They point to personal pitfalls and provide ways to overcome them. It’s important to realize that every person can learn to interpret his or her own dreams; Jan Willem helps to find the right translation.
Jan Willem developed a method of dialogue that helps people and organisations to communicate and cooperate in an authentic way. He uses this method in workshops, retreats and journeys that he undertakes with groups, both from within and outside of organisations.
The method of dialogue trains people to communicate from their ‘being’. Communication from ‘being’ brings insight into the deeper motives of yourself and others. An understanding at an existential level reduces the very prevalent ‘emotional’ misunderstanding that oftentimes accompanies rational communication.
Also, the method of dialogue helps to secure and accomplish decisions once they’ve been made.
The methode of dialogue enables people to rise above the level of theoretical discussion, so they can explain their insights from an original motivation.
The method of dialogue facilitates a cross-pollination of insight and vision. At the start of dialogue, the most important thing is to understand eachother. This mutual understanding can only be established when all people that take part in a dialogue speak from their ‘being’ and specifically name the things that they’re willing to commit to.
Mutual understanding and a shared passion will ensure a concretisation of the proclaimed intentions and the agreements made.