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Johan Terryn

Media content creator & Soulpreneur, Speaker & Author on matters of the soul, creativity and positive thinking

English, Dutch


Speaker, Moderator, Coach, Workshops, Host


Positive Thinking, Creative Thinking, Regret, Reframing, Throughfeel



Resilience & wellbeing


Johan Terryn studied Language and Literature (UAntwerp) and Communication Science (UGent). He soon embarked on a career in media. Both in radio and TV, in public and commercial broadcasting. Johan discovered all genres there. From light entertainment to better documentary work. He wrote screenplays, did final editing, acted, presented and directed. Yet he remained hungry to grow substantively. He did this by following a professional coaching course. And to delve into NLP and Systemic work. As a Professional Certified Coach, he has been coaching TV stars and business leaders since 2017. Since 2020, he has been telling stories to better connect people with themselves and with each other. He conducted a major narrative study on 'mourning' in the podcast "Het uur blauw". That resulted in a book and a theater performance. He has a project about 'regret' with "Tot onze grote spijt" that includes a podcast, a book and a performance. He also writes columns for Radio 1 and hosts the podcast "Seks verandert alles" with Rika Ponnet.

Presentations and Topics

Resilience & wellbeing

How to stay positive in times of trouble? Reframe and Feel through.

Lees verder

Being positive is not a mindset you can just turn on. You need to practise in thoughts and feelings.

HR, company culture & leadership

The power of regret as a compass for the future

Lees verder

How do you use regret as a feedback instrument to make better decisions in the future?

Testimonials & References

With humor, sensitivity, insight, self-deprecation, expertise, and authenticity, Terryn succeeds in inviting, provoking, confronting, and healing. Above all: connecting. The feeling as an audience of 'together' experiencing something unique. Ultimately, I left the room with the gentle thought that my regret is a longing, with which I can move forward again." 

-- Rika Ponnet

Through his own story and that of others, Johan compellingly prompts you to reflect on your own life path. I wouldn't have wanted to miss this. 

-- Ann De Bisschop

Johan manages to provide clever and profound tools for digesting regret. This lingers and inspires!

-- Prof. Dr. Elke Geraerts

Regret is universal. Besides the raw and painful, Johan articulates how regret can be the fuel to take control and make a change. It encourages turning the gaze inward and embarking on an honest journey through your 'regret digestive system. 

-- Lisanne Jansen, clinical psychologist

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