Hi, I’m Tom Koninckx. I’m a transformational coach who works both on the individual and the collective. I thrive when I can work with people who are passionate about and determined to have a conscious and positive impact in this world.
In 2014 I was the director in an international digital media company, heading the R&D department, worked with big names in the corporate Industry like P&G, Nestlé, Renault, … with a diversity of stakeholders and experts. Back then already, my mission was to think out-of-the-box, bringing teams to the next level, blending technology and marketing, managing complex projects. I could travel extensively, I was making a good salary, which gave me a lot of freedom. Yet I felt unfulfilled and my soul was yearning. Was this it? Although I already had a spiritual practice for more than 10 years, the divide I had within myself became clear. I did feel stuck in my golden cage. I had to cut through this illusion.
I left on a sabbatical to travel the world. I would explore different wisdom traditions in Asia and Latin-America. I immersed myself in buddhism, advaita and shamanism. When I came back it was clear to me that I could not pursue my career like this anymore. It was at that time that I got inspired by the book Reinventing Organisations from Frederic Laloux. He explained how organisations can thrive as living systems. This immediately resonated with my core. Before I could go here I had to embark first on a deeper inner quest: drop into my essence, letting go of old masks, embrace the unknown, find and nurture my own wholeness. I surrendered to an intense period of self-discovery and deep change to find greater purpose, deeper happiness and fulfillment in my life. I discovered new important keys for transformation.
I got in contact with my purpose again. And I started to be at service. I opened my heart. Old wounds would heal, relationships would transform, communities would thrive.
“When setting out on a journey, do not seek advice from those who have never left home”. Rumi
Luckily I did keep my project management skills, my out-of-the box thinking and my ability to deal with complexity and diversity. But I added more soul to them, I topped them with advanced coaching and facilitation skills, collective intelligence and community building skills. A milestone in my personal camino was the work on masculinity through the Mankind Project that supports men in leading lives of integrity, authenticity, and service. And one of my specialties when I work with collectives became the ability to hold space for what wants to emerge.
I believe in a mindset of abundance and in collective solutions. I love tapping into diversity, diving into essence and exploring together what it means to be human. It is easier to grow and sustain practices in a space of connection and presence. I’m here to help individuals and collectives to thrive.
Are you ready to walk your camino?
Ultreia!’ is a greeting between pilgrims on the camino, encouraging to keep going, heading onwards and reaching ‘beyond’.
We are all spiritual beings having a human experience. Unfortunately we are often caught in a complex set of conditioned reactions, fears, and beliefs, which are not our true self. Our essence is waiting for the opportunity to reveal itself. My aim is to get you of that box you are stuck in and help you become more you.
Your own self realization is the greatest service you can render to the world.” Ramana Maharsi
I have this vision of what could be possible if we could unlock our untapped potential and learn to live in community and abundance. This does not mean material abundance, but the abundance of diversity and human connection. Each time we manage to look beyond the surface and differences that seem to separate us, we can find an entirely new level of common humanity. Together we would explore what makes us human, walking with presence and integrity, making the invisible visible and connecting what is not connected as we advance on our path.
There are no silver bullets and each journey is unique. I developed a toolkit which is a blend of the best personal transformation tools out there. I meet individuals and collectives where they are and walk with them.
This complex, inclusive and effective methodology aims to have direct, meaningful and lasting impact on the development of others. Through this work people do not commit only to their own growth but they also influence their direct environment and become part of a new system paradigm. When a client becomes able to take more perspectives, create solutions to complex problems, bring more wisdom and deep care to others and be more effective in their personal life mission, the greater rippling effect this work gets to have within the systems and organizations they thrive within. Be the change you want to see in the world, Ghandi told us.
- Certified Integral Professional Coach™ (only program that surpasses Masters Level International Coach Federation requirements), Ottawa, Canada, 2017 – 2019
- Art of Hosting, Art of Hosting , Budapest, Hungary, 2017
- SALT training, Community Life Competence, Brussels, Belgium, 2016
- U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society and Self, Theory U, Brussels, Belgium, 2016
- Mankind Initiation, Mankind Project, Dublin, Ireland, 2016
- Transformational presence and leadership, The Center for Transformational Presence, Brussels, Belgium, 2015
- Commercial Engineer, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 1997