Hello, thank you for visiting us! We, Peter Henssen and Katja Visser, give MasterClasses in the field of self-leadership. In all our training courses we challenge you on intellect, intuition and interaction. We teach and inspire you to create your personal freedom to be yourself anytime and anywhere and so you know at all times how to use the right combination of your talents and qualities.
If you live who you are, you naturally perform at your maximum, in all circumstances. It is naturally because you are using your talents, your aptitude, what you love to do and which has purpose for you, and maybe more important, for others too. But to be who you are, you have to be free. This is the freedom to act autonomously, knowing that you are responsible for your life and the decisions you make and that you are no longer distracted by expectations from the outside world and what they think you should do. It is the freedom to do what you stand for. This takes however self-leadership.
Wise men, chiefs, leaders, philosophers up to today’s scientists, successful chefs, artists, sportsmen, business leaders know the importance of self-leadership. It is timeless and for anybody. It gives you the freedom to be who you are, using the talents that you love to do and for your and others purpose.
We are born as a free human, but gradually from a young age we seem to lose that freedom. It is taken away from us almost unnoticed. This starts with our education and continues by government systems, religion, education, social media, marriage, the organization we work for, etc. It becomes normal for us to be concerned with what others think of us, how they expect us to act and to do what they want. We are busy with how much we have in our bank account, how big our house is, what we have, how we can get even more and often by doing something we even don’t like that much.
So, if this is where your life is about and what makes you happy, it is fine, enjoy it. But know that times are changing. Climate changes and economical ups and downs or crisises like Corona can turn your life upside down in just one day. You never know what is going to happen so don’t waste your time on things you don’t like in your life.
So now imagine that after a good night’s sleep you wake up and you can do what you want, and you know – whatever happens – that you can cope with every situation that occurs and that you are in control. That is the freedom and power you want.
For us, after we learned the principles of self-leadership and we applied them ourselves, we started to live more consciously and made choices that fit us as humans and how we want to live. This became possible because we regained our true freedom, dared to choose for ourselves and followed our hearts.
It brings us a lot including living at one of the most beautiful places on this earth, at our Phazama Farm in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. This is where we live and from where we work all over the world. We have been inspired by what is possible from using self-leadership and we like to teach and share that with as many others as possible.
you believe that you are responsible for your life and that you can be in control of your personal and / or professional life, but you need inspiration, tools and a plan to achieve this. Everybody has a different background, and some are more fortunate then others but this is no reason to not achieve what you want or to do what you want.
Be welcome if you wish to (re)discover what you can do to create your freedom to take control of your life and if you want to see what else is possible in your life, your relationships and your career.
In short self-leadership is the way of being in charge of your own life. This means to be yourself anytime and anywhere and to be in control of your own destination. Think of your life as creating your favorite dish. You decide how big it will be, which ingredients you use, where you will eat it, who joins and what the atmosphere is like. Great isn’t it?
A number of principles underlie self-leadership, all of which are discussed during the MasterClass:
– Taking responsibility for the choices you make
– The vision of your life, your talent, what you love to do
– The focus and priorities that are needed
– Reliable and meaningful relationships that help you
– Managing expectations
– Using each other’s power
– Staying fit
– Connection with nature, your natural state
Peter Henssen MBA
In my youth I have experienced freedom and learned what it can bring me. But, I lost it somewhere along the way. I started to do what others expected of me and despite a good life there was always the feeling that something was missing. In my work I have always had management positions. Through successes but also failures, I have experienced the impact of leadership on others, the responsibility it entails and how I ultimately became successful and happy in my life. People who inspire me, showed me that personal freedom is their success factor. After all, freedom is an important factor for good and effective leadership. By developing myself, I have regained my freedom and that helps me to be successful. I believe that everyone can learn to do that. That is what I am doing now: teaching others to create their freedom so that from there they can determine the direction for the life they want. After all, everything starts with yourself. NO GUTS, NO FREEDOM.
October 8 (Thursday), 2020
November 12 (Thursday), 2020
The MasterClass takes place at our Phazama Farm (Tsutsubega). Because nature is an important teacher in our training courses, they take place in an open area (if weather conditions allow). We have a beautiful training space on our deck overlooking the floodplain which is now filled with water.
09:00 am: Welcome with tea and coffee
09:30 am: Start of the MasterClass
12:30 pm: Lunch
16:30 pm: Closing
We normally charge P 2250. Costs include training materials, food and beverages. We expect your payment up front.
– If canceled up to one week before the start of the MasterClass, 50% of the total amount will be charged.
-In case of cancellation within a week and on the day that the MasterClass takes place, the total amount will be charged.
How to get to the training location?
Our farm is situated next to the Tshilli Farm in Tsutsubega. It is a 40 minutes drive (4×4 needed) from Maun. We will give you directions but please let us know if you wish us to arrange transport for you (at little extra costs).
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For companies: The MasterClass can also be organized for your staff and customized in order to your wishes.
My life changed in 2006. After several commercial positions in business, I decided to volunteer for six months with children in Peru. After returning to the Netherlands I wanted to change the world. That is why I set up the StartUp4kids foundation in 2009 to offer children leadership programs in developing countries. By teaching them about themselves and social and financial skills, they have the tools to lead an independent life. By following a personal development trajectory and a training to become a trainer and master trainer in the Aflatounprogram that the foundation uses, I found out that giving training courses in personal leadership makes me most happy. The next step followed and I started offering empowerment training to children and refugee women in the Netherlands. But at the end of 2018 my dream came true, together with Peter I emigrated to Botswana to give personal leadership training courses to women, children and managers with my feet in the white sand of Botswana and still occasionally in the Netherlands.
In September of 2019 I took part in the one day MasterClass at an amazing location in Haarzuilens. A peaceful place in nature which is ideal for this training. This MasterClass is very accessible and due to the practical exercises you will make a journey through your life within one day and you will be made aware of what is important to you and you will be guided in what steps you can take to organize your life in such a way that works for you. Peter and Katja are professional and experienced trainers and real experts in the field of personal leadership. Clear, powerful, inspiring, patient and warm. This MasterClass is highly recommended if you want to make authentic choices, so that you will live your best self in every desired area of your life!
Organizer Travels and Events - ConnectingJourneys
In May 2019 I attended the MasterClass. I have experienced this MasterClass as very inspiring. The combination of nature, theory and active practice made it a successful training. Peter and Katja have the capacity to answer the question what self-leadership means to me. By listening carefully and asking the right questions you will be able to give the right answer to yourself after this MasterClass.
Suzanne de Gelder
Office Manager at Visser International, Netherlands
In recent years, Katja has worked as a trainer, volunteer and professional in non-profit organizations in particular. She has set up various projects worldwide with the common goal of developing and educating disadvantaged children and adults to help them develop. She does this in an enthusiastic and professional manner. As a trainer at Leadership2Impact, Katja is ideally skilled to spread her experience and passion in the field of personal leadership and to motivate you to get the best out of yourself. Peter has worked for years in profit and nonprofit organizations in various roles and positions. He gained a great deal of experience in this and brought it together in his Leadership2Impact training program. This training is not only suitable for starting and advanced managers, but also if you want to take control of your own life. Combined themes such as personal leadership, leadership theories and practice in relation to nature make the results of this program sustainable and measurable. Recommended!
Owner Fiform Management Network, Netherlands
I enjoyed your knowledge, passion and being a role model for me. I would certainly recommend the MasterClass to others. The information and exercises were very nice and clear. Since the MasterClass I am working on my goals and I also notice that when there a 'fast prio' I focus again on my set goals. Thank you for your time and attention!
Manager Restaurant Burgerzaken, Netherlands
During the end-of-year interviews I was immediately able to apply what I have learned. What appealed to me most was the interaction between the trainers, the open presentation method, the open discussion and the small group.
Owner/director Kugeko, Netherlands
Peter and Katja took me on a great one-day journey of "Personal Leadership". That one day led to multi-day material for thinking about my own leadership. Standing still and formulating my personal life vision, linking actions to it and living consciously were the most important benefits for me. Peter & Katja have a very pleasant way to get people moving, in an interactive way, with a sense of humour and a lot of respect! Thanks for the (much too short) trip!
Consultant vocational training / Specialist Associate Degree
The training was inspiring in several ways: the trainers, the location, the group. Immediately there was a good and open atmosphere, so we could learn a lot from each other. This certainly has to do with the attitude of the trainers, who managed to create that atmosphere. For me, it was very special to 'stay with the lesson' for a whole day without falling asleep. In terms of content too, nothing but praise.
Marjolein van der Linden
Sidekick for entrepreneurs and owner Office Heroes, Netherlands
I have experienced the MasterClass by Peter and Katja as very pleasant and educational. In a nice atmosphere with excellent catering, Peter and Katja were able to provide the group with very useful information about personal leadership and also to practice with it. Partly due to the interaction with other participants and the relevant insights that the trainers have given me, I have received more tools for my personal leadership that form the basis for the team leadership that I strive for. Thank you very much for this educational day!
Coördinator Education Hogeschool Rotterdam , Netherlands