Hi, my name is Raf Adams, I’m an entrepreneur, executive coach and author of The Suited Monk and Suited Monk Leadership. I am co-founder of GLO (Good Leaders Online), a consulting firm specializing in workshops, recruitment and leadership with a specific focus on helping people manage change and improve collaboration.
Originally from Belgium, I worked in China for 12 years, from 2006 to 2018, working for an international shipping company. In 2008, I changed my career towards coaching and training.
The Suited Monk itself is an International Brand. I have a successful 10-year career record conducting workshops with the Suited Monk, and with my books in the Asian market and now in Spain and America. I am a speaker at International Universities such as CEIBS (China Europe International Business School), I work with corporate clients around the world such as British Petrol, GAP, Barco, OCBC Bank, Basf, Philips, Mead Johnson, Bayer, Henkel, Carrefour. My articles have been published in The Economist Intelligence Unit, Forbes India and Korea Times.
My book The Suited Monk is translated into English, Spanish and Chinese. It was published with great success in Spain in 2019 and we are planning the publication in Latin America through Amat editorial.
From 12 to 27 years old, I suffered with feelings of insecurity, frustration and unhappiness. My profession in Transportation and Logistics began to lose meaning and purpose both professionally and in my personal life. During the financial crisis, living in Hong Kong in 2008 I was affected by this crisis.
That was the trigger where I experienced an awakening, I was aware of the peace that was born in me; freeing myself from my Suit, from the emotional burden that this profession carried me; but I experienced a very big fear, which today I can say was the uncertainty of not knowing which way to go in my career and life.
I was 27 years old, and I felt now is the time of doing something different in my life. I begain listening to my intuition, but being unaware that I was being guided by my heart.
Gradually I found my new purpose and a new mission in my work and in my life, to help resolve negative emotions, suffering and find happiness, love and purpose on
the journey. That is why I dedicate myself to businessmen, to large companies that carry a lot of responsibility, who fight for business success, accompanying them in
the process of aligning their Suit success with their interior, with their Monk happiness. Sometimes it is not necessary to lose, to change radically, or sometimes simply to align and feel what we must do to achieve real success by closing the Gap.
For this reason, I developed the model of the journey of life ® to help others achieve what I had learned: to live a life, which integrates the spirit with the multiple facets of everyday life. This model appears in my book The Suited Monk adapted for the first time in paper format to share this powerful message and help others so that they can discover their true selves and benefit from their gifts and talents. They are clear and practical instructions to follow to apply in today’s life and enjoy the
I have a team of coaches where we teach workshops, retreats and courses for facilitators. I currently reside in Barcelona since 2018.