About Sandra

Sandra Klijn is an expert in the field of vitality and career development. Her PhD research and 17 years of work experience in Marketing, Sales and HR at companies such as MSD, Danone and Philips provide the foundation for the programs on vital career development.

In addition, Sandra is speaker and trainer for companies that suffer from absenteeism, employee turnover rates or disengagement. She provides workshops on energy management, and she teaches corporate professionals how they can clearly define what they need in their career and how to achieve that.

Klijn Creative Teaching is based on the concept that everyone is a student and teacher. We all go through a lifelong learning path to discover who we are, what we can and what we want. From there we are a role model and teacher for others. However, it can sometimes be difficult to make the right choices. That is exactly where Klijn Creative Teaching supports.

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