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! have been promoted to Vice President of my company because of Ben’s coaching.  Ben and I met via the martial arts and quickly developed a strong bond based on similar interests and life experiences. While acting literally as his punching bag during a women’s self defense seminar, Ben picked up immediately at the struggles I was experiencing in my professional career and offered to help. I approached the initial session with quite a bit of skepticism, but was quickly able to see his skills in coaching, passion for people and determination to help me through a difficult period. Our organization was moving through a significant restructuring and I sit here today completely convinced that Ben’s coaching and guidance was a major contributor to my promotion and current standing in a more vibrant and successful company. Thank you again my friend and I look forward to watching your growth and positive influence on people of all walks of life. Oosu!!!

Aaron Nepper, VP Sales, Emerging Markets, ACIST Medical Systems Inc.

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From day 1 when I met Ben for an introductory talk, I knew that this was what I needed. Ben has a remarkable gift to look at you non-judgemental and challenge you to investigate your deepest self. What bothers you and why? What’s holding you back and why? What do you want?

A number of confronting sessions that have helped me to look at myself and people around me in a new way. They also helped me to develop myself in areas where I had stagnated already for years. Ben has brought me back in contact with myself. My current self, but also myself from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago. By understanding myself a lot better now, there is more air, tranquility and space in my life. Through working with practical examples from your own life, Ben knows how to help you there where you need it most. The relaxed, quiet, non-judgemental way of asking questions and the atmosphere of safety and security, that you can share anything, make this a very special experience. If you are willing to work hard, look deep in your self and be honest with yourself, then you can get the maximum out of this. That’s what I did and it made me a fuller human being. Thank you Ben.

Herman Fennema (49), Product Manager, Nikon Instruments

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“As a leader of a transformational team at TNT I have enlisted the support of personal leadership experts to help me developing this team as a real force for change. Our partners suggested to bring in Ben during a critical off site week where we aimed to create a delta in personal and collective growth and break through some limiting beliefs and behaviors. At first I was a bit skeptical of the value early morning and late evening karate would bring but I could not have been more wrong. Ben is not just a martial arts expert, he has an amazing ability to get to the core of what holds a person back to fulfill their highest potential. I was privileged to see behavior shift day by day and grateful I could witness the fulfillment and joy when our team started to unleash it’s true power within not just during the karate sessions but as a result of one on one conversations with Ben.”
“The off site happened in May this year and as many leaders will acknowledge, the true measure of success is that personal change is sustained and unleashes the power to master own and company destiny. I am very proud and happy to say that this team has moved ultra fast and can now be described as a high performance team with unconditional trust in each other and a willingness to challenge own and each other’s performance each and every day. The experience also made me personally want to step up more and more and my accelerated personal growth was to a large extent ignited by meeting this wonderful sincere man who’s intent it is to help people help themselves.”

“If you are looking to fulfill your or your companies highest potential I would warmly recommend this initiative!”

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I met Ben some time ago, when I was starting a new company. We were standing in line at a coffee corner and he complimented me on the amount of energy he felt around me. We had a short introduction and I made an appointment for a coaching session. I was very busy back than and he gave me some tools to handle with workload and to prevent work related stress. I have come to know Ben as an intelligent, friendly coach whom I would surely recommend highly. Normally I am very sceptic towards coaching and management training, but his BAM approach is down to earth and to the point, which suits me fine.

Tom van de Vliet, business owner of CVGA, CVGA Vastgoedadvies

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Changing behavior, getting a new approach, reconsider choices… It is difficult to make someone believe to something he does not see. It is even more difficult to make someone change when he thinks it is not needed.  But Ben was right, since the beginning. I doubted, I refused to see the evidence, I was just lying to myself ! Why? Because it is so comfortable to close your eyes and ignore the fact that you are wrong. Until I realized how wrong I was. I really loved how Ben managed to kick my ass without any violence, gradually pushing me taking conscience about myself, about what I really wanted, what I was really needing: make new choices for myself, open myself to others, believe in the change for good. With honesty and no bullshit, Ben has made me change, becoming stronger, and also feeling more relaxed, and confident in myself. All of this happened to me, and I can only strongly recommend to anyone overstressed to step by Ben’s office, have a coffee, and feel the energy. Thank you so much Ben for what we have shared, I won`t forget that for sure.
Patrice Martin, Regional Master Data, Suntory Europe

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“Ben is a remarkable and impressive coach. He and his team have helped us with in an very effective way with our leadership journey’s/off sites. They helped us with intensive karate sessions woven into our leadership journey’s program. This created a powerful metaphor for team work, ability to learn new things, and raising standards. It had an impact not only during the leadership journey’s but also radiated beyond the events. It is a priviledge to work with Ben and his team. “
Marco van Kalleveen, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Managing Board, LeasePlan Corporation

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Personal, straight forward and highly effective – This is how I would like describe BAM coaching. Ben is a very experienced business coach who knows how to get to the heart of the problem.

Through his years of experience as a coach but also as a martial arts trainer, Ben offers a unique coaching program. He has helped me on both a personal and a professional level and thanks to his guidance our business has grown!

Joost van der Laan, Founder, SEARCH IT Recruitment