Keynote speaker

HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO CREATE YOUR DREAM JOB? MEREL WILL SHARE IN A PRIVATE AND PASSIONATE WAY MY ‘LESSONS LEARNED AND LESSONS PAID’ AND WILL FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN SUCCEED IN CREATING YOUR OWN DREAM JOB. LEAVE NO BUCKET LIST ON YOUR DEATHBED, RATHER LIVE NOW AND IMPRINT YOUR FOOTSTEPS ON THIS PLANET.

Besides the import and distribution of products for Townshipsmile, Merel gives lectures about her work, life and mission, the opportunities and the setbacks.

“I had my first African experience in 2004, when I lived and worked in South Africa. On behalf of the Johan Cruyff Foundation and the Ndlovu Care Group, I managed the construction of a large sports complex in the township of Elandsdoorn, finishing the project in 2005. Since then I have kept a close connection with Africa.”

“I’ve travelled to Africa more then twice a year to meet talented entrepreneurs from the townships, which in 2012 resulted in the launch of Townshipsmile. Townshipsmile imports high quality and trendy laptop sleeves, bags and jewelry with a special story from Africa. The products are sold as unique business gifts to Dutch companies and to more than 80 stores in the Netherlands and Belgium. By now we can say that Townshipsmile creates a personal and business success formula with talents from Africa!”

“In 2014, my husband and I, together with our three kids (at the time) under the age of 6 travelled through remote areas of Southern Africa. Against the advice of others, we followed our hearts and lived our dream! It turned out to be an unforgettable and unregrettable experience!”

NEED A GUEST SPEAKER?

Merel is available as a guest speaker for small and large audiences with the following topics, or a combination there of:

  • Doing successful and honest business with Africa
  • Why am I doing what I do? I am emptying my bucket list!
  • With a young family on an adventure through the African Wilderness

Contact me for information about these life changing presentations.