Life Foundation
The 12-day Life Foundation programme offers deep and lasting personal change for better self-care, relationships, parenting and friendships.
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Leadership Foundation
The 12-day Leadership Foundation programme will boost your career by putting true values, passions, and aspirations at the heart of your work.
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Life of Desire
Burn bright or burn out? This one-day workshop allows you to identify your true desires and the parts of your inner and outer life that weigh you down.
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Power of the Warrior
Embrace your inner warrior with this intense workshop that explores the deeper dynamics around your anger and that of others.
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Personal Retreat
Two days of undivided attention for peace of heart, space for growth and a clear path to the future. The best way to end a busy period or start a new one.
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Team Retreat
Regardless of how your team peforms, it is good to make space. To reflect and reconnect. To listen and be heard. And finally get to the issues that matter most.
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Free Exploration
A private, half-day, exploration of one key issue from your private life or career. A focused, effective and far-reaching way to break through boundaries.
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Expedition You
A transformational 7-day group programme that will reconnect you to your passion, power and purpose and deal with inner constraints.
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Leadership Communication

Great leaders connect, inspire, liberate and guide. This enables the organisation to grow in line with its values and beliefs. Aligns the mission and strategy with the feelings and needs of people. And serves the greater good for generations to come. My writing helps leaders to develop a compelling story around these themes.

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You woke me up to take responsibility and control of my life. Wounds where healed, inner beliefs were re-evaluated. Now I’m more honest, more present and more persistent in walking the path I desire. I’m grateful for your wisdom and guidance.


Ilja’s way of working has had a profound impact on my life. It brought back the warmth and love for the people around me. But most of all I feel love for myself now, I feel strength and inner peace. Ilja helped me to find my way home to my true self.

Mirjam van Galen

When I started the Life Foundation programme, I felt exhausted, dissatisfied and frustrated. In trying to get approval from others, I had neglected my own needs and boundaries and had lost touch with who I was. Now, I have reconnected with my core and found a strong base inside of me. I trust my feelings, I am more at peace with myself and I am beginning to get a sense of my purpose in life. Looking at my roadmap for the coming five years, I feel curious and energized.


I used to live as if I was supposed to make other people happy. But by meeting the expectations of others, there was less and less of me. Now, I am making my own choices, protecting my boundaries and taking care of my children the way I think I should. I see possibilities now and fewer obstructions to do what I want to do. Working with Ilja was tough, but I am happy with the place I am in now.


After a period of doubt, Ilja helped me to clear my mind. This removed my doubts and allowed me to see my future with clarity. I am also open to what I believe and feel. This is coming from a quiet, trustworthy and harmonious place, clear and without judgement. Wouldn’t you agree that it is nicer to be authentic than to be fake.

Stephan Leveling

I am amazed by Ilja’s talent of unprejudiced deep listening and I am grateful for the permanent change that raised my quality of life to a new level. Ilja has given me the tools to excel in my personal growth. To me one of the most valuable assets of life.

Gertjan Non