Ey, I’m Hajee - Founder of MANKRACHT a personal development company that has been supporting men in stepping into their fullest potential since 2015.
A former space engineer, I’m a trained Acceptance and Commitment Therapist, certified No More Mr. Nice Guy Coach, and co-teacher in The New Tantra.
I first came across men’s work in 2013. Since then, this path has radically changed my life. So far, this path has helped me navigate a major marriage crisis, become more confident, and find my calling.
Owen Cox, podcast host and digital culture theorist, described me as bringing a fierce, fiery, tantric drum and bass raver energy to the table. When I’m not playing with my son or dating my wife, you can find me kickboxing at the gym, meditating at a Zen Do, or DJing for my friends.
Tibbe is a instructor and facilitator at Bosbeweging.
He takes groups out into nature to teach primitive survival skill. For Tibbe, these skills are a means to strip away the comfort and distraction blocking you from giving your all. It is that quality of going all in, that he wants to evoke by the men in the core group as well.
Before disappearing into the woods he worked several years developing interpersonal communication training-programs as a consultant for companies like ABN AMRO and Utrecht University. Participants describe Tibbe`s style of facilitating as present, authentic and humble. After being mentored by Hajee and a 3-month training with Eli Buren the time is there to bring some of the raw and wild into menswork. Tibbe is a MANKRACHT empowered facilitator and facilitates the MANKRACHT Coregroup on Monday.
Socials & Memequeen
Hi, I am Astrid. I am MANKRACHT's social media manager and memequeen!
Checking in with Hajee weekly and staying tuned to Mankracht's whereabouts, I translate it all into posts on several platforms. Our collaboration stems from a shared communication style: the way I express myself simply corresponds with Mankracht's lingo and vice versa. I am good at catching-the-essence, and as such I work as a graphic- and brainstorm facilitator and as a government consultant.
I read a lot, mostly sci-fi, comics and loads of nerdy non-fiction. The latter category often leading to interesting new insights where I bother MANKRACHT with in turn. I play the drumkit, I am a football goalie, and mum of a awesome teen boy.
Web & Graphics
Hey! I am Richard, many call me Ries.
As a webdeveloper and visuals creator I can combine the binary of coding and technology with the analoque of creativity and filosophy. Creativity, music and humour is what defines me most and keeps me going.
I am married and father of a strong adult son and two young daughters. Living in a house with my wife and girls I can say that I live in a womens world most of the time. Especially since I'm also the coach of a girls soccerteam. So it is a great escape to collaborate with Hajee and MANKRACHT once in a while.
I like to watch the soccergames of my oldest daughter and experience the limitless fantastic energy of my youngest, spend time with my friends and think about the smallest and the biggest in the universe.