Jaap founded Elements Expeditions in 2012 because there were no initiatives that were about being in nature and had the right mix of remote locations, skilled facilitators and a no nonsense setup.
Born and raised on the small island Texel in the north of Holland, Jaap spent most of his youth near the ocean and in the dunes. On a daily basis he works with high performers (TEDX speakers, politicians) and clients on (corporate) leadership positions. Jaap is a straightforward psychologist and trusted sparring partner.
"My role within an expedition is simple: together with amazing local guides we facilitate what's happening. We don't need to put in all kinds of exercises, rituals and goals. Nature has enough to offer. We observe, feel, see, hear. That's it. Keeping it this simple, takes a lot of molding and shaping. I love this process, that's why I love putting my effort and energy into Elements Expeditions"
See his Linkedin for his business credentials (and a photo in suit)