HOW you say Things

Summary: This article is about the Process Communication Model®. A model based on 6 different types of communication (personality types) within us, that can be used to manage stress, to communicate more effectively with others in harmony as you tune-in to the world of someone else. Voor Nederlands, klik hier. Last week I was on a…

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Be an authentic Engineer!

authentic engineer

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. As an engineer you might just do your job: collect parameters, requirements, make your calculations and consult your client. You just want to do a good job, and this is great. That can be a sign of authenticity. I was at an event last week. A man walked up to me…

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The Benefits of a Follow-up Session

Voor Nederlands, click hier. This week I had a Follow-up session with Francis. We had completed a series of coaching sessions, half a year ago. A Follow-up session is a conversation and is part of the coaching program for all my clients. It is an evaluation of the sustainability of coaching. Of course, I am…

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Feedback Please!

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. “Hey Freek, I have feedback for you!” This I hear this often after an interview, presentation, workshop or training. Some people experience feedback as criticism and shy away it. Feedback is actually a win-win situation. The idea is that both parties move forward. See it as a learning moment and certainly not…

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Engineer like a Motherf#cker

Klik hier voor Nederlands. Recently I was listening to the Tim Ferris show. He was interviewing Cheryl Strayed who explains how to write like a motherf#cker. Despite the foul language, her explanation struck me and applies to engineering as well.   In this article I am giving you Cheryl’s tips (read her column) and my…

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