A short Bio about Hans van de Rakt (also know as “the Business Hippie”) my vision about the Happy Business Coaching and what makes this approach so different.
A BRIEF HISTORY
After a study Commercial Management I joined the army as a Sergeant (draft) Kicking off my career in ICT, with selling software and hardware. Progressing towards a job as a Sales and Marketing manager for the Netherlands and Belgium.
Then I moved to Aruba (Cariben) where I lived for 7 years. After a job as a Sales & Marketing Manager in ICT(again) , I started my first company with publishing the local TV-Guide. I didn’t have any knowledge or experience in this line of business, but with a lot of hard work and some endurance, it became a success. Next to this I also started and operated a successful marketing agency (with the appealing name “Seventh Heaven Marketing”)
When back in Holland I started a Business Development Boutique. Assisting many National and International clients with Sales, Marketing and Strategy services. For personal reasons I had to end this company.
Now I’m active as a Business Coach to help everyone to perform better during their working-lives. So success and satisfaction are in sync to have a happy life.
By simply starting, exploring, and allowing myself to make mistakes, I learned a lot. The choices of living abroad and becoming an entrepreneur, are one of the best decisions I made. Now I want to use all this “business-life wisdom” for your benefit, so you make the right decisions towards your dot at the horizon.
THE HIPPIE PHILOSOPHY
My big mission:
A mind change in the business world where purpose and earnings meet in balance, so everyone can enjoy the basic needs for a enjoyable living
The coaching is like a business hippie:
- critical about the present systems and questioning how to improve it
- use your human side with all your skills and intuition to perform better and work with more pleasure
- use all what you have available now, don’t reinvent the wheel, use your creativity and act smartly
- you are part of a bigger picture , so collaborate, and take care of others
- have fun, enjoy life and do good
MY OTHER ACTIVITIES
In November 2017, I started a new project: shitAWAY. It’s a movement where young professionals help other young people who are experiencing mental “shit”
Next to this I do some pro bono volunteering work. As a coordinator I help University students which are following an entrepreneurship program. At the same University I’m an external examiner(assessor) for graduation students. Also active as a coach to help entrepreneurs with the company Qredits.
By the way, I love to make photo-art, playing around with shadow and light. see www.120660art.nl
Do you want to know how more about my Philosophy, or discuss about this? Please contact me and let’s talk