Welcome. My name is Derk de Geus.
My journey has many aspects, as I walk on the intersection of Entrepreneurship, Psychology, Arts, Mysticism and Leadership.
On the surface, I am Co-Founder of Paladin Studios, a game development studio. During 14 years as its CEO, the company has grown from two to 60 people, and from zero to multi-million yearly revenues. I have now taken a step back and currently hold the part-time role of Chairman.
Beneath the surface, my journey as entrepreneur forced me to face ALL of my inner shadows, and take full ownership of my bullshit and incompetency. I was only able to do this through deep inner work, mainly through self development, chaoching and workshops. This is an ongoing process. I draw inspiration from Western disciplines like Psychology and management theory, to more esoteric practices like Tantra and Shamanism. I have found most of these practices to be incredibly powerful, especially when combined.
Currently I am active as a public speaker, artist, author, and coach.
My mission is to support entrepeneurs and leaders in dealing with the emotional rollercoaster of leadership. Leadership is a spiritual journey unlike any other, and I provide pragmatic tools and practical wisdom, focusing on the deep inner work instead of external hacks. Inner growth beats revenue growth every single time.
Get in touch if this sounds familiar, or if you feel the need for a more solid foundation to ground you in your life, relationships, and business.