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Covid Countdown

December. The last month of 2020 is finally here! Contradictions we were faced with was almost comparable with the Dutch policies on the use of face masks, from “there are no benefits, to required by law”. Initially there was a sense of togetherness and reflection, but with the evaporation of our patience this sentiment also …

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Unconventional Coaching

As an HR Professional I regularly provide coaching. In spite of previous classses I took, I wanted to refresh my knowhow. Therefore I enrolled in a course on (Team)coaching. A lot of the content is a feast of recognition, but I also gain new insights especially in the field of unorthodox coaching. An example: During …

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Femalecipation

Since a few days Sophia serves me breakfast. She knows that I love fresh melon, crispy toast and a creamy latte. The boutique hotel where I’m staying prides itself on it’s customer intimacy. In my opinion, a concept in which they’ve succeeded very well. Today Sophia asked me what I did for a living. Proudly …

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Icecream sandwhich

In Sicily people love an icrecream sandwhich, a ‘brioche gelato’ For me as a Dutchie it’s the weirdest thing. I would expect cheese in a tasty looking white bun. People from different cultures have different eating habits. A fact that I also experienced in the work place. During my last assignment at MUFG, my Japanse …

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Freelance Fitness

As an employee of large organisations I enjoyed the benefits of corporate wellness programs, That is to say, I forced myself to lift a couple of weights and while starring at Discovery channel run a couple of miles. With the lockdown coming to an end, I had no excuses left to not get back in …

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Talent, Career Management and Mobility

Talent development, shaping change and mobility. Topics that have intrigued me for years and are the common denominator in my career. It is therefore that I am so proud to facilitate a module on this theme for my old school. See you in class 2020-2021? https://www.inholland.nl/academy/opleidingen/human-resource-management/talentmanagement-loopbaan-en-mobiliteit/

Optimism Bias: Why warnings don’t help

(Online) newspapers, Linkedin, Facebook. On every platform you will find posts about why people do not take Corona regulations into account. Staying at home appears to be very difficult. Keeping your distance from other people is just as hard. Why do we ignore these simple instructions to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy? Optimism …

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The S.U. principle

In our leadership communication training we offer our participants a variety of tools & tips that are usefull in every day life. One of the things ALL participants remember is the S.U.-principle. Before you start wrecking your mind that these letters stand for I will share the secret. It’s: Shut Up. A lot of people …

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