Culture matters

Time flyes. I am very busy planning, creating and arranging lots activities. But I am very happy to announce the newest event happening this Thursday.

Culture matters: A look at cultural identity, adaptation and belonging

Thursday, 5th of November, 19:30 at Vrije Academie Gemak in The Hague.
Free entrance.

“Culture Matters” is an interactive and informative talk about culture, identity and the sense of belonging. What is culture and how does it impact our daily life? And when we change the culture we are living in, do we adapt, integrate, assimilate or resist that change? The interplay between adapting and resisting this change makes migration one of the most powerful steps in someone’s life.

“Culture Matters” is part of Spotlight:Romania – A film and photography festival.

The workshop combines a presentation with practical exercises meant to make you aware of your own cultural lens. Questions, cultural anecdotes and remarks are also welcome.

Entrance to the event is free. The event starts at 19:30, but your are welcome earlier for a guided tour of the exhibition.

Spotlight:Romania (3 october- 8 november) is initiated and organized in The Hague by Eastwards in collaboration with Vrije Academie Gemak and De Nieuwe Regentes Theater and with the financial support of Fonds 1818 The Hague.
Due to positive response and many reactions, Spotlight:Romania exposition has been extended until the 28th of November. Check out the full program of Spotlight:Romania here.


I am a little proud. This week “Three Circles” features in the municipality newsletter N@twerk Delft.‘Durf_het_hardop_te_zeggen_’

And the titles says it all: Durf het… Dare to… A long time I had so many ideas in my head, so many dreams, so many projects, so many initiatives. But I kept postponing just doing all of them because I would not dare. I was afraid I was not ready, not good enough, not experienced enough. I kept discouraging myself while so many people around me would react in a very positive way to my ideas and dreams.

Slowly but steady I took the first step. I dared to go and register my firm. Yeah! And then I dared to share the news it with my friends. And then I dared to built a facebook page and a website. And then I dared to present my ideas and my creativity with strangers. And step by step, I gained more confidence in what I am doing. And I feel I am doing well. I feel that I am growing. And I feel that I am inspiring others which makes me feel even stronger about the path taken.

So, now I am a proper Delft entrepreneur. I not only dare to say so, I feel so. I hope you dare to take the next small but significant step in your life. I know you can!


“Dutch up your life”

Sometimes you meet someone and you have this, what we call in Dutch, “click” with someone. So I was with Jacintha from Neo Coaching. It was during a network meeting, we just started talking, had a nice “click” and decided we should meet and talk some more. And after a few fruitful brainstorm sessions we came up with a bunch of amazing workshops.

In October Neo Coaching & Three Circles start the workshop series “Dutch up your life!” specially designed for internationals in the Netherlands.
The workshops are in line with different stages of the expatriate life. From settling into your new home up to defining your life in the Netherlands and into Dutch business culture.

The workshops start in the last week of October. Exact time/dates/location will follow soon!

So….Join in and Dutch up your life!
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Dutch up your life

New trainings and workshops for TAOLA

The summer break is over, everybody is back form family visits, mountain climbing or sandy beaches. School has started over here and everything is getting back to the usual weekly rhythm. But I always loved going back to school. As I am now happy going back to work after a summer full of adventures and relaxation.

And there is so much to do. Dana and I have gotten together and planned our next training of “The Art of of Living Abroad” (TAOLA). We are very happy to announce a few dates where you can follow an introductory workshop on TAOLA. So you are very welcome to discover yourself what our training is about. And of course, you can register straight away for the trainings to start soon after.

N.B. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, this training is on hold for a while.  Asap as we’re ready, you will be informed .