Dare Greatly Coaching | Inspiration


Inspirational Books

Dare Greatly Coaching | The Art of Possibility

The Art of Possibility

  • The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life
  • Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander
  • ISBN 978-0-14-200110-3
Dare Greatly Coaching | The Gifts of Imperfection

The Gifts of Imperfection

  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You Are Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
  • Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.
  • ISBN 978-1-59285-849-1
Dare Greatly Coaching | The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women

The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women

  • The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It
  • Valerie Young, Ed.D.
  • ISBN 978-0-307-45271-9
Dare Greatly Coaching | Crazy Good

Crazy Good

  • Crazy Good: A Book of Choices
  • Steve Chandler
  • ISBN 978-1-60025-034-7
Dare Greatly Coaching | Lean In

Lean In

  • Lean In: Women, Work and The Will to Lead
  • Sheryl Sandberg
  • ISBN 978-0-75354-164-7
Dare Greatly Coaching | Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly

  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Love, Live, Parent, and Lead
  • Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW
  • ISBN 978-1-592-40841-2

Inspirational Talks

Being Vulnerable Makes You Beautiful

There Is No Harder. There Is Just Hard

We Are Extraordinary, Wonderful People

New possibilities

If Only You Had ...

Before I Die I Want To ...

Inspirational Quotes


I love good quotes. I learn from them. They inspire me. They move me. I’ve been collecting good quotes for years.

However, there are two great quotes that always manage to inspire when I am about to do something challenging.

They sum up nicely both the way I try to live my life and the way I work as a coach.


“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”.



Most of us try to avoid mountains, but what is so good about that? Think about it: flat tyres, flat hair, flat returns and – the ultimate – flat lining. Life happens on mountains.

They’re opportunities to prove to yourself that you’re stronger than you ever imagined. If you never attempt the ascent, you’ll never know the thrill of swooshing down the other side

(You can see where the name Dare Greatly Coaching and the tag line “Dare Greatly! Be a Mountain Seeker!” came from? Right?)

Inspirational Music

Dare Greatly Coaching | Nether Lands by Dan Fogelberg

Nether Lands


Once in a vision
I came on some woods
And stood at a fork in the road
My choices were clear
Yet I froze with the fear
Of not knowing which way to go

One road was simple
Acceptance of life
The other road offered sweet peace
When I made my decision
My vision became my release

~Dan Fogelberg, Nether Lands

Beethoven Symph. No. 5, Allegro

“How this wonderful composition, in a climax that climbs on and on, leads the listener imperiously forward into the spirit world of the infinite!… No doubt the whole rushes like an ingenious rhapsody past many a man, but the soul of each thoughtful listener is assuredly stirred, deeply and intimately, by a feeling that is none other than that unutterable portentous longing, and until the final chord—indeed, even in the moments that follow it—he will be powerless to step out of that wondrous spirit realm where grief and joy embrace him in the form of sound….”

~E.T.A. Hoffmann on
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor (source: Wikipedia)

Dare Greatly Coaching | Today I started walking

Today I Started Walking (Dutch)


Ik glim bij wat ik zachtjes
Haast onhoorbaar fluisterend zeg
Waar ik gelopen heb
Is van nu af aan een weg

Vandaag ben ik gaan lopen
Omdat dat is wat ik wou
Ik heb geen idee waarom men zei dat het niet kon
Zeg liever ga maar
Dat is leuk en moet je doen
Want kijk me lachen man
Hier loop ik nou

~Acda en de Munnik, Vandaag Ben Ik Gaan Lopen