A new year. 2018. If you could dream, what are you hoping to accomplish this year?

And if you’re serious about your dreams and your business, why leave it to chance? There are no guarantees in life, but a solid strategy greatly increases your chances of hitting the mark!

Having clarity on your mission makes it much easier to make decisions. Motivation is always near because you know why you do what you do. 

Taking time to learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship creates room for creative thinking and solutions. Like x-ray vision to see clearly.

Developing a solid strategy might not be the sexiest. But it gives you a plan and confidence; gives you focus to go twice as fast. And that’s damn sexy!

Reclaim your time that you spend worrying about this or trying to figure it our yourself by following the Strategy Session. Give yourself this gift to be hosted through this. 

Two fully immersed days where you'll learn about your business, get clarity and will make choices. Maximum of 6 participants.

Upcoming dates: January 18-19, 2018 or January 25-26, 2018.

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For Who

For creative entrepreneurs who work independently or with a partner. In the beginning stages of your business; perhaps having already hired someone.

In the past years participants ranged from: Photographers and film makers, designers and IT-specialists, trainers and coaches, jewellery makers and chefs, painters and change makers.

NB: Feel this is what you need, but you don’t fit the description exactly? This could still be for you. Maybe you’ve been working for yourself longer? Or you’re more of an intrapreneur, causing havoc in your company? Contact me and we’ll see if it’s a match!

Two versions

The journey will take you from your dreams, to formulating a mission and crystallising your goals for the year. We’ll think of your business case, your value proposition and marketing activities. And we’ll break it down into actionable steps, focus and a planning. 

To make it as much of a fit with you as possible, this year, I offer two versions of the Strategy Sessions. For about 75% of the program, both make the same journey. But the time we’ll take to visit each stop is different. 

Version 1: MISSION

This one has extra focus on your developing your mission and your goals for the year. We'll spend extra time on designing your compelling future and will dive into why you do what you do.

This is for you when your main questions is WHY and WHERETO. This is the one on 18-19 January.


This one has extra focus on building the right business structure. We'll spend time on the business fundamentals (finance, pricing and marketing). And we'll take more time designing the right structure so that everything you do is aligned to help you reach your goals.

This is for you when you want to clarify your WHY and your goals but it's with the HOW where you want the most help. This is the one on 25-26 January.

So, think of what question is most alive in you and sign up for the one that fits best.

How we’ll work

In this training, I'll use all the models, live-hacks and techniques that I've collected and adapted over the years. It'll be an eclectic mix of approaches.

From high energy games, to slowing down to reflect.

From brainstorming, to decision making.

From teaches on theory, to you finding our what is true for you.

From learning individually, to helping each other.

It’s you and a maximum and 5 other entrepreneurs. I like working in such a small group so I’ll have the space to really work with each of you.

Why believe me?

I’ve been organising workshops and my own trainings for the last 6 years. In the last 3 years, I’ve helped over 40 entrepreneurs in 6 of these strategy sessions. 

Every time I organise it, I overhaul the program to improve upon the previous edition. I add my current thinking on entrepreneurship and what I’ve discovered to be most useful in helping entrepreneurs plan for their year.

Check out some of the testimonials previous participants left below.


I like to work on a "pay as you feel" basis. For each of you, the session will have a different value. So, after the training, you yourself are the one who determines what it was worth it to you. Hard to go wrong there.

This, of course, can be strange and difficult. So, I’ve come up with three rules. 

1) The range of the price is €125-€250 (excl. VAT). I’ll send you an invoice afterward.

2) You place your number on that line based on a) How much value it has brought you and b) How much you can miss.

3) Other than that, you’ve got complete freedom to come up with the number. No judgement. Honestly.

Practical Information

When: January 18-19, 2018 (alternatively on January 25-26, 2018).
Time: Two days from 9:30 to 16:30.
Where: De Stadstuin, Europalaan 20, Utrecht.
Availability: I've limited the session to 6 people max. 
Price: Pay-as-you-feel between €125-€250 (excl. VAT).
Language: English. Or Dutch when we all speak it.

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In de strategiesessie van Tijmen kwam ik tot de kern van mijn vraagstuk: “Waar wordt ik gelukkig van en hoe kan ik dat beter toepassen in mijn leven én werk”. Ik leerde hoe ik dit kan transformeren naar oplossingen om dat ook daadwerkelijk beter toe te passen. Het heeft mij waardevolle handvatten gegeven die ik ook later nog kan gebruiken.
— Wendy Grootscholten - Studio Playground
De strategiesessie met Tijmen heeft me gedwongen te gaan zitten en na te denken over 2016 en wat ik wil bereiken. Zeker als zzp’er schiet dat er soms bij in omdat het makkelijk is om meegesleept te worden in de dagelijkse dingen en het korte termijn denken. Deze training kan ik aanraden voor elke zzp’er die wilt groeien maar moeite heeft daar naartoe te plannen.
— Jeroen Berends - Photography and Film
I only noticed how much impact the session had on me when I just HAD to get a beer with friend after the first day. Just to have an outlet for all the ideas and feelings that awoke. I came for more structure to reach my goals. But that first day opened up so much and put my ideas and feelings in motion. This led that I could look openly at myself and dared re-evaluate my priorities.

How? By the exercises that were given, by the open atmosphere with the other participants and the powerful questions Tijmen asked. This year isn’t over yet, but I can already say that 2015 has been a success in many areas. Especially in the areas that I (re)discovered were important to me. Thanks again!
— Gary Sheikkariem