"I shifted from pushing for results to being invited in..."


Jacqueline van Paassen is a High Performance Leadership Coach and Consultant based in Barcelona, Spain. With extensive training and more than 20 years of experience running health and advisory businesses, she supports executives who want to radically expand their leadership capacity by using the interplay between action learning, physiology and applied neuroscience. She has worked with many international clients, most recently including: Nike, OnPR, GTF IT consulting, Novartis, Syngenta and B Braun Medical.

She completed the Mysterial Leadership Essentials and Depth Program in one-one coaching with Suzanne Anderson, and shares her experience here: 

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"Once I had more connection with my inner self, I was able to make decisions that I didn't know needed to be made."

- Arlene Fairfield, Professional Coach, Founder of Global Change Network


Arlene came from a corporate background and expected the program to be another drill in learning new leadership skills, but instead she experienced a life changing journey. She found herself realizing her life’s values, desires and inner knowing was not only suppressed inside, but it was incongruent with how she was living her life, and who she was to the world.

It was a journey Arlene likens to river rafting where you are thrown into the tumultuous waters, tossed around, trying to come up for air, then seeing the light... through that she unearthed her inner self and truths that had been blocked for so long. Arlene wanted to show up differently for her daughter and relationships, and thus made profound shifts in her life to reveal her true identity and a career that aligned with her values. 

“I have learned to understand my habitual patterns and created new neural pathways…”

“Suzanne and her Mysterial way .... introduced me to self-compassion in ways I've never known. I have learned to understand my habitual patterns and created new neural pathways for loving and supporting myself. Her unique blend of knowledge, wisdom and intuition is what makes the experience with Suzanne so special. I was able to show up in any condition and be held with all love and zero judgment as she gently guided me to a new way of being. Because of Suzanne's teachings I have come home to myself and this translates into more love for my family and friends. I understand why I made old decisions and now lead with new, loving choices that resonate from my heart. I am forever changed from Suzanne's counsel and eternally grateful to have the tools to live a more conscious life.”

– Dr. Claire Angel, Clinician / Teaching Associate, University of Washington

"We are needed - and this way of being, our Mysterial leadership, is needed."

- Meghann Mcniff - Professional Integral Coach, Co-Founder of Seattle Coaching Collective


Meghann worked in Afghanistan and Anglophone Africa for nearly a decade. She was deeply committed to preventing women from dying in childbirth. And although her cause was good and important, the ways she was going about her work wasn't adding to the peace she so deeply longed for - for herself or others. She was totally burned out, and her own deep longing for home and family was pulling her in one direction, while her drive to serve rural communities living in fragile states was pulling her in another. She could see that her current way of being wasn’t sustainable, and yet she did't know another way - or how to live into it. 

Meghann found the Mysterial Leadership Depth program at this pivotal transition in her life, and took the deep dive within herself to uncover the sustainable, graceful, and nourishing ways of being that she was looking for - ways that truly add wisdom, love and grace to the world. She is committed to this work, and proud to be a faculty coach in Depth program, because she believes the world needs each of us to show up with our full and unique expression of leadership.