Who is hosting?

Frans Captijn, host, catalyst, life- & talent coach (talenteer) of the Captijn Insight programs in Thailand


May I introduce myself to you?


My name is Frans Captijn, originally from The Netherlands / Europe. I have lived in Thailand since May 2012 .

After a traffic accident, at the end of 2010, I definitely changed my life, stopped my activities as a CEO, and started to live my calling, my mission.


Because of the 180 degrees change in life, LIVING life now in an intense and much more connected way, I automatically also changed my life style. Actually 'doing nothing' helped me to get rid of 10 kg of weight, I do not need medicines against high blood pressure and I only can remember what stress is. It offers me the feeling of living two lives in one lifetime. Something I am very grateful and thankful for.


For over 30 years I have been active in various management positions and for most of the past 10 years as CEO of a Dutch so-called Safety Region (picture on the right side from June 2010). My work was in the international world of physical safety, emergency response and crisis management. I worked as a regional commander / director of fire-brigade and medical emergency services and on first call as a disaster manager for worldwide interventions of the International Red Cross / Red Crescent.


My education: I have worked as a constructional engineer and architect in the hospitality industry and as Master of Crisis and Disaster Management.


Additionally for more than eight years I have studied and practiced personal development, organizational development and change, life- and talent coaching, acting, meditation and philosophy, throughout the Netherlands, Belgium and Thailand. A still ongoing process with in-depth studies of Buddhist Philosophy, Kundalini Yoga, Tantric work and learning by experiencing. It is part of the foundation and motivation for doing what I do now to give people and organizations (new) flow out of inner strength.


In 2010 my first (Dutch) book "Expedition to personal mastery" was published. Every week I write a blog about what I experience, what excites me in what I am doing, and about my new insights,  not to dictate the "truth" but to share different perspectives on the universal truths. I offer the free opportunity and possibility to grow together by sparking curiosity and the possibility to develop an even greater truth within our collective realities.


It inspires me to help people and organizations discover and experience how valuable they are and to realize what they can achieve with their (latent) inner strengths, talents and inner wisdom: To discover the greater purpose of and in life and business.


With my inspiring approach I create opportunities for so-far undiscovered insights and sustainable solutions to arise from the inside of each individual as part of a collective whole.


A lot of my personal inspiration in being thankful and grateful to have the possibility to live and share my life mission I got of the words of the 8th-century Indian Buddhist monk Santideva:



May I be a guard for those who are protectorless,

A guide for those who journey on the road.

For those who wish to go across the water,

May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge.


May I be an isle for those who yearn for landfall,

And a lamp for those who long for light;

For those who need a resting-place, a bed;

For all who need a help, may I be their servant.


May I be the wishing jewel, the vase of plenty,

A word of power and the supreme healing.

May I be the tree of miracles,

And for every being the abundant cow.


Like the earth and the pervading elements,

Enduring as the sky itself endures.

For boundless multitudes of living beings,

May I be their ground and sustenance.


Thus for every thing that lives,

As far as are the limits of the sky,

May I provide their livelihood and nourishment

Until they pass beyond the bonds of suffering.


- Shantideva


As long as space endures,

As long as there are beings to be found,

May I continue likewise to remain

To drive away the sorrows of the world.


- Shantideva-


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Thank you,




Carlien Captijn, administration and guest relations:

Carlien Captijn, my daughter, started 2015 to do the Captijn Insight administration and guest relations. She is the Captijn Insight contact- & reservation person.


Carlien studied Oriental Languages and Communication (Chinese / Mandarin) at the Maastricht-NL university as well as in Beijing and Dalian in China. She is now living in Perth, Australia.

For her it's a challenge to help me fulfilling my mission and passion and automatically learn more about dealing with engaged guests and Asian culture.