Welcome to Windrose Coaching.
Windrose Coaching helps you to find your true North;
and discover insights that make you grow.
A full-circle horizon gives a clear view;
and room for joy, for the wind in your hair,
for reflection and silence: in this way
you learn how to trust your inner compass.

I am Peter Fokkens.
Certified Servant Leadership Coach ánd tallship captain. My time at sea taught me a lot about personal growth, leadership and teams. During my career I have coached managers en teams in a corporate environment as well as in government departments and NGO's.

My love for the sea, together with my philosophical interest, showed me the beautiful symbolism of the four wind directions, which provide great metaphors for coaching. Windrose Coaching is the result. I like to immerse myself in the questions of others and together find important answers. Clients laud my experience, keen questions and quiet, that gives them room to reflect and effectively grow in a safe setting.

As a captain, I have sea legs. That is a feeling many people crave: to know your strength and to feel when it starts to flow. Everybody has such a 'power spot'. I love the challenge to discover that together.

Life Coaching

  • What does development mean for yóu?
  • Do you suffer from stress overload?
  • Do you doubt your career choices?
  • Does your relation need recharging?
  • Are you struggling with conflicts?


  • What can you do to be a good leader?
  • How change from management to leadership?
  • Where can you find new sources of inspiration?
  • How do you use the power of connectiveness?
  • What do you need for your career plan?


  • How do you define team quality?
  • How do you change from taboo to accountability?
  • How can you establish real communication?
  • What can professional autonomy bring to your team?
  • How can you bring talent to bloom?

Life Coaching

Life coaching is all about finding your own power sources. That is a lot more tangible than you might think. It's finding your talent and discovering your added value, but also recognizing restricting thought patterns and acknowledging personal limits.
What are your drives, when do you bloom? Life coaching gives you a better grip on your life and brings your goals near. Coaching is always tailored to the client. At a free intake session we determine together your goals and a number of sessions, based on your budget.


Developing leadership is an iterative process of trial and error. Good leadership adds value to co-workers as well as society as a whole. Good leadership means maintaining a steady course without turning the wheel too much; a combination of drive and inner peace.
Captains of our time meet great challenges in managing complexity and making sustainable choices. That calls for a good balance between cognitive, economic and social intelligence. Windrose Coaching helps to tune your inner compass.


The crew on board of a tallship is a great metaphor for every team, in every organization. Windrose Coaching used that metaphor for a new coaching model, based on the symbolism of the four wind directions. With this model personal qualities and cooperating abilities show fast and clear.
By means of an in-company training, but even more effectively during a trip on a real tallship, Windrose Coaching gives every team the proverbial wind in the sails. The change is setting is inspiring, breaks through restricting patterns and brings new opportunities to light.
A trip with Windrose Coaching strongly appeals to open communication and critical self-reflection. Everybody has the same responsibility for a good result. Team coaching makes you find the role that brings out your talents best.

Windrose Coaching & Windrose Test

The symbolism of the four wind directions and the archetypical roles on a tallship are the means for a coaching method that uses a simple and surprising personality test.

The Windrose Test shows you the wind directions and roles that suit you best.
Are you curious? Take the free test as a prelude to a fruitful coaching session.

Are you interested in just the test? Mail the completed test to us, and for a small fee you will get a personalized explanation of your test results.

Download the Windrose Test

Appointments, Tariffs, Conditions

Every coaching process is tailored to the client. Based on an intake on site we give a detailed estimate for the time and money involved. Complex assignments are executed with more than one coach. For on-board teamtrainings a suitable tallship will be engaged.

Panta Rhei

Windrose Coaching is part of
Panta Rhei
Groeneweg 141
2801ZB Gouda
0031 182 725 735
0031 650 218 695

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