To me people are, in every sense, extremely inspiring. The variety of characters, the choices they make, the talents they show, the knowledge they have, the way they interact... Being aware of the interdependance, we all have with customers, colleagues, management, partners, is crucial for continuing success.
My talent is to challenge and inspire people, define a clear strategy combined with an operational plan to execute, create a firm belief in the chosen strategy and realize enthusiasm. By creating a clear focus on results, a “hands-on” mentality and a warm and energetic approach, I enable people and organizations to achieve their full potential. I am passionate about professionalizing and coaching individuals, teams and organizations and creating maximum (customer) focus.
My foundation for new challenges
The way I work and what I am good at (and what not), is based on a combination of experience, personal insights and curiosity. In the past I was responsible for both bigger teams (over 200 fte) and smaller teams (for example a corporate start up) and I acted as consultant for corporates, SME's and start ups. The successes and failures I have and had in a broad variety of jobs laid a foundation for every new challenge I enthusiastically dive in to.
As an employee at KPN, I worked in many different roles. In sales (B2B and B2C), leading a consultancy department, being a specialist in investments, setting up and leading a marketing department, being responsible for a reorganization, setting up and leading a new retail organization and setting up a new business on IOT. Currently, as an entrepreneur, my clients are corporates, SME’s and start ups in a broad variety of businesses.
How to enjoy life
In general I admire people who know how to enjoy life. More specifically, I admire my husband for his stability, confidence and realistic optimism, my children for the undisguised reflection they give on my acting and some (business) friends for their combination of humor, integrity, knowledge and optimism.
Making things happier, better and more satisfying
I am a challenger in making sustainable difference. I try to make people, situations, businesses happier, better, more satisfying or successful than before I joined. This can be extended to a worldwide level: leave the world behind in a better state than it was before. Doing so within Generous Minds gives me the possibility to make more impact than being on my own. My motto: there is always interdependence – enjoy that, take part and take responsibility.