Dick is a Challenge Day Leader in Europe. Dick grew up in a city called Nijmegen in the Netherlands with his older brother Joep, his mother Marijke and his dad Peter. The family had a lovely little home with a small forest in the backyard where he and his friends played for hours during his childhood. Family is very important to him.
In college, Dick studied Small Business and Retail Management at Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen. He later founded a company called 2Twitit, which managed social media for businesses. Some of his clients included the biggest zoo in The Netherlands, a big bank with over 200 stores and a restaurant with multiple locations. He successfully grew his business to provide opportunities for 8 employees. In 2011, Dick saw Over de Streep on TV and was so inspired by the work of Challenge Day that he volunteered to manage the social media activities for Challenge Day Nederland. After several years, he successfully sold 2Twitit and then began searching for his next career calling.
When Challenge Day Nederland opened up for auditions, Dick applied and he was selected into the training process to become a Challenge Day leader. He completed his training in the summer of 2017 and became certified as a Challenge Day Leader in August. He facilitated his very first Challenge Day on August 29, 2017!
Dick is fun and funny, warm-hearted, smart and loves to help people open up with their feelings. He currently lives in Nijmegen with his dog Dino the Husky. Dino is his best friend and joins him in all the adventures in life.
If you really knew me, you would know...
- My family is so important to me. We talk openly about who we are, what we have experienced in life, and help each other out.
- I love to drive my car, scooter and motorcycle.
- My best friend is Cesar. He is the wisest person I know.
- My comfort zone is on my couch, playing video games.
- Challenge Day changed my life. I feel blessed to share this work.