Johann Oostenbrink

Johann Oostenbrink

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.

People or Results?

2020-10-06T08:01:55+02:00October 6th, 2020|

At a meeting I heard a COO of a strong Agribusiness saying: “I don’t farm with fruit. I farm with People. They are my most important focus and concern.” The others around the table nodded [...]

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From Ideas to Action

2020-09-07T07:58:22+02:00September 7th, 2020|

“We talk a lot, but little gets done. We have great ideas, but we are slow and ineffective to execute. We have great potential to do and achieve so much more. We have fantastic dreams [...]

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Hats off to Women!

2020-08-04T12:45:17+02:00August 4th, 2020|

Barack Obama is quoted to have said “Empowering women is not just the right thing to do – it is the smart thing to do”. I was asked to be a speaker at an all-women [...]

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Proactive Self-empowerment

2020-07-05T18:55:49+02:00July 5th, 2020|

Do you know that it is not your circumstances, but your thinking about them that causes your fear, inner pain, stress and discouragement? Let me explore this with you. Very recently I had to stomach [...]

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Celebrate what’s good!

2020-06-02T00:19:28+02:00June 2nd, 2020|

Wherever you go you will often hear versions of: “the world is in one big mess”. And that is exactly where you and I can step in as leaders, as difference makers and distributors of [...]

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Simplicity beyond Complexity

2020-05-04T08:28:16+02:00May 4th, 2020|

I believe one of the most important survival skills right now is the ability to do complexity management. But let me start with a story. In the beginning of the year our pool turned green… [...]

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Choose life!

2020-04-04T19:31:37+02:00April 4th, 2020|

What a time to live in! Most of us reading this are in lockdown due to the Covid-19 virus. For many it is a fearful and stressful time, especially if you or some of your [...]

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Direction through Accountability

2020-03-11T07:22:30+02:00March 11th, 2020|

Have you ever thought that you are on the right track only to discover later how far off the mark you are? It happens to me all the time – physically on the road but [...]

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Relating Freely, Loving Wisely

2020-03-11T07:23:36+02:00February 12th, 2020|

Relationships can really complicate one’s life, can’t they? I recently got an email from a dear friend of mine explaining how complex his relational life has become. That lead me to writing this newsletter, with [...]

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Celebrating life, Leaving a legacy

2020-01-06T21:19:23+02:00January 6th, 2020|

One day after New Year ’s Day 2020, I was at a very meaningful event, called a “Celebration”. It was the celebration of the life of Ian Walton, a client of mine after he lost [...]

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