My name is Dirk Plas, and I have a deep passion for life.
My mission is to savor each moment, treating it as a fresh adventure. Meeting people, immersing myself in diverse cultures, and connecting with the natural world all bring me a sense of grounding and joy.
In my mind's eye, I envision a world where individuals no longer fear expressing their true selves, regardless of their sexual orientation or political beliefs. It's a world where everyone can freely share their light and wisdom, where genuine curiosity replaces judgment when people interact.
In this harmonious world, each person has embraced both masculine and feminine energies within themselves and humanity as a whole. This allows them to transcend their egos and act from a place of authenticity.
I consciously embody these masculine and feminine energies, the yin and yang, to nurture authentic leadership in personal, political, and business realms. I also guide leaders in doing the same, fostering a culture where everyone is seen, heard, and valued and where individuals are empowered to stand in their own strength.
I've always sensed that life held more depth and intimacy than what I initially experienced. I believed there was greater value in the small moments, more to discover within my own body, and more to gain from every experience, but I lacked the roadmap to access it.
In 2009, I embarked on the Excellent program at Venwoude, an institute for personal development in the Netherlands. This was followed by a rigorous 3-year Integral Leadership Training program that certified me as an Integral Coach. I've also been involved in leading men's retreats and have continually participated in various training programs and workshops focused on themes like Intimacy, Sexuality, and Personal Leadership. Additionally, I hold certifications as an Authentic Relating facilitator and a Body Psychotherapist (Core Energetics).
Throughout my journey, life, sexuality, and relationships have been my most profound teachers. As I became more transparent with myself, I gained a deeper understanding of my own identity, choices, and connections with others.
I've come to realize that the better I understand myself, the more deliberate and constructive my decisions become, leading to a richer and more fulfilling life in every aspect.