Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Affiliation: No Labels Inc
Occupation: Founder of No Labels Inc, D&I facilitator, speaker and intercultural teamcoach
My background lies in international HR management, recruitment and intercultural coaching. I have over 10 years of experience in the field of diversity, starting out as an advocate for diversity in my role as recruiter. Later on I started coaching teams in how to effectively deal with diversity in a team. In 2016 I founded No Labels Inc. With a divers team of trainers and coaches we help people to develop their inclusion skills in order to build an inclusive work environment for all. On a personal level I can tell you that I was born and raised in the northern part of The Netherlands in a warm and loving family as the oldest of 4 kids. My mother and grandmothers taught and showed me in many ways that women are equally talented and powerful as men. Coming from a Christian family I learned to love my neighbor and look after each other. Values that are a strong driver for me in the work that I do and the life that I live. I am married to the love of my life for 12 years now and we have 2 beautiful kids. A son and daughter, whose roots are both in The Netherlands and the Moluccan. My intercultural marriage and family is to me a living proof of the value and beauty of diversity and the importance of inclusion of different beliefs, rituals, values and backgrounds in our own home.
Why I joined INW:
I believe we can learn so much from each other across countries. And I love to connect with D&I allies to inspire and empower each other. To have bold conversations on these so important subjects. The more we stand together the more we can change the world!