ON HIGH HEELS IN AFRICAOn High Heels in Africa
A personal journey from 'Dreaming to Doing', as experienced and told by Chantal Heutink, speaker, coach and entrepreneur. With this inspiring and authentic story she motivates people to get up, get moving and get into action.
Background: Chantal Heutink
For 20 years, Chantal was active in the world of business. But all the time she was working in the corporate atmosphere of dress suits and high heels, she never let go of her childhood dream: the dream of travelling through darkest Africa as a modern-day Florence Nightingale.
Until 2006 she kept asking herself: 'Do I keep on dreaming about it or am I finally going to do it?'. Since that time, her question has been answered.
After a trip to Kenya where she spent four months working as a volunteer, Chantal set up the Afri-can Foundation. Through this foundation, a number of successful projects have been started up. These projects range from a peanut butter factory, to a garage and training centre, to the production of washable sanitary towels.
Chantal's passion and enthusiasm comes from within and has its origins in her own past.
The path she had to travel was not a smooth one. She knows, like no other, what it means to rise up from a challenging background. By finding the courage to 'Do', she embarked on an adventure, discovered new opportunities and changed the course of her life.
"Success comes from having the courage to leave your comfort zone and take action"
This is a story with universal themes
How do you get from deliberating to doing; persevere but also enjoy; find adventure and make choices; clarify your own desires; face up to insecurities and excuses?
How do you work in and with other cultures?
Whether you want to start up your own business, travel the world, look for another job, or even find yourself in the middle of a personal crisis - the only thing important is your approach. Success isn't influenced by obstacles but by how you deal with them.
How do you want to look back on your life?
With regrets about the things you didn't do or with pride and fulfilment because you have lived your life to the fullest.
Looking for a speaker and curious about On High Heels in Africa? Chantal would love to come by to tell you all about it. Are you interested? Please send an e-mail.
"If you act you can create"