Being a teacher doesn’t quite grasp my passion. In my daily job I work with young people who have their own business and who want to upgrade it from hobby to a business level. I facilitate their process and help them create a network of (young) professionals. At Koning Willem I College (vocational education) I created ’StartUps’, an honors programme for students who want to develop themselves as an entrepreneur or as an entrepreneurial being. Growth mindset is one of the basics in the courses. StartUps also supports a couple of international programmes, which include trips with students to England, Germany, Portugal and the USA. Main goal is to help students discover themselves and learn a bit more of the world they live in.
Personally I am the owner of ’Helden van nu’ (which translates to ’Heroes of our time’), in which we look for positive people in negative situations and declare them our heroes and I also volunteer in our living-community on the committee of the association of neighbours.