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Reflecting on 2020 and looking forward to 2021

Posted on December 26, 2020 at 11:25 PM

Looking back and looking forward


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Where do we stand at the end of 2020?
We have:

• Reached the mark of 127 Influencers we have interviewed.
Look at the list of the Influencers, some are more than one person we reported on;

• Organized 9 Master Your Mind-platform sessions in 2020 (see list of the books we presented below) and started for the first time to let more presenters present parts of a book as we launched this concept during the Global Enterprise Week in November;

• Continued to offer different types of workshops aimed at enabling greater personal mastery to those interested and we are currently facilitating the 6th group of participants in their “Personal Journey, Emoshon kiko e ta?” and preparing to start Personal Journey - 7 on the 9th of January 2021. We have on average had 4 attendees in our Journey’s offered as a joint workshop by Soul Garden Curaçao, Master Your Mind- Consultancy and Training and Uplifting BV;

• Decided to collaborate and be an active member of Vision Curaçao2030 initiated by Miguel Goede, as our efforts need a vision for the island.The vision is an effort of all those willing to actively work towards achievement of the vision”, according to Miguel Goede that took the initiative to start with it.


What is our goal for 2021?
The goal of the Share2Uplift movement is to: “Identify 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life to connect, align and creating impactful changes in all walks of life during 2021.”

In 2021, we will focus on enabling collaboration aimed at “creating real changes in all walks of life”. We believe that we have over 250 Influencers connected simply by now having interviewed 127 Influencers, some were more than one person and we assume that at least twice this number of people one way or the other are connected and aligned. Our challenge in 2021 to leverage and enable collaboration aimed at “creating impactful changes”, now also as part of the Vision 2030 initiative.


What activities shall we undertake to reach this goal? 
We will continue to:

• Interview Influencers, including diaspora living elsewhere in the world, willing to constructively connect, align to create impactful changes in Curaçao;

• Consolidate the “Community of Practice “Emoshon kiko e ta?” of all those who have participated in one of our Personal Journey workshops, where they can learn from each another experiences as they are using one or more of their acquired “toolkit” and we share new content on every 2nd Tuesday of the month;

• Present books in our monthly Master Your Mind-platform on-line sessions on every 3rd Tuesday of the month, increasingly via group presentations of books to accelerate the increase of insights of participants interested in personal growth;

• Offer weekly “group of 8”- sessions where via group entanglement, participants can balance their personal energy while focusing on personal, group or country intentions;

• Offer daily group meditations;

• Offer a myriad of workshops aimed at enabling those interested in their own personal development especially those interested in the mastery of their emotions via “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?”;

• Actively be involved in Curaçao Vision 2030 efforts to manifest the vision which includes 5 moonshots (priority areas) in the coming year(s).

Stay tuned for these new activities in 2021.


New activities in 2021?
We will:

• Offer “train-the-trainers”-programs on “Emotional Mastery”. By doing this we will create a ripple effect, where more people are able to enable others with mastery over “Emotions and living Intentionally”;

• Scale up the possibilities to connect, align and create impact by consciously seeking more virtual platforms to connect and align with and by doing this, accelerate the possibilities to align create impactful changes in Curaçao which will include the involvement of our “diaspora”;

• Consciously look for collaborations with other persons, groups, networks that are working on addressing emotions, mindsets and behavioral changes in Curaçao and by joining forces put “Emotions” on the national agenda as it is a subject matter that needs priority attention.


List of the books we presented in our Master Your Mind-platform sessions 2020
1. Permission to feel, Marc Brackett

2. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves

3. A new Earth, by Eckart Tolle

4. The power of Now, by Eckart Tolle

5. Weg met Mental Slavery, by Joan de Windt

6. Flow, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

7. Setting boundaries, by Nancy Levine

8. Soar, by T.D. Jakes in collaboration with the Global Enterprise Week, Fundashon Negoshi Pikiña, Soul Garden Curaçao, Master Your Mind-Consultancy and Training, and Uplifting BV

9. Inner bonding, by Margaret Paul

 

Influencer Dolph van Stapele, MYM Book Session, Workshop on emotion and this week tips

Posted on December 20, 2020 at 2:15 AM

In this week’s blog (20th of December – 27th of December) we’re interviewing Dolph Van Stapele; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind joint book presentation on the 19th of January from 7.00 – 9.00 pm via Skype presenting “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, “What the rich teach their kids about money” by Robert Kiyosaki; we will invite you to one of our next Personal Journey’s “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?” and we will share some motivational videos on “Inner Peace”. Every day of the week we will upload one of these links on Share2Uplift Facebook Page.

 

Dolph van Stapele: Entrepreneurial, positive, fun-loving, solution oriented and spiritual

 


Could you share with us some information of your family life
I was born in Amsterdam and came to Curacao 25 years ago when I was in the Marine Corps in 1996. I come from a big family. My parents had two children, one brother and myself. My parents divorced and my father got remarried, and from his side I have three other brothers and one sister. From my mother’s side I also have another brother. We all get along very well. My mother came to live in Curaçao one year after I came to Curaçao and she still lives here. The rest of the family lives in Amsterdam and its surroundings.

How important were you parents for you in who you have become now?
My parents are very nice people. I am fortunate to have had the freedom to do what I wanted to do under their parental guidance.


Could you share something of you eductional background and your experiences?
We lived in the Middle East, in Bahrein from the age of two until I was six. There I only spoke English. Back in Holland I quickly had to learn to speak proper Dutch. Once I was in high school, I had to work hard, the good grades didn’t come easy. When I was in my last year I quit school to enlist and I became a marine. I stayed in the Marine Corps for 1,5 to 2 years. I had a good time and wanted to stay longer, because to me it was the best thing to do and be, but I didn’t fit very well in the army culture. So when I quit the marine I approached a camera man who was working for TV-11 to teach me his profession in 3 days, and it was during these 3 days I really discovered my passion. So, it is in Curaçao that I learned this profession when I was 21 years old. Most people know me from this area of my expertise.


 

Where does your interest come from to be an entrepreneur and to invest in a spiritual center, can you tell us more about this?
From a young age I was interested in the deeper questions of life. I had questions about the essence of life, I asked myself what the truth was, and about the purpose of life. I was disappointed in adulthood, because I was lead to believe that growing older equaled being wiser. But it became clear to me that this not the case. I witnessed a lot of suffering around me on an individual level, but also on a societal level and even on a global scale.

This triggered me to dig deeper and study these philosophical matters and questions like ‘what are the choices that we as humans have?’. This wasn’t easy by the way, but eventually I found the Indian Buddhist traditions with their gurus and wise men. There I found answers that made sense to me. So, I found a teacher in Holland and got involved in this mighty process of existential questions and answers that I had been looking for. This personal spiritual quest started in the beginning of the year 2000 and mind you, I was working in the film industry, which in itself is not an industry that is based on spirituality in any form. So I kept this practice to myself. The corona crisis accelerated certain choices. The consciousness of people has changed.


Do you believe that corona came into the world to elevate the consciousness in the world?
No, I don’t think so. I think it has generated an increased consciousness as an outcome and effect, but it was not the reason. I believe reasons are created by people. This is exactly the beauty of these philosophical questions and answers. Everything we think of, at some point originated from a human perspective. The cosmos itself is also a human construct, just like every reason we can think of.

The lockdown, social distancing and everything around corona did help me to evolve and put my spiritual awareness more on the forefront of my life. We as human beings have become too dependent on external things. This means that every setback or dip we go through is hard. We have become so dependent on the system we live in, that we are unable to do the most simple of things. The corona crisis can actually make us stronger. We can free ourselves from the limiting perceptions we believed to be true up till now. We can learn to make our own food, we can learn to survive when push comes to shove and to live our life independent of the illusion of certainties that we as a society have created for ourselves.

We have known you to organize satsangs on a regular basis and we understand you have started a spiritual center. Can you expand a little bit on this?
Yes, my girlfriend and I started an ashram recently. Ashrams originated in India. An ashram is a cultural historic place where one can receive the wisdom of the teacher and deepen spirituality and awareness. It is a place where one can practice Buddhism. People who are interested in enlightment can visit and deepen their spiritual journey. I am a practioner of the Advaita Vendanta tradition that is fundamentally based on the non-duality principle. Why not start an ashram here in Curaçao? Twenty years ago there was no where I could go. So, we felt that this was the time to offer those on their path to spiritual enlightenment, a place where they can go and be.
Visit ashramcuracao.com and have a look around.

I have been on my spiritual journey since the year 2010. After all these years I realized that I didn’t have any questions left in my spiritual journey, and it took quite some time before I started to share my knowledge of Zen and Advaita Vedanta and I started organizing satsangs which literally means “to be close to the truth”, and is a reflection on our true nature.

We started in August with our retreats, offering introduction retreats to Zen Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta. The program includes meditation, shared meals, alone time and of course the main ingredient the satsangs. Besides the retreats, we are open to those invested in their spiritual path. Ashram Curaçao is located on the premises of Dinah Veeris’s Herb Garden. We were looking for a place in the area of Fuik, so we went to see Dinah. After presenting our idea with her she offered us to start the ashram there and it is indeed an excellent place for the ashram. There are apartments available and by teaming up we are making full use of the potential of this venue. We recently planted a mini-food forest where we grow herbs, vegetables and fruit.

 

You are also involved in filming, as it is also your passion. Could you expand a little bit on this part of your life?
The filming has been something totally separate from the spiritual side of me. I have kept them separately on purpose. the film industry is all about outward appearances. While self-reflection and spiritual exploration is an inside job. For many of people this is hard to grasp. I was doing the satsangs on the side.

In the beginning we had 5 to 10 people attending our Satsangs in Advaita Vendata. I was offering this to people who were looking for answers. The past years I came more in the open with the Satsangs. I also started coaching people. I have noticed a growth in consciousness. People are trying to find and discover themselves, as they feel alienated from a society that is so focused on external things in live. So this was the moment to start with the Ashram. Covid -19 has made people aware of restlessness that was already there. A lot of people have mental issues and they are looking for mental stability and more inner peace. The demand for this is growing and the taboo on this subject matter is being broken as we speak. 20 years ago you were hesitant to share that you were meditating and/or doing yoga. Nowadays companies offer this to their employees and everybody is doing it in the morning.


Spiritual awareness is growing because there is a bigger need for it. This we notice at the Ashram also, as there is a lot of interest for it. Not necessary for the philosophical side of it but just the place where they can go for their inner peace.


The flipside of the corona crisis is that the artistic world in the world has collapsed. My income out of filming has lowered to around 10 to 20% of what I was earning before the corona crisis.

I have noticed that when things are moving forward and there is prosperity on the outside everything seems to work and if there is a crisis everything collapses. We have experienced such a prosperous era in the past 100 years and now we have to be aware that the coming 100 years, there will be more crises like the corona crisis and that we will have to deal with one way or the other.


For myself before the corona crisis I had a lifestyle, where I had enough to pay my bills, my refrigerator was full and I had my Harley Davidson. As a filmer and entrepreneur in Curaçao for the past 20 years, the future was unpredictable. It was tough at times and my income was irregular. This required excellent skills to communicate with the Bank over my mortgage payments and with Aqualectra over the monthly bills. This wasn’t easy.


Then came corona and this nudged me to reconsider my way of life. I didn’t want to stop filming as this is my passion and it is in my genes, so I decided to put the Ashram on the forefront of my activities.

 

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be who you are right now?
Everything happens the way it happens. We as human beings think we need some kind of tool or something to be able to understand. Even as a child I never had any goals. I never planned anything. Everything just happened. I don’t have a WHY. Usually a WHY is triggered because of a discomfort or because we want to improve something. Life itself to me is the motivation and not what I think about what it should be. I don't think about it. I have no need to make things better. We are raised to think that everything should go well. I believe that if things go well or not so well, it is an experience. If things go well for you that is your personal experience. And everything goes as it goes. The more expectations we have the more we set ourselves up for disappointment. 


When do you consider that you have been successfull in your personal and business/professional life, let us say 5 years from now?
I have no idea. I never look at tomorrow. It doesn’t matter to me. I am satisfied with what is and in 5 years from now it will be the same.


What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges?

The corona crisis is a big challenge, as humanity is forced to adapt. Shifting my focus away from filmmaking and moving in the direction of the ashram is exciting and comforting. I am looking forward to further consolidating the ashram. Earning money in the film industry puts a lot of pressure on you as it is expected that you earn enough money to make a living. For 20 years I raced around the world to participate in beautiful projects. I was running around the world to meet the expectations that we grow up with within the Western world. I truly enjoyed it, but I have entered a different phase now. I can meditate in the ashram, organize Satsangs answering the bigger questions that people have on life itself and work on creating a self-sustainable agriculture. Stepping out the ratrace, creates so much inner peace.

Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s show up? How does that work for you?
The “Inner Voice” is more of an egoic state, that constantly tells you what to do. But their is no “Inner Voice” that is separate from you. Being human is an experience of consciousness and is the voice itself. The voice is another human construct. If you leave that out, then you will experience your true self. Pure consciousness doesn’t need the noise of thinking or an inner-voice to be whole. In a dualistic world view an illusionary disconnection has been created where we see people as separate beings. We are consciousness, we are awareness that sees itself. So there is no reason to work on being connected, as we have never been disconnected.

 

How are you trying to keep up with your personal knowledge and skill levels?
In spirituality there is no keeping up to do. When I was seeking answers and growth, I had my teacher. If you ask me the same question regarding filmmaking, then the answer is different. I’m always interested in new developments, new technology and so on. Knowing who you are in Zen is different from what we would consider knowledge in the western traditional sense. Knowing from a spiritual perspective is non-intellectual, it is intrinsic knowing. Knowing, not knowledge. Once recognized, there is no keeping up to do. It’s like riding a bike, once learned you cannot unlearn it.

What are your strengths and how would you describe Dolph in one sentence?
Entrepreneurial, positive, fun-loving, solution oriented, living life lightly, always in for jokes and sharing that with other people to help uplift others. Every person I make laugh is a win to me, as I help them to be happier and more positive. This makes me happy. Laughing is lighter energy than when a person is heavy with negative energy.


Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
My newest hobby is farming. The community of those involved in farming has grown a lot in Curaçao, syntropic farming and permaculture. I feel so happy when we work on a piece of land and transform 100 meter of land into a fertile land slot with herbs, vegetables and fruits, when you grow this with a lot of love and care within 6 weeks ago that we started with it.


If you as Dolph would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Mexico or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
I enjoy life, I love life.

Who are the persons that have inspired you the most in your life?
In every area of my life I have had masters and teachers. In all the areas of my life that I have been passionate about I have had my masters. My parents yes, I would like to mention them. In my camera work for example I once called someone in Hollywood to commend him of his work in a movie. He invited me to come to Hillywood and have a look at how he was doing his work. I have always been very thankful to these masters for they have taught and shared with me.

 

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


What was a defining moment in your life?

Life itself.

 

Where do you want to be 15 to 20 years from now with your career?
I follow the path that most of us don’t travel. Depending from your cultural location this approach can give you so much inner peace. If you have grown up in duality you can’t see any else from that perspective. You have grown seeing the world as you were taught to. At times people ask me if the world is in balance and if there will be world peace. To me everything is in balance, always. For those taught to see the world in duality this is very hard to understand. It limits the understanding of wholeness that everything is connected to each other. There is neither good nor bad in a non-dual world.

 

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
That they think I was and still am fun and that they liked me.

 

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of the islands, Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao as we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, recession and in the middle of growing environmental challenges because of the global warming consequences?
Knowing that everything is ok, that it’s all part of the experience, also the bad moments.

 

More Information
Websites: dolphvanstapele.com/ | www.ashramcuracao.com/
Facebook:facebook.com/Ashramcuracao | facebook.com/satsangcuracao/

 

One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao
Dolphe van Stapele is a creative, spiritual, fun loving entrepreneur that recently started a wellness center – Ashram - in Curaçao at Fuik at the venue of Dinah Veeris. At a very young age Dolph was interested in the deeper existential questions of life and this personal spiritual quest made him focus on the inside of who he is. Finding one his other passions, that is camera work after leaving the Marines, he learned the camera work in Curaçao. While Dolph decided to stay and live in Curaçao, he kept the spiritual side of his life to the background for years as most people know him from his filmwork. For Dolphe, the Corona crisis made him changed and made him become more focused on the spiritual side of himself. The transition from mainly being actively involved in the Filming Industry is exciting for over 20 years, which btw he is not leaving for 100 %, but at the other hand his focus now on the Ashram is “mega” comforting as it offers him the mental and the physical peace, that he was longing for away from the rat race of the film industry. Able to know who he really is, with the Ashram he can now also offer Satsangs to people that attend the Ashram and by doing that he is helping others. Creating inner peace not only for himself, but also for those visiting the Ashram. For all these reason’s we dearly love and deeply respect Dolph and we consider him part of the 250 Influencers of the island representing the Spiritual and the Creative sector.


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

 

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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.



Our next MYM-platform session on the 19th of January 2021 via Skype or Zoom
Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 19th of January (the 3rd Tuesday of the month) via Skype or Zoom, where we will jointly present “Rich Dad, Poor dad”, “What the rich teach their kids about money”, by author Robert Kiyosaki. In Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, Robert Kiyosaki shares the story of his two dads: his real father, whom he calls his ‘poor dad,’ and the father of his best friend, the man who became his mentor and his ‘rich dad.’ One man was well educated and an employee all his life, the other’s education was “street smarts” over traditional classroom education and he took the path of entrepreneurship…a road that led him to become one of the wealthiest men in Hawaii. Robert’s poor dad struggled financially all his life, and these two dads—these very different points of view of money, investing, and employment—shaped Robert’s thinking about money.

 

Robert has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people, around the world, think about money and investing and he has become a global advocate for financial education and the path to financial freedom. Rich Dad Poor Dad has sold over 36 million copies in English and translated editions around the world.

 

Rich Dad Poor Dad will: 
• explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich

• challenge the belief that your house is an asset

• show parents why they can’t rely on the school system to teach their kids about money

• define, once and for all, an asset and a liability

• explain the difference between good debt and bad debt

• teach you to see the world of money from different perspectives

• discuss the shift in mindset that can put you on the road to financial freedom

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

Date: 19th of January
Time: 7.00 – 9.00 pm.
Entrance fee: Free

Moderator: Miguel Goede
Presenters: Jeanine Constansia-Kook, Enrico Viscaino, Natalie Daal, Ivan Kuster.

 

Every one of them will present one or two chapters of the book. So hope to greet you then.

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


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

• maestría di bo emoshonan;

• kon di deshasí di emoshonan atrapá;

• biba un bida mas intenshonalmente;

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

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

Nos lo kuminsá Yanuari bèk.

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

Haydee Hermans Soul Garden na telefón: 5639848

E-mail: soulgardenCuraçao@gmail.com

O’dennis Daal Master Your Mind na telefón: 5130409

E-mail: odennis.daal@mymcur.com

Ivan Kuster Uplifting BV na telefón: 6986437

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


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


Finding Peace (Short Film) - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_gLM8GAO6I

 

Inner Peace - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU87LohtabA

 

How To Find Inner Peace - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLwU2EQlfXA

 

Nature of the Self | 5 min | Advaita Vedanta - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEDc3ZnNWwc

 

Zen Buddhism - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WAi2fwUqN4

 

A ZEN BUDDHISM STORY FOR YOUR MIND - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBox5JTMA-I


Influencers KREA, MYM Book Session and this week tips

Posted on December 13, 2020 at 12:40 AM

In this week’s blog (7th of December – 13th of December) we will interview KREA, a platform collective of young engineers; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind book presentation on the 15th of December from 7 – 8.45 pm via Skype presenting “Inner bonding, becoming a loving adult to your inner child” by Margaret Paul Ph.D.; we will invite you to one of our next Personal Journey’s “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?” and we will share some motivational videos on Visioning and Strategic planning. Every day during the week we will upload one of these links on the Share2Uplift Facebook Page.

 

Influencers KREA: building Curaçao of the future



Could you introduce yourselves as you present yourself as a collective, not as individuals?
‘KREA’ is a collective of young engineers from Curaçao descent that teamed up and we present ourselves as a multi-disciplinary team. We collaborate together to help to create a futureproof and sustainable Curaçao. We consist of 6 members representing these disciplines: Information Technology, Built Environment, Energy & Sustainability, Transport & Mobility and Design & Interaction.

Why is it that you present yourself as a collective?
We became aware that there are possibilities to offer solutions for challenges that Curaçao is confronted with from different perspectives, disciplines and a multi-disciplinary approach.

 

Can you call this an integral approach?
Yes, you can see it as an integral approach. One can see Curaçao as a system, where each element is related to other elements. Via a multi-disciplinary approach, we are preventing to look at the (technological) challenges in Curaçao from a tunnel vision. What we do is, we combine the strengths of every individual, to be able to tackle a much larger challenge and come up with the most all-encompassing solutions for Curaçao and possibly also for the other islands.

 

Where all of you born in Curaçao and whom are members of KREA?
Yes, we were all born in Curaçao and this explains our desire to help in the progress of the island as we can see how much potential the island has.

The team members are:

 

Rasjid Ayoubi: Urban Planning & Design;
Jerico Bakhuis: Energy & Sustainability;
Nadège Heligar: Design & Interaction;
Sharif Jacobino: Information & Communication Technology;
Marson Jesus: Transport & Mobility;
Corina Regales: Buildings & Urban Development.


 

Could you share something of your educational background and your experiences as a collective?
We are a diverse group of engineers with a master’s degree from the Delft University of Technology also known as TU Delft (some team members are currently graduating).

With regards to our experiences as a group, if you look at our specialism you can have an idea of our backgrounds. During our studies we met each other and in 2017 decided to come together to explore collaborations. We have met, had discussions in our spare time in the week-ends while we all had a busy life. Either finishing our studies or starting to work as professionals at Consultancy companies and during the past two years we have jointly written the vision document KREA 2069. In 2019 we launched KREA and since then we are writing articles, offering podcasts, interviewing professionals, offering multi-disciplinary solutions to trigger discussions and offering others the opportunity to also share the stage with us in reaching our vision for Curaçao. So, as we meet, jointly write articles and have podcasts; we offer to the wider audience a stage that we can co-share with each other’s technological solutions for the problems we address.


As you are engineers what is your opinion on STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) being introduced in schools in Curaçao?
Well, we fully agree with this concept especially when you look at our vision for the coming 50 years. We even belief that STEAM, and in our vision we used (computer) programming as an example, should not be taught at the secondary and tertiary education level only. We go even further. We believe that it should be taught at the primary school level as it is the new language just like we were taught languages at school. Our children and grandchildren should learn this at the earliest stage as possible.

 

 


 

You as KREA and collective Janchi, could you tell us more about the work you are doing, what are your goals and how are you going to achieve your goals?
We have our vision and our goals. Our goal is that we want to be a platform to increase the awareness of the possibilities that exist to bring the island back to where we want it to be or even further with our vision clear in mind.

We would like to trigger the notion in Curaçao that there exist solutions and things can be improved and made better.

At this moment the articles that we write, our podcasts and via our social media and website, we want to create more conservations and dialogues on things that can be done. At this moment in time we are having internal discussions on the answers to the “how to” questions, as we are also evolving into really wanting to do things, thinking about what projects can we implement, as a collective in collaboration with other partners in Curaçao.

What kind of projects are you aiming at?
We can consider for example a solar energy project on buildings or an electrical infrastructure project for cars or a “coding”-language that can be introduced at the primary schools level. We are being approached by different partners to identify possible collaboration on several projects. We are a multi-disciplinary team looking for multi-disciplinary projects, like the development of the city centre, Punda and Otrobanda. Not only the buildings and its architectural design but also the transport infrastructure within the city centre: we all know the parking discussions within the city centre and the effect it has on the accessibility and liveability of Punda, Otrabanda and its environment. And what about the stimulation of Smart Energy Grids and Smart Mobility and a good design of Information Architectures to support these Smart Systems where data plays an important role. Those are some of the things that one can think of. These are some multi-disciplinary technological projects but it could also entail collaboration with other disciplines like economy, finance, legal and social perspectives. One must see our technological improvements as a tool to reach socio-economic growth and a healthy financial system and with this a sustainable and future proof Curaçao.

 

 


Where does your interest come to create a vision with such a long-time span, 50 years?

Well in 2019 we launch our vision so it’s going to be a 50-year plan. We started by formulating where we want to go, where do we come from. We didn’t want to have a short-term vision. In our view a short-term vision will, at the end, not result in a sustainable Curacao. This was our starting point and now we are at the phase to answer what needs to be done in the coming 20, 30 or 40 years as our island is dealing with big challenges.

 


Are you also involved in specific projects in Curaçao, as in the end through actions one can achieve and manifest one’s vision in collaboration with others, right?
Yes, at this moment we are involved with parties/partners in Curaçao but it is now too premature to expand on this. But be assured that the moment we can share this to the greater public, we will do this.


Are you members of ABC Compas or what is your relationships with ABC Compas?
At this specific moment we aren’t members of ABC Compas. But 5 of the 6 members of KREA were active as Board- member of ABC Compas and 3 of them were Chairpersons in the past. So, we got acquainted with one another via ABC Compas before we got involved in KREA. So you can say that our relationship with ABC compas is very good. It is said that once you were part of ABC Compas  you will always be part of the family. We still know many students and we will consider to collaborate with them and contribute to ABC Compas student members that are in need for projects or to offer them a role as team members or as part of their internships.

 

 


What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now as a collective?
Deep down our BIG WHY is based on our passion for technology, we would like to propose solutions to the island’s challenges. But we are also influenced by the situation on the island, caused by the Corona virus Pandemic. There are lots of organizations that would love to offer help and we are one of these organizations. 


We would like to make Curaçao future proof by 2069 and even the years before that given our engineering backgrounds.
The biggest reason for us wanting this is, that we are descendants from the island, that have these big dreams and ambitions like more students and professionals to return back to the island after we have finalized our studies. Which turns out to be almost impossible for most of us because of lack of jobs, so we stay here in Holland and build our careers up here. If the situation on the island would change for the better, this will offer opportunities in the future for us and those generations after us to return back to Curaçao. However, we don’t want to wait until this moment to return and contribute. Some of us already returned!

 


When do you consider that you have been successful in your personal and business/professional life, let us say 5 to 10 years from now?

If parts of our vision 2069 would have been implemented. The year 2069 might see far from where we are now, but success in 5 to 10 years would be, if certain projects would have already been implemented in the meantime and that we could have contribute to these projects or even that we as KREA could dedicate more time in the realization of our vision 2069.

 

 


What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
First of all 6 of us are very busy people with at the one hand our personal lives and at the other hand some are either in the final stages of their master degree or some just started with their careers and have very demanding jobs at consultancy companies. Secondly we still need to prioritize enough time to invest in KREA. We also have reached a cross road where we are answering the “How to”-questions. How are we going to implement our vision? Well, all of us have our own way to balance the time spend on personal, professional and KREA, but in the end we are be able to do this with the best intentions to help Curaçao.

 

Do you use your inner voices to evaluate when dilemma’s show up in the course of unfolding your strategies? How does that work for you?
We have this unique and distinct advantage that we know each other now for almost 8 years now. We have developed this bonding and this open transparent communication with each other that has been tested and proven. We meet on Saturdays and Sundays for several hours and we always reach a consensus. Open and transparent communication has been the most important factor. In this particular moment in time, let’s say since a couple of months now, we feel and sense that we should take the next step being: “Coming up with specific-projects or in other words answering the “How-to”-question”.

 

How are you trying to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
We interview people, experts in certain areas like recently the local architect Lyongo Juliana. We are open and respectful to acknowledge that we don’t know everything and that we can learn from others expertise and collaborate with other disciplines like sociology, finance, economy etc. it to work for a better future for Curaçao. We are not naive and we know that we can’t just copy paste and project solutions one-on-one having studied here in Holland given the local circumstances in Curaçao.
As professionals where some of us work, we get a lot of in-house training and this also helps to keep our knowledge and skills levels up.


What are your strengths as a collective?
As a multi-disciplinary team, all of us have this specific specialized knowledge. So, by bundling our efforts in a multi-disciplinary approach of our vision, we maximize our output. Going alone to change the world will not work, but standing shoulder to shoulder and address the challenges, we can achieve so much more.


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

As the KREA most of us do a lot of reading, be it the newspapers, articles, books. This is a sort of hobby for us.

 

If you as KREA would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Mexico or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself as a collective, what would you answer?
We are a platform that is focusing on Curaçao. We want to enable the further development of a shared vison for the island via conversations, sharing of information and specific projects in the near future.

 

How would you describe KREA in one word or one sentence?
With our own name ‘KREA’ itself. In Papiamentu our native language krea means create. So, in our words ‘Create’ a better future for Curaçao.

 

Whom are the persons or organizations that have inspired you the most in your paths up to now?
First and foremost, ABC–compas has inspired us.
Furthermore, our own companies were some of us work as consultants. We see so many interesting projects that these companies are doing for other countries and/or international organizations and this has inspired us to ask the question “Why not do the same for Curaçao” and share this knowledge we gain with partners in Curaçao.


What was a defining moment in KREA’s life?
The moment we published our vision and went “live”. We started in 2017 and we have had regular meetings during 2 years, where we answered questions related what and how. The publication of the vision was a validation of the work we had done over the two years. We have had mostly positive reactions as we went “live” with our vision.

 

Where do you want to be 25 years from now with KREA?
We would love to be able to develop an organization, where we can put more time to work on projects on the island. That would be very nice. There is enough demand for our services, and we have so much that we can offer. If that would be the case, it would be like some validation of a need for further improvements on the island. That there is potential in this on Curaçao. That we made it happen.

 

What would you want the population of Curaçao to say about you as KREA let’s say 25 years from now?
Well we are now asking ourself if we would stay a platform or become much more, but that people on the island would approach us for their technological challenges or any other type of challenge. That we would have by then have a great reputation on the islands.

What would you want the population of Curaçao say about you as KREA let’s say in 2069?
They would say when they would be looking back at when we started in 2019, they would take notice that we not only achieved our vision, but that we achieved more than we expected to achieve in our vision 2069.

 

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of the islands, Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao as we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, recession and in the middle of growing environmental challenges because of the global warming consquences?
The potential of the island. Just one example, Curaçao has this unique geographical position, we can further develop it’s logistical and transport position as a hub for freight and passengers. Furthermore, our people are resilient, and we have so many super talents in different areas, we have people that have followed advanced studies in different foreign College and Universities. To us, it is just a matter of bundling of efforts and we can achieve much more and this will help make Curaçao future proof and sustainable, as we visualized in our KREA-vision.


Is there anything else that you would like to add?
We hope that as we take furthers stepsteps our initiatives for Curaçao would be welcomed. We would love to collaborate and that we would like to share to jointly have impact. Those interested can contact us.


More info, collaborate or connect:
Website: Building the Curaçao of 2069
LinkedIn: krea2069
Insta: @krea2069
Facebook: krea2069


One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao
KREA as a platform consists of a collective of enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious group of young engineers that based on a vision for Curacao for 2069 aim to co-create the “Curacao of the future”. Working on this vision that was launched in 2019, the KREA group members want to enable the conversations and solution oriented collaborations to address the numerous challenges Curacao confronts at this moment from a 50 year-perspective. As a multi-disciplinary group, they underwrite the principles of integrality, open transparent communication, willingness to share knowledge, experiences and collaborations that positively want to have an impact to make Curacao future proof and sustainable. Based on their passion for technology as descendants from the island, they want to contribute on viable solutions, while dealing with the fact that it is almost impossible for most of professionals – like they are - to return to Curacao because of lack of employment opportunities. By working on changing the island for the better with all their expertise and networks, they hope to create employment opportunities in the future for their generation and all those generations after them, that would want to return back to Curacao. For all these reason’s we dearly love and deeply respect KREA-collective and we consider all 6 of them, Corina Regales, Nadège Heligar, Jerico Bakhuis, Sharif Jacobino, Marson Jesus, Rasjid Ayoubi part of the 250 Influencers of the island representing the business (engineering) sector.

 


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

 

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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.


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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

• maestría di bo emoshonan;

• kon di deshasí di emoshonan atrapá;

• biba un bida mas intenshonalmente;

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

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

Nos lo kuminsá Yanuari bèk.

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

Haydee Hermans Soul Garden na telefón: 5639848

E-mail: soulgardenCuraçao@gmail.com

O’dennis Daal Master Your Mind na telefón: 5130409

E-mail: odennis.daal@mymcur.com

Ivan Kuster Uplifting BV na telefón: 6986437

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


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

 

Strategic Vision - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_VjMgjd28Y

 


Introduction to Scenario Planning Video - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVgxZnRT54E

 


Strategy 101 - Scenario Planning - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAkCUTgUi7I

 


How to Create a Vision for Your Life - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkrW3OgB9K0

 


How to Write a Vision Statement - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yBUBmciQBk

 


Content Planning: Building a Long-term Vision for Awesome Content - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSOfPEyeMNg

 


 

Influencer Darryl Romijn, 7th Personal Journey workshop on emotion, MYM book session and this week tips

Posted on December 6, 2020 at 1:00 AM

In this week’s blog (7th of December – 13th of December) we will interview Darryl Romijn; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind book presentation on the 15th of December from 7 – 8.45 pm via Skype presenting “Inner bonding, becoming a loving adult to your inner child” by Margaret Paul Ph.D.; we will invite you to our next (our 7th) Personal Journey “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?” on the 12th of December (2 – 4.40 pm) and we will share some motivational videos from some great inspirational speakers. Every day during the week we will upload one of these links on Fabebook.com/share2uplift page.

Darryl Romijn: overly eager, excited and fun loving

 

Could you share with us some information of your family life?
I was born in Aruba but we moved to Curaçao and I grew up in Curaçao for most of my life, so I feel “Yu di Korsou”. I am now 29 years old and not married yet. Me and my fiancée were planning to get married, but due to the corona crisis we postponed the marriage until next year. My mother is still alive and lives in Bonaire, but my father passed away and I have one brother that older than me. My parents are a big part and instrumental in whom I am now.

 

You have a special link will all three ABC islands, can you explain your family ties on all these three islands?
I have a link with all three islands, as I grew up on all three islands and I have relatives on all these three islands. My parents worked in the hotel business and this brought them to Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. We also spend quite some vacations on the different islands and I also have a lot of family heritage in Aruba for example my grandfather, Luis de Palm, was the founder of “De Palm tours” on Aruba. So these islands are special to me and I enjoy all the islands as I spend so much time on all the islands, so all of them feel like home and feel comfortable to me.

 

Could you share something of your educational background and your experiences?
I have studied International Business and graduated, but my education didn’t start in Holland. Yes, my academic education started here, but the way I was raised has been very important to me. My parents both were high energy people and they taught me a lot moral and life lessons that I was bound to use in the future. I was educated and ready for life at a very young age. I am fortunate to have had that type of education from my parents.

We got inspired to interview you after we saw your podcast interview of Adric WalterYou are an entrepreneur and now also have a podcast. Where does your interest come from to be an entrepreneur, can you tell us more about this?
Being an entrepreneur at a young age, runs in my family. A lot of my family have been entrepreneurs and self employed, like both my grandparents, my father himself, so that this entrepreneurial mind set and attitude is normal for me, being self sustained and self sufficient. Growing up with a father in a leadership position, made it easy to decide to start to work or myself.

I was excited to get involved in the business landscape and develop a business. I was excited to prove the philosophy, that “if you are good at something, you can make money out of it”.

 

 



In what kind of business are you involved in as an entrepreneur and what is the name of your company?
We have a fitness company, it is a gym, also an apparel line and athlete coaching that offers fitness programs and we have developed this to be a great community that are loyal and stands behind me and my fiancée. I started to dedicate special attention to our successes so that we are now even in the startup phase of a second business, it is business coaching as we have learned ourselves so much from starting our gym and would like to share this with everybody that wants to start their own business and their company.

 

You also recently started a podcast to interview people mostly as a means for you to reconnect and connect deeper with your roots and heritage. It's your personal way of celebrating the culture and the people. You want to learn from the experience and stories of others and let it inspire you to live up to what it means to be an “antiano”, right? Where did this idea come from Darryl?
It came very clearly to me at the beginning of this year. Our business has become successful enough and it was so successful that we didn’t have to be there all the time. It was self sufficient and this gave me more time then I used to have. Before this moment, we were working 6 days a week working 70 - 80 hours a week. This was a deliberate choice, as we wanted to do this the hard way. We wanted to build the company ourselves and go for the quick success. It was tough, but it paid off. First using many of our own time and hours, gradually building up a team so that these team members could take some tasks over and this gave us some more time. This gave me the time to focus back on my roots and my family. I was neglecting them as I was distracted while building up the business. I never felt home sick until I started reconnecting and went back to the islands. During all these years that I was in Holland, I only went to the islands for a 10 day’s period. I haven’t been back and now I started to feel home sick after all these years. I asked myself questions about my heritage and how I could connect back and at the same time with lot of my clients in the gym, I was constantly bragging of the islands telling them stories. I became aware there were a lot of other people of the islands doing many great things that most of my clients were unaware of. It was not common to be unaware of the great successes of people from the islands. So I decided to make a platform and share these stories this with these friends, acquaintances and clients.

 



 My personal mission is: “To educate people of how people from the island are skillful, resourceful, capable people”. Usually when they talk about our people, it is with a negative connotation and we are twisted in specific categories, while we have so many amazing people. So instead of focusing on the bad eggs, that every society has btw, I started to dedicate special attention to our history. Remember we are raised in a community where at the age of 12, we speak 4 languages comfortably. We are amazing and capable people, able to create great things and we shouldn’t be underestimated.

 

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
Simply said, I have been raised to know that I exist to serve others. My efforts in live should improve the lives of people around me. I serve to help others and my victories should benefit those around me.

 

When do you consider that you have been successful in your personal and business/professional life, let us say 5 years from now?
I am already successful and happy with whom I am. My mission is to continue to be happy. I have to achieve things in the future as well.

I want my current company to run completely without me.

I want to have my second business to reach the same level of impact as my first business has. I believe that if I can do it once, I can do it twice.

I would also want to have recognition of what I had given back to the islands. Just that one moment of acknowledgement by fellow countrymen.

I want to have done those things or have done everything I needed to do in life and enjoy doing it.


 

What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
Staying ahead of Corona crisis, just by being strategic with all regulations up here.

As this crisis is a Force Majeur, for me it is by making sure that even though the world is going into a complicated phase right now, I can still provide great service to my customers. It is a challenge as I still have to keep figuring out my next steps.

Furthermore, I am now at a place where I have a number of options, but I need to choose one thing and focus on it. It is difficult to know what is best. It is a personal dilemma which one I will choose, as I am going to choose the one who is going to make me the happiest, if I choose it.

 

What is fascinating is that at your young age you are so deliberate in the choices you are making. Where does that come from?
At a very early age I became very aware of my decisions in life, as my father became ill when I was very young. I grew up fast because of that. I was taught to be deliberate in my choices, as the more deliberate I was, the sooner I would find happiness in my choices. My parents always reminded me of this. I was fortunate enough that my parents explained to me what setting goals really meant. A goal also needed to have an emotional value. Not only striving for material things per sé, but also striving to have peace of mind and feel save with my money. I wanted my efforts to determine my successes. It meant for me that I didn’t want a position in a company. I wanted to start my own business. I was taught that I can choose what is important to me. And as I grew older, my decisions matured. I can decide about the future and I can decide how I want to feel happy and safe doing something positive.

 

How do you tap into your inner voice and intuition, for example to solve dilemma’s, how does it work for you?
My inner voice is my outer voice. I prefer to be honest with myself as much as possible. When I face dilemma’s I start with my favorite quote "this too shall pass". Then I think of the "end user" the person who is counting on me to solve the problem. The solution should be in their best interest.


How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
I spend a lot of time on a combination of things. I have a short list of books on “leadership development”, and also on “mindset” and on “perception”, that I am reading. I have an App of Blinkist that I use that has summaries of a lot of books. Going through that I can see if I need to dive deeper into a book and after reading it, later on apply it.

I am also aggresively watching a lot of You Tubes on line to hone my personal skills. I could be business skills, public speaking, skills on creative thinking, on drawings and making videos. So I am involved in learning different skills from different perspectives. But my biggest excitement I derive by having a lot of “face to face”- meetings with different people from different back grounds that attend our gym and having open and honest discussions with them. So I am busy reading books, talking to people, doing the podcast and listening to podcasts, this I do as I go for my numerous daily walks with my dog.

Another way I learn is that once I have made a mistake, I will not make it a second time. It is a one-time only thing. I never forget the correct answer. So: “..The more often I am wrong, the more I will be right in the future..”.

What are your strengths?
I am a very proud of the person. I always want to speak up and I am not shy of expressing my opinions.

I also am OK with making mistakes and learning from these mistakes. This will not discourage me and I am excited when I make a mistake, as I know that I can use this lesson for the rest of my life.

I am a people’s person and I tend to always find a way to be compassionate with what I do. I feed of my passion of getting people excited and on board. I enjoy doing this. I love when all of us focus on the same goals and decide to go for it. I encourage those with similar feelings and I inspire them to “not be shy” about their ambitions.

 

That is very much leadership, Darryl.
Yes it is. I am passionate about this learning by example leadership style. My father has been the general manager of hotels in Curaçao and Bonaire. I have always watched how he dealt with people, either if it was in having a difficult conversation, or at a party to be the first one on the dance floor. He would always tell me, that if you had to scold someone, always let it end with a joke or something positive. You can be strict but also be people focused, create a safe environment in your organization.

 

Your father appeared to be ahead of his time?
Yes, he was.

Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
I am passionate about Leadership and I have my business goals.

A hobby would be photography. I am learning this from others and learning how to capture a feeling or an emotion in a picture. I love it.

I also like spending time with people, be it cooking or taking pictures. I like to know something that I didn’t knew before. I am a busy person, but I am still able to make time to dedicate to photography or having conversations in my scarce spare time.

 

If you as Darryl would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Mexico or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
I am overly excited dude trying to find fun things to do in life.

I am excited of everything.

I have lots of fun with my business, my photography and my podcast.

How would you describe Darryl Romijn in one word or one sentence?
Overly eager, for better or worse.

 

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
My father by far. I am one of those rare children that have their personal hero to be their father.

I always say that every smart decision I have taken, it was because of my parents.

And that every ambitious decision I have taken, it was because of my father. I am moved and inspired by my father.

 

What is a trait that is still work in progress?
I have to learn to downscale my ideas and wants in life. I am always taking too many steps in the future and decide what the end goals should be, but don’t take the time to be more realistic. I am overly eager and excited. I dream big without taking enough time related to the pragmatic steps that need to be taken. Luckily enough my fiancée is just the opposite of me. She is very strategic and at the same very good in the NOW decisions and the steps in between that need to be taken. So we complement one another perfectly. I am the dreamer and she is “do-er”. I need to calm down from time to time, to find the logical steps we need to do, to achieve all the things I want to do in live.

 

What was a defining moment in your life?
On the positive side, it is when I decided to start my own business and definitely decided not to work for someone else.

On the negative side it was, the day my father passed away. The moment I knew he was going to die, I grew up very quickly and I had to survive growing up quickly.

 

How old were you?
I was 18 -19 years old on my way to leave to Holland for my studies.
 

 

Where do you want to be 15 to 20 years from now with your career?
I never think of being 50, but as I have said, I have learned to give every goal an emotional value. So it would be that everyone in my life can be enjoying the fruits of my life, everyone being my children, family, friends and employees. The circle of people in my life, that they be happy and safely taking care for. If that is true, then I am satisfied. I guess this is supposed to be the answer for everyone, this answer shouldn’t be any different for anyone answering this question, right? Because if you are successful and your brother or sister is poor or miserable, you are not going to be happy about it, right?

Business wise I want to be in a position to teach people everything I have learned, as it would be fun sharing all the experiences we have had starting from zero. I would be fun helping them to grow their business as I talk to them. That would be really great.

 

 What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
Definitely it will always have to be something funny or stupid. I have always had a smart mouth. I am always this weird guy that always has something weird to say. If they say that, I would be more than content.

 

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of the islands, Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao as we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, recession and in the middle of growing environmental challenges because of the global warming consequences?
Up until a year and half ago I would have answered you something totally different. I was busy with my company and disconnected from the islands. As I started learning what was happening, which is the big motivation behind my podcast btw, I started taking notice of all these wonderful people making efforts to take positive steps on the future of the islands. Like Stephen Garcia, David Van Delden and Luuk Weber. As I started talking to these young driven intelligent people, it made me see the islands and their future totally different. We have everything we need within ourselves. It is not a lack of talent nor creativity. It is just a matter to build the house. We excel in so many areas be it in cooking, arts, technology, in block chain, in bit coins. We have so many people from the islands that are shining, so there is no reason, why we will not be able to create a brighter future.


More info or connect
- Website: Iron House Co. 
- YouTube: Iron House Co. 
LinkedIn
- Insta: @Iron House Co. Gym | Utrecht
- Twitter: Iron House Co.
Talk Antiano To Me! Podcast
- Insta  @talkantianotome  


One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao
Darryl Romijn is a focused, ambitious, vibrant, intense entrepreneur that knows what he wants. Born and raised with family in all the three islands, Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, makes him have closed ties with all the three islands. Raised in a family where an entrepreneurial mindset was normal, he started his own business. At an early age, he learned from his parents that goals needed to have an emotional value. His choices needed to aim at what is important to him and significant for others. He aggressively has worked with his fiancée to make their first business successful enough that they didn’t have to be there all the time and they in the start up phase of a second business. It is business coaching, as they have learned so much from starting their own business from scratch while he is constantly honing his skills and knowledge levels in Leadership, Business, “mindset and perception”, talking to different people. As his business required less time, Darryl “re-discovered” his roots and started a podcast interviewing people mostly as a means to reconnect and connect deeper with his roots and heritage. Interviewing all these wonderful people from “Antillian” descent making efforts to take positive steps on the future of the islands, convinced him that the islands have everything, to create a brighter future. It is not a lack of talent nor creativity, it is just a matter of building the house.

For all these reason’s we dearly love and deeply respect Darryl Romijn and we consider him one of the 250 Influencers of the island representing the business sector. His efforts to interview people from the islands in his podcast are 100 % aligned with the goals of Share2uplift.

 

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

 

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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.


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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Starting 12 December: New workshop in Papiamentu on Emotions
Gran majoría di nos komo ser humano, ta pasando diariamente den un fluho konstante di diferente pensamentu i emoshonan. Esaki ta konta mas aún awor ku nos ta den e gara di COVID-19. Emoshon ta nos kompas interno. No tin emoshon malu ni bon, emoshonan tei pa guía. Nos tin ku atende ku nan i no neglishá, reprimí ni suprimí nan, pa nan no kausa efektonan negativo despues ku ta inesperá. Emoshonan por ta un insentivo pa nos desarojá e potenshal inlimitá ku kada un di nos tin komo persona.


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

• maestría di bo emoshonan;

• kon di deshasí di emoshonan atrapá;

• biba un bida mas intenshonalmente;

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

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

Nos lo kuminsá riba diarason 12 di desèmber di 2 – 4.40 PM

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

Haydee Hermans Soul Garden na telefón: 5639848

E-mail: soulgardenCuraçao@gmail.com

O’dennis Daal Master Your Mind na telefón: 5130409

E-mail: odennis.daal@mymcur.com

Ivan Kuster Uplifting BV na telefón: 6986437

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


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

 


After this you will change how you do everything! | James Clear (MUST WATCH) - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYgOQFHjs58

 


Kobe Bryant | Best Motivational Speech | New [HD] - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h2p08AfaQ8

 


WHEN LIFE BREAKS YOU | Steve Harvey Motivational Speech On Success - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un-gNbNwwsQ

 


Les Brown | Cancer Conqueror Motivational Story 2020 - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh1lhRosOOI

 


T.D. Jakes 5 Rules for Success - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW8njM2RiXg

 


The Eagle Mentality - [EAGLE WISDOM] - Best Motivational Video - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLPqy2oO-Eg

 


Influencer Gonneke van den Kieboom, Webinar Corporate Governance and COVID-19,MYM Book Session and week tips

Posted on November 28, 2020 at 12:55 AM

In this week’s blog (30th of November – 6th of December) we will interview Gonneke van den Kieboom; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind book presentation on the 15th of December from 7 – 8.45 pm via Skype presenting “Inner bonding, becoming a loving adult to your inner child” by Margaret Paul Ph.D.; we will invite you to our next (our 7th) Personal Journey “Emoshon kiko e ta? Ki efekto e tin?” on the 12th of December (9 – 11.40 am) and we will share some videos on “The Creative Economy”. Every day during the week we will upload one of these links on Facebook.com/share2uplift/

 

Influencer Gonneke van den Kieboom: a creative with lots of “verbeterbelust”


 

Could you share with us some information of your family life?
I was born and raised in Curaçao some 55 years ago and after High School, I left to Holland to study in 1985. I came back in the beginning of the 90-ties for three to four years and I worked here in Curaçao. After those years I decided to go back to Holland as I wanted to further grow and upgrade my knowledge and skills level in communications, as I knew that I could grow and learn more working in the Netherlands compared to staying in Curaçao. I have lived and worked from 1994 till 2008 in Amsterdam. At first I was a creartive copy writer for about 7 years and then I evolved towards brand and communication strategist with a great passion for innovation. My most important selling point is that I can help organizations from a marketing perspective to look at the future that they are able to create. The future from this perspective is then created, based on the type of relationships the organization wants to create with its clients, compared with a perspective based on the business processes of the organization.

I come from a large family of 5 children and I am the fourth child. I have only one brother, the youngest of the children, and he has to deal with 4 older sisters. Between the younger children and older children there is an age gap, me and my oldest sister differ 14 years from each other. So when I was 3 years old, my oldest sister went to Holland for her studies, while in that same year my brother was born. My parents raised children with a big age differential.. .

 

How important our your parents for who you are at this moment?
Well, both my parents are not alive anymore. When I was young, I wanted to become a medical doctor. To me that was the thing I would love to do and my parents didn’t approve of this. When I was 14 years old, I got acquainted with Advertising & Marketing and took notice that it is was a real profession. So I wanted to study creativity. But my father told me to go and study a real profession, while I wanted to prepare for the advertising industry by going to an art academy. I was found of painting, I had done it since I was very young. But this my father also disapproved and he thought it would be great if I would study Economy, because they also have Marketing in their curriculum. So when I was 19 years old, I started studying Economy in Rotterdam. That didn’t work out, so I started after 1 year I finally found a fit in HBO Communication. And that was my own choice. You know my parents never really understood exactly what my work entailed. Yes, I was a copy writer as I wrote texts...but exactly what it is all about, they never really understood.

 

We have met in the past – over 6 years ago - as you were facilitating in a creative way change in the government, as it was a totally out of the box approach. Have you always been a creative person and can you tell us more about Creative Lab and WOW, what is the difference?
I have always been a creative mind. For most people “being creative means that a child is a good drawer of paintings or a good painter. But being a “creative thinker” an creating new things out of thought processes and ideas, is something different and I have trained myself a lot in this area over the years. In my earlier years I have been very fortunate to work with some great teachers in the advertising world in the Netherlands. They were some of the greatest names, and I had the distinct honor to be able to work with them and that was a great and awesome learning environment.

When I came back to Curaçao in 2008, I took notice that the advertising and communication services were not at a high level, when you compared this with the rest of the world. We were running 10 years behind compared with the rest of the world in the offering of creative communication services. This triggered me to start the Creative Lab. I was thinking that with my experience and the many stages in my career, I could easily coach some new start ups and entrepreneurs in the creative industry. But it would be even better if you could bring them together, enabling cross polination among each other.

In those days in Curaçao, we didn’t have a co-sharing or flex office, so I just invested in a beautiful monumental building and we started in Scharloo Abou, and not before long, we were sitting there with about 15 entrepreneurs, all in some way or the other involved and creatives, there were graphic designers, illustrators, web designers, app-designers, copy writers, people full time busy with the design of show cases. This initiative that I started very quickly attracted and brought a lot of people together. And because working together and stimulating one another, we started under the label of Creative Lab initiated creative projects, like a campaign to get attention for the social function of Innercity of Punda, with our project “Revive Gomezplein” and started a crowd funding effort to collect funds to renovate Gomezplein. We didn’t collect enough money, but we did generate a lot of attention for Gomezplein with its central role in the Inner City of Willemstad and its central social function for the whole island. Because every society needs a central square having these functions. This also generated all sorts of activities in Punda for example Punda Vibes on every Thursdaynight. In these Covid times this has stopped of course, but we did create a lot of ripple effects with our initiative.


WOW! is my own company Marketing and Communication consultancy. Creative Lab was more like an “incubator” to bring people together and I facilitated this and WOW! is my company were I earn my living.

 

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
Somebody once labeled me this, and by the way this word doesn’t exist in Dutch. He said: Gonneke, you are “verbeter-belust” (freely translated it means “Eager to improve”.

And I think this makes sense, because I always think that things can be better and be improved. Things don’t necessarily have to be bad or not right, but I have this tendency to ask: “How can we make things even better? Whom else can we make happy with this? Whom can benefit from this? Who’s lives can be improved by this?” I love this word ‘ verbeter-belust’ as it really describes who I am indeed and so I have to own up to it.

 

So this is your contribution to humanity?
Yes, I believe it is and it really feels great to be like this.



When do you consider that you have been successfull in your personal and business/professional life, let us say 5 years from now?
At this moment, upon invitation from the Ministry of Economic Development, we are developing a national export strategy for the Creative Industry. The key assigment is to design a strategy to generate foreign exchange with our creative industry. This sector consists of a wide spectrum of goods and services, from the wooden painted artisans sold to tourists visiting our island, to technological web-designs and app-design, to mention two extremes on this spectrum. We need to develop a vision for the coming ten years. I would consider it to be amazing if within 5 years from now, Curaçao has become the creative industry hotspot in the whole Caribbean. It would be awesome to look back and see how we started small in Scharloo Abou with the Creative Lab and developed to become a mature Creative Industry. It would be awesome and I would love to have this put on my tombstone.

Some time ago with the help of a European Fund, I have worked on the idea to export the Creative Lab concept to the rest Caribbean. We would have some sort of an umbrella called Creative Lab Caribbean enabling exchange of creative expertise between the Caribbean islands. In that vision, Curaçao would become the creative capitol of the Caribbean, where everything comes together. I have this idea that the Caribbean should be seen as the 8th continent of the world. Because we have so much shared history and have so many commonalities, we are all small islands economies, we also have the same type of challenges. If we could define ourselves as one area, that just has a lot of water between the islands, we could think totally different about this whole Caribbean area. I have been thinking about this for some time.

 

What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
Access to finance is the biggest challenge for Curaçao’s progress. I firmly believe that innovation needs to be promoted not only from the government sector but also for the business sector. The whole business sector needs to support creativity and innovation whole heartedly. Access to finance is so incredibly important. As long as our local banks keep thinking in boxes, we will not be able to solve the challenges we confront. In the boxes we will not find the solutions for our investment needs. If the local banks don’t change their way of working and don’t change their offering of fundings, crypto currencies will prove to be the only solutions for our ambitious entrepreneurs.

 

How do you handle your challenges?
It is challenging, but we all ride the same boat. I have invested a lot of private capital while business wise I should have had a more balanced financial structure in certain endeavours. But on the other hand, we can’t afford to be laggards with all these ambitions that we have for our island. We should have a ambitious long term business plan for Curaçao with a vision for 2050, that should be based on the principles of the Doughnut Economy. Based on that plan we should do what we really need to do to free ourselves from our dependency mindset and we should become a magnet for innovation, creativity and investments. I see this magnet as a irrisistible pull for young, bright professional YdK and others, towards Curaçao.

Doughnut (economic model)

Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemma’s and creativteit show up? How does that work for you?
Creativity has become my first nature. In the more than 24 years I have been working and playing in the creative sector and creative spectrum, my ambitions have always been very high. I simple can’t find the off-switch for creative thinking anymore. I meditate since the year 2000 to create some peace of mind in my head. My head is always very turned on. If I need a bright new idea for a client, I will do anything possible to figure it out. Usually it is simply a question of having enough me-time or alone-time to be able to fully concentrate myself. As time goes by I get an idea. With some I have this distinct feeling that I am 100 % sure that this is it, this is what I should do.

 

How do you tap into your creative source, do you have some kind of process that you follow? And can that process be thought to others?
I believe that creativity can be thought to others. Creativity is basically working. It is exactly what Einstein said: “Genius is 1 % creativity and 99 % hard work”. A former colleague of mine used to say that you need to train your creative muscles, it is something happening on an abstract level in your head, but to be creative you need a bundle of developed creative muscles. Creativity is always innovation, whether it is a new peace of music or a new advertisement campaign, I prefer talking about innovation instead of creativity.

 

How are you trying also to keep up with your personal knowledge and skills levels?
I read a lot. I read almost everything that comes my way. On my side of the dormitory I have books, magazines, folders, I read summaries from Blende like 12 titles a day. I can’t live without information. It the most fun thing to do according to me and it helps creating new things.

 

What are your strengths?
I am “verbeter-belust”;

I have an unlimited and uninhibited curiosity;

I have the ability to inspire other people;

I never say “no” to someone and will always look how to make the best out of the situation or the experiment at hand. This is so much more fun to me then walking on the roads most travelled.

 

Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
I love writing, I am writing a fictional book at this moment. I paint, but not often enough, and I love working in the garden.

 

If you as Gonneke would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Columbia or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
I am Gonneke and I am very curious about what you can tell me about the places in town that you would recommend me or bring me to visit.


How would you describe Gonneke in one word or one sentence?

“Verbeterbelust”, I am eternally grateful for the person that told me this as a way to describe whom I am.


Who are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
There are so many people, there is almost no one that I can mention that in the past 20 years, that didn’t inspire me.

One person I would also like to mention is Jeanett Visser. She is a remarkable person, because of the way she lives her live as an adult still being that small child that is so open to everything new and willing to experiment.

 

What is a trait that is still work in progress?
Maybe some structure. But then again, it is not per se something that I would like to have. Because being creative requires just letting go and being surprised where you end up, as you didn’t see it coming.


What was a defining moment in your life?
The day I was born, I was shocked to be re-bron for the 11th time.

 

Where do you want to be 15 to 20 years from now with your career?
Oh my God, I should be retired by then, if I do my math on how old I would be then. That is, according to the existing norms. But you know, since I turned 28 years old, I have stayed 27 years old. That by the way was also a defining moment in my life.

In my head I still have this unlimited curiosity and ambition that I became aware of when I was 27 years old. I am still there, until this moment and to think other then this for me, it is too abstract. So, I just turned 27 for the 28th time!

I can’t imagine myself doing anything other then what I am doing right now.

 

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
Whootwhoot, finally she turned 28 years old,haha.

I hope my family feels that they are deeply loved by me and that they would express this. I am very found of my loved ones and I count my best friends to be in that same category. I am blessed that I have a lot of friends living all over the world and it really touches me that they are willing to receive my love and receive so much love from them. This is the most precious thing there is in my life.

 

We have always know you to be optimistic about the future of Curacaco. Why is that? Or what makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao as we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, recession and in the middle of growing environmental challenges because of the global warming consquences?
As long as I have lived on Curaçao and known Curaçao, we are in some kind of crisis, be it polically, socially, financially, an oil crises, our the world Covid crises, you name it. There is no other nation in the world that is so resilient, what ever happens we just seem to keep going. This makes me optimistic for Curaçao. If we could manage to have this one clear direction or vision where we all want to go, where everybody walks in that same direction, we would generate so much energy that from that energy, our weak spots in our society would loose their breeding ground. We would be free from corruption, social injustice and we would align with the principles of the doughnut economy. This is, based on the premise, that if your inner world is good and in order, to create a fair new society on the island.


Anything else?
Well I have been thinking on what you are doing, that is interviewing lots of influencers and in that process satisfying your curiosity to find an answer to the question of what makes other people thick. I was wondering how that we can stretch this initiative and make it more broader and step it up.

 

Well the intention is to keep doing what we are doing now and as we move on, the right structure and the resources to make it easier for people to connect, align and collaborate to create impactful changes in all walks of life in Curaçao, will become more clearer. We have a Ripple effect in mind and the metaphore of the Chinese bamboo. This bamboo tree takes 4 years to build and expand their roots to be able to carry the giant bamboos as in the 5th year they grow in 7 weeks and become as high as a three story building. The roots should be strong enough to carry the weight of those giant bamboos. So we believe that by being consistent in our efforts, we will be able to scale up and streamline this platform within soon.

Connect:
LinkedIn


One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao
Gonneke van den Kieboom is a visionary, ambitious, energetic, entrepreneur in advertising, marketing and communication, that is always looking to make things better (she is “verbeter-belust”;). Having worked with the best advertising and marketing experts in the Netherlands for years, made her evolve from copy writer to an experienced brand and communication strategist in the Netherlands. Helping organizations from a marketing perspective to look at their future that they are able to create, based on the type of relationships the organization wants to create with its clients, has become her unique selling point.

As the founder of the Creative Lab in 2010 she created the first co-sharing and flex office space in Curacao, using her vast experience to coach and enable collaborations among different creatives. Her active involvement in the creative economy goes further than that, as she is helping the Ministry of Economic Development to formulate a vision for the creative industry for the coming 5-10 years, transforming this into a foreign exchange generating sector. In Gonneke’s vision Curacao should evolve and become a magnet for the Caribbean in terms of innovation, creativity and investment. But in the end all these ambitions go hand in hand with the important role her loved ones play in her life, which include her family of friends, as she considers them to be the most precious thing in her life. For all these reason’s we dearly love and deeply respect Gonneke van den Kieboom and we consider her one of the 250 Influencers of the island representing the business sector (Creative Sector).


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

 

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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.


Webinar: Corporate Governance and COVID-19 
What is the impact of COVID-19, and what are the consequences for corporate governance? This is the main question answered in this webinar.



Find out more an register via: universityofgovernance.com/master-class-governance


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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Starting 25th of November: New workshop in Papiamentu on Emotions
Gran majoría di nos komo ser humano, ta pasando diariamente den un fluho konstante di diferente pensamentu i emoshonan. Esaki ta konta mas aún awor ku nos ta den e gara di COVID-19. Emoshon ta nos kompas interno. No tin emoshon malu ni bon, emoshonan tei pa guía. Nos tin ku atende ku nan i no neglishá, reprimí ni suprimí nan, pa nan no kausa efektonan negativo despues ku ta inesperá. Emoshonan por ta un insentivo pa nos desarojá e potenshal inlimitá ku kada un di nos tin komo persona.


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

• maestría di bo emoshonan;

• kon di deshasí di emoshonan atrapá;

• biba un bida mas intenshonalmente;

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

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

Nos lo kuminsá riba diarason 25 di novèmber di 9 – 11.40 pm of 7 – 9.40 pm.

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

Haydee Hermans Soul Garden na telefón: 5639848

E-mail: soulgardenCuraçao@gmail.com

O’dennis Daal Master Your Mind na telefón: 5130409

E-mail: odennis.daal@mymcur.com

Ivan Kuster Uplifting BV na telefón: 6986437

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


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

World Conference on Creative Economy 2018 - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-dD425B3ag

 

What Is The Creative Economy? - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KahBEig-9M

 

What is the Creative Economy? - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQHdroBt1fo

 

Culture, Media & Creative Industries BA - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1QoEMx2RVs

 

The Beautiful World of Creative Industries - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNKXk0QeRvg

 

Arts and Humanities in the Creative Economy - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gwdsuvvFW0

Influencer Sharella Riedel, MYM Book Session and this week tips

Posted on November 22, 2020 at 12:10 AM

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

 

Influencer Sharella Riedel: entrepreneurial and living intentionally

 


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

 

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

 


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

 

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

 



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

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

 


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

 


How did Covid -19 influence your platform?

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


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


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

 

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

 

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

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

 



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

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

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

 



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

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

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

There is too much friends and family politics.

 


 

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

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

 


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


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

 

 


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

 

 


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


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

 

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

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


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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

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


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

That they appreciate and love me.

 


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

 


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

 

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



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

 

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

 

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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.



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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Starting 25th of November: New workshop in Papiamentu on Emotions
Gran majoría di nos komo ser humano, ta pasando diariamente den un fluho konstante di diferente pensamentu i emoshonan. Esaki ta konta mas aún awor ku nos ta den e gara di COVID-19. Emoshon ta nos kompas interno. No tin emoshon malu ni bon, emoshonan tei pa guía. Nos tin ku atende ku nan i no neglishá, reprimí ni suprimí nan, pa nan no kausa efektonan negativo despues ku ta inesperá. Emoshonan por ta un insentivo pa nos desarojá e potenshal inlimitá ku kada un di nos tin komo persona.


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

• maestría di bo emoshonan;

• kon di deshasí di emoshonan atrapá;

• biba un bida mas intenshonalmente;

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

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

Nos lo kuminsá riba diarason 25 di novèmber di 9 – 11.40 pm of 7 – 9.40 pm.

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

Haydee Hermans Soul Garden na telefón: 5639848

E-mail: soulgardenCuraçao@gmail.com

O’dennis Daal Master Your Mind na telefón: 5130409

E-mail: odennis.daal@mymcur.com

Ivan Kuster Uplifting BV na telefón: 6986437

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


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

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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 

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

Posted on November 14, 2020 at 11:10 AM

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

 

Influencer Monique Raphaela: passionate, curious and invested

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


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

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

 


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

 

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

 

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




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


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

 

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

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

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



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

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

 

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

 


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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.



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

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

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

 

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

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

Subscribe by emailing us: sixtaivan@gmail.com or ivan@upliftingCuraçao.com and we will send you the Skype link so that you can participate in our presentation of this book.Date:17th of November.

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

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

Moderator: Miguel Goede (University of Governance)

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

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



Starting 4h of November: New workshop in Papiamentu on Emotions
Gran majoría di nos komo ser humano, ta pasando diariamente den un fluho konstante di diferente pensamentu i emoshonan. Esaki ta konta mas aún awor ku nos ta den e gara di COVID-19. Emoshon ta nos kompas interno. No tin emoshon malu ni bon, emoshonan tei pa guía. Nos tin ku atende ku nan i no neglishá, reprimí ni suprimí nan, pa nan no kausa efektonan negativo despues ku ta inesperá. Emoshonan por ta un insentivo pa nos desarojá e potenshal inlimitá ku kada un di nos tin komo persona.


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

• maestría di bo emoshonan;

• kon di deshasí di emoshonan atrapá;

• biba un bida mas intenshonalmente;

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

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

Nos lo kuminsá riba diasabra 4 di novèmber di 7 – 9.30 PM.


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

Haydee Hermans Soul Garden na telefón: 5639848

E-mail: soulgardenCuraçao@gmail.com

O’dennis Daal Master Your Mind na telefón: 5130409

E-mail: odennis.daal@mymcur.com

Ivan Kuster Uplifting BV na telefón: 6986437

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 


Influencer Priscilla Lotman, MYM Book Session and this week tips

Posted on November 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM

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

 

Influencer Priscilla Lotman: Level headedness, adaptibility and imagineer

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

What are your strengths?
Level headedness and adaptibility.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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


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


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

 

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

 

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


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


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

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

 


 

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

 

 

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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.



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

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

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

 

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

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

Subscribe by emailing us: sixtaivan@gmail.com or ivan@upliftingCuraçao.com and we will send you the Skype link so that you can participate in our presentation of this book.Date:17th of November.

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

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

Moderator: Miguel Goede (University of Governance)

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

 



Starting 4h of November: New workshop in Papiamentu on Emotions
Gran majoría di nos komo ser humano, ta pasando diariamente den un fluho konstante di diferente pensamentu i emoshonan. Esaki ta konta mas aún awor ku nos ta den e gara di COVID-19. Emoshon ta nos kompas interno. No tin emoshon malu ni bon, emoshonan tei pa guía. Nos tin ku atende ku nan i no neglishá, reprimí ni suprimí nan, pa nan no kausa efektonan negativo despues ku ta inesperá. Emoshonan por ta un insentivo pa nos desarojá e potenshal inlimitá ku kada un di nos tin komo persona.


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

• maestría di bo emoshonan;

• kon di deshasí di emoshonan atrapá;

• biba un bida mas intenshonalmente;

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

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

Nos lo kuminsá riba diasabra 4 di novèmber di 7 – 9.30 PM.


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

Haydee Hermans Soul Garden na telefón: 5639848

E-mail: soulgardenCuraçao@gmail.com

O’dennis Daal Master Your Mind na telefón: 5130409

E-mail: odennis.daal@mymcur.com

Ivan Kuster Uplifting BV na telefón: 6986437

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


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

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

 

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


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

 

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

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

 

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

 


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

Posted on October 25, 2020 at 1:35 PM

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


Influencer Gilberto Morishaw: Radically Loving



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

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

 

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

 

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

 


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

 

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

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

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


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

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

 

 


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

 

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


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


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


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

 

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

 

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


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

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


What is a trait that is still work in progress?

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

 

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

 

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


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

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

 

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

 


Is there anything else that you would like to add?

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



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

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

 

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

 

 

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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.




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

 

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


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

Subscribe by emailing us: sixtaivan@gmail.com or ivan@upliftingCuraçao.com and we will send you the Skype link so that you can participate in our presentation of this book.Date: 20th of October
Time: 7.30 – 8.45 pm.

Entrance fee: Free.
Presenter: Ivan Kuster


Starting 4h of November: New workshop in Papiamentu on Emotions
Gran majoría di nos komo ser humano, ta pasando diariamente den un fluho konstante di diferente pensamentu i emoshonan. Esaki ta konta mas aún awor ku nos ta den e gara di COVID-19. Emoshon ta nos kompas interno. No tin emoshon malu ni bon, emoshonan tei pa guía. Nos tin ku atende ku nan i no neglishá, reprimí ni suprimí nan, pa nan no kausa efektonan negativo despues ku ta inesperá. Emoshonan por ta un insentivo pa nos desarojá e potenshal inlimitá ku kada un di nos tin komo persona.


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

• maestría di bo emoshonan;

• kon di deshasí di emoshonan atrapá;

• biba un bida mas intenshonalmente;

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

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

Nos lo kuminsá riba diasabra 4 di novèmber di 7 – 9.30 PM.


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

Haydee Hermans Soul Garden na telefón: 5639848

E-mail: soulgardenCuraçao@gmail.com

O’dennis Daal Master Your Mind na telefón: 5130409

E-mail: odennis.daal@mymcur.com

Ivan Kuster Uplifting BV na telefón: 6986437

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


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

 

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

 


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

 


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

 

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

 


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

 


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

 

 

 

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

Posted on October 18, 2020 at 10:15 AM

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

 


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


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


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

 

What happened next?

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

 

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

 

 


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

 


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

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

 

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

 


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

 


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


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

I have written 4 books:


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


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

 


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

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

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

 


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

 

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


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


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

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

 

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

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

 



So you are being guided?

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

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


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


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

 

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


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

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


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

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


What is a trait that is still work in progress?

Communication, that is something that is still work on.


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

 


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

 


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

 

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

 

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



One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:

– Create an inspiring vision of the future;

– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;

– Manage delivery of the vision;

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

These criteria are now being polished.

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

• Peace from within;

• Compassion;

• Respectfulness;

• Integrity;

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

Visit the website for more information.



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

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


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

Subscribe by emailing us: sixtaivan@gmail.com or ivan@upliftingCuraçao.com and we will send you the Skype link so that you can participate in our presentation of this book.Date: 20th of October.
Time: 7.30 – 8.45 pm.

Entrance fee: Free
Presenter: Ivan Kuster


Starting 4h of November: New workshop in Papiamentu on Emotions
Gran majoría di nos komo ser humano, ta pasando diariamente den un fluho konstante di diferente pensamentu i emoshonan. Esaki ta konta mas aún awor ku nos ta den e gara di COVID-19. Emoshon ta nos kompas interno. No tin emoshon malu ni bon, emoshonan tei pa guía. Nos tin ku atende ku nan i no neglishá, reprimí ni suprimí nan, pa nan no kausa efektonan negativo despues ku ta inesperá. Emoshonan por ta un insentivo pa nos desarojá e potenshal inlimitá ku kada un di nos tin komo persona.


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

• maestría di bo emoshonan;

• kon di deshasí di emoshonan atrapá;

• biba un bida mas intenshonalmente;

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

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

Nos lo kuminsá riba diasabra 4di novèmber di 7 – 9.30 PM.


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

Haydee Hermans Soul Garden na telefón: 5639848

E-mail: soulgardenCuraçao@gmail.com

O’dennis Daal Master Your Mind na telefón: 5130409

E-mail: odennis.daal@mymcur.com

Ivan Kuster Uplifting BV na telefón: 6986437

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


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

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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 



 

 


 

 


 


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