Empowering You to Master Life’s Demands: Where Science Meets Soul

Welcome to a space where individuals find their balance, reclaim their time, and rediscover their true selves. With a unique blend of scientific rigor and compassionate coaching, I’m here to guide you through your life’s demands. Ready to elevate your life and career? You’re in the right place.

From Italy to The Netherlands: A Journey of Discovery

My story begins in Italy, where I was captivated by the wonders of science from a young age. A European exchange program (Erasmus) during my university years took me to The Netherlands, a move that would shape my life and career in ways I never imagined. Initially drawn toward becoming a surgeon, I found my true calling in chemistry, earning both a Ph.D. and a post-doctoral degree in chemistry and material science.

“Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant, and to face the challenge of change.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

The Turning Point: to Balance

Despite my love for science and fitness, in 2018-2019, I faced a personal and professional reckoning. Despite a successful career in science, I was neglecting my own well-being, leading to burnout and a host of health issues. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic was the catalyst I needed to make a change. My wife and I took a hard look at our lives and made a pact: it was time to prioritize our health. We overhauled our nutrition and embraced a consistent exercise routine, and the transformation was profound. Not only did we lose significant weight and regain our vitality, but we also became a source of inspiration for those around us, igniting my passion to guide others on their wellness journeys.

A Chemist in the Corporate World: Lessons in Leadership and Teamwork

With over 15 years in the corporate world, I’ve navigated the highs and lows that come with a demanding career. While I honed invaluable skills in leadership and teamwork, I also faced the darker side of professional life: burnout and a lack of fulfillment. This experience gave me a unique perspective on the challenges high-achieving professionals face, especially when it comes to balancing demanding careers with personal well-being. It was a wake-up call that led me to reevaluate my priorities, teaching me the importance of a balanced life and setting the stage for my next chapter.

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” – Marie Curie

From Guidance to Giving Back: My Coaching Philosophy

My own transformative experience with a coach was nothing short of a revelation. It wasn’t just about navigating life’s challenges; it was about making lasting, positive changes that impacted every facet of my life. This experience ignited a deep-seated passion within me to offer the same level of support and guidance to others. Coaching for me isn’t just a job or a title; it’s a mission that defines who I am. It’s about empowering individuals to overcome obstacles, achieve their wellness goals, and find a fulfilling work-life balance. This commitment to coaching goes beyond professional status; it’s become a defining aspect of my life and a mission to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

“As I reflect on my journey from a corporate chemist to a life transformation and health coach, I am grateful for the experiences, challenges, and choices that have shaped me into the person I am today. Each step along the way has brought me closer to reinventing myself and finding my true purpose.”

Beyond Coaching: Passions that Fuel My Creativity and Balance

When I’m not coaching, I’m capturing the beauty of nature through my lens, practicing sports, enjoying a movie at the cinema, or dancing salsa with my wife. These hobbies aren’t just pastimes; they’re extensions of my philosophy on well-being and balance.

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So, you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” ― Steve Jobs

Get to Know me: Five Fun and Curious Facts

  • Multilingual Family: Our home is a linguistic melting pot. Collectively we speak a total of seven languages.
  • Kitchen Scientist: Even as a six-year-old, I was fascinated by the complexities of the human body, watching open-heart surgeries on TV! While this early fascination scared my mother out of the kitchen, it fueled my curiosity and love for science.
  • Photographer with a Column: In addition to my coaching work, I’m also an accomplished photographer. I collaborate with NIKON NEDERLAND, sharing my passion for photography through workshops.
  • Salsa Coach: My wife and I run a small salsa school in Breda, adding another layer to our shared life journey. Salsa dance not only brought us together but also taught me the transformative power of movement and self-expression.
  • From Test Tubes to Taekwondo: I dedicated 13 years to Taekwondo, a discipline that taught me the link between nutrition and physical performance.

Your Guide to Holistic Well-Being and Professional Excellence

Blending my roles as an Executive Health Coach and Nutrition Specialist, I offer tailored transformation coaching. With over 15 years of corporate experience and a Ph.D. in chemistry, I’m uniquely positioned to guide high achievers toward holistic well-being and professional excellence.

Education as a Lifelong Journey: The Growth Mindset

I believe that learning is a lifelong journey that goes beyond formal education. My commitment to continuous learning ensures that I offer my clients the most up-to-date and effective support.

Ph.D. in Chemistry

Post-doctoral in Chemistry and Material Science

Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Certified Nutrition Coach

Accredited by the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching (NBC-HWC)

Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Accredited by Beroepsvereniging Leefstijlcoaches Nederland (BLCN)

Certified Personal Trainer

Specialist in Sports Nutrition

Specialist in Strength and Conditioning

EREPS Professional, European Register of Exercise Professionals