As an independent leadership development professional I work in the outdoor sports industry and higher education. Besides this, I am contributing to scientific research as part-time PhD candidate at Rotterdam School of Management (NL), where I look at the role of gender in extreme environments.
I have a focus on leadership development, inclusion, gender equity and empowerment of young professionals. I develop curricula, work as lecturer, and leadership trainer during outdoor expeditions. I am also taking the responsibility for quality assurance as board member and examiner in Dutch non profit sports foundations and educational institutions.
I’m also active as volunteer mentor in Dutch youth prison. Diversity in my works keeps me motivated and on a continuous learning path.
I have been fortunate to travel all 7 continents, breaking some barriers as solo traveler. Always looking for outdoor adventures, mountain ranges and to stretch my comfort zone across various cultures. I’ve lived, studied and worked abroad, ranging from the USA, to months in South America in and Antartica in 2017, followed by a 18 months life as digital nomad in the Himalayas pre COVID-pandemic, where I’ve set up several sport projects. As of January ’24, I am once again working remotely from the mountains, this time in Central Asia.