WHY WE STARTED THE ON PURPOSE STUDIO.

Many people are living in conflict with themselves, each other & the natural world. It’s draining. It’s not sustainable. Mother Earth is begging us to shift how we live. Our soul craves something more. 

 

We started this journey a decade ago, to explore how we can live in harmony with ourselves, others & nature. To learn from old knowledge (ancient wisdom & indigenous tribes) & modern science on how we can design a free & conscious life, with more purpose, on purpose. 

 

It has been a journey of letting go of our ego-driven beliefs, of unbecoming. A journey towards a simpler life, of less being busy, less stuff, less proving ourselves or pleasing others.

 

We set up this online studio because not everyone can or wants to take a sabbatical, or drop it all tomorrow. Going to the Himalayas is not the only way to find yourself. Like going on a retreat is not the only way to find a sense of calm or reboot your habits. We found ways to apply this ancient way of living to our ‘normal’ days.

 

Resulting in incredible shifts in just 28 days time, just where you are now. Now that is a meaningful ripple effect we want to continue to spread. 

WHO WE ARE.

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"INVEST IN YOURSELF, THE MOST VALUABLE RELATIONSHIP YOU WILL EVER HAVE IS WITH YOURSELF. "

IN SHORT:

  • CO-FOUNDER & FACILITATOR ON PURPOSE STUDIO (SINCE 2019)

  • MSC's ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE & MANAGEMENT + ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AT THE VU AMSTERDAM (2012)

  • DUTCH SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR WHO SET UP INNOVATION CONSULTANCY FIRM IN ATHENS, GREECE (2016-2020)

  • 4 YEARS AS A MANAGING PARTNER DEVELOPING MYSELF AND SHAPING OUR OWN TEAM & COMPANY CULTURE. 

  • LONG-TERM COLLABORATIONS WITH MANAGEMENT TEAMS OF 10+ LARGE CORPORATES ON CULTURAL & AGILE TRANSFORMATION.

  • COACHING INNOVATION TEAMS ON DEVELOPING CUSTOMER-CENTRIC PRODUCTS & SERVICES & EMBEDDING NEW WAYS OF WORKING. 

  • GUEST LECTURER AT IE BUSINESS SCHOOL, MADRID  ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP & STARTUP MENTOR AT THE IE VENTURE LAB. (2020)

  • HAS COACHED 400+ TEAMS & 320+ LEADERS SINCE 2014

 

I was always obsessed with getting the most out of my day. Build & use my full potential. I thought I was unstoppable until I wasn't. 

 

I was in my own way whenever I acted in accordance with what I was "supposed to do". In my mission to meet the expectations of others, I was (unconsciously) proving & pleasing my way through life (my ego looking for validation & avoiding rejection). 

It was never enough (to me). I ignored my gut feeling in key decisions. It left me feeling stuck, frustrated & drained. It negatively affected my work, my health & my relationships.

Then 3 years ago someone dear to me asked me "for who do you actually do all this?" Spot on. No clue. Existential crisis. 

 

A journey of unbecoming started. To know who I am without a title. What I bring to the table. To believe in my own power.

I have learned a calmer way of being powerful. Not with control, tension, and unproductive drive, but through trust, and real connection with myself, others & nature.

Learning how to work with me, my strong energy (hyper, joy, anger, downs) has been a gamechanger for me. To know how I can create the right conditions for my bold, wise, kind, true self to rise to the occasion (vs ego on the steering wheel).

My expertise is how to take care of yourself first, be connected to your inner guide, and make that bold next move with abundant energy. 

I continue to question the way I live & work. Growing the inner space to be me, unapologetically. Proudly, I can say, I have designed my life, on purpose. 

BEHAVIOURAL SCIENTIST. ENTREPRENEUR. BOLD LIFE DESIGNER.

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"WE ARE THE CREATORS OF OUR OWN STORY. THE MORE AWARE WE ARE OF THAT TRUTH THE MORE CONSCIOUSLY WE LIVE."

 

IN SHORT:

  • CO-FOUNDER & FACILITATOR ON PURPOSE STUDIO (SINCE 2019)

  • MSC's INTEGRATED PRODUCT DESIGN ENGINEERING (BRUNEL, LONDON) (2012)

  • YOGA THERAPY TEACHER -500HR (2013-PRESENT)

  • FOUNDER OF 'SELENE SHAKTI' A SAFE SPACE FOR WOMER FOR HEALING AND EMPOWERING

  • BUDDHISM MEDITATION FACILITATOR

  • HOLISTIC THERAPIST (BACH REMEDIES, ENERGY HEALING, EFT THERAPY, TRAUMA INFORMED THERAPY)

  • CREATOR OF ZERO WASTE SHOR, A PLACE TO SHARE IDEAS FOR SUSTAINABLE AND LOW WASTE SOLUTIONS

  • GUEST SPEAKER AT SUSTAINABLE CONFERENCES

  • 4 YEARS AS AN INNOVATION BUSINESS CONSULTANT. 

  • COACHING INNOVATION TEAMS ON DEVELOPING CUSTOMER-CENTRIC PRODUCTS & SERVICES & EMBEDDING NEW WAYS OF WORKING. 

I have searched the past decade across many cultures, religions and philosophies to heal myself from Trauma. 

I have gathered knowledge and experienced wisdom to learn & teach how to Observe, Pause, Reflect, Forgive, Empathise, Accept & Break free from my patterns.

Unlearning the conditions of being unwanted, unworthy, unloved, is the gift that I share with the world.

Most important, how to feel my emotions, listen to by body and hold space for my inner child to heal.

For the past 6 years, I hold space for over 100 women to be, to listen to their inner voice, to heal and come back to their truth.

Combining that knowledge & experience with 4 years as an innovation & cultural transformation consultant, I help individuals to find the balance between spirituality,  purposely living and giving.

  

Ancient wisdom and holistic therapies teach us that we are more than 'doing'. It's in the 'being' that we can find the purpose of life.
 

MEDITATION TEACHER. HOLDING THE SPACE. HOLISTIC & TRAUMA INFORMED THERAPIST.

 

 

 

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