WHY WE STARTED THE ON PURPOSE STUDIO.
We set up this online studio to revolutionize how we live & lead.
With less ego, more purpose. Less toxic, more human, and nourishing.
By offering programs & retreats to practice self-awareness & take responsibility for your energy,
so you can create our daily ripple effects on purpose.
Whether those are towards yourself, others, or nature.
We have created down-to-earth ways to integrate ancient principles & modern scientific insights into our daily lives. And connecting with like-hearted people in a tribe to share, unlearn & grow together.
We facilitate safe spaces, online & offline, to be vulnerable, honest & forgiving.
With humour, because that brings relief, and relief creates space for healing.
Empowering you to plant your seeds to design your life on purpose.
Resulting in incredible shifts whether that's related to your health, relationships, work, or life circumstances. We guide you to dare to dream and free yourself from what is holding you back.
So you can live & lead on purpose.
Authentically, powerfully, you.
Now that is a ripple effect we want to continue to spread.
We blend business & spirituality in a down to earth way..
Founded in 2019 we integrated Modern Science & Ancient Wisdom: Psychology, Behavioural Sciences Physiology, Neuroscience, Buddhism, Taoism, Ayurveda, Stoicism, and Indigenous wisdom into next-level programs & retreats that have empowered 200+ leaders & game changers to BE ON. PURPOSE
"INVEST IN YOURSELF. BUILD REGENERATIVE HABITS. YOU ARE THE MOST VALUABLE TOOL YOU WILL EVER OWN."
I was in my own way whenever I acted in accordance with what I was "supposed to do". In my mission to meet the expectations of others, I was (unconsciously) proving & pleasing my way through life. My ego looking for guarantees, validation & avoiding rejection.
It was never enough (to me). I ignored my gut feeling in key decisions. It left me feeling stuck, frustrated & drained. It negatively affected my work, my health & my relationships.
I have learned a calmer way of being powerful. Not with control, tension, and unproductive drive, but through trust, and real connection with myself, others & nature.
Learning how to work with myself; my strong energy (hyper, joy, anger, downs) has been a game-changer for me.
To know how I can create the right conditions for my bold, wise, kind, true self to rise to the occasion (vs ego on the steering wheel).
I continue to question the way I live & work. Growing the inner space to be me, unapologetically. Proudly, I can say, I have designed my life, on purpose.
I live off-grid, on a small (consciously chosen) homestead, and work partly on purpose, partly as lecturer for IE Business School, and on reforestation projects.
My expertise is designing your day, regenerative daily habits, being connected to your inner guide, navigating triggering situations and breaking toxic patterns as they unfold at work in daily moments.
My role is to share with you (new) ways of viewing the world. More specific, that change is a constant, the emerging future of regeneration, self-organization, human leadership, and viewing people as generally good, just sometimes stuck in an ego pattern or old story.
CO-FOUNDER & FACILITATOR ON PURPOSE STUDIO (SINCE 2019)
GUEST LECTURER AT IE BUSINESS SCHOOL, MADRID ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP & STARTUP MENTOR AT THE IE VENTURE LAB. (SINCE 2020)
MSC's ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE & MANAGEMENT + ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AT THE VU AMSTERDAM (2012)
FORMER MANAGING PARTNER AT INNOVATION CONSULTANCY FIRM IN ATHENS, GREECE (2016-2020) LONG-TERM COLLABORATIONS WITH FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES ON CULTURAL & AGILE TRANSFORMATION.
HAS COACHED 400+ TEAMS & 320+ FOUNDERS & LEADERS (SINCE 2013)
MEDITATION TEACHER. HOLISTIC & TRAUMA-INFORMED THERAPIST.
"WE ARE THE CREATORS OF OUR OWN STORY. THE MORE AWARE WE ARE OF THAT TRUTH THE MORE CONSCIOUSLY WE LIVE."
For the past 6 years, I hold space for over 100s women to be, to listen to their inner voice, to heal and come back to their truth. Combining that knowledge & experience with 4 years as an innovation & cultural transformation consultant, I help individuals to find the balance between spirituality, purposely living and giving. Ancient wisdom and holistic therapies teach us that we are more than 'doing'. It's in the 'being' that we can find the purpose of life.
MSC's PRODUCT DESIGN ENGINEERING (BRUNEL, LONDON) (2012)
YOGA THERAPY TEACHER -500HR (2013-PRESENT)
BUDDHISM MEDITATION FACILITATOR & HOLISTIC THERAPIST (BACH REMEDIES, ENERGY HEALING, EFT THERAPY, TRAUMA-INFORMED THERAPY)
CREATOR OF ZERO WASTE SHOR, A PLACE TO SHARE IDEAS FOR SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS & GUEST SPEAKER AT SUSTAINABLE CONFERENCES.
4 YEARS AS AN INNOVATION BUSINESS CONSULTANT COACHING TEAMS ON DEVELOPING CUSTOMER-CENTRIC PRODUCTS & SERVICES, AND EMBEDDING NEW WAYS OF WORKING.
FOUNDER OF 'SELENE SHAKTI' A SAFE SPACE FOR WOMEN.
Matt (73) has been a certified breathwork coach and practitioner for the past 10 years, guiding people to heal old traumas stored in the body that limit their full potential.
He is an engineer by degree, and a learner at heart. He has guided many large companies through cultural transformations, always putting the people at the heart of change. In those 40 years he experienced more & more that "It's not about changing minds, it's about changing hearts". He is fascinated by why some companies are buzzing of energy & innovation, and others are filled with apathy or even toxicity. In his view, making room for passion is key.
And it's not only our environment that can limit this passion, or freedom of expression, it's also within ourselves. Breathwork has been an approach for him to free himself of old rigid beliefs that kept him stuck, fearful or doubting himself. It's been a lifetime journey from not breathing when he was born, to allowing himself to breathe, to take up space, to follow his heart.
His energy is calm, open, and focused. He is known to create safe spaces for open dialogues. Matt has been rowing at a world-class level for the past 55 years and started Karate at 56, and now has a black belt & 4th dan degree. He is a living example of never being too old to learn, or pursuing your passion.
OUR TRIBE OF MENTORS.
Senior Executive, Global Head Retail Cards & Payments ING
Senior Payments Executive with a background in banking, consulting and scheme management.
25 years of international experience in PoS payments, eCommerce, Mobile Payments, Cash Management. Strategy, operations, IT, Innovation management, Product management, Leading large international teams. P&L responsibility, Sales, Programme Management, product introductions, supplier and partner management. Transformation Management.
Experience in large Multinationals and small companies.
Chief HR Officer for Unilever Sri Lanka.
My Purpose is to help businesses, teams & individuals meet their adventurous conscious truth 🌟
Grateful for the opportunity to have lived & worked across the globe in a rich variety of HR expertise, business partnering & leadership roles across Mumbai, New York, London, Amsterdam & Colombo, whilst getting to live my purpose.
Find more musings on my Insta blog @truthseekingjourneys.
Serial Entrepreneur. Founder Baboon.
At 25 I started my 1st company; a homework institute that soon had long waiting lists. As a solution for those waiting lists, I came up with my 2nd company; Nimbles. An online marketplace for tutors. It grew rapidly within three years. Raised growth capital, and won many entrepreneur prizes, but I felt it was time for something new.
During remodelling my house I became extremely frustrated with picking out a kitchen. Those beautiful Pinterest kitchens were nowhere to be bought. Having a custom kitchen made cost me a fortune: That should change! My 3rd company BABOON AMSTERDAM was born. BABOON designs and produces high-end fronts and custom worktops for IKEA kitchen cabinets. So that that Pinterest kitchen can shine in your home.
Pregnant, and during the 1st lockdown, I opened a showroom on the Prinsengracht together with my partner. With huge success.
Brandactivist, Firestarter and Connector, part of NATIVE circles, Decade of Action, B Corp, COMMON and Nature
NATIVE circles is a creative accelerator, helping companies become native to this place. We aim for thriving brands on a thriving planet.
We do this by helping people and companies (re)connect with nature and their nature.
By helping them build a living and thriving culture that will support a future in balance with our planet. By helping them identify and share their soul and guide them in being a driving force for positive change.
Let's fall in love with life again and
build the world we want to live in!
We are all Native to Planet Earth.