Just be your unique self. From this core, be able to connect with others and give shape to your full potential. For me, these are important ingredients for a happy and fulfilling life.
Thanks to my experience working as a digital strategist, I know how easy it is nowadays to connect. But that is not the same as a genuine connection.
That is what I am working on every day with JustB: authentically connecting with yourself, with others and the world. Then you can manifest your uniqueness through what is in your heart.
As we all must live together on this planet, I think it is important that everyone can and is able to participate. This will greatly benefit our society as a whole. Hence my love for the topic of Inclusion.
Thanks to my 20 years working experience in guiding and managing teams for start-ups, corporates and NGO’s, I know how to bring out the potential in people in alignment with organisational goals. I find that differences, resistance and complexity are not obstacles at all but rather fuel for change; a source of opportunities for both the individual and the organisation like a crayon box filled with different colours. Each colour adds something special to the work of art that is being created.
My Perspective :
What gives colour to my own perspectives and qualities: I was born in Surinam and I grew up in the Netherlands since I was four years old. By researching my own family history, I now know that my roots lie partly with the Yoruba and Hausa tribes in Nigeria and partly with plantation owners from Amsterdam. Maybe that is one of the reasons why Amsterdam feels so much like home to me.
In any case, as a result I automatically look at matters from different perspectives. I can easily adapt to different environments. I prefer a holistic approach in both personal and team coaching sessions (i.e. I look at the whole and not only at the underlying separate parts) and have an open and curious view of the world. I like to invite others to explore what gives colour to their perspectives and qualities.
I get my inspiration from everything I encounter in daily life including books, documentaries and of course the people around me. To illustrate this, here are my two favorite quotes.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style” __Maya Angelou
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be”
Creating more self awareness and at the same time curiosity towards the perspective of the other. Not because we have to, but because we want to. So we can live together with our friends, family, neighbours, acquaintances, colleagues in short our society as a whole in a sustainable manner.
Equity, Authenticity, Connection, Awareness, Ownership, Passion
Versatile, Ambitious, Determined, Compassionate, Responsible, Humor