People say I am a maverick. I am creative and curious, quite impatient too. And I love to color outside the lines, to rebel. No wonder my company is called reBel.la.
When I joined THNK’s Executive Leadership Program in September 2016, I worked at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines where I was able to create my own job for the fifth time. But, after working for many years in a corporate environment, things started to itch. I became allergic to the “it cannot be done” mindset. I had been in charge of bottom-up innovation, helping teams make their ideas happen. Although we achieved quite a lot, many good – and often simple – ideas were a struggle to realize. I could feel everyone’s frustration and disappointment.
When I entered the program, I felt pretty lost. I knew things had to change, but I had no clue what or how.