The Language of Leadership and the Power of Listening!

Whatever it is that you want to achieve in life, there is only one thing you need, Curiosity!

Throughout my life I have been curious about the world around me and the people I meet. This has caused me to ask questions. Lots of questions! As a psychologist and verbal communication specialist, I estimate that I have conducted over 18,000 interviews with clients who were looking for clarity. I have learned the art of listening in order to understand them. And what their needs are. What I have also learned is that what people say may not be what they meant!

Jos Frederiks is a real expert in the field of communication, not only the way he uses language but the ability to combine listening and speaking as an art. Partly due to his knowledge and high energy level, he knows how to inspire and motivate the audience again and again. He is always very well prepared with up-to-date knowledge, sharp on the content, very inspiring and a healthy dose of humour.

Jos has become a sought-after public speaker and has built a reputation for helping both individuals and companies change outcomes by communicating better. He encourages people to look in the mirror, and ask questions of themselves. Such as where do you want to go? What do you really want to achieve today? These questions, and many more, are the starting point of every personal conversation or group training. He likes to challenge the status quo.

Possible themes of Jos Frederiks lectures;

  • Life without words. If we were unable to describe the way we think with words, what would our thoughts look like?
  • Becoming a great communicator. Use every conversation or meeting as an opportunity to improve.
  • Healed by Words. You will discover how powerful words can be, chosen in the right direction.
  • Job interviews. There is no excuse for not being properly prepared. What is it exactly that you want to achieve during the interview?
  • Words at home. The ones we love the most, have to suffer. Discover the magic in words how to turn this the other way around.
  • Playing with Words. Time is important, and timing even more! How much fun to have in any conversation.
  • How to use your brain for a change. How you are able to use your brain in the right direction.

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Chris Day


Jos Frederiks was born and raised in Brabant in the Netherlands in an entrepreneurial family. He started his career as a sales manager in business services and worked at a high level in some of the largest international companies. He quickly learnt the value of good communication and how the intelligent use of words can create positive outcomes.  He also discovered that he was a natural coach and was often asked by his colleagues for advice and guidance. This helped him develop the art of listening and a curiosity of the way that people use words so carelessly when they talk. As a result he studied and gained qualifications in psychology and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

In 2005 he took this knowledge and the experience of working with people in the corporate world and started his own consultancy, VidaSense in the Netherlands.