I’m a trainer and coach in Economic Policy Analysis and Project Management in Small Island Economies.
I live in a Small Island Development State, Curacao, just like you.
My mission is to train and coach you to become an expert in macro economic analysis and policy implementation. So you can help your people get ahead and get the best out of their lives. We can do this by focusing on how to create great policy notes, manage great projects and be on the top of all the projects on your desk. You will be seen as the expert in your field so you get a better paycheck and feel on top of the game.
You can then manage your career and spend more time with your family. Whether you later on move to become a manager or decide to start your own business like I did, that’s your own choice. That is the journey I want to start with you.
How did I get to this mission?
Let me tell you my story
As a professional in the small island economy of Curaçao in the Caribbean, I use the most modern smart internet technology in my business and my Masterclasses to run many projects. My life is easy and I get my deadlines and complete my projects. My life has not always been like this.
Data all scattered over the place
At the beginning of my career at the Department of Economic Affairs my business life was like this:
- Most important economic data was scattered all over the place
- Several spreadsheets with economic data in several departments
- Many projects with competing deadlines
- Many stakeholders without a common view
- A dynamic and stressful environment
- Long working hours, several competing priorities and deadlines, making a lot of mistakes, and feeling you are out of control, lost. How could this be? I had my Masters in Economics, didn’t I?
At the height of my career on Curacao, the Prime Minister asked me to work for her. In the National Recovery Bureau. I worked two months for her but other duties called. I had to move to the Netherlands. Changed jobs. I got a better paid job. Because when I showed them the macro economic model during my job interview, they said: If you can build that, you are in. So I became a business analyst working on a trade floor checking on many traders in energy products in the Netherlands.
Different environment, but same complexity of data as on the small island I came from. I never forgot the system and principles I learned. While working in the private sector for several companies in dynamic environments (energy companies, banks, government, marketing and trading), I improved the system with focus on project and task management.
I learned that once you have your data and information organized, you could analyze more complex information and manage multiple projects. Instead of policy projects I had to manage business projects. It does not matter whether you work for the government or a private organization. I also learned how to manage the processes around me and to use internet technology to get my job and projects done smarter. In the last 10 years I learned how the internet can help a policy advisor, knowledge worker and projectmanager get the work done.
After completing many interesting projects as a project- and program manager in Europe, I returned to my home Curacao.
So that’s my story, up till now. In a nutshell. What does that mean for you?
I want to share this knowledge with you.
I had to make mistakes. I had to feel the pressure, miss the deadlines, feel the stress. Not able to deliver for the many stakeholders. But this does not have to be like this. I know a system and a way of working on a policy department, that can get you out of that zone. You can be on top of your work. You can excel.
That’s why I choose to become a trainer and coach for policy advisors like you in small island economies. My mission is to teach policy advisors and their managers in the 51 Small Island Economies in the world everything I know. But be sure, it is not going to be a stressful experience. I have created a nice experience and service where you are alowed to make mistakes. You are allowed to play and experiment. I give you everything I know so you can succeed. I combine the use of internet technology, because on small island economies technology can give you the edge.
I have been there, I know what I talk about, I know what challenges you have. People say, I am generous, I give more than I take, in each interaction. My mission is to help you get to the next level to achieve your goals.
So in summary you can:
- You have a system to organize all your relevant data, and always have the overview of what is relevant and important?
- You know exactly which tasks you need to do this week, next week or this quarter to reach your goals?
- You can manage the expectations of your stakeholders and customers in your organization and outside your organization?
- You can scan and forecast important trends and developments in your business, so the future is more secure?
- You could produce quality reports and presentation with reliable data?
- Your projects run smoothly?
- You could go home early and spend valuable time with your family and you do more in less time?
So what do you do now:
If you want to start a conversation with me you can link with me on Linkedin, on Facebook via my business site Policy in Paradise. You can follow me on Twitter or send me a question you are having in your mind and can’t solve. You can download the free macro economic model of Grenada to get a feeling of what is possible. If you want to receive my updates with free information to help you in your day to day job, please subscribe to my newsletter. Go to the homepage and fill in your name and email and you will get a free masterclass.