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.

The Wealth of Peace

2021-01-11T08:33:09+02:00January 11th, 2021|

I recently came to a point where I was confronted by the amount of stress and inner turmoil I experienced – Covid-19, lots of changes and challenges. It stole my peace and joy; my nights [...]

Connect Deeper to Go Further!

2020-12-01T11:13:56+02:00December 1st, 2020|

Have you ever noticed that some people, as their status and influence grew, they lost their ability to love and empathise? I recently did a session with a bunch of wonderful leaders about our ability [...]

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Toxic Hope

2020-11-04T07:37:47+02:00November 4th, 2020|

I am a great believer in hope. It was Rick Warren who said in his book The Purpose driven life”: “You need hope to cope.” I have always believed that, and to a great extent [...]

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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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