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Simone Heijhoff

SIY Certified Teacher


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Languages Offered

  • Dutch, English


Simone is the Founder of Awake Leaders. She is working internationally with business professionals and entrepreneurs on awakening their inner teacher. She inspires and supports individuals, teams and organizations to live their true potential.

She has a corporate background of 15+ years in commercial, strategic and leadership roles. She is certified in SIY since 2015 and is working successfully with many different clients since, both at location and online. Facilitating public programs and delivering keynotes at any location is also part of what she loves doing. She works with very intimate groups and also large groups.

Simone has studied with many teachers on different continents and always emphasizes that it is really not about knowing everything, but about true embodiment and integration. She is frequently appreciated for her depth, combined with lightness and humor. She is a great facilitator for the business world and just knows how to use the right language and balance between science and creating safe spaces to practice.

She loves working with teams and organizations as we spend so much of our time at work. She finds that mindfulness, emotional intelligence and very practical and effective tools, are truly beneficial in creating healthy and thriving cultures for all the beautiful people forming a company together.

Simone has studied hospitality and holds many different certifications and certificates in subjects having to do with being human, psychology, leadership, communication, facilitating, coaching, public speaking etc.

English & Dutch

**Work with Simone for**
Corporate programs
Public programs
- at location or online

This warm personality started training with Wim Hof (The Iceman) in 2014 to deepen her meditation. She is often found in nature and loves to dip in ice-cold water.