In short

How do you go about living life to the full? Sometimes you feel fettered, by your life, your marriage, your finances, your career, or through patterns stemming from your upbringing. Through this book you will recognise where and at what particular moments you feel fettered. Sometimes confronting, but above all enriching and broadening. Jacqueline takes you on a journey of discovery into your inner world through her personal and vulnerable stories and her wealth of experience as an executive coach. The freedom to live fully is a book to sit down with in peace and quiet and absorb in your own time. It puts you with both feet firmly on the ground and lets you fly. Fly like an eagle.

“Growing and developing is my way of life, it’s simply who I am and comes from a deep desire to live a happy and meaningful life. Natural leadership is the common thread in everything I do. For me it is the best way to shape my life, enrich it an d make it more effortless. And to enjoy it to the fullest. If you integrate natural leadership into your life, you will discover how much influence you have. Not on what comes your way, but on the way you experience it and how you deal with it.” – Jacqueline Wiener


“Wiener’s book turns the predictable ‘winner’ culture completely inside out. Being able to reflect mindfully instead of recklessly reaching for triumph, to seek connections instead of bunkering down self-centeredly, and dare to innovate with an open mind instead of blindly pushing ahead. I would like to make this book mandatory reading material for some world leaders but let me begin by recommending it to ordinary people who are willing to take some responsibility.”

Dirk De Wachter, Belgian psychiatrist, psychotherapist, professor, and writer

“The freedom to live life to the full is a wonderful plea for natural leadership. It is also a warm and personal book. Because Jacqueline’s own experiences and the cases are at the forefront, the story really comes to life. At no point does it feel like you are being lectured, I think that’s very clever.”

Dr Arthur Eaton, psychologist, and writer, including for weekly magazine De Groene Amsterdammer and daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad.