Hey, I'm Thomas van der Molen.

Systemic Self-Leadership Coach, Change Facilitator, Poet

My mission is to help people develop the self-leadership skills they need to effectively initiate and navigate complex personal, relational and organizational change processes for a more conscious, empathic, and sustainable world.

Born and raised in Amsterdam, I am currently based in Rio de Janeiro. Over the past 10 years I have learned and worked in different complex international settings - always with a strong focus on the people, relationship, and process side of things.

I love to see people develop a stronger sense of who they are and what really matters to them from the inside out, grow constructive and empathic relationships with the people around them, and embody the kind of change that they’d like to see in their lives.

For me, you yourself are the most powerful tool to facilitate positive change on a systemic level. Because whatever way you look at it: every act of leadership starts with the self.

In my experience as a teammate, manager, sustainability consultant, process facilitator, and self-leadership coach - it has become increasingly clear for me that: our human ability to deal with complex challenges, create positive change in any area of life, and contribute to a sustainable impact in the world around us, requires an authentic kind of self-leadership that starts with getting clear where you’ve been, where you are now, what really matters to you, where you really want to go or get, and especially how you will be and grow as a human being along the way.

Education & Certificates

What else do I do?

  • one of three co-founders of Sustainable Start, helping startups and incubators to integrate sustainability throughout their business model innovation process from a systemic perspective. Based on my Master thesis, we are developing an testing the Framework for Systemic Business Innovation
  •  a member of HUMANA, a growing "company that works like a network", focused on education, intelligence, communication, and consultancy for sustainability in Brazil

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Our Children
Are Not ours
They are not Us

Our children
Are born Through us
For better And worse

Our Children
Are unique
In every Sense

Our children
Are novelty
Being reborn

Every first step, first word
Every first experience and expression

In every child
There is its Soul
Still Present in the whole

Come years, come time
Come time come space
Hard matter, soft feeling

Our children
Teach thoroughly
Trough Learning

Our children
Carry Light
In each Eye

And for me

Our Children


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