Build a top team with a TopMind!

Do you have a team where you notice that some habits are effective, but also some that make team interactions in-effective? Do you have the desire to collectively focus on a few priorities? Do you want to have more effective team-meetings?

We recently interviewed Hans Peters, commercial director of NS

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Three tips to start your day!

And now BACK TO BUSINESS after hopefully a joyful summer! We start with a very basic theme you have to deal with each day: How to START your day?

Scientific insights show that the 'mood' we start our day with determines our 'productivity' for the rest of the day.      

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Breathing exercises with your colleagues: Hell yeah!

In a stately old building in Utrecht with beautiful high ceilings and large wooden doors I am preparing to do breathing exercises with twelve NS executives. Not all twelve are entirely convinced about the benefits of breathing exercises, so Anne Johan Willemsen from Topmind asked me to boost their interest

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Leadership Fitness (5 tips)

Being mentally, emotionally and physically fit, is not just a luxury but an absolute necessity in these turbulent times. We have good news! Leadership fitness is easily trainable. Scientific discoveries point all to the same direction. We get good at everything we do frequent, consistent and for a

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To a ‘TopMind’ !

Regards, Anne-Johan

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The power of a TopMind – Interview with Golfplayer Reinier Saxton

Reinier Saxton is a professional top golf player from Haarlem, The Netherlands. In May we had a short interview with Reinier at Golfclub The International in Amsterdam about his experiences and results of his TopMind Training during the past 8 years. You can watch this interview in the video.

In

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Relax in your weekend! (3 tips)

“When I’m home, I’m not always really home. It’s difficult for me to stop thinking about work and relax during the weekend.” These are quotes we often hear. Not only is this annoying for the person in question, but also for the people surrounding them. Furthermore, if this happens frequently, it will

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Work less and achieve more (3 tips)

A CEO of a big insurance company is interested in doing a TopMind training. Although he is really enthusiastic, he questions whether right now would be the best moment to start. ‘I’m so busy’; he says. He is the CEO of the board of directors and the company is currently

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5 tips voor leiderschap fitness

“Zo ben ik nou eenmaal”…. NU 

Een van de grotere ontdekkingen in de medische wetenschap van de afgelopen jaren is de zg. ‘plasticiteit van ons brein’. Ons brein en daarmee onze vaardigheden, gedrag of zelfs bepaalde fysieke vermogens zijn tot op zeer hoge leeftijd trainbaar, en het meest spectaculaire inzicht

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How hungry are you?

Bart Vriends is a 25-year-old professional soccer player. For the past three years he has played for Go Ahead Eagles, and was twice jointly responsible for his team’s promotion. He was the captain of the team for two years and the absolute favourite of the very loyal and fanatical Eagles’ fans.

Although

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Stop talking, start walking….

Above you’ll find a video and short interview with Harald Swinkels, the CEO and founder of the Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij (“NLE”) and one of the most successful Dutch entrepreneurs of the last decade.

I got to know Harald really well in the past months doing a TopMind Programme together. Before

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Give yourself a B.R.E.A.K.!

I work with athletes and business leaders who are often ‘hungry’ for personal growth, yet some achieve the desired results and some don’t. What is the explanation for the difference? And how can you boost your own personal growth?  Here are some practical tips (See the 5 tips in the

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The best coach ever?

A great article in the Harvard Business Review about the succes formula of possibly the greatest coach ever Sir Alex Ferguson.

Click here to download the article (PDF, ~5MB)

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Freelancer of the year?

Ik kreeg vorige week een e-mail van de organisatie van bovengenoemde award (freelancer of the year award). Ze vertelde me dat ze onder de indruk waren van mijn ‘pitch’ en gaven me een ‘wildcard’ voor de grote finale in april. Best lekker gevoel…. Hierbij de blog die ze erover schreven

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TopMind in Top Scientific Journal!

Effects of TopMind Training in an international scientific journal TopMind Training was researched by the University of Amsterdam (AMC) in 2013. Significant effects were found, and in November 2015 an article was published in an internationally renowned medical journal (The International Journal of Surgery).

Great news for us, but

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A TopMind in the cold – part 2 – (A VICE documentary)

The American subdivision of VICE and others, including Anne-Johan Willemsen from TopMind, embarked on their voyage with Wim rather skeptical. Yet this took a drastic yet interesting spin after a couple of days… Watch the video by clicking. (short cut to expedition in Poland at 18′:51″).

Wim Hof first caught

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2 beginnings that lead to big endings!

Today I had a conversation with an executive manager and former consultant. He is responsible for the organizational change in a big Dutch corporation (> 10,000 employees). We met twice on his initiative. A colleague and former client of TopMind recommended him to do a TopMind 100-day programme. This colleague

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My interview with Wim Hof (video)

Last January I spent a week in Poland with Wim ‘The Iceman’ Hof (you can read all about it in my blog ‘A TopMind™ in the Freezing Cold …’.) During this week Wim made us do things I never imagined possible, like hiking for hours in our shorts up mountains, bathing

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5 Tony Robbins’ Tips!

Tony Robbins is the undisputed number one life coach in the world. He coached hundreds of thousands of people, among them Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams. My wife and I recently spent 4 days with him to learn his approach to, as he calls it, “Unleash the power within”. In this

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A TopMind™ in the Freezing Cold …

My week with ‘The Iceman’ Wim Hof (January 2015)

‘Personal growth is physical rather than mental.’

I can choose from various types of training in my professional field as a Mind Fitness Trainer. The reason I chose Wim Hof’s is because I admire people who dare to be different in

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