United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the #sdgs #globalgoals #UNglobalgoals or #developmentgoals are a framework set by the United Nations, set in 2015 with a target of guiding global development towards 2030. How much do you know about these and how are you involved?

2019 Rise and Lead Summit The Hague

On 19-20 September 2019, I had the pleasure of both attending and speaking at the Rise & Lead Summit in The Hague. This was the second annual summit, now spread over two days instead of one. I was very disappointed to have to miss the 2018 Rise & Lead Summit due to a back injury. … Continue reading 2019 Rise and Lead Summit The Hague

2019 Launch Yourself Event

I attended this personal branding "Launch Yourself Event" at the Park Theatre in Eindhoven, the Netherlands on Monday 24 June 2019. It was aimed at two target groups - those looking for work, and those with their own business. Despite the English language event name, it was held completely in the Dutch language. I'm fairly … Continue reading 2019 Launch Yourself Event

2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

On Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th June 2019, I had the amazing experience of attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (#GES2019) in The Hague, the Netherlands. Co-hosted by the governments of the United States and the Netherlands, it showcased the depth and breadth of innovations that are improving lives around the world, and the critical role … Continue reading 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Welcome to the Zestee Blog

Welcome to the Zestee blog - this is a treasure trove of nearly a decade of my favourite topics, articles, resources, book reviews, summaries of events I've been to and more.  You can navigate by scrolling, or via the category and archive dropdowns in the sidebar (or below if you are on a mobile device). … Continue reading Welcome to the Zestee Blog

2018 Rise and Lead Women Summit The Hague

Two months from today, on 27 September 2018, I'll be attending and speaking at the Rise and Lead Women Summer in The Hague.  With an amazing list of speakers, you can grab a great deal on early bird tickets, but still get a bargain on full price tickets if you miss out.  Student ticket prices … Continue reading 2018 Rise and Lead Women Summit The Hague

2018 Ideas from Europe Final, The Hague

Yesterday I had the absolute pleasure of attending the #ideasfromeurope final in The Hague.  Two years ago, I attended this event, which was then TEDxBinnenhof.  Again it was held in the spectacular #ridderzaal (Knight's Hall) in #thehague. Twelve innovative ideas were showcased, each addressing global challenges: Modern antenatal care, Julien Penders, Bloomlife, Belgium Supporting the development … Continue reading 2018 Ideas from Europe Final, The Hague

New Toastmasters communication and leadership group – HUT (The) Hague University Toastmasters

In the past, I've been a member of Toastmasters and found it to be a fantastic way to improve my speaking and leadership skills and confidence.  I started as a member of the Young Achievers Toastmasters group in Brisbane, way back in the late 90's, and still have some friends today from that club.  One, … Continue reading New Toastmasters communication and leadership group – HUT (The) Hague University Toastmasters

5 Valuable Tips for Better Business Communication

Every day, business professionals communicate with everyone from co-workers to managers, business partners, suppliers, employees, customers and others. Communication is critical not only for your personal career, but also for the success of your business as a whole. Whether in person, over the phone, via email or on social media, the way you communicate will … Continue reading 5 Valuable Tips for Better Business Communication

Five tips for starting a business in The Netherlands

If you would like to start a business in The Netherlands, there is plenty of information online in Dutch, but only limited support in English.  Despite this, The Netherlands is a great place for startups.  So here is a summary of some of my experiences and a few recommended resources to get you started. 1. … Continue reading Five tips for starting a business in The Netherlands