life stories

INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEW | MARJAN VAN RAVENZWAAI | LIFE STORY

Marjan lived the high life in Amsterdam, left it behind-changed her career completely, and moved to Bali to run a little farm and cafe. She was running an advertising agency, lived in the best suburbs, lived with the love of her life, had the dog, shopped the luxury brands, but something was not quite right….

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEW | RYAN STRAMROOD | LIFE STORY

He was a couch potato, and one day he joined a swimming squad, for no reason other than a friends suggestion. Before he knew it, Ryan Stramrood was swimming from the famous Robben Island, to Cape Town’s main land. Within a just a couple of months of joining the squad. Little did he know then…

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEW | JASMINE BONGAERTS | LIFE STORY

Meet Jasmine Bongaerts, a mom, a mover and a shaker and a super persisent determined woman!Jasmine knew she wanted to have her own company and she went out and started one! Of course her life story does not just start and stop there. Learn how Jasmine found her calling for this time of her life….

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEW | PAUL GARDINER | LIFE STORY

This conversation oozes openness, pride, love for family and friends, a strong sense of connection and control, and a major amount of zest for life!Meet Paul Gardiner, CEO of Mantis, a luxury group of hotels and eco-lodges and waterways. Son to the owner and founder, Adrian Gardiner. Paul, the conservationist, globe trotter, international / eco…

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEW | Evelien van den Wall Bake | LIFE STORY

Evelien is this little power house of wisdom and positive energy. Evelien shares her life story with us. She practices Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy and Acupuncture on her patients. The book which she is about to publish “Zoals een boom” (Just Like A Tree), has come from the many a consultation with her patients, where a…

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS| DEBBY MULHOLLAND | LIFE STORY

This conversation is fun, real, hilarious and vulnerable. Meet Debby Mulholland the founder of the biggest English speaking acting school in The Netherlands. How does someone from a small town in New Zealand go out there and start the biggest English speaking acting school in Amsterdam, probably Europe? How and why create a life with…

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEW | JOAO M B COSTA | LIFE STORY

An award winning Portuguese videographer living in Amsterdam. Meet “Joao M B Costa” Recognised by his confident beard and tattoos. Always to be found somewhere near a stage, in front of a musician or a band, and always behind a camera! Listen to this humble quiet natured down to earth man’s life story! Collaborations and…

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INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEW | MILDRED HOFKES | LIFE STORY

This interview is all about an ambitious high flying woman, Mildred Hofkes. She was born in The Netherlands, and grew up with a close-nit family, and a doting grandfather. Mildred creates her career and world around a set of skills which her beloved grandfather once pointed out to her, would steer her in a true…

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Inspirational Interview|Marleen Basart|Life Story

Marleen Basart, founder of the successful Amsterdam food company, Bites we Love, is an entrepreneur and a mom and a life partner. She is one big fabulous blended smoothie of all these delicious gifts in life. She has a deep love for food. She plans her whole life around food in fact, and well…what do…

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Inspirational Interview | Wiegert van Dijk | Life Story

This conversation is all about happiness. Keeping life small and simple. Wiegert works in the publishing world. His father passed away when he was eighteen years old, his mother passed away just before his kids where born, and one of his daughters was born with an open spine (Spina Bifida) and had to be operated…

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