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I told my parents the last thing any parent would want to hear

I told them I wanted to be a clown! (no kidding)
Pursuing this dream meant I had to overcome massive obstacles without any support from friends or family.

Passion and my desire to accomplish what others called ridiculous and unfeasible, drove me.  
Giving up was never an option and I became a professional clown. (1993-2015)

In 2008 I got the opportunity to volunteer as a hospital clown. I visited more than 10.000 sick and palliative children. (1998-2008) This work required more than a pair of big shoes and a red nose.
I needed to develop a strong kind of leadership, but most of all I needed to learn to connect, which, even as a clown is a challenge with sick or palliative children.

Now I use my experience to help parents (and leaders) connect authentically. I am a licensed NLP practitioner, and a certified Management Drives trainer. I also have a bachelor's in Pedagogy.

In 2015 I stopped performing.
Since 2018 I have been coaching.
Since 2022 I am a TEDx Speaker

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