PLEASED TO MEET YOU – my name is Hans van de Rakt

As someone who was born in the year 1960, I’m raised in a time of big changes. Where one was critical about the system, and trying to find new ways to have a meaningful life. With a pragmatic father working in politics, and a mother who studied philosophy, it seems I have the two typical elements of my parents in me.


I worked in several sales and marketing positions, mainly in IT and Media. From junior sales rep. to international Sales & Marketing Manager. After this I lived and worked for seven years on the Island of Aruba (Caribbean) On Aruba I started my first and second companies. Back in The Netherlands I performed a lot of sales, marketing and strategy projects for Dutch and International clients worldwide. With all this working experience and knowledge of psychology I’m now active as life coach.  If you want to know more about my work career, please read my LinkedIn profile.


During my career and in my personal life, I experienced the positive and the downsides. As such my interest in psychology and spirituality was (re) born, and studied more about these topics. The combination of a long working experience and personal development, is a unique combination which I call “Business-Life Wisdom”


In 2019 I started the Business Hippie Club The goal of the BH-Club is to accomplish an individual mind-change, how we look and act about our economic and business system, to accomplish a sustainable society.  

In 2017 I started a social project: shitAWAY. It’s a movement where young coaches help other young professionals who are experiencing mental  “shit” like stress, position in society, loneliness etc.

Also active at two universities as an external examiner(assessor)  for graduation students, and member of a advisory committee at Avans University.

In my free-time I love to make photo-art, playing around with shadow and light. see


I suggest we start to meet life, or via telephone/skype to get acquainted and see what we can do for each other. Please contact me and let’s talk