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28
Jun

Onboarding, give it a year!

I have to warn you, before you start reading this. It is not just about learning. It is also about my first year as a mum. But just to be clear, it is not a blog about being a mum. There are a lot of those out there, and I am not that type. It is about onboarding. About how

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21
Jun

MapsTell chooses Pink Coat to outsource L&D activities for the next 3 years

Together with its network of accredited Guides, MapsTell works to create a World of Understanding. Our products, training and applications have been developed with the vision that every person and every organisation should have the opportunity to grow. To make this happen, the company delivers accreditation programs to existing freelance and in-house trainers to be able to work with the

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29
Mar

Pink Coat needed a breath of fresh air

2017 was quite the year… First of all, for me personally as I became a mum. Because of my leave I have had something I never had in my life. 3 weeks of doing nothing, and being unable to do anything. And then 3 months of not working. That gives you time to reflect. After my leave I decided to

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11
Jan

Learning 2017: Blog 2. Smart people saying smart things at Learning 2017

Sometimes quotes and oneliners of speakers are enough to get a lot out of. I always get inspired by specific things people say. Whether there very conscious of choosing their words like Michelle Obama or whether they also like to try out new things like Julian Stodd, words are always somehow chosen in the brain to express thoughts. So for

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12
Dec

Learning 2017: Blog 1. Key take aways.

Keep things short and simple is the message. We don’t read lengthy articles and watch video’s longer than 30 seconds. Unless it truly touches our intrinsic motivation. With that in mind I have cut my complete set of notes from Learning 2017 into 5 blogs. This first one is about my 4 take aways. Learning is developing yourself Within Pink

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28
Dec

Two words for L&D: Analysis and self development

2016 has been an interesting year for the world of Learning and Development. We have seen major changes in the workplace of the L&D industry, more and more people starting their own business, independent consultants going back on the pay roll, more and more technology providers emerging and people struggling to find their way in the immense amount of new

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26
Oct

Pink Coat a year down the line

21st October 2016 Pink Coat’s 1 year anniversary has led to a lot of congratulations and amazingly sweet messages. Thank you so much for that! According to you guys the first year has been as success. That’s my assumption based on your reactions. And they made me blush. I hadn’t realized it that much to be honest, although I know

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19
Feb

The power of a training design

2 weeks ago I attended a very special training program. A whole weekend, or actually 3 days, no phone, no smartwatch (Yes…) 50 strangers, 2 trainers and more importantly no idea what to expect. For years friends have encouraged me to go to “Be The Change”, in the Netherlands famous for the tv show “Over de streep”. And this particularly

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29
Jan

Starting Pink Coat

Starting the business of Pink Coat, what sets us apart? So the plan was to relax and recover from a crazy year with a lot of travel and start the business on the 1st of October. That is not quite what happened. From the moment the blog went online the phone has not stopped ringing. Totally overwhelmed have I been

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12
Nov

3 take aways from Learning 2015

If you go to an international conference like Learning 2015 for the first time you have no idea what to expect. Which was the case for Janine and me last year. Everything is amazing, you meet lots of new people and hear all new things. So how would a second time be? Would we be amazed like we were the

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