About us

As sport & performance psychologists at Focus like a Pro, we work full-time with professionals in sport and business on optimising focus and performance.

Driven young talents, old grumpies, artistic free riders and determined top managers, we have had them all in our group.
The topic of focus has gripped us from the start and we are impressed every time by the enormous impact that improving focus has on a person's life.


However, improving focus is certainly not always easy. Keeping your attention on the things you really care about is a top-class sport in these times.


Since the start of 2020, we have combined all our knowledge and experience about improving focus into the Focus like a Pro method.

Martijn Ruitenburg

Dr. Martijn Ruitenburg is characterised by infectious enthusiasm and great powers of persuasion. Knowledge and skills are made maximally practical.


10 years of experience as a trainer at the Police Academy, many multinationals and in top sport give him the baggage to adapt every explanation to your situation.


In his spare time Martijn runs in battle against a dreaded tummy and enjoys his family.

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Pepijn Lochtenberg

Pepijn Lochtenberg MSc. has the ability to explain scientific knowledge in a simple and practical way.
Do you want to know the theory behind it? Feel free to ask him :)

Years of experience as a trainer at the Police Academy, many different multinationals, dance academy Codarts and in top sport provide stories full of inspiration.

In his spare time, Pepijn defies his physical constitution with beach volleyball at the highest level.

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CV Martijn Ruitenburg

Martijn has been working full-time as a sports and performance psychologist for 10 years. Over the years, he has specialised in focus and the application of ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy).

The first three years he worked in the employ of ProTask, under the leadership of Rico Schuijers.

Since January 2015, he has been an entrepreneur himself and works for various clients in a wide range of organisations.

For many years he has worked for, among others, the Police Academy, the largest banks in the Netherlands and the youth academy of PEC Zwolle.

Studies

2015-2016

PhD from the University of Amsterdam on research

‘Taking care of hospital physicians – development and implementation of a job-specific workers’ health surveillance’

2009-2012

VSPN® Accreditation – Post Master Program Applied Sports Psychologist

2006-2008

MSc. Human Movement Sciences. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

2002-2006

BSc. Human Movement Sciences. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Recent courses

2019 – 2020

Six-day training RFT by Yvonne Barnes-Holmes

2019 – 2020

ACT Specialization - Seetrue by Gijs Jansen

2018

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – extended training - Seetrue.

2017

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) –
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sic training – Seetrue

In sports, Martijn works with top athletes and young talents, among others at the Centre for Sports & Education in Zwolle.

The highlight of his career as a sports psychologist is working with the Dutch national team at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

In his spare time Martijn runs and enjoys his family.

CV Pepijn Lochtenberg

Pepijn has been working full-time as a sports and performance psychologist for 10 years. Over the years, he has specialised in focus and the application of ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy).

The first three years he worked in the employ of ProTask, under the leadership of Rico Schuijers.

Since January 2015, he has been an entrepreneur himself and works for various clients in a wide range of organisations.

He has been working for the Police Academy, the largest banks in the Netherlands and the Centre for Sports & Education, among others.

Studies

2009-2012

VSPN® Accreditatie – Post Master Program Applied Sport Psychologist

2006-2007

MSc. Human Movement Sciences. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

2003-2006

BSc. Human Movement Sciences. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Recente courses

2019 – 2020

Six-day training RFT by Yvonne Barnes-Holmes

2018 – 2019

ACT Specialization - Seetrue by Gijs Jansen

2017

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) extended training - Seetrue.

2015

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) -
ba
sic training – Seetrue

In sport, Pepijn works with top athletes and young talents, among others at the Centre for Sports & Education in Zwolle.

He is also a teacher at the European Dance Academy Codarts in Rotterdam and a trainer at the Trainer-coach 3 course of the KNWU.

In his spare time, Pepijn challenges his physical constitution with beach volleyball at the highest level in the Eredivisie Beachvolleybal Tour.

Our process

We like to work with professionals who share our values and vision of focus.

To get to know our ideas, we encourage you to read our blogs or follow our free webinar Focus like a Pro.

If you are excited about it and would like personal advice, you can schedule a no-obligation meeting with one of us in our calendar.