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I have come to know Rivka as a very driven professional, who with her heart for public affairs [in Rotterdam we say ‘her heart is on fire’] is committed to coloring the world a little more beautiful. She is very proactive and can lead complex projects, works very purposefully and accurately, with well-developed empathy. She is truly a people person and is purely connective, always focused on the higher goal and not on her own ego. She also has a healthy dose of humor and self-deprecation, which makes it very pleasant to work with her. I can wholeheartedly recommend her to both public and private clients, as well as in the field of guidance and coaching of groups of people and individuals. This characterizes her versatility and broad employability. Give her the space she deserves and you have a golden choice!

PROF.DR.IR. J. (JAN) ROTMANS, Prof. Dutch Research Institute for Transitions, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

The only constant in our lives is change.
Are you the manager who is aware of this and at the same time finds it okay not to be at the front of the queue with development projects but still wants to stay inspired? Then have a cup of tea or coffee with Rivka. She offers really great trainings and workshops. With her enthusiasm and insights she will give you and your team the energy that makes you happy but also connects you.
Are you that manager who sees change as an opportunity? You are not afraid of the unknown, realistic enough to know that you cannot predict everything? You see different cultures collide and you know that there will be moments when you just don’t know what to do and you long for a project leader who not only keeps you on track strategically by asking sharp questions, but also takes a lot of work off your hands.
Congratulations! Rivka is that energetic, involved, critically constructive but also practical minded professional who has the right mix of skills to take you and your organization to the best result.

BERRY JACOBS – VAN DONGEN, Program Manager VIE life in motion, Municipality of Kerkrade

I have had the pleasure to work with Rivka on a number of projects within the municipality of Vaals. She has perseverance, innovative ideas and strategic thinking skills which enable her to bring projects to a successful result, but also to lift them to a higher level. Rivka makes connections between people and ideas which results in optimal cooperation. I have learned a lot from her and she still inspires me daily with her vision and commitment to female leadership.
Rivka is an addition to every organization because of her expertise and as a person.

JAMIE KISTERS, Jurist, Provincie Limburg

I first met Rivka at the Vaals municipality. It was my first job in government, and Rivka helped me navigate the rough waters of not only being a civil servant, but also being a woman in a male environment. She was not only incredibly insightful and motivating, but also really good at her job as a strategist. I learned a lot from her then, and again when she trained me and a group of colleagues in a course, designed by her, on female leadership. I highly recommend her as a strategist, an inspirator, a coach.. and for the person she is.

JANNE ZWART, Policy Advisor Circular Economy, City of Maastricht

Actually, Rivka doesn’t need a recommendation. When you are in conversation with Rivka it is always “What you see, is what you get”: Open, straightforward, communicatively strong, passionate, innovative, has stamina. And (and this is a very beautiful phenomenon with Rivka): She is able to think and act on a high strategic level but is also able to translate all this into pragmatic, operational steps.

JAN KLOPPERS, Owner JKDS, Eindhoven