Jaap Duin | Psychologist. Lifecoach.2022-05-05T14:17:58+00:00
Jaap Duin - Psycholoog, LifeCoach Amsterdam



Hello. I’m Jaap.

As a psychologist and lifecoach I help you on your way to less hassle, better health and more joy.
My clients are mainly ambitious professionals, athletes and entrepreneurs. Besides that I organize unplugging expeditions into raw nature.

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Hello. I’m Jaap.

As a psychologist and lifecoach I help you on your way to less hassle, better health and more joy.
My clients are mainly ambitious professionals, athletes and entrepreneurs. Besides that I organize unplugging expeditions into raw nature.

What are you looking for?

Maybe you came here because you want to move forward in your life.

You’ve come to a standstill.

Or maybe your career’s going so fast that you’re worried about whether you can keep up this pace.

You feel your energy draining away, there’s so much going on in your head, you can’t focus, and you feel like you’re not giving the most important relationships in your life the attention they deserve.

Although your body is sending you signals (stress, poor concentration, not sleeping well, snapping at your employees, coworkers or partner), you’re not listening enough to these signals.

Or maybe you’re finding yourself stuck on a plateau that you want to move up from, but you’re not sure how. You want to grow.

You’ve got a lot on your plate and it’s your responsibility stay focused on your goals, keep your head clear and your body running smoothly. That’s no easy feat.

I’ve talked to a lot hard-working professionals like you, and good chance that, just like them, you’re plodding along on your own. You’re not asking for enough help (or any help) from the people who can really help you get to where you need to be.

I listen closely to what you are saying, get to the feelings behind the words, and show you what I see.

This way I help you to make the step forward that you haven’t been able to make yourself yet.

For over twelve years, I’ve been helping clients who need to get things done in the face of the highest expectations: professional athletes, politicians, speakers, business leaders, thought leaders. Some have 200 people under them; others work alone.

My approach is no-nonsense and without psychobabble.

Which, of course, doesn’t mean that we won’t talk about deeper feelings. 🙂


You’re a successful professional, but where are you as a person?

About Jaap

Jaap is a clear thinker and feeler. He was open to my approach and was at the same time able to give sound advice.

Tijl Koenderink (Director, School of Understanding)

Jaap coached me in my preparation towards TEDxUtrecht. This was a very inspiring and constructive experience. He knows how to give expert feedback and focused advice, and still make it fun.

Dr. Reint Jan Renes (Lecturer in Behavioral Science, University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht)

Jaap sat us down in a safe setting and knew exactly what patterns my business partner and I had to break out of. He laid it out straight, no nonsense, and got right to the heart of the matter, so now we understand each other – and ourselves – a lot better.

Niek Karsmakers (Founder of Aim for The Moon, corporate startup studio)


When you come to me for coaching, what are you going to get?

Firstly, space.

So you can think, and feel, clearly again.

From that newfound space in mind and body, we start taking steps. Steps away from the noise, the nonsense, the immature relationships and the energydrains. And towards more love, strength, focus and freedom.

You grow.

As a human being – and thus growing as a professional.

This process isn’t about using some trick or learning some secret. It’s just putting more of yourself into being who you are, what you feel, and where you want to be.

What does a coaching process look like?

We don’t work by the hour, but within a programma, tailored to your needs. Normally, we’ll meet once every two weeks, and I’ll be available to you by phone the rest of the time.

That said, depending on your needs,  I may call upon other professionals to supplement my sessions. These might be massage therapists, mediators, family constellation experts, martial artists, breathing specialists. Whatever it takes to get to the sharp insights and visible results.

The investment varies per programma and is between 5,000 and 20,000 euros. During our phonecall I can tell you more about the conditions and we’ll have a look at what suits you best.


6 days. No phones. No camera’s.

Join my unplugging expeditions into raw nature.

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I understand how valuable your time is.

That’s why I like to start with a phone call. So we ‘ll get a sense of whether my approach will be right for you, or whether a better choice might be referring you to someone else.

You get a chance to hear my voice and ask questions. Absolutely free and with no obligation. After that, you can take all the time you want to let it sink in. Of course, everything you tell me, from the very first call, will be treated as strictly confidential.