Reynoud Foppen

"Change is in my vains..."

Agile Leadership Coach, Start Up Entrepreneur & Change Manager | S&N Invent

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What means career for you?

Ambition is the first step to success and action the second.
If you want to succeed in your career, there will be sacrifices to be made, you will have to forego certain pleasures and invest.
But when you finally get there, you will look back and be thankful for those sacrifices, the journey has been worthwhile.

What inspires you?

In daily life I am regularly confronted with non-optimized products and services. This can cause great frustration for me, but mixing this with my ambition to improve it, can lead to very inspiring ideas

What was your biggest professional challenge in regards to female career support and how have you solved it?

I hardly faced any problems regarding female career support, until I start living in Germany/Bayern.
Unfortunately an old-fashioned thought of the family composition is well kept alive in both business- and social society. Change must come from society itself and therefore I am most happy to be a part of Net4Tec, helping out spreading the word.

What is the worst advice about supporting female careers someone has ever said to you?

At the beginning of my career I experienced a difficult situation. During a job application procedure, one man and one woman were available for the job. Then pregnancy became an internal point of discussion.

What importance have career networks for you in your professional career?

No matter how good you are at work, without a decent network it is more difficult to achieve your goal with satisfaction. And even more important, it great fun to combine business- and social life with each other.

What is the learning or advice you would like to share with other women or men?

Trust is all that matters.
Guard your integrity and the trust people have in you.
When you lose people’s trust, you lose everything you want to achieve.

What are you passionate about?

Improvement, with small steps we will get here.

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