About Sandra

Sandra Klijn is an expert in the field of vitality and career development. She is doing PhD research on 'personal energy at work' at the VU University in Amsterdam, where she is also a teacher in organizational behavior.


You can hire Sandra as a speaker or trainer. Especially for companies that are struggling with staff turnover, low work engagement or absenteeism, she provides workshops on energy management and she guides personal development processes of employees.


After 17 years of work experience in Marketing, Sales and HR at companies such as MSD, Danone and Philips, she combines research and business knowledge to develop successful programs with the Klijn Creative Teaching team that direct the individual career path that leads to purpose, engagement and performance.

The book will be released in the spring of 2023!

For everyone who realizes: 'The work I do no longer suits me, I want to change this but I don't know where to start'.

The book What do you really want? leads you to find work that really suits you. Based on the scientifically proven model you discover your energy sources and energy losses. The accessible content offers current insights into your behavior and practical tips to change course, including a free core values ​​test.

A few more months and then the book will be in bookshops and you can order it from Do you want to be informed about the pre-release and free offers? Sign up here.

Improv theatre

"As an actor and teacher of improvisational theatre, I love to come up with unexpected creative solutions. When I provide trainings I use the theater ground rules a lot:  it's ok to fail, acceptance, and letting other people shine" 


The research behind the programs of Klijn Creative Teaching is explained in these two published articles, written by Sandra Klijn:

  • The first article, Personal energy at work: a systematic review, offers the foundation for the four energy dimensions in a model that is developed based on more than 300 articles regarding personal energy. In addition, the model explains what factors lead to feeling energized at work.
  • The second article, Construct dimensionality of personal energy at work and its relationship with health, absenteeism and productivity, shows the validation of the four dimensions of personal energy at work. In addition, it demonstrates that feeling energized at work has a positive impact on productivity, overall health and absenteeism.

Core values of Klijn Creative Teaching


Feel connected with yourself and from here connect with others


The energetic state of experiencing vitality and learning


Color outside the lines with  innovative ideas


Enjoy the road and don't take yourself too seriously


Develop through purpose, planning and decisiveness 

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