I am a hearing health advocate, pleading more awareness to daily life with hearing loss, sharing my personal experience and professional knowledge as an employment consultant and jobcoach for people with hearing loss.
I'm an open minded person, whith a historical curiosity and love books and cats.


  • Moderator

    at ProCap Switzerland

    November 2019 - at Present

    Kanton Zürich

    As a moderator/speaker, I visit school classes, universities of applied sciences or clients. After an introductory short film, I talk about my everyday life with hearing loss and answer the questions of pupils, students and participants of a workshop. The pupils, students and participants of the workshop meet the moderators at eye level, overcoming fears of contact and reducing uncertainty. This lays the foundation for mutual understanding.

  • Author of "Ik ben slechthorend, nou en?"

    at Writer

    October 2017 - at Present

    Kanton Zürich

  • Author of 'Ich bin Schwerhörig, na und?'

    at Writer

    January 2017 - at Present

    Kanton Zürich

  • Hearing Health advocate

    at Hearing Health advocate

    January 2017 - at Present

    Kanton Zürich

  • editor

    at UnitEars.nl

    December 2017 - June 2018

    Kanton Zürich

    Maintaining contacts with the Blogger team Planning blog posts Monitoring and maintenance of social media contacts Search for new bloggers Search relevant information for the website Facebooksite maintainance

  • Job Coach/employment consultant

    at Werkpad

    March 2003 - September 2009

    Provincie Utrecht

    I supported hearing and speech impaird people to find a job and coached them in their job

  • Quality Engineer and Junior Developer

    at Compuware/Uniface

    September 1999 - October 2001

    Provincie Noord-Holland

  • Office Manager

    at Theater de Omval

    March 1996 - September 1999

    Provincie Noord-Holland

    In this job I was responsible for the daily functioning of the theater, the coordination of the volunteers and the renting of the theater hall for plays and rehearsals.


  • Doctoranda

    at Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht

    1986 - 1992 (6 years) Provincie Utrecht

  • Diplom

    at Highschool

    1979 - 1986 (7 years) Provincie Noord-Brabant

Knowledge and keywords


  • German Negotiation

  • French Elementary

  • English Negotiation

  • Russian Elementary

  • Dutch Native

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