How do you become a Commercial Engineer?

How do you become a commercial engineer?

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. When I just started as a technical assistant with an engineering firm, I enjoyed my new work a lot. I loved it to make better calculations, choose parameters and to write reports. Often, the reports included beautiful annexes in color showing the areas of influence areas of the (geohydrological) calculations. As…

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My favorite Coaching Technique

GROW coaching ZILVOLD

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. A Goal without plan is just a wish -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry This time I am sharing one of my most favorite and most successful coaching techniques. The technique can be used in one-on-one sessions, in groups or for self-reflection. Why? I think this technique is so simple that anyone can apply…

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How service minded are you?

Service

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. Last week I talked to a friend of mine. She had a new job at a local department store. Her new job title is “Service Specialist”. This resonates a lot for me. The way you give service to your client will determine if they will hire you, return or promote you to…

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A Blog for more Courage

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. Are you less confident or actually a little stressed in the following situations too? when doing a presentation or giving a talk At networking events and walking up to strangers Convincing others When delivering some bad news to colleagues or clients Calling a prospect (cold call) When asking your manager for…

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How to have successful job interviews

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. I am sitting in a nice coffee bar enjoying a perfect cappuccino. On my right, two people are sitting on a comfortable couch. They order something and start to talk. It turns out to be a job interview. I rarely listen to the conversations of others, but this time I am…

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The 5 minute journal

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. -Do you think keeping a journal takes too much of your time? -Are you unsure if this will help you with your work or life? -Or you think a journal is only for the “others”?   This article provides you with a technique to write down valuable insights in journal within…

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What you need to know about empathy

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. In my first Podcast, I talked with Henk Nieboer. He said that a good engineer needs empathy. This can be a challenge for some engineers who just thrill to make calculations, write reports or give advice. In this article I am explaining what empathy is, what the benefits are and how…

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Another easy way to learn and to get inspired

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. Are you looking for an easy way to learn new things and to get inspired? Of course you can go to a network event, follow a course or read a book. This article is about another easy and fun way to achieve this without having to leave the house. I recently…

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100 ways to experience more joy and happiness

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. We all feel down sometimes and it is not always possible to be happy and joyful all day. That’s okay. I do believe that life is more enjoyable when we’re happy. Here are some ways to experience more joy and happiness in life: Smile (when you’re waking up) Listen (carefully) Read…

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100 manieren om meer vreugde en geluk te ervaren

For English, click here. We voelen ons allemaal wel eens niet zo goed en het is het niet altijd mogelijk om de hele dag gelukkig en blij te zijn. Dat is ok. Ik geloof wel dat het leven leuker is als we gelukkig zijn. Hier zijn een aantal manieren om meer vreugde en geluk te ervaren…

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