I’m Robbert Jan and you can call me Robbert or RJ. I was born in The Netherlands and grew up and lived as an expat in various countries around the world since I was 1 ½.
I have lived, studied, and volunteered all over Europe, the United States, Canada, and Asia and traveled a lot. Therefore I am familiar with an expat as well as nomadic lifestyle and can therefore relate to you.
Early Wake Up Call
I was 16 years old when something happened and I realized there is more then we understand and I started to ask questions about life.
Starting the Rat Race
After working in a number of unfulfilling jobs throughout my 20’s, I felt there was more to life than being in a rat race and wanted to experience life on my own terms. 8 years after my tour of duty for the United Nations in former Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR) I finally made the change in that direction.
Realizing that nothing was going to change unless I would change myself, I made the decision to quit my corporate job with KLM Airlines, end my failing relationship and started travelling again.
Volunteer in Sikkim, India
My first journey took me to India where I volunteered in a School for the most impoverished children in Sikkim, on the foothills of the Himalayas. This place helped me to go inwards and expand my horizons and gave me the unique opportunity to study yoga and meditation in-depth and develop a mindful lifestyle.
Living and studying in The Netherlands, Belgium and USA
After my time in India I went to California to further my studies in human health and took classes in psychology, hypnotherapy and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) at different institutes in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In order to be able to keep on travelling and living a nomadic lifestyle, I was eager to find a way to work as a location independent coach and make a career of my newly discovered passion for human behavior. This led me to become an Expatriate and Digital Nomad Counselor.
Expatriate Counseling and Expat Nomad Life Coaching
Due to my personal experiences as an Expat and Digital Nomad I was able to help and consult many people who wanted to manifest such a lifestyle already. I am absolutely happy and grateful for each and every person I was allowed to work with and able to help.
My online practice allows me to maintain my personal nomadic lifestyle while helping others. As an expert Expat and Digital Nomad Life counselor I bring over 15 years of coaching experiences and can confidently say that I will be able to make your life better!
Midlife Crisis? – Waking up again!
Having been lured into the rat race again in Bangkok, Thailand and working for a start-up clinic I learned many lessons. One of them, that I needed to leave the rat race and unplug from the matrix again and focus on helping others do the same. These lessons have brought me to changing from Expatriate Counseling to Conscious Living Coaching.
Some of my qualifications are:
- NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner (studied under Carl Buchheit Ph.D. at NLP Marin, California, U.S.A.)
- NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner (BGL, Hoofddorp, Netherlands)
- Spirituality and NLP, Arcturus, (studied under Eric Schneider, Kessel, Belgium)
- Hypnotherapy (Studied under Randal Churchill at Hypnotherapy Training Institute, California, U.S.A)