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-u 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.
In daily life I am professionally involved with THNK as Service Line Director and Endeavour Coach. I am a partner at a corporate finance boutique company Cavim and work with 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.