Entrepreneur of the month: Leander Ruivenkamp
A lot of residents at Student Experience are also entrepreneurs in the most diverse markets next to being students. A good example is the creative millennial Leander Ruivenkamp.
Leander has just finished his Bachelor in Media, Information and Communication. At the moment he’s finishing up his studies to become a professional coach. Leander always wanted to have his own business. “Entrepreneuring is in my blood, both my parents are entrepreneurs as well.”
Leander started a coaching business, so what does he do? “I coach people that have a problem or are stuck in a pattern they can’t escape from. People who are stuck and don’t know what to do with it. I talk to people and have a session with them.” He noticed that there are a lot of people struggling with giving presentations while Leander himself is very good at presenting. Leander wants to share what he’s capable of, that inspired him to help others. “The challenge for me lies in trying to understand someone else’s world, what a person is like and how I can help someone.”
Leander focuses on young people and students. ”They are often thinking a lot because they’re at school and have a lot to do. This makes it hard for them to keep up their motivations. Nerves, tension, a lot of emotions. I want to help people prevent a burn-out, and help those who are in a burn-out to get out of it.”
When asked what Leander wants to achieve with his business he smiles and replies: “A stronger country, a country where everyone stands in its full power. A country where people use all the potential they have. I want people to feel good so they can help others.” In five years Leander hopes to give his own seminars and workshops.
For residents of Ravel Residence Leander offers his coaching course with a 50% discount. In his course, he helps students to: “Become able to present with ease or to stay relaxed in project groups. To be more confident and spend less time caring about the opinions of others.”
Did you get curious about Leander, or interested in the coaching course? Contact him via firstname.lastname@example.org and while you’re at it have a look on his website leanderruivenkamp.nl.
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