Juli 2017 - Juli 2018
Year in one word: exploration
Most important insight: most behavior of myself and others is context dependent
Most important skill gained: consciously combining insights from theory with real life experiences to form an opinion.
I worked simultaniously at Operation Education, a foundation aiming to transform the education system and Thomas and Charles, a project agency focussed on learning. My mentor Annette Dölle helped me to compare the cultures of the aforementioned organizations. Furthermore, in our conversations we applied the theory from the books I read to the reality of my day to day work.
I played fly on the wall for a day at KIEN, a mental health care institution that works according the teal principles in Reinteving Organizations.
Yuri van Geest
Fraukje Meulenbroek en Elbert-Jaap Schippers of KIEN
While I was working with Operation Education, we created a leadership program for principals and headmasters. This leadership program is based on Theory U.
I researched the development of professional identity at primary school de Lanteerne as part of a consulting project focussed on including the schools community in the day to day learning process of the students.
The Operation Education team, including Claire Boonstra, Nanda Carstens, Stef van Wickeren, Claudette Verpalen en Anais Besemer.
Jan Fasen of Agora.
Ivo Callens of the Centre for Generative Leadership.
Dave Jongeneelen en Michel Barth of Better Future
Hans Thissen, Ria Kocken en José Berndt of de Lanteerne
I started my own company in June 2017. In doing so, I felt like I was building my parachute not before, but in the middle of the free fall. I taught myself skills like doing VAT taxes, drawing up contracts, building websites, negotiating prices and much more all by trial and error.
Alette Baartmans of Thomas en Charles for teaching me that some things skills might seem complex, but actually are pretty simple if you take them step by step.
Lotte de Rooij of Thomas en Charles for asking me over and over: 'what's the research question Emma?'
Annette Dölle for guiding me in forming my own values and vision as an entrepreneur.
Betty Huerta for teaching me about social entrepreneurship.
Anne van Egmond for being a true ally in my discovery of the kind of company I want to run.
Jelle Jolles - Tienerbrein
The end of average
7 myths about education
Self determination theory
Shugurensky model on informal learning
Onderwijsvragen Operation Education
Work life balance
Balancing feeling and thinking - haptonoom
Context Mentor Annette Dölle
Theory U - leadership program
Culture eats strategy for breakfast
education system research - onderwijs boek
Administration - accounting
Defining a scope
Software development Dodo
Lobbying as an NGO
Navigating the world of wanting to make an impact.
I'm not here for the profit maximazation