"Stress less, achieve more!"

- Michiel Hengst, well-being consultant, trainer & coach

Hi there, my name is Michiel. I’m the founder of Joseph Waiden and work as a well-being consultant, trainer and coach.

As a young professional and entrepreneur, I’m all too familiar with the struggle and hustle of working life. Oddly enough, during college and previous jobs I was never taught how to identify stress, let alone deal with it. So, I made it my mission to become an expert in this field and teach exactly that: how to stress less and achieve more.


Do you want to learn more about me, then keep on reading.

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my mission

My mission is to help organisations and professionals harness the power of personal well-being to achieve professional success.

My vision

My vision is to create a world in which professional success is the result of personal well-being, not the number one cause of chronic stress and burnout.

what drives me

My passion for entrepreneurship, personal development and helping people are the heart of everything I do. That is why I am so excited about working together with other professionals, entrepreneurs and organisations on how they can use well-being to achieve their goals.

Both professionals and organisations often overlook the significance of well-being, despite its major impact on daily business operations. By identifying and addressing issues related to well-being and stress, you can boost individual performance and morale, as well as create a positive shift in company culture.

It all boils down to this: people who feel good perform better. So if you want to achieve excellence, enable yourself (and your employees) to excel!

"The first step to improving well-being is cultivating self-awareness. Being able to identify and overcome self-imposed limitations enables you to (re)take control and keep moving towards your goals."

my core values
Your partner in well-being

I’m dedicated to building meaningful partnerships and turning your well-being challenges into win-win situations.

Delivering impactful results

Creating short & long-term value is at the core of my business. That is why my services are tailored to your specific needs.

Growing faster together

Enabling people to be great, so that together they achieve greatness. That’s the power of personal well-being in the workplace.

Making profit through positive change

Helping you improve personal well-being in your own life or your organisation, so that you can take care of your professional success.

my background

Since a young age I have been intrigued by the mind and its ability to shape reality. In search of answers, I went to university to study Philosophy, specialising in ethics and philosophy of mind.

During this time I struggled with the stress of balancing my studies, work and personal life. I noticed the negative impact stress had on my mental health and realised I needed to take action. Whenever I had time (and energy), I researched personal development and explored different philosophical, psychological, and spiritual pursuits.

One of the main things I learned from diving into the world of personal development is that all change starts with self-awareness. But self-awareness is not enough. I found that out the hard way when I started a coaching business at 23. I was young, naive and hungry for making a difference in the world. Although I had life experience and the knowledge and tools to help others, I lacked the skills to turn my own personal growth into professional success.

Once I understood the impact of personal well-being on performance, my vision shifted. What started as a personal journey to enable myself to achieve more became a study in how people can utilise personal well-being to achieve professional success. Not just for individuals, but for organisations as well.

Organisations get results through employees. And when employees thrive, so will the organisation. It is this business philosophy that inspired me to create Joseph Waiden. drives me as a well-being consultant and trainer.

work with me

As a well-being consultant, trainer and coach, I am dedicated to helping you improve well-being for yourself or your organisation.

My academic background in Philosophy and training in stress management, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Neurolinguistic Programming – combined with my personal experience with mental health and stress as a young professional and entrepreneur – gives me the necessary knowledge, skills, and techniques to help you create an effective and impactful well-being strategy for yourself and/or your organisation.

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Michiel Hengst

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Once I understood the impact of personal well-being on performance, my vision shifted. What started as a personal journey to enable myself to achieve more became a study in how people can utilise personal well-being to achieve professional success. Not just for individuals, but for organisations as well.

Organisations get results through employees. And when employees thrive, so will the organisation. It is this business philosophy that inspired me to create Joseph Waiden. drives me as a well-being consultant and trainer.

Work with me

As a well-being consultant, trainer and coach, I am dedicated to helping you improve well-being for yourself or your organisation.

My academic background in Philosophy and training in stress management, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Neurolinguistic Programming – combined with my personal experience with mental health and stress as a young professional and entrepreneur – gives me the necessary knowledge, skills, and techniques to help you create an effective and impactful well-being strategy for yourself and/or your organisation.

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