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"Health, sports, and coaching have always been an important part of my life, both professionally and personally."

From Special Forces to Health Coach. Health, sports and coaching have always been an important part of my life, both professionally and privately. I spent the lion's share of my career working for the Commando Corps, the special forces unit of the Royal Netherlands Army. I specialized in operating and surviving in the mountains and extreme climates. As a commando, it was essential to be fit and stable and to continuously develop myself, even during deployments. I was responsible for training and instruction, which matched my interest in methodology, didactics and coaching. After my military career, I worked as a bodyguard for Dutch diplomats in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. Here too, it was essential to cope well with stress.

Over the years it became increasingly clear to me how exercise, nutrition and mental awareness are inextricably linked. And, that so many people find it a challenge to live a healthy life, despite all the knowledge we have and despite the real desire to feel fit and wake up rested. That is why I have specialized professionally as a health coach. continue I completed training as a mental coach, nutritional consultant, functional movement specialist, vitality coach and personal trainer. But also about spinal problems, dealing with stress, the functioning of hormones, preventing injuries and mindfulness.

I developed my own method for an integrated and holistic approach to all dimensions of health. In my experience, this is the most effective way for everyone to actually and sustainably live a healthier lifestyle. In addition to the fun and rewarding work as a coach, I enjoy sports – currently running, yoga and strength training plus anything outdoors with my family. I like to cook and read a lot: about coaching, mind, nutrition and exercise, but also the books by my favorite writer Murakami. I follow training and courses to continue to broaden and deepen my expertise. Most recently I completed my training as yoga instructor: yoga to me is a great combination of balance, focus and movement which is also applicable in my health coaching practice.


  • Returned to The Hague in 2017, after a few years in Spain and Austria

  • Specialized and active as a Health Coach since 2012

  • Five years of personal Bodyguard for diplomats at the Dutch embassies in Baghdad, Kabul and Tripoli

  • Eighteen years of Commando, Korps Commando Troops (KCT) – including foreign missions, development of education and training, alpine, ski and survival instructor


  • Professional coaching and leadership

  • Weight Consultant

  • Professional Personal Trainer, Vitality and Health Coach

  • Relaxation trainer, spinal trainer and nutrition consultant

  • Sports and Exercise Leader (CIOS)

  • Higher Instruction Ability (Military)

  • Medical rescue training (military)

  • Heeresbergfuhrer: internationally sworn military mountain guide

  • Commando, with specializations as Sniper, Mountain Rescuer, Paratrooper and Extreme Survival

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