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

Let’s introduce myself so you know who you are dealing with. 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. Back then this resulted in the Hippie movement. The typical ideas of this movement: Peace & Love & Happiness, I now use in my own developed HIPPIE Philosophy.


I’ve been working in several sales and marketing positons in IT and Media. Started as a junior sales rep. and later as Sales & Marketing Manager for small and large companies, in The Netherlands and Belgium. After this I lived and worked for seven years on the Island of Aruba (Caribbean) On Aruba I started my first company and now active with my fifth enterprise. In the meantime I performed a lot of projects for Dutch and International clients worldwide. I experienced a lot of ups and downs, and as such build some Business-Life wisdom.  If you want to know about my work career, please read my LinkedIn profile.


As mentioned my coaching is based on the HIPPIE Philosophy. This results in my typical approach:

  • Critical about present situations. not accepting as it is, always searching for alternatives
  • We are part of a bigger system, where we look beyond our personal gains, and investigate how we influence each other
  • People are not only homo-economicus (rational) but also authentic human beings where a big part of our decisions will take place in our unconscious mind.


In November 2017, I started a social project: shitAWAY. It’s a movement where young coaches help other young professionals who are experiencing mental  “shit”

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 www.120660art.nl


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