PLEASED TO MEET YOU – my name is Hans van de Rakt
As someone who was born in the year 1960, I’m raised in a time of big changes. Where one was critical about the system, and trying to find new ways to have a meaningful life. With a pragmatic father working in politics, and a mother who studied philosophy, it seems I have the two typical elements of my parents in me.
WORK & CAREER
I worked in several sales and marketing positions, mainly in IT and Media. From junior sales rep. to international Sales & Marketing Manager. After this I lived and worked for seven years on the Island of Aruba (Caribbean) On Aruba I started my first and second company. Back in The Netherlands I performed a lot of sales, marketing and strategy projects for Dutch and International clients worldwide. If you want to know more about my work career, please read my LinkedIn profile.
During my career and in my personal life, I not only experienced the positive but also the downsides. As such my interest in psychology and spirituality was born, and studied these topics. The combination of a long working experience and personal development, is a unique combination which I call “Business-Life Wisdom”
THE BUSINESS HIPPIE
My believes are born in the sixties, also known as the hippie era. That’s why you might recognize some typical elements of that period in my approach. My nickname is “The Business Hippie” In other words I coach and publish according the following philosophy:
PEACE with yourself
LOVE what you do
HAPPY with the results
MY OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2017 I started a social project: shitAWAY. It’s a movement where young coaches help other young professionals who are experiencing mental “shit” like stress, position in society, loneliness etc.
Also active at two universities as an external examiner(assessor) for graduation students, and member of a advisory committee at Avans University.
In my free-time I love to make photo-art, playing around with shadow and light. see www.120660art.nl
I suggest we start to meet life, or via telephone/skype to get acquainted and see what we can do for each other. Please contact me and let’s talk