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Influencer Sharella Riedel, MYM Book Session and this week tips

Posted on November 22, 2020 at 12:10 AM

In this week’s blog (23rd of November – 29th of November) we will interview Sharella Riedel; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind book presentation on the 15th of December from 7 – 8.45 pm via Skype presenting we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind book presentation via skype “Inner bonding, becoming a loving adult to your inner child” by Margaret Paul Ph.D.; we will invite you to our next (our 8th and 9th) Personal Journey “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?” on the 25th of November (9 – 11.30 am & 7 – 9.30 PM) and we will share some videos on “Entrepreneurship”. Every day during the week we will upload one of these links on Facebook.com/share2uplift/

 

Influencer Sharella Riedel: entrepreneurial and living intentionally

 


Sharella, could you share with us some information of your family life?
I was born in Curaçao and I have 4 brothers and one other sister. My parents have passed away. My grandparents came from such a diverse background and this heritage truly represents how Curaçao is. My ancestors came from all of over the world with the exception of Asia and that makes my background, consisting of a migrants, very interestingly diverse and made me the “Yu di Korsou” that I feel I am nowadays. Some of the typical local traditions were not part of my upbringing but in the meantime, as I am now living so long on the island, they have become my traditions.

 

Where did your grandparents came from?
II have grandparents originating from Germany that via Venezuela landed in Curaçao. I have family originating from indiginous people from Colombia, that came to Curaçao via Bonaire. I have grandparents from Portuguese descent that landed in St. Kitts and there they mixed with local colored people living in Sint Kitts. One of my grandparents is from Curaçao. My grandmother that came from St. Kitts, she came during the Second World War. My maternal grandmother grew up in a family of business owners in St. Kitts The business was in trouble, because of the second world war. It was then, when she decided to migrate to Curaçao and starts to build herself a new living, got married and had her children in Curaçao. She would remind us that the immigrants that come to Curaçao, may come of the same social position as she had thus to always give a helping hand when we can. If she hadn’t migrated to Curaçao, all of us would have been born in St. Kitts, so be aware of the special position you have. It is interesting as this is how I see the history of Curaçao, as people from different nationalaties, came to live in Curaçao to form one nation.

 


Could you share something of you eductional background and your experiences?
I lived in Holland for 10 years and studied Public Relations and Management, Commercial Economy (Marketing). I also did the course for Cargadoor (Shipping) of Hoge School Rotterdam and I have kept honing my knowledge and skills levels continuously. I have lots of certificates, even a first aid certificate. It is important to be able to administer first aid. I have worked for an international company in Europe . Back in Curaçao I have worked at the Monsegnieur Verriet Instituut for one year. After that I went to work for an off-shore company.

 

M y grandmother was sort of a role model for me as an entrepreneur. As she started her own business after her retirement. This is what I saw from her growing up. My grandmother came from a family of business owners. In St.Kitts they owned sugar plantations and brewed Whisky so she was born into the entrepreneurial mentality. My grandmother was good and capable in dealing with money. After a while she got competition from another snack not too far away from our home, as these competitors saw how well my grandmother was doing originally and copied her business and then after a while she decided to stop with her snack. Her money wise mentality made a lasting effect on me.

 



Could you tell us more about Made in Curaçao, where did this come from?

After living, studying and working in Holland for ten years, I decided to come back to Curaçao. I had noticed in the meantime that when people came to visit Curaçao from Holland, would share the usual popular tourist places, like the popular night live and some beaches etc... and they had a great experience btw. They consider Curaçao to be a paradise. I knew though that there was so much more we could offer the world, in terms of more locally colored experiences that was lacking, like those places were we as locals would enjoy spending our time, the local experience, they were lacking and that is how I started with the Made in Curaçao platform.

 


How long ago did you start with this platform?
This Platform is online for some 8 years now. But I have come to learn that our people were not that eager to go online. They prefer the person to person contacts, especially with someone they know. Via this Made in Curaçao online platform everybody can see the products you are offering also international clients. In the early beginning we got a lot international interest . But the local providers of the products were not accustomed to look often enough at their emails and they had no idea of the transportation logistics involved to get their products to the international clients. They lacked the required discipline in their work, which such an environment requires. So we had to adapt to a different position.

 


How did Covid -19 influence your platform?

It had basically worked to our advantage. People that use to have doubt on using video calls, voice calls and internet are getting accustomed.


What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be who you are right now?
We are offering training to entrepreneurs and in our approach we are very focused on the local market and the market in Holland. We use to have lots of clients in the beginning from Germany, but we didn’t deliver. So we concluded that we have to help these entrepreneurs to improve in these areas as lot of our people doesn’t have experiences of being entrepreneurial.


Another thing I would like to point out is, that we need to live more efficiently and create value for other people. One of the reasons why I support Vision 2030 is that it accepts technology as an advantage that will make our lives easier and more comfortable. Like the availibity of electrical cars as a means of transport. Self-driving electric cars will lower the necessity for everybody to have a car. At the moment most cars will stay parked at jobs while self driving cars can go home and pick up their wives and kids, etc.

 

The future is already here, we could also have 36 hours weeks of active labor and still have enough income to live comfortably. We should create more products locally that uses local ingredients, instead of importing products from for example China.

 

We could value and respect local people more. By recognizing the talents and creativity we will closing the gap between rich and poor and hereby creating a more balanced society with less crime. By lowering working hours we will have more time for self education and we would live less in a survival mode which leads to a mindset to “grab whatever there is to grab”, “refusing to collaborate”. On the topic of lack of collaboration we can notice that everybody wants to create their own website for e-commerce purposes instead of joining together.

We all want to have a good life. We know that if you love your work; times flies by and the opposite is also true, if you don’t like it, it creates lots of negative energy. The more peaceful we can live, the more relax we are to be in a creative mode. My BIG WHY is that I want to put in my little bit of contribution to have Curaçao move in that direction.

 



When do you consider that you have been successfull in your personal and business/professional life, let us say 5 years from now?

I am already succesful. I would love to have a better financial position, but having survived in this business environment, on itself has been a big feat for me, as I have experienced lots of setbacks caused by people working to stop me from progressing. Like we would work on collaboration and then after our first meeting people wouldn’t contact me back and after a while, I would hear that they have taken my idea and started it without me. At the other hand in those moments where I was considering to stop, when I thought that it was not worth the effort, people from nowhere came and express their support. So that has been my history up to now. These obstacles have become stepping stones for me.

I am also successful because together with others we represent a positive force that aims to help others.

 



What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
One of our challenge is the need of better and more stable electricity.

The costs of water and electricity should be more economical if we want to compete internationally and we need better internet connections.

The old school mentality is still playing a dominant role while we are living in the new capitalism era and the game has changed. We need to give the younger generation a chance to apply what they have learned as most have studied and have a new mentality. Asking the diaspora to come back while there are no job opportunites is non-sense, if we don’t offer them a realistic opportunity to come back to apply their acquired knowledge. It isn’t about money but more about happiness and more health.

There is too much friends and family politics.

 


 

What are you offering apart from being involved in Made in Curaçao platform?
I offer a wide scale of services, like coaching, I give advice on a broad scale of commercial activities, I offer training to increase the understanding of entrepreneurship as this is not taught at our schools. I also give advice on logistics to make it as efficient as possible.

I work continuously to have my website as updated as possible, as this is a requirement in the environment that we have to work and compete is.

 


Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
Well I am my only employee and I am owner. So I research a lot and I call people that I know that might be knowledgeable on the subject matters. We have various local experts. Most of them are positive people that are willing to collaborate and respect each other.


How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
I watch a lot of You Tube tutorials and classes. I read a lot regarding matters that are relevant for my business like software for my website to understand its logic.

 

 


What are your strengths?
I always try to look at a situation for a positive perspective and I am able to see opportunities in a market. 8 years ago when I started Made in Curaçao it was too early just like when I saw the opportunities for a sort of RBNB some 19 years ago and I was too early. Then there was not enough internet use on Curaçao and I was not able to launch this concept back then and now it is the most common to book your accommodation on-line.

 

 


You can see ahead of the curve?
Well I won’t stop being entrepreneurial but I will have to stop starting too early with my ideas.


Can you relate well with other people?
Yes, I can but I not an extravert type that will organize a big party for a bunch of people. I am more of the person that will interact One-on-One, like during lunch so I can give that person my undivided attention. Yes that is the kind of person I am.

 

Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
I like to read and I love sports, which I don’t have enough time to practice by the way this day and age.

When reading for leisure I would read detectives drama’s I would skip Thrillers. Otherwise I would read books that improve my knowledge. I live intentionally and I meditate.


If you as Sharella would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Germany or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
I would tell them my name, tell them where I come from. And as I have met lots of people in airports that I still have contact with, I would ask them where they are heading or where they came from. After that they would ask me what I am doing for a living.


How would you describe Sharella in one word or one sentence?
I am a person that works constantly on my happiness.

 

Who are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
My parents and my grandmother from my mother’s side. Also other family members.

 

What is a trait that is still work in progress?
Patience.

 

What was a defining moment in your life?
The moment I decided to migrate and come back to Curaçao in 2001.


Where do you want to be 15 to 20 years from now with your career?

Retired and only working on things that I am really passionate about. I would like to be emotionally and financially balanced to be able to give a hand to others.


What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?

That they appreciate and love me.

 


Are you optimistic about the future of Curaçao.
Well if we use a positive perspective we can create a positive future for Curaçao. We should be aware that we have fell from being at the top of the Caribbean islands. So we have a long way to go and to catch up.

 


Is there anything else that you would like to add?
All of us can give a hand in creating a better future. We should have the mindset of equal opportunities for all.

 

More info or Connect
LinkedIn: .linkedin.com/in/sharella-riedel-98622522/
Website: Made in Curacao
Facebook: Made in Curacao



One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao
Sharella Riedel is a strong willed, innovative, resilient and visionary entrepreneur, with a BIG heart to enable local entrepreneurship on the island and by doing that achieving her BIG Why. This Why is to contribute to the overall wellbeing of our population. Having lived in Holland for ten years and inspired by her grandmother’s entrepreneurial mindset, made her aware of the opportunities the island offers. Because of her drive to continuously learn and explore, she can see trends in markets and she made a bold step to start the E-commerce platform "Made in Curacao" 8 years ago to open the possibilities to cater our locally produced goods and services to a much bigger and diverse world market. Lack of skills of local entrepreneurs in an online environment made her adapt and focus her attention also on coaching, giving workshops, while keeping her E-commerce knowledge through continuous learning “up to par”. Being an entrepreneur in Curacao has not been easy, but she succeeded although she regularly had to swim against the stream. At the other hand she also experiences lots of support of people rooting for her “Made in Curacao” platform initiative to succeed. Spreading her wings also to Holland this year “Sustainable Trade Expo” will be an online event and will also entail an International “live” event in Holland on the 29th of November. For all these reason’s we dearly love and deeply respect Sharella and we consider her one of the 250 Influencers of the island representing the business sector (E-commerce sector).

 

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.



Our next MYM-platform session on the 15th of December via Skype
Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 15th of December (the 3rd Tuesday of the month) via Skype, where we will present “Inner bonding, becoming a loving adult to your inner child”, by Margaret Paul Ph.D.

Inner bonding is the process of connecting our adult thoughts with our instinctual, gut feelings- the feelings of the "inner child"- so that we can minimize painful conflict within ourselves. Free of inner conflict, we feel peaceful, open to joy, and open to giving and receiving love.

 

Margaret Paul, coauthor of Healing Your Aloneness, explores how abandonment of the inner child leads to increasingly negative and destructive feelings of low self-worth, codepenclence, addiction, shame, powerlessness, and withdrawal from relationships. Her breakthrough inner bonding process teaches us to heal past wounds through reparenting and clearly demonstrates how we can learn to parent in the present. Real-life examples illustrate the dynamics of the healing process and show the benefits we can expect in every facet of our lives and in all our relationships.Inner Bonding provides the tools we need to forge and maintain the inner unity that makes our family, sexual, work, and social relationships productive, honest, and joyful.

Subscribe by emailing us: 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. 

Date: 15th of December.
Time: 7.30 – 8.45 pm.
Entrance fee: Free
Presenter: Ivan Kuster

 

Starting 25th of November: 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 diarason 25 di novèmber di 9 – 11.40 pm of 7 – 9.40 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


Personal Coaching tip
This week we will share some motivational videos. This week we will share some videos on 'I'Entrepreneurship'. Every day in the week we will upload one of these video-links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

Inspiring Video on Entrepreneurship - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka7cWWytQ6k

 


How to be an Entrepreneur - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJjILQu2xM8

 


What is an Entrepreneur? - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=prDsSjywWag

 


Qualities of an Entrepreneur - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6cPmBSL-OQ

 


What is an entrepreneur? - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=92ZmzD70sOU

 


What Do Entrepreneurs Actually Do? - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdG0x8uDEGc

 

Influencer Monique Raphaela, MYM Platform Session, workshop on emotions and this week tips

Posted on November 14, 2020 at 11:10 AM

In this week’s blog (16th of November – 22nd of November) we will interview Monique Raphaela; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind book presentation on the 17th of November from 7 – 9.30 pm via Zoom presenting “SOAR, Build Your Vision from the Ground Up”, by T.D. Jakes as part of Global Enterprise Week and a broad coalition of sponsors and presenters; we will invite you to our next (our 8th and 9th) Personal Journey “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?” on the 25th of November (9 – 11.30 am & 7 – 9.30 PM) and we will share some videos on “Innovation”. Every day during the week we will upload one of these links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page

 

Influencer Monique Raphaela: passionate, curious and invested

Could you share with us some information of your family life?
I am 52 years old. I am married. Our oldest daughter is studying in the Netherlands and we have two teenagers still living at home. I was born in the Netherlands, but I have for more than half of my life, been living in Curaçao. My husband is an entrepreneur and that has been a very useful reality check for the work I am doing, to learn from every day’s real life reality of my husband as an entrepreneur. I have two sisters and my parents are fortunately alive and well. They were very supportive in whom I am now. The most important lesson I have learned from them was thatyou need to make sure that you are happy with what you do and be happy with yourself from there, you can help others and build relationships. My father was born as they say “ahead of his time” and at his 85 years by February next year, he still buys the latest technology, iPads and phones, he is really very interested. When I was a kid we had a small black and white TV and we would connect it to a tape recorder and that is how we could use it as a computer and he would be doing stuff like that. He was and still is enjoying this very much. My mother will turn 84 years old this December. We are very lucky that they are happy and healthy. I have two sisters and both live close to my parent’s home and this gives an extra comfort even though I live thousands of miles away from them, because they are there.


Could you share something of your educational background and your experiences?
After high school in the Netherlands and I went to study at Nijenrode Business University. By now every school in the Netherlands is structured according to the bachelor master system, but when I was a student, Nijenrode was the only one having this structure. I still have contact with some people from that time and they basically live all over the world and I learned a lot. My major in high school was what they called a “B package, with Math and Physics” as I wanted to become a pilot or study Physics. The pilot part didn’t come through because my motoric skills were not sufficient, so I then decided to study Business Administration.

How did you end up in Curaçao?
I had two fellow students that were doing trainee ship in Curaçao and one of them was working for the late Roy Everts, while I was living and working in Amsterdam. They needed someone to help write the “Curaçao Informatica Stimuleringsplan” and I worked on that there for 10 months and then than worked as a business consultant for10, after which I went to work at StimuliT that was created as a result of the recommendation in the report we made, so things came full circle when I ended up working for that program. If you look at what the basis is for a business to become successful: it is innovation, to stay ahead of the curve, to stay ahead of your competitors. To keep growing and to stay profitable, you need to innovate. It could be big or small innovations, but you need to innovate in order to grow as a business.

 


You have worked for Arthur Andersen right?
Yes, that is correct. After I have worked for Roy on the Curaçao Informatica Stimuleringsplan, I worked for a small consulting firm for about 4 to 5 years then in 1996 I joined Arthur Andersen Business Consulting with Miguel Goede and stayed there till 2002 when I started working for StimulIT and since the merger with the Innovation Center in 2014 we are now called CiTi (Curacao Innovation & Technology Institute). That period with Arthur Andersen was an amazing experience. They were an amazing organization, that was way ahead of its time already. In 1996 and 1997,hey were already working in world wide teams. They had the knowledge space and some of things that we were doing back then, are still relevant nowadays.were already working in world wide teams. They had the knowledge base and things that they were doing back then, are still relevant nowadays.

 

You are director of CiTi and how important is CiTi in the phase of development our island is right now?
The way I see it is, that we have a key role to play, as indeed the some of the old traditional sectors are disappearing, but that the skills and knowledge of the employees from those sectors, can be applied to the new business models like for example the financial or off-shore industry. There is still a lot of skill and knowledge there, that we can still use in the future. With regard to the new skills that need to be acquired, this is constantly what we are doing. We are constantly looking into the international trends and opportunities and making these available for the local business community for them to make use of this. In an ideal situation, all would see the trends and opportunities. Where there is a gap, we try to make a program and create awareness of these new opportunities and stimulate businesses to go there and to make it happen. This could be by providing information, providing training, providing resources and coaching; all directed towards enabling local entrepreneurs to make these things happen.

 

Are your noticing an increase in entrepreneurship on the island?
I don’t know the numbers, but I feel that more young people at school, see entrepreneurship as an opportunity and this is different from some years ago where the only option they would see would be to go and look for a job. I see more start up’s and their goals are also more directed towards bigger goals and giving back to their island through social entrepreneurship. I see more entrepreneurs wanting to help the community as a whole, aiming to help another.




Are you noticing an increase in innovative changes on the island?
Of course, this last year we all needed to adapt and innovate to make our lives continue in one way or the other. If companies or people in the past were resistant to change, now they had to change. For example, some things like e-commerce. We have been advocating for years the use of e-commerce. But companies found it hard to adapt their business model. Nowadays there is way more interest in e-commerce and innovation is now finally getting some more attention. It’s finally on the agenda. Furthermore many feel the need to collaborate, or they are more open to share their ideas compared with the more traditional way of doing business were there was lack of enough trust to collaborate.


Of late the ICT sector on Curaçao formed an association called Simia aimed at collaboration and promotion of the export of services to foreign markets. Is this the only sector teaming up or do you see other sectors also looking for collaboration to create value whilst doing this?
I see some of this also in the creative industry, they have a need to organize themselves.. SIMIA is a positive development and nice to see this happening. I also think it is very positive to see different parties working together on the national export strategy, there I also see more cohesion and understanding growing among the different parties involved, working together on the development of their sector a national export strategy. On a worldwide scale, there are many opportunities. You only need a small piece of the world market to create a successful business or even an industry.

 

I have understood that some ICT companies are doing fairly well because of the Corona crises. Do you see this also happening, that is according to what you see? 
Yes, partially this is true, but some clients of ICT companies were having a hard time in the crises or even went out of business, meaning also the ICT sector also lost clients. ICT is important and we don’t even understand the full potential of the IT-sector and the advantages we have there. Like the DataCenter Blue Nap. A lot of people don’t know this company. They have heard of Ctex, which was an initiative that got a lot of publicity as it started. Nowadays though, this Data center still exists and is still one the most advanced data center functioning on a high international level and now it has changed its name into “Blue Nap”.

Another example is the Internet Exchange “Ams-IX Caribbean” that also located in Curaçao and offers an Internet Exchange offering peering services with the possibility to interconnect with networks, cross connect and exchange internet traffic. that can also enable new businesses. Amsterdam used to profile itself as a seaport, airport and data port. generating all kinds of traffic. This same model applies to Curacao and in addition I still believe we could also be a space port. Curaçao is where things connect and it has a lot of potential to create additional business.

We could also become a knowledge port. Take for example the initiative of the Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post to form a Center for Professional Excellence.  I It is my understanding is that on the basis of this is the vision that high level professionals can work in the region and offer services to the region. It makes sense, and fits the current circumstances where we are already working from home and working virtual.



In August we had an online hack-a-thon where we cooperated with people like like Luuk Weber from Innovation Ç part of a group of diaspora willing to use their expertise to create value in Curaçao. Innovation Ç has a vision and what we do is in line with their vision. Citi is a very small organization and in order to keep innovating, we need new insights and that is why we will always look for other people, to work with. We contacted Innovation Ç and we had an instant positive feeling from both sides and it was a very pleasant collaboration.

What is your opinion on business and opportunities for business in Curaçao especially inspite of everything?
There are a lot of business opportunities, not only in the ICT sector btw. I am an optimist. We now have the whole world that can be your customer. You only have to find this small niche. You don’t have to be the next Amazon. We from the CiTi team, will help whomever you are in whatever way we can, to help you find a way to be successful in agriculture or whatever sector you choose to work in. There is always a market that fits your skill set and we will help you find it. In general there are a lot of opportunities and we tend to underestimate our talents. We have a lot of areas where we are advanced compared to the region, but we are not aware of this. For example, CITI has a program in which we audit companies in the hospitality industry for the CTB. As part of this we do audits of dive centers and on occasion someone from the international dive organization PADI joins us. The last time the expert from PADI stated that according to her the level of the Dive Centers in Curacao was among the best in the region. But hardly anyone realizes this.

 

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now? 
Do what we just talk about, help people and business reach their full potential, as so many have so much potential, that is not being used. There is so much untapped potential, especially in Curaçao.

 


When do you consider that you have been successfull in your personal and business/professional life, let us say 5 years from now?
I don’t have a big earmarked goal. Every entrepreneur we enable, every job we help create and every teenage mother whom we have helped acquired skills so that they can find a job, these are all considered a success for us.

Of course we as CiTi have targets in 5 years from now. Or vision is for Curacao to be the Innovation Capital of the Caribbean. And we like to realize a thriving “Innovation village”, that consists of a “center for entrepreneurship”, a “maker lab” and a “learning lab”. The “Maker lab” is a [place where entrepreneurs can use innovative equipment to create, for example with 3-D printers, or equipment to extract fibers from coconuts.

The “learning lab” is to enable people to touch and experiment with new technology . But also where people can research and experiment to create new products from things that we have in abundance on Curaçao, for example old car tires or cactus The Center for Entrepreneurship will offer workspaces accelerators and incubators.

 

What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
Money, as we can only spend it once. Especially as the government subsidy in this special year is the only source of income, we next year we are going to be cut in our budget like a lot of other foundations and business, I am assuming. Another important source of income were sponsors, but as you can imagine this is a difficult time for most of them also. We are now exploring more options, one is to look for funding outside of the island ore pro-actively and we have identified some programs like Tech Bario where we are looking to realize the prototype through in kind donations and cooperations.

 

Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
It sounds cliché maybe and I have learned it from the LMI-course that I followed. It says: If you know where you are going and what your priorities are, you know what to do when a dilemma shows up. . What are CITI’s priorities and those of the CiTi board and the Ministry of Economic Development, , You take those as your guideline and that is how you make your decisions. And you never have to do it by your own, you can always ask other people for their opinions and advice.

 

How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
I am a curious person by nature. I always am reading and learning. Stuff like new apps, software,, trying out things. I have recently started two classes, one on data ethics and another about creative design. I am always learning just like my father and mother.

 

What are your strengths?
I am a problem solver. I will find the solution for whatever problem. I see the glass “half full” and see the positive side of things. I can see the potential for growth and improvement and make other people see this and believe in their strengths and themselves.

Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
Now that the kids have left or soon will be leaving the house, I intend to pick up diving again. I am also working my way back to doing things like Photography and other activities where I create something with my hands, like baking a cake or building something.

 

If you as Monique would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Mexico or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
I am Monique from Curaçao...and immediately start asking them questions to get to know them better.

 

How would you describe Monique in one word or one sentence?
Passionate and Invested (I am committed and go for something).

 

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
Of course I have some big names like Mahatma Gandhi, Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris that inspire me. But I would also say, the people I meet in my everyday life, like my husband, my family, friends, but also people that I work with. I say to myself, WOW, what an admirable thing that they do

 


What is a trait that is still work in progress?
Patience.

 

What was a defining moment in your life?
The realization that you feel that you belong on this island. The moment that I realized that I can contribute something on the island.

Another defining moment is the way my parents have reached their ages by the way they live, walking long distances, being actively physically, socially and mentally and having a long and happy life. They inspired me for example to quit smoking.

 

Where do you want to be 15 to 20 years from now with your career?
When you are younger you want to experience everything. But as you grow older, your role changes and it is so satisfying to guide younger people, and through them to constantly get in contact with new ideas and with innovation and keep growing yourself. I would one day also love to teach . I love teaching and I love giving workshops. I want to be helpful to other people to give them a chance to shine.

 

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now celebrating your birthday?
I just want them to be there, to get together and celebrate together.

 

We have always know you to be optimistic about the future of Curacao.
I think I already illustrated this in the above answers. There is so much potential to build on, if we focus on our strengths and not try to make were we are not so good it better like in the past when we tried to emulate the beaches from Aruba, we can make major steps forward. We have amazing bays like Knip and Lagoon and there are more then enough people that want that kind of bays. If you are good at something strive to become excelent, it takes so much less effort, instaed of trying to improve something that you are not good at and bring it to the moderate level.


More info and connect:
Website: citi.cw/
LinkedIn: inkedin.com/in/monique-raphaela-boezen-0367536/
Facebook: facebook.com/citi.cw

 

One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao
Monique Raphaela is a passionate, curious, optimistic, deeply invested person that by nature always looks at situations from “the glass is half full perspective”. Her possibility thinker mindset has during the years come in to be very helpful, as she has helped and still helps entrepreneurs to see opportunities based on "there is always a solution”-mindset. Working at an organization (CiTi) that by nature enables innovation and based on researching international trends and developments, helps her to see that although the more traditional sectors in Curaçao are under great pressure, she can see opportunities that having a skilled labor pool, given our geographical location and our past business experiences, can offer new business cases to create value. That in spite of the tendencies of most media to over emphasize the negatives in Curaçao, she can see the upsides and through her own experiences knows for sure that Curaçao in a lot of areas has so much to offer compared with the region. Her innate curiosity, her upbringing and being married to an entrepreneur made her accept exploration and growth as the standard, which is also helpful in helping her fulfill her BIG WHY. That is to help businesses and people to come to the forefront and become successful. This is also true for Curaçao as there are always opportunities, given the potential Curaçao has. all these aspects of her life makes her and the work CiTi is doing a stand out in Curaçao. We deeply respect and love Monique and consider her one of the 250 Influencers in our society, representing the Business (Innovation) sector.

 

 

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.



Our next MYM-platform session on the 17th of November via Zoom
Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 17th of November (the 3rd Tuesday of the month) via Zoom, where we will present “SOAR, build your vision from the ground”, by T.D. Jakes.

As that week will be the week of the Global Enterprise Week, we will have 9 presenters presenting parts of this book and the evening will end with some concluding remarks on what we can learn from this book. The intention during this event is to model an unique form of collaboration between Global Enterprise Week, Funashon Negoshi Pikiña, Ministry of Economic Development, Uplifting BV, Soul Garden Curaçao, Master Your Mind Consultancy and Training, University of Governance and other entrepreneurs and executives teaming up together. As the presenters are investing in upgrading their own personal skills, they are also sharing their insights with attendees at this zoom-meeting, as part of a broader context. This context is the promotion of the recently launched 5 moonshots of the Vision 2030 Curaçao of which “Entrepreneurship” is one of these “moonshots”. See version 1.0 of the Moonshots Curaçao 2030. If you have suggestions on this, please mail us.

/www.academia.edu/44393289/MOONSHOTS_CURA%C3%87AO_2030_RESET_COVID_19_VERSION_1_0

 

In this book T.D. Jakes explains how one can take one’s career to the next level, realize your greatest dreams, and embrace your God-given talents with this practical game plan for your professional and personal life. Too often we remain in jobs that stifle our souls and leave us on the runway of opportunity with the engine of our deepest passion stalled, watching others make their personal vision a reality and build a legacy for their children. But it's never too late to get your dreams off the ground -- God sees great things in your future if you long to amplify your unique abilities, strive to balance personal fulfillment and professional satisfaction, dream of fulfilling God's destiny for you.

Bridging both the corporate and nonprofit worlds, Soar! is a practical and easy-to-follow flight plan for launching the entrepreneurial drive inside of you. You'll learn how to adopt the mindset of people who don't wait to see what will happen but strategically build the wings that will take them to new heights.

Subscribe by emailing us: 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.Date:17th of November.

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

Presenter: Haydee Hermans (Soul Garden Curaçao), Ivan Kuster (Uplifting BV), O’dennis Daal (Master Your Mind-Consultancy & Training), Jeanine Constansia-Kook, Surenda Isenia, Natalie Daal, Enrico Viscaino, Jamir Barton, Gianny Girigoria.

Moderator: Miguel Goede (University of Governance)

Sponsors: Global Enterprise Week (GEW), Fundashon Negosgi Pikiña, Ministry of Economic Development, Haydee Hermans (Soul Garden Curaçao), Ivan Kuster (Uplifting BV), O’dennis Daal (Master Your Mind-Consultancy & Training), Miguel Goede (University of Governance)

 Find out more of the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 or click and register for the interesting webinars.



Starting 4h of November: 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 4 di novèmber di 7 – 9.30 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


Personal Coaching tip
This week we will share some motivational videos. This week we will share some videos on 'Innovation'. Every day in the week we will upload one of these video-links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

 

Innovation - it's not rocket science | Scottish Enterprise - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTWfHihd3qU

 

What is Innovation? - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiyMkOfycOg

 

The Key to Inspiring Innovation - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AanhYLB6kCk

 

Small innovations - big impact - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIBRaL7XGEg

 

Microsoft: Productivity Future Vision
https://youtu.be/w-tFdreZB94

 

Box — 3D Projection Mapping
https://youtu.be/lX6JcybgDFo

 

 


Influencer Priscilla Lotman, MYM Book Session and this week tips

Posted on November 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM

In this week’s blog (9th of November – 15th of November) we will interview Priscilla Lotman; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind book presentation on the 17th of November from 7 – 9.30 pm via Zoom presenting “SOAR, Build Your Vision from the Ground Up”, by T.D. Jakes as part of Global Enterprise Week and a broad coalition of sponsors and presenters; we will invite you to our next (our 8th and 9th) Personal Journey “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?” on the 25th of November (9 – 11.30 am & 7 – 9.30 PM) and we will share some videos explaining ”Crypto currencies”. Every day during the week we will upload one of these links on our Fabebook page.

 

Influencer Priscilla Lotman: Level headedness, adaptibility and imagineer

 

Could you share with us some information of your family life?
I am 37, and incredbily grateful to be surounded by wonderful family and friends. I was born and raised in Curaçao and went study abroad when I was 18. About 12 years ago I returned to the island. My parents are a very important part of my life. Their work ethic and their entreprenurial spirit made it very natural to also start my own business. The single most important thing that my parents have always done was to “give support”, endlessly.

 

Could you share something of you eductional background and your experiences?
The last two years of high school I was fortuante to attend the International School of Curaçao. I have a bachelor degree in International Business and Management from the Amsterdam School of Business, and I have a Masters Degree in Finance from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

 

You are director of Front Shore that aims to providing services to investment funds. In 2015 you took over the company with the commitment to carry on with his vision for the industry. Front Shore was founded, and is still based, on Curaçao. You are active across the Caribbean and the Americas, and growing in Europe and Asia. Could you tell us more about the work you are doing?
In 2015 I bought Ume |Front Shore and AVA2 I started in 2017. What we do in Front Shore is the set up and governance of Investment Funds in various jurisdictions. With AVA2 we focus more on Artifical Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, Data Analytics and Financial Technolog and how these technologies will have an impact on companies the coming years. We often ask the question whether you would like to be a financial services firm that uses technology or if you are aiming to be a technology company that sells financial services.

 

Where does your interest come for the work that you are doing now and with your companies be in the frontline of new developments?
The interesting aspect of the Financial sector is almost everything you come into contact with througout your life, has some kind of contact or relationship with finance. The world (economy) simply does not function without some form of finance. In AVA, I also enjoy pushing boundaries. The way technology now enables certain developments in the financial sector makes it of course very interesting and opens it up for a much wider group of people that can have access to, or use, financial products in a way that they have not been able to do before.


Can you mention an example of what technology is offering now?
A simple example would be that there are more then a billion people in the world right now that don’t have access to basic banking services. There are more people with mobilie phones then people with bank accounts and so if you are able to have a working app that emulates transactional services or provides some kind of finacial service to a group that would otherwise would not be able to open a bank account for whatever reason in their respective contries, then you are broadening opportunities for such a person and such a community.

 

Is this called FinTech?
Yes, it is called part of fintech, not only that, but it is part of that.

 

Let us say crypto currencies, block chain do you also refer to those as an example?
Definitely, in the process of finding the balance between regulation and innovation, we have to at least acknowledge what the possibilities of blockchain are. One this it has already done is start the conversation around the functioning of the financial systems and how it may be improved. Whether or not blockchain will be the key technology in the sector it is creating an environment that aims to make this “better”. With better I mean how it can be more transparent and usuable for a larger group of people. Another aspect to this is how the combination of blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) could impact the financial service sector.

What other functions do you hold apart of being the business owner of your two companies?
I am a board member of the boss + co Foundation, the vice-president of the board of the International School of Curaçao and I was a member of the blockchain Task Force. Outside of Curaçao I am a member of the Crypto Valley Association in Switzerland, for Front Shore I am also a member of the Certified Investment Fund Director Institute in Ireland. And for Ava2 I am part of the IP-Soft for Women in AI group.

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
From both companies perspectives, I find that in the financial service sector, things can be better. In fact, I always think that things can be better. And that is the BIG WHY.

If you look at the sectors I work in, I think it is always important to question: “Why something functions the way it does and if it can be done better now. And what is better in that particular scenario?. The continuous questioning of improving something, is my BIG WHY. I like to improve by pushing the boundaries, to imagine....a friend of mine once told me “Priscilla you are an imagineer”. I imagine versions of things and then find ways of making it happen. Out of the box, or let us imagine that there was no box, and then later find out how it would function.

That is called creativity, right?
Yes, creativity indeed. I think there are aspects where we can do better. I think it is very important for people to realize that diversified income is important and it is feasible to have multiple income streams. That investing should not be something solely for the rich, but for everyone could and should do. It would be great to make that possible. The sector could be fairer and less discriminating.


When do you consider that you have been successfull in your personal and business/professional life, let us say 5 years from now?
For me the definition of success is “freedom of time”.If you can define how you fill your time, that is success. From a broader perspective I am there already, but I would like to be there “more”.

You can have goals that are very specific; on an annual basis you want to grow the company by x %, or be able to have enough income to donate to a cause that can use it. Those are fixed things comparable with quarterly and annual goals. But you can also have moon shots of what you want to achieve, like getting to Mars, Essentially I think you should just never connect your happiness to any goal.

 

Do you feel that your life is flowing and going downstream with the current in a white water river?
If you take it from an innovation point of view, that constantly being at the fore front of things that you want to improve and always fighting for the change, then I am going upstream in a white water river for the change I want. But this doens’t mean that everything around me needs to be upstream. You can also find the freedom of time and space, and the enjoyment of it, within that and I think that there is a good balance to have. You have to create that balance for yourself, as no one else is going to create that balance for you. You have to learn this.

 

What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
There are no challenges only opportunities.

Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
Yes, I have a strong inner voice – but I also believe that discussing things with my parents and very close friends is key as well.

 

How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
I follow a few courses every year, now more online of course. I read about 20 to 30 books a year. The subject matters are quite diverse; from AI, to blockchain, history and evolution and to biographies and emotional intelligence.

What are your strengths?
Level headedness and adaptibility.

 

Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
Writing, reading, yoga, meditation , ceramics and travel.

 

If you as Priscilla would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Mexico or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
I am an Island girl and a world traveller.

 

How would you describe Priscilla in one word or one sentence?
I like to explore all dimensions of the world to understand it better.

 

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
My parents and the founder Front Shore.

What is a trait that is still work in progress?
The art of saying “no”.

 

What was a defining moment in your life?
Everyday is a defining moment.


Where do you want to be 15 to 20 years from now with your career?
That is really a difficult question. As it taps in how the world can change and how we change with it. 15 years ago I couldn’t imagine I woud be where I am now. There will be accelerations and accelerations ...and who knows. From a career or company perspective I hope we add value where we can and bring the impact we hope to bring.


What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
The important this for me is that there will be a wonderful group of family and friends to have around me – this is the key to life.

 

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of the islands, Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao as we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, recession and in the middle of growing environmental challenges because of the global warming consquences?
Generally speaking I am optimistic about everything, but with regards to the islands specifically, there seems to be a magnetic pool for the people from the islands that maintain a strong connection to the islands. Look at Luuk Weber, he is a good example. He doesn’t live on the island but still he has a lot of heart and time that he dedicates for the betterment of the island. You see this in multiple generations; people fighting for what they belieev it, putting their time, effort and resources to improve on how things are.. And it is beautiful, because in the end you do something good for the island, present and future, and this is what I see and I think it is wonderful. 

 

Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Yes, I appreciate what you are doing in terms of educating people to master their emotions. In our research for Ava2 we are continously confronted with the reality that regardless of any innovation, the one this that will remain a necesity is human connection; the humanistic aspect.


More info:
Websites: www.umefs.com | www.ava2.digital/
YouTube: TEDx Talks


One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao
Priscilla Lotman is a young, dynamic, level headed, entrepreneur and “imagineer” that is constantly imagining how in her field “Finance”, she can contribute to making things better and how to create and add more value to people lives. An optimist by nature, where there are no challenges, only opportunities, she doesn’t think totally out of the box, but she perceives that “there are no boxes”. She is always pushing the boundaries, working on her two companies at the front line of innovation in her field. She is always challenging her limits on the one hand, and on the other she is living a successful and meaningful life mastering how she uses her time, constantly learning and trying to understand the world she lives in, better.

Her BIG WHY is the betterment of the industry. All these aspects of her life make her stand out in her field. We deeply respect and love Priscilla and consider her one of the 250 Influencers in our society, representing the Business (Financial) sector and innovation.

 


 

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.



Our next MYM-platform session on the 17th of November via Zoom
Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 17th of November (the 3rd Tuesday of the month) via Zoom, where we will present “SOAR, build your vision from the ground”, by T.D. Jakes.

As that week will be the week of the Global Enterprise Week, we will have 9 presenters presenting parts of this book and the evening will end with some concluding remarks on what we can learn from this book. The intention during this event is to model an unique form of collaboration between Global Enterprise Week, Funashon Negoshi Pikiña, Ministry of Economic Development, Uplifting BV, Soul Garden Curaçao, Master Your Mind Consultancy and Training, University of Governance and other entrepreneurs and executives teaming up together. As the presenters are investing in upgrading their own personal skills, they are also sharing their insights with attendees at this zoom-meeting, as part of a broader context. This context is the promotion of the recently launched 5 moonshots of the Vision 2030 Curaçao of which “Entrepreneurship” is one of these “moonshots”. See version 1.0 of the Moonshots Curaçao 2030. If you have suggestions on this, please mail us.

/www.academia.edu/44393289/MOONSHOTS_CURA%C3%87AO_2030_RESET_COVID_19_VERSION_1_0

 

In this book T.D. Jakes explains how one can take one’s career to the next level, realize your greatest dreams, and embrace your God-given talents with this practical game plan for your professional and personal life. Too often we remain in jobs that stifle our souls and leave us on the runway of opportunity with the engine of our deepest passion stalled, watching others make their personal vision a reality and build a legacy for their children. But it's never too late to get your dreams off the ground -- God sees great things in your future if you long to amplify your unique abilities, strive to balance personal fulfillment and professional satisfaction, dream of fulfilling God's destiny for you.

Bridging both the corporate and nonprofit worlds, Soar! is a practical and easy-to-follow flight plan for launching the entrepreneurial drive inside of you. You'll learn how to adopt the mindset of people who don't wait to see what will happen but strategically build the wings that will take them to new heights.

Subscribe by emailing us: 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.Date:17th of November.

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

Presenter: Haydee Hermans (Soul Garden Curaçao), Ivan Kuster (Uplifting BV), O’dennis Daal (Master Your Mind-Consultancy & Training), Jeanine Constansia-Kook, Surenda Isenia, Natalie Daal, Enrico Viscaino, Jamir Barton, Gianny Girigoria.

Moderator: Miguel Goede (University of Governance)

Sponsors: Global Enterprise Week (GEW), Fundashon Negosgi Pikiña, Ministry of Economic Development, Haydee Hermans (Soul Garden Curaçao), Ivan Kuster (Uplifting BV), O’dennis Daal (Master Your Mind-Consultancy & Training), Miguel Goede (University of Governance)

 



Starting 4h of November: 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 4 di novèmber di 7 – 9.30 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


Personal Coaching tip
This week we will share some motivational videos. This week we will share some explaining ”Crypto currencies”. . Every day in the week we will upload one of these video-links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

You'll Be Using Digital Currency Before You Know It - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6UhLh8UjIo

 

How China's New Cryptocurrency Could Challenge Facebook's Libra | WSJ - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvJnTQjdC-E


China's yuan will become a cryptocurrency, blockchain expert says - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAbVPCpdXRs

 

What is blockchain technology and how does it work? - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9k8emtlqUo

How does a blockchain work - Simply Explained - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSo_EIwHSd4

 

Bitcoin explained: How do cryptocurrencies work? - BBC News - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzAuB2FG79A

 


Influencer Gilberto Morishaw, New workshop on emotions, MYM Book Session and this week tips

Posted on October 25, 2020 at 1:35 PM

In this week’s blog (26th of october – 1st of november) we will interview Gilberto Morishaw; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind book presentation via skype “Inner bonding, becoming a loving adult to your inner child” t.b.a., by Margaret Paul Ph.D.; we will invite you to our next (our 8th) Personal Journey “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?” on the 4th of November (7 – 9.30 PM) and we will share some motivational videos on ”Social Justice, One Young World and Civil rights”. Every day during the week we will upload one of these links on our Fabebook page.


Influencer Gilberto Morishaw: Radically Loving



Could you share with us some information of your family life? And what role did you parents played as we researched you and you are very exceptional in your efforts regarding community work?
I am 25 years old, born in Curaçao, single and ready to mingle. I have one little brother. My parents are still alive and were they very supportive in whom I have become as they taught me to be connected to people and care about the community. Both are teachers, my father was involved in the union and my mom in the community via the church, so I grew up in a family that valued community work.

As a student in Public Administration and as you are still a student, you have the ambition to help shape the world and it that sense you are a stand out, where does this drive of you come from?
I think it is so important, that we create the conditions to allow others to become better. As a young person living in the Netherlands definitely being connected in different networks, aiming to have impactfull changes around the world is important to me, because injustice anywhere is still injustice and Covid-19 has definitely made it very clear to us, that structural injustices within the global system impacts everybody. Something that is happening in Curaçao isn’t just happening in Curaçao, it is also happening in small communities across the world and understanding that, is key to understanding ourselves. We are connected to others and yeaah living in Holland and getting involved in these things has definitely giving me multiple perspectives and being a student is a life long journey. I am a student now and I will graduate in the upcoming months, but I will still be a student. I chose Public Administration because the University of Leiden is in the Hague and the Hague is the center of International Peace and Justice. I chose to study here because of the access I would have to different networks and the impactfull opportunities it offers. I have always studied in The Hague. I came to the Netherlands in 2014 and got my Bachelor degree within 3 year and then I did a gap year and then I did another gap year/started with my Masters and working on some projects and now I am finishing my masters.

 

You were very deliberate at the age of 18 years old, in that sense you are also a stand out, a lot of people at that age don’t know what they want to study?
I was very deliberate and intentional in my choice at the age of 18 old. After High School in Curaçao I stayed an extra year in Curaçao as I didn’t know what I wanted to do. So in that year I read 100 books on so many different topics like Philosophy, Economics, Science, Human Rights, Social Justice, selfhelp. I did some soulsearching. I was intentional in my choice as it was important to me to choose to do the things that I cared about, to know why I wanted to do things and how I wanted to impact the world and know what was my role in it. I was also doing the work, debating, doing the arts, connecting with my past and really finding out whom I wanted to become and connecting with the things I always enjoyed doing. It was funny as most of the time when you look back, it is very clear what you’re supposed to be doing, based on what you were doing as you are looking back. Giving myself the chance to look back to see what I cared about, I clearly saw that I cared about community organization, community service and public service throughout my whole life. Policy making is very important especially within our local context in Curaçao. There is a lot of gains to be won in policy, not just about policy, but how can policy become the catalyst so that people can become better as it always about people and their human experiences and to see whom they can be and see the invisible in someone else and so enable them, so it is possible for them to use the power they have within, to make big changes and to make wonderful and beautiful things. But you have to be able to see with your eyes even when you can’t see it yet.

 

Mental slavery do you know what it is?
Of course I do, it is internalized racism combined with lack of love for yourself, your culture and your history understanding the limits that are imposed on you. But at the same time understanding that there is so much untapped strength and potential within yourself. It is always the co-existence of contradiction which exists in each and every one of us, as individuals. There are many contra-dictions and the legacy of slavery and the legacy of racial injustice has created such a gigantic heavy load of work and bondage, that especially black and afro-american people of the Caribbean, carry this with them and this needs to be unlearned, needs to be re-conditioned. It is not easy as “Black Lives Matter” and other movements that call for social justice and those who call for re-imagining of the role of black people have shown. They are necessary and they are a must and it is long overdue and the timing right now is very key, to why the world is like it is right now.

 


What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
I think it is to love others and to love yourself and that justice is love as an act in the public sphere. If I love you, I want what is good for you. If I love you, I want what is best for you and I will fight for you when there is injustice being done towards you. And to have a just society, that is a society that allows people to fulfill their full potential, to be creative, to be innovative, to be impactful. To be able to continue to grow our society, we need to have a society where we always need to be aware that we need to look to create a more just society.

 

On LinkedIn you also present yourself as a speaker and leader? Have you always aspired to lead and have you always wanted to have a big impact in the world as part of let us call it "your legacy"? You are like a tarantula you are involved in so many things, I am so impressed by that?
I am humbled by these comments. I am involved in a lot things yes, advising, coaching, speaking, lectures.

Basically, we are all leaders and I have always been involved, like since I was at the elementary school 8 or 9 years old, I was discussing with teachers on politics and on corruption on the island and why the name of our school was changing (I attended Peter Stuyvesant College) at the high school, I organized signatures actions advocating airconditiong in the barracks of our school, I was in the student council and I have always been involved. It is all about people and leadership is to be able to see that gold in someone else, to encourage them to be able to bring it out and “leadership begets more leaders”.

That I can unleash the leadership skills in other people. And it is not about me. I love what I do, I work hard, but I also know that there are so many people that have so many different skills and so many great things that needs to be released and when they get that platform where they can shine, they will totally make it, so yes leadership and the legacy that I want to create, is very much connected to each other.


Could you share something of your educational background and your experiences?
I have a Bachelor in Public Administration and I am finishing my Master’s in Public Administration with a focus on International and European Governance.

What about your experiences?
Soon after arriving in the Netherlands in 2014, one of my first voluntary gigs was in the Hague World House that helps undocumented immigrants to find their way in the Netherlands. It is very hard for these undocumented people to “not be able to work” and I learned that especially the most vulnerable ones, have something very powerful within themselves, they have stories to tell. I thought that if we in the Netherlands have more than enough we can also give.

 

 


What was your journey till now?
In my 3rd year as part of a Minor in Global Innovation and Co-Creating, I launched a Start Up and organized a project for refugees and Dutch people joining together for making some “pop up” kitchens, we did a lot of work and even won an award authorized by the City Council of The Hague, so that was very cool and it even launched me to have even more social impact.

I became a student fellow for the Center of Innovation at the University where I did some projects and did a lot in the field of human rights, but also social innovation and got more politically. I ran to become a University Council member of my faculty for one year, that was amazing because I got most of the votes.

In September 2017 after finished my Bachelor’s degree, I took the first gap year and became an advisor of the Ministry of Education for the equal opportunity alliance. In January 2018 I became the political leader of the Student Party and we went through a crazy ride with the core consisting of 4 people did all of the work, writing policy documents, debating, organizing events and giving speeches, doing our own design. We didn’t get a seat, we did have an impact though, especially among the youth and foreign students as they could vote and many didn’t know that. We also had a documented impact on the discourse regarding the youth and I was reminded again of my role I had in creating change “being a catalyst” in political movements.

After that within 2 weeks, I did an internship at an NGO Humanity in Action in Amsterdam and we went to a very intense program with many people from the USA, Poland, France and many people from European countries and we visited Strasbourg and as we were a small NGO we were only 4 people organizing the logistical details for about 50 people. In July of that year I went to Portugal attending an Atlantic Youth Conference a program from NATO about the Transantlantic relationships and the impact of NATO on young people, but also on the future of Europe.

After that I went to work for the Ministry of Agriculture as an advisor and I started my Masters in September 2018 in that same year. I needed to launch a Think Tank for food security in the Dutch Caribbean. So I connected with many students from the Dutch Caribbean Islands and I asked them to be member of this and we were focused on all of the islands, from Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Martin. We had contacts with the ministry of Agriculture and the ministries on the respective islands and that was another great impactful experience. But then came the “Stifstof” crisis in the Netherlands which frustrated everything as all of the priorities of the Ministry of Agriculture were shifted.


I finished off my presidency of the Student Party and ended up being selected to do a fellow ship in Humanity in Action in 2019. I was selected to do that fellowship as I applied and I went to Atlanta one full month, finishing my work as an intern at the Ministry of Agriculture . Atlanta was great as I met the sister of Dr. Martin Luther King and met so many other Civil Rights leaders and it really had a big impact on the way I saw human rights and social justice, because I realized that injustice is everywhere and that there is so much work to be done on a global and local level. Like what are the national myths that we believe and what do we tell ourselves and tell others in order to stop ourselves from facing our truth and truths that are difficult. It taught me many skills on organizing.

I have forgot to say that in 2018 I also became a member of global shapers. This is an initiative of the World Economic Forum. I got selected after applying and I became a member hosting projects on inclusion and equity, on climate and the future of work. When I was in Atlanta there was a conference of global shapers in that city when I was there in Atlanta. So I ended up going and met so many people from the US, Canada, Mexico and great connections and great friends and when the program was done, it was by the end of July I ended up flying to Minneapolis where I did another program called the Climate Reality training and it was given by Al Gore, I even met him. It was great because it connected very well with other programs that I went to from Humanity in Action. It was about Social Justice and connecting Social Justice with the Climate priorities and talk about Climate Justice that is the interconnection of all these things together and how it impacts the world we live in right now.


After that I went to New York and DC and I went to Curaçao for a month and did some projects over here. And in September 2019 I ended up going back to the Netherlands doing my courses and then I was in the London-UK for One Young World Conference. It is a global youth talk from all across the world that are involved and connected. I was an invited guest so I didn’t have to pay because I am also part of an organization in Brussel and it is called APCYPN it stands for African Caribbean Pacific Young Professional Network. I was working for them for almost one and a half year actually and we got through European Development Days, hosted panels, talked with European policy makers and met many interesting people. Like the King of Belgium and the Nobel prize winner Denis Mukwege just before he got the Nobel prize and we actually had a super long conversation and that was super cool. But the most important thing that I learned was that the institutions seem very far away, but actually they are not as far as we think and we can have impact there too.


In mid of January 2020 I started working and I had to do a lot of courses because I needed to catch up and ended up passing most of the courses, there one more course that I have to do then I am done and then the corona crisis came and it was like a bomb. I also started doing more facilitation work and conference hosting work for the University for other NGO’s and for different Ministries so it was very cool, but the corona crisis was like a slap in the face. I needed to re-invent what was urgent and I realized that the crisis really was urgent especially for the islands. So we connected with some people, one of them is on your list of Influencers, Luuk Weber, ended up launching an initiative called “Keda kas” a social media platform which tries to inform people of the island on corona and about the crisis that is going on. In fact it was pretty successful, we connected with different organizations like AMAC (Medical Students from the Antilles) and we connected with ABC Compass (association for technical students from the Antilles) we went to the media and spoke with politicians and we got some articles written about us on line. We hosted some sessions on mental health for example and that was definitely impactful. I also became for secretary for the supervisory board of Stichting OCAN that is “Het overleg orgaan Caraibisch Nederland” a platform basically where Antillean people find representation especially connected to the Dutch government.

 

We got inspired to interview you after Robert Rosa also a global shaper from Curaçao referred us to you. Is this ambition to influence and shape the world something that is related to your generation? As when I was studying in Holland in the 70-ties our generation didn’t have a global ambition. Can you explain this, as I believe that it is awesome to have a global perspective in an increasingly interrelated world. What kind of activities are you involved in?
Think global and the future is “glocal”. We need to understand that globalization has not always been beneficial in the world, there are lots of communities that have lost a lot because of the globalization. Interconnectedness is a good thing, but it should be based on the strength in the community, through strong communities we can have strong bonds and that is a good thing. Curaçao has so much to give to others and even if we don’t live in Curaçao, it means that we haven’t forgot it. We can still contribute, while at the same time be deeper involved in the community right where we live in and that is what I mean with the “glocal’ connection


When do you consider that you have been successful in your personal and business/professional life, let us say 5 years from now?
Success is much more about the energy and intention you show up with. If I can connect with people and be the catalyst for somebody else, then I have been successful. I am not there yet, although I have had some successes, but there is so much more to do. Another way of looking at success is about finding balance and of course things are never completely in balance, but when you aware that you need to re-balance and you do it that is what I would call “success”.


What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
This Corona virus period has been difficult. I live alone and at first almost everything was closed. I am a very social person and I connect with others through my work. Especially as part of my thesis, I needed to contact people and after all these months of adapting, I am understanding that social distancing does’t mean social disconnection. But it is also easy to be swallowed by the breath of everyday-ness. In fact what happened was, that my life has become more intense and finding that peace has been important to me.


Do you meditate and pray?
Yes, I do meditate and I do pray.

 

How important is spirituality for you?
It is the BIG WHY for everything and it deals with questions like: “Why I am here? What is my purpose?” But via my spirituality, the reality I see with my faith has become so clearly, that is why I work so hard, because it is my purpose. I like the word “Namaste” which means: “See the God in others as everybody is connected to God”.


Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
I try to ask myself, what is the kind of impact I want to create? I ask myself where does this come from inside myself, sometimes it is hard, not always in harmony with myself and I still do it. To be selfaware is important, to be conscious of the choices, like does it serve or doesn’t serve me, is it healing or creating pain? If pain is necessary, I will do it. Asking myself a lot of questions, that is how I deal with it.s it healing or creating pain? If pain is necessary, I will do it. Thus asking myself a lot of questions, that is how I deal with it.


But how do you ultimately choose?
There are no perfect answers, that is why it is called a dilemma, it is a wicked problem. I would ask myself, what do I value the most using my moral compass, to know how to deal with it. I want what is good that is the final criteria, and as I am human, sometimes we do things that are not great. Basically I act out of love, it is important to be loving. I believe in forgiveness and at times your body doesn’t want to forgive, but your values want to forgive deep down and forgiveness is good. I strive to let the consciousness mind be in harmony with the moral values I cherish.


How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
I read a lot, I follow webinars, these days are the webinar season. I speak with different people, I think a lot, I connect with others and implement and try to do things and learn.


What are your strengths?
I am a very social person. I have a high emotional intelligence. I do a lot of networking. I have this thing about new ideas, I love it. I am critical thinker. I am good at dealing with crises and I tend to be very joyful. I love to sing out loud.


Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?

I sing and play the piano. I am a poet. I love the performing arts in general.


If you as Gilberto would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Stockholm or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
My name is Gilberto and I love people. I create conditions to allow people to become better. I wouldn’t mention my positions, as “how you are” is much deeper than the positions I hold.

 

How would you describe Gilberto in one word or one sentence?
Radically loving.


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

Dr. Martin Luther King and so many people that are great teachers, like Aminata Cairo. A lot of friends that inspire me every day, because of the love and justice we share. My family, all of this is inspiration. I love to have a conversation with authenticity and vulnerability.


What is a trait that is still work in progress?

This period and how to deal with it, because this period brought along with it the challenge with structure, it is difficult to stay “on structure” with 50.000 things to do.

 

What was a defining moment in your life?
Going to Atlanta and the moment I started my studies in the Netherlands when I left Curaçao in 2014 and it might also be this year’s Covid pandemic, but at this moment it is still a hunge for me, that it would also be a defining moment.

 

Where do you want to be 15 to 20 years from now with your career?
More involved in politics in Curaçao or internationally. It is about creating better communities and stronger civil societies. There is where I want to be involved in.


What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?

He is a loving person that did the work and stayed true to what he believed in, unequivocally he we was completely himself.

 

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of the islands, Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao as we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, recession and in the middle of growing environmental challenges because of the global warming consequences?
It is simple, we have no alternative, we have to. I am not of the opinion that we should paralyze and become inactive because of the challenges we confront this day and age. What I see is, that young people are standing up for a better society, putting the effort in this, while at the same time staying humble. That is so important, I myself, I am trying to be a little bit more humble.e effort in this, while at the same time staying humble. That is so important, I myself, I am trying to be a bit more humble.

 


Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Yes, I want to specifically mention the “humility” part. Right now, we are suffering a leadership crisis in the world. Many whom shouldn’t be in a leadership position, are in a leadership position and they lack the willingness to learn and lack efforts to getting the best out of other people. They think that strength means beating, bashing, speaking ugly about others and I am not a purest, but being nice is not the same as kindness. What I want is to bring everybody into civility, so that they can radically be themselves. This doesn’t mean nothing extra nor loud, not being outside of yourself, but being inside yourself.



One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao
Gilberto Morishaw is a young dynamic, multi-facetted inspirational leader, speaker, coach, catalyst of change who loves the performing arts. His CV up to now at his young age make him stand out. Being deliberate in what he wanted, he chose to study Public Administration after he took a “one year sabbatical” and read over 100 books on different subject matters, did a lot of self-reflection and work. His conclusion was, that community organization, community service and public service is really what he cared about. He was deliberate in choosing to study at the University of Leiden in The Hague, as it’s the Center of International Peace and Justice which would enable him to have access to different networks and impactful opportunities. Living an intense live aimed at acquiring as much experience and knowledge as possible, he is focused on helping to create a society that allows people to fulfill their full potential, to be creative, to be innovative, to be impactful. Describing himself as radically loving, as he wants to love others and love himself and believes that “Justice” is love as an act in the public sphere that has an obligation to offer it to its citizens.

He had been elected and participated one year in his faculty council, party leader of a political Student Party vying to win a seat in the municipality of The Hague, has done different interns in NGO’s, he has been advisor of Ministries in Holland and the Dutch Antilles, representing Youth in different International fora, is making him a standout as he wants and believes that he can be a catalyst influencing themes that are on the world agenda like climate and social justice to mention a few. He is really living according to the adage: “Leadership begets more Leaders”. For all these reasons we deeply love and respect Gilberto and consider him one of the 250 Influencers in our society, proudly representing the Public Sector.

 

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.




Our next MYM-platform session in October via Skype
Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 20th of October (the 3rd Tuesday of the month) via Skype, where we will present “Inner bonding, becoming a loving adult to your inner child”, by Margaret Paul Ph.D.

 

Inner bonding is the process of connecting our adult thoughts with our instinctual, gut feelings- the feelings of the "inner child"- so that we can minimize painful conflict within ourselves. Free of inner conflict, we feel peaceful, open to joy, and open to giving and receiving love.


Margaret Paul, coauthor of Healing Your Aloneness, explores how abandonment of the inner child leads to increasingly negative and destructive feelings of low self-worth, codepenclence, addiction, shame, powerlessness, and withdrawal from relationships. Her breakthrough inner bonding process teaches us to heal past wounds through reparenting and clearly demonstrates how we can learn to parent in the present. Real-life examples illustrate the dynamics of the healing process and show the benefits we can expect in every facet of our lives and in all our relationships.Inner Bonding provides the tools we need to forge and maintain the inner unity that makes our family, sexual, work, and social relationships productive, honest, and joyful.

Subscribe by emailing us: 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.Date: 20th of October
Time: 7.30 – 8.45 pm.

Entrance fee: Free.
Presenter: Ivan Kuster


Starting 4h of November: 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 4 di novèmber di 7 – 9.30 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


Personal Coaching tip
This week we will share some motivational videos. This week we will share some on 'Social Justice, One Young World and Civil rights’. Every day in the week we will upload one of these video-links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

 

Social Justice For All: A Lasting Legacy | MLK | TIME - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZS0A0OBFeE

 


What Does Social Justice Mean to YOU? - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z754lhcX6qw

 


Principles of Social Justice - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoMTw_goEcM

 

#OYW2019 Highlights Film - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymIinsMc664

 


The Hague – International City of Peace and Justice - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IohcUHSZypw

 


Why is Atlanta the mecca of the civil rights movement? - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMNY5-ggAlM

 

 

 

Influencer Lysandro Inacio, Workshop on emotions, MYM Book Session and this week tips

Posted on October 18, 2020 at 10:15 AM

In this week’s blog (19th of October – 25th of October) we will interview Lysandro Inacio; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind book presentation via skype “Inner bonding, becoming a loving adult to your inner child” t.b.a., by Margaret Paul Ph.D.; we will invite you to our next (our 8th) Personal Journey “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?” on the 4th of November (7 – 9.30 PM) and we will share some motivational videos on ”Entrepreneurship, perseverance and determination”. Every day during the week we will upload one of these links on our Fabebook page.

 

Influencer Lysandro Inacio: determination, perseverance combined with courage and faith

 

Could you share with us some information of your family life?
I was born in Curaçao, I am 40 years old and I am happily married for 12 years now and we have 3 children. I have 2 sisters and my parents are still alive and I have learned from them for sure, like things that I wouldn’t repeat.


Could you share something of you eductional backbrough?
I always tell people that I have a Bachelor in Perseverance and a Master’s in Determination and I know a little about engineering and a little bit about business. The reason why I use my character traits as my titles is because it is not what you become but rather who you become through the process.

 

 


Okay, telling us this like that makes me curious, tell us more about that?
Well, it is not what but who we become. I went to Holland to study engineering, in a context where I was considered an immigrant and I felt the lack of acceptance and lack of understanding of where I came from. But through sheer perseverance, I got my degree and right after returned to Curacao. I was a loyal employee for some years, but then I became an entrepreneur by Faith.


Why do you explain your becoming of an entrepreneur like that?
I became an entrepreneur not because of a desire, but because it was the only option left on the table. It was still a big step into the unknown with courage and Faith. Since it was the only option, this triggered in me an interest to know more about business. I fell in love with the concept of “Entrepreneurship” and I started digging deeper in this subject and I decided to do a Masters in Business at the UoC, which was rather expensive. But I didn’t find what I was looking for and again through sheer determination, I finished the courses and earned my degree. At UoC they had a scientific approach towards Business, while I was looking to get to know more and I wanted to acquire wisdom. The professor they flew in from Holland to give this course, wasn’t an entrepreneur himself, he was offering theoretical concepts. As I said, I did earn my degree although it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for.


So this is one of your strengths?
Yes, determination and perseverance, you will NEVER beat me in these traits.

 

What happened next?

What I was being taught was going against my own personal experiences. So I started asking myself some questions. Bare in mind that I studied in a context where there were some fellow students working in different sectors in our economy as employees and they were doing the same study at UoC. After some years, we are now in 2020, they are still working at the same employers. My conclusion was that “Entrepreneurship” isn’t something you teach, but it is something more than that. I became very curious to answer the question: “What is entrepreneurship?”

 

In 2015 after graduating from UoC, I started researching what makes people entrepreneurs as the traditional educational system isn't able to offer the answer to this question? I started re-reading the Holy Bible. Suddenly it hit me that: Everything I read in the Holy Bible was related to “Business”. I’ve read Genesis many times, but now I was getting a different understanding of it. I began seeing evidence that entrepreneurship was intrinsically linked to the existence of mankind. So to make a long story short, it is not a lack of knowledge or ideas, creativity nor inspiration, but lack of Faith and Courage that prevents people from becoming entrepreneurs. These are very intangible aspects, but basically entrepreneurship is very “spiritual” and that is why I started the PlatformSpiritual Entrepreneurship. What I teach, I do from an entrepreneurial perspective. At the end of the day, having a great business concept is not enough, you still need to have the Courage and Faith to make things happen.

 

 


What was exactly the difference between what you were teaching and what you are teaching now?
I focus on the spiritual state as the foundation of a business. Using that as a starting point, I focus on purpose driven entrepreneurship. It is about connecting to whom you are and not what you are. If you can’t grasp this, it will be very difficult to progress as an entrepreneur.

 


We are living in an 21st century era where it is not what you know, but how you think that matters? What is your opinion on this?
Well, what I see is that we are becoming very knowledgeable and at a younger age, we have a lot of knowledge and information that is available at our finger tips. But although you may know a lot and will all due respect, if you have studied 6 years or more to become a physician, if I go to a doctor, I can google my question and get an answer and I will visit the doctor to validate what I have googled.

Having knowledge is no longer the competitive edge, it is about the application of knowledge, that is why I have used in one of my books the following sub-title: “Success is not a result of what you know but rather how you think” in my book '50 Fundamental Principles for Entreprenerds'. If you want to change the future, you have to change how the future generations think. If you want to change the future, you have to change how the future generations think. Yes, indeed there will be lots of disruptive innovations underway in the 21st century, but principles don't change and they always guarantee a specific outcome.

 

What is this principle that you teach?
If you change the way you think, the things you think of will change and so will your future. In my book 50 fundamental principles for entreprenerds, I have clearly explained the most important principles to my knowledge about entrepreneurship. With this book I want to influence the younger generations and hopefully change the way they think. As you know, principles will outlast time. If you understand the principles and embrace them, this will lead to predictable outcomes. But if you don’t understand them, strategies can lead you towards failure.

 


Why the focus on the younger generations?
Because they may be knowledgeable, but they often lack the right perspective on matters. After my degree in Business, I started the platform as this path is a “calling” for me. And as I started it I still need perseverance and determination, as it will sustain your growth and the achievement of your purpose in life.

 


We were referred to you by O’dennis Daal as you are into coaching, business advisor, an inspirational speaker and author. Where does this interest come from for you to become an entrepreneur, where does your interest come from to be involved in inspiring people as you have made a career shift? Can you tell us more about this?
Well I started my career in IT when I was in Holland and when I left to come back to Curacao, I worked as an employee in the IT- sector on different levels. After 2,5 years back in Curacao, my own disruption came and I became an entrepreneur. After my graduation at the UoC in 2015, I would say in 2016, I really started my research on “Entrepreneurship”. My first book was titled: “Spiritual Entrepreneurship”, Cast the net on the right side”. The research and this book were the foundation of my understanding, my transformation and also my deeper understanding of the principles. Basically all of us are entitled to attract more than just one transaction into our lives.


Where does your inspiration come from to write 4 books already? What are their titles?
I ask question, I always ask questions and then I start doing my research form that perspective and as I get the answers the book is written.

I have written 4 books:


1. Spiritual entrepreneurship, sub-tiltle “Cast the net at the right side”;
2. Antrepreneurship, the research ultimately leading to this book came form researching the question why the wisest man that ever lived King Solomon referred to “Ants” as a bench-mark for wisdom. King Salomon was able to build an unprecedented wealth in his Kingdom in the middle of the arren desert. Anyway in a location where it wasn’t suppose to be prosperous. Check proverb 6.6 “...Go to the ant ..”. This reference to an Ant is by far my favorite, because this was the way he influenced and created his Kingdom.
3. 21 reasons why God wants you to be in business.
4. 50 fundamental principles for entreprenerds.


Next year I will publish a revised edition of “21 reasons God wants you to be in business”. I will go deeper into these reasons. The sub tilte will be “The cost of Fruitfulness”.

 


Is this writing a calling?
I had no idea up until 2015, that my calling was to become an author, as I have dyslexia and one of my professors as I was finalizing my thesis, recommended me not to choose for a writing career.

So, I never considered writing being an option, until I got the sign from God that I have to write a book.

I was attending a John Maxwell conference in November 2015 at the Santa Barbara Beach Resort, when I clearly heard that “alien” voice telling me that I needed to write a book on “Entrepreneurship”. It was the same “alien” voice that 7 years prior to that moment, told me that I needed to become an entrepreneur. So I told this to my wife who was sitting next to me immediately, that I believe God just told me to write a book. She said that she knew this already, because days before that moment, God has told her the same. So now I had no choice, right? So I started writing books.

 


What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
I am a teacher, who loves to teach and preach. I am fascinated by the words of GOD. In my own personal and my professional growth, God plays a crucial and central role. I love to translate the word of God into practical wisdom, as I have often experienced that too much of the spiritual teachings are too abstract.

 

When do you consider that you have been successfull in your personal and business/professional life, let us say 5 years from now?
On the first place, what I would like to say is that success is a short lived emotion. I would like to measure my success by my fruits and that is my family. I don’t have anything to prove to no one, the only thing I have to prove is that I practice what I preach & teach. If I do this at my home and family, it will stand out. My wife and my children are doing good and they lack nothing, as they are growing into who they are. As I grow, I will stand out more and my message will be more valuable and this will result in more transactions. Inevitably when you grow, you will become who you suppose to be. I am working on that kind of legacy. I am confident that whatever I set my mind on, I will achieve and this is not arrogance and it is not triggered by competition. I don’t have the need to impress others with material things or those kinds of things. I only have myself to prove.


What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
This is an Interesting question. One of my biggest challenges I have is to attract the masculine audiences. Now up to 85 % of those who follow me as an author, teacher and speaker, are women. Now I’m working on some ideas on how to attract and impact the male audiences.


Why I think it is important?
There is a gap in personal and professional development between men and women and the pressure on their potential, that is often misinterpreted which leads to them being stressed. Lots of men are not being focused and this leads to divorce, domestic violence and what have you more. I want to address this issue and within 2 to 3 years we will have some materials aimed at the male audiences. I am doing a lot of research on this subject matter and I will write a book on this theme.

How do you deal with it?
My determination and perseverance, that is how I deal with the challenges, tribulations and injustices.

 

Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
Via the “alien voice”. God doesn’t communicate with me just like in the movies or so. No Thunder and Lightning. But if you study the word of God, anytime God communicates with people and thus with me, it didn’t make sense. Like when God talked to Gideon the Warrior, he was a coward. Mozes was told to negotiate with Pharaoh but he stuttered. The “alien voice” doesn’t match your own way of thinking, that is why we quickly disregard or ignore it. I listened to the “alien voice” just like when it told me to become an entrepreneur 12 years ago and when it told me to become an author against all odds 5 years ago.

When God instructed me to write, I cancelled some of my clients assignments and continued with 70 % less income, freeing up time and became an entrepreneur. We are so accustomed to staying “known”, but it requires to have Faith and Courage. When I started I had no clue what to write and directed towards what kind of audiences. It basically takes Courage and Faith to believe in something that scares the hell out of you.

 



So you are being guided?

Yes, but everything is guided. Like the book “21 reasons to be in business”, when we had the lock down because of COVID, at first I was like “What is this?”. Then came this insight that it might be a very interesting time, so I wrote the sub title “Even in a crisis”. The most successful business man in the bible, achieved this in his biggest crisis. I love to do what I do, there is nothing I would rather do more. When I get a download from Heaven and I get a whole new perspective, when I meet you, you have to tolerate me, as I will share this download with you with a lot of enthusiasm.

How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
I am pushing my limits constantly. I was so committed to do something I had never done before and just be doing this, I stay in a constant loop of ever growing upwards moving self discovery. Of late I participated in a Master Class for young professionals and the speakers were the best of the best in their respective authority like Sidney Genovea, Pastor Raimy Juliet, Caryl Monte, Yitza Davelaar, Naomi Cyntje, Clyrette Bonifasio and Sydelle Ricardo. She is by far the best in communication. By being part of these kinds of settings I learn a lot and that is one of the ways I always keep stretching my limits. But what keeps me really growing is asking uncommon questions to myself.


What are your strengths?
Determintation and perseverance these are my titles combined with courage and faith.


Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
I love to work out, almost every day. I like reading, I like asking uncommon questions.

 

If you as Lysandro would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Mexico or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
My name Lysandro, I will give you the right perspective on entrepreneurship so that you too, can advance purposefully in business.


How would you describe Lysandro Inacio in one word or one sentence?

Determination and perseverance are my titles combined with courage and faith.


Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
My pastor Raimy Juliet, he made me very curious to understand his Faith.

Sidney Genoveva (We call him Tio Sidney) because of his acquired wisdom, his eloquence, perspectives and comprohensiveness, he is slow to speak and quick to understand and he is wise with words.


What is a trait that is still work in progress?

Communication, that is something that is still work on.


What was a defining moment in your life?
My encounter with Christ back when I was in Holland before I came back to Curacao. It is a long story, but the short version is, I met Christ in a place where one would least expect. It was in a disco called “Sinners” in Amsterdam. A girl approached me and asked me if I knew Jezus. From there on, the seed was planted.

 


Where do you want to be 15 to 20 years from now with your career?
I don’t consider what I am doing as a career because purpose doesn’t have an expiration date. I want to be happily married and be able to look back on a meaningful and influential journey with millions of people appreciating me. That would be great.

 


What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
Look at the manifestation of James 1:5: “ If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”  Furthermore I want my Faith and Courage to inspire them in their own personal processes.

 

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao as we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, recession and in the middle of growing environmental challenges because of the global warming consquences?
If King Sololom could have prospered in the desert, then we are in a “strategically” better starting position to prosper as a nation.
And in one of the session of Forti Habri, a forum where they invite representatives of the society to meet with Ministers, I asked the Minister of Economic Affairs what does he thinks of the statement that: “...The poorest condition known to mankind is, failing to understand the importance of honesty, integrity and hard work...”.
I didn’t get a clear answer, they tried to answer it, but it wasn’t convincing and then they cut me off this topic. I believe that these three elements are the cornerstone for economic growth, so if we embrace them as a nation, the best is yet to come! If we don’t…...Well, you get the point!

 

More info:
https://www.linkedin.com/company/spiritualentr/



One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao 

Lysandro Inacio is a driven speaker, teacher, author, researcher and founder of the Spiritual Leadership Platform. He is passionate about “Entrepreneurship” and he is now living his purpose to enable the next generations to be entrepreneurial as: “Everyone of us is entitled to attract multiple transactions in our lives”. His aspiration to influence millions with his books, is well thought off as, although a native from Curacao, his books are published in English. Combined with his speaking assignments, his teachings, his determination and perseverance he is confident that sooner or later he will achieve this goal. He got his calling to become an entrepreneur 12 years ago and his calling to become an author 5 years ago, but according to him: “Everything is being guided, but we neglect the signs as we are challenged to do the unusual”. His curiosity has led him to continuously ask the un-common questions, research them and write about them and by doing this he is constantly improving his knowledge and inspiring those who follow him. He firmly believes that knowledge is not relevant to be entrepreneurial or the creation of wealth he believes it is all about having the right perspective. As a father and a husband, Lysandro says that his actions talk more than words. He is now focusing on addressing the personal development gap between men and women. With his upcoming program ELEVATE he wants to address the biggest obstacle that keeps men from becoming who they really are! For all these reasons we love and deeply respect Lysandro and consider him one of the 250 Influencers in our society, representing the business sector (entrepreneurship).

 

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.



Our next MYM-platform session in October via Skype
Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 20th of October (the 3rd Tuesday of the month) via Skype, where we will present “Inner bonding, becoming a loving adult to your inner child”, by Margaret Paul Ph.D.

Inner bonding is the process of connecting our adult thoughts with our instinctual, gut feelings- the feelings of the "inner child"- so that we can minimize painful conflict within ourselves. Free of inner conflict, we feel peaceful, open to joy, and open to giving and receiving love.


Margaret Paul, coauthor of Healing Your Aloneness, explores how abandonment of the inner child leads to increasingly negative and destructive feelings of low self-worth, codepenclence, addiction, shame, powerlessness, and withdrawal from relationships. Her breakthrough inner bonding process teaches us to heal past wounds through reparenting and clearly demonstrates how we can learn to parent in the present. Real-life examples illustrate the dynamics of the healing process and show the benefits we can expect in every facet of our lives and in all our relationships.Inner Bonding provides the tools we need to forge and maintain the inner unity that makes our family, sexual, work, and social relationships productive, honest, and joyful.

Subscribe by emailing us: 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.Date: 20th of October.
Time: 7.30 – 8.45 pm.

Entrance fee: Free
Presenter: Ivan Kuster


Starting 4h of November: 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 4di novèmber di 7 – 9.30 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


Personal Coaching tip
This week we will share some motivational videos. This week we will share some on 'Entrepreneurship, perseverance and determination’. Every day in the week we will upload one of these video-links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

Spiritual Entrepreneurship - Having the right perspective is key! - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42Qv_5qXR-0

 


S24 LYSANDRO INACIO - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFIIWHLbfds

 


9 Steps to Reach Your Full Potential - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoVc0pT3TXU

 


"The Only Disability in Life is a Bad Attitude," Matthew Jeffers, Letter to Baltimore Ravens (2013) - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd89IydtXyk

 


Perseverance. The story of Nick Vujicic. - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNnVdlvodTQ

 


Kids who give the BEST motivational speeches! Motivational Video 2016 - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGusd0HKvtY

 



 

 


 

 


 

Influencer Robert Rosa, MYM Book Session and this week tips

Posted on October 12, 2020 at 1:00 AM

In this week’s blog (12th of October – 18th of October) we will interview Robert Rosa; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind book presentation via skype on the 20th of October “Inner bonding, becoming a loving adult to your inner child”, by Margaret Paul Ph.D.; we will invite you to our next (the 6th) Personal Journey “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?” on the 17th of October and we will share some motivational videos on ”Climeworks”. Every day during the week we will upload one of these links on our Fabebook page.


Influencer Robert Rosa: solution oriented, patient and driven to improve our climate against one of humanity’s biggest threats!


 

Could you share with us some information of your family life? And can you share something on your educational background?
I was born in Curaçao and also lived 3 years in Aruba before I left to Holland as an adolescent and studied Engineering at the TU Delft. I have earned a Masters Degree in Commercial Real Estate. I have one sister, she is a pilot working at the Emirates Airlines and she lives in Dubai. I am 35 years old and my significant other is also an entrepreneur. Both my parents are still alive and they have played a very important role in my life. They have helped me become whom I am right now. I now live for 6 months in Curaçao and the other 6 months in Holland, but also partially in Dubai. My parents were very enabling and giving both of us, the freedom to choose our own course in my life. Since I was young, as I am a very curious person, they allowed and enabled me to discover and experience things that I would consider interesting. Depending on my interests I experimented a lot for constructive reasons and I have learned so many things doing this. I have developed a very open mindset.
I was one of the founding members of ABC Compas and this organization with now over 200 members, aims to offer students for the Antilles a place to meet each other and also stimulates students to develop competencies so that they can work on problems our islands might have and work on implementing these problems with proven solutions.

After my studies, I started my own business in Real Estate, but after some 3 to 4 years I changed my course as I came across something else on my journey and that was the technology for the direct capture of CO2 from the air (Direct Air Capture) aimed at positively influencing climate change in the world and this is now my passion and what I am doing right now.


Could you share something of your experiences?
During my studies I was very active in different student committees and I was a co-founfer of ABC Compas as I mentioned before. Especially during my ABC Compas time, I learned so many new things, like being pro-active, starting whatever initiative at first as a vision and then planning and implementing it until it was done and even after care. As I didn’t have any experience before in this kind of work, I learned by “failing forward” as I was unsure if the initiative would be successful in the end. We were like “..do it first and then (re)think.. “ and we were a small group of 4 to 5 persons and nowadays ABC Compas still fulfills an important role accompanying students as they arrive in Holland in their first year in a totally foreign country. These first months of the new students are so important, as there are so many things that can go wrong, so it helps them in their succesful adjustment to their new normal in Delft-Holland. Furthermore we try to nurture them to, as they focus on their studies, to also think on how they can be helpfull in the solution of the challenges all these islands in the Caribbean have. We focus on mostly the ABC-islands, but also on all students from the Caribbean region. If we try something out in Curaçao or Aruba or Bonaire, if it works, this blue print can be scaled-up and be used on the other islands.

 

We were referred to you by Lizanne Espinal  who's studying in Delft. We were aware of solar and wind energy but not aware of capturing CO2 to reverse climate change. 
Well, after starting my real estate company, at a certain moment this Direct Air Capture (DAC) crossed my path and I was like WOW, this is very important and it would be a great thing to be involved in. Most people haven’t heard of this technique, so we are now actively spreading the word, talking to different Ministeries, Companies and Communities explaining its potential. The international negotiations on Climate Change don’t solve the problem at its core, they either delay the negative effects of CO2 emissions or soften it, but they don’t deal with the problem at its core, namely getting CO2 out of our atmosphere, and this is what we are doing.

 

There is this narrative in the climate change disccussions that goes like this: “..Most of the climate change issues in the world are due to the fact that through the use of fossil fuels we are pumping too much CO2 in the atmosphere. If we lower the amount of CO2 we emit, we will stop climate change...”. And this is not the case. Since the Industrial Revolution, we started emitting large amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere due to the use of coal, oil and gas which is causing global warming and climate change. So in the atmosphere, we already have too much CO2. If we would stop emitting new CO2, the excess of CO2 in the atmosphere will remain in place causing climate change to continue on. So, it is of utmost importance that we urgently lower atmospheric CO2 concentration from today’s +/- 415 ppm (parts per million) towards 380 – 350ppm. We cannot achieve this by emitting less CO2. The excess CO2 is like a thick blanket covering our planet and we need to lower and rid ourselves of this CO2 blanket that is too thick.


Mainstream discussions on Climate Change don’t address this in this way, right?
Exactly as Climate Change is a very complicated subject matter, this requires deeply studying the issues. But we believe that by simply improving energy efficiency, transitioning towards renewable energy and lowering the emission of CO2, we are not doing enough. We need to relieve Mother Earth from excess CO2 in the atmosphere on top of the natural way Nature rid itself from this excess CO2 through plants, trees, oceans etc. As we humans are emitting CO2 in an industrial way, we need to remove it in an industrial way. Like garbage disposal, it just does not clean up after itself.

What we are doing is extracting CO2 directly out of the air in an industrial way. That is what we do. Look at the images how are industrial plants look like now. So we present the problem and the solution.

And we use two road maps to roll out our plans. The first roadmap is called ‘Carbon Dioxide Removal’ (CDR) where we inject extracted CO2 from air deep underground where natural mineralization locks the captured CO2 away from the atmosphere for good. We are currently scaling up our plant in Iceland where we remove CO¬2 on behalf of individuals and companies like Audi, Stribe etc. who want to reduce their (past) carbon-footprint and support us in accelerating our developments.



The other roadmap called ‘Power-To-X’ (PTX) where we use renewable energy to convert the CO2 into renewable synthetic hydrocarbons or synthetic fuels. There is an increasing transition going on to the use of renewable energy to offer electricity and lots of sectors are migrating towards the use of electricity. But the downside of this trend is, that there are certain sectors where this is not possible or rather difficult to electrify directly, for example for airplanes, ships etc. Although there are some smaller airplanes that use batteries for example to fly, but they can only fly short distances and/or carry limited payload. As climate change is urgent, it would take massive amounts of time, money, innovation, workforce, legislation etc. to change to new innovative infrastructures and energy platforms (cars, planes, ships, electricity, factories, homes etc.). As most of the existing infrastructures and energy platforms are based on hydrocarbons (gasoline, diesel, gas, aviation and marine fuels etc.) the energy transition would be less disruptive by changing the fuel production to a sustanable way. With Direct Air Capture, we can reproduce fuels and chemicals from emissions (Emissions<->Fuel).

Basically, via PTX we can make any type of hydrocarbon, that is made from crude oil or gas, but instead of a process of over millions and millions of years, we can synthesize fuel within hours.


Is this development a threat for the oil and gas industry?
Well eventually yes, but however, these same companies are also figuring out that the World has already passed ‘peak oil’ and are heavily divesting more and more from fossil into renewable energy and conversion, but as I already explained by becoming more efficient in CO2 emissions or by not emitting CO2 at all, we don’t deal with the CO2 issue at its heart, being a balance between emitting and removing. The transition phase to letting nature rid CO2 out of the atmoshpere in that scenario, would take too long with all the negative effects it will have on the climate of the earth.

 

What is your role exactly in the capturing of CO2 out of the air?
First of all I am a partner at ANTECY-Climeworks (recently fused), the company that is involved in this work. I am mainly in charge of business development in Holland, Europe, Curaçao and in Dubai. Because of Covid, I got stuck in Curaçao and I am here right now. I have been developing a project in Curaçao also. I was born here and my ambition is to make the island more independent from the import of fuel and to promote food security. With the technology that Climeworks offers, we can make Curaçao fossil/import fuel independent and even export fuel to generate foreign exhange that we are so in dire need of. We still have a long way to go, but we are trying to accelerate this as it could generate and safe between USD 280 to USD 300 million dollar that can well be used to grow the economy, as we can sell our solar energy, wind and ocean energy (either ocean thermal energy conversion or coversion of (tidal)waves and streams in energy) that we have an abundance of, in an intelligent way.

We have several plants in Europe and by 2025 to 2030 we will have different large scale plants in any place in the world. The coversion of CO2 means that we can lead by example of a circular economy. It is proven technology but to scale it up, the conversion process needs to be more efficient and streamlined from its teething problems. As we do this, it is expected that by 2025 we will have the first commercially runned plant.


As for Curaçao, Curaçao has an ideal location to build a PTX plant as it has an abundance in renewables energy sources (sun, sea and wind) and its location is excellent so that we can easily export our natural resources to the whole of the rest of the world, we have access to the EU market and as I am from the island. I really want my island to progress by implementing such innovation.


How did COVID-19 affect your timelines?
We were constructing a semi-commercial plant in Rotterdam The Hague Airport, but due to COVID-19 we had some delays. However, COVID-19 has brought world-wide consumption to unprecedented levels wich enlightened many to change their climate damaging behaviour.

 

Where does this interest come from for you to become an entrepreneur?
I have always been very curious. I would look at a situation and explore how to improve it. I would always assume responsibility to change a situation for the better.


Where does your interest come from to be involved in innovation?

I started in the real estate business, but in that branche “innovation” was minimal. And as I was looking for ways to impact the world, I bumped into the “Direct Air Capture”- technique. It was still in its earliest development phase, but I recognized immediately its potential to have a big impact for humanity and the future generations.

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
I am very capable to place myself in other people their thoughts and feelings. And since I was very young I use to wonder about the house were we lived, the roads, the water we drank, they were all invented by other human beings luckily in an era before my existence. And at a very young age I was wondering how could I make an impact that is beneficial for the coming future generations and that they would be thankful and appreciative for what an individual as myself could have done for them. And climate change became my BIG WHY, because I would be unable to confront the future generations if they would ask me why I didn’t do anything about it, whilst I knew what was goning on. So in other words my BIG WHY is twofold, I am curious in making the world a better place to live in and how to solve one of the biggest existential challenges humanity has had to deal with until now. And I just felt and still feels like I have to do this, but more importantly, via the butterfly effect, persuade others to join the battle.

 

How does your “Inner Voice” works?
I have a tendency to think in solutions. I explore different scenarios and when one scenario appears sufficiently important, I would continue to look for solutions. I would ask questions to myself and explore different possible solutions until I feel that this one option seems viable or impactful and then I would go for this option.

What do you feel? How does it work for you?
At times some options wouldn’t feel like viable but as it could be of such a great importance, I would keep on experimenting with this option to check how close to the solution I might end up with. During this process I would solve different other smaller problems and this is the source of my energy and my inspiration to progress.


When do you consider that you have been successfull in your personal and business/professional life, let us say 5 years from now?
I once started a Facebook page on “Success”. I believe that it is something very personal and how you measure it, is something that needs further attention. But you have a lot of people that don’t know what they want, so the question “what is success”, remains.

I would say if in business I would be working on a hypothesis and I would get the answer after 5 years of trying and validating the hypothesis and I would end up in a dead end, that answer is what I would consider a success.

On a personal level I would say feeling grateful for the small things in life. I am already feeling that I am successful in life as I have a good and comfortable life, I help others where I can and I have done lots of things already in my life as I have experimented a lot with different things due to my curiosity.

Happiness = Reality minus ExpectationAnother way of looking at it is this happiness formula that Mo Gawdat developed:

When there is a balance between these three factors then I am succesful.

 

What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
One of my biggest challenges is: “How to accelerate the solution we present for Curaçao and the whole world”. I am constantly thinking and doing “outside of the box”, as it is important to take more actions and if at times the results might seem unlikely, the possibility that it might ultimately work, the impact would be great and worth the risks.

To be in innovation, do you need to have certain charater traits according to you? And what are these traits?
It would help to be driven to find the solution, discipline, and also very important “don’t give up”, keep on going till you reach success and fail forward.


How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
Through self education, this is now so important and we need to exploit this in our weakest/challenging communities.

Exchange of ideas with people that are more knowledgeable than you are and make use of mentors but most of all self education and implementation, just doing things to then do it even better.

What are your strengths?
I think in solutions and I am very patient....Equanimity would be best to discribe my strength.

Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
I love the sea, boating those kind of things. But most of all, I love to work on projects, my work is my hobby.

If you as Robert would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Germany or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
In order for you to enlighten me about your view on the world, I would like to open my introduction with the following: “I am Robert Rosa, as an entrepreneur I am seeking to solve important problems that will have a big impact on the world and on the coming future generations. Currently, I am working on technologies to Capture CO2 from air against climate change. However, I am always open and willing to learn from other people to increase my knowlegde to accelerate my purpose to make the world a better place and enjoy it while doing it.

 

How would you describe Robert Rosa in one word or one sentence?
A green entrepreneur.

 

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
My parents, some friends of my and some business partners that inspire me.

What is a trait that is still work in progress?
How to accelerate the solutions to the challenges we are dealing with, as now speed is of vital importance. The need to change my way of thinking especially the “how to accelerate the speed to solve issues”and “what short cuts can we think of”? Mainly, how to bring the bright future towards the present.

What was a defining moment in your life?
When we started ABC Compas. That was were everything came together for me, my curiosity, working together with a lot of different people (social skills), problem solving abilities, networking, all this was inspiring. It all came together during those years. I reconnected the known (my roots, culture, challenges and opportunities) with the unknown (foreign students, projects, network, competencies, growth-mindset etc.).


Where do you want to be 15 to 20 years from now with your career?
I think it would be fun to be a Philatropist and an Inspirational Entrepreneur with a track-record of positive impact on the world to look back on and look forward to. I envision a synergy between inspiring people at various inspiring places throughout the world collaborating on working on an inspiring future.


What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
That I have done my part in the realization of my vison and my goals to make the world a better place for all of us. Unrelated to its success, I enjoy the ride.


What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao as we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, recession and in the middle of growing environmental challenges because of the global warming consquences?
If you have a vision of the future that is bright, you can make an impact by working to implement and achieve this vision. I have a vision.

Is there anything else that you would like to add?
I hope to inspire others to look for their purpose and their passion in life, aimed at making the world a better place for other people and the coming generations and that will make you feel more fulfilled and happy.


Contact information
www.antecy.com
www.climeworks.com


 

One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao
Robert Rosa is a curious, solution oriented, patient, but also driven entrepreneur, that is passionate about innovation. Through innovation he wants to create a lasting positive impact in the Climate Change of the world that will beneficial for future generations. This ambition level on itself makes him stand out. His drive to create an impact that is beneficial for the world, his curiosity for innovation, has lead him to drastically change the course of his life. After starting his own Real Estate Company, Robert made a dive into the unknown world of capturing CO2 out of the air and is still involved in this area. “By 2025 – 2030 this technique will be commercially operated, but the technique is already proven”, according to Robert. Challenging his way at looking at things, “thinking and working totally out of the box”, he hopes to shorten this time-line considerably. At a very young age he wanted to have an impact on the world. While studying in Delft, he was one of the founders of ABC Compas, which was a defining moment in his life because it is where everything came together and by doing this he learned a lot of his excellent social skills. ABC Compas still helps students to adapt to their life as a student in Delft-Holland as they arrive as “newbees”, but ABC Compas also stands for inspiring students to think of solutions and implement solutions to solve challenges that all Caribbean islands confront. Robert is actively involved in finding solutions for the fuel dependency of Curaçao and is exploring ways to in an intelligent way, use the excess of renewable energy we have in Curaçao: the sun, wind, the sea and capitalize also the geographic position of Curaçao, to start a project that uses the Capturing of CO2 out of the air. If this works out, this blue print can be exported to other islands in the Caribbean basin, according to Robert. Robert literally lives in two worlds, he lives 6 month in Curaçao and 6 months in Holland and Dubai. For all these reasons, we deeply love and respect Robert and consider him one of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao representing the Energy and Circular Economy sector.

 

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.

 

 

Visit the website for more information.


Our next MYM-platform session in October via Skype
Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 20th of October (the 3rd Tuesday of the month) via Skype, where we will present “Inner bonding, becoming a loving adult to your inner child”, by Margaret Paul Ph.D.

Inner bonding is the process of connecting our adult thoughts with our instinctual, gut feelings- the feelings of the "inner child"- so that we can minimize painful conflict within ourselves. Free of inner conflict, we feel peaceful, open to joy, and open to giving and receiving love.


Margaret Paul, coauthor of Healing Your Aloneness, explores how abandonment of the inner child leads to increasingly negative and destructive feelings of low self-worth, codepenclence, addiction, shame, powerlessness, and withdrawal from relationships. Her breakthrough inner bonding process teaches us to heal past wounds through reparenting and clearly demonstrates how we can learn to parent in the present. Real-life examples illustrate the dynamics of the healing process and show the benefits we can expect in every facet of our lives and in all our relationships.Inner Bonding provides the tools we need to forge and maintain the inner unity that makes our family, sexual, work, and social relationships productive, honest, and joyful.

Subscribe by emailing us: 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.Date: 20th of October.
Time: 7.30 – 8.45 pm.

Entrance fee: Free
Presenter: Ivan Kuster


Starting October: 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 17 di òktober di 2.00 – 4.30 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


Personal Coaching tip
This week we will share some motivational videos. This week we will share some on 'Climeworks’. Every day in the week we will upload one of these video-links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

 

Climeworks - A Technology to Reverse Climate Change – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoMdb9JYMRQ

 


Climeworks - Capturing CO2 from air - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63S0t4k_Glw

 


Climeworks plant removes carbon dioxide directly from air - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAi499FzcbA 

Turning CO2 into stone in Iceland - earthrise - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZr656rA5ik

 


How Climeworks is Creating Negative Emission Power Plants - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wERlKqQhpxo

 

Climeworks launches another Direct Air Capture plant in Italy - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMMj72fgz9E

 

 


Influencer Sabine Berendse, Workshop on Emotion, MYM Book Session and this week tips

Posted on October 2, 2020 at 11:50 AM

In this week’s blog (5th of September – 11th of October) we will interview Sabine Berendse; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind book presentation via skype on the 20th of October “Inner bonding, becoming a loving adult to your inner child”, by Margaret Paul Ph.D.; we will invite you to our next (the 6th) Personal Journey “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?” on the 17th of October and we will share some motivational videos on ”Phenix and Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao”. Every day during the week we will upload one of these links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.


Influencer Sabine Berendse: changemaker, having an impact

 

Could you share with us some information of your family life? 
I was born in Delft, raised in Kwintsheul, a small village in het Westland. The Netherlands. I have one younger sister and I just became an aunt of a beautiful baby boy called Jack. My whole family lives in the Netherlands and since 2006 I have been living on Curaçao. My parents have played an important role in whom I have become, because they always let me free in deciding what I wanted to do with my life. Whenever I would ask my mothers advice, she would say, just do what you think is best. When I was younger there were moments that I wished she would just tell me what to do, but in hindsight I’m very grateful she did not.

 

Could you share something of you eductional background and your experiences?
I studied psychology at the University of Utrecht, did a minor for Environmental Sciences and for Criminology and I also did a HBO study Leisure science. I founded the NGO Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao (STCC) in 2017 and I learned a lot from that. I participated in 'Present Your Startup' and in a pitch competition in New York called 'Haarlem To Harlem'. That was very much out of my comfort zone and a super educational experience that helped me to grow a lot. Together with Giacomo Booi I founded Green Phenix in 2019. That has also been one big growing experience. I have shared this story often, but the moment I stepped into the airplane on my way to Curaçao back in 2006 for my first visit to Curaçao, I had this gut feeling that I was going to stay in Curaçao longer than the 10 weeks that I had planned to go. In hindsight I can only acknowledge that I need to be here. I meditate and I am a sensitive person and at times I feel guided.

 

We were referred to you by Heinrich Angela whom have collaborated with you on 3D printing of Faceshields and Luuk Weber. What is the difference between Green Phenix and Sea Turtle Conservation?
Well, Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao is an NGO that protects sea turtles and their habitat through research, conservation and education. Green Phenix is a social enterprise that is creating a circular inclusive economy in the Caribbean.


If you look at the whole Caribbean, all of us in the Caribbean are dealing with the same kind of challenges, that is the enormous amount of layers after layers of plastic washing on our shores. There was this defining moment back then when I was involved as a representative of Uniek Curaçao with some volunteers of Sentro Speranza at Asencion, cleaning what was and still is called the “Plastic Bay”. We had filled a quarter of the container where we dumped the plastic we collected for the beach and after a while the volunteers wanted to leave as they thought that there work was done. I was flabergasted. I was like “..we are not done yet, you can’t leave now, we are not done yet..” The plastic annoyed me and I then realized, that I was just this one person and the amount of plastic is so overwhelming... I first asked why is nobody doing something about this. Then I realized I am also somebody and if I feel this should be different I should do something about it. For me that was an important realization.

Green Phenix is a social enterprise that is creating a circular inclusive economy in the Caribbean.

 

Where does this interest come from for the circular waste management initiatives? Can you tell us more about these initiatives?
Well, having been on the beaches on the windward side of Caribbean islands a lot, I can honestly say that the amount of plastic that washes ashore is horrifying. It really needs to stop and I simply want to do my part in that.

 

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
I just want to do my best to live a meaningful life and to make an impact just by trying to do the right thing.

By doing this I want to have an ever growing impact by helping others also to do their thing and also become very happy doing the things that they love to do..

 

When do you consider that you have been successfull in your personal and business/professional life, let us say 5 years from now?
We aim to create a circular revolution in the Caribbean. If we have operations in 5 Caribbean islands in 5 years and it can operate without me being directly involved I would consider that to be succesful in my business life. Regarding my personal life, when the people in my inner circle are happy and healthy and there is a good balance, I think I would consider myself very lucky.

 

What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
Well, I’d say the limiting factor in our operation is the finances. We have the people, we have the drive and we know how to get the required knowledge… But the lack of liquid assets makes that it takes a bit longer that we would like to. And this requires patience and preserverence. With all the attention and focus we put into our operation, this is happening while we have the usual ups and downs but our projects are growing. So have more people to work with from a certain social targetgroup, meaning also that we have to trust these persons to do their job right and get more acquainted with not being directly hands on involved with the day-to-day operations. The upside is that we are not so overwhelmed by all the work that has to be done.

 

Do you get international support? There are lots of people that were born here or lived her, diaspora, that might be helpful for your causes.
We are aware of these opportunities, that is why we are planning to start a foundation in Holland soon, trying to capitalize on these opportunities.

 

Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
I use affirmations on a regular basis and I also take a time out at times to think things over a little bit, so that you don’t let your eomotions dominate my reasoning too much. I also try to look at the dilemma from the other persons perspective and I also try to feel what is right. My inner compas, just like the day I stepped in the airplane to come to Curaçao, it just felt good.

 

How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
Well when opportunities to follow training sessions occur, I try to attend as much as I can. I read a lot. I actively look for information regarding topics that interest me and that are important for what we’re doing. And I also have a lot of very knowledgable people around me who I often ask for advice.

 

What are your strengths?
I never give up, have a growth mindset and love the journey

 

Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
Well, I’d say I’m quite passionate about art.

 

If you as Sabine 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?
Hi, my name is Sabine. I’m a social entrepreneur from Curaçao.

 

How would you describe Sabine in one word or one sentence?
Changemaker


Do you have more words describing whom you are?
I am rather headstrong, I have a lot of perseverance and I always find a way to move things forward. I am passionate in the things I do, that I do with love. I am highly empathic. I sometimes struggle with my personal boundries, but I’m continuesly improving on that.

 


Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
here are a few. Carla Daniel is the first. She is a conservationist from Barbados that introduced me to sea turtle conservation. I have never ever before or after met such a hard working, dedicated & inspiring person. She has in incredible amount of energy and she really is somebody that makes a positive difference in the world.


Then Nana Bouwens is a person that inspired me in a creative way. She is a person that never thinks in a box. Her creativity is unique and inspiring and she helped me to embrace my uniqueness and with that accept myself better.

 

And then Giacomo Booi, the person I founded Green Phenix with also has been a great inspiration in the last 2 years. He left his comfortable European life to come to Curaçao to tackle the problem of plastic pollution. He is one of the bravest, happiest and passionate persons I’ve ever met and for me he symbolizes hope.

 

What is a trait that is still work in progress?
I’m continually struggling to keep a good balance with my private life. I have the strong desire to make an impact, but I sometimes take on to much. But I’m getting better and better to balance everything.

 

What was a defining moment in your life?
When STCC was founded I was going through a very difficult time. Both personally and professionally. I had decided to quit a job that offered me security, but made me very unhappy. The moment I was able to make that decision, although almost everybody advised against it, was probably the most defining moment in my life. I realized that for me it is much more important to do my best to live a profound life that to have security.

 

Where do you want to be 15 to 20 years from now with your career?
Honestly my plan doesn’t go that far. I want to build Green Phenix and STCC in such a way that both can function without my presence. I would think that in 15-20 years, I might coach some young social entrepreneurs or artists….

 

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
That I did everything in my power to make a positive impact

 

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao as we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, recession and in the middle of growing environmental challenge because of the global warming consquences?
The people that are coming together to do good, like the members of the COVID-19 3D printing taskforce. And also the fact that Green Phenix is still growing, despite all the challenges and dissapointments.

 

Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Well if people would like to help out with STCC of Green Phenix they are very welcome. Both entities are community projects that can always use fresh energy.

 

Contact information:
www.linkedin.com/in/sabine-berendse-235a1214b/

www.seaturtleconservationCuraçao.org

www.facebook.com/SeaTurtleConservationCuraçao/

www.greenphenix.com

www.facebook.com/greenphenixcuracao

Cell: +5999 5652271

 

One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao
Sabine Berendse is a passionate, dedicated and courageous social entrepreneur. Her dedication to dealing with plastic makes her stand out, as she has experienced first hand the horrifying amounts of plastic that washes ashore in the whole windward side of the Caribbean. Aiming to create a circular revolution in the Caribbean, she is actively promoting a circular inclusive economy via Green Phenix and also promoting Sea Turtle Conservation via Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao. While she is now living her purpose, this has not always been the case, as she listened to her inner voice and radically changed the course in her life. Even if this meant, jumping into an uncertain future away from a secure job, to now ultimately be able to live a more profound, meaningful life that is having a positive impact in the world. Accepting the ups and downs that her path brings with her, her perseverance has resulted in a growing movement forcing her to continuously adapt, looking for support from elsewhere in the world and using her social skills to scale up the organizations where she is involved in. At the other hand Sabine is deliberately maintaining her work-personal life balance, dedicating also time to her other “the Arts” passion and inspiring the next generation of social entrepreneurs and artists. For all these reasons, we deeply love and respect Sabine and consider her one of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao representing the Circular Economy sector,


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.


Our next MYM-platform session in October via Skype
Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 20th of October (the 3rd Tuesday of the month) via Skype, where we will present “Inner bonding, becoming a loving adult to your inner child”, by Margaret Paul Ph.D.

Inner bonding is the process of connecting our adult thoughts with our instinctual, gut feelings- the feelings of the "inner child"- so that we can minimize painful conflict within ourselves. Free of inner conflict, we feel peaceful, open to joy, and open to giving and receiving love.


Margaret Paul, coauthor of Healing Your Aloneness, explores how abandonment of the inner child leads to increasingly negative and destructive feelings of low self-worth, codepenclence, addiction, shame, powerlessness, and withdrawal from relationships. Her breakthrough inner bonding process teaches us to heal past wounds through reparenting and clearly demonstrates how we can learn to parent in the present. Real-life examples illustrate the dynamics of the healing process and show the benefits we can expect in every facet of our lives and in all our relationships.Inner Bonding provides the tools we need to forge and maintain the inner unity that makes our family, sexual, work, and social relationships productive, honest, and joyful.

Subscribe by emailing us: 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.Date: 20th of October
Time: 7.30 – 8.45 pm.

Entrance fee: Free.
Presenter: Ivan Kuster


Starting October: 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 17 di òktober di 2.00 – 4.30 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


Personal Coaching tip
This week we will share some motivational videos. This week we will share some on 'Phenix and Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao'. Every day in the week we will upload one of these video-links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

Wacawa January 5th, 2019 - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wosHuUbqBpM

 


3d printing on the beach with Green Phenix - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO-_krp6isY

 


What does it mean to follow your gut feeling? - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9CBIc-QHOE

 


Should You Trust Your Gut Instinct? - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGx8rjgdIXk

 

The Circular Economy - Short Film - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyNzYV4Q2HE

 

IN HER WORDS: Carla Daniel - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-uMhLSLbeE

 

 

 


Influencer Ruthsel Martina, Workshop on Emotions, MYM Book Session and this week tips

Posted on September 27, 2020 at 4:25 AM

In this week’s blog (28th of September – 4th of October) we will interview Ruthsel Martina; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind book presentation via skype on the 20th of October “Inner bonding, becoming a loving adult to your inner child”, by Margaret Paul Ph.D.; we will invite you to our next (the 6th) Personal Journey “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?” on the 17th of October and we will share some motivational videos on ”Resilience”. Every day during the week we will upload one of these links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

 

Influencer Ruthsel Martina: perseverance with a desire to succeed

 


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

I was born and raised in Curaçao, in the Santa Rosa area. I am married and I have 2 children, one son whom lives and studied in Holland and a daugther that has studied in Puerto Rico. I come from a family of 10 of which 5 brothers and 5 sisters. One of my brothers and one of my sisters passed away. Both my mother and father have passed away. Bot were very helpful in the person I have become right now. My father was a carpenter and I used to go along with my father and by helping him I learned his profession. My mother was a house mother that raised the children, the old way, she would discipline us the hard way, which I have in hind sight no problem with. I grew up to be a valuable member of this community.


Whom had inspired you to get in the track and field,as you yourself were an athlete?

One of my brothers, the second oldest brother, Joseph Martina has inspired me at lot. He was a big local very reknowned baseball and software player. He stimulated me to get involved into sports. I used to go and practice baseball and then ran back home and came home totally exhausted and my mother used to advised me to stop doing that. Until I started practicing Track and Filed at the age of 16 years and started winning competitions and bringing home all my trophees. She stopped doing that and became very proud of me I have to say, because when I wanted to get my trophees back as I was leaving my elderly home, she wanted to keep them for me.

I used to be a middle distance expert. I competed in the 400 meters, 800 meters, 1500 meters, 5 km and 10 km distances. I have participated in half Marathon and full Marathon, like this time I ran one half marathon in San Blas Puerto Rico, but I was a painful and exhausting experience. I decided after that race, to not compete in these long distances anymore.

 


When did you start with track and field?
I started my track and field career in my “bario” team Trupial when I was 16 years old as this was close to home. This is important because lot of potential youngsters interested in track and field have to overcome a big challenge and that is the necessary transportation to the training facilities if it isn’t close to home. We had and still have this issue, as youngsters loose their interest in Track and Field if the transport to reach the training facilities is too much of a hazzle. But forunately nowadays, this issue has been more or less resolved as some parents bring their children to the training themselves.


You are now a Track and field trainer in all disciplines or do you have a discipline that you focus on?
Yes, I am now a general Track and Field trainer, but my specialization is in on the middle and long distances.

 


Now you are also an executive in sports and you have been the chef de mission of the first delegation that competed under the Curaçao flag, how important is this for you?
Yes, I am now a member of the Curaçao Olympic Committee. I have presided over the Olympic team and in 2018, I was the chef de Mission as we attended as Curaçao the Central American and Caribbean games at Baranquilla Columbia. In itself the participation in these games under the Curaçao flag was a very satisfying experience. This because since 2010 when we became an autonomous country within the Dutch Kingdom, we lost our membership to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as Track and Field organization, as the Netherlands Antilles was dissolved. During 8 years we had to fight to become a member, as we were only an associate member. This while Aruba is a member of the IOC. So we won the first battle and opened the door so that in the future we can participate every 4 years in these Games.

In terms of our sports achievements in Baranquilla, well we didn’t win any medals, but we considered to be a base-line and as of that moment we will try to start winning medals. Don’t forget that our best athletes compete under the Dutch flag. This is also what you can notice for those talents in Baseball and Soccer btw. I think there is also a tendency for some athletes to go and compete under the Aruba flag, as they are a member of IOC.

Why do you think that our best athletes choose to compete under the dutch flag?
There are two trends we can discern. The athletes themselves want it, because it gives them an opportunity to compete at the highest levels internationally. At the other hand locally we don’t support these athletes with experienced professional trainers, as the local trainers that are doing this work, do this as volunteers. Furhtermore if there aren’t enough opportunties to compete, let’s say in the short track and field distances, most of them then choose to go to Holland where there are more possibilities to brain guided, to compete and to grow.


At what age did you start to do Track and Field?
Before getting involved into Track and Field I was was into weigh lifting. I am now 46 years involved in Track and Field in the meantime and I started when I was 17 years old. I got involved into weight lifting as I was in Scouting and there they offered weight training and one member in Scouting whom was already involved in Track and Field suggested to me to try Track and Field. Why? This guy would ran a certain distance regularly and I noticed that I when I also started running this same distance with him, I was getting closer and closer to him everytime we ran this distance. In school, I attended Sint Paulus, when they had competions where we would ran around the school and I would win these. While I was doing this, I was invited by another guy to join the Track and Field team Olympic, but I had to go the Rifstadium to train, which I did and also would win. One year after I started practicing Track and Field, when I was 17 years old, there were these Kingdom games that. I participated in during 3 editions and furthermore I was trained by Wendell Prins by that time and I would compete in the Caribbean area, representing Curaçao. I have competed in different countries over the years like, I participated in the World Championship of Track and Field in Helsinki , I ran in the New Years San Silvestre in Sao Paulo, I participated in the Boulevard race in Aruba. One athlete that I competed against in thos days was Ronald Mercelina. He later left ot the Netherlands and continued his career in Track and Field and was very successful btw.

I am grateful for what this sport have offered me, because of the places in the world that it gave me the opportunity to visit and compete, I have followed trainers courses from level 1 till level 4 (level 5 is the highets possible level) with a specialization in the long distances and because of all this I am giving back to the sports nowadays. I am the president of Olympic, this is a team from the “bario” and I am a member of the Olympic Committee in Curaçao.

 

What is your opinion with regards to school and getting degrees and practicing Track and Field?
I firmly believe that you have to advocate a right balnce between both. Live is a marathon and not 100 meter dash. It is all about planning your time. I was always able to combine my schoolwork with my Track and Field efforts. I have a degree in LTS, MTS and HTS (Bachelor in Engineering) at the UNA. I see that in sports like Baseball there is a trend that talents are scouted and recruited to go to the States while they haven’t finalized their school. We do it differently. We now have in our group a young talented female athlete, that became secoond of the Caribbean last year. We have strongly adviced her and her parents to let her finalize her High School and then continue with her Track and Field career.

 

Do athletes in the Caribbean have an edge because of their muscle build up?
Yes, atletes in Caribbean have what you call fast switch muscles and this gives them explosive stength that fits well in the shorter distances and high jump of the Track and Field disciplines.

 

We were referred to you by Desiree Hooi but what is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
My BIG WHY is I believe that we have some basic talents on the island just like every country. I believe that they need to be developed locally. That is my BIG WHY. To develop local talents in Track and Field to become athletes that can compete internationally. As they reach a certain base level, they hit a ceiling because of lack of more experienced professional trainers and funds. Our facilities are OK, I have seen countries with worst facilities that excell in the sports. We have seen athletes from the Caribbean achieve great results in international competitions.

I have understood from Erwin Martis whom was a co-board member of the Olympic Committee, that Jamaica has chosen Track and Field as their priority sports to allocate their resources and it is paying off obviously. What is your opinion on this?
Yes, because they combine their own efforts in collaboration with Colleges in the USA, where athletes are recruited to compete for their respective school. This improves substantially the level of competition that they can reach for their own country. The athletes can also opt to become an American. In our case when our athletes choose to compete under the Dutch flag, these athletes can’t represent Curaçao. These College competitions are highly competitive and there is a lot of pride involved for these Colleges.

Of late some countries stopped some of their athletes to go to these competitions during the months of june and july, as when they had to compete for their own country in august september, they were too tired.

I believe that the solution to be able to compete internationally should be that, although I know there isn’t a lot of money available, the money that the government is willing to invest in sports through the Olympic Committee, should be allocated to 5 of the sports federations where we have the talents and where we are very good in. The rest of the sport federations, should get some basic sum, but we need to focus and prioritize.

 

What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
The biggest challenge is how to develop on the club level some athletes so that we can compete with more success in the CARIFTA games. We once won 7 medals, so it is possible.

Our aim is to select those areas where we have the most chances to win a medal in the 2022 CARIFTA games. This is an achievable goal.


Which are the sports that we can succeed?
We have to choose in Track and Field like the high jump, discuss but also softbal, sailing, cross biking. Like the last time in 2018 two cyclist from Curaçao hit each other hampering their chances to win a medal. As I said, the government needs to distribute the available funds, and give all federations some basic funds but they need to give some extra funds that need some extra money so that we can attract some professional international trainers and some international sport doctors that can help optimize athletes on their way to reach their physical peeks. They need to be here to see how the athletes are preparing themselves so that they can give feedback to improve.

 

How are you dealing with these challenges?
Well, I am a very resilient person and I never give up, so mentally and up to these challenges to make it work.


How important is the mental part in sports and how do you evaluate the progress of athletes mentally?

I would study the international athletes and see how they would fight their way up especially after a loss as they are aware that their next opportunity might be 4 years later. I study them not only when they are successful. Learning that success is not an overnight thing, as most of us want results tomorrow. Studying these videos inspires me a lot and gives me the energy to keep doing what I do, even though there are days that I want to give up. For the work I am doing as a volunteer trainer the same goes. It is at time mentally a strain, but I have come to learn to not give up easily.

 

How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
I follow courses onTrack and Fiels on a very regular basis. Because of COVID-19 these possibilities have increased substantially offered by the North and Central America and the Caribbean Track and Field Federation. This you have to keep track of, because forget what you have learned in the past.

What are your strengths?
For me my desire to succeed is more important than the talent, perseverance, overcoming deceptions and falling and standing up again.

 


Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?

I used to love tabel tennis, but nowadays I love to dance.


If you as Ruthsel 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 Ruthsel Martina I am for Curaçao, I love sports and I am a trainer and sportsleader from Curaçao.


How would you describe Ruthsel in one word or one sentence?
Athlete, sportsleader Ruthsel Martina, reknowned for his perservance.

 

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
I would say different people like Norwin Martina, Melwin Vorm, Wendell Prince, Anthony Miguel and Erwin Martis.


What is a trait that is still work in progress?
Writing english. I can read and speak english, but my writing has to be double checked by a translater.


What was a defining moment in your life?
Well that would be the Boulevard Race in Aruba. Somebody that needed to pick me up in the early morning overslept himself. And I was waiting for him and warming up at 7 am in the morning a police car came by and saw me. By pure coincidence I knew that police officer. His name was Miltion Martina and I knew him from Curaçao and those days he was working in Aruba. He stopped and as I explained what was happening, he offered to bring me to the hotle where the race would start and he brough me there with loud siren. As we arrived the athletes started, I punched in and in the end won the race based on the best time. This was the 3rd year that I won the race, so I won the trophee because it was the 3rd time I won. I got a trophee yes, but because I didn’t start with group it wasn’t as big as the one they had planned before. That was a defining moment.

 

Where do you want to be 10 years from now with your career? Or what is the legacy that you want to leave behind when you stop doing what you are doing now?
Personally I will still be involved in Track and Field as a trainer or a board member. My legacy would be a competitve structure, a platform where we prepare our athletes to become their best versions in their area of specialization.

 

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
Ruthsel has contributed greatly to the local Track and Field sports in Curaçao. A lot of athletes started their sports career with him and they have been very succesful on an international level.

 

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao in the Track and Field area?
We have demonstrated with different athletes that we can compete and be succesful on an international level. I believe that we only need sufficient resources to develop locally our talents. It is just matter of priorities to do this.

More info:
Facebook: Curacao Trupial Athletics Club 
Facebook: Federashon Deporte i Olímpiko Kòrsou 



One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao
Ruthsel Martina is a dedicated, ambitious, athlete, trainer, sports leader in Track and Field who has competed internationally and has headed sport delegations of Curaçao Internationally. Being 46 years involved in track and Field, having travelled a lot as an athlete and sport leader, Ruthsel believes that even though we are a small Island, we can develop athletes locally and make them compete at an international level. That athletes from the island can compete internationally has already been proven by different athletes that have competed succesfully internationally. According to Ruthsel it is just a matter of priorities, allocating sufficient resources to create a competitve structure, where we athletes can locally be developed guided by experienced professional trainers and a medical staff to become their best versions in their area of specialization. According to Ruthsel our facilities are OK, he has seen countries with worst facilities that excell in the sports. Ruthsel: “We have seen athletes from the Caribbean achieve great results in international competitions. We can do the same.” With his perseverance, his stamina and ability to fall and stand up throughout his long career, makes him a stand out and makes this goal quite achievable. For all these reasons, we deeply love and respect Ruthsel and consider him one of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao representing the Sports sector.

 

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.


Our next MYM-platform session in October via Skype
Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 20th of October (the 3rd Tuesday of the month) via Skype, where we will present “Inner bonding, becoming a loving adult to your inner child”, by Margaret Paul Ph.D.

Inner bonding is the process of connecting our adult thoughts with our instinctual, gut feelings- the feelings of the "inner child"- so that we can minimize painful conflict within ourselves. Free of inner conflict, we feel peaceful, open to joy, and open to giving and receiving love.


Margaret Paul, coauthor of Healing Your Aloneness, explores how abandonment of the inner child leads to increasingly negative and destructive feelings of low self-worth, codepenclence, addiction, shame, powerlessness, and withdrawal from relationships. Her breakthrough inner bonding process teaches us to heal past wounds through reparenting and clearly demonstrates how we can learn to parent in the present. Real-life examples illustrate the dynamics of the healing process and show the benefits we can expect in every facet of our lives and in all our relationships.Inner Bonding provides the tools we need to forge and maintain the inner unity that makes our family, sexual, work, and social relationships productive, honest, and joyful.

Subscribe by emailing us: 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.Date: 20th of October.
Time: 7.30 – 8.45 pm.

Entrance fee: Free
Presenter: Ivan Kuster


Starting October: 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 17 di òktober di 2.00 – 4.30 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


Personal Coaching tip
This week we will share some motivational videos. This week we will share some on 'Perseverance'. Every day in the week we will upload one of these video-links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

 


Perseverance - Derek Redmond - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nifq3Ke2Q30

 


Make It Count! - The Most Powerful Sports Motivational Speech Ever! - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3B3sKs8dvM

 


Perseverance - Motivational Video 2016 - Eric Thomas - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBDKgQOCo4c

 


NO EXCUSES - Best Motivational Video - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnHW6o8WMas

 


WHEN THINGS GET HARD - Powerful Motivational Video - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8S8OvPhMDg

 


Perseverance - How Sports Teach Us To Never Give Up - video dailymotion
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3pw178

 

Influencer Lizanne Espinal, MYM Book Session and this week tips

Posted on September 20, 2020 at 1:55 AM

 In this week’s blog (21th - 27th of September) we will interview Lizanne Espinal; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind book presentation via skype on the 22nd of September “Setting boundaries”, by Nancy Levin; we will invite you to our next (the 6th) Personal Journey “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?” on the 17th of October and we will share some motivational videos on ”Kinetic Sculptures and Jordan Peterson”. Every day during the week we will upload one of these links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

 

Influencer Lizanne Espinal: growing and contributing as a “node” in a network

 

Could you share with us some information of your family life?
I am 23 years old, I was born and raised on Curaçao and I have been living in Holland for my studies at the TU Delft since 2015. I have a Bachelors degree in architecture and I am now studying Management in the Built Environment also at the TU Delft. My brother, Christofer is also an engineer and studied Chemical engineering in Delft. He lives now on Curaçao along with my parents Jamila and Jorge. My parents were very important for in my upbringing. They both influenced my brother and I differently and positively. My mother is a hard working Law graduate and is supporting mother and my father is someone who always loved nature and the beach and he always took us on hykes in the “mondi” in the week-ends or snorkeling. Because he also worked in toerism and loved nature he always educated us on the environmental issues of Curaçao. Both were important for balancing our development in our childhood years. 

You are a student and you are doing a Masters. In Masters in what kind of specialization?
For my Bachelors I studied Architecture in the Built Environment. This Bachelor was very broad and entails architecture, urbanism and management. After I finished the Bachelor I was quite sure that i didn’t want to continue with architecture but i couldn’t chose between Urbanism and Management since I love both. After long debates i ended up choosing Management in the Built Environment. The focus in this masters lies on management of the whole life cycle of the building. I am happy to report that so far the classes are extremely interesting so I think I made the right choice!

You are or were very active with ABC Compas. What is your involvement exactly with ABC Compas? Can you tell us more about “ABC Compas”?
Well, Delft is know as a student-rich city because of the university. Because of this there are numerous student and study associations for different students. In 2011 the “founding fathers”of ABC Compas paved the way for and started ABC Compas because they felt as though there wasn’t a place for students of the ABC islands to come together and socialize. Eventually the association grew and grew and different types of events are now organized such as ABC goes to Berlin or ABC goes to London, debates, game nights etc.



 

ABC Compas grew through out the years and offered new students a network in which they could ask questions to older students and contact each other when needed for help or just for fun. The association also provided us from the islands with the oppurtunity to mingle with our brothers and sisters from aruba and bonaire. Basically as Delft is not such a big city, ABC Compas offered the possibilities for networking for students with Antillian descent. I first joined as a member, after that I started joined the Social activities committee, afterwards I became a board member (secretary of the board) and then I was in charge of the Social activity committee. At ABC Compas we find it important to give new students the oppurtunity to develop themselves and gain managerial experience further by joing commitees and boards and therefore each person can only stay in the board for two years. So after doing my second year of board I joined the Media committee in 2019. This year I will be involved in a project that is still in the works in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of ABC Compas.


We were referred to you by Heliante Kuster. a mentor in Delft, as she considers you to be very pro-active. As you are doing your Masters how do you manage your time to still be involved in ABC Compass as a voluntary?
At this moment I am not a member of the board and therefore I don’t foresee any problems in managing my time whilst being involved in the upcoming 10th year commemoration of ABC Compas. However, when I was a board member at times, it was quite hectic. There was one year specifically when I was in charge of the social activities, Next to that I also was helping with the organization of the reception of the students who come with SSC and obviously I had my classes next to that.

But I do a lot of planning. I would plan a Monday time sloth for example to work on my ABC Compas to do’s and on Tuesday a time sloth for the SSC’s to do’s and consistent planning makes it all manageable. The moment a board was formed, we would plan the days for our activities and this was very helpful. Next to this the members of the board and committees became some of my best friends and are like family. Because of this I looked forward to going to the meeting and events and I always had fun. This made all of the work easy!


This planning habit where did this come from?
Good question! I remeber getting lectures about planning and the importance of planning back in High School but it never made sense to me. I think this is because high school was relatively easy. It wasn’t until I started my studies at the TU Delft, that I started to do some serious planning. Mainly because the concept of self studying was introduced. I would perhaps have classes on Monday and Thursday and the rest of the time I had to read, design or do other tasks on my own. It is very tempting to fall into a lazy mode, but I soon realized that if I wanted to be serious with my studies, I needed to structure my life by planning my days. So I started structuring my days and started making sure that I was at school at 8.45 am and I aimed to have finished my school work at 7 pm. I would always anticipate what I needed to do the next day(s) and basically “plan”, as I was taught in High School.


Where does this interest come from ABC compas SSC?
Well, since I was in High school in Curaçao, I felt the need to be of service to the community apart from going to school and doing my homework. So I was volunteer and I was a member of “Brigada di Formashon/ Bos di Hubentut”. Brigada is very much involved in the extra-curriculum education of youth and I loved it. I noticed from those days already, that I love doing work as a volunteer. So when I arrived in Delft and I knew that ABC Compas organized events for us, I got involved in it. SSC’s introduction week and ABC Compas were the ones that picked me up and showed me the ropes when I was a newbee in Delft. They paved the way to make the transition from Curaçao to Delft smoother. So I considerd it to be my duty to serve future students like-wise when they arrive in Delft for the first time.

 

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
My BIG WHY is: I see myself as a “node” in a network of people. I believe that everything that I do should move myself and also the people around me in the right direction. I believe that contributing in this manner adds value to that network in the long term. Therefore I try to do things that are not only good for me and my development as a student but also good for my other students, friends and family. In the future I hope to see myself still participating in these types of organizations. If ABC Compas or SSC’s opvangweek did not exist, my transition when I first moved to Holland would have been more challenging, my quality of life would have been different. As I have experienced these benefits, I would love to “pay it forward” to the next generations. This is my big why!

 

So basically you want to grow and serve?
Exactly.

 

When do you consider that you have been successfull in your personal and business/professional life, let us say 5 years from now?
My short term goal is to graduate and get a job in the coming 2 to 3 years. This would be a transition phase for me. Once that is done I will figure the rest of my career out. Next to this there are 5 domains that I consider to be very important. These personal life domains are:

1. Family

2. my education/ work

3. Friends

4. Hobbies

5. Personal relationships.


And as long as I can keep each domain at an 80 %, this means my life is in balance and that is what I am aiming at. Reaching that would mean being successfull for me.


What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
At the moment as a student, because of the COVID-19 my home has become my work environment. I finished my Bachelors in February and I have only started with my masters now in Septmber. I was not at all accustomed to follow my courses online. Next to this, I find it important to keep a good balans between school and my home life and therefore I would always study from 8.45 till 19.00 at school and then come home and relax. The idea of sitting at home behind a computer all day long with little to no interaction with my peers has been a challenge for me to tell you the truth.


How are you dealing with it?
Well I am brainstorming about this at the moment and I am comtemplating different solutions with my closest friends. I am contemplating using my TV more instead of only the computer to watch my lectures in order to combat eye fatigue. I am also considering getting brighter lights and a proper working desk. Going on daily walks or bike rides after the classes to get fresh air has also been working very well. Next to this I also ask myself everyday what went right, what didn’t go so well in order figure out what I must change in my studio to make “working from home” function better. It is all still “work in progress”.

 

Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
For sure! These past two years I have started to look at myself more from the “outside – in’. Whenever I have a problem or dilemma I would seperate the thoughts on this issue in terms of good or bad and I would try to see these thoughts as different personalities. After this I would allow these thoughts to disucss with one another untill it becomes obvious which thought is the prevailing one. That is what I do to develop my inner voice.

Over the years I have developped my inner voice significantly. However, when I can’t figure out my own problems, I often go to my mother as she is the wisest person that I know. I ask her advice on subject matters that I have little knowledge of such as finances. Challenges on a personal level I usually solve by myself and at times with the help of my close friends.

 

Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?Of course, I don’t like sitting still and I love being busy doing different things. I am obsessed with “psychology”. My interest in psychology stems from the fact that everyone including me gets stuck in some way and I believe that I need different sources of knowledge to help myself overcome my obstacles when I get stuck. 

Psychology

Somewhere a long the line, I came across Jordan Peterson, a behavioral psychologist that has his lectures online on YouTube. He became very famous because of his clear explanations and his eloquent speech.I absolutely love his lectures and I have watched many of them multiple times. He makes psychology so accessible for those whom are actually studying phychology.


How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
Well since I like psychology I am following a books list Jordan Petersons recommends. On his website he has a list of books of almost all the best philosphers and psychologists of the past that he recommends for further reading. So I have started to read some of these books to increase my knowledge. The most interesting book so far has been The Gulag Archipelago which is the book that helped bring down the russian empire. Next to this I also enjoy listening to Podcasts. I often find myself listening to 2 hour conversations about evolutionary biology, science, politics or phychology when I am doing things like cleaning, the dishes, biking or in transit.

What are your strengths?
I believe that i am quite friendly, humble, and supportive. Next to this I also believe that I am a reliable person given that I have worked for 1,5 years as a waiter and I have never missed a day or arrived late, which on itself is impressive. I am a good planner. I am logistically and administratively very strong. Lastly I believe that I am a teamplayer because I love volunteering for example in organisations such as ABC Compas.


The reason why i consider these my strengths is because it requires effort from my part to be like this, which makes it extra meaningful.

 


Do you have more hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
I have two other hobbies that I am passionate about, apart from of course psychology that I have mentioned before.

Firstly I love making illustrations. In the Bachelor of architecture you have to be good at producing beautiful graphics. Naturally, if you are designing a building for a client, you have to make an render in order to communicate with the client and for presentations you have to present those renders in a beautiful way.

I wasn’t particularly good at this, so I decided to put in some extra effort because as the saying goes:”A picture says more than a 1000 words“. So I developed my digital skills and started making lots of illustrations and I played around with the different programs during the holidays. After about 3 years of experimenting I got pretty good at graphic design and especially making illustrations. So to conclude a frustration turned into into a lifelong hobby. Another part of architecture that is extremely important is your observation and documentation skills. Whenever we travel we look at building, touch materials to feel different textures and analyse what we see. I decided that I wanted a camera and so I saved up money and with a little help of my parents, I bought my first DSLR camera. Ever since I have been taking pictures and learning about photography. I started taking pictures of events of ABC Compas and I have also done projects with a make-up artist who was looking into building up her portofolio. Next to this I also go on walks in the parks and forests near my house to take nature and animal shots. Photography is a very rewarding hobby.

I am also obessed with kinetic sculptures. Though I do not consider this a hobby yet because I am still learning about it. I have always been in love with crafting and craftsmanship. In my teenage years i loved origami and papercraft and recently I have made different automata to explore movement. kinetic sculptures however are often times bigger and more technical. The main point is to combine sculpture with movement in an artistic way and I find this amazing. I hope that 5 years from now I will have mastered the kinetic sculpture enough to be able to build one myself.

 

If you as Lizanne 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 Lizanne but my friends call me Liz, I am a student at the amazing university of Delft. I am always up for a party with my friends. I will tell them about my plants, that is a hobby I developed because of the Covid lock down and I am very proud of my crops, mainly because I was always know as the person who could not keep plants alive! I don’t like sitting still so I am always busy with some kind of project.

 

How would you describe Lizanne in one word or one sentence?
For this year “Growing”.

2020 has been a strange year and I had to adapt and develop myself a lot. After being stuck at home the whole time I had to figure out what to do with my free time and so i set new goals for myself. For example, I made a list of books that I would like to read and started going down that list. Next to that I also started planting in my small studio to learn more about different plants. And I started with my masters in September which was also a new endeauver for me. That why I would describe myself as “Growing”.

 

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
Firstly, my parents. I have very good parents, althought both their influences had been totally different. My mother is a hardworking person that works a 9 to 5 job, she is disciplined and she has always focused on her personal growth and I admire her for that. My dad at the other hand has taught me to be myself and explore things. If I would start playing the piano he would join the lessons. If my brother would start playing baseball he would buy two bats and attend the training sessions.

Furthermore “Brigada di Formashon”, they taught me discipline, to take care of my myself and be neat. They taught me to be helpfull.

Finally, I would like to mention a teacher in High School that gave us the assignment to write about our lives. We basically wrote our history from the point that we could remember untill our teenage years.

And of course I can’t leave the psychologist Jordan Peterson out.


What is a trait that is still work in progress?
Making the right sacrifices to reach my goals in the 5 domains that I have mentioned before. I know that when I set goals, I will be challenged to achieve these goals at times. It is a trade off between what you need to change and how you need to change.

 

What was a defining moment in your life?
In my first year I failed one subject matter. This was the first time in my life I failed a subject matter, that entailed big consequences, as I had to wait another full year to re-do the subject. High school wasn’t difficult for me and because of that I never had a filosophy nor theory on how to deal with “failure”. It took me over a year to figure out what went wrong and it was a hard lesson that I finally grasped. I mastered this new way to work on assignments at the university level. During that period at times I taught myself to “take it day by day”, until I overcame that setback. I needed to learn how to apply knowledge and techniques instead of reproducing what I have learned by heart as is required in High School. I needed to be serious and focused in my efforts. I needed to change my working attitude. I needed to plan my work and work my plan, that is when my planning took off to new heights and there is where my grades started to go up. I have now completely redeemed that feeling of failure. It has made me a stronger person.

 

Where do you want to be 15 to 20 years from now with your career?
This is a difficult question since I am still a student. As management is so broad, there are many options available after I am done with my masters. Once I start working somewhere I will figure out what I want and what direction I will go.

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
Loyal, dependable, trustworthy and a good mother.


What are your links with Curaçao although you now study and live in Holland? And what makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao as we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic?
Firstly, I am a bit of an optimist, so I believe that in the end everthing will always be fine, we will get through this crisis. I think that Covid has pulled the rug from underneath our feet and has pointed out all of our insufficiencies. However, I believe that Curaçao has a lot of potential and as long as we have potential half of the work is done.


Next to this I believe that we all have a role to play and as long as everyone assumes their own responsibilty and work together for their own betterment and that of the group we will be fine. As a part of our Masters Degree for example we need to read lots of articles and this is too much for one person to do. So they force us to team up with fellow students and share the reading-load. By sharing the load and exchanging the knowledge of the “quitessence of the article”, the knowledge of every person in the group grows exponentially. This only happens however as long as everybody does there part and everyone the rest is doing their part. By doing just that we can achieve amazing results as a group. I believe that as long as there are enough people as “nodes” in the network aiming upwards, their combined positive mindset and willingness to work together, trust one another, will make it that in the end everything will be fine.


Is there anything else that you would like to add?
These questions have forced me to reflect a lot. They made me stretch my thinking about myself. I enjoyed it. 


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One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao
Lizanne Espinal is a passionate, disciplined and focused Engineering student, that is socially highly skilled that is living a balanced life. Because of her excellent planning techniques and resilience, she is able to always be busy doing the things that she considers worthwhile, like studying for her Master Degree in Engineering, volunteering and dedicating time to her passions. Volunteering to help other students is her way, in this stage of her life, to contribute and “pay it forward” the reception what she got when she arrived in Holland. But she also is passionately dedicating time on her three passions, namely psychology, making digital illustrations and creating kinetic sculptures. Her drive to learn and grow, her innate tendency to serve, her collaborative attitude and not being afraid to roll up her sleeves, makes her stand out as a vibrant “node” in her networks. To Lizanne the Arts in STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) makes perfect sense to her because via Art one can make illustrations and as the saying goes:

"An illustration explains more than a 1000 words can explain”. For the future of Curaçao her vision that: “As long as there are enough people as “nodes” in the network aiming upwards, their combined positive mindset and willingness to work together, trust one another, will make it that in the end everything will be fine”. For all these reasons we deeply love and respect Lizanne and consider her one of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao representing the Technology and Arts sector that we defintely hear more from in the future.

 

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.


Our next MYM-platform session in September via Skype
Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 22nd of September (the 3rd Tuesday of the month) via Skype, where we will present “Setting boundaries will set you free, The Ultimate Guide to Telling the Truth, Creating connection and Finding Freedom.” by Nancy Levin.

Do you feel like you're a "pushover"? Do you let other people make all the plans--letting them pick the movie, the restaurant, or the vacation destination? Does self-care feel selfish to you? And do you find yourself feeling resentful toward others because they don't seem to take your needs into consideration? Can you relate? If the answer is yes, this is the book for you! In this book, master coach, speaker, and author Nancy Levin will help you establish clear and healthy boundaries. This isn't easy; many of us don't want to "rock the boat." We assume setting boundaries will lead to conflict. And, unfortunately, by avoiding conflict and not setting limits, we tend to choose long-term unhappiness instead of short-term discomfort. This book includes exercises and practical tools to help even the most conflict-averse, people-pleasing readers learn new habits.

You'll learn how to recognize and take inventory of your boundaries, view your boundaries differently by creating a Boundary Pyramid, learn how to say "no" effectively, and set your Bottom-Line Boundary. As your supportive guide, Nancy will show you how to gather the courage to live a life of "boundary bad-assery." "This work was life-changing for me, and if you're someone who has avoided boundaries for years, it can change your life, too." -- Nancy Levin

 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.

Date: 22nd of September
Time: 7.30 – 8.45 pm.
Entrance fee: Free
Presenter: Ivan Kuster


Starting October: 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 17 di òktober di 2.00 – 4.30 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


Personal Coaching tip
This week we will share some motivational videos. This week we will share some on 'Kinetic Sculptures and Jordan Peterson'. Every day in the week we will upload one of these video-links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.


How This Guy Builds Mesmerizing Kinetic Sculptures | Obsessed | WIRED - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROP45rjvOHg

 

Dr. Jordan Peterson | 10 Things That Will Change Your Life Immediately - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCRgXjQLvH0

 

How To Beat Fear And Anxiety | Jordan Peterson | Powerful Life Advice - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb9g9mtDHZo

 

Beginning Graphic Design: Fundamentals - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqQx75OPRa0

 

Are We Living In Tough Times? Jordan Peterson - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4L9p2aXuiU

 

How to Make a Kinetic Sculpture - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxdcj2tLQGE


Influencer David van Delden, Skype Book Session, Workshop on Emotion starting October and this week tips

Posted on September 11, 2020 at 11:15 AM

In this week’s blog (14th - 20th of September) we will interview David van Delden; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind book presentation via skype on the 22nd of September “Setting boundaries”, by Nancy Levin; we will invite you to our next (the 6th) Personal Journey “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?” on the 17th of October and we will share some motivational videos on ”Digital design”. Every day during the week we will upload one of these links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

 


Influencer David van Delden: digital artist with an entrepreneurial spirit

Could you share with us some information of your family life?
My mother is from Aruba and my father is from Curaçao and both are still alive. I was born in Curaçao and I come from a family of three children, two sisters and myself. We would go to Aruba every vacation, so you could say I grew up on both islands. I am married to my lovely wife and she as a contemporary dancer and choreographer is very much involved into Curaçao btw, like doing research into dance and music styles of Curaçao and she has also participated in the musical “Claus” directed by John Leerdam and presented in Luna Blou. I have lived in Curaçao till I was 21 years old and then came to Holland in 2001, were I live now. My parents have always been very supportive in all my choices, also when I decided to study “Design” back then in 2001, this was not very common for someone from Curaçao.

What kind of businesses are you involved in? And what is your position in Ngrane?
We create Digital Online platforms and websites and we help companies reach their digital goals and this based on a solid business model for their online presence. The core of which is Digital Business model and User Experience Design. Basically we say to our clients, “If it is digital, we do it”. I am the Creative Director at Ngrane. On top of that, we cherish the human connections and relationships with our clients and employees, helping them to thrive at what they are good at. If one can combine passion with what you are good at, this automatically leads to success. The concept of Ikigai inspires us a lot. Entrepreneurship and business has basically to do with relationships, that is the Number One factor. 



This means that you have a culture where the emotional Intelligence is exceptional.
That is so true. Our success with a client is guaranteed if we and our clients are on the same page in terms of emotional intelligence. I would mention employees as well as they also are an integral part of our culture.

 


Could you share with us some of your educational background and past professional experiences?

I came to Holland in 2001 and started studying Graphic Design, first at Utrecht but that study was broad and wide in its spectrum, so I decided to do a second study, Multi Media Arts in Amsterdam. I got my Bachelor's degree with honors with a focus on the Digital or Online products, which is basically what I am doing at this moment in time. I started working at Host.net and worked there for three years. After three years, as I was looking for another challenge, I started working for Indivirtual, now their name is Sentia, as a Visual Designer. They are a web bureau creating websites and platforms and they have clients that belong to the top of the world like Fortune 500 companies like Mercedes etc..After that together with Stephen Garcia, I co-founded Ngrane.

 

We were referred to you by Stephen Garcia as he considers you as part of the diaspora that can still influence developments in Curaçao. He also send us a trialer of 'Kaminda' and mentioned that you have just won awards in your field. Where does this interest in what you are doing now come from especially your focus on the arts, video and photography comes from?
I was always involved in Art.
I played the drum in Curaçao. When I finalized high school I was on a cross road. I wanted to choose between Music which meant going to the Conservatorium or Design. I choose for Design as there were more opportunities in Design. I also enjoyed painting, filming and photography, basically everything that was audio and visual. When I came in Holland especially when I started at Ngrane photography and filming (video) was a hobby. Every person has its way to express themselves like my wife uses dancing to express her self artistically. For me it was photography and video. Five years ago I started experimenting with this in my free time and I started putting a lot of time into this as it was my passion. I took on-line courses, I talked to other creatives in this line like Selwyn de Wind and Brett Russel and my skills level picked upped. So one day I decided to create something. That is how 'Kaminda' started.

 

Can you tell us more about 'Kaminda' and can you elaborate more on the awards you have just won?
'Kaminda'  is a story that all of us from the island have experienced. Curaçao is a small island where it is easy to connect and tap into another dimension with the sea, animals and the nature. Metaphorically speaking the island breathes, every wave of the sea that rolls onto the shore can touch you. This is something that all of us have experienced when we were a child. So I decided to film this theme in a short movie where a nephew of me is playing in the “mondi”. I started a philosophical discussion with Juan Carlos Goilo and that is how it started and we filmed all of this inspiration. When I started this, I didn’t plan to compete or so. It was something I had experienced as a child and that had inspired me and I wanted to tell his story.


As I had chosen photography and film as my passion, I expressed this in a film and as I showed this to some friends they told me, that this story line was special. That is when I started to take it far more serious and involved more people in it, as I needed help to make it a better product. We send it to some Film Festivals and we won two awards, which is awesome.

 


What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
My BIG WHY is to invest in relationships. I deliberately invest, focus and nurture the relationships I have in my life, be it with my wife, family and other relationships. I aspire to have valuable reltationships around me for the rest of my life. The more you invest in relationships, the more the value of being in this world increases. This gives you happiness. A study in Harvard over 80 years or more shows that the quality of one’s relationships in life and the dependability of these relationships, gives people happiness. There are some in my circle of relationships where I could for 100 % count on, that is how important this is.

In this sense, we need to revamp our educational system.

Our educational system is too vested on preparing students to get the highest grades and increasing the number of students moving up to the next level of classes. Whilst the goal needs to be, to inspire and motivate students with the art of learning. By doing just that students learn their why and they will become more interested in studying the curriculum and learning new things.


When do you consider that you have been successful in your personal and business/professional life, let us say 5 years from now?

I feel successful every day. The reason for this is, that we have created a company that already focuses on human connections and influencing people via our excellent client relationships, that I have already mentioned to be my BIG WHY personally and in my business life.

But 5 years from now, we would be successful after we, not me alone, but we have created something that has a big impact in Curaçao and eventually the world. When we have reached certain employees and after we have impacted the mass for a better future and improved the way we live in Curaçao, than we would be successfull.

 

What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
Connecting with other people that have good intentions, but are not on the same wave length. It always brings up in me the dilemma: “Shall I invest in this person or is it not worth it and let’s just drop this relationship. It may sound a little bit negative, but if they are not like minded that is a challenge. 

I like a culture where we speak out what bothers us. I have learned in the long run this serves both sides best. Stephen and myself have done it in the past, as there have been some misunderstandings, but now we are totally in sync. We have empathy with regards to each other, we set clear boundaries and we have crucial conversations with one another and in Ngrane. A crucial conversation is when there are differences of opinion, emotions can run high and the stakes are high. As the whole organization has read the book Crucial Conversation and are applying the principles, all of us keep each other accountable on this. So if I would be sarcastic, they would correct me if it appeared to be more than a joke, as the joke would appear to be a supercoating of something deeper. The effect this has had in our organization was something I deeply appreciated.

 


Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
I want to share with you one story related to my Inner Voice. In one of the cross roads of my career, I was applying for a new job and send in an application to Lost Boys and Indivirtual more or less at the same time. Lost Boys had a tall Tower Building as offices, that everyone driving by on the high way, could see. They were a very known company and on one of the floors they had a Game room, that was very inspiring. For a young,  aspiring professional that I was back then, this would be a great place to work for. I also went to meet the CEO of Indivirtual and we really clicked and connected. They were immediately interested in recruiting me and made me feel so welcomed at Indivirtual and at the other hand Lost Boys didn’t react or at least immediately and I was shown the game room by a friendly guy, but there wasn’t that connection that I felt at Indivirtual with the CEO. As I committed myself to Indivirtual to start on Wednesday, the Sunday before this Wednesday I got a message that Lost Boys wanted me as a designer and there was my dilemma. What to do know? I talked to my mother, father and some friends and they all more or less told me to go with my gut feeling. I weighted in the dilemma’s and what made me stick to Indivirtual was the connection I had made with their CEO. That made the difference. I cancelled Lost Boys although they had this excellent workplace, their Game room, and 6 months later Lost Boys went bankrupt. Had I had chosen for Lost Boys, I had to start all over again with my applications ..etc...

 


How did your inner voice worked in this specific case?

I sensed the click that was there from the beginning. The contact person at Lost Boys was friendly but superficial. The inner voice makes me understand why I chose that direction. I understood that it was at moment, about the human connection. The inner voice teaches me to understand my life path, it is more about: “I took this turn, let me understand why, it doesn’t mean the path is bad for me or so”.


How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
I read a lot online, I follow webinars, there is so much knowledge availble via YouTube these days.

I also surround myself with people that can teach me something and help me keep up. This is very fascinating.

 


What are your strengths?

I can capture your idea and create something out of this idea, that you can use and be proud of. I am very good at listening to this person, understanding what moves and inspires this person. You have to then take this and put it into a mix with fun and creativity so that they can be proud off.

I am very good in connecting with people. I have this and Stephen has this two to three times better than me. I have learned this along the way.

 


Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
Apart from my job, it's photography, filmmaking and storytelling.

 


If you as David 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?
Hi, my name is David van Delden and I am an entrepreneur with a focus to helping people and businesses find their passion and achieve success.

 


How would you describe David in one word or one sentence?
A digital artist with an entrepreneurial spirit.

 


Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
For those close to me it would be my parents since I was a child, my wife, Stephen every single day and many other persons. For those I am not so close to, it would be Steve Jobs especially his life story, especially the way of not doing certain things. And as I love music, as a child the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix his music and how he disrupted the traditional way of playing the electric guitar.

 


Do you still play the drums?
Unfortunately, I am too busy with other fun stuff, so I’ll save this hobby for a later stage in my life.

 


What is a trait that is still work in progress?
Connecting with people, it is a strength but I also believe that there is room for improvement. I need to improve on this even more. Connecting with people, communication is one of the first things human beings start to do and I want to keep improving on this and continue to progress. Furthermore as an entrepreneur I am more an artist than entrepreneur and I want to keep learning and hone this entrepreneurial mindset. For example in photography I immersed myself into that world. I joined communities involved in photography. I was approached by lots of people and they wanted advice, as I made 'Kaminda' with my smart phone. They underestimate the amount of time I spend into honing my skills, it is ridiculous, so one has to decide if they really want to spend so much time in it. You have to get into this world and immersed into it, go through all the ups and downs and tribulations and not just look at the moment when I got the award. The amount of time I spend on it is really insane, so you want to reach this same level it requires you to be a little bit insane. There will be days where you don’t sleep especially considering all the pressures surrounding this to make a master piece and to comply with the requirements, needed to win an award as part of their awardwinning framework. Most people will not bother to go through to this and shale their head and say that I am insane.


What was a defining moment in your life?
I have had different defining moments, but let’s elaborate on this one. As a child I grew up going to church every sunday and I would watch the band playing their music. I was especially interested in the drummer and dreamed of one day being on the stage in the church myself. In my room at home I would listen to music, the music my father loved of the 60-ties and 7- ties, like The Beatles, Funk, Blues and Jazz and I was most interested in listening to the drums, call it a form of selflearning. One day there was an event at the church and we were part of the choir and something happened. The band that usually played at our church had another commitment, so we had no band for the service.


So the music leader asked whom can play the piano, whom the guitar and there was nobody able to play the drums. So I volunteered and we played together all the songs, as I was so convinced that I could play the drums without ever having touched a drum. We played and the lesson learned was: “You can look at something from far away and it might look unreachable, until you try and believe in yourself that you can do it”. Steve Jobs tried to break several walls and his whole life path was one of testing the boundaries of what was possible through sheer imagination. And Steve Jobs was not alien. We can also do it.


Where do you want to be 15 to 20 years from now with your career?
In my career as an entrepreneur I would be on my way to have a positive social and digital impact on Curaçao/ Holland and the world. Curaçao that is my dream. As an artist I have the same dream. The movie 'Kaminda' was great to watch as it brought us back to our childhood. There were elements from Curaçao that we carry with us until our adult life. The first three years a child is like a sponge absorbing so many things that stick, creating traits that are helping you until this day. As a filmmaker and photographer I am so aware on how I can impact people, something that can be taught about Papiamentu or culture in 15 to 20 years from now.

 


What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?

I really appreciate the friendship, love and the value that you brought in our relationship.

 


What are your links with Curaçao although you work and live in Holland? And what makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao as we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic?
Curaçao is an island and you can go outdoors every single day during the whole year. We are surrounded by the ocean, our nature is unique and we have unique human relationships among ourselves and this is very much engrained into our culture. My relationship with my neighbors is totally different here in Holland compared with Curaçao. I firmly believe that we can spark the collective mind and spirit to work towards a joined and sustainable future.

 

Is there anything else that you would like to add?
I want to mention one last thing and again it is about the human connection. I firmly believe in the team effort, it is not because you can surpass others in skills level that you can do it on your own. With a team effort jointly, we can create amazing things. The only thing needed is the team spirit and empathy with regards to others in the team. I believe that if we can unite like minded, passionate people from Curaçao, we can create impactful changes. We just have to surround ourselves with people, where we can learn something from. We need to “be woke” and consciously inform ourselves of what is happening in the world and around us.

 

 

More info or connect:
ngrane.com/
davidvandelden.com
filmfreeway.com/DavidvanDelden
kamindafilm.com/
linkedin.com/in/davidvandelden

 

 


One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao
David van Delden is a passionate filmmaker, photographist, Digital Artist with an entrepreneurial spirit, whom early life experiences in Curaçao has defined whom he is at this moment in his life. Fascinated at a young age in Arts and in Music, he chose for the Arts as he left Curaçao for his advanced studies to Holland. His passion for photography made him spend ridiculous amounts of time and effort to mastering his filmmaking and photography skills, which underwrites his stamina and made him win 2 awards this year for the film 'Kaminda'. His human connections with Loved Ones and clients, his strength, is also a trait where he believes that he has to continue to work on life long. His ideas on the endless possibilities, that can be tapped via team effort, the importance of empathy with regards to each other, the need to set clear boundaries and having crucial conversations has created an unique corporate culture at Ngrane, where he is the Creative Director. Furthermore David is driven as an entrepreneur and artist by an ambition, to have an impact on Curaçao, Holland and the rest of the world. For all these reasons, we love and deeply respect David and we are convinced that he will in collaboration with others, definitely impact Curaçao. That is why we consider David, one of the 250 Influencers on the island representing the business sector and the arts sector.


 

 

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.


Our next MYM-platform session in September via Skype
Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 15th of September (the 3rd Tuesday of the month) via Skype, where we will present “Setting boundaries will set you free, The Ultimate Guide to Telling the Truth, Creating connection and Finding Freedom.” by Nancy Levin.

Do you feel like you're a "pushover"? Do you let other people make all the plans--letting them pick the movie, the restaurant, or the vacation destination? Does self-care feel selfish to you? And do you find yourself feeling resentful toward others because they don't seem to take your needs into consideration? Can you relate? If the answer is yes, this is the book for you! In this book, master coach, speaker, and author Nancy Levin will help you establish clear and healthy boundaries. This isn't easy; many of us don't want to "rock the boat." We assume setting boundaries will lead to conflict. And, unfortunately, by avoiding conflict and not setting limits, we tend to choose long-term unhappiness instead of short-term discomfort. This book includes exercises and practical tools to help even the most conflict-averse, people-pleasing readers learn new habits.

You'll learn how to recognize and take inventory of your boundaries, view your boundaries differently by creating a Boundary Pyramid, learn how to say "no" effectively, and set your Bottom-Line Boundary. As your supportive guide, Nancy will show you how to gather the courage to live a life of "boundary bad-assery." "This work was life-changing for me, and if you're someone who has avoided boundaries for years, it can change your life, too." -- Nancy Levin

 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


Starting October: 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 17 di òktober 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


Personal Coaching tip
This week we will share some motivational videos. This week we will share some on 'Digital Design'. Every day in the week we will upload one of these video-links on our Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

 

"One Mind" | Short film on Creativity - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dm_wut89oU

 


Original | Short Film on Creativity - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SBFv_IVFOo


Creativity - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS4UE1A_Npc


Everyone Can Be Creative - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTtjETjGDFY

Creative Thinking: How to Increase the Dots to Connect - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYhgIlTy4yY


The Art Of Creative Thinking - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB-D9ZNlYFc