Manifesto

  • Coaching Secrets EXPOSED: How AI is Changing the Game!

    In 2014, I attended a Coaching Industry conference in Silicon Valley, California. Presenting was the head of Leadership at Google. While wearing a...
  • Coaching Industry Crisis: Are You Making These Mistakes?

    By Paul Donkers, creator of the Ikigai Coaching Institute   I'm active in the professional coaching industry since almost 30 years. I absolutely l...
  • Open your backdoor and increase productivity

    Attracting and retaining talented employees is currently top of mind for many organisations. The labor market is not expected to cool off any time...
  • The impact of Ikigai

    For those of you who understand the concept of Ikigai, as well as its application to coaching, you already know that the results can be striking an...
  • Are you only scratching the surface?

    Do you go good deep enough when you read self-help books? Walk into a bookstore at an airport and you will see that half of the shop is filled wit...
  • Who are you? Mr. or Mrs. Coach?

    and why are you qualified to coach me?       When you’re coaching someone, there are two critical things to consider before you even get started....
  • Guiding Principles

    A. OUR WORK IS TO BE OF SERVICE TO OUR CLIENTS. OUR WORK IS ALL ABOUT THEM, NOT ABOUT US B. WE ARE KNOWN FOR OUR INTEGRITY C. WE ACT WITH A GENERO...
  • 5 reasons to get professional coaching accreditation

    1.    There are many (ex) businesspeople who consider getting into coaching at some point in their life. And that’s great, they have a lot to offe...
  • Are personality tests the new office astrology?

    In the fall of 2019, I was driving to the east of The Netherlands to pay a visit to one of my clients. Upon my arrival I reported to the reception...
  • our Manifesto

    Purpose Unlocking purpose is the start. The rest follows. We’re inspired by the way that the islanders from Okinawa live their lives. The island wh...