Do you feel that something is calling you?
As if you hear a voice, a whisper…
that is calling you forward into a greater life.
A life that feels more like your own.

You bump against the walls of knowing and feeling,
that what you are engaged in right now, is not your true calling.

You long for YOUR answers to the burning question:
What do I do with this wild and precious human life?


The answers are hidden within,
deep within your soul.
Waiting to be discovered…

How can Purpose Guiding help you with that?
As a Purpose Guide, I walk with you through the Purpose Discovery Program. That is a 3 to 6 months journey to help you make the transition from a life ‘stuck’ in habitual and conditioned patterning towards a life lived in response to (and as an expression of) your deepest calling.

Through our work together you will clarify and engage with the (unconscious) ways you limit yourself. This is how you create inner space to listen to, attune to and make the first steps to live from your soul’s true intent and your natural, indigenous place. 

That is the place waiting for you to be discovered. It can feel as a home-coming, as the place you were born to take in life. Living from there is your deepest joy meeting those specific needs of the world that you are destined to contribute to.

The unique combination of practices, like wild nature wanders, guided inquiry and deep imagination, movement and dance, creative expression, dream work and being in heart-centered community supports you to move into a felt relationship with Soul and the natural world, the Earth.

You learn to open and use your organs of perception that are imaginative, in such a way that you can perceive, relate to and listen to the inner images and guidance of your Soul and the Earth. This helps you to discover the unique thread of your soul’s dreaming for your life.

You will get tools to make it practical, to integrate and embody what you discover – so that you can move deeper and deeper into that one wild and precious human life, that you can truly call your own. 

When we move in a direction that touches our heart, we add to the momentum of deeper purpose that makes us feel more alive. A great story and a satisfying life share a vital element: a compelling plot that moves toward meaningful goals, where what is at stake is far larger than our personal gains and losses. – Joanna Macy

Discover Your Unique Calling –
through the nature & soul -based purpose discovery process

1:1 sessions/programs and group-programs available on request
* Program in Dutch available on request

Discover your unique calling is the main intensive program with twelve 1:1 meetings, twelve in depth purpose discovery modules, weekly assignments and access to a wide range of guided soul-encounter meditations and creative explorations. The program builds up towards the Soul Quest weekend in wild nature and helps you to integrate your experiences and insights afterwards. This program is temporarily being offered for a discounted sliding-scale, because Rick intents to experimentally bring into practice what he learns during his second training in Advanced Purpose Guiding, with lead-teacher Jonathan Gustin and guest-teachers like Thomas Moore, Michael Meade, Orland Bishop, Charles Eisenstein, Pat McCabe and Bill Plotkin

Purpose Guiding is activism


As we know, we are facing very challenging and unprecedented times and circumstances. We are all increasingly affected by the impact of climate change and the covid pandemic. The uncertainty forces us to reflect on our lives and how we are living it. Elder and Deep Ecology / Buddhism scholar Joanna Macy calls these times an opportunity for ‘The Great Turning‘, which signifies the much needed change from a life-destroying industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization. This is a transition of an evolutionary scale, where we are all needed in our true potential fulfilling our natural, by life given, purpose. 

Each of us is being called, in unique ways to find our own unique ecological niche (soul), that place one was born to take and occupy within the web of life. What would the world look like when more and more people discover and walk their paths aligned with their deepest calling? We have the potential to be a vessel for the Earth herself to act through us. That is the activism of our times, that Purpose Guiding contributes to.

What Others Are Saying About Working With Rick

Rick is an incredibly gifted, heart-centered and intuitive guide who has been called to serve the transformation of the collective towards higher consciousness. He holds space with the greatest of care and integrity. Listening deeply through the open and empathic space of heart wisdom, Rick draws on imagery, memory and the indigenous wisdom of soul to offer his people perspectives into a wider lens through which to view their journey towards embodying their wholeness.I first met Rick when he was a student at Purpose Guides Institute (PGI). Right away I sensed an intentional commitment to show up fully and authentically. Upon graduation, Rick stayed on as an intern at PGI and joined me as a mentor in training in holding the journey of a new group of students seeking to understand their purpose through connection to soul. As an apprentice to soul, Rick has devoted himself to residing in the modalities that are true to his own soul journey. He brings to his work a wealth of knowledge of how to engage with soul imagery through the use of music, movement, visualizations and creative expression, which he offers with joy and gratitude.

Frieda Nixdorf

Former Faculty and Staff Mentor at Purpose Guides Institute, Work That Reconnects Facilitator and Adjunct Faculty at JFK University, California, US.

This is such deep and rich work and Rick is truly an inspirational guide. For someone who has done alot of soul searching, therapy and group work over the years I found Rick to be skilled in a whole new way.

This work feels like the new paradigm and Rick is for sure on the frontier of this, a shining light with a gift to guide others in to connection with their own inner light.

Nikki Simpson

British, 40, youth therapist & artist

Rick was a fantastic guide, always welcoming me to our sessions as I am and where I am, mentally and emotionally. He was a great source of comfort and support to me. I looked forward to our meetings each time.

I came to this program because I felt lost on my career path, and I have gained something infinitely more valuable – love and compassion for myself and a sense of belonging to this world.

Jeremy Nagel

American, 33, nurse

I loved how patient Rick was with my limited tongue (Spanish speaker). He was able to read my silences, interpret my gestures and helped me to express myself better through making paintings and reflecting on it.

I see my future more focused. My vision is clearer of what I want to do. I have less doubt. I know I have fears but I recognize them, thanks to the sessions with Rick

Rose Mary

Costa Rica, 62, therapist/healer