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
On Saturday 9 February 2019, I attended the first Facebook Community Leadership Circle in Amsterdam. Held at the beautiful and super cool Impact Hub Amsterdam, it was an inspiring and interesting event. Of the 16 community leaders that attended, we calculated that our communities together total almost two million members! This event provided us with … Continue reading Facebook Community Leadership Circles Amsterdam #1
On Thursday 7 February 2019, I attended the New Business Summit in The Hague. It was held at the Zuid Holland Provincehuis, an amazing building that I've walked by several times but never been inside....until now! https://youtu.be/9M6_GZaRGvc Hosted by the World Startup Factory, this interesting event brought together startups, stakeholders and investors. Aditya Putta did … Continue reading 2019 New Business Summit The Hague
Rise & Lead Women started as a summit in 2018 in The Hague, the Netherlands and has grown into a movement, under the inspirational leadership of Ebere Akadiri. Recognising the need for entrepreneurs to continue to connect with each other between conferences, Rise & Lead also offer a quarterly "Connect2Grow" session. The first was held … Continue reading 2019 Rise and Lead Connect2Grow
On Thursday 24 January 2019, I attended the Webwinkel Vakdagen (Ecommerce Expo). Held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, this two day event showcased everything about ecommerce. https://www.webwinkelvakdagen.nl/en Attendance is free, and I went along both out of personal interest but also to research the latest trends for the modules I teach at The Hague University of … Continue reading 2019 Webwinkel Vakdagen (Ecommerce Expo) the Netherlands
On 24 January 2019, I attended the NOT Fair in Utrecht. This name makes English speakers smile, and I was alerted to this by English Coach Buffi Duberman in a video she shared on Facebook. In Dutch NOT stands for the Nationale Onderwijs Tentoonstelling (National Education Expo ) with a tagline "De sleutel voor beter … Continue reading 2019 NOT Fair (National Education Expo the Netherlands)
I first heard of John Hattie last year, when his book "Making Learning Visible" was one of our texts for the teacher training course I followed at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. As an Australian living in the Netherlands, it was a nice extra bonus to hear he's from "my part of the world" … Continue reading John Hattie: Making Learning Visible
Natali Drake is a communications consultant, author and public speaker. At The Hague University of Applied Sciences she is a guest lecturer in the Masters programme on Corporate Storytelling and Self Branding. Her fiction novels are written under the pen name of N J Simmonds.