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Influencer Heinrich Angela; Workkshop Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?; skype MYM Book Session and this week tips

Posted on May 3, 2020 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (4th – 10th of May) we will interview Heinrich Angela; we will invite you to our next 15 week’s journey “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?”; we will invite you to our next skype Master Your MInd-book presentation platform and we will share with you some video-links on “Purpose”. Every day we will upload one of these videos on Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

 

Influencer Heinrich Angela: collaborative, driven, enabler and creative

 

 

Would you share with us some information of your family life?
I am the son of Yvette Angela & Gilbert Angela and I am the only child.

I am not married, but I plan to marry with Tati Rodriguez later on in this year. We have a newborn daughter, Ínarih Angela born just 6 weeks ago. My parents have been very supportive in whom I have become right now, as they have instilled in me values and norms that have become my day-to-day guiding compass in my life. I consider high integrity very important in my life. I was born in Curaçao and I was allowed to be involved in so many activities like sea-scouting, martial arts. I had my first computer when I was 5 years old and I could hardly read. Music - I have started playing piano since I was 5 years old - and in everything I did my parents were very supportive and only required from me, that I really showed genuine interest in doing these activities. It gave me this sense of:

“..If you are going to do it, do it right”. And I had to earn it. In hind sight, they enabled in me a “growth mindset”, I don’t have to accept the status quo and I should embrace change. I appreciate a lot that they have done this.


You are a member of Smart City platform Curaçao could you expand a little what this platform stands for and/or what it is doing?
The platform consists of multigenerational entrepreneurs from all walks of life and representatives from other sectors, be it private sector, government, semi-government, NGO’s, media representatives, some politicians, with the aim of renovating and improving our city district by using technology, but also smart ways of conducting business in innovative ways to attract more people to the city center, what is called gentrification. This platform in turn is a part of the Curaçao Smart nation initiative. We try to boost Willemstad and the reason we have such a rich diversity of people from different background is, that we like to cross pollinate the innovative spirit of young entrepreneurs with the experience of those of the older generations and we believe that we can use the help from all sectors and this makes this a unique and beautiful initiative.

 
Where is the platform in terms of its development phase?
Well most of the time when we meet, we reflect on what can be implemented 5 to 10 years from now.

How would Willemstad look like and what kind of projects are realistic and which projects can be implemented. I have to say that due to the COVID-19 crisis we are noticing, that the developments suddenly are picking up speed. Now we have to change.

Organism in nature don’t just change for the sake of change, usually they change because there are no other options. Just like organisms we as human beings also change when we have to. Working from home apparently is now possible, because we were forced to. In a society with a fixed mindset, people will prefer the comfort of what they are used to while questioning the need to change energetically. Now we don’t have a choice, right, so we change.

Could you share with us some of your educational background and past professional experiences?
As with most students from Curaçao, I aspired to study abroad. As a child I’ve always loved experimenting with technology and a desire to create things, that make life easier and improve the quality of life. I was always very curious of new technological developments and when I was 4 or 5 years old, I got my first computer and I could at that age hardly read. But I was taught how to upload my own games, so I was raised with a mindset that “the Sky is the limit”. I studied and then worked in the Netherlands for 13 years. Started as software developer and moved into Data analytics and Business intelligence.

 It seems to me that ICT is one of the sectors in Curaçao that seems to be very innovative, creative and outwardlooking. What is your opinion on that?
We have seen such an enormous growth in Information Technology over the last 20 years.

Companies and services that where natively not internet centric have taken the leap while others like newspapers and print media have failed to adapt and have paid the price; Another popular example of course being Blockbuster.

Additionally over the past 15-20 years or so, internet centric services have taken an enormous flight and nowadays we can’t imagine our lives without them; think of LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Netflix. Compared to the automotive industry, pharmaceutical and other slower moving industries in the Tech industry the time to market is fast. So if you are earning a living in this sector, you have to be very forward looking and willing to adapt and embrace change. That’s also the only way to keep up with competition. It is a challenging but exciting sector to work in. You learn to embrace the unknown and to take risks.

In baseball there is a saying that goes like this: “..You can’t steal second base while keeping a footh on first base..”.

I work and live in Curaçao, I’m a founder and board member in different initiatives and organizations and this gives me the opportunity to engage with unique individuals and explore different sectors in Curaçao and how they are implementing technology either as an enabler or a driver. While some companies are very progressive, most companies yet fall into the Late Majority adoption lifecycle.

Why that is and what we could do to improve it, is perhaps a good topic for a next session.

 



We met virtually on a Zoom facilitators meeting of Vision 2030 Curaçao of the facilitators and I was impressed by what you presented in terms of 3-D printing. So I immediately wanted to interview you, as you are representing a younger generation and because of the innovation opportunities that you see as the COVID-19 is shaking up the world at this very moment. 3 – D printing can help in solving some of the challenges we are confronting now, as you showed some 3-D products that can be made in Curaçao where you are anticipating certain needs in the Health sector. Is there a willingness to accept what you are offering in the local market?
There is demand, but usually the market doesn’t demand something until the demand is created. Nowadays in this COVID -19 era that demand has been created abruptly, meaning that companies struggle to keep up with their supply chain. Compound to that, that many companies are urging employees to stay home, or even imposed by state law, production in all segments of the economy has slowed down.

What you see happening now is that companies are pivoting their products to meet the demand. A popular example is Coors breweries who are now making hand sanitizers and giving meals to nonprofits in their communities and donating funds to help bartenders and service industry workers affected by the massive bar and restaurant closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We also see community innitiatives spring up to help mobilize resources to support critical needs. In our case we setup a TaskForce for 3D printing Personal protective equipment to address shortages.

3D printing technology is nothing new, we’re just using it in new ways to address a different need.

In 2016 I founded Drone Racing Curaçao; an organization that teaches children to build, program and fly racing drones. As a maker-builder community we use 3D printed drone parts for a couple of key reasons;

Cost efficient prototyping; parts are very cheap to produce.

Fast iterations; if a design doesn’t work you can easily adapt and reprint it.

Fast time-to-market; printing at home means not waiting 4 weeks for your parts to arrive from China.

Like Coors breweries we have pivoted the product, and we can now use our knowledge and skillset for the collective battle against the pandemic and help save lives!

I also believe heavily in collaboration between entities. We have partnered with Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao & Green Phoenix. These two environmental organizations collect recycled plastic from our beaches, shred it and create filament, that can be used for 3D printing, thus creating new products as part of the so-called “Circular Economy”.

Next to medical protection equipment, we will be able to 3D print and supply schools and public areas with door handles where you don’t have to use your hands, but your elbows; these are new needs that didn’t exist two to three months ago.


You seem to be very passionate about what you are doing now, where does you drive come from?
I have always been motivated by the desire to create something that gives immediate result to the user, by either removing bottlenecks or improving the way they conduct their work. Working on solutions for so called altruistic goals also gives me such a sense of accomplishment.

 

You are one of the facilitators of Vision 2030 Curaçao, why are you participating in this initiative?
While some places in the world have a culture of embracing change, others are more traditional and ride in the curve of the mass majority. Up to a few months ago, from the Tech industry, the question we aimed to answer was, “how can we use technology to help our business adapt to a disruptive and fast-changing technology-powered world?”. Now fast-forward three months, the disruption is medical in nature. At its core, disruption is disruption. It doesn’t matter if it’s technological, economic, environmental, political, or a pandemic. The result is that it ‘forces’ us to adapt to survive.

For Curaçao, it means businesses that for years have shied away from taking their processes online are now rushing to provide their services through online portals, WhatsApp order, and pick-up services, and have opened their product catalog to the internet meaning prices are now also publicly available at the click of a button, meaning consumers are now empowered to compare prices at their discretion.

For consumers, it has meant a giant push for online banking (even for the elderly) and making better use of online platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp, for vital tasks in everyday life, and not just for social engagements. Both the consumer and the producer are embracing technology. And not only casually exploring it. Mind you, the technology was always there, though perhaps the willingness to adapt was maybe lacking. COVID-19 is offering us an unique opportunity to experiment and try different things now. Vision Curaçao offers an opportunity to meet like minded people and we can try to experiment doing things differently. But it also offers me a platform to pose these questions and via a discussion among a broader audience create an impact.

The questions that drive the seminars are:

1. In any workshop or seminar we host on the topic of technology, should the main focus be on the Tools or the Mindset?

2. Aside from a natural disaster, how else can we gain acceptance and create support for new Technological shifts to be adopted, in our local community?

 

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
I have always been motivated to make things that can have an impact in a person’s life.

Right now with a new addition to the family, I’d like to create an environment on my birthplace of Curaçao where my children can grow, learn and thrive. As a new parent, I also wish this for all other parents and children. And while technology can be a Big Enabler and a driver of change, our island is facing fundamental challenges like;

- Poverty

- Inequality in education

- high rate of unemployment and deficient economic growth

- Not enough sustainable developments in areas of Energy, waste management,

- Deficient infrastructure for public transportation

A survey done by ThinkToDo of a lady with her child that has to wake up at 5 am in the morning to catch different busses and is back at home by bus at 8 pm to cook and spend some scarce time with her child, illustrates the depth of our transportation system challenges. Because of the breakdown we are experiencing now, there are opportunities now to bring about change and this has re-energized me even more, because it offers us a unique opportunity to bring about changes.

 

What are your companies names?
Drone Racing Curaçao – Founder

The FIRST drone racing team and community on Curaçao. We teach children with a passion for technology to build, program, and fly drones in order to stimulate creativity, collaboration and problem solving skills.

 

Curaçao Data Driven – Co-founder and board member

Curaçao Data Driven is a nonprofit platform for creating awareness and sharing knowledge to create a culture that uses data to make better decisions. A key aspect to improve society and business through fact-based decision making.

 

Curaçao Tech Meetups – Managing partner

A technology platform to help educate our people in emerging technologies so we can tackle local relevant issues and create an even greater generation that will be living abundantly in great wealth.

 

Where do you want to be let us say 10 years from now in your business and on the personal level?
In my opinion this used to be a good question, but nowadays 10 years is an eternity.
On a professional level a lot can happen in 10 years. Despite not being able to make a prediction in where I will be professionally in 10 years, I’d like to think I can make a difference in reducing some of the fundamental challenges mentioned above.
On a personal level of course I’d like to be the supporting parent and partner.

 


What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
I work in a sector that needs to move fast and we are not used to this tempo in Curaçao. So when I came back to Curaçao 3 years ago, I went to look for organizations where I can meet people of the same mindset and team up to collaborate to add value. You have them like JCI IOBA, ThinkToDo, Curaçao Tech meetups. Communities and organizations that create positive impact with sustainable projects. An improvement could be to see these NGO organizations working together to support more collective projects, and getting both the private sector and government entities involved.

 

Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
I go back to my inner values instilled by my parents, and if that doesn’t give me an answer, I look at data.

Multiple sources in order to weigh pro’s and cons from different angles.

I joke-ingly always use the saying: “..In God we trust, everybody else, bring data..”.

 


 

How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
I am super involved in seminars, web-meetings and on-line courses. I also still have lots of contacts with former colleagues and people I have met on seminars. Nobody’s an expert in every field, that’s why we need to leverage each others strengths and knowledge. Furthermore technology has made staying in touch much more convenient.

 

What are your strengths?
Perserverance, eye for detail, creativity & Innovative and contextual ownership.

 

What do you exactly mean with contextual ownership?
A collaborative approach where a person takes ownership of a certain tasks based on his/her experience. This approach is often used in Agile teams composed of members from two or more departments or functional areas working together to solve a problem or handle a situation that requires capabilities, knowledge, and training not available from any one source.

However for this to be successful, members must have a collaborative mindset, a common goal, and the maturity to put the shared goal above ego and personal gain.

 


Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
Apart from technology, I would say, dancing salsa, and watching a good movie or TV series.

 

If you as Heinrich 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?
I would say I’m an incredibly driven person that tries to make a positive impact on people’s lives and in the community where I live in.

 
How would you describe Heinrich in one word or one sentence?
Collaborative, driven and creative.

 

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
For my values and norms that would definitely be my parents. For technology and growth mindset I would say Tarik Farah, a schoolfriend of mine. Since he was 19 year old, he started a company “Corporate Wireless Telecom Services” in a time when nobody had Wifi. He once told me that he wanted to experiment with bio diesel to lower the costs of fuel for his car and collected cooking oil from restaurants he experimented until he could do it. He is more like “Just do it” and no “B-S”. This mentality is contrary to the general consensus on the island, where we take ample time to dialogue and discuss about possibilities. While this in turn can be attributed to risk management considering the lack of time and resources, one may also argue that perhaps we shun away from putting in the necessary time and energy to get it done.

I believe that the future belongs to flat organizations and horizontal collaboration, not for hierachical organizations. This new form of organization is called “flatterachies”. That is the future of work.

 

What is a trait that is still work in progress?
Not always chasing perfection.

 

What was a defining moment in your life?
The birth of my daughter, absolutely.

 

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
We all want to be remembered for something, to be known as more than merely ordinary. If I get to the end of my life and realize that I played it safe because I was too afraid to fail, I would be mad at myself. From a young age, I was always told that I could do whatever I chose to do as long as I worked hard and didn’t give up.

I want to be remembered as someone who made a difference, who is resilient, with a laser focus to achieve whatever goal he sets. I also want to set a good example for my children to follow. We’ve all got roles in our lives, and it’s how we choose to live it that makes all the difference. A quote by the late Steve Jobs;

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are usually the ones who do.”

 
We are shot down now because of the presence of the Corona virus in Curaçao. What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao and humanity in general?
I believe that in every challenge there is an opportunity, so finally we in Curaçao have reached a point where we have to work on mindset changes, because the COVID-19 is forcing traditional and inflexible structures to adapt to a “New Normal”. There are so many positive things that will emerge out of this crisis, and that keeps me optimistic.

 

Why is this important? Imagine if we wouldn’t have had this COVID-19 crisis?
As I explained, we have the technology, but we lacked the mindset, now we need and are forced to change our mindsets, to create the new.

Basically it is a zero-sum game, either we adapt our mindsets and change or we perish. Mindset is thus much more important than technology. So that makes me optimistic about the future of Curaçao and the world in general. I believe will emerge out of the crises more resilient, more flexible and compassionate, and more inclined to embrace change. We are finding new ways of doing things, new ways of coping, and new ways of adapting.


Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Yes, there is one more thing. I sincerely wish we would collaborate more and embrace change without the threat of a global pandemic. History has taught us that two things can bring people together on a global scale; a common goal or a common enemy. While a common enemy works on an instinctive survival mindset, it focusses on an immediate situation and leaves little to no room for future planning. A common goal is centered around hope and a future vision.

 

Heinrich Angela, is a young highly skilled professional working in the Information Technology sector in Curaçao as a “Data analytics and Business intelligence”-expert. Earning his living in a sector where fast pace changes and innovation are the normal “modus operandi”, his growth mindset has taught him to embrace changes at the one hand, but also to let go of the old normal. A mindset, that he wants to enable in Curaçao. Heinrich lives by the adagium that “mindset is much more important than technology” and the breakdown caused by the COVID -19 worldwide crisis opens so many doors for new opportunities. As a driven and very active person, guided by strong values, norms and high integrity as his internal compass, Heinrich has always loved experimenting with technology and a desire to create things, that would make life easier and improve the quality of life of people. Being raised with a mindset that “the Sky is the limit” Heinrich is very active in enabling this growth mindset in Curaçao via different platforms and networks, like:

Drone Racing Curaçao (founder), were they teach children with a passion for technology to build, program, and fly drones in order to stimulate creativity, collaboration and problem solving skills. Of late they used 3-D printing to locally produce health care workers personal protective equipments health and recycled plastics collected from our beaches to make construction material for the construction sector as part of an example of the circular economy;

Curaçao Data Driven (co-founder), a nonprofit platform for creating awareness and sharing knowledge to create a culture that uses data to make better decisions to improve society and business;

Curaçao Tech Meetups (managing-partner) a technology platform to help educate our people in emerging technologies so we can tackle local relevant issues and create an even greater generation that will be living abundantly in great wealth;

• the recently started initiative Vision Curaçao 2030 (as a facilitator);

• Smart City Curaçao (member) aimed at gentrification of Willemstad.

As a contextual leader Henrich is involved in connecting, enabling, aligning and creating impact by collaborating, trying to make things that can have an impact in a people’s lives, within 6 months to one year. We love and respect Heinrich deeply because of his drive to enable mindset changes in Curaçao. He furthermore models the new way to work, create value and impact our society and as representative of the business and Information technology sector, we definitely consider him one of the 250 Influencers.



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 Vison 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.


 

Workshop in Papiamentu
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 16 di Mei, di 9 – 11.30 am.

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

Haydee Hermans Soul Garden na telefón: 5639848

E-mail: soulgardenCuraçao@gmail.com

O’dennis Daal Master Your Mind na telefón: 5130409

E-mail: odennis.daal@mymcur.com

Ivan Kuster Uplifting BV na telefón: 6986437

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

 


Our next MYM-platform session in May  via Skype
We would like to invite you to our next free MYM-platform session via Skype on Tuesday, the 19th of May (3rd Tuesday of the month), where we will present “A New Earth”, by Eckart Tolle.

“A wake-up call for the entire planet . . . [A New Earth] helps us to stop creating our own suffering and obsessing over the past and what the future might be, and to put ourselves in the now.” —Oprah Winfrey

 

With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived “in the now.” In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.

 

 


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

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


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

 


Finding your Meaning of Life - Inspiring Video - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCXMXuUDaic

 


PURPOSE IN LIFE - Motivational Video - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qriqZat1b8s

 


Purpose (Discover Your WHY) - Incredible Motivational Short ᴴᴰ - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yBwzuVI6sA

 


What Is YOUR Purpose? - Motivational Video - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v4FAXGgpJU

 


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

 


What Is Your Purpose? — MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO - YouTube
/www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTvMRKu0HC4

 

 

 




 

 

 

Influencer Rudolf de Wit, Webinar, MYM Book Session and this week tips

Posted on April 27, 2020 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (2)

In this week’s blog (27th of April – May 3rd ) we will interview Rudolf de Wit; we will invite you to the 6th and also last webinar “Práktika, evolushon emoshonal” for the moment of Carlo Monsanto on Tuesday 28th of April from 2 – 3 pm; we will invite you for our next MasterYourMind-book presentation platform on the 19th of May via skype, presenting the book “A New Earth”, by author Eckart Tolle and we will share with you our usual motivational video links this week on “impact”. Every day during the week we will upload one of these videos on our Facebook page.

Influencer Rudolf de Wit: Caring, truthful, courageous and straight forward

 

Would you share with us some information of your family life?
I was born here in Curaçao. My mother died when she was 47 years old and that was tough back then, it has impacted me very much. My father has passed away when he was 65 years old. I am now 66 years old and I feel blessed that I am now older than they were, when they passed away. I come from a family of 3 sisters and 3 brothers of which one brother tragically passed away 22 years ago. I use to find it difficult to talk about my age, although my heart and soul are as young as they can be, but nowadays with the lock down, going to the supermarket, it has its advantages as the rows for the elderly are shorter, ha, ha, ha...

I am not married and proud of lots of stepchildren (in Papiamentu: “Yu sin doló” and children from my siblings, that I helped raised and played an important role in their lives. Proud on two accounts, as they have grown to become respected citizens and they still give me lots of love. It feels great to have played and still play a meaningful role in the lives of lots of people.

 

We got your name from Carlo Monsanto, he suggested me to also to interview you. We have known you as the director of INOMA. Do you also apply IoLee?
Well, I know Carlo well, but I am not a practitioner of IoLee (Inside Out Learning Experience Framework). I am however, learning to master IoLee more and more as it is very interesting what he is doing and it fits in what I am doing. I always look at the mental and physical side of clients, as lots of the physical discomforts that people experience have their origins in mental issues.

 

Could you share with us some of your educational background and past professional experiences?
I am a physical therapist, but as I was in my final year of my studies, I was dissatisfied with the outcome of my efforts as a physical therapist in training. Something very strange happened as I was treating a patient that had a shoulder problem and after three months of treatment, I went back to my mentor to report about the treatment the patient received, as I was still a trainee. The mentor asked me if I had followed the instructions and I said that I have done everything “according to the books”, but the patient’s shoulder discomfort wasn’t cured. Then I saw my mentor manipulating the neck of the patient and treated her with acupuncture in her ear and within less than a minute the patient could move her arm freely. I was flabbergasted and fascinated. What surprised me even more was, that my mentor requested me not to mention this in my report of my training period because acupuncture was not accepted as a valid treatment at the time (1977). Bear in mind that it was only three years after 1974 when the ties between China and the West were normalized and acupuncture became accessible in the western part of the world.

When I went back to Curaçao in 1978, I started to experience again the limits of conventional treatments of patients. Natural medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy and herbal medicine where unknown therapies in Curaçao at the time. Talking about those therapies was weird. A friend of mine, Dr. Roy Martina, asked me to come back to Holland to study natural medicine. So I went back to Holland in 1980 to initiate the studies. I became happier everyday as I was really able to help people as a total new world opened for me.

After finishing my studies in Holland in 1982, I went back to Curaçao. An investigative journalist, the late Chacho de Castro, who was very curious and interested in acupuncture came to my office one day to make a video of me treating a patient with acupuncture. Coincidentally it was a patient with the same complaints as the one I experienced when I saw the first acupuncture treatment. I followed the same procedure: manipulated her neck and inserted a golden needle in her ear; within twenty seconds her complaints were gone and she could raise her arm again.

 

During the years gone by I have learned some important lessons: “..when challenges cross you on your path to follow your passion, always look for the windows of opportunity it offers. Don’t let anything stop you, ‘jump” in to it and make use of the opportunity, as you might not get a second chance..”.

After the first year of my natural medicine and acupuncture studies in Holland, I felt like it was going too slow for me, so I approached the program director Dr. Paul Gill and asked him if I could do the two following years in one year. He agreed after some hesitation, as long as I complied with some requirements like finalizing my second year completely. I felt blessed and honored to be given that opportunity. In 2000 after I had closed INOMA, I was approached by the Anglo-Dutch College for Acupuncture at ‘Kasteel Duinlust’ in Bloemendaal, Holland, to become the director of the institute. One day at Kasteel Duinlust when going through some paperwork now as director, I encountered a note by Dr. Gill. The note was written at the time of my studies, applauding the two years I did in one. As you can imagine I felt very honored and glad, that I jumped and grabbed that opportunity.

 

In 2002 I went back to Curaçao and started “Klinika De Wit”. I quickly realized, that there was lack of information on natural medicine and wellbeing. This resulted in me starting the magazine “Support” and also the radio program at “Radio Korsou” called “Bida i un tiki mas”. My main goal was to teach people to take responsibility of their own health. Eventually the radio program ‘Bida I un tiki mas’ evolved into what is now called ‘R-Support’ at Radio Hoyer. We are now in our 15th year. In 2008 I closed ’Klinika De Wit‘, continued with the magazine Support, R-Support and also started my weekly TV program ’Dos Mundu Diferente‘. Over the years, I have also launched different websites, Support voor het leven, Support pa Bida, PIAI Retreats and Creation, to share information on wellbeing. In the next few months I will be launching a brand new representing a concept that will fit in precisely into the changes that we are going through now in 2020.

 

As you have studied and applied non-traditional therapies in your career and furthermore you have been an activist against Fluoride in our drinking water and you have been very focal, not following the traditional path as a physical therapist, where does this drive come from? What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be who you are right now?
I feel it is my duty to educate people about the truth in health care and guide them in an honest way. That is my drive. And that is why I have so much difficulty accepting the lies from the traditional health sector and science at times. Speaking out the truth is not always been easy and difficult for people to accept. Even politicians and also colleagues approached me and asked me to stop spreading ‘my’ truth. Fluoride in our drinking water was one of the issues that caught my attention, but before that there was also the use of the insecticides Malathion and Permethrine. Nowadays glyphosate (a popular weed killer), GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) products and chemical additives in our food with proven side effects that will reflect in generations to come. They are just a few of my main concerns.

 

What is your companies name or do you have a local institute where you now practice?
Support is the main company, but soon I will launch a new brand called ‘Reset Life’. Stay tuned. This will offer the opportunity to everybody to reset their life. It will be a mental and physical holistic approach with great benefits for one’s wellbeing.

 

Where do you want to be let us say 5 years from now in your business and on the personal level?
Business and personal level I actually see as one. I probably will still be teaching people how to take care of themselves and others to live a healthy life. I see myself spending more time surrounded by nature, working in my greenhouse which I truly enjoy and spending valuable time with loved ones.

 

What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
I don’t see obstacles; I always look for the opportunities and solutions as they show up during my journey in life. At times challenges might seem very tough at the beginning, but when you change your mindset and try to understand the meaning or reason why certain things happen, you can change a negative into a positive and count it as a blessing.

 

Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
Moments of silence are very important to me, that’s when I listen to my inner voice. Meditation helps a lot.

 

How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
I read and scan the internet a lot. Not only news from the main stream media but also –what we too often label as- conspiracy theories. I always dig deeper and look for the hidden messages.

 

What are your strengths?
I am a good listener. I always keep in mind, that there is a reason for everything. I respect other people’s opinions without judgement. But (with a smile on his face) I have to admit, at times I also fail; then I admit to that person that I have learned a new lesson.

 

Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
I am addicted to spinning in the gym; I am passionate about gardening, working in my green house.
I am fascinated by the art of body language, facial diagnosis, subliminal language of the body and the technique of Reverse Speech.

 

If you as Rudolf 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?
I would mention my name, never my formal titles because it’s not the title that makes who I am, but it’s the impression that I leave behind. If somebody feels that they would like to know me better, then we can sit down for a talk.

 

How would you describe Rudolf in one word or one sentence?
Caring, truthful, courageous, honest and straight forward.

 

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
I can name four people: my friend Dr. Roy Martina for being the one who introduced me to natural medicine forty years ago.
Dr. Douglas Pinedo, for being there during challenging moments at the beginning of my career;
Dinah Veeris for her knowledge and preserving the local herbal medicine and an inspiring new star on the horizon of Curaçao, Miles Mercera the CEO of CHATA.

 

What is a trait that is still work in progress?
It might sound arrogant, but I am happy as I am right now.

 

What was a defining moment in your life?
There are four defining moments in my life:
• When my mother passed away;
• When I met my partner/soulmate of my life;
• When I experienced for the first time the birth of a baby;
• Experiencing the solar eclipse in Curaçao, as I realized the magnitude and force of the universe.

 

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 15 years from now?
“He did it as promised”

 

We are shot down now because of the presence of the Corona virus in Curaçao. What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao and humanity in general?
I am excited about the post Corona-era to come. There are changes coming up and that is the reason why my newest brand will be called “Reset Life”. I consider this an immensely great opportunity for the whole world to change our modus operandi completely. What is going to happen is OK, mother Earth will have a chance to recuperate. More and more people are becoming aware of the reason why all of this is happening, as they are becoming aware that they are part of a bigger picture. We are all responsible for what we have done to this planet. Mother Earth demands and deserves a change.

 

Is there anything else that you would like to add?
This has been the nicest interview I have ever had in 40 years or so, as I opened my heart and told my story as it is.

More info on Rudolf E. de Wit
Tel.: +5999 667-7258
rudolf.de.wit@gmail.com
www.support.cw
www.piairetreats.com
www.rudolfdewit.com
Facebook: Rudolf E. de Wit


On YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N4Ph8gWNHE
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLTpKfakXEM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwAIQuaqfCk

 

Rudolf de Wit is one of the first practitioners of natural medicine and acupuncture in Curaçao early on in his career, which made him a game changer early on in this area. Later he became better known as an avid advocate against the reckless use of insecticides like Malathion, Permethrine, Glyphosate (a popular weed killer), but also an advocate against GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) products, chemical additives in our food and fluoride in our drinking water in Curaçao. For the past 15 years Rudolf has been very active in informing and educating the greater public via different outlets like the magazine “Support”, the radio program at “Radio Korsou” called “Bida i un tiki mas”, now called “R-Support”, the TV program ’Dos Mundu Diferente‘ and different websites, like Support voor het leven, Support pa Bida, PIAI Retreats and Creation, sharing information on wellbeing and all of this with the main goal to teach people to take responsibility of their own health into their own hands. As a loving and caring person for his Loved Ones, friends and humanity in general, his seemly boundless energy Rudolf has been a lifelong learner. He loves working in his garden and greenhouse, but he also scans the internet, he is passionate about the art of body language, facial diagnosis, subliminal language of the body and the technique of Reverse Speech.

Over the years Rudolf has never slowed down in his efforts to inform people and is now clearly excited about the planned launching in the next few months of a new brand: “Reset Life”, representing a concept that will fit in precisely into the changes that we are going through now in 2020, changes accelerated by the corona -virus. Rudolf’s drive, his caring, honesty and courage during his whole career, has and still is definitely influencing a great number of people in Curaçao. We deeply love and respect Rudolf and definitely consider him one of the 250 Influencers in Curaçao, representing the Health & Wellbeing 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 Vison 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.

Free Webinars
The sixtl and last webinar on the 28st of April offered by Carlo Monsanto, titled: “Práktika, evolushon emoshonal”.
Time: 2 - 3 pm local time in Curaçao or EDT (US).
Charges: Free
Language: Papiamentu

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

 

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

This is the sixth and for the moment last of a series of 6 webinars that Carlo will be offering on the Inside Out Learning Framework (IoLee) on-line and Uplifting BV will co-facilitate this webinar. This webinar will be directed especially towards those working in the educational sector, but all others that are interested, are most welcome. In this webinar Carlo will further expand on the experiential learning and practice of IoLee.

 

Our next MYM-platform session in May  via Skype
We would like to invite you to our next free MYM-platform session via Skype on Tuesday, the 19th of May (3rd Tuesday of the month), where we will present “A New Earth”, by Eckart Tolle.

“A wake-up call for the entire planet . . . [A New Earth] helps us to stop creating our own suffering and obsessing over the past and what the future might be, and to put ourselves in the now.” —Oprah Winfrey

 

With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived “in the now.” In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.

 

 


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

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

 

 

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


Make An Impact - Inspirational Video - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?vb7_YJp9bVA

How You Treat People Is Who You Are! (Kindness Motivational Video) - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTsvSAItPqA

Oprah Winfrey Interview - Best of Oprah Winfrey - 1 Minute Motivation - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC27UERRQwU

"Stop Telling Your Big Dreams to Small-Minded People" | Oprah’s Life Class | Oprah Winfrey Network - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e_8-iIjhb0

Dr. Maya Angelou: "Be a Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud" | Oprah's Master Class | OWN - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nYXFletWH4
 

How to Achieve Your Dreams | Denzel Washington - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Htrk9uGM-g



 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

• give input in the vision document;

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

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

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

 

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

 


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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

1) Self-Awareness

2) Self-Management

3) Social Awareness

4) Relationship Management

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

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

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

 


 

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

 


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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.

 

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

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

 

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

 


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

 

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

 


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

 


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


Vision 2030, upcoming webinar on Tuesday and this week tips

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 


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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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


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

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

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

 

The group of 8 an excellent tool to beat stress

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

 

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

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

• Improving the ability to cope with stressful situations

• Alleviating the effects of emotional distress

• Promoting lifelong good mental health

• Enhancing self-esteem

• Lowering cardiovascular risks, such as lowering blood pressure

• Promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors

• Encouraging adherence to a treatment plan.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

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

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

Check her website www.lynnemctaggart.com

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

 

 

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

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

Charges: Free

Language: Papiamentu

Join Zoom Meeting

zoom.us/j/338318044

Meeting ID: 338 318 044

E-mail: carlo.monsanto@iolee.life

Website: www.iolee.life

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

 

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

 


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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


 

 


 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

What does participation in this group offer:

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

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

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


To know more check this video.

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

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKJMZKZNiJc

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

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

 

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

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

 


 

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

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

Charges: Free

Language: Papiamentu

Subscribtion via this link bit.ly/iolee-webinar1

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

 

 

 

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

 


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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.

 

 

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

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

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

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


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

 

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

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

 


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

 

Influencer Carlo Monsanto, Webinar and this week tips

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

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


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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Carlo Monsanto
International Director
Educational Consultant

IOLEE ECOSYSTEM

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

 

 


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

 


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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.

 

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


 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 


Influencer Elly Hellings and this week motivational tips

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

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

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


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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 


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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Influencer Miguel Goede,This week tips

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

What are your strengths?

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 


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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.

 

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Influencer Glenn Helberg and this week tips

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

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

Influencer Glenn Helberg: driven, multifaceted and lifelong learner

 

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


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

 


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


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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

Contact Information Meditation and Healing center in Italy

 


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

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

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

 

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


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

 


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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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



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