My journey

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MEINDERT VAN WENSEN

1977

Born in The Hague, the Netherlands. My dad is the breadwinner of the family; my mom is a Stay At Home Mom and takes care of my older brother and me.

Life motto of the family – “Family First“. It resulted in a safe, uncomplicated and loving childhood.

1989

The start of a bumpy high school career.

1997

Goodbye parental home. Hello student life.

2003

Bachelor of Commerce. All set. Time to build up my professional career. Not for me.

Emigrated to the remote village of Caraz, at the end of the Callejon de Huaylas, high up in the Peruvian Andes. To restore an abandoned flower farm.

2004

Foundation of my own company: Atlantic Connection Consultancy (ACC).  The best excuse for me to keep on travelling the world, meet interesting people and develop new business.

2009

I fall in love with Beatrice.


2012

The wedding. We have our first child Julius. A dual-income household in Amsterdam.

2013

I start an Executive Master in Finance; many late evenings and long weekends later I am a Master in Finance.


All set again.


2014

My first major career move: International Sales Manager at one of the leading Dutch greenhouse companies.

2016

We have our second child Alexia. We decide to accept an international job-offer for my wife.

2017

We emigrate with the family to Lucerne, Switzerland. The Dutch website Vrouw.nl makes a movie series of our move.

My second major career move: Full Time Stay At Home Dad (SAHD) with a 6 months old daughter, a 4 year old son. No social security-net to rely on.

The two day course How2Talk2Kids ignited a fire in me. I found my passion for kids, their development and the impact of parenting.

I am eager to become a Self-Made-SAHD and start a blog #MyDaddyTalks.

I continued acquiring knowledge about my passion. Finished Neufeld – Intensive I: Making Sense of Kids.

2018 

Completed Neufeld Intensive II: The Separation Complex.

I organize the Fatherhood Cafe once a month and talk about parenting with fellow dads.

Interview by the Dutch parenting magazine Ouders Van Nu.

2019

Hosted several Beers & Braids event in Luzern.

Released the 6.5 hour / 108 lectures Online Udemy Course: Unleash your talent to parent.

2020

Due to Covid19 I reinvented myself and transformed the Positive Parenting Workshop into the LIVE online Zoom workshop: THE LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS.

2021 

Got my Coaching Diploma at Nonons. Pick and choose a date + time for a 15 minute conversation with Meindert.

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