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Influencer Hubert Cordilai, MYM Skype Book Session, New workhop and this week tips

Posted on June 28, 2020 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (10)

In this week’s blog (29th of june – 5th of July) we will interview Hubert 'Ibi' Cordilia, we will invite you to our upcoming Master Your Mind- skype book presentation on the 21st of July; we will invite you for our next “Emoshon kiko e ta? 15 weeks journey (our 5th this year) on the 22nd of August and we will share with you some links to motivational videos on “Work Ethic”. Every day we will share one of these links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

 

Influencer Hubert 'Ibi' Cordilia: character, spiritual, sharing and serving mindset


 

Hubert 'Ibi' Cordilia we met because I had some trouble with a bees nest at my home and through a friend, Russell Wall, we contacted you. As you were talking, I noticed that you were special because you knew about bees, you were very disciplined, on time 6.30 am and hard working and I sensed the goodness in you. When I visited my mom that day Erta Florencia a caretaker of my mom told me, how nice a person you are. She lives in the same neighborhood as you. So Ibi, could you share with us some information of your family life?
I was born in Curaçao and I have 4 children, 3 sons and a daughter that passed away and I have 3 grandchildren, two grandchildren of my oldest son and one from the second son, a baby. I have been happily married for 22 years. I come from a family of 11 children, we were 8 brothers and 3 sisters and my parents were very supportive in whom I have become. My father worked at Shell and my mother stayed at home raising the children. My father once taught me this, he said: “..If your salary is not enough to come by with, find another source of income..”. That has been a very valuable lesson for me from the early beginning on when I started to work and that is what I have done over the years.

 

Could you share with us some of your educational background and past professional experiences?
I went to school till I was 14 years old and in those days, there wasn’t a lot of patience neither tolerance with students with different abilities and that didn’t master the Dutch language. I am someone that can do anything with my hands. So I started working at Britania through mediation of one of my brothers and after they closed the company, I went to work at the Mijnmaatschappij. As I was very good as a handworker, one of the supervisors that liked me as a worker, suggested me to upgrade my driver's license to also be able to drive trucks, which I did. That came in very helpful, because soon I had a chance to become a truck driver and I did this for over 20 years until I stopped about 9 years ago, when I turned 60 years old.

 


You are a bee keeper. I have noticed your love for nature in general? Where did this interest in bees and nature in general come from?

Since I was a young boy, my parents were breeding cows, goats, sheep, pork so I grew up breeding these animals. As I became an adult, I also started breeding my own livestock and I started the breeding of bees. The reason for that was, that I used to have some trouble with my health, especially my stomach. I even had my stomach operated and someone recommended me to use honey as this was good for my stomach. The love for bees started then. I once caught some bees and went to a friend of mine whom was breeding bees and he was a very experienced beekeeper, Bebe Fernando. He taught me a lot about bees and that was over 30 years ago.


My love for nature started because as I grew up, I was taught by my parents the names of plants and trees and I taught my children these names. Once, my youngest son went on a camp and explained to the leader of his group the difference between “palu di brasia” and “kibra hacha”. Most people confused these two trees. Growing up with animals and being often in the “mondi” automatically raises one’s interest in nature.

 

Did the use of honey helped your stomach?
Well it eased my symptoms, but I cured and became completely healed when in my prayer's I sought and found GOD.

 

You have told me that the nature has been changing in Curaçao, how can you notice that?
I can see it in the plants, you can also notice that there is less rainfall these past years. The Watapana tree is becoming scarce, you don’t see a lot of Soursop tree, Xiamaruku, Watakeli, Welinsali trees anymore. Nature has really changed.

 

 


You have grandchildren and one of them you take with you often when you go and deal with bees so that at his 11 years, he can learn the craft of being a bee keeper, right?
Yes of late I take my grandson Adael, he is now 11 years old, with me a lot. Actually we started when he was 9 years old. He is a real help and this work requires a good conditioning and Adeal helps whenever and where ever possible. In fact I involve the whole family in this work. They look at what I am doing and this triggers them to wanting to do the same. My oldest son is a barber, he has studied engineering and if he is free, he also stills helps me when needed. My second son has a degree at the UNA and my 3rd son is a designer and very artistic.


We have taken notice that when you work with bees you often prefer not to wear gloves, but you still love and deeply respect bees, why is that? Do the bees sting you at times?
Yes they do, but then again, it comes with the territory. I deeply respect bees because when they feel threatened, they attack and we get bee stings at times. Like one of those times we went to work on a nest and they were aggressive and they attacked me and my wife. So I came back with my son and again they attacked, but we stay put and we managed to overcome them. Do the stings hurt, yes, but we have become immune of their stings.

 

 

You have told me that you also have had cows, goat, sheep, pig and what have you more, but that bees was the one you loved the most and earned the most out of it compared with the husbandry of cows, goats and sheep. Is it worthwhile to care for bees?
From a business point of view a gallon of milk you can hardly preserve it, but a gallon of honey you can preserve and it generates more income. The honey that is retrieved by cutting the seal build around it by the bees and collecting the honey, that is then put in bottles. Honey is a natural anti-biotics just like “Sende Bibu”. It should stay pure because if you add water the fermenting of the honey starts and you don’t want that to happen. You should also keep it in at room temperature and not in a fridge. So I love them for this.

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
I just love to work, I have a high work ethic. I have always worked hard in my life. Everywhere where I worked they liked me. And furthermore, I love working with bees. If I have an appointment with someone to deal with bees, I just wake up inspired in the morning, eager to get there. Once I have caught the queen and put them in a box, the climax of the whole exercise is when the supporting bees fly and make a certain sound calling the working bees and communicating with them that it is OK to get in the box and all is well. That is what I like the most of this work, that is catching most of the bees in a box and relocating them.

 

 


 

What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
I had and still have such a great work ethic. Once at the MijnMaatschappij in my younger years, I was 16 or 17 years old, they wanted someone to dig a sink put and they wanted to look for a Portuguese guy to do this. Someone suggested to let me do that job. So they were happy with the job I did and my work ethic got noticed. Where did I learned this work ethic from? From my father, as I saw him do a lot of extra things like preparing char coal that gave him some extra income. I use to help him cut the wood in specific manner, that it could be used as charcoal that could be sold.

 

Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
Well it depends at what time I wake up. I wake up at 2 or 3 am and I kneel down and do my prayers for over 1 hour or so. I communicate with GOD and by doing just that, I get my answers in those early morning hours.


How did you learn the craft to work with bees?
I learned it from my friend Bebe Fernando, he lives in Noord Santa Rosa. I caught some bees in a box and went with them to where I knew I could meet him at Seru Loraweg close to the Water Zuiveringsinstallatie. We met and I gave him my phone number and the next Saturday we met. He told that the flock of bees were mine and that he would accommodate them at his house and that he was willing to teach me anything I needed to know about the cultivation of bees. Then I started to order boxes to be used for the cultivation of bees and from there on I started cultivating bees. As I can do anything I want with my hands, getting use to this kind of work was easy for me and in the beginning, I took along my sons since they were 9 or 10 years old. My wife also helped in this business as we would work from Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday on the bees and the collection of honey. After our hard work, we would go the restaurant the Golden Star to have some fine local food with the whole family.

 

How important is your family for you?
It is very very important. Some colleagues use to invite me to go to a snack after work to have a drink and I would invite them to another snack, my home and I would call it Milva’s snack, my wife’s name is Milva.

 

Adeal, you grandson accompanied you in this interview. So we asked Adael: “What do you think of your grandfather in one word?
He is HEAVY.

 

What are your strengths?
Getting up early and work that is the thing to do. If you just sit and wait, nothing will just fall out of the blue sky.
Furthermore, I am also good at saving money. At MijnMaatschappij., although I wasn’t the highest paid worker, I often used to be able to buy company used cars/pick-ups that the company sold in an auction. Over the year's I bought 5 cars/pick-ups like the one I am riding at this moment. I would fill in a sum and win the auction. After I had won the auction, I would call my wife and tell her to bring the money, she would then collect from the bank the money needed from our savings account and we would pay it cash. Some did win the auction, but they were unable to pay it off. So it did triggered envious reactions I guess, but I didn’t let that bother me a lot.

 

You are a very likeable, friendly person? Where does that come from?
As a watertruck driver I would fill the cistern of those living in the MijnMaatschappij area. And as I would be waiting for that to happen, I would craft with wood some “palu di lele” and “palu di funchi” and I would engrave their names on it and gave it to people I was filling their cisterns. And this is still in lots of people their kitchen and people appreciated me for that. I would also make a wooden handle of bricklayerssoop and machetes, at times triggering people to compliment me on my abilities to use my hands and crafts in such a way.

 

Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
I am passionate about the communication with youth. I love to help them where necessary, that is why they love me.


One of my neighbors once told me, that she loves me because of what I have done for her. I have done more for her than her biological father. She wanted to become a nurse at IFE. But her parents were not able to finance this. So me and my wife went to the bank and we borrowed her the money she needed, which she paid back completely in due time after she finished her studies as a nurse. Another youth invited me and my wife to attend her graduation when she got her diploma at Maria Stella College, representing her as if we were her parents.


You know life is fun and it feels great to help another human being. If you don’t help them their lives could be wasted. That is why I just heard on the radio that some Ex-San Fernado students want to restore this institute as a pay back for the education they got at San Fernando. That is great, it is their way to give and express their appreciation for what they have gotten from San Fernando. This is very important. Like the old Roman Catholic “Frere” housing in Santa Rosa is now also in deterioriation. It would be a pity to let it just go without using it.

 


I asked Erta Florencia to give me an example of the kind of person you are. She shared with me a story when you were in the hospital for the operation of your stomach. As she went to see you at the hospital, she saw lots of youth, some from where you use to live and some from where you live now, in the corridors of the hospital and they were crying. Erta thought you had passed away, but it was because they were so worried about you that they were crying. These youth, really appreciate you. Furthermore Erta tells me that if she wants someone to help her at her home, she can always count of you. That is the kind of person you are Ibi.

If you as Ibi would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Aruba) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?

My name is Hubert Cordilia, I come from Curaçao.

 


Adeal what would you say if you meet a stranger in a bus in Aruba?
My name is Adael and I am from Curaçao and we catch and cultivate bees.

 

How would you describe Ibi in one word or one sentence?
I was born in Wetu, I have a twin sister and I am married and I catch and cultivate bees. In the week-ends I bring my grandson to learn to play music.

 


Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?

My father, he was my role model and also Bebe Fernando. Bebe and I have become family of one another until this day, he and his wife.

 


What was a defining moment in your life?

Finding GOD’s word that gave me health and lots of blessings.

 


Where do you want to be 10 years from now with your career?
I want to be with around my family, family for me is very important.

 


What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 10 years from now?
I don’t know....I am a humble person.

 

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao?
Curaçao is a very special place to live on. I have travelled to for example to Columbia and I have seen poverty that I don’t see in Curaçao. I once saw a child living on the streets in Columbia hanging at the bumper of our bus during a tour. I couldn’t stand this and I asked the guide to stop the bus and ask the boy to get in the bus with us and I would pay this trip for this boy.


I am grateful as Curaçao gave me the opportunity to be whom I am and it gave me the opportunity to travel to Columbia. Furthermore I believe that if we communicate with each other, we can help each others. Like my wife we communicate and she knows everything about me and this makes us help one another.

 

Is there anything else that you would like to add?
My father taught me another lesson and it goes like this. He told me: “..You have to learn the in’s and out’s of the cave of the LION...” He meant the Maduro and Curiels Bank. He taught me to save money. If you don’t save money and something unexpected happens, you have nowhere to go. You have to live a prepared life, like funeral costs if you or one of your family members come to pass away. People ask me how much money the company has given to me, and they can’t believe it when I say “not a thing”. I grew up with the savings system called “Seter” where we saved two guilders a month. Me and my wife were members of this savings system. We have constructed 2 basements for the burial of our family members, in the meantime. My late daughter was buried in one of them. It is all about preparations and having a prepared mindset. I have known of lots of people that got totally lost for small amounts of money. If you have saved the money, then there are no problems, as you have prepared yourself for the worst. My father taught me this mindset.

 

One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao
Hubert 'Ibi' Cordilia, is a humble, spiritual and dedicated husband, father, grandfather of his family that he loves dearly. Over the years his workethic has been remarkable. His love for animals and love for nature was something he learned from his parents. His caring for his family, the youth in his neighborhood and his caring for neighbors goes far beyond average. In fact, for Ibi it is hard to say “no” when people ask him to do them a favor. Inspired by his father from his early age on, he has always been, until today, a hardworking, family centered man, willing to go the extra mile to add some extra income to his salary. Cultivating bees has been the most rewarding of all the animals that he has cared for. With his wife he lives with a “prepared” mindset, like saving money for the unexpected expenses or investments that inevitably are needed in life. Because of all of this we consider Ibi a role model that we deeply love and we consider him one the 250 Influencers on the island, representing the sector Family and Living.

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020
The goal of the Share2Uplift movement is to: “Identify 250 leaders from all walks of life to connect, align and create impactful changes in all walks of life, which includes intergenerational collaboration by the end of 2020.” We will use interviewing Influencers, meet-and-greet events, “train-the-trainers”-programs on “Emotional Mastery” and “Intentionality “as national intervention strategies, to reach this goal on top of our goal to scale up the possibilities to connect, align and create impact via a virtual platform. We believe that with collaborating with Miguel Goede on the virtual Vision 2030 platform, we will accelerate the possibilities to connect the diaspora and others elsewhere in the world and on the island willing to constructively create impactful changes in Curaçao, to join.Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

 

 

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

• Responsibility. As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.

Visit the website for more information.


Starting August: New workshop in Papiamentu on Emotions
Gran majoría di nos komo ser humano, ta pasando diariamente den un fluho konstante di diferente pensamentu i emoshonan. Esaki ta konta mas aún awor ku nos ta den e gara di COVID-19. Emoshon ta nos kompas interno. No tin emoshon malu ni bon, emoshonan tei pa guía. Nos tin ku atende ku nan i no neglishá, reprimí ni suprimí nan, pa nan no kausa efektonan negativo despues ku ta inesperá. Emoshonan por ta un insentivo pa nos desarojá e potenshal inlimitá ku kada un di nos tin komo persona.


Nos ke yudabo den desarojá esaki, dor di ofresé bo un “personal journey” di 15 siman. Den e 15 simananan aki nos lo sinjabo:

• maestría di bo emoshonan;

• kon di deshasí di emoshonan atrapá;

• biba un bida mas intenshonalmente;

• skucha bo intuishon mas mihó pa asina bo por ta mas kreativo i

• kon di laga loke bo a sinja bira un kustumber i transformabo komo persona.

Nos lo kuminsá riba diasabra 22 di Ougùstùs di 9 – 11.30 pm.


Pa mas informashon i detajes di e suma ku ta kobra, tuma kontako ku un di e 3 fasilitadornan:

Haydee Hermans Soul Garden na telefón: 5639848

E-mail: soulgardenCuraçao@gmail.com

O’dennis Daal Master Your Mind na telefón: 5130409

E-mail: odennis.daal@mymcur.com

Ivan Kuster Uplifting BV na telefón: 6986437

E-mail: ivan@upliftingCuraçao.com
Website: www.upliftingCuraçao.com/workshop-emoshon-kiko-e-ta


Our next MYM-platform session in July via Skype
Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 21st of July (the 3rd Tuesday of the month) via Skype, where we will present “Be Fear Less, A guide to go beyond. By looking within”, by Steven Coutinho. Author also of “Breaking ranks, How to lead change when yesterday's stories limit today's choices”. Steven Coutinho is a Dutch born from Surinam parents, raised-all-over-the-world speaker, author and board executive. He worked as regional managing director of the Royal Bank of Canada in the Caribbean and these days is Managing director of “De Surinaamse Bank” in Surinam. Steven holds a Masters in Medical Physics, cum laude, from the University of Groningen, and an MBA from the Wharton School.


If you knew you were living in a dream, How would you live? You would fly, soar and discover.
You would live and experience. In times of fear, You realize you can shake yourself awake. In other times,
You are fearless. After starting Vipassana meditation 4 years ago, Steven Coutinho has come to see the world more clearly. He has come to live more fearless. He hopes by sharing his thoughts with you, you too can live more fearless. Less fear about what others think of you. Less fear of speaking up. Less fear of not knowing where your next paycheck will come from. Less time spent in fear of death.

Subscribe by sending us an email sixtaivan@gmail.com or ivan@upliftingCuraçao.com and we will send you the Skype link so that you can participate in our presentation of this book

Time: 7.30 – 8.45 pm.
Entrance fee: Free
Presenter: Ivan Kuster


Personal Coaching tip
This week we will share some motivational videos related to “Work ethic”” . Every day in the week we will upload one of these video-links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

 

WORK ETHIC - Best Motivational Video - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChF3_Zbuems


Work Ethics - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyzwZvVy_e0


How to Develop an INSANE Work Ethic - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hML-7FUdKJQ


The True Definition Of A Strong Work Ethic - Motivational Video - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5avVsKjNyo


The Definition of Work Ethic by Grant Cardone - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQks_zQZo6M


The 5 Am Club Summary | Robin Sharma Book | The 5 Am Club Review - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC6FPxlIEfQ

Next phase of the Share2Uplift movement, Webinar, MYM April Book Session and week tips

Posted on April 20, 2020 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (20th – 27th of April) we will expand on how to move to a next phase of the Share2Uplift movement to connect, align 250 people from all walks of life by the end of 2020 and facilitate to create impactful changes. But before we dive into this, we want to share some important messages with you:

• You are invited to the last webinar “Praktika, evolushon emoshonal” by Carlo Monsanto on Tuesday the 21st of April from 2 – 3 pm.

• You are invited to participate in this week’s Master Your Mind –platform presentation on the book Emotional Intelligence EQ 2.0, author Travis Bradberry. This session will be via skype from 7.30 – 8.45 pm on Tuesday the 21st of April.

• We will share with you some motivational video-links related to the power of the heart. Every day we will upload one of the videos on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

 

If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to come far do it together

In last week’s blog we explained, why we formed an alliance with Miguel Goede’s initiative Vision 2030. He set-up a virtual platform where like-minded people can connect, align and collaborate to create (off-line) impactful changes aimed at the Vision 2030 that is being developed now. His initiative is totally aligned with the goal of the Share2Uplift movement: “Identify 250 leaders from all walks of life to connect, align and create impactful changes in all walks of life, which includes intergenerational collaboration by the end of 2020”.

In this week’s blog we will answer some of the questions that we believe some of you might have, to further explain what we have in mind to reach our goals by the end of this year.

 

Why should I, as an Influencer, participate in the Vision 2030 platform?
We believe that Influencers are people that are more than average pro-active in achieving their personal and business goals and are always on the lookout for new opportunities to increase the achievement of their goals. We believe this virtual meeting platform offers you the possibility to search and maybe find someone that you can relate with, which might add additional value to your effort either jointly or any other way. By doing this you can furthermore help in the realization of the vision 2030 for Curaçao in the sector you are involved in, serving the good of all.

 

Will participating in this platform Vision 2030 require lots of extra effort from me?
What we expect is that we want you to stay as authentic as you can be in what you are doing. We only are facilitating an opportunity where you via a small effort/investment in time, can explore whom else might add value to you if you would consider connecting and aligning. Hopefully if this is a win-win collaboration this might add value to both or all of you involved, accelerating the achievement of your goals and/or adding value to the good of all as part of the vision 2030.

 

Whom determines the Vision 2030 in the different sectors?
All who are interested to form part of this platform can give their input and help co-create how we want Curaçao to be in 2030 in different areas. This will not only be via input in the vision, but later on also in helping to implement projects that help achieve the jointly developed vision. Reporting on the progress will inspire others to also join and help create a growing momentum of people who in an organic way are working towards a shared vison for Curaçao in 2030.

 

Who is leading Vision 2030?
The leadership of this platform is organic, people decide on a voluntary basis when and how to collaborate. This makes the leadership in the journey to reach the vision 2030 situational and based on every participant their strengths and based on complementing each other in your competencies. Participants can team up with one another to create value related with the Vision 2030 goals, for the good of all.

 

Vision 203 does have volunteer facilitators who help facilitate periodic meetings with the members of Vision 2030 in the respective sector that you are working in or interested in. The overall facilitation is done by Miguel Goede. He started with this initiative.

 

What can I do, other than subscribing and filling in my profile?
You can:

• give input in the vision document;

• be part of a project group that works in getting a project implemented with the vision 2030 in mind, preferably close to what you are already doing;

• explore if there are partners to collaborate with that are helpful in achieving your goals that might coincide with the vision 2030 and contribute for the good of all;

• consider to recommend others to be part of this platform so to increase the ripple effect and momentum.

 

For more questions please contact us
Ivan Kuster
Uplifting BV
Emailaddressen: sixtaivan@gmail.com or ivan@upliftingCuraçao.com
Website: www.upliftingCuraçao.com
Facebook.com/share2uplift
Facebook.com/ivan kuster
Linkedin.com/ivan kuster
Cell: +59996986437

 


Free Webinars
The fifth and last webinar on the 21st of April offered by Carlo Monsanto, titled: “Práktika, evolushon emoshonal”.
Time: 2 - 3 pm local time in Curaçao or EDT (US).
Charges: Free
Language: Papiamentu

Join Zoom Meeting
zoom.us/j/338318044
Meeting ID: 338 318 044

 

E-mail: carlo.monsanto@iolee.life
Website: www.iolee.life

This is the fifth and last of a series of 5 webinars that Carlo will be offering on the Inside Out Learning Framework (IoLee) on-line and Uplifting BV will co-facilitate this webinar. This webinar will be directed especially towards those working in the educational sector, but all others that are interested, are most welcome. In this webinar Carlo will further expand on the experiential learning and practice of IoLee.

 

Our next MYM-platform session in April via Skype
We would like to invite you to our next MYM-platform session via Skype on Tuesday, the 21th of April (3rd Tuesday of the month), where we will present “Emotional Intelliigence 2.0”, by Travis Bradberry

In today's fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and turbulent economic conditions, COVID 19, each of us is searching for effective tools that can help us to manage, adapt, and strike out ahead of the pack. By now, emotional intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction—it’s no secret that EQ is critical to your success. But knowing what EQ is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things.Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four, core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential:

 

1) Self-Awareness

2) Self-Management

3) Social Awareness

4) Relationship Management

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a book with a single purpose—increasing your EQ. Here’s what people are saying about it:
“Emotional Intelligence 2.0 succinctly explains how to deal with emotions creatively and employ our intelligence in a beneficial way.”
—The Dalai Lama

Subscribe by sending us an email sixtaivan@gmail.com or ivan@upliftingCuraçao.com and we will send you the Skype link so that you can participate in our presentation of this book

Time: 7.30 – 8.45 pm.
Entrance fee: Free
Presenter: Ivan Kuster

 


 

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020
The goal of the Share2Uplift movement is now to: “Identify 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life to connect, align and create impactful changes in all walks of life, which includes intergenerational collaboration.” We want to reach our target of 250 Influencers by the end of 2020. We will use interviewing Influencers, meet-and-greet events, “train-the-trainers”-programs on “Emotional Mastery” and “Intentionality “as national intervention strategies, to reach this goal on top of our goal to scale up the possibilities to connect, align and create impact via a virtual platform. We believe that with this virtual platform, we will accelerate the possibilities to connect the diaspora and others elsewhere in the world and on the island willing to constructively create impactful changes in Curaçao, to join. Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

 


As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

• Responsibility. As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.

Visit the website for more information.

 

Personal Coaching tip
This week we will share some motivational vidoes related to the power of the heart. Every day in the week we will upload one of these video-links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

Creative Power of the Heart - Learn to Master Your Life - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=syRUwLViih4

 

The ANCIENT Technique To Making Tough Decisions | Gregg Braden | TRY IT NOW!! - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=exHp3L_c2Lg

 


Creating brain and heart coherence will change your life
www.facebook.com/DrJoeDispenzaOfficialNewsFanPage/videos/1094594870734146/?v=1094594870734146

 

The Heart's Intuitive Intelligence: A path to personal, social and global coherence - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdneZ4fIIHE

 


Gregg Braden - How to Harmonize Heart and Brain [London TCCHE] - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUvIpjh9pSM

 


The Power of Intention - Video
www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/the-power-of-intention-video


Vision 2030, upcoming webinar on Tuesday and this week tips

Posted on April 12, 2020 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (13th – 19th of April) we will expand on a platform called “Vision 2030” we joined that will help us to connect, align Influencers and further the steps we planned for the Share2Uplift movement in 2020. The Share2Uplift goal is to: “Have 250 Influencers connected, and aligned, creating impactful changes in all walks of life by the end of 2020”. Furthermore, in this week’s blog, we will invite you for the 4th webinar of Carlo Mosanto on the 14th of April from 2 – 3 pm “Praktika, evolushon emoshonal” and we will share some interesting video-links on consistency and habit creation as part of the Personal Tips we share with you every week. Every day we will upload one of these video-links on our facebook page.

 

Enabling connections, alignments and possibilities to create impactful changes via 'Vision 2030'
On the 20th of February 2020 Miguel Goede organized an event at WTC, looking back at a vision document called '2020', written in 1997. The thinking then was, to co-create this vision for Curaçao and work to materialize it. Go to www.curacao2030.net/Reflect 2020 Report 5.0 S.pdf for the report). Miguel Goede with his colleagues at Arthur Anderson back then, did what they could, but many didn’t understand what this was all about and not much of that vision materialized. That didn’t stop Miguel Goede to start a new initiative aimed at creating the vision 2030, which started on-line and virtually on the 30th of March 2020. As mentioned in our interview with Miguel on the 2nd of March there are lots of different challenges that we will be confronted with (Please, download the eBook "Society 5.0; We and I” see my book Society 5.0) and given the impact the COVID-19 will have on the whole world order.

We decided to embrace this initiative and we consider our alignment with Vision 2030 to be beneficial for share2uplift’s goals in different ways, while at the same time modelling what we stand for and that is connecting, aligning and creating impactful changes.

1. First of all, Vision 2030 offers a virtual platform where those from different generations and walks of life interested and willing to contribute “bottom up” to a vision for the different sectors of Curaçao for 2030. This effort is being facilitated by volunteer facilitators;

2. Secondly, Vision 2030 plans to invite the “diaspora” also to give their input, which will be relatively easy to do, because of this virtual platform;

3. Thirdly, after solidifying the first two steps, it is the intention, to ask participants of the different sectors, to identify projects that they could start working on;

4. Fourthly, it will be imperative that the progress will be reported periodically and this in itself because of its “agile” character will make the movement grow. as long as the volunteer facilitators and those really interested to reach certain goals, keep doing what they volunteered for.

 

What are we doing or going to do?
• We are facilitating one of the sectors called Family Neighborhood Home & Transportation.

• We will promote and contribute to “crowd funding” of the platform Vision 2030 that is created for the costs.

• We will invite all 90 Influencers that we have interviewed up to now (end of March 2020) to join Vision 2030 and by doing this enabling them to see how they can connect, align and keep on influencing their circles of influence. Their efforts would still be aimed at reaching their goals, but at the same time we will suggest to them to also relate their efforts to the vision 2030 sectors. That is now being created and formulated where they can help to co-create this. It is just a matter of looking for the smallest common denominators and then see how the collaboration can be expanded. By doing this we want to accelerate a possible Ripple Effect to ultimately reach our 250 people that are connected, aligned and are creating impactful positive changes in all walks of life by the end of 2020.

If you are interested to join to connect, align and create impactful changes go to the website www.curacao2030.net/ via the homepage and register.

Free Webinars
The fourth webinar on the 14th of April offered by Carlo Monsanto, titled: “Práktika, evolushon emoshonal”
Time: 2 - 3 pm local time in Curaçao or EDT (US).
Charges: Free
Language: Papiamentu

Join Zoom Meeting
zoom.us/j/338318044
Meeting ID: 338 318 044

E-mail: carlo.monsanto@iolee.life
Website: www.iolee.life

This is the fourth of a series of 5 webinars, that Carlo will be offering on the Inside Out Learning Framework (IoLee) on-line and Uplifting BV will co-facilitate this webinar. This webinar will be directed especially towards those working in the educational sector, but all others that are interested, are most welcome. In this webinar Carlo will further expand on the experiential learning and practice of IoLee.

 

 

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020
The goal of the Share2Uplift movement is now to: “Identify 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life to connect, align and create impactful changes in all walks of life, which includes intergenerational collaboration.” We want to reach our target of 250 Influencers by the end of 2020. We will use interviewing Influencers, meet-and-greet events, “train-the-trainers”-programs on “Emotional Mastery” and “Intentionality “as national intervention strategies, to reach this goal on top of our goal to scale up the possibilities to connect, align and create impact via a virtual platform. We believe that with this virtual platform, we will accelerate the possibilities to connect the diaspora and others elsewhere in the world and on the island willing to constructively create impactful changes in Curaçao, to join. Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

 


As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

• Responsibility. As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.

Visit the website for more information.

 

 

Personal Coaching tip
This week we will share some interesting video-links on consistency and habit creation as part of the Personal Tips we share with you every week. Every day we will upload one of these video-links on our Facebook page.

 

Consistency is KEY! - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLKwvmy5mJ8

 

Simon Sinek on Intensity vs Consistency - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5OV3RmXhbg

 

How small habits and a two-minute rule can help your productivity - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GECcjrYHH8w

 

What is the Compound Effect? - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=krweO8-CtMk


The Power of Habit - YouTube
/www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQLHwSphu-M

 

How Long Does it Take to Form A New Habit? - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0K63eqDCQs&t=32s


Social Support Groups, Group of 8, Webinar and our week tips

Posted on April 6, 2020 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (6th of April – 12th of April) we would like to explain, based on an article from the Mayo clinic -an American not-for-profit organization academic medical center - the reasons why social support groups are very relevant in these trying times with a worldwide corona – virus crisis; we will share with you every day a video of a participant explaining the benefits they have experienced from participating in a “Group of 8” in Curaçao, hopefully enticing others to subscribe for 3 free on-line lessons to become a facilitator of their own “Group of 8” of family, friends or peers that can support each other. We would furthermore like to invite you to the 3rd free webinar “Práktika, evolushon emoshonal” by Carlo Monsanto on the 7nd of April from 2 - 3 pm and we will share with you video links on “the Power of 8” based on the Lynne McTaggart approach. Every day we will upload one of these video-links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

 

The group of 8 an excellent tool to beat stress

Before reading this article: We have now 3 “groups of 8” in Curaçao: Curaçao Intention Group No.1; Splendid 8; Amethyst. View their story! subscribe yourself to become a facilitator of your own “Group of 8”.We are specifically offering you 3 free on-line lessons to explain the concepts more in depth.Subscribe via : sixtaivan@gmail.com or or cell +5999-6986437 

 

In an article written by the Mayo Clinic staff in June 2018, (Social support: Tap this tool to beat stress - Mayo Clinic) they addressed how a strong social support network can be critical to help people through the stress of tough times. As we are now in the middle of a worldwide Corona virus crisis, the lack of social support can lead to isolation, loneliness, stress and anxiety. Since supportive family, friends and co-workers are such an important part of our life, we would like to enable the forming of on-line new “groups of 8” based on the Lynne McTaggart principles. “The group of 8” is in a sense, a social support network.

According to the Mayo Clinic, studies have demonstrated that social isolation and loneliness are associated with a greater risk of poor mental health and poor cardiovascular health, as well as other health problems. Other studies have shown the benefit of a network of social support, including the following:

• Improving the ability to cope with stressful situations

• Alleviating the effects of emotional distress

• Promoting lifelong good mental health

• Enhancing self-esteem

• Lowering cardiovascular risks, such as lowering blood pressure

• Promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors

• Encouraging adherence to a treatment plan.

 

Where is the foundation of social networks based on? It nurtures the mutual relationships in the group by:

• Stay in touch. Answering phone calls, returning emails and reciprocating invitations let people know you care.

• Don't compete. Be happy instead of jealous when your friends succeed.

• Be a good listener. Listen when your friends are speaking. Find out what's important to them.

• Don't overdo it. Be careful not to overwhelm friends and family with phone calls and emails. Save those high-demand times for when you really need them.

• Appreciate your friends and family. Take time to say thank you and express how important they are to you.

• Give back. Be available for family and friends when they need support.

• Remember that a goal of building your social support network is to reduce your stress level, not add to it.

 

If you want to improve your mental health and your ability to combat stress and also live your life more intentionally, subscribe yourself to become a facilitator of your own “group of 8”.

The facilitator only needs to be willing to facilitate the discussions in the group, but also facilitate the formulation of “an intention” in that session, where the group will focus on.

In the “group of 8” participants are also helped to formulate intentions for either individual group members, their family members or the society at large, so that they can live their lives more intentionally and more pro-actively.

We believe you need intentions and goals. Why? Because focusing on intentions does not mean you give up your goals or desire to achieve.

Goals are focused on the future. Intentions are in the present moment.

Goals are a destination or specific achievement. Intentions are lived each day, independent of achieving the goal or destination.

Goals are external achievements. Intentions are about your relationship with yourself and others.

By setting your intention first, and combining it with goals, you will become a Creator who enjoys both the journey, as much as the destination. It is about activating a part of your receptivity, putting out that which you intend to attract and call into your life, and that is the power behind it, instead of “living on the fly of the moment”, which is comparable with getting on a bike with no direction as you start your day, week, month.

In conclusion, taking the time to start a “Group of 8” is a wise investment not only in your mental well-being, but also in your physical health and longevity, but also to start making more pro-active choices and become the master of your destiny in these rapidly changing times.

What do we offer?
We are specifically offering you 3 free on-line lessons to explain the concepts of the “Group of 8” more in depth. You can then start making more friends or improving the relationships you already have, by starting your own group. Whether you're the one getting the support or the one doling out the encouragement, you'll reap rewards.


To subscribe: sixtaivan@gmail.com or ivan@upliftingCuraçao.com or cell +5999-6986437 and we will communicate back to you and see how we can arrange an on-line course based on the Lynne McTaggart approach.

 

This is an effort of Lynne McTaggart herself to recruit members for new to be formed groups of 8 all over the world.

For more information on Lynne McTaggart go to:
Lynne Mctaggart power of eight - Facebook Search  

Check her website www.lynnemctaggart.com

Check also her weekly global meditation via this page aimed at reversing the corona virus threat every Wednesday at 12 pm till 12.20 pm.

 

 

Free Webinars
The third webinar on the 7th of April offered by Carlo Monsanto, titled: “Práktika, evolushon emoshonal”

Time: 2 - 3 pm local time in Curaçao or EDT (US).

Charges: Free

Language: Papiamentu

Join Zoom Meeting

zoom.us/j/338318044

Meeting ID: 338 318 044

E-mail: carlo.monsanto@iolee.life

Website: www.iolee.life

This is the third of a series that Carlo will be offering on the Inside Out Learning Framework (IoLee) on-line and Uplifting BV will co-facilitate this webinar. This webinar will be directed especially towards those working in the educational sector, but all others that are interested, are most welcome. In this webinar Carlo will further expand on the experiential learning and practice of IoLee.

 

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020
The goal of the Share2Uplift movement is now to: “Identify 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life to connect, align and create impactful changes in all walks of life, which includes intergenerational collaboration.” We want to reach our target of 250 Influencers by the end of 2020. We will use interviewing Influencers, meet-and-greet events, “train-the-trainers”-programs on “Emotional Mastery” and “Intentionality “as national intervention strategies, to reach this goal on top of our goal to scale up the possibilities to connect, align and create impact via a virtual platform. We believe that with this virtual platform, we will accelerate the possibilities to connect the diaspora and others elsewhere in the world and on the island willing to constructively create impactful changes in Curaçao, to join. Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

 


As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

• Responsibility. As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.

Visit the website for more information.

 

 

Personal Coaching tip
This week we will share with you video links on “the Power of 8” based on the Lynne McTaggart approach. Every day we will upload one of these Lynne McTaggart video-links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

 

Lynne McTaggart - The Power of Eight - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FYGRztyR24

 

How To Conduct a Power of Eight Group - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTORJd3s3Ws

 

The Power of Eight Intention Masterclass 2020 with Lynne McTaggart - YouTube
https://youtu.be/CfkCd2vxIvY

 

How To Do Intention: Useful Tips - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKJMZKZNiJc&list=RDCMUCeHhBlJ9kST90jJKBZDi6vg&index=4

 

Lynne McTaggart discusses the effects that Power of Eight groups had on two participants - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4SGp4VPpRo

 

Intend for something that never happens - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYvfNqtfZcI

 


 

 


 

The power of a group of 8, Tuesdays webinar and this weektips

Posted on March 30, 2020 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (1)

In this week’s blog (30th of March – 5th of April) we would like to invite you to subscribe for 3 free lessons to become a facilitator of a group of 8; we would like to invite you to the 2nd webinar by Carlo Monsanto on the 31st of March from 2 - 3 pm and we will share with you some video links on resilience. Every day we will upload one of these video-links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

 

Lynne McTaggart's approach:The power of working in a group of 8
 

In the past 1,5 year’s we have been working weekly in a so-called group of 8 based on the Lynne McTaggart’s approach. After presenting her book “The power of 8” in September 2018 some members of the Share2Uplift core group with some others, decided to start our own local group in Curaçao,
We formed a second group in May 2019 and enabled the forming of another group also in 2019. Our intention is to have more groups of 8 meeting on a weekly basis. We started applying the principles as explained in Lynne McTaggrt book and some YouTube links with great succes.

As the Corona-virus is creating so much mental and psychological stress locally and over the whole world, as this such a big challenge, we decided to offer for free three hands-on courses for those interested to become a facilitator and by doing this enable them to form their own groups of 8.

What does participation in this group offer:

• An opportunity to share experiences among each other every week;

• An opportunity to learn from each other on what works best;

• An opportunity to work on at least one intention for an individual in the group or her/his family or for the Island or even the world at large.


To know more check this video.

Lynne McTaggart - How to do intention: Useful Tips – YouTube

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKJMZKZNiJc

Recently Lynne McTaggart had started a Facebook page go to Lynne Mctaggart power of eight - Facebook Search
www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=lynne mctaggart power of eight&epa=SEARCH_BOX

This is an effort of Lynne McTaggart herself to recruit members for new to be formed groups of 8 all over the world.

 

If you want to learn more and form your own group, please send us an email sixtaivan@gmail.com or ivan@upliftingCuraçao.com or call on +5999-6986437 and we will communicate back to you and see how we can arrange an on-line course based on the Lynne McTaggart approach.
We have had members in all three groups, that have experienced big transformational personal changes, so we highly recommend you to subscribe.
These on-line courses are totally free offered by Uplifting BV.

More info on Lynne McTaggart
Check her website www.lynnemctaggart.com
Check also her weekly global meditation via this page aimed at reversing the corona virus threat every Wednesday at 12 pm till 12.20 pm via 
www.facebook.com/LynneMcTaggart2011/

 


 

Free Webinars
The second webinar on the 31st of March offered by Carlo Monsanto, titled: “Evolushon Personal, kresementu emoshonal mei mei di un krisis mundial”

Time: 2 - 3 pm local time in Curaçao or EDT (US).

Charges: Free

Language: Papiamentu

Subscribtion via this link bit.ly/iolee-webinar1

This is the second of a series that Carlo will be offering on the Inside Outside Learning Framework (IoLee) on-line and Uplifting BV will co-facilitate this webinar. This webinar will be directed especially towards those working in the educational sector, but all others that are interested, are most welcome. In this webinar Carlo will further expand on how one can grow in the midst of a world wide crisis.

 

 

 

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020
The goal of the Share2Uplift movement is now to: “Identify 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life to connect, align and create impactful changes in all walks of life, which includes intergenerational collaboration.” We want to reach our target of 250 Influencers by the end of 2020. We will use interviewing Influencers, meet-and-greet events, “train-the-trainers”-programs on “Emotional Mastery” and “Intentionality “as national intervention strategies, to reach this goal on top of our goal to scale up the possibilities to connect, align and create impact via a virtual platform. We believe that with this virtual platform, we will accelerate the possibilities to connect the diaspora and others elsewhere in the world and on the island willing to constructively create impactful changes in Curaçao, to join. Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

 


As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

• Responsibility. As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.

Visit the website for more information.

 

 

Personal Coaching tip
In this week we share with you some video links as personal motivational tips on resilience. We will upload one of these video’s every day via our Facebook page

Building personal resilience. - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?vS5H7VfkuPk

RESILIENCE ~ Hard Times Motivation ft. Eric Thomas ᴴᴰ - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9necB7hjC8

Developing Resilience and Emotional Health - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9IZFbFadx8


Resilience in Action - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz6ErBAWg9U

 

What Does Resilience Mean To Young People? | YoungMinds - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RzHx5rw0f4

5 steps on how to develop resilience - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahdbmWNXAhY

 


Keep Going - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1H92b_uLdU

 

Influencer Carlo Monsanto, Webinar and this week tips

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (6)

In this week’s blog (23rd – 29th of March) we will resume our interviews, after cancellations of planned interviews due to the corona-virus.
We will interview Carlo Monsanto. We will invite you for an on-line free webinar Carlo Monsanto is offering especially for those in the educational sector in these troubled times in Papiamento. Uplifting BV will co-facilitate this webinar. We will share with you some motivational videos on resilience. Every day in the week we will upload one of the videos on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.


Influencer Carlo Monsanto: original thinker, visionary, conscious evolution teacher

 

 

Could you share with us some information about your family life?
I am married, have one daughter and two step sons. I have one brother in The Netherlands, and my mother lives in Curaçao. My parents, to a certain extent, were supportive in whom I have become. They didn’t fully understand my life-purpose, vision, and mission.
I was born in the Amsterdam, Netherlands and I grew up and have lived, most of my childhood, and adolescence in Curaçao. I went to Maria Goretti Kleuterschool, St Fransiscus College, Mgr Zwijsen College, and the technical faculty of the University of the Netherlands Antilles (now University of Curaçao). I worked in Curaçao as a computer technician and consultant, before I started traveling. Since then, I have lived in the Republic of Panama, The Netherlands, again in Curaçao from 2006 through 2009, and 2012 through 2013, and United States, and since 2018 I live in Medellin - Columbia. I come from a multi-cultural and multi religious family with a mixed jewish and christian religuous backgrounds, which has made unity in diversity something, that I considered normal.

 

Could you share with us some of your educational background and past professional experience, which has led to the work that you are doing now?
I was trained in electronics as an engineer. I wasn’t happy of the educational system as such, as it was purely academic. I gravitated more towards exploring life experientally.
My search in life, started around age 9. I explored emotions to find out what they caused in me. I explored this through touch, visually, sound, and through other senses. When I was around 11 to 12 years old, I wanted to more deeply explore the spiritual side of life. I wanted to engage in comtemplative practices, but when my parents refused, continued my training in martial arts, among which Judo, and Tae Kwondo. When I was around 21 years old, I decided to start working in Curaçao and soon after that, at age 23, I moved to Panama (1983) to further my personal and professional exploration. During the period of 2.5 years that I lived in Panama, I mostly concentrated on studying ancient texts, seeking after the meaning of life. Experiential learning had become the new normal, which helped me discover my calling. After moving to the Netherlands (1986), I did my non traditional training in health science (BA) and ayurvedic psychophysiology (MS). Several years of research and development in both The Netherlands and India, further shaped the basis of my current work. During those early years I practiced Yoga, and since I returned to Curaçao (2006), I started the practice of Qi gong, which I am currently combining with the practice of Wudang Tai Chi. All of this leans towards experientially exploring the body, mind and spirit. During this period in my life, the conscious side of my development drove my academic training, research, and work in systematizing discoveries that relate to experiencing life, from the inside out.

During my research in the 90’s, my main question was: “..Why do people have to work so hard to become what they already are..?” It was during this period that I made a 180 degree shift in my perspective, starting not from perceiving, structuring and managing the limitations in life, but from observing how life emerges from the depths of our being, and “how” limitations that block this from happening, can be effortlessly “integrated”, thus promoting conscious evolution, including physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

As a research scholar affiliated with the Ronin Institute (USA), you have studied so many different disciplines, where does this drive come from?

This stems from my childhood, wherein I was drawn to exploring many different aspects relating to living, which then grew into my more formal research of conscious evolution, both as an orginal thinker, inventor, scholar, and researcher. My research included the exploration of disciplines such as process philosophy, complex adaptive systems theory, psychology, and psychophysiology, and other scientific perspectives, but also various wisdom traditions, contemplative and health cultivation systems from different cultures. I consider this transdisciplinairy work the basis of my current work. From an early age, my parents wanted me to follow a more traditional educational path, but I chose to do it my way, from a very young age onwards.

 

How do you develop your work as a social entrepreneur?
 In order to spread the work, which involved the development and training in the use of a new open learning framework for conscious evolution called – IOLEE – Inside Out Learning Experience Ecosystem, we founded - IOLEE ECOSYSTEM - in New York state. This venture is just part of the journey, which incorporates contributions of an increasing number of people. Apart from our for profit corporation, we are also in the process of evolving different non profit organizations, among other places in Curaçao, The Netherlands and India, so that we can cater to differing needs for social change in different cultural contexts. In order to create a sustainable business model, we are going to increasingly use the for profit side to fund social and educational programs. We are guiding these processes towards operationalization.

 

Do you have any people employed?
We don’t work with employees, but we train a growing number of facilitators and trainers, who work as part of our network. They all contribute to our joint cause.

 

We know you to be a very pro-active person. We have known each other for some years and you have always been involved in promoting personal well-being as an original thinker, complementing more traditional routes. Where does this come from?
Well-being is part of my life purpose, which is: “...to empower individuals and communities towards conscious evolution and wholeness.

 

What is the difference between what IOLEE offers compared with Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and approaches that are directed towards well-being?
IOLEE as an open learning framework for conscious evolution offers an intrinsic language of emotions framework, which guides you in better understanding your inner world. You’ll understand how everything you feel, think and sense are transparently interconnected as processes. And these processes relate to behaving, communicating, acting, and other objective processes. It lays the ground-work for seeing life from the first-person, which is the perspective that we were born into. It also lays a basis for educational practices such as Social Emotional Learning. Educational experiences focus on offering structured tasks that can be measured in terms of their objectives. From an IOLEE perspective we start from the emergence of life, looking at how life wells up from a potential within, which is greater then yourself, guiding all fysiological, mental, and emotional processes towards a dynamic balance. These processes continuously adjust to complex external and internal circumstances, weather changes, what others say to you, what you eat, the feelings that arise in contact with different situations. Hence, working with a team of researchers in Japan, China and India, have made it clear that this opens up many new opportunities for research, which merge the experiential with the purely scientific. Within the framework we refer to medical research, complex adaptive systems theory, educational theory, psychology, but also to the process view of age-old wisdom traditions and health cultivation systems.

 

You are very internationally oriented, where does this come from?
Whether it was traveling with my parents to Venezuela and Colombia from Curaçao with the Ferry, or moving at age 23 to Panama, The Netherlands, and afterwards to the United States. Throughout my life, traveling was the norm. Apart from being a Dutch citizen, having been raised, in the European and American continents, I am also a citizen of India, a resident of the USA, and of Colombia. It will therefore not sound strange that I have been equally in tune with the planetary level as well as the local level. Everything is and always has been interconnected since the beginning of time, but in Curaçao we have lost touch with this until now. When we go back in the history of Curaçao it was always more internationally oriented, connected with other countries. I guess increasing individualization has contributed to all nations becoming more segragated, until now...

 

Recently you attended an international conference on “well-being” in India. Am I correct? In this conference, could you notice a shift from the more externally oriented approaches to well-being, towards the more internally (emergence) oriented approach that IOLEE proposes?
What I saw there was an organization that wanted to shift towards holistic well-being in education, but looking from the same old externally oriented frame-of-mind. Overly structuring, wanting to measure outcomes, creating change teams to bring about planned changes. Not allowing space for the connection between participants to emerge through spontaneous heartfelt connection. So my role there was, to bring forth questions that made us all think about the perspective from where we can observe wellbeing as a process of harmonizing our understanding of the world, with the understanding of self. By asking these crucial questions, I hope participants will sooner or later self-discover the answer.

 

And when do you consider that you have been successfull in your business/professional life, let us say 5 years from now?
If I have helped a critical mass to expand their perspective to include their inner world. I consider myself a Yu Di Korsou and as such I would like to first help grow this proces in Curaçao and the other islands of the Dutch Caribbean, as a basis for the whole Caribbean region and beyond. I do not limit my thinking, that is why I work from a global perspective.

 

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
I go back to when I was 9 years old, which is when I became aware that there was something greater then I that was guiding me towards realizing a greater purpose, vison and mission, which I didn’t yet understand. It was a key period in my life. It is at that age when I had vivid intuitive visuals of what I am currently realizing.

 

 

What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with the same?
The challenge is tunneling a vast amount of knowlegde and experiences that the framework stands for, in such a way that it becomes easily accessible to the majority of people, education, scholars, and researchers.
How do I deal with this challenge? Well I am working with a busines strategist to create viable ways in which IOLEE can serve different populations, ranging from individuals, educators to corporate leaders, to teams and communities.

 

 

Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
I always let myself be guided by my intuition, using what I feel, think and how I act to serve this inner voice. There is no specific practice involved, just a deeper understanding of self. And I use Qi Gong, Tai Chi or other comtemplative, system and other practices to support this more Emergent way of living and guiding myself and others towards a dynamic balance, inside and out.

 

How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
As need arises, I develop the required skills. I keep on learning every day.

 

What are your strengths?
Perseverance, using my intuition, and teaching, and guiding internally, using various skills.

 

Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
I have been passionate about photography since my teen years. As an example, I joined the photo club at Peter Stuyvesant College, around my 15th year, and later also joined activities at the photo club at Radulphus College. My other passion, which has overtaken photography, is videography and editing.

 

If you (as Carlo) would meet a stranger in the bus (let’s say in The Netherlands or the United States) and they would ask you to introduce yourself, what would you answer?
I would answer that I am a research scholar and professional. As a professional I assist individuals and groups to come in touch with whom they are and harmonize their lives with that self understanding, harmonizing the external with the internal.

 

How would you describe Carlo in one word or one sentence?
An original thinker and research scholar who explores and teaches about life from where it arizes, causing present moment awareness and wholeness.

 

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
I have always been inspired by little things in life and how people behave, act and how they relate what they feel. I have chosen not to follow one idol or person. I firmly believe in being authentic and grounded in life itself.

 

What is a trait that is still work in progress?
I guess evolving how I communicate and my business skills.

 

What was a defining moment in your life?
When I was 42, when I saw and became aware of what I had to do next to grow this important work. Different from when I was 9 years old, I could share this with like-minded friends. What’s more, I exchanged with like-minded practitioners from different disciplines, as to grow by getting to know their perspectives. This encouraged me to follow my journey.

 

Where do you want to be 15 to 20 years from now with your career?
I would have contributed in the evolving education and research, enriching it with more of the experiential aspects of learning that IOLEE relates to, creating a basis for social change, and social emotional development in all human beings. I know that is a grand vision, but I guess we ought to set our goals high in order to work towards it.

 

What do you think your loved ones, family, friends and others will say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
“Okay ... now we get what you have been working towards ....now we get it!”

 

Curaçao has now been shut down because of the presence of the Corona virus. What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao and humanity in general?
What I would like to say to fellow people from Curaçao is, that the “corona virus” is here to teach us something. It brings us in contact with our own inner fears, blocks, burnings, heat which are expressions of undigested feelings. These are the emotions, that have not been faced and processed at the time they were created by trauma in early childhood and afterwards. Those that are guided by these feelings, may feel trapped and fall pray to feelings of isolation and depression. Those whom are guided by their interest to grow, exploring well-being, will seek ways to grow from this “corona virus”- crisis. Our on-line programs that we will organize with Uplifting BV, will be geared towards this learning and growing experience.

 

Is there anything else that you would like to add?
I would sincerely like to contribute to the community in Curaçao, that which I have learned about how to cultivate understanding self, well-being, evolving emergence of life, and how we relate to self and others. Evolving not only our society in Curaçao, the islands of the Dutch Caribbean, and all communities in the Caribbean, and beyond.

One of the 250 Influencers
Carlo Monsanto is an authentic original thinker, scholar and conscious evolution teacher that at the age of 9 got a clear vision of what his purpose in life would be. He was trained in electronics as an engineer, but wasn’t happy of the educational system as such, as it was purely academic while he gravitated more towards exploring life “experientially”. Carlo never stopped exploring the road less travelled, as he practiced on the one hand Yoga, Qi gong, combining this with the practice of Wudang Tai Chi, all of this leaning towards experientially exploring the body, mind and spirit. On the other hand, he also explored the conscious side of his development that drives his academic training, research, and work up until this day. In systematizing discoveries that relate to experiencing life, from the inside out, he is now one of the leaders in the world in his field. As he is still on the path to realize his purpose in life that is “...to empower individuals and communities towards conscious evolution and wholeness…” starting from Curaçao, he is definitely influencing an increasing number of people in Curaçao and the rest of the Dutch Caribbean, the Caribbean and beyond. We deeply love and respect Carlo and consider him one of the 250 Influencers in Curaçao, representing the Educational and Spiritual sector.

 

Next upcoming event on the 24th of March
Our next event will be a webinar that is offered by Carlo Monsanto, starting on the 24th of March.
Title: “Evolushon Personal, kresementu emoshonal mei mei di un krisis mundial”
Time: 2 - 3 pm local time in Curacao or EDT (US).
Charges: Free
Language: Papiamentu
Subscribtion via this link bit.ly/iolee-webinar1

 

This is the first of a series that Carlo will be offering on the Inside Outside Learning Framework (IoLee) on-line and Uplifting BV will co-facilitate this webinar. This webinar will be directed especially towards those working in the educational sector, but all others that are interested, are most welcome. In the near future, we will be working more often on-line as this will become the new normal in the world.
In this webinar Carlo will expand on how one can grow in the midst of a world wide crisis.
Visit the event page.

Carlo Monsanto
International Director
Educational Consultant

IOLEE ECOSYSTEM

hq: 10411 120TH St., S. Richmond HL, NY 11419, USA
Research: Circular 4 #73-64, Medellín, Colombia
E-mail: carlo.monsanto@iolee.life
Website: www.iolee.life

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Consultant
Weaving System Shifting Networks
Website: www.networkweaver.com

 

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Research Scholar

Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship
127 Haddon Place
Montclair, NJ 07043-2314
Tel: +1-(609) 791-9779
E-mail: carlo.monsanto@ronininstitute.org
Website: www.ronininstitute.org

 

 


The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020
The goal of the Share2Uplift movement is now to: “Identify 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life to connect, align and create impactful changes in all walks of life, which includes intergenerational collaboration.” We want to reach our target of 250 Influencers by the end of 2020. We will use interviewing Influencers, meet-and-greet events, “train-the-trainers”-programs on “Emotional Mastery” and “Intentionality “as national intervention strategies, to reach this goal on top of our goal to scale up the possibilities to connect, align and create impact via a virtual platform. We believe that with this virtual platform, we will accelerate the possibilities to connect the diaspora and others elsewhere in the world and on the island willing to constructively create impactful changes in Curaçao, to join. Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

 


As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

• Responsibility. As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.

Visit the website for more information.

 

Personal Coaching tip
Personal Coaching tip
This week we share with you some video links as personal motivational tips on resilience. We will upload one of these video’s every day via our Facebook page.


 

Resilience - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw2OEKAHIhM

 

RESILIENT - Best Motivational Video - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdjHG_bGKhk

 

InBrief: The Science of Resilience - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r8hj72bfGo

 

How Children and Adults Can Build Core Capabilities for Life - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NehuwDA45Q

 

Boost Resilience: Take Charge of the Inner Critic & Inner Worrier | Jane Shure | TEDxWilmingtonSalon - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX6E1KT2bLU

 

Resilience - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF2hQ0XLf6U

 

Building Resilience: 5 Ways to a Better Life - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPMqMJMiBiA

 

 


Influencer Elly Hellings and this week motivational tips

Posted on March 8, 2020 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (8)

In this week’s blog (9th – 15th of March) we will interview Elly Hellings and we will share with you some motivational videos on Ikigai a Japanese concept of finding your purpose. Every day we will upload one on our Facebook Page.

Influencer Elly Hellings: intermediary,
deep sense of justice and solidarity


Could you share with us some information of your family life?

I am married and we have a son of 11 years old. Both my parents have passed away, but they have played a significant role in who I am now. I was born and raised in a traditional roman Catholic farmer's family in Brabant, the Netherlands. My mother was a very caring and helpful person. My father taught me honesty and taught me to always look people right into their eyes. Those influences allways stayed with me. I have a twin sister, she is totally different from me, although we are very close to each other. I was the only one in my family who went to university, broke the traditional circle and went to live outside the Netherlands.

 

Could you share with us some of your educational background and past professional experiences as we know that you are an entrepreneur?
I have studied Sociology, Cultural Sciences at Tilburg University and Information Sciences at the Wageningen University, between 1986 and 1992 In those days the Third World country their challenges were high on the international agenda. My plan was to either do work to support those in need in developing countries, or work in the Netherlands for an organization involved in developing aid or education about the situation in developing countries To write my thesis I stayed for 7 months in Zimbabwe studying income generating projects for women. I’ve always had a deeply rooted sense for justice and solidarity, in the sense that I would help to alleviate those whom don’t have it easy. When I had finalized my studies in 1992, the economy was in a recession. So it wasn’t easy to find a job in the Netherlands I gave myself 1 year to find a job related to what I had studied for, in the meantime I was involved different kind of voluntary work. In my first paid job I ended up to be a policy advisor dealing with “emancipation matters of minorities from non-western cultural background and Women emancipation” at the Municipality of Venlo. In 1999 I came to Curaçao and started working at the Antillean Federation for Youth Care (FAJ) I have worked there for almost 15 years and gradually started working for myself as an entrepreneur, doing what I do best.

 

How did you started as an entrepreneur?
Well, I was approached one day to write a projectplan for the Roman Catholic School board. I started my own company Indigo Blue and as the years went by. I started lowering my hours for FAJ from 40 hours a week to eventually 20 hours a week and the rest of my working hours I was working on assignments I got as an entrepreneur. About seven years ago I became a fulltime entrepreneur. I’m more like a generalist, and work on different types of assignments.I do a lot of applied social scientific research, for instance measuringthe impact of social projects, answering questions like “what is the real value added” of these projects. I was doing Project- and Program Management on social projects, have taught Research Skills at the University of Curaçao, write policy reports, research reports and project proposals. I’m happy with the diversity, basically, in a certain way, these projects just crossed my path and it was great to do those kinds of projects, because it is what I actually love to do.

 

We know you to be a very pro-active, business like person and one of the experts on writing project documents to leverage social changes on the island. Where does your business and pro-active mindset come from?
I believe that just by doing and through being asked to do this kind of work, I discovered that I had the ability to do so. The projects I helped preparing had a high success rate in being financed by donors from government or non-government organizations. It inspires me to function as an intermediary matching the need of an organization to the requirements of donors, therefore helping to finance worthwhile programs and/or projects., I am good in the Dutch language, know what is happening in the field, in the NGO’s and the society at large.

 

How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels? You have told us a couple of years before that you have been attending courses in Canada aimed at increasing your impact in Curaçao. Are you still following these courses and are you still member of this collective network?
I am a member of different collective networks and I follow them via internet on-line. Very often they have a newsletter, I focus on what is new in terms of research tools and youth development. From time to time I attend courses. The last couple of years I ended up in Canada in a collective impact network that teaches people and organizations in the field how to actually lead change in the society, for instance on poverty or youth development. I’m not intentionally looking for courses and conferences, it’s more organic in a way to have your eyes and ears open for new developments and jump on the really interesting ones.

 

You are also a correspondent of entrepreneur as I have read an interview you had with Marie-Louise Schoop in Entrepreneur, what do you try to achieve with this involvement?
Well I have written articles in Coach for years in the past, but due to lack of time now I only write articles for Entrepreneur. I interview those entrepreneurs whom had received a financial loan from Qredits. I hope it inspires others to do likewise.

 

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
Well, as I said before, I have this big sense for justice and solidarity. I feel privileged in life how I was able to developed myself and reach certain goals. I want to be meaningful and feel an urge to positively influence developments in the society.
I do this by deliberately choosing to support the underdog in our society. There are all kinds of groups or individuals, who are vulnerable and do not get equal possibilities, like some youth or those with a mental or physical handicap, that can use a push to help them move forward. This urge has always been there. I can still remember that when I was 10 years old, I went to the monastery of the “Zusters van Schijndel” to write letters for Amnesty International expressing my opinion on injustices happening in the world on human rights. So this is my “WHY”?

 

What are the challenges that you are dealing with?
I am of the opinion that I see too many people still working from their ego and doing things to personally benefit from this. I consider solidarity and public interest in society has to come first.

 

And how are you dealing with this challenge?
I always try to be my authentic self and if it really doesn’t work to be able to do this, I will walk away. Like in the Netherlands,my career started as a civil servant and after I had worked for 6 years as a civil servant I decided to quit my job after several solidarity dilemmas. At that time,  I realized working as a civil servant in a political environment did not suit me very well.

 

Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
I use my gut and feeling. If I don’t take my gut or feeling serious, when things go wrong, it is like it tells me: “I told you so”. This has taught me, to trust my gut and feelings and accepting that I don’t need to explain this rationally.

 

What are your strengths?
I am honest, good at listening and very empathically to other people. I like to do things from the other person’s perspective and not in first instance from my own perspective. Furthermore, I’ve strong analytical abilities. In my Reiss- personality test that I have done, I came out to be extremely structured, but also being extremely flexible.

 

Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
My work of course as I have explained and when you love your work there aren’t any limitations in terms of working hours and weekends. But I would say I also love to cook. I work a lot from home and use cooking as an enjoyable breakpoint. Furthermore I like traveling.

 

If you as Elly would meet a stranger in the bus ( the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
I would say: “Hello, I am Elly”. I remember my last holiday when me and my family were in New York in a bus and I was asked by a man to sit beside him. I accepted that invitation. I listened to his stories and responded in a friendly and open manner. He was mentally instable and my son asked me why did I do that. I answered that I believe that you should be open, genuinely interested and friendly towards any other human being you meet.

 

How would you describe Elly in one word or one sentence?
A creative person, very engaged in the challenges in our society. I can really dig deep into myself and go some extra miles if I consider something to be unjust.

 

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
It might sound very cliche, but Nelson Mandela is such person for me. I have personally met him as I was chairperson of the South-Africa platform fighting “Apartheid” which I joined after having lived in Zimbabwe. He is a very special person that although he had gone through so many personal hardships, kept his eye on this higher goal, and used these hardships to transform them into something positive for his country.

 

What is a trait that is still work in progress?
Patience, “..pashenshi...”

 

What was a defining moment in your life?
The birth of my son, becoming a mother wasn’t something that I expected to happen anymore. And you know, children are like a mirror to you. My son has so many traits that my husband and I also have. He is very strongminded. But on the other hand I also appreciate and love this trait in my son.

Where do you want to be 15 years from now with your career?
I would hope that I won’t be needing to work as hard as I work now. I would almost be 70 years old by then and hope to be healthy and still active.

 

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
I hope that they would have good memories about me, it doesn’t have to be something big nor beautiful, it could be something small.

 

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao?
First of all I am an optimistic person by nature. I always see the glass as being half full and always see opportunities. I always believe that things can be undertaken and steps can be taken to change things in a more positive direction. I am relentless in this otherwise, if I didn’t have the ability to see what is possible, I would become a frustated and sour person quickly. That is true according to me on a personal level and on the country level, “that is life”.

 
More info on Elly Hellings:
www.indigoblueconsult.com/

Elly Hellings can best be described as someone that is making use of her unique talent and gift, to be an intermediary between donors and organizations applying for funds. This unique talent and gift, she uses to leverage developments in the society, by deliberately and consistently choosing for the underdog in our society. Her innate sense for justice and solidarity has driven her to understand the requirements of donors at the one hand and at the other side the needs of the organizations trying to help those in our society that need help the most. She has been exceptionally successful in terms of approval rates for projects that were funded by donors. For Elly it is also about real change. As a consultant and scholar she also helps clients by offering project management services and help to measure the impact of policies, program and projects implemented. Her sense of justice and solidarity makes her a beacon of integrity in a world and society with lots of injustices, inequality and special interests, contrary to what she stands for namely: justice, equality and solidarity towards the whole. We deeply love and respect Elly and as a member of the business sector, we definitely consider Elly one of the 250 Influencers in Curaçao.

 

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020
The goal of the Share2Uplift movement is now to: “Identify 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life to connect, align and create impactful changes in all walks of life, which includes intergenerational collaboration.” We want to reach our target of 250 Influencers by the end of 2020. We will use interviewing Influencers, meet-and-greet events, “train-the-trainers”-programs on “Emotional Mastery” and “Intentionality “as national intervention strategies, to reach this goal on top of our goal to scale up the possibilities to connect, align and create impact via a virtual platform. We believe that with this virtual platform, we will accelerate the possibilities to connect the diaspora and others elsewhere in the world and on the island willing to constructively create impactful changes in Curaçao, to join. Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

 


As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

• Responsibility. As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.

Visit the website for more information.

 

Personal Coaching tip
This week we share with you some video links as personal motivational tips on Ikigai a Japanese concept of finding your purpose. We will upload one of these video’s every day via our Facebook page.

How to find your purpose in 3min - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhuGMV2CEbI

 

Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7Vf8NiqSu8

 

THE 10 LAWS OF IKIGAI (Ikigai Wisdom 1) - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A7msOc5MR8

 

Nobody cares about your passion: Find your Ikigai - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?vCf4XNEBq6k

 

Finding Your Life Purpose with Ikigai - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA1biMRa9pw

 

WHAT IS: Ikigai - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ5Srezh190

Influencer Miguel Goede,This week tips

Posted on March 2, 2020 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog we will interview Miguel Goede. We will share as usual some motivational videos on social emotional learning. Every day we will upload one on our Facebook page.

 

Influencer Dr. Miguel Goede: scholar, author, trendwatcher and enabler

 

Could you share with us some information about your family life?
I do not like to talk about myself. But let us share this, I am married and have two children a son and a daughter. I have two brothers and one sister. My mother is still with us. My father past away. My parents are our role models. We were stimulated to study, become good at what we do and be (small)leaders. Currently, I am finishing the editing of the autobiography of our father. He wrote the book in 2004. I past over in 2016. It is inspiring to read his life lessons. His message is about family and doing good. Before we gained any consciousness he was a labor leader in the field of education and in politics. He abandoned all that for the children.

 

Could you share with us some of your educational background and past professional experiences as we know that you are an entrepreneur? And what kind of business are you exactly in now? Do you have your own company and what is its name?
I have a Ph.D. in Governance. I have masters in political science and public administration. I have been a civil servant, management consultant, university professor and chancellor. I have my own consultancy from 2001, I started just before leaving Arthur Andersen (AA). I operate under the brands Goede Consultants 5.0 and the virtual University of Governance 5.0. I also facilitated a virtual think tank 5.0. At AA I learned to work globally and virtually. I also became an expert on strategy and change management. Still, I am not a commercial consultant by choice. In Curaçao, you need to sell your soul for a job and mine is not for sale.

You have always been very active in triggering macro topics on the island since 1997 and further, like on the 20th of February the 2020 looking back and looking into the future and also trying to put corporate governance on the national agenda, you have been consistent in your efforts. What is the driving force to do this?
This a gift I have. I am just doing what I have to do. These events do not cost me much energy, time or money. To be good at what I do, I constantly read, follow the news, read reports, and reflect to dissect the trends. We wrote it 2020 in 1997. I was in my thirties. We thought we co-create this vision for Curaçao and work to materialize it. We did what we could but many didn’t understood what we were about. In 2019 we decided that in 2020 we would look back. While working on the project I had to make a big effort to involve the next generation. There is no bridge between the two. I have constructed a small one. It is the task of those who are now in their thirties to create the vision 2030. I am facilitating the process. I hope they will learn from the past. Their task is not easy. As I explain in my book Society 5.0, there are huge challenges ahead.

 

We have come to understand that you are also an author, how many books have you written up to now and where can we find or buy your latest book Society 5.0 ”We and I” and why have you written this book?
I have been thinking about this matter from the days of the late Wim de Vrijer, one of my dear mentors who died several years ago. He used to visit me every Saturday. He never missed an appointment. He always taught us about “We” and “I”. Last summer in Europe, I started buying and reading books and writing at the same time. On 02.02.2020 I launched the book.

In this book, I explain the current global crisis, and how we should reconstruct society in response to it, and why. I do not have all the answers, but simply want to contribute to the discussion about solving the crisis and transforming society. I start by explaining the crisis we are facing. This involves exploring what the signals are and showing that climate change is probably the key signal that manifests itself in other signals. This is followed by explaining that the neoliberal market is the cause of this crisis. The neoliberal ideology has eroded all values and undermined social cohesion. We then move on to the exploration of the phenomena of the market versus society and government, focusing on how the neoliberal ideology (market rationale) infiltrated all the Three Domains (government, civil society, and private sector). This is supported by an analysis of the corporation as the main actor in the neoliberal world. The analysis demonstrates that the corporation if it were human, would be qualified as a psychopath, which poses the question as to whether it can be cured.

The discussion then moves on to consider how neoliberalism, in the form of corporations and their lobbyists, is threatening democracy; and how this creates opportunities for populists and other less democratic structures. These are global phenomena, not limited to any one part of the world. The question that arises is whether these divides are useful in this one world. Will smart cities resolve our problems? How will the younger and older generations collaborate to improve the world? Of what relevance will religion be in the future? What is the new society 5.0? Is it the world of purposeful organizations? And how will we get there? Will the corporation be able to adapt to the changed circumstances?|

This book is a follow-up on Curaçao 3.0, Mindset 3.0 and Caribbean 3.0.
3.0 is about the 4th industrial revolution and smart city and nation. In 5.0, I argue that we need to fundamentally need to transform the balance between “We” and “I”. Between “corporations” and “humans”.

The problem is that everything is market, money-driven. Money is the only value left. The new generation has to find out that materialism will bring us to the cliff at the end of humanity. The earth will survive anyhow.

 

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be who you are right now?
I want to accomplish my life mission and use my gifts. I do not know what my mission is exactly, but by being on my journey, I will get there. I try to listen to find out more about my mission. They say that your passion shows your mission, so I keep doing what I like. That is hosting these meetings and trying to connect generations because the two do not like to talk with each other.

 

What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
The challenge is to find space to do my thing. There is a lot of obstruction or lack of cooperation. Curaçao society is challenging. Collaboration is not our strength. On the other hand, we envy others. This envy leads to the destruction of the one we envy. Character assassination is the weapon of choice.

 

Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
Yes, I usually make decisions before going to bed and confirm this in the morning when I wake up. I must be careful not the overthinking. I am also working to listen to my heart. Many of us do not do that.

 

How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
I constantly read, write, discuss and organize events. I travel and during travel I read and write. I usually start my publications that way.

 

What are your strengths?

Well we just mentioned some in the answers to questions you asked, but I can also say: I am an analyst who can implement.

 

Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
I like sports, I like to swim, bike, run, movies, reading, websites, social media. I like plants and my family.

 

If you as Miguel would meet a stranger on the bus (let say in Norway or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
Miguel Goede. Often I try to explain a little about myself, but it does not make much sense to myself (ha,ha,ha). I should have a commercial elevator pitch to get business, but I still do not have one.

 

How would you describe Miguel in one word or one sentence?
Rich in the sense of abundance, complex and deep. I can entertain myself.

 

Who are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
I am not a fan of anyone. But to name a few: Roel in ‘t Veld, Paul Frissen, Wim de Vrijer and many others. My father, brothers and friends.

 

What is a trait that is still work in progress?
Making others use my skills and talents. I am not good at selling myself and my projects.

 

What was a defining moment in your life?
Marriage, becoming a father. Getting my Ph.D. Getting fired for no reason and stay in court for seven years. Many people have no idea what this does to a person. I have written a book about it. I do not propagate the book. It is a book for later. When everybody has forgotten about what happened. One of the subtitles is: “Prohibi pa lubida”

 

Where do you want to be five years from now with your career and personally?
I have constant work and be in a position where I can choose from what projects I will take. These projects are my hobby.

 

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
He made life understandable and easy and hence enjoyable.

 

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao?
Hope and Curaçao is an interesting object of study, a living lab. And virtually I can work all over the world..

 

 

Contact information:
www.miguelgoede.com
Upcoming conference: Vision Curacao 2030 on 30.03.2020

 

Miguel Goede is a scholar and author of different books and peer-reviewed scientific articles. He is also a trendwatcher and enabler of discussions on challenges that on a macro level based on international developments, need our local attention. As a visionary and implementer during the past 30 something years, on a consistent basis, Miguel has facilitated in different platforms and through his books, a diversity of issues. All issues that he firmly believes needs attention on a local level, like: Leadership; Curaçao 2020; Governance; Sustainability and through his books Mindset 3.0, Caribbean 3.0 related to the 4th industrial revolution; Smart City and Nation culminating in what some say his best overall work until to now: “Society 5.0”, where he argues that we need to fundamentally need to transform the balance between “We” and “I”.

His integrity and his conscious choice to be an independent thinker, over the years have not always been easy. This and his consistency over the years has made us deeply respect Miguel and we are convinced that we will hear much more of him in the coming years, as he had made us curious by saying: “..great things are still to happen..”.

As a member of the business and educational sector, we consider Miguel one of the 250 Influencers in Curaçao.

 

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020
The goal of the Share2Uplift movement is now to: “Identify 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life to connect, align and create impactful changes in all walks of life, which includes intergenerational collaboration.” We want to reach our target of 250 Influencers by the end of 2020. We will use interviewing Influencers, meet-and-greet events, “train-the-trainers”-programs on “Emotional Mastery” and “Intentionality “as national intervention strategies, to reach this goal on top of our goal to scale up the possibilities to connect, align and create impact via a virtual platform. We believe that with this virtual platform, we will accelerate the possibilities to connect the diaspora and others elsewhere in the world and on the island willing to constructively create impactful changes in Curaçao, to join. Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

 


As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

• Responsibility. As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.

Visit the website for more information.

 

 

Personal Coaching tip
This week we share with you some video links as personal motivational tips on social emotional learning. We will upload one of these video’s every day via our Facebook page.


Self-Regulation – Tips for teaching your child to remain in a calm state and maintain body control - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?vDRj_1sgZPk

 

Childrens behaviour management and emotions - YouTube
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy4A9bsayMY

 

5 Keys to Social and Emotional Learning Success - YouTube
 www.youtube.com/watch?vqNn9qWoO1M

 

The five social and emotional competencies - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?vWZeR1bB038

 

The Ultimate Test of Your Social Skills - YouTube
 www.youtube.com/watch?v9Urng_hGF8

 

20 Signs You're Emotionally Mature - YouTube
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-J9BVBjK3o

 

Influencer Glenn Helberg and this week tips

Posted on February 20, 2020 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (2)

In this week’s blog we will interview Glenn Helberg and we will share some inspirational videos on with you on purpose and passion. Every day we will upload one video on our Facebok.com/share2uplift page.

Influencer Glenn Helberg: driven, multifaceted and lifelong learner

 

Glenn, could you share with us some information of your family life?
I am the youngest of a family of 3 brothers. I also have two sons one of 33 years old and one that is 29 years old. I am single at this moment. My parents both passed away and they were very supportive in whom I have become right now. My parents were born in Surinam, I was born in Curaçao and I now live in Holland. My mother told me everything I needed to know about my family before she passed away when I was 13 years old. She would tell me all the “ins” and “outs” about my family back then in the post-colonial and post-slavery era, there were a lot things happening with a lot of inbalances, and they way my mother used to tell me these stories, was very non-judgemental, these are the facts. She told these stories in the sense of “this is life” and “things can happen” so you shouldn’t be surprised if things just happened to you, you would still have to deal and manage them. When she talked about the greater family it was totally non-judgemental, with compassion and that life is love. I believe that these teachings helped me the way I started to look at other human beings. When my mother died, she was 51 years old and I could afterwards still feel her presence and support until the year before my father passed away. It might have been to give some space to my father, whom would also make his transition to the other side. Who knows, but it felt like that anyway.


My father has always been a great support for me during my whole life, that meant everything for me, as he also taught me to be non-judgemental. He was also a funny guy, although he could also get mad at me on the little things, like as I was getting driving lessons from him, he would always reprimand me in a very direct way to turn on the lights in the evening when I was driving. In a certain way he also played a very crucial role in whom I have become. Even after their respective deaths, both my parents especially the part of being non-judgemental, was a quality that as a child I wasn’t aware of. I once asked my father why don’t you say “no” just for once...and then he answered there is no reason to say “no” because you are keeping your promises that you made with me...so I am very fortunate and I am very appreciative for the parents that I have had. It appears like, when I came on this earth, I wasn’t a totally blanc sheet, as I came with some past wisdom in this life when I was born and the dance that we made with each other, I could follow it without much effort. Maybe being the youngest child out of family with three sons, made my father a more experienced and knowledgeable father, as the way he raised me, was different than the education that he had gone through, when he grew up and what he had given my elder brothers. My grandfather was a half Chinese and he had outlived two wives and he was very present in raising my father, from my mother’s side at other hand, my grandmother of African heritage was the dominant party.

 


Could you share with us some of your educational background and past professional?
I'm still a physician but no longer a practising psychiatrist, I just turned 65 years old in January and each 5 years you have the obligation to re-register as a psychiatrist, showing prove that you have kept up your knowledge and skills levels. I passed on this, this year. I am done with complying with all the expectations of the governement and the insurance compagnies. They expectations are more bureaucratic and driven on profit for the insurance compagnies. Now I am doing what I want to do, I am free to do now what I would like to do. A friend of my told me: You can now use all your knowledge and wisdom, but leave it up to others to do the operational work. It feels like I am a grandfather in psychiatry, you know just like having grand children, they can always approach you, but I am not responsible anymore.


What do you tell them exactly?
I share with others what motivates them to live their life’s. As a psychiatrist, I never limited myself to the western model of psychiatry only. Although thinking from this model has taught me so much, it wasn’t complete. I considered it too limiting, down playing whom we really are as human beings. I was raised by my parents to look at the connectiveness between human beings and also to look at their environments and I wasn’t raised to look only at the individual, only at “me”. Our genetic make up, knowledge and wisdom from different cultures, all I would include in my therapies. If patients would tell me, that they would hear voices in their heads, I wouldn’t dismiss this and I would take them serious.

Feeling the presence of your mother all over these years is that an example of how broad minded you are?
Yes, that is one example. For my clients, if they would tell me about the voices they are hearing in their heads, I would ask them to tell me about this. What is it exactly that these voices are telling them? For them this is a reality. If a client was born with an extra spiritual layer, like children for example, who were extra sensitive and were seeing things, I would facilitate and would be guiding their parents while these symptoms occured by telling the entities to leave this child alone after understanding the whole context of the meaning of the entities in this family. And after doing this later on, I got a confirmation that this intervention had really been helpful. As I firmly believe that our environment doesn’t solely exists out of what the average person can experience through its senses. In fact by adding to my western psychiatrist education, also the wisdom and knowledge from my ancestors, other cultures and Buddhism like on death and dying, plus knowing how to deal with this, this has enriched my own personal knowledge and wisdom, but also it has increased my overall ability to help my clients.

 

Now that you have stopped as a psychiatrist, what are you going to do now?
First of all, I am feeling free, free to do what I want to do. I am now in Italy, at lake Lago Maggiore in Italy in a beautiful meditation and healing center in an environment that centuries ago used to be inhabited by Druids. This location was chosen by Tibetan Lama Gangchen Rinpoche especially for this reason. Everytime I come here I experience healing.By the way I was invited by the leader of this center Lama Gangchen Rinpoche to have lunch and I feel very honored and privileged to have been invited.

First of all, I am feeling free, free to do what I want to do. I am now in Italy, at lake Lago Maggiore in Italy in a beautiful meditation and healing center in an environment that centuries ago used to be inhabited by Druids. This location was chosen by Tibetan Lama Gangchen Rinpoche especially for this reason. Everytime I come here I experience healing. 

Secondly, I am working on a book I am writing on the importance of emotions. I am no longer a practicing psychiatrist, but after all these years it has formed whom I am right now. So if I would make music, I would use my knowledge and wisdom to enable people to live their lives as harmonious as possible.

Thirdly I am now working as a Life Coach. If people would approach me as a client, I would invite them to start a conversation, to enable them, so that they can live in harmony with everybody and everything surrounding them.

 

You have always been very active being chairman of OCAN for years and also e reknowned and publicly known person in Holland always asked for opinions on minority issues. Why have you done this in the past and are still active? What is the driving force to do this?
Well that is a difficult question to answer. So I will pick a moment to start with. There was a moment in time when I said to myself “enough is enough”. I live in Holland and in this society, the western dominated thinking that was leading the big national discussions on minorities, made me sick in my stomach.

In my psychiatrist practice, on an individual level, I was meeting patients from all walks of life and from Antillean descent. After Shell left Curaçao and Lago left Aruba by the mid eigthies, lots of Antilleans and people from Aruba migrated and came to Holland. The policy makers then thought that “this too shall pass” and that Antilleans would assimilate in the society, it was called “watering down” of Antilleans. But of course this didn’t happen, as we as human beings want to feel safe and you don’t want to loose this feeling of safety, so Antilleans moved to places where they would meet other Antilleans. So I was observing the unfounded discussions on minorities and decided to mingle in the ongoing discussions and by doing that, I was approached to become the chairperson of OCAN and also participated in the 'Landelijk Overleg voor Minderheden'. I knew what had happened in the USA and I knew that forced migration leads to the Afro-Americans landing in the lowest strata of the social ladder and I didn’t want that to happen. I wanted to actively work to prevent this from happening as policy makers were hugely underestimating this the system of exclusion that was already in place. I started to be asked to give an opinion on different issues and there are people that liked what I have to say, so one day 'Zomergasten' a popular program on national Dutch TV where they interview the only guest for 3 hours, was at my door and dedicated a whole episode interviewing me as they wanted to know my story and I agreed to do it.
Nowadays I'm also involved in politics, supporting the political party BIJ1, led by Sylvana Simons. Our platform is that we work towards radical equality and economic justice.

 

Did Holland change over the past years since the mid eighties?
Well, in the post-colonial system there is a build in reflex I have noticed over the years concerning non-white people. I have seen it with Antilleans and also with people from Surinam. People from these backgrounds should stay where they are in the social ladder. The system doesn’t want to see coloured people and they especially don’t want to see highly opiniated minorities express themselves and move upwards. This reflex is becoming stronger in politics and I am seeing a growing nationalism, all of it is a reflex on this upward development of minorities on the social ladder. The younger generations, descendants from the minorities that migrated, were born here and grew up in Holland, grew up as equals with their white peers, but as the society has a reflex, this is cause for lots of frictions as these younger generations don’t accept being pushed aside. My generation protested politely, we are even a little bit apologetic and we didn’t want to trigger angry reactions in the society.

The younger generations from minority parents, question this reflex and they asked themselves: Where does this come from? What do you mean? We grew up together and we were friends and you now want to boss me around? They are much more conscious and un-apologetic. I have come to the conclusion that system changes takes a lot of time.

Another example illustrating this is the discussion on 'Zwarte Piet' and 'the White Sinterklaas', although you might say that there are some slight changes that have taken place in acceptance, that it is a racist tradition, this has created so much angry emotions and agressions that it illustrated to me, that the society didn’t prove to be rational after all, as the society pride themselves to pretend to be rational. This is typical a reaction of people when they feel threatened.


We have come to understand that emotions play an important role in how people interact with one another, you have shared with us that you are planning to attend the next 'Emotion Revolution' Conference in Bergen Norway in 2021. Why are emotions so important according to you?
Words are the source of our emotions and passed experiences. Emotions are the source of our actions. The formal "code” of how we should behave as human beings in society in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights mentions that: “we should always use our intellect, consciousness and brotherhood”, they don’t mention emotions. As the thinking was that we are rational beings, forgetting that emotions can make us fire up like flames or not. We as human beings need to learn and understand that we didn’t evolve out of our ratio and intellect alone. Our emotional brain has so many emotions and we tend to be overdepended on our ratio and intellect and underestimate that emotions are the driving force behind our thinking, actions and words. When it becomes too overwhelming, we should know and become aware of this. That is why certain emotions, can be so overwhelming. The emotional brain is so important because it communicates to us when their is a danger, but on the other hand it can overreact of how big the threat really is, because of passed experiences. So you need to rationalize the severity of the threat, you need to manage your emotions. Like another extreme can be, that some people say: I am emotional, that is how I am and I can’t do anything about this;  using that as an excuse to overreact and not overthink and temper their emotional reactions when they are triggered. We need the rational parts of our brain also to balance this.

 

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
My purpose in life and being born on this planet is: “to learn”. I want to continu to learn. When I was about 15 years old, I read a book from Hermann Hesse called 'Siddhartha'. As I understood the book, it was about the road you travel to wisdom and the goal was not to reach your destination, but the goal was the journey itself. Everything I do, I learn. This is also why I feel very comfortable with Buddhism. Siddartha = Buddha. I came in this life to learn and not to be conditioned by how other people tell me how life should be like. I want to be connected with the deep feeling that my soul is being enriched through my growth during my journey in life. As I grow older, I grow spiritually and I can have more freedom.

When I talk to clients that want to change their gender for example, to become a man or a woman, this is obvious that this is the driving force. Their souls live in a body that makes their souls feel unhappy and unfree. Once they have grown through the proces and changed their bodies, their souls become more whole, free and come to fruition. Learning gives me more wisdom regarding myself, others and my environment. In my african background there is this believe of the importance of the enviroment. I have plants at home of which one in particular I recently understood that the plant is called 'Mama Aisa' (croton) a plant with healing powers and it is important for me as, I believe it heals. It struck me, that when I felt bad health, this plant would resonate with me and didn’t do well also. When I felt better, it started to bloom again. And ancient wisdom from the native people from America tells us that trees and plants in the world are the most intelligent entities in the world. From my perspective I can understand that, because who is making our environment the place where we can breath, who is giving us the food, medication, the possibilities to heal? Aren’t it the plants and the trees. Also this village as I mentioned before where I am now, has a healing potential. I can feel myself healing when I stay here. This environment is totally contrary to political arenas that are very toxic environments, where people their aim is to break their opponents.

 

What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
My body that I was born with. Every day I count my blessings. There are of course old clutters that I need to deconstruct yet, but I believe that everything I am experiencing now, also with my health is part of my personal journey.

I don’t believe that I will live long, but when I die, I want this to be a peaceful transition. For me it is important to answer positively on these questions: How well did I live; How well did I love: How well did I learn to let go.
 

Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
For me it is a proces, a rational proces and intuitive proces that I have to go through, think through and feel through and when I wake up in the morning I look at the outcome. I don’t like taking decisions under pressure. This can be frustrating for others at times. But I need to understand, why I feel anxious and fearful, I need to reflect on passed experiences and evaluate coping strategies that I am applying and I need to ask for support of other people’s if necessary and ultimately take a decision and be responsible for the possible consequences of my decisions and tweak the outcomes as the consequences become clear. 

Being afraid alone is not enough for me, not to take a decision. Like I was asked last year to accompany clients that were going to visit Ghana and at first everything in my body and everything else was like “don’t do it, because all my recent travels ended up in being admitted in the hospital”. After going to the process, I decided to do it anyway, as fear alone was not a good enough reason, not do it.

 

What are your strengths?
My intra-personal intelligence which is my self reflection abilities and inter-personal intelligence, the ability I have to interact with others. Having the ability to find the right words to explain to others what I want to communicate. My goal is to trigger their intrinsic motivation, inspire people creating something everytime we interact with one another. I have learned that if you are touched, you learn better. Why is this important to me? Because when I teach, I want to touch people using everything I have experienced in the past that is useful to trigger their intrinsic motivation. Everything you do, has to be personal, this is what I have learned from the women liberation movement.


Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
I have been and I am a performing artist in singing, dancing and in my words. When I am on stage, I want to touch people so that when they go home they take it along with them, entertainment of a deeper level. As you can see, my goal is to touch people, also by being a performing artist.

 

If you as Glenn would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Norway or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
I would say that I was born and raised in Curaçao and my parents are from Surinam and that I now live in Holland.

 

How would you describe Glenn in one word or one sentence?
I am not a one dimensional person, as I relate to many dimensions. As I am getting older, dealing with my challenges, I am still in a learning mode with every step I take on a daily basis. So I don’t think that I can be described as a static person, as I am more of a dynamic being.

 

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
My parents, like my mother that brought me to school at a very early age (1,9 months) and I was in her classes, she was a teacher. And I was participating in everything the other children were involved in and it is there where I discovered my fondness for the performing arts. My mother was an excellent teacher and later on I realized that she had laid some sound fundamentals in whom I have become later. Also my father in particular he once told me, Glenn: “I admire you now that you have become a physician, because you still treat every person equally.” That was for me awesome, when he told me that.But I also have learned the theoretical background of communication skills from Watzlawick; from Jan Foudraine I learned to look at psychiatry from a third person perspective; from Frantz Fanon, As a youngster I was very inspired by the 'Black is beatiful' movement I have learned what “Black Consciousness” is all about; from Ineke van Seumeren, a gyneacologist whom trained me, how to be a “whole” doctor, not limited exclusively like most doctors to be solely a physician in some kind of armor, but to also be still a human and a vibrant person; Anja Meulenbelt from whom I learned that the personal is politics; from my cousin Reginald Kort whom was a physician himself and he triggered in me the desire to become a physician myself, as I was not planning to become one, when I saw all the books he; had on his desk; and another cousin, in that time the only black professor at the University of Utrecht during those times, Albert Vrede (who he is married to my cousin), who taught me about the learning proces of learning, that this takes time. Nowadays I feel very inspired by my collegeas of Expertisecetrum Ttransculturele Therapie and Kitlyn Tjin A Djie and Irene Zwaan. 

 

What is a trait that is still work in progress?
This is a difficult one, I would say my propensity to postpone things. I would like to learn more the ability to come into a flow of things I have to do and now have the tendency to postpone.

 

What was a defining moment in your life?
I have had several defining moments, like the moment my mother passed away.

The other one is the acceptance of my father of my sexuality. I was planning to come and live in Curaçao back and I send a message via my brother and told him: Pa I love men. I wanted to know what his thinking was on that. If he wouldn’t accept this, I would not come back home as I was living in the Netherlands during that time. I didn’t want him to feel uncomfortable especially in a society where “what they think of you” is important. My father took 5 days to go in a process, he later told me that he couldn’t eat or sleep well those days, but after thinking it over he told my brother to let me know that I was welcome. The first moment we got a chance to talk to each other, he asked me to explain what I felt. I told him how does he feels when he looks at a woman. Then I asked him what do you feel, when you look at men. He said: “nothing”. I told him that is what it is like, when I look at men, I get the same type of feelings that he does, when he looks at women. My father then said: "Well my son, if that's the way you feel, bring home a good man."

Where do you want to be 5 years from now with your career and personally?
I believe that in 5 year from now, I will not be here anymore. My mother was 51 years old when she died and my father was 91 years old when he passed away. I am 65 years old now. Given my physical condition now, I do have a hereditary condition my mother also had, I would be extremely grateful if I would reach the age of 70. So, if I would still be alive, I would hope that I have made good use of the time, that I would have grown and developed even further that which in me as potential and that I wouldn’t be afraid of the death. That I would be living every single day and knowing that it can be over in the blink of an eye. And that I would be actively doing things every single day.

 

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
“I did it my way” and that I had affected people with the things I have done. I am consistently finding my own way in the things I do and this has given me so much. That I have managed to come with my feelings very close to my inner, intrinsic self that it touches me and it gives me “my peace of mind”. And through what I have learned from Buddhism, I have come to learn that “it isn’t about me”. That I have been able to contribute to a system that enables Africa and black people to live up to their potential, although I grew up in a system where blacks are considered to be less.

 

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao?
To all the youth here in Holland that go back to their native islands, thus not just Curaçao, I tell them that if they distinguish themselves slightly and stay their course in their careers, they will be soon in leadership positions. That it is probable that politics will want to incorporate them in the system, but I advice them to organize themselves with other youth and stay authentic, as the elder generations of politicians might have their vested interests in a cluttered system. When I read news along those lines, that the youth organizes itself, this makes me optimistic.

Furthermore it is important to focus on the reform of the educational system on all the islands in which learning about ourselves and how to become ourselves, taking ownership in your life and learn how to create value out of what we have and how to contribute to the whole society, is very important.

Finally, I really hope that the African diaspora develops into an economic power looking for their own ways and thinking about their co-human beings and that they know how money works and that they can connect with Africa and live in mutual prespect with one another and take care of one another. This makes me optimistic about the future of Curaçao.




Contact info:
https://www.transcultureletherapie.nl/

More info on past interviews and programs:
The therapist 
- Zomergasten in vijf muniten: Glenn Helberg (2017)

Photo tip
The photos that lifted up the Black Is Beautiful Movement

Video playlist tip from Glenn Helberg.
Ask Lama Michel.  Lama Michel Rinpoche answers questions about vital issues and explains various Buddhist concepts in a clear and accessible way.
Lama Gangchen Rinpoche is the founder of the NgalSo tradition. Lama Michel Rinpoche and Lama Caroline are lineage holders.

Contact Information Meditation and Healing center in Italy

 


Glenn Helberg is a driven, multifaceted psychiatrist.
Although no longer an active psychiatrist, he is still available for those whom approach him to share his opinions, based on his vast experience during his long succcesful professional career. Unique as Glenn is, he has also moved outside of the mainstream frontiers of his profession, by adding to his toolkit, knowledge and wisdom from other cultures to help his clients. Doing it “his way” he has affected lots of people whereby he has consistently looked for his own way of doing what he does best.

Glenn is multifaceted, because as a performing artist, another passion opf him, he has also shared his messages to his audiences based on his words, as a singer and what he expressed as a dancer.

As an advocate of minority rights in Holland, especially for Antilleans, he has consistently tried to rationalize the meanstram baised thinking on minorities and this has made him a 'Bekende Nederlander' (famous Dutchman) as he was often asked and at times still is asked his opinion on minority issues.

 

Finally for the youth that plans to migrate back to the Antilles, he recommends them to look out for each other to get and stay outside of mainstream thinking, but enable transformational changes in their respective islands.
In that sense Glenn, as part of our diaspora, is also one of the 250 Influencers, representing the sector Health.


The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020
The goal of the Share2Uplift movement is now to: “Identify 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life to connect, align and create impactful changes in all walks of life, which includes intergenerational collaboration.” We want to reach our target of 250 Influencers by the end of 2020. We will use interviewing Influencers, meet-and-greet events, “train-the-trainers”-programs on “Emotional Mastery” and “Intentionality “as national intervention strategies, to reach this goal on top of our goal to scale up the possibilities to connect, align and create impact via a virtual platform. We believe that with this virtual platform, we will accelerate the possibilities to connect the diaspora and others elsewhere in the world and on the island willing to constructively create impactful changes in Curaçao, to join. Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

 


As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

• Responsibility. As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.

Visit the website for more information.

 

Personal Coaching tip
This week we share with you some video links as personal motivational tips on on purpose and passion.. We will upload one of these video’s every day via our Facebook page.

What is Your Purpose in Life? | 0-100 - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK66az43EOI

How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes | Adam Leipzig | TEDxMalibu - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVsXO9brK7M

 

How to Find Your Life Purpose in Under 10 Minutes - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnhQvqtJKeU


How to Find Your True Purpose in Life | Jack Canfield - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8XECSIoEgE

 

How To Find Your Passion - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pgaJb2Wwhs

 

How To Find What Your Passion Is In 5 Minutes - Sadhguru | Motivational Video For Success | MOI 2019 - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPKr-pK4s_8


Influencer Allan Carolina, the goal of Share2Uplift and this week tips

Posted on February 16, 2020 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (1)

In this week’s blog we will interview Allan Carolina and we will share some inspirational videos on resilience, routines and success habits. Every day we will upload one video on our Facebok.com/share2uplift page.

 

Influencer Allan Carolina: conscious and passionate

 

Allan, could you share with us some information of your family life? And were you born in Curaçao?
I was born in Curaçao and only recently, December 2019, returned back to Curaçao from Holland. I am 26 years old and I have one brother that I am very close to, he is 23 years old and we always have wonderful conversations and we have an unique connection. My parents are still alive and they were a determining factor in whom I am now. My father is a very patient man, with lots of self-control and he is also very reflective. My mother is the complete opposite of that, she is “fire”, has lots of drive, determination and ambition. And both have formed me as I am right now.

 

I have got your name form Jordan Lourens and he showed me a video of you? How are you related?
Well both of us were personal trainers at Urban Gym. And as trainers we are like brothers you know. We are very connected with one another during and after our work hours and all trainers are very dedicated persons with lots of focus, they believe in personal development and personal growth and I feel very at ease in that environment as we can relate very well with one another. So Jordan was one of the personal trainers. He is younger than me, but we can have great discussions with each other.

 

Could you share with us some of your educational background and past professional experiences as we know that you are an entrepreneur?
I studied at the University of Curaçao to be an English teacher. Almost simultaneously I also studied massage therapy at Sports care Curaçao and also energetic healing, in this case reiki.

 

How did this interest for massage came from?
I can recall when I was very young, I discovered my good “hands” to give people massages. My mother used to ask me to give her massages, even though at the beginning, I didn’t even know what I was doing. She had a car accident and one day she just asked me to give her a massage directed on a trigger point in her back and that is how it all started, in the beginning a little bit intuitively. But this most probably sparked in my subconscious mind this passion in me for massaging. So I became so passionate about this that I left my job as an English teacher to study massage therapy, personal training and nutrition locally and in Holland.

 

How long have you been an entrepreneur as you are young of age?
I have been an entrepreneur for 3 years now.

 

 

Where did this drive to become an entrepreneur come from?
Well this originates according to me from different sources.
In the first place, my mother’s strong inner drive;
Secondly I have done and still do lots of self-reflection and meditation. There are certain periods in my life where I am complete focused within and after this period I act out on what I have learned from this reflection within myself;
Thirdly, I surround myself with people whom are determined and passionate about achieving anything they put their minds on. We share books and videos with each other. All these factors triggered a spark in me and I started a personal journey aimed at continuously developing myself and deciding that I would become an entrepreneur.

 

What kind of business are you exactly in and what is your companies name?
The companies name is “The life center”. I offer everything that has to do with the physical body. I offer fitness to strengthen the bones muscles and joints, massages to help the body recover and I offer people nutrition advice on what to provide the body with. I am a vegan so I don’t eat any meat. I do eat fish at times but no eggs and no dairy products. As a vegan I am very aware of the organic nutrition that your body needs, as every cell needs this type of energy.

 

When do you consider that you have been successful in your personal and business/professional life, let us say 5 years from now?
Generally I would say that being successful means for me, reaching more people and make them become more aware of their body and their health in general. My vision includes a wellness/holistic center where I will be offering under one roof fitness, massage, nutrition, meditation, reflection opportunities and holistic remedies such as natural herbs and oils.

 

Are you involved in other business ventures?
Right now I am completely focused on fitness, massage and nutrition and as part of my hobby I also help starters of their own businesses.

 

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
I have a vision of how an ideal community would look like. Where everybody would be living their purpose in life, whatever that would be and they would be doing that for 100 %. The community would be completely different especially in the educational sector. I always told my students when I was working in the educational sector to choose for that what you love to do, otherwise you would never give it your 100 % effort. That is my vision and that is my BIG WHY.

 

This is very idealistic, where does this come from?
I believe there is a deep source within. There is a Creator, a Source, the Universal Intelligence whatever you might call it, and I can’t describe, but if you seek it you will know that it is there. I know it exists and we can all tap into it. Around age 16 I was having a difficult time and I was very quiet and shy, because I thought I was odd and strange. As I grew up and met other people with great knowledge and wisdom I developed this inner knowledge and connection with the Source, developed it and I am now letting it bloom.

 

What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
I am recently back on the island since December 2019, and the challenge is how to connect with like-minded people, not only connect but also to collaborate to take real actions. Knowledge is not power, the application of knowledge is power. So I am attending arts and vegan events and events where I assume that people whom are also high in frequency will attend.

 

Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
Yes! by tuning in and aligning with the Universe, by quieting the mind and listening to what the next step should be. Usually it is a feeling or an intuition. I don’t exactly know where it comes from. The other day on Sunday I was at home and I suddenly felt the urge to go someplace and there I met someone that I really needed. That how it works for me.

 

 

How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
I used to do a whole lot reading. I would read a book a week. Books where everything for me in those days. That was what I called my reflective period. Now, I am in my action based period. Now I want to connect and interact with other people, like I am doing now with Jordan, and my brother, whose name is also Jordan. I need more practical and real life experiences that reflects the mentality and mental energy of Curaçao. An American author that lives in America would write a book based on that specific environment with the mentality of that country and that would represent a different energy and mentality than what we have in Curaçao. I want to experience more down to earth experiences in Curaçao, that is what I want to experience and thus learn.

 

What are your strengths?
I am very ambitious, I have a very strong inner drive. If I didn’t have the self-control that my father taught me, I would be a restless person. That is how much energy I have, energy that needs an outlet. I have to be a 100 % focused on something, if not I wouldn’t do it at all. That is why I left the educational sector. I wanted to work with students that have an 100 % intrinsic motivation. I don’t want to work with students and people that are not there yet.

 

Do you have other hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
I love travelling, getting to know new cultures, new points of view, new mentalities, for me getting a 360 degrees view of the world in my lifetime is very important.

 

If you as Allan would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Holland or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
My name is Allan, I am 26 years old and I am a very passionate physical therapist with the goal to empower each and every one that I meet. This could mean empower people with ideas, working with them physically and sometimes I might be just listening, be present and by doing this helping them emotionally a great deal.

 

How would you describe Allan in one word or one sentence?
Conscious and passionate. Conscious about what I listen to, speak and do and say.

 

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your business?
My teacher Charles Fermina. I started learning massage at Sports Care Curaçao in SDK. The first lesson he asked us to start giving a massage to a client. After our original surprise, later on we realized that he was checking whom had a natural flow that is needed to give massages and whom didn’t have it. With technique only you can’t learn the vocation. I had an immediate click with Fermina.

My parents as I have explained before and my younger brother, as I can have these wonderful conversations with him. He is also a very passionate and energetic person that although younger than me, is very mature in his thinking.

 

What is a trait that is still work in progress?
Connecting deeply and emotionally with others. For so long I have been so focused on myself, that in relationships. I fear to be really open and vulnerable with a partner.

 

What was a defining moment in your life?
Me moving to Holland for the first time, as I assumed that if I would move to somewhere else, I would feel happier. But Holland helped me become aware of the fact, that moving somewhere else didn’t offer me the thing that I was looking for. What I was looking for was within me, it was not something external. That was a defining moment for me.

 

Where do you want to be 15 to 20 years from now with your career?
By that time I will have a Wellness center build on Curaçao and I would have expanded this center also in the Caribbean region. I am of the opinion that our people as a collective need so much inner healing and improved structures for self-development, as the old beliefs and ideologies we have had and still have, do not serve us well, we are still stuck in a slavery and fear mentality.

 

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
A man that inspires all those around him to be a better version of themselves in whatever way possible, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This is my gift to the world, my bucket is so full that it will spill over to other people.

 

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao?
Curaçao is a paradise in different ways, geographically, biologically, strategically. That is why I am optimistic about the future. Yes, we need to work on an upgrade of our mentality to maintain or even improve it further, but it is a paradise. When I was in Holland as I am very sensitive for feeling the energy of people, I would feel it in my head. I could feel lots of stress, frustration and loneliness as this is the collective lifestyle of lots of people in Holland. Being here in Curaçao I feel warmth, a less upbeat tempo and passion in Curaçao. We need to grow to the next level here but in Holland the energy is an intellectual energy, in Curaçao and the Caribbean it is more emotional and a little bit raw. Another way to explain the difference is the language. The Dutch language is a very structured, organized and intellectual language while Papiamentu is an emotional language. When I express myself I can sense the rawness and the emotions, meaning also that I can really connect with other people.

 

I have been a teacher for two years at SGO Otrobanda. In Holland I studied fitness, personal trainer, nutrition, coaching and gained experiences in massages. In that sense Holland was good for my intellectual development and Curaçao is according to me a good place to settle and build Curaçao and from here also the Caribbean.

Connect with Allan Carolina

Instagram: @allan_carolina
Phone: +5999688-0155
Spa Location: Ansinghstraat 76, Julianaplein



Allan is a young conscious and passionate entrepreneur, who follows his heart. After studying to become a teacher and teaching for 2 years, he chose to follow his heart and started his own business and now offers massage therapy, personal training and nutritional advices, but also energetic healing. By following his heart, he chose recently to come back to work and live in Curaçao. He is a very passionate physical therapist with the goal to empower each and every one that he meets. This could mean empower people with ideas, working with them physically and sometimes just listening, be present and by doing this helping them emotionally a great deal. Appreciative of the education he got in Holland, Allan is now focusing all his energy to build his business in Curaçao with a clear vision, that is: “Enabling people to be living their purpose”, Allan aims to expand his business beyond the boundaries of Curaçao and aims at also serving the Caribbean market. With his energy, dedication and his motivation we sincerely belief that Allan will play an increasingly important role in Curaçao, enabling others to become their best versions. As a representative of the Business sector we definitely consider him one of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao.

 

 

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020
The goal of the Share2Uplift movement is now to: “Identify 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life to connect, align and create impactful changes in all walks of life, which includes intergenerational collaboration.” We want to reach our target of 250 Influencers by the end of 2020. We will use interviewing Influencers, meet-and-greet events, “train-the-trainers”-programs on “Emotional Mastery” and “Intentionality “as national intervention strategies, to reach this goal on top of our goal to scale up the possibilities to connect, align and create impact via a virtual platform. We believe that with this virtual platform, we will accelerate the possibilities to connect the diaspora and others elsewhere in the world and on the island willing to constructively create impactful changes in Curaçao, to join. Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

 


As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

• Responsibility. As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.

Visit the website for more information.

 

Personal Coaching tip
This week we share with you some video links as personal motivational tips on resilience, routines and success habits. . We will upload one of these video’s every day via our Facebook page.


RESILIENCE ~ Hard Times Motivation ft. Eric Thomas ᴴᴰ - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9necB7hjC8&t=6s

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WINNERS - BEST CHAMPIONS ADVICE - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7DWWwdPDgk


10 Morning Routine Habits of Successful People - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifGg5JykgQo


10 Morning Habits Geniuses Use To Jump Start The Brain | Jim Kwik - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sGyNx44Xw4


The Darkest Point ( Eric Thomas Motivation  - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GotaTYqi0co


THE WAKE UP CALL | You Will Stop Wasting Any More Time - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=khN2ZlPLjFs