About Energized.org


We want to support organizations where energy and power empower purpose. These organizations can change the world and make life meaningful.

The way we do that is typically Energized.org: we like to pioneer, we innovate and involve the people in the organization. The coaches are passionate and ensure that the practice is well trained.

Our own organization

Energized.org is a For-Purpose Enterprise, meaning that we extend self-organization in all facets of the organization: the work that has to be done for the purpose (in the Organization), but also the legal structure (in the Company) and the place where we as people interact with each other (in the Association).

for-purpose enterprise

Our purpose: Unlock Power for Purpose

Organizations are often filled with of potential, talent and energy. Self-organization allows everyone in the organization to fully contribute to the purpose (the goal) of the organization. Previously, we worked with the purpose Work. Liberated. But as we looked beyond the work we decided to adjust our purpose. With self-organization, it is much more than just organizing the work. We wrote about our core goal ‘Unlock Power for Purpose’ in this article.

Diederick about our core mission: “When we talk about ‘For-Purpose Organizations’, I would argue that the world doesn’t need more or even better purposes. What is lacking is the power and social technology to execute on those purposes. We’re relying on obsolete social technology (the management hierarchy) that locks power into the hands of the few, and in a way that wastes an enormous amount of energy on things that are not ‘for-purpose’ (politics, ego, perfectionism, profit, ambiguity, etc.).”

We are certified and licensed Holacracy coaches

Organizations, that want to start with Holacracy or want guidance in improving the practice can call on the coaches of Energized.org. All our coaches are officially certified Holacracy Coach and we even have the only Holacracy Trainer in the Netherlands on board.

To be able to support organizations, you as an organization need to have a license. This is provided by HolacracyOne, the organization of Brian Robertson, the inventor of Holacracy.

Energized.org wants to support organizations optimally and that is why we only work with certified coaches and spend a lot of time in the Holacracy eco-system.

Our collaboration with HolacracyOne started years ago when Diederick invited Janse Brian in the Netherlands to talk about Holacracy. Ever since, the Netherlands has become the hub of Europe and we have been able to support over 50 organizations.

Purpose agents: our Energizers

Foto Diederick Janse

Diederick Janse is Holacracy coach and co-author of the Dutch book Getting Teams Done. He was the first to introduce Holacracy to the Netherlands.

About Diederick
Foto Koen Bunders

Koen Bunders is Holacracy coach, an inspired trainer and loves the implementation profession. He also has a lot of interest in personal self-management and is also concerned about the climate.

About Koen
Foto Gabriela Krupa

Gabriela Krupa is Holacracy Coach and works with organizations throughout Europe. She is on a mission to make Poland warm for Holacracy and has already made huge steps.

About Gabriela
Foto hans van Veen

Hans van Veen is a certified Holacracy coach. Hans believes that the capital of an organization lies in the ability to connect and involve people, in the development of business operations and processes.

About Hans
foto Joost Schouten

Joost Schouten is a certified Holacracy coach and also supports people and organizations to organize their work purposefully.

About Joost
foto erik slotboom

Erik Slotboom is Holacracy coach. Previously, he helped many organizations with Agile work processes. Now he knows perfectly how to bridge the gap between agile work processes and holacratic organizational processes.

About Erik
foto Paula Nordhauzen

Paula Nordhauzen fills mainly marketing-related roles at Energized.org and is more and more impressed by the possibilities that self-organization offers.

About Paula
partners van energized.org

Partners with whom we work in the field of team coaching and far-reaching organizational development.


Our story

During his study International Business Administration in Maastricht, Energized.org co-founder Diederick Janse made the steps he ‘was supposed’ to make. But – his ‘heart was not in it’. ‘Grow up’, ‘Put yourself over it’, he thought.
He started the company ‘Realize!’ Immediately after his study with friends. Diederick discovered Holacracy during this time. He invited Brian Robertson, Holacracy inventor and co-founder of HolacracyOne, to a workshop in the Netherlands and his interest began to grow. Ruben Timmerman also believed in this new operating system and went all-in in January 2013, as the first organization in the Netherlands. Diederick guided Springest in the implementation of Holacracy. Successfully. More organizations followed.

In the same period he met Energized.org co-founder Koen Bunders. Koen worked as a project manager and business consultant. Ten years, with great pleasure. One day he realized that efficiency is neutral. “What makes me actually more efficient?” From that moment on, he could no longer motivate himself in the same way.

It started with a will decision. “I cut that job.” A leap into the unknown. Empowering and cool, but also scary. There was room to look into itself. To what he really had to do. Holacracy came on his path and the fire in him went on. Helping organizations work together purpose-driven. It gives him meaning and focus.

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Where we are

We are a team of seven and work together with external facilitators and coaches, who look at the world in the same way as we do. But, Energized.org is bigger than the people in our team.
We are part of a community of people who want to do meaningful work.
We inspire each other, challenge and develop. We want to show that there is a credible alternative to the way in which you organize teams and organizations. Energized is about freeing energy in people, serving the purpose.

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