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Leadership Is Leading the Brain

Leadership training and workshops based on knowledge of the brain

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We train professionals and leaders in transforming behavior and habits into better and more productive habits and behavior. You feel better and perform better. Less pressure, more results.

All your life, we develop habits, but often, these habits are not so effective for getting the best result or efficiently doing the work. Here, we can think of not handling stress too well, being too emotional, displaying ineffective work behavior, not empowering other people, being easily distracted, keeping several balls in the air.

Personal leadership development

Part of our training focuses on developing better personal habits and behavior. We have habits which make us less productive, that make us procrastinate, we are not all that fit, or we focus on the wrong things. In personal development training, we help you to transform these habits into better habits. Furthermore, we can improve ourselves constantly. We help the participant develop personal leadership. This leadership will help the participant develop behavior that constantly improves personal habits and therefore improves results. 

Leadership development

Leadership has a great impact on the performance of people. Lots of leadership habits even have a negative impact on the performance of the crew/team. Fortunately, it is not that complicated to change these habits. In our leadership training we focus on teaching the participants to become aware of their behavior and its effects on their environment (read: the mindset of the other). Beside this, we teach leaders how to change behavior and we provide them with a leadership skill that is based on optimizing the use of not only their own brain, but also the brain of the other.

De Valk Leadership Company (DVLC) trains and coaches in leadership skills based on knowledge how the brain works. This brain-based leadership gives easy tools and techniques to support the change to become a better leader and to lead people more powerful.


Examples of in-company training are

Training Brain-based leadership
During this training, the participant learns to manage and lead with the knowledge of the working of the brain. Due to brain-based leadership they become experts in empowering people.


Training brain-based coaching
Getting the best out of people means that lots of people have to make a switch in their brain. That is a switch to a mindset of empowerment. In this training, the participants learn to make this switch. From directive to development.


Diversity of personal development training
In our view, it is a must that every employee knows how to manage his own brain. Managing your own brain is the most efficient way of personal growth.


Less pressure, more results.

  • Fit employees and fit managers
  • More time for leadership tasks
  • Better organizational results
  • Employees with ownership
  • Sustainable behavioral change
  • Empowered and engaged employees


Brain-based leadership makes the difference

All companies should have sufficient knowledge of how the brain works and place this knowledge in their strategy. Applying this knowledge makes the difference in results, in dealing with stress, in getting the best out of your people, in ethical leadership, in behavioral change, and so on. This leadership, brain-based leadership, should be the new…
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Don’t take your thoughts so serious

Scientists calculated that an average brain makes 25,000-50,000 thoughts a day. (How many of these thoughts are you aware of?) This amount of thoughts means people have between 1,000 and 2,000 thoughts per hour if we include the night. That’s a lot. The brain automatically and reflectively produces these thoughts. One thought quickly follows the…
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By analysis you can’t change behaviour. But what can you do instead?

The analysing behaviour of managers has a negative influence on the speed of cultural and behavioural change. Managers have the habit of analysing behaviour and emotions frequently. To analyse can be very useful for business aspects. However, when it comes to change in culture and behaviour, analysis is often not effective. Too much analysing of…
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Empowerment: is your brain fit and focused?

Last year during the summer holidays I wasn’t doing anything in particular when it suddenly occurred to me that the titles of all my 3 books have the word “power” in them. The subtitle of my second book reads, roughly translated, “transforming force into power” and the subtitle of my last book “using the unlimited…
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Empowerment: being less directive and less nurturing

During a recent one-on-one evaluation with one of the participants of my brain based coaching training, I was more than pleasantly surprised by a remark one of them made. He said “I have learned that, in a dialogue with a co-worker, “my idea” is not what it is about. My idea is only an idea.…
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Managers, it’s time to sit on your hands

Participants of my leadership trainings are asked to define what they aim to achieve when they put brain-based leadership into practice. One of the things I often hear is that participants expect to be able to “sit on their hands“. Sitting on your hands Sitting on your hands means letting go of control. It means…
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About us

De Valk Leadership Company is based in the Netherlands and founded by Guido de Valk. He is a Medical Doctor /General Practitioner and an experienced manager. He has written two books on brain-based leadership. One of the books is being translated into English at the same time this site is being developed. We hope to publish the book during the last quarter of 2019.
It is De Valk Leadership Company’s mission to improve leadership so we can get the most out of people. Lots of potential is unused, because people are not using the brain well. We are a group of very dedicated and well-trained people who, with great joy and enthusiasm, and on a daily basis, train leaders so they can improve their skills, and all this based on brain-based leadership.

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De Valk Leadership Company

Osdorper Ban 1027
1069GA  Amsterdam
Telephone number: +31206155002