• How Leaders in Amsterdam Master the Art of Difficult Departures (Without the Drama!)
    Published On: 23 September 2023By

    One thing leaders rarely talk about is letting people go because they feel uncomfortable doing it. And talking about it might even be harder as there is a lot of shame involved. We want to appear as a great leader and that is not associated with having to let people …

  • Leadership Lessons from Barbie
    Published On: 23 August 2023By

    💅🏻 🎀 🛼 I never thought I would write this, but here are 4 Leadership lessons from Barbie (+1 about being “Kenough”). Leadership lessons are everywhere and I just loved the iconic Barbie movie. The depth of the plot and conversations (and the outfits of course) struck me. I never …

  • From Tulips to Teams: Bloom as a Leader in Amsterdam with Coaching
    Published On: 4 July 2023By

    Many see Leading teams as the holy grail of work. But in the end, it comes down to a few simple basic steps mixed with a big dose of authenticity. When I think back about my first leadership role at one of my startups (I thought it meant recruiting …

  • Amplify Your Career Success: 3 Proven Tips to Skyrocket Confidence Immediately!
    Published On: 24 May 2023By

    We all have moments when we feel like the world is against us. Sometimes, these feelings come on gradually and it takes time for them to sink in; other times they happen suddenly or aggressively - but no matter how you may be feeling at any given moment there's one …

  • Gamechangers Unleashed 2: Mastering Influence and Bold Decision-Making
    Published On: 4 May 2022By

    The insights from last week's blog on how to become a game-changer and create strong habits are just 3 of many valuable tips in "High-Performance Habits" by Brendon Burchard. Besides the topics covered then (focus on leaders' internal development), we will focus here on these items that focus more on …

  • Gamechangers Unveiled: Mastering the Transition from Manager to Leader
    Published On: 26 April 2022By

    Management books can be a useful resource for leaders looking to improve their game, but when it comes down the really step up there's no better place than these six areas: productivity improvements; increasing employee engagement levels within your company or work culture as whole ( meanings different things depending …

  • Top Leadership Fails Revealed: Learn from My Mistakes Without Making Them Yourself!
    Published On: 20 April 2022By

    The past few years have been an exhilarating, yet exhausting journey. There is no shortage of learnings I took from my time at Philips and other startups that are now gone or still with me - here are a few very honest reflections on what has worked for me. 1. …

  • Boost Your Career: Master the Art of Building Confidence Like a Pro
    Published On: 30 March 2022By

    A few years ago, I began to learn about confidence and how important it is in every aspect of our lives. I'll be honest, I used to struggle with confidence myself. It was tough for me to feel "good enough" or like I wasn't smart/fast/exciting/whatever enough. I never talked …

  • Skyrocket Your Confidence Instantly: 3 Easy Steps to Transform Your Career!
    Published On: 25 March 2022By

    Self-confidence used to be this funny thing - it comes and goes as fancies dictate. I remember feeling lost in my own skin; there were so many things about myself that simply don't agree with what other people thought or expected from the inside out! My work successes weren’t enough …

  • Restless Kings in Amsterdam? Conquer Burnout, Rise with Rest
    Published On: 16 June 2021By

    by Cheryl Conklin* Sleep and mental health are inherently linked and both are foundational to your ability to perform in your career, be authentic and connect deeply with your colleagues. Deep, restorative sleep is essential for healingand growth throughout the body, enabling our brains to undergo physical and emotionalrestoration …