Welcome! My name is Derk de Geus. I am a musician, writer and co-founder of Paladin Studios, a game development studio. During 14 years as its CEO, the company has grown from two to nearly 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 Executive Chairman.
My journey as a creative entrepreneur and leader forced me to take full ownership of my bullshit and incompetencies. I was only able to do this through deep inner work, mainly through self development, coaching and workshops. This is an ongoing process. I draw inspiration from Western disciplines like Psychology and management theory, to more esoteric practices like Buddhism and Shamanism. I have found most of these practices to be incredibly powerful, especially when combined.
Currently I am active as a musician, public speaker, artist, author, and coach.
My mission is to support creators, entrepeneurs and leaders in leveling up, with a special focus on creativity, dealing with the emotional rollercoaster of business, and doing the inner work required to grow. Life is a spiritual journey, and my goal is to share my stories and provide pragmatic tools and practical wisdom for the Great Creative Journey.
You can find my music and connect with me here: https://bit.ly/ddglinks
See you around!