The world according to Stephen this fine Wednesday morning:

We are all so critical of MURDER. Especially mass murder. But we tend to forget that on the day we won the Sperm Cell race to the ovum, we effectively sentenced millions of sperm cells to death. Millions of potential human beings died that day. It was sperm cell genocide. 🙂 Since then not much has changed. When we won at the sports day, 10 other kids lost. When we married our partner, no one else could. When we got our job, the other applicants did not. When we got that big order, the other companies who quoted, did not. When we got the promotion and salary increase, someone else didn’t. When we bought shares low and sold high, the person we bought them from lost money, and the person we sold them to probably lost money.When we got a good education, it was to ensure that we were better placed for success than those who did not. When we secure our property, its to ensure those less fortunate don’t take it. The day we won the Sperm Cell Derby, we dominated and suppressed those around us to ensure our personal victory, and friend, not much has changed since…

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About Stephen van Basten - The Marriage Expert

When you meet Stephen van Basten you instantly realize that there is more to him than meets the eye. This is not a moment to judge a book by its cover. Stephen boasts a list of achievements: He met his wife, Jacqui, 27 years ago, married her 21 years ago and is the proud father of a 'very together' 18 year old daughter. Stephen will immediately tell you with a twinkle in his eye, that Life, Work, Marriage and Parenthood are not for sissies. That while they are all hard work, they can be, and should be, incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. Stephen is a past Karate World Champion, a yoga enthusiast and recovering golfer. If you opened Trip Advisor on his facebook page you will see that he has visited 81 cities in 52 countries including the USA, Alaska, Japan, Europe, Australia and China. Stephen has owned his own company, worked in his family's business, being employed by small and large businesses like Shell SA and the BTG Group. His titles include Brand Manager, Sales Manager, Account Manager, Sales Representative and Business Owner. He now sees himself as an Author, Speaker, Trainer and Coach. Stephen published his first book, "So you're engaged, now what? The journey from engaged to married" in December 2013. His ingenious marketing strategy put this book into over 2000 hands in its first 6 months. His second book "So you're alive, now what? The journey from birth to death" is available online and he is working on 5 more books in the series including "So you're married, now what?". Stephen's obvious passion and first love is Human Behavior and specifically Human Behavior as it manifests in RELATIONSHIPS. He is quick to point out that we have many differing relationships: employer, employees, customers, suppliers, colleagues, friendships, marriage, parents, siblings, children, our maker, other drivers on the roads and we generally have issues in most if not all of them. Stephen is a student of the well-known human behavior specialist, Dr. John Demartini and is constantly researching and honing his understanding of this incredibly complex subject. In 2013 he completed over 175 hours of intense training on T. Harv Eker's signature courses.
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