About michiel

Michiel (on the left) in Dutch radio show
Michiel (on the left) in Dutch radio show

Michiel van Vugt is well known in The Netherlands for his inspirational talks. He firmly believes that the financial planner profession changes lives. He encourages people to think about their life now and in the future. In his opinion people need a trusted adviser to make proper decisions.


Since 2005 he is helping financial advisers building a world class financial planning business which guides clients and the entrepreneur to a great life.


He is author of the best selling book ‘Net Iets Slimmer’ (A Bit Smarter), which is all about the way people make (financial) decisions. He also translated ‘Enough’ into Dutch. This book is about Lifestyle Financial Planning.


In 2017 he was asked by a major Dutch Radio Station to create podcasts about money and behaviour. He enjoys public speaking (47 talks in 2017) and his dream is to travel the world and inspire people to get the most out of their life! 


During his free time he loves to spent time with his family. Travelling, Kiteboarding and field hockey are his hobbies.

What do others say about michiel?

"Michiel created awareness in a relaxed way. Our clients do know more about financial decision making.”  - Justin van Vaerenbergh 


"A great way to engage people and inspire them to think about their future finances “ - René Groenendijk


"With a lot of passion, he inspired the audience." - Frank van Enckevort


“It has been a great success and also because of your presentation during the day.”

- Richard Neve – Incognito Events


“I want to thank you again for the well-received talk. Without you our guests wouldn’t have had such an inspiring event.” - Roos Mertens - Beleggersfair 


“You nailed it in your second language!” - Andy Hart – Humans Under Management Dublin 


See example here:

other things he is proud of

  • His book ‘Net Iets Slimmer
    Pirmin Blaak (Dutch Olympian): Couldn’t’stop reading
    Sander Janson (TV Host): Educating and confronting at the same time
  • He translated Enough written by Paul Armson and added a couple of chapters about behavior to it
  • The bronze medal in 2008 with HC Rotterdam at the European Hockey League
  • Every time he is asked to speak!

please let's get in touch

Would like to invite me to attend one of your events, seminars or conferences, either as a speaker, please feel free to contact me and I would be very happy to help.


T: 0031 6- 1 28 60 63

E: michiel@michielvanvugt.com


I look forward to hearing from you soon and thank you for taking the time!