What I (want to) do
I want to work on projects that for the world, are holistically focused on wellbeing and thus sustainability in a creative atmosphere that fosters freedom of self-expression, mutual growth, dependency and autonomy.
I want to:
– Stimulate creativity, give a sense of freedom in thinking, and a need for autonomy
– Physically make the world more resilient (biodiverse/balanced)
– Experience meaning, impact, self-realization, happiness
– Extent my capabilities (learn, improve, cooperate)
I speak at events and facilitate workshops about systems thinking playing with-, and showing natural principles. I often use relatable examples about living such as pattern formation (of habits and crowds), synchronization of walking and dance, or coupling of space and time in every day objects and words. If the setting is right, I play games with the audience to really experience what is going, and foster the creativity that arises from using this different, systems thinking mindset.
As core team member of the Systems Innovation network I provide learning sessions about complexity theory and systems thinking/innovation. Furthermore, I facilitate and organize events for our community and make systems innovation happen.
Researcher and creative
2018 – Currently
At Measuremen I work as a researcher and write blogs and whitepapers about work life, such as healthy working, work(place) strategies, and meaningful work using all the data we gather from organizations worldwide. Furthermore, I also have a creative role in developing new services and tools.
I was working voluntarily (without getting paid) towards a PhD-degree on the topic of Self from a complexity science and ecological psychology perspective. I worked on the boundary of psychology, philosophy and human movement sciences to study the role of dynamics, interactions, synchronization, fractals, and multi-scaledness in defining our sense of self. This topic was however too niche for me while I didn’t benefit me (and the world) enough. In other words, my broad range of interests (which you can see on my website) felt to have more fun and potential for me.
Project manager, product manager and researcher
At the Hanze University I worked as a researcher, project manager, and product manager mostly regarding topics about Quantified Self and wearables. I worked on healthy workplaces using sensors and wearables, researched qualitative and quantitative (health) experiences of a health intervention, and worked on developing a Health/self-tracking challenge app.
Masters degree: Human Movement sciences (University of Groningen)
Bachelors degree: Sport, health, and management (Hanze university)
Course: Facilitator for Systems Innovations
Summerschool: Complexity methods for human behavior
Personal trainer, lifestyle coach