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Ton de Graaf (The Dutch Coach)
Works at Quest Coaching
Attended Middlesex University
Lives in Tilburg, Netherlands
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“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama Stirring words indeed from the US president, but from a business perspective they ring a…
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
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Change is inevitable. It is a constant in our lives whether we wish it or not. Change is! Transformation is a result of a change process. In coaching, we think of the coaching process as transformational. What makes it so, is that it is driven by the…
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In our continued work with organisations on systemic talent management strategy, we frequently find that – consciously or unconsciously – it is the mindset of the leaders and the HR team that determines what is possible and over what period. Some of the…
In this article we illustrate some of the differences between a traditional, linear mindset about talent and succession and a systemic mindset.
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Have you ever worked with someone who incessantly whined about how unfair things are, how bad, how wrong or how irrational? When people constantly whine and complain, they inhibit any chance they have for impacting the future. Their managers view them as…
Have you ever worked with someone who incessantly whined about how unfair things are, how bad, how wrong or how irrational?
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We’ve all heard the statistics….although women make up over half the workforce, less than a quarter of them rise to middle management positions.  And fewer than 10% ever claim a seat on their company’s executive committee.   These numbers haven’t changed…
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During the “War on Drugs” within the U.S., several commercials focused on this statement “The mind is a terrible thing to waste.” After being an executive coach for nearly 20 years, I have noticed considerable waste respective to minds, without any drugs…
The mind is a terrible thing to waste. After being an executive coach for nearly 20 years, I have noticed considerable waste respective to minds..
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Transformation today is a popular word within the executive coaching industry.  There are even certifications including one identified as the Transformational Coaching Method. Yet, as is the case with many words, the original meaning gets lost with…
When a transformational process is consistently employed, the change is more likely to be sustainable and will almost naturally evolve to the next level.
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Richard Branson turns 66 this July 18th and to celebrate this I decided to create this infographic which celebrates his professional and private life.  
Richard Branson turns 66 this July 18th and to celebrate this I decided to create this infographic which celebrates his professional and private life.
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One body of work in particular has had a profound impact on my understanding of human consciousness: the writings of Dr. David Hawkins. If you have not yet read Power vs. Force or his follow up book Transcending the Levels of Consciousness, I highly…
One body of work in particular has had a profound impact on my understanding of human consciousness: the writings of Dr. David Hawkins.
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If a business were a sandwich would the true meat of it lie in the middle? Increasingly businesses are realising that the skills of their middle managers can make or break their performance. A raft of recent reports has highlighted how the lack of…
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The coaches I hang out with, those I’m drawn to and swap stories with, typically practice a life I’d consider relatively high in consciousness. I use the term “practice” because, for most of us, living at a higher level of consciousness means mindfully…
The coaches I hang out with typically practice a life I’d consider relatively high in consciousness. Here's what I do to strengthen my mindfulness practice.
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In 1976, the American Psychologist Julian Jaynes published an amazing and intriguing book with an equally amazing title. It was a book that rocked both my world and mind at so many levels, and its implications and applications still echo and reverberate…
In 1976, the American Psychologist Julian Jaynes published an amazing and intriguing book with an equally amazing title. It was a book that rocked both my world and mind at so many levels, and its implications and applications still echo and reverberate to this very day in my life and …
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    Business Coaching
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September 13
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Inspirational executive coach with a global mindset, life changer, harmonica player.
Introduction

I'm an open-minded, non-judgemental, future focused and action oriented coach, whose purpose in life is to empower others so they can live the life they were meant to live.

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Mensa member, served 10 years in the military (Military Police and Air Force), lived in Germany for 10 years, was a General Manager and the first Chartered Business Coach in the world, author of 4 books on coaching.
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Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Worldwide Coaching Magazine
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Executive Coaching
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  • Quest Coaching
    Owner and Executive coach, 2004 - present
  • Worldwide Coaching Magazine
    Publisher and editor in chief of the Worldwide Coaching Magazine, 2013 - present
    Monthly magazine for coaches, available in the App store, Google Play and via print on demand
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Tilburg, Netherlands
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Tilburg - Eindhoven, Breda, Blomberg - Istrup, Noordwijkerhout, Arnhem
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