I was trained as a lawyer, but gained experience in finance and strategy. For 17 years I enjoyed a corporate career at ABN AMRO, Ahold and AkzoNobel; mostly in Investor Relations and M&A functions.
In 2011 I had a life-changing experience that led to a goodbye to corporate life. In 2012 I participated in the 10 week GSP program at Singularity University in Silicon Valley where I picked up team and start-up coaching skills. Also, I got inspired by the entrepreneurship around me, which led to the founding of Capacity Energy a start-up company in energy services. At the same time, I had the privilege of serving as a board member to the Laluz foundation.
Although working on your own company has a lot of merits, I realized that I get more fulfillment from supporting others and this exactly is how I have developed over the last few years. Today I am an advisor, certified coach, faculty member, facilitator, and angel investor – to me a perfect mix. My background gave me exactly the experience I am in need of today.
In daily life, I am professionally involved with THNK as a Service Line Director, Faculty, and Endeavor Coach. Also I work with ScaleUp Nation and Rockstart as a mentor and team coach.
Besides work, I enjoy my life in Amsterdam tremendously and spend as much time as possible with my husband and friends. I love doing sports, yoga, enjoying art, classical singing and cooking. I feel blessed having been able to find such a wonderful and fulfilling balance in my life.