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Leo van Woerden

Son of doctors, misdiagnosed with ADHD. Leo is a neuroscientist, speaker, coach, consultant and trainer. Giving neuroscience crash-courses using his drums.

Dutch, English


Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Consultant, Workshops


Sleep, Biohacking, Neuroscience, Mental balance, Wellbeing



Resilience & wellbeing


Leo van Woerden is a neuroscientist and sleep expert who has dedicated his life to (helping) understand the human brain. He has developed products and techniques for an optimal state of mind, focus, energy and sleep. With which your health and development will be optimized. Leo comes from a family of six children and is the son of doctors. He was always bursting with energy. In high school, he played drums in a band and could not concentrate well on anything else. One of the first in his generation, he was diagnosed with ADHD, which sparked his interest in human biology. He wanted to learn more about how people function and how to optimize it. When he started studying neuroscience at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, he learned that people are the way they are mainly because of how they have been shaped in their lives. It turns out you can get ADHD symptoms from sleep deprivation. The way you shape yourself is largely up to you and this is where you can take control. Leo helps you with personal insight and combines this with neuroscience knowledge. So you can take control over your health by controlling your behaviour, nutrition and environment. Leo has in depth knowledge of the brain, sleep, nutrition and plant extracts, minerals and vitamins. He has developed supplements from natural ingredients. Nutrition tailored to the needs of our western brain. This is why Leo has made it his mission to combine his positive energy along with his neuroscience knowledge and drumming skills in his workshops, lectures and trainings. Through his entertaining way of presenting, you get a particularly effective "neuroscience crash course." He connects, helps you take control, and gets you driven to make those lasting changes.

Presentations and Topics

Resilience & wellbeing

Sleep Samurai

Lees verder

Learn to sleep deeply and "faster" and make this the tool for your health, growth and happiness

Resilience & wellbeing

Yoga Nidra Neuroscience Crash Course Experience

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A workshop combining of neuroscience, drumming, yoga and singing

HR, company culture & leadership

Leadership and vitality growth program

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For leaders looking to improve their team's performance

HR, company culture & leadership

Heart & Mind Drum workshop

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An experience of drumming the biological and resonating together

Testimonials & References

I recently got to experience a workshop by Leo. What a successful session! Leo knows how to captivate people like no other in his own authentic and inspiring way. You can hear (also by using his drum), see and feel that. His approach is also interactive, down-to-earth and to-the-point, explaining difficult medical terminology in an understandable way. If you want to learn to sleep well and therefore function better, take a look at his website or attend one of his webinars. I have benefited from it!

-- Folkert Venema

Leo is a true sleep expert and this was evident during a workshop Leo recently gave at Unilever on the importance of good sleep. I think sleep is 1 of the most underrated parts of lifestyle. His story had good content and Leo works evidence-based without making it complicated. He also delivers the content in a very creative way. Definitely worth inviting Leo to your company.

-- Iris Cremers, Unilever 

Leo is a very passionate speaker and motivator. Over 20 years of research and knowledge of sleep and what it does to our lives. Sleep is the foundation on which we function. Leo helps you strengthen that foundation. A recommendation for anyone who wants to make a difference from a strong foundation.

-- Elly Blanksma-van den heuvel, Mayor of Helmond

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