Arno grew up in the Netherlands and has a global outlook on life. After having studied International Business and Cultures in Latin America and Spain, he built a career in an international corporate environment. A desire to contribute to a better world has shaped Arno’s consultancy practice, culminating in the foundation of Parrhesian in 2014.
His intuitive nature and sensitive approach results in developing a safe haven for the ego, which encourages purpose driven conversation and truth. His breakthrough-focused methods allow clients to realize their purpose and values in an ever-changing global climate, and align them with their behavior to then live with effectiveness and purpose in both life and business.
Drawing upon years of experience and study in the fields of cultural transformation and leadership development, Arno specialises in the design and execution of tailored programs for Cultural Change, Leadership Development, Strategic Alignment of Employee Behaviour and Company Goals, Executive Coaching, Personal Growth Programs, Team Consolidation and Performance Programs. Tying into his international corporate background, Arno offers a strong focus on landing transformation in measurable and tangible results.
In his own words
“Using a blend of my commercial background and my purpose-driven spiritual depth, I enjoy the process of helping clients to discover how merging these apparent polarities can contribute to building evolving cultures for a sustainable existence in an unknown unfolding, new paradigm reality.”
Hidde van der Pol
Hidde has a solid background in corporate commercial life up to CEO level for major international brands. A certified consultant and transformational coach, his focus on business development is founded upon a desire to harness the power of a positive culture to create sustainable growth within the international corporate environment. Starting his educational life in law, Hidde has an eye for detail and critical thinking which lies alongside his passion for contributing to authenticity and a deeper connection within the global community.
With his open mind, compassionate attitude and conscious purpose, Hidde focuses on challenging organizations and individuals to reconnect with their true selves to create clarity and higher consciousness in their personal and professional lives. His guidance helps clients to unwrap the gift of judgments and negativity and transform them into authentic power and creativity.
In his own words
“My life purpose is to transform prejudice and negativity into authentic power and creativity. I firmly believe that this contributes to a better world. I aim to replace outdated ways of thinking with a purpose driven, enlightened approach to every day behaviours and long term goals.”
Vivek has a technological background and an extensive consultancy experience within major global brands, which – blended with his sprituality – result in a solid foundation of co-creating long lasting solutions for transformation, guiding clients to find the way to highly inspired, and, at the same time, highly practical solutions.
Vivek specialises in Project Management of Change Transformation initiatives. His skill, calm authority and attention to detail have meant that his many global clients have profited from his expertise during challenging periods and projects. His out-of-the-box thinking and belief in a fully inclusive atmosphere means that he can use both conventional and unconventional methods to yield the best results.
In his own words:
“My belief is that we can achieve the impossible if we go beyond the mind and align ourselves. I focus on self-improvement to lead to greater success and more happiness in all endeavours, both personal and professional. My ultimate purpose is to help individuals and organisations grow and make the world a better place.”
Having worked as a Management Consultant and Executive Coach and previously as an in-house Commercial Lawyer, Rebecca has strong foundations in the corporate environment. Her training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Transactional Analysis (TA) and Group Dynamics give her a unique understanding of the power of conscious leadership in creating a positive energetic field.
Rebecca’s natural ability to gain trust and build rapport mean that her specialist areas include strategic planning, change management, programme team alignment, internal communications, talent management, stakeholder and relationship management and leadership coaching. Rebecca is the author of two publications: ‘Creating High Performing Teams’ and ‘Conscious Leadership – And the Power of Energetic Fields’
In her own words:
“I am grounded in the reality of business: the profit and loss, navigating the politics, the details of management… I see people as whole systems: body, mind and spirit, and I bring this concept into my coaching strategy. I see a group of people as a whole system and if we extend that theory even more, then we are all connected energetically and what you chose to do each minute of your life is affecting the whole system at some level.”
Earl has an impressive track record in a sales environment, both as BDM and AM. He has managed
accounts for government departments and agencies including the ministry of defence, as well as
operating in a corporate environment with multi-national blue-chip companies and financial
With his expertise in sales and technology, he is drawn to creating solutions for greater productivity.
Earl’s natural communication and negotiation skills in an international environment give him a
unique insight into the global sales sector, in which he uses his experience as a
transformational coach and NLP Trainer to ensure his clients are able to maintain their wellbeing
whilst enjoying the experience of fulfilling and meaningful work.
In his own words:
“I am inspired by bringing about transformation; providing robust strategies to help individuals, groups and organisations regain and develop their sense of purpose and effectiveness. I endeavour to employ a subtle yet potent approach to challenge and support clients to tap into their inner wisdom and cultivate self-acceptance. This helps to create new ways of thinking and behaving, to make substantial progress to the next level.”
Through his extensive studies, Andreas has a deep understanding of all roles and perspectives in the field of reorganisation, which he has used within a management consultancy environment for sales and commercial marketing for international brands. He has own experience in starting profit and non-profit organisations and exits.
As a pioneer in working with new ways of collaboration, his compassion and humour create an open environment in which cultural transformation can evolve. He is compassionate in helping clients to transform conflict situations and decision-making processes into creativity and growth. With a good sense of humor and creativity he helps people in increasing their comfort zone and overcoming thresholds. He helps people in crisis to find their essence, purpose and meaning.
In his own words
“I am an advocate of seeing the big picture, connecting the dots of perspectives with a new vision and revealing existing resources and new success patterns that need to become part of a new cultural intelligence.”
Since the beginnings of my career I knew that my future lay in guiding teams. From my earliest working days as a marketeer, I have been lucky enough to have outstanding leaders guiding me, allowing me the opportunity to develop and learn. In turn, I then took on my own teams and I enjoyed giving this opportunity to others, seeing when my teams grew both professionally and as human beings. No matter whether I am working at a small scale or internationally, whether with new recruits or senior leaders, my results are driven by this desire to lead the way into learning and transcendence.
After 20 years in the corporate business world as a marketing executive, executive & entrepreneurs coaching offers me renewed opportunities to serve, create, grow and produce. From 2005, when I decided to reshape my future toward coaching, I have developed my passion for helping others to reshape their own destinies. I have the opportunity to walk alongside executives, managers and teams to create a journey to better professional positions, improved business scenarios and, fundamentally, personal balance.
In his own words
“There is no leadership practice without authentic willingness to serve. The challenge of this era is to improve our self knowledge in order to be a better member of society and achieve harmony within our various roles in life.”
Susan has forged a career as a certified group facilitator through Interaction Associates and a certified coach through CTA. Also ICF certified, she has earnt a place on the invitation-only Forbes Coaches Council. Working with Generon International since 1995, she is CEO, spending her time collaborating with organisations to create more effective, conscious contributions to society and business.
Susan has devoted much of her life to exploring the deeper dimensions of human potential. Her expertise in generative dialogue, team integration and executive coaching are routinely applied as she works with leaders at all levels to fulfill the deeper purpose of their organisations, fostering business environments that support people to learn, grow and thrive while delivering extraordinary financial performance.
In her own words:
“My purpose is to collaborate with individuals, teams and organizations to create more effective, advanced, conscious contributions to business and society. I envisage a world in which business is both practiced and perceived as the greatest force for good.”
Don’s approach is grounded in the 35-year mindfulness practice he began as a young college graduate. After 10 years travelling the globe teaching mindfulness techniques, he returned a leadership role with Elan Vital in the US, building up over 25 years of experience in business and sales leadership, executive coaching, consulting, speaking and facilitation experience in the performance improvement industry.
Don is a dynamic facilitator, bringing his business and leadership experience into the work he does in the classroom and into his coaching practice. He has worked with many companies around the world, including AchieveGlobal and the American Management Association, Google, Microsoft, You Tube, Crowe Horwath, Allinial Global, Tech Stars Music LA, The Boston Consulting Group, Owens Illinois, The Jamaican Ministry of Defense, and the US Federal Court System.
In his own words:
My passion lies in helping business leaders be more effective, intentional and self-aware. I believe that workplaces can be environments where people are passionately engaged, deeply respected and highly productive.
Martin combines a rare talent for cultural diagnostics with business and behavioural psychology experience. His expertise is drawn from over 15 years of corporate, core business positions in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries and training in psychoanalytic, analytical, and group psychology. Martin holds a BSc in Analytical Sciences, an MA in Analytical Psychology, a PhD in Bioanalytical Science, and a PG Dip in Integrative and Transpersonal Supervision and is licensed to use leading psychological assessments both clinically and for c-suite leadership development.
Martin specialises in measuring and understanding the intangible aspects of corporate culture. His insights highlight areas of an organisation’s culture which need attention and those which need to be cultivated. Using this data, he creates sustained and supported culture change strategies unique to the challenges each business faces so that the board can maximise the positive benefits and address any negative aspects revealed by his reporting. Martin has carried out multiple merger due diligence culture assessments in order to inform and facilitate the merging process, subsequently assisting both parties in the post-merger integration.
In his own words
“My purpose is to work to create a world where people can experience more inner freedom and playfulness in life in order to be the best they can be for the world. I help create greater clarity and understanding of how we interact and adapt our social processes to make more positive organisations. I believe no mind is capable of 100% error.”
Juan David Mejia
Juan David considers himself a citizen of the world and a servant of the human race. With degrees in Engineering and Computer Science, he is an entrepreneur, consultant, coach and facilitator who has a passion for science and mathematics which couples with a keen understanding of consciousness and human development.
Born in Colombia, Juan David has strong ties to the United States and has worked with hundreds of top managers and teams in Fortune 500 companies. Having developed highly successful multilevel marketing networks in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Juan David is a sought-after speaker whose words have reached listeners in well over 50 cities in Latin America, US, China and Italy.
As a coach and facilitator, Juan David has specialised in training top-level executives in the application of Mindfulness and Conscious Business principles to face the toughest business challenges. Development of conversational competences, mental model redesign, neuro-linguistic programming, negotiation strategies, integrity-based sales and conflict resolution have yielded high-end results in shaping high-performance teams and cultural transformations.
In his own words:
“Every single problem has a cognitive solution. The last 100 years in the history of mankind have been amazing in showing a continuous upgrade of humanity’s mental models in every single relevant area to make us more and more fulfilled and happier. Let’s work together to make your human operating system fully upgradeable, which will allow the continuous incorporation of better and better mental models for the fulfilment of every important area in your life.”