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" Intuned              
          Listening "

In today's fast-paced world, it often feels like we've lost touch with how to truly communicate with each other. Please explore this website to find out how the Solid Ears approach can make the difference for you in this.

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Why did I start Solid Ears?

To begin with, I am not referring to any specific type of ears such as government ears or big brother's ears. Rather, I am referring to my own ears - two solid companions that have been with me through thick and thin, and have become more refined and adept at filtering out noise over time. My name is Edwin, and I was born in the Netherlands but now reside in Greece. I consider myself a "seasoned" man who has learned to embrace life, although it took me some time to get to this point. I have experienced both good and bad times, and during the latter, I longed for someone to listen to me without judgment - someone to whom I could express my fears, doubts, and questions, as well as my successes.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find anyone to confide in, so I continued down my path alone. However, a few years ago, I was fortunate enough to embrace my past and embark on a new journey, guided by my inner voice. During this new journey, I came to realize that people's communication skills have changed significantly - they talk but don't say anything, and listen but fail to comprehend. This phenomenon is becoming increasingly problematic, with people walking around like unheard zombies, trapped in their own thoughts.

That's where I come in. The fact is, sometimes there's no one around to listen - not family, friends, or even the companies we work for. They may be physically present, but do they truly understand us? In these cases, people can talk to me. I can listen, and I can empathize. My ability to do so stems from who I am, the companies I've owned, the jobs I've held, the life I've lived, and the education that supports it all. I have combined all of these experiences and beliefs to create Solid Ears, where I can make a difference by truly listening to those who need it most.

Edwin de Jel  


Yes, it is generally true that a company functions better if the employees feel listened to and their opinions are valued. When employees feel that their voices are heard, they are more likely to be engaged and committed to their work. This can lead to increased job satisfaction, higher productivity, and better overall performance.

In contrast, when employees feel that their opinions and ideas are ignored, they may become disengaged and less committed to their work. This can result in lower morale, higher turnover rates, and decreased productivity.

By actively listening to and valuing the input of employees, a company can foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. This can ultimately lead to better decision-making, greater creativity, and a more successful and sustainable business.

"I work with a third-party approach, which means that any conversation we have remains strictly confidential. Even if the company you work for has granted you permission to talk to me, rest assured that I will not disclose any information to third parties. Maintaining confidentiality is essential for me to provide effective and trustworthy services."

While both a coach and a listener may involve active listening, there are some key differences between the two:

Focus: A coach generally focuses on helping the person being coached identify their goals, strengths, and weaknesses, and develop strategies to achieve their goals. A listener, on the other hand, may simply be providing a non-judgmental space for the person to express their thoughts and feelings.

Accountability: A coach often holds the person being coached accountable for taking action and making progress towards their goals. A listener may not necessarily be involved in holding the person accountable or helping them develop specific action plans. A listener works more with the free will approach.

Structure: Coaching sessions often have a more structured format and may involve specific exercises or assessments to help the person being coached gain insights and develop strategies. Listening sessions may be more open-ended and may involve simply allowing the person to express themselves in their own way and at their own pace.

In summary, while both a coach and a listener may involve active listening, a coach typically provides more structure, expertise, and accountability, while a listener may simply provide a non-judgmental space for a person to express themselves.

Yes, good listening can be beneficial for everyone involved in a conversation or interaction. Here are some ways in which good listening can help:

Better communication: When people feel that they are being listened to, they are more likely to communicate effectively and openly. This can lead to better understanding, less confusion, and fewer misunderstandings.

Building trust: Good listening helps to build trust and rapport between people. When someone feels that they are being heard and understood, they are more likely to feel valued and respected, which can lead to stronger relationships.

Improved problem-solving: By actively listening and seeking to understand someone's perspective, it is possible to identify potential solutions to problems that might not have been apparent otherwise. Good listening can help to uncover new ideas and approaches that can lead to better outcomes.

Increased empathy: Good listening can help to develop empathy and understanding for others. When we listen with an open mind and seek to understand someone else's perspective, we are more likely to develop compassion and empathy for them.

In summary, good listening can be helpful for everyone involved in a conversation or interaction. It can lead to better communication, stronger relationships, improved problem-solving, and increased empathy.

Active listening is a crucial skill that can benefit all members of a company, from the employees to the CEO. When people feel heard and understood, they are more likely to communicate effectively, build trust, and work collaboratively towards shared goals. For employees, good listening can lead to increased job satisfaction, better performance, and a more positive work environment. For CEOs and other leaders, good listening can help them to identify and address problems, build stronger relationships with employees, and make more informed decisions. In short, practicing good listening skills can lead to a more engaged and productive workforce, and ultimately contribute to the overall success of the company. So yes. Also a CEO. I will level with you. Don't worry.

The number of conversations you have depends entirely on what feels right for both parties. If a single conversation suffices, that's perfectly acceptable. However, if you wish to continue conversing for an extended period of time, that is also an option. Additionally, it's worth noting that one-on-one conversations can take place in Greece, where the location and energy are truly unparalleled. Our location offers an escape from your everyday surroundings, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the conversation. 

"We all have the right
 to be heard  and understood."

What can Solid Ears do for your company?

Effective leadership and teamwork rely heavily on listening, which can enhance work performance. According to a study published in the Harvard Business Review, employees who perceive their managers as good listeners are more engaged, feel psychologically safe, and are more likely to stay with the company. Implementing the Solid Ears approach can result in better overall performance, fewer sick leaves, and improved outcomes. It is important to note that the Solid Ears approach is a third-party approach, and any information shared with us is held in strict confidentiality.

One on one sessions

I specialize in working with companies, but Solid Ears is open to anyone who needs someone to listen to them.  Simply reach out, and I will arrange a session for you.


Since relocating to Greece last year, I have found myself in an ideal setting to extend an invitation for you to visit and spend some quality time with me. Whether you're an individual or a small group, I assure you that it will be worth your while. You won't regret it. 

Interested in the Solid Ears rates?  Find out below 

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How do I get in contact?

If you want to know more about the benefits of the Solid Ears approach or have a test conversation with me, feel free and get in contact.

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00 [30] 698386676 
00 [31] 611941041


Pigi, Western Mani,Greece


00 (31) 611941041

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