Project Coach, Simplifier, Facilitator & Fixer • Director of Education at Blue Lotus Hua Hin
Back in La Palma
I am working on the book that I would like to read and writing articles in the process:
BLUE LOTUS HUA HIN
I am managing Blue Lotus Hua Hin remotely, you can check our work on IG @bluelotushuahin
or on our webpage: bluelotushuahin.com
in La Palma, NOT Las Palmas or Mallorca...
La Palma is an “Isla Verde” of the Spanish Canary archipelago, lost in the Atlantic Ocean not that far from the coast of Morocco.
Far from the mainstream destinations like Gran Canaria, La Palma is a small (708 km2, 81 000 inhabitants) agricultural island, nicknamed “La Isla Bonita”.
Read about La Isla Bonita, a peaceful oasis for creative nomads.
The Blue Lotus Café Podcast
a series of conversations on plant-based cuisine, plant strong & active lifestyle, self-development, business coaching and some news on the bubbling vegan world...
by Ivor Madžar & Christophe Berg
• Plant-Based Speciality Cuisine
• SOUL Plant Food
• Pure & Simple WFPB lifestyle
• Time Restricted Eating
• Fit After 40
• 5-DAYTOX Challenge
• Cultivating Mindsets
• Instructor Mindset
• Artisan Mindset
• Write Your Manifesto
• Personal KAIZEN
• Personal KANBAN
• Organic Growth on Instagram
• Opening a Cooking Studio
• Set your Price as a Freelancer
• Food Costing as a Chef
• The Vegan Gold Rush
• Business Opportunities beyond opening a Café
• Why Positive Cash Flow Model?
Articles and cooking books
I follow my curiosity and write about P-B Cuisine, Active Lifestyle, Lifestyle Design, Project Coaching and Personal Project Management, Nomadic life and Trail-Running in La Palma...
PB Cuisine & Active Lifestyle
Livres de Cuisine
Mes livres sont des ouvrages de cuisine 100% végétale et sans gluten, publiés aux éditions La Plage (Paris).
Cette belle aventure a commencé avec Secrets d'endurance, il y a près de 6 ans, puis Protéines Vertes, enfin plus récemment Le Grand Livre de la Cuisine Crue.
Je souhaite poursuivre l'aventure et continuer à explorer les thèmes autour d'un style de vie actif, d'une cuisine 100% végétale, pure et simple, colorée et créative.
N'hésitez pas à me contacter pour des projets d'éditions.
Thinking of Starting Over?
Your Next Project starts here!
BUSINESS COACHING PROGRAM
This coaching program is made for you to design, visualize, develop and evaluate your project.
Blue Lotus being specialized in plant-based cuisine, this training has been designed especially for plant-centered projects. The lectures are based on the case-study of a Vegan Café.
We offer a package including Cooking & Coaching. Start your day with cooking classes from a speciality class. In the afternoon, work on your next pure food & active lifestyle project.
Dates: March & July 2020 at Blue Lotus Hua Hin
The package includes Cooking & Coaching Tuition fees + Accommodation at the Evason Hua Hin Resort & Spa.
Arrival on Sunday afternoon, from MON to FRI:
- Breakfast Buffet from 7:30am
- Cooking Classes from 9am to 2pm (incl. Lunch at the Bar).
- Afternoon Coaching Workshops from 2pm to 6pm
Departure on Saturday morning.
YOUR PROJECT STARTS HERE!
Thinking about launching or developing your project: vegan café, cooking studio, niche catering, private chef?
EXPLORE, EXPERIMENT & ENJOY
in a peaceful lush garden resort
Blue Lotus is located in the Evason Hua Hin Resort, a tropical garden on the Gulf of Siam. The resort is located next to the small village of Pak Nam Pran in Thailand. It is the perfect location to disconnect, relax and see things differently. This week is some quality time dedicated to your craft. Take a moment to imagine, reflect and figure-out what's next.
Our Cooking classes:
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Coach, Simplifier • Facilitator • Fixer - Director of Education @ Blue Lotus Hua Hin
From Hacking Games to Project Management
and eventually Training & Teaching...
Very early I got attracted if not fascinated by computers and went from hacking video games and learning english along the way to start working in my twenties as software developer and database architect. As the internet wave hit Europe, I quickly became web project manager and game designer.
For the past 20 years, I worked as a freelance project manager and consultant using agile methods for web development, game design and digital production. I have a Master of Science degree, in Mathematics and Computer Science, with a specialization in Project Management. I have been teaching project management, agile methods and creative design as a guest lecturer for 10 years in France (Master of Video Games), the Netherlands (Utrecht School of Arts) and Singapore (Ngee Ann Polytechnics).
Plant-Based is a Speciality Cuisine
As an avid-trail-runner, I started by experimenting plant-based food for active people.
While running a cooking studio in Haarlem, I wrote 12 books on plant-based cuisine and explored the emerging vegan scene in The Netherlands, France, California, Croatia and España...
I work on and promote Plant-Based as a NEW Speciality Cuisine.
From Project Consulting to Coaching
and Director of Education at Blue Lotus Hua Hin
I worked as Executive Chef & Project Manager to launch Yi Athens Raw Vegan Café in Greece, MK Culinary Academy in Thailand and TOM's Juice Bar in St Barth and as a consultant for Apollo Group to develop plant-based cuisine on board of Oceania and Regent Cruises.
I am the Director of Education at Blue Lotus in Thailand, which means (in no particular order): Project Management • Team Management & Coaching • Business Development • Quality Control • Communication Plan • Teaching & Coaching • Problem Solving • Curriculum Development: Pure Energy, Green Thai Cuisine, Chef's Training, Instructor Training + Business Coaching.
Project Coaching for passionate people
«I saw quite some failures, especially small businesses, in the emerging plant-based food sector. It’s not enough "to be plant-based". On top of your talent, hard-work and enduring motivation, you need some essential management skills and business understanding in order to develop an economically viable project.»
I coach people on a project. I am not a life coach. I help people developing ideas into sustainable projects.
La Palma, a Trail-Running Destination
The small volcanic island is a true hotspot for outdoor sports.
La Palma is one of the green paradises from the Canary Islands, the Spanish Archipelago in the Atlantic ocean.
The volcanic island has a series of peaks above 2000m of altitude with Roque Los Muchachos, the highest culminating at 2426 meters.
Each year in May the Transvulcania race attracts trail runners from all over the world.
The GR131 & Beyond...
Popularized by the Transvulcania, the GR 131 (70mk+) trail crosses the island on the Volcanic Route from Fuencaliente to Réfugio El Pilar, then on the Crest Trail up to Roque Los Muchachos and finally down to Puerto de Tazacorte with a cumulative elevation of 4400m.
Explore the major trails of La Palma (a trail-running guide).
Vertical & Brutal
In La Palma, a flat trail is just a fantasy that doesn't exist... It's all about elevation, vertical up-hills and crazy downhills on volcanic rocks.
Even the local race of Tazacorte, the "Paris Chiquito Trail" in just 19km has 2737 m of cumulative elevation (altitude max 1070m) including part of the Kilometer Vertical of the Transvulcania.
(C) Credits Photos Alexis Berg.
Perfect Training Spot
Tazacorte is a perfect spot for training with easy access to the main trails, a vertical kilometer and the sea to swim after a demanding run. Or, you can simply relax on the beach, enjoying the most pleasant weather year round, a sunny 20-24°C.
Questions? contact me.
Escape, Relax and Unwind
Studio with balcony and a view in sunny Tazacorte, La Palma, Canary Islands
Escape to a simple sunlit studio
where you can enjoy a glass of wine and a sunset sea view from the privacy of your own balcony.
Centrally located in the village of Tazacorte (the sunniest village of Europe, 20 to 24°C year round) and a short walk to the beach, this fully furnished apartment has just what you need so you can relax and unwind.
Fully Furnished Studio
living room with sofa-bed,
sliding door access to the balcony from the living-room,
balcony table and chairs,
WIFI (via Verimax)
bedroom with queen size bed, full-length stand-up mirror and wardrobe with hangers,
sliding door access to the balcony from the bedroom
bathroom with an Italian shower,
fully equipped kitchen (island with 2 bar stools, french coffee press, induction plate, toaster oven, dish ware),
laundry room on the rooftop,
free street parking across from the building.
Close to all services: banks, supermarkets, bars & restaurants, post office and public transportation.