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WBII Networking Event June: Could it be your time to follow your heart?

  • 27 June 2019
    19:00 - 22:00

Carlton Ambassador The HagueJoin us for an informal networking evening at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel in The Hague.
Share your business experiences and network with our members and other guests. Be sure to bring along your business cards!

Could it be your time to follow your heart?

How to get out of your head and into your heart to find a new direction in your career and life.


Date: Thursday, 27th June
Location: Carlton Ambassador Hotel
19:00: Doors open for networking
19:30: Meeting, speaker, questions, followed by networking (till 22:00)

In this workshop, the focus is getting out of the head and more into your heart. I will explain often the thing we leave out of the equation is our heart and our heart’s desires. Often, we discover later in life that it is exactly the thing that is needed to bring ourselves back to our happiness and joy for life and career, is our heart!

During this talk Susan will discuss & lead the following:

  • WHY getting back into your heart is important in your business/career & life
  • When to know you are in your head over your heart.
  • The Language of the heart.
  • Susan will lead us in an exercise to explore what it means to be in your heart. (or two if times allows)

The benefits of following and leading from the heart are:

  • Clarity – always knowing what direction to take and what works best for you.
  • Ease & Flow – to your life and work.  No more hustle or extra effort.
  • Confidence – you can always count on yourself. No more second-guessing!
  • FUN – creating life and choosing a career on your own terms is wonderful and let’s face it, FUN!

Susan de Vriend, Global Self-love coach

profilepic300-300Susan is an American immigrant from the state of Michigan in the United States. She has been living in the Netherlands for ten years and married her wonderful Dutch husband who is responsible for bringing her here. They are raising their little girl in the Utrecht area. Before moving here, Susan lived, studied and worked in many different places such as, Paris, France, Chicago, Illinois and Washington D.C./Arlington, V. A. Her various careers include program manager, corporate trainer, business policy & process planner, and many others. She has a BA in World Studies with an emphasis in French language and culture. She holds an ICF certification and the credential of Certified Professional Co-Active® Coach through the Coaches Training Institute.

A new feature to the WBII is a “10-minute highlight” of a member at every networking meeting where one member gets to talk about themselves, their work, and upcoming projects in more detail.

This months highlighted member is Nira Satguru who is the founder director of “Future of Learning” 

She is an educator with over 30 years of experience in the UK and in International Education. Nira defines herself as a business strategist. She has consulted & managed diverse protects in Europe and the USA. Her qualifications include BSc (Hon) Physics, Postgraduate in Education from the University of Bristol and an MBA from the University of Liverpool. Nira’s research has focused on developing the Leadership Competencies. As an entrepreneur ( “Solopreneur”), Nira has crafted her vision through real estate. Nira is working on a “Wholefood” concept & healthy spice mixes; Taste of Sri Lanka to be launched in Amsterdam. She is a  British citizen with Sri Lankan routes working and living in the Netherlands! 

If you would like to be highlighted in future meetings please contact info@womensbusinessinitiative.net

Dymphna Elsink, from Jouw Assistente & Lisa Hall from Lemonberry will be there to help us registering the attendees.

In accordance with GDPR legislation, we are informing you that it is customary for photographs to be taken of and an article written about our events. If you do not wish to be in any photographs, or you do not want your name listed below as a guest, please inform the WBII.

Guest List:

  •  Krati Agarwal
  •  Dymphna Elsink
  •  Cigdem Guven
  •  Lisa Hall
  •  Teresa Insalaco
  •  Charlene Lambert
  •  Asta Leonavičienė
  •  Akanksha Menon
  •  Emma Smillie
  •  Mags Thomson
  •  Kai Tomasberg
  •  Darina Veen
  •  Esther Velzen


Venue Phone: +31 (0)70 363 03 63

Venue Website:

Sophialaan 2, The Hague, Zuid Holland, 2514 JP, Netherlands


Carlton Ambassador The HagueThe Carlton Ambassador Hotel is situated in the city center of The Hague on a lane bordered by old chestnut trees – a fitting environment for this quiet, elegant boutique hotel with its tasteful interior and superb service.