At the Center for Transformational Presence, we are blessed with an incredible community and wonderful people in various countries who have stepped forward to organize and host our work. Yet there is one person that stands out because she supports all of the organizers and hosts in every country – Gabriella van Rooij from the Netherlands.

Gabriella van Rooij of the Seale FoundationGabriella first invited me to teach in the Netherlands in 2006. Soon we will begin our 12th year of working together. Several years ago, Gabriella created the Seale Foundation to support the Transformational Presence work more fully in the Netherlands and Belgium. Soon, however, her support spread around the world. She has supported or assisted in workshops in the Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, Poland, Spain, Costa Rica, the U.S., and coming up in January, the U.K.

For the last eight years, the hosting and organizing of our work in the Netherlands has been shared between the Seale Foundation and Het Eerste Huis, a consulting, training, and presenting organization in the Netherlands. Through their collaboration and support, Transformational Presence has touched the lives of hundreds of people. For that, we are very grateful.

Through a natural process, however, even the best things in life eventually shift, change, and evolve. We are witnessing this on every level of society in many countries around the world, including many countries where Transformational Presence is the most active. At the same time, the Center for Transformational Presence is also experiencing big shifts. Many wonderful things are unfolding, and with that unfolding, there are also transitions.

Just as the Center for Transformational Presence is evolving and in transition, so is Het Eerste Huis. In recent weeks, it has become clear that new horizons are waiting for both Het Eerste Huis and the Center for Transformational Presence as we follow our own paths. It’s now time for us to each find our way on our own as we continue to live into the work that we feel called to do and the gifts that we feel called to share. We thank Thom Schouten and Jos Rovers of Het Eerste Huis for what we have accomplished together, and we wish them the very best as they follow their own endeavors and service.

In the meantime, Gabriella and the Seale Foundation have been taking an increasingly active leadership role in supporting our work. They are now poised to step into an even greater partnership with the Center for Transformational Presence for bringing our work to the world.

Therefore, going forward, all Transformational Presence workshops, trainings, masterclasses, and coaching circles in the Dutch-speaking parts of Europe will be stewarded, organized, and/or hosted by the Seale Foundation.

In addition, the Foundation will continue to support the hosts and organizers of our work around the world. This new level of partnership with Gabriella and the Seale Foundation brings our work in the Netherlands full circle. We are very excited about stepping into this new level of partnership with Gabriella and the Seale Foundation.

For further information on our programs in the Netherlands going forward, please visit the websites of the Center for Transformational Presence and/or the Seale Foundation. You may also contact us via email at or

Though this is a significant transition, to be sure, we look forward to discovering the new possibilities that await us in the months and years ahead. To all of the members of the Transformational Presence community, thank you for being with us and for all you bring to the world. We look forward to our continued journey together.

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