I am Maurice Zondag, Personality Coach and International Speaker.

I help people in finding and creating their own happiness .

“You are the wisest of us two. Only you can decide what makes you happy. All I can do is to help you find the right direction.”

I do that through coaching and training. For more info on personal coaching check the “Getting your shit together in 7 weeks program”.

I also do a lot of international public speaking. I love to be on stage and interact with the audience about finding and creating your happiness. Talking about inspiring subjects like personal development, leadership, happiness and communication so the audience learns about the possibilities they have. In February 2017 I have been speaking at TEDx Targu Mures, Romania, about ‘the 5 sources of happiness’.

I love my acting group in Leiden where I act, direct and write for local theater productions and doing some voice acting at InterVoiceOver.com.

I am a philanthropist in the etymological sense, a self-made man and am on a mission. A mission to give the world all the good I received. To make people happy and fulfilled in their life. To entertain people, make them think and inspire.

You may contact me at any time. Let me see how I can help you.

I send my love to you. You may keep it or pass it on. It’s your choice, like everything is in life.

My services

I generally have two services I can provide.

One on One coaching and

Public Speaking.

Click on the link to find out more about these topics.

I also work as a Business Development Manager at eXtropy. You might want to check that out too.

Last, but certainly not least, I am the chairman and do a lot of acting, directing and writing for my acting group in my hometown Leiden.

If there is anything else you think I can offer you, please do contact me too.


How to be in Control over your own Happiness | Maurice Zondag | TEDxTârguMureș

On February 17th I was invited to the Romanian TEDx conference in TârguMureș to come talk about my methodology: the 5 sources of happiness. You could have read about the trip right here on the blog, where I shared this amazing experience. Been on many stages, the TED stage was still one on my bucket …

About MZ

The summer was hot in 1973. June 19th would become the most important day in my life. At 5.14 pm I came into this world in the peaceful city Zeist, near Utrecht, The Netherlands. The firstborn for my parents Rob and Wil Zondag. 3 years later my brother Michael joined the family and in that same year we moved to the beautiful city of Leiden, right in between Den Haag and Amsterdam, 20 km from the coast of the North sea. We all live there still today, it was a whise move.

Fast forward many years, where I was grown into adulthood and learned my first lessons in life. Don’t follow my dream to be an actor, but be wise and go to school, learn a profession and be good at that. So I did. I studied Marketing and worked in Sales for many years. The theater world was still part of my life since I play for over 18 years at a local theater group where we’d perform in the oldest theater of The Netherlands.

After many years in sales, where I learned all the tricks and traits about communication, NLP, psychology, persuasion, negotiation and so on, I changed career and became a consultant. The commercial side of me alway stayed within me, and working as a consultant made sales even easier. But consultancy brought something else to the table. Helping people, genuine helping them, was something I felt very good about. Teaching people, mentoring, guiding, inspiring them, it all made sense.

So after my divorce, when I came out of that marriage wiser then I got into it, I decided I wanted it all to make more sense. I had all this experience, I read so many books, talked to so many people, my head was filled with a modeled idea, that needed to come out. And so I started to work on the model of the 5 sources of happiness. This was 2015. I wrote a book about one of the sources, love, and more particular about how men learn to seduce a woman, and started the company Modern Samurai. Inspired by the Japanese philosophy and thought process of the ancient Samurai Warrior and the connected Bushido, made me realize the model made sense. People would benefit from it, just like I had in the years after my divorce.

Being the stage addict I was for many years, I started to do more public speaking at events. I made new friends, found new mentors, and went on building my capital of inspiration. I started to teach men how to find and create their own happiness. In real life with one on one coaching sessions, and online with different video training programs within my company Modern Samurai.

And that is what I love doing today. Next to my other job I hold as a business development manager for a consultancy company, I also like to play music and sing, play a couple of games of Tennis during the week and enjoy the social time with my family and friends.

Live life with love. Love the life you live.

Create your own life by the choices you encounter with. Make the decision wisely as you have only one chance. One meeting means one chance. Or as the ancient Samurai called it: Ichi Go Ichi E.

My name is Maurice Zondag and I look forward meeting you someday!


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Granaatplein 46, 2332 LE Leiden, The Netherlands

Call me: +31 6 42 33 52 82