Hey, I’m Roel

Hey it’s Roel here. I am an MCC coach, mentor, and ICF assessor-to-be and an accredited DISC and Motivator trainer.

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Beginner’s Mindset

Cambridge dictionary defines a beginner as a person who is starting to do something or learning something for the first time. And when you are starting to do or learning something for the first time, you handle that thing with excitement, enthusiasm, and eagerness.

Try to imagine the first time you learned how to drive, how to ski or the first…

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How to Apply the Five Love Languages in Your Workplaces

It’s the love month with Valentine’s Day around the corner, so why don’t we deep dive into love and devote this month’s blogs to everything about elevating the quality of our connections and partnerships to enhance our relationships – not just in our homes, but in our workplaces as well.

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3 Core Pillars of CEO Excellence

In the “Old pre-covid” world, many people dream, desire, and covet that corner office room – the room with the bright natural light at day and captivating city lights at night, grand view of the city landscape from massive windows on two exterior walls, and maybe a Steelcase or an Aston chair behind the desk to boot. Aside from the luxury that…

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Seven out of ten employers admit to checking a job candidates’ social media accounts during the hiring process. This process is called cybervetting

In short, the employer is doing a background check by “googling” an applicant. They may or may not inform the applicant, but most of them don’t. If a prospective employer asks for a link to your…

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Understanding Millennial Workforce

The Millennial generation is shaping the workforce today. Born between the years 1981 to 1996, this generation is called Generation Y (understandably, being born after Generation X). However, the moniker didn’t stick. Authors and pop historians Neil Howe and William Strauss came up with the generational theory in their book Generations: The History…

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You are about to enter an office party scene, how do you make your entrance? What’s on your mind? How do you feel?

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5 Ways to Find Out Your Leadership Style

One need not be in a high-level leadership role to want to know one’s leadership style. Anybody can be thrown into a leadership role for a project, an event, or even a camping trip. Knowing your leadership style will be instrumental in how you will accomplish your task.

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Do experts need a coach?

“Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you are a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast, or a bridge player.” He added, “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve” – Bill Gates

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Are You a Red Zone or a Green Zone Organisation?

What is a Red Zone Organisation?

A Red Zone is when there is a high level of distasteful competition within your organisation, uncooperative spirit and unshared knowledge among team members. Everyone guards their turf for self preservation. 

What is a Green Organisation?

A Green Zone culture, on the other hand, is an organisation where…

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What Experts Say: NO

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”

Warren Buffett

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on.

But that’s not what it means at all.

It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are.

You have to pick…

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How to Ace Remote Interview

Video interviews jumped to sixty-seven percent since the pandemic started in 2020. By January 2021, eighty-six percent of employers favoured digital interviews.

Are you on a job hunt or moving up in your career? Well, expect a digital interview as part of your hiring process. More than 50 percent of employers say they will continue to use video…

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Urgent or Important?

Dwight D. Eisenhower, five-star general, commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II, and the United States’ 34th President was well-known for his time management skills.

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Your Table Reveals Your Genius

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”

Albert Einstein 

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That’s how Albert Einstein’s desk looked a few hours before he died. Does he have a special reason for it? 

The 2013 experiment by Kathleen D. Vohs, and two of her colleagues from the University of…

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10 Things High EQ Leaders Do Not Do

Have you experienced coming out of an executive meeting and felt sapped? You felt like you were going to be totally useless for the day but you realized your emotions, swung around, and shifted to action mode. Being aware of your feelings and knowing how to manage them demonstrate your emotional intelligence.

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What is the true task of a good coach? And what constitutes the success of coaching? Coaching is not about telling clients they are doing a great job and that you are proud of them. In addition to believing in the client, a good coach’s job is to nudge them out of their comfort zone to enable personal growth.

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Get out of your comfort zone

What is the true task of a good coach? And what constitutes the success of coaching? Coaching is not about telling clients they are doing a great job and that you are proud of them. In addition to believing in the client, a good coach's job is to nudge them out of their comfort zone to enable personal growth.

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Relationship level versus content level in the communication

This is the direction! No, this is the direction! For sure you know these arguments. You have a certain goal in mind with your leadership team, but on the way there are many arguments and discussions about the content and the right way. This is usually doomed to failure. You need to work on your most important part: Your relationship level. Only…

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The power of communication

Our main goal in communication is to influence. To make your communication more effective, it is important to know your own communication style as well as that of others. But how do you make sure you understand your counterpart's communication style? How can you adapt your own communication to be more effective? Especially when hiring new…

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The 3 levels of communication

In communication, our main goal is to influence. Influence is not a bad word. In fact, we do it all the time. However, many leaders and trainers waste valuable time in communication to really find solutions. The result is often that many team meetings go on far too long because there is no clear direction. People spend far too much time on…

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Are you still hesitating, or are you already believing?

Toxic and limiting beliefs often prevent us from being successful – personally and professionally. Desired successes fail to materialize. But why is that? Success does not primarily depend on measures, but on the internal way of thinking. If we believe that we cannot achieve something, we are not able to fully exploit our potential.

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Challenge mastered

Today I can claim to be a successful coach who supports leaders in increasing their impact. But this was not always the case. My life had a number of challenges that I had to overcome in order to be where I am today.

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The wheel of leadership

How to support your leaders in a transition into a higher level? What are the best steps to coach, mentor, and prepare your leaders? What are simple strategies to make the transition effective, efficient, and easy?

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Successfully achieving goals with these two elements

Especially at the beginning of the year many people set themselves new goals. But why do most of them fail already after 2 to 3 weeks? They all follow a certain strategy, but it is never the strategy that causes the fail. There are 2 elements that are decisive for success: external and internal stories.

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The 3 layers of successful Change

“The only constant in life is change”- Heraclitus. We all know this, but what are the reasons that leaders are not focused on understanding the impact for the organization when changes occur? To be successful we need to change. We need to adapt to new environments because there´s always change. So, why are leaders often more focused on new…

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5 secrets of the Navy Seals that make you more successful

We all know what we have to do to achieve our goals. But we also know that 80% of people give up after a very short time. This can be seen particularly well in the New Year's resolutions that 80% give up very fast. Why is this so? What can we do to keep on track? What if 5 simple steps keep you focused till you finally reached your goals? In this…

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Why leaders have no impact

Imagine you take on a new executive position and perceive a corporate culture that has no clear direction, the vision and mission of the company are not supported and lived by its employees, teams are disagreeing, and the company is making losses every month. There is a lack of trust in management, there is no commitment.

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Next Level Organisation Day 2020

The digital transformation is leading to strategic and operational realignments throughout the entire company and upheavals in the familiar working environment. Such far-reaching changes must be initiated by the management and lived by the entire company in order to be successful in the long term.

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