I am TESS and
I lead by HEART
I am Tess.
I am a heartist. I am a leader.
I’ve always been intrigued by human behavior. That’s why I choose to study psychology. Over the past decade I trained and coached almost ten thousand managers, employees, trainees in organizations; corporate, profit and non-profit. Working with all those people I noticed that so many people are not connected to themselves, not in touch with the true leader inside of them. That most people are caught up in their heads. Not in touch with their body and emotions. Not in true connection with each other. I realized that a lot of leadership is based on numbers, on targets, on assumptions, on control, on fear..
I trained and coached almost ten thousand people over the past decade
Over the past decade I trained and coached about ten thousand leaders, managers and employees in organizations; corporate, profit and non-profit. Like ABN Amro, ING Bank, KLM, T-Mobile, Achmea, KPMG, Rituals, and many others like big government and healthcare organizations.
As a trainer and coach I’ve been part of big change projects around sustainable employability within organizations.
I supported people in their (personal) leadership journey, discovering their own leadership style and exploring their impact.
Working with all those leaders I noticed that so many people in this world are not connected to themselves, not in touch with the true leader inside of them.
That most people are caught up in their thoughts. Not in touch with their body and emotions. Not in true connection with each other. I realized that lot of leadership is based on numbers, on targets, on assumptions, on control, on fear.
Then I got to know about the heart
I started studying scientific research about heart intelligence. I learned about the power of this profound and sacred place. When I started connecting more to my own heart intelligence, I started accepting myself more, loving myself more. I discovered how it gave me big insights and the anwers that were just right.
Connecting to my heart gave me the trust to follow my own path and play my bigger game. It taught me how coming from this loving and compassionate place allowed me to be my authentic self. To become a much stronger leader, in every aspect of my life. I discovered how much it is about my being, and not so much about what I’m doing.
When exploring my purpose as a leader in this world, my mission of bringing more heart into the world emerged. And Heart is the manifestation of my mission. With And Heart I’m sharing my personal and professional experiences, my passion, my knowledge and wisdom about heart intelligence linking it to leadership, to support female leaders to dare to lead. Connect to Heart and Lead by Heart.
I am convinced that this world needs a change, the world needs another source of wisdom to lead from. The answer is our heart intelligence. A place of trust, compassion, love, light, truth and courage. It will bring us more trust, more confidence, more creativity, more resilience, and eventually a much greater impact. An impact that will benefit us all. It will benefit ourselves, the people around us, all beings and our planet.
This world needs another source of wisdom to lead from: our heart intelligence
I have my Ms. in Social Psychology. I’m trained by the well known Co-Active Training Institute as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. I am a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). I did the extensively 10-months Co-Active Leadership Program in Spain. I’m trained in Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC). I’m a Therapeutic Yoga Teacher (200hrs). I’m a heart intelligence trainer, certified by the famous Heartmath Institute in California.
All my And Heart work and programs are based on my personal and professional experiences and learnings, heavily influenced by Co-Active Coaching and Leadership models, by the ORSC theories and tools, and the scientific work of the Heartmath Institute.
You are a woman, a woman who wants to make a true difference in your own life and the life of others.
You are a leader, in your organization, as an entrepreneur, or in your community. You definitely want to take the lead in your own life.
You’re ambitious in how you lead your life. You’re longing to find your purpose and bring it into the world. You want to show up as your best and magnificent self. You have a deep desire to be an authentic and compelling leader, inspiring others to show their qualities and talents.
You care about yourself, your personal and your professional development. You care about the people around you. You care about impact and results.
Is this you? Then we are a perfect match.
Sometimes you feel like you’re not showing your full authentic self. Sometimes you feel overwhelmed in all you want to create and achieve.
You believe in the power of your heart.
You feel a longing to connect to your heart, your true essence, and you are ready to step up, to be courageous and take the lead. To play your bigger game. To create big impact, big results.
No matter what.
Is this you? Are you ready to bring more heart into the world? Do you dare to lead?