In 2009, Yves sold the shares of the homecare organization he co-founded to create space for a new challenge. After five years of researching the question "What does it take to be honest to each other?" he co-founded a Dutch non-profit called "Loodens," which means 'play' in Latin.
Yves enjoys educating himself and others in the language of needs to help resolve conflicts and live a fuller life, so with Team Loodens, he organizes public classes, supports one-on-one conflict resolution, writes stories, creates cartoons, helps organizations, designs courses and shoots videos. Yves has received training from nine prominent Nonviolent Communication trainers over the past few years.
He is currently living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.