Not tomorrow, but now
Not tomorrow, but now. A small, energetic baby in a loving family in Nieuw-Vennep. Adopted from Medellin, Colombia. As a baby curious, energetic and happy. As a toddler, always covered in bruises and bumps because I explore my physical limitations.
Around the time I became a teenager, my father gave me the book ‘Not Tomorrow, but Now’ (by Dr. W. Dyer, original English title ‘Your Erroneous Zones’). A first encounter with the impact a positive mindset can have on my life. As a university student, I became more interested in personal development, leadership and spirituality. Relatively young, I was concerned with questions such as: what drives me, what are my deepest values, who am I and what do I stand for? Reflection has become a very important part of my life.
‘As an entrepreneur, my mission is for people to enjoy themselves in and with the companies we establish, build and expand’
Who am I? I love challenges. Then and now. Staying active is really important to me (hockey, surfing, skiing, running and most recently road biking), it gives me inspiration and energy. I also seek out challenges in entrepreneurship: building Interim Valley with a driven and enthusiastic team. And of course, enjoying life to the fullest with Carina and Lauren, my wife and daughter.
As an entrepreneur, my mission is for people to enjoy themselves in and with the companies we establish, build and expand. And to help everyone within these companies be the best version of themselves they can be. Day in day out, this mission gives me the inspiration, motivation, and energy to be positive, driven and passionate.
From Colombia to Amsterdam. Not tomorrow, but now. And if I might add: not tomorrow, not yesterday, but now. What matters is who you want to be, that you dare to act accordingly and live in the moment. Not your background or where you come from. To me, that is the essence of Live Your Potential.
Interim Valley Talks with Els Visser
Els Visser is a professional triathlete. She studied medicine at Utrecht University and has a PhD in surgery. In 2014, she survived a shipwreck in Indonesia. In short: Els is a woman with a story. On 26 March she told this story to our own Adriaan de Heer during an online edition of Interim Valley Talks. It was a stimulating conversation to which viewers contributed by sending in their questions. The result? Numerous takeaways that are highly applicable to a corporate career. Here they are.
Leaders in Finance
Interim Valley is proud to sponsor the Leaders in Finance podcast.
On Leaders in Finance, Jeroen Broekema delves into the motivations and people behind the financial sector’s leaders on a personal level. Jeroen is convinced that, within the financial sector, we need to talk more. On his podcast, he offers guests plenty of space to tell their story: professional as well as private. The personal approach Jeroen takes, combined with the focus on the financial sector in which Interim Valley works, was the reason we decided to collaborate with Leaders in Finance.
Before starting this podcast, Jeroen Broekema was CEO of Funding Circle Nederland. He started his career at ABN AMRO.