Leon is the founder of 2Mynds. He has a long history of competitive sports and he was a national champion in Judo and a top ranked junior in tennis in the Netherlands. He did not pursue sports professionally, but became a physical therapist and later decided to make a career in health care research. Leon has two PhDs and has extensive experience in advising complex decisions in drug development. He has taught medical statistics and clinical epidemiology at schools of medicine and pharmacy at a number of universities and is well-known for his work in meta-analysis.
From his early twenties to late thirties he practiced aikido and iaido intensively and lived and worked in Japan for 8 years. Over the years he developed his own method of ‘functional meditation’ and this ultimately led to the development of the 2Mynds system for mind-body training to develop mental fitness. Besides his scientific and personal credentials, Leon is also a certified Life Coach, Meditation Instructor, Stress Management Coach, and Personal Fitness Trainer. Leon is a lifelong learner and he continues to pursue learning as much as teaching.