About Johann Oostenbrink

Hi I’m Johann, and I am passionate about people and human systems. Since 1990 I am a growth agent and an impact player, unlocking potential and encouraging greatness in organisations and leaders. That includes leadership training, strategic alignment, team development, executive coaching, and relationship enrichment. Over at my personal blog Ways2Grow I am musing over these kind of topics.

Step out of the Rut!

2021-11-05T17:48:48+02:00November 5th, 2021|

Maybe you are stuck in a rut in one or more areas of your life, not knowing how to get out of it? Or you know how to get out, but as soon as you [...]

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The Magic of Dialogue

2021-10-08T14:30:43+02:00October 8th, 2021|

How great will it be if we can steer our relationships away from competition and stress and towards more trust and collective understanding! I see this happening on a regular basis, but it is a [...]

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What you FOCUS on GROWS

2021-09-07T13:44:00+02:00September 7th, 2021|

I don’t know what your challenges and possibilities are right now, but I do know you can change your life radically by changing your focus. I have seen this happening over and over – in [...]

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The magic of taking a step back

2021-08-04T07:59:53+02:00August 4th, 2021|

Imagine how much easier your life will be if you can change the atmosphere of some of your most challenging relationships? What will happen if tension, criticism and mistrust can change to collaboration, gratitude, trust, [...]

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Make Stress your Friend

2021-07-08T18:38:12+02:00July 8th, 2021|

Why don’t we turn stress around and make it work for us, in stead of against us? The fact is, if you don’t manage stress, it manages you … and steals your joy. https://ways2grow.co.za/2021/07/08/make-stress-your-friend/

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‘Tasting’ life, unlocking abundance

2021-06-04T09:06:59+02:00June 4th, 2021|

A cycling friend and quite a successful professional, is similar to me, recovering from a recent operation. In our discussions we realised that to be in pain and discomfort is one thing, but staying positive, [...]

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Surrender Certainty to gain Possibility

2021-05-09T20:01:02+02:00May 9th, 2021|

What do you do with the many things of life that are out of your control? My recent quadruple heart bypass operation made me a student of life again. It affected and still affects everything [...]

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Growing a New Mind & Life

2021-04-07T13:40:29+02:00April 7th, 2021|

“From Breakdown to Breakthrough; From Setback to Comeback”. In the beginning of the year I wrote these words on a (physical) notepad that is permanently on my desk. Little did I know what setback will [...]

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Time for Business?

2021-03-04T15:01:13+02:00March 4th, 2021|

How is business? Sitting at a coffee shop with a friend I was asked some business advice. He has recently left his previous company and considers “doing his own thing” in the people services sector. [...]

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Navigating Uncertainty

2021-02-04T14:27:09+02:00February 4th, 2021|

I recently sat in a planning session with a couple of leaders. We started by connecting and sharing about the mind space we are in. Instead of predominant excitement as you would normally expect at [...]

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