The buzz in the audience grows quiet. An anticipating ambiance fills the air. The curtains slide open. The lights go on.

There you are.

You’re on the stage of your life. You feel the wood under your feet. The heat of the lamps on your face.
When your eyes are adjusted to the light, you can see a glimpse of the audience.

How do you feel? Would you like to close the curtains and hide?
Or are you comfortable in the spotlights?

You look and walk around and you see your co-performers. Your family. Your friends all gathered together.
Your colleagues, work. Everyone and everything in your life presents itself.

How is your interaction with your co-performers? Which roles do you play? Which roles do fit you the most?
Which roles don’t? With whom do you feel most comfortable?

Do you act like you should? Or like you are?

The prompter demands your attention and whispers your text. You look at him.
Do you listen? Or do you have your own lines?

You can see the choices, which you resemble. They’re looking at you, one by one.
They yell: pick me! pick me!

Reasons not to pick them are on the prowl. Reasons to pick them as well..
Factors apply even more pressure.

Do you recognize this? Or partially?


On which scene would you like to shed a light?


Would you like to:

  • Know how to stay true to yourself and get what you want?
  • Know what you can do to restore the balance between work and private life?
  • Take up your (leadership) role confident and position appropriately?
  • Understand and know how to counteract gender bias and stereotypes?
  • Understand team dynamics and how to respond to this?
  • Improve human relationships, joy and motivation at work?

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‘Karen holds you a mirror so you will find your own answers to your questions’