Martin Victor, Project Partner

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Appreciation results in trust and commitment. read more
Appreciation results in trust and commitment.

These are the most important pre-requisites for lasting success.

What profession would you like to learn now? read more
What profession would you like to learn now?

I would like to be a cabinet maker. Wood is a fantastic material that has taken years to grow, hard yet flexible. I would create modern, beautiful furniture that, contrary to current practice, can be passed down to future generations.

What is your motto? read more
What is your motto?

“There is no good unless you do it”. Careful planning is essential to me in certain situations. However, using your experience to decide how to act in most situations is invariably quicker, more useful and more effective.

What book has had made a lasting impression on you? read more
What book has had made a lasting impression on you?

‘The Kindly Ones’ by Jonathan Littell. A novel about an officer in the Second World War. This book taught me about humility. It is very easy to judge people from the outside. However, life looks very different when you are in a similar situation.

What training has had a profound effect on you? read more
What training has had a profound effect on you?

My training to become a systemic coach pushed me to the limit and gave me courage to go even further. It enhanced my ability to be able to put myself in someone else’s position and activate their abilities.

What do you value most in your friends? read more
What do you value most in your friends?

My friends are unconditionally loyal but will always give me honest feedback if they think I am on the wrong track.

Who would you like to see again? read more
Who would you like to see again?

My grandmother. She was a wonderful person who always loved me no matter what I got up to. There was always a space next to her in front of the television, she always cooked me my favourite food and she could always read my mind if I wanted something special. She taught me the meaning of appreciating someone.

Following a long day’s work, you find yourself in a traffic jam that is going to hold you up for hours - how do you react? read more
Following a long day’s work, you find yourself in a traffic jam that is going to hold you up for hours - how do you react?

Probably annoyed to begin with, but then my pragmatism would kick in. First of all, I would probably make a few necessary, important telephone calls and then I would listen to some lovely music. A cantata by Bach or a concerto grosso by Handel. Then I would forget all about the time.

How do you know when a training is effective? read more
How do you know when a training is effective?

When the participants are so involved in the process that they almost forget the time. When I see that they are engrossed, that they are coming up with all sorts of ideas and that it has really made them think.

What drives you nuts? read more
What drives you nuts?

Definitely unfairness and a lack of appreciation. I would leave no stone unturned to change this.

What journey has left the deepest impression on you? read more
What journey has left the deepest impression on you?

Last year I went to Cambodia. An incredible country with fantastic temples like Angkor Wat. But it was the people I found more incredible. Despite their horrendous past, they have a great deal of confidence and joy for life and were wonderful hosts.