Barbara is a seasoned Communication professional with over 20 years’ experience in both Corporate environments and Health Care management. Today, her focus is on Empowering Personal Leadership from the Inside Out and on Compassion.
She is serving as a Compassion Ambassador for the Applied Compassion Academy, in collaboration with Stanford University’s CCARE Institute. She supports organisations and professionals to cultivate skills that are often referred to as soft skills but what she calls the hard skills and develops programs.
Barbara works as an International Professional Mentor and Coach to Young Professionals as well as being Lead the Academy for the Institute for Positive Health in The Netherlands.
Stillness as the starting point to compassionate action
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“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS