After a very successful corporate career, I left the corporate world disappointed on how businesses were conducted. My first hypothesis was that "they" were wrong; that companies were psychopathic entities, void of empathy. After all, that was the pattern I saw repeating for 20 years in different continents, industries and company sizes.
After leaving the corporate world, I entered into a life transforming journey. I completely reinvented my life: my identity, my career, my body and my relationships. In fact, giving birth to my children was the catalyst to the creation of this summit. Preparing for welcoming my first child, I learned how to control pain through breathing. With this I discovered the work of Gran Soosalu, Joseph Chilton Pearse and Howard Martin. I basically discovered the intelligence of our body, especially of our heart. This total transformation allowed me to support professionals on their quest of self-reinvention. I've developed several online programs to help you thrive in this age of complexity, among others the "Dare To Be The CEO of You".
This summit has been cooking for years. It is the synthesis of years of business consulting, cutting edge scientific research on our physiology, my roots in the Toltec culture and the experience of ecstatic birth. So the second hypothesis, the one that we will explore during this summit is: When we filter our business choices through sifts of compassion and empathy, business can become a force of good.
Business grooming in a nutshell: MSc in Information Systems, an International MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management and a Coaching Certificate by the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. I spent the first 17 years of her career as a consultant and manager to large companies such as Citibank, IBM and the European Space Agency, where I worked with thousands of executives, managers and employees. My work experience covers Europe, Australia and the Americas. I also speak Spanish and Dutch.
What makes my heart sing: My outstanding and inspiring husband, my best spiritual teachers: my children, a shining vision of a more human and humane economy, all visual arts, both admiring them and creating them.