For me, it’s a true passion to work on this mission. And it has become a purpose by sharing it with you.
WHY SHOULD I VISIT YOUR SITE?
You don’t have to. For me this site is a passion that transformed into a purpose. And if you like my content that's great! And if you can apply it to your life it’s even greater!
WHY DO YOU CALL YOURSELF A GROWTH ENTHUSIAST?
My whole life 'growth' has been a central theme. I've always been researching ways to grow (mentally, physically, in relationships, career, etc.). Not that I’m perfect - far from it. But, having a growth-mindset has made my life a lot more meaningful!
WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND?
My background is pretty diverse and I will split it up into my education, working life and others.
I have a communications degree from a higher vocational university in the Netherlands. And a post-doctorate degree in digital marketing and leadership.
I started two companies in my early 20’s. These failed, but the learnings I got out of them were great. I worked for a fortune 500 corporate for almost two years. But pursuing a lifelong corporate career wasn't it for me, although I loved the international environment. Later I started working in digital marketing. First at a business school and later for a technology company. The latter was a start-up what just started a local office in the Amsterdam to serve the Benelux market. I was the 2nd employee and after 1.5 years I was promoted to the role of Managing Director. From there it has been a 3-year journey where I had to grow a company from 10 to 27 people. Later I had to scale the business down to 10 people due to a reorganization. With no experience and at the age of 26 (when I started) this journey has been one of the greatest learning experiences of my life.
Living in different countries during my youth (Japan, US, and the Netherlands) have definitely shaped me and gave me an open and curious mind.
The intimate relationships, and breakups (yeah they truly are great for personal growth).
Getting healthy and fit has given me so many lessons and insights about my body and mind.
The books I have read have shaped my 'growth' mindset and given me more perspective.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO AND LIKE?
I enjoy playing the guitar, reading, working out, meditating, hiking and my relationship with Lotte (the yoga nomad)!
My guilty pleasures are Whiskey, Lattes and Japanese food.
ARE YOU OPEN FOR COLLABORATION?