"I’ve always had a thing with communication. I studied journalism and youth studies, and meanwhile had various jobs in roles as coordinator and supervisor. It soon became clear to me that the best way of getting things done is to give people space to take responsibility and develop themselves. The problem was, I didn’t always know how.
After I graduated I was drawn to management more than to journalism. I lead teams for various organizations including debiTEL (now KPN), and a large call center (now Cendris), which is when I came into contact with How Company and their approach. I noticed immediately: This Works!
The How Company trainings have made all the difference in my work and personal life. I find it enormously inspiring to be able to hand on this approach, both via the training programs and coachings I give, as in my position as manager, where I see how effective this material is on a daily basis.
Combining trainership for How Company with my job as manager keeps my feet firmly on the ground. And that is what I so love about How Company – they are not into talking about, but doing!
I live in Amsterdam and have co-parenting for our dog Fons, with whom I also like to take a nice walk. Every month I eat with a group of friends who have known each other for over 20 years. A few years ago we partied a lot.......... Now we go out for dinner together!