“The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air.”
The haunting words of Lady Galadriel at the Beginning of Lord Of The Rings. Words taken from a fantasy novel, and yet so relevant to our times. Our world is changed too. Isolation, fear, stress, disengagement, emptiness, suffocation, addiction, numbing. Just a few of the signs of our times.
And just like Galadriel, many of us can feel it in the water, feel it in the earth, smell it in the air. We are like the proverbial canaries in the coal mines. The first ones to feel affected. And in larger and larger numbers we feel either sad, angry, helpless, frustrated, abandoned, anxious, depressed, burnt-out or bored-out.
It’s time we created a transformational shift. Together. It’s time we transformed the way we work, live and relate. And all of us can play a unique and important role in this transformation exactly because we feel like these canaries.
What is it you desire?
Who are you meant to be?
What’s your heart’s longing?
What’s your destiny?
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Let’s explore some of these questions together and if necessary reset our tracks and reconnect with our essence, our power and our joy. And from this place let’s make a difference. Together.
Volunteer The Hague along with Present Den Haag and NL Cares are inviting you to explore some of these questions together and if necessary reset our tracks and reconnect with our essence, our power and our joy. And from this place let’s make a difference. Together. So join us and Manuela Damant, the Visionary Collective Leader at Azkua for the life-changing "Create Your Life With Intention - Return To Your Heart" workshop on Thursday 12 September 2019.
By participating in this workshop you will
- learn about a new paradigm for life & work
- re-discover the true source of fulfilment
- be inspired to live a life true to yourself, not the life others expect from you
- find out how volunteering can help you rediscover your true self
Manuela Damant is the Visionary Collective Leader at Azkua. Azkua helps organizations implement the collaborative, co-creative and meaningful workplace cultures of the future. Manuela spent ten years as Underwriter and Risk & Insurance Advisor at Shell International before she escaped the city to become a coach in 2004. She’s a Creator Connector. Enthusiastic, optimistic, energetic. She believes in the good in everyone and everything and keeps encouraging balanced and conscious individuals to embrace their role as unique leaders to help create a better world for all. She’s also a wife and a mother of three girls. She grew up in Switzerland and has lived in London, Melbourne and now in Delft. The book that changed her life trajectory at 25 was “The Alchemist” by Paolo Coehlo.
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May 21 2019: "Rediscovering Unities in Cultures"
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April 16 2019: "The Art of Asking Questions"
The act of engaging in meaningful and open dialogue with another is a skill that should not be underestimated. The insightful Hugo Skoppek shared his wisdom and experience with us for a workshop dedicated to personal development through question-asking, honest expression and active listening. If you're interested in joining one of Hugo's monthly conversations, be sure to join him on www.meetup.com/SlowTalk and send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like to read a more detailed recap of the workshop, you can do so here!
March 19 2019: "The Perception Gap"
We teamed up with the Vrijwilligersacademie to bring both Dutch locals and internationals together to discuss common cultural misconceptions and misunderstandings that arise from living side-by-side. The proactive Cathy Delhanty split everyone into small groups with half Dutch half international attendees to rationally discuss some issues in our most practical workshop to date. Be sure to contact Cathy a email@example.com to ask about her new amazing nonprofit Wool For Warmth and what you can do to help. To check out some of the issues talked about and their solution, be sure to read up on your article recap here.
November 29 2018: "From Stress to Success"
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October 30 2018: "Maximize Your Talents"
Astrid Spanjaardt’s workshop was so practical, informative and interesting that every person in the room took something valuable home with them. Talents are not the same as skills or competencies—they are what comes natural to you and almost seems effortless. Focus on your strengths and what you do have, not your weaknesses! You can contact Astrid here and read our article detailing more about the fascinating workshop so you don't miss out on her information!
October 11 2018: "Unraveling Dutch Culture"
Our speaker Ute Limacher-Riebold captivated everyone with her powerful perspectives on culture, thought-provoking and fun games, and insights on how to embrace life in the Netherlands fully. Once you begin to understand the cultural nuances below the “cultural iceberg,” you can tackle any situation in any foreign country with poise, acceptance and confidence. You can email Ute at email@example.com and read in more detail about her presentation here.
September 13 2018: "Take Back Control!"
Zuzana Bubalova enlightened us all about one’s physical and mental health as an international living abroad, and how to healthily handle the many challenges that come from an expat life. Your relationships are your support systems in a new country, and it is the quality, not quantity, that makes a difference. You will want to read more about this enlightening workshop; you can do so here and also email Zuzana for any questions and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 30 2018: "5 Finger Introduction and the Networking Game Plan"
Charasmatic professional speaker Cathy Delhanty gave everyone her expert knowledge on what it takes to customize and tailor your own network for better networking success. By asking yourself specific questions, your ideal outcome can be visualized with an end in mind, tailored specifically to you. You can read all about her 5 Finger Introduction here and email Cathy at email@example.com.
July 19 2018: "Find Your Inner Peace"
Vassia Sarantopoulou engaged everyone with her presentation on building one’s inner peace. In our recap of her presentation, Vassia gives excellent book suggestions along with her six skills to build more inner peace and reduce anxiety. We couldn’t get enough of Vassia and asked her to join us as the keynote speaker at our November Edition of our “Mix and Match” Networking Event.