:: B I O G R A P H Y
:: IN SUMMARY- Gert-Jan (1972) is from The Netherlands- Passion for People, Business, IT & Travel- Enthousiastic, Open Minded & Versatile- Energetic, Pragmatic & Analytical Skills- Excellent Written & Verbal Communication Skills- Determined though Social & Flexible, - Talent for Planning & Organization- Feel & Touch in Leading People & Teams- Advanced Experience: Information Technology, Travel Industry, Interim Management & Coaching- Prefered Roles: Project Lead, Scrum Master & Coach
Succes due to Passion for People & Business
Showing Leadership & Involvement
:: PERSONALPeople know Gert-Jan as a Leading & Smart Working Person who Loves to Go for New Challenges with Corresponding Responsibilty. Besides being a Passionated Personality & Entrepeneur, there is more to tell about him ...Gert-Jan UytdeHaag is Born June 27, 1972 in the South-West part of The Netherlands, area Breda. He grew up in a Family of Five. His Parents had Their Own Business. He Experienced a Happy Youth in a Small Safe World. At the Age of Six, Gert-Jan got Diabetic. This was the Start of being Conscious to live a Balanced life with a Confident & Positive Attitude. He Succeeded ! Till today, Gert-Jan's Health is in a Good Condition.In his Spare Time, Gert-Jan is again a Passionated Man. He loves to discover the Deeper Meaning of Life & above all to Experience Life. Travelling & his Kids are his two Biggest Passions. Being at Home & spending time with them fulfills him the Most. Travelling is the ideal way to Explore his Inner & Outer World. He recommends: Everybody should do ! Music is his third Passion. Nowadays Latin Music & Salsa are his Favorites. These Sounds & Moves give him a big Smile ... Also Asian Sounds from India & Tibet have a Positive Effect, Specially during Meditation & Retreatments.In 2003, Gert-Jan and his wife Karin became Parents for the First Time. Their Only Daughter was Born. Later in 2007 & 2010 They Repeated with Two Boys. Unfortunately Gert-Jan & Karin went through a Divorce in 2013. This event, and in Particular the Aftermath, had a Big Impact for Gert-Jan. Nobody ever Expected ...When You meet Gert-Jan, you will notice he is not 'an Average Guy'. Caused by his Personality, Vision of life, Influences of Buddhism, his Life Experiences, Interest for Philosophy, Travel & Business Experiences, he has a Realistic View to Life & Circumstances. You can Say: 'he went through The School of Life'. Besides this, Gert-Jan is One of 'Going out of the Comfortzone', Not Only for Himself, He also Motivates Others to do.A lot of people often are Positive Surprised by him. Reason for Gert-Jan to Tell them: 'Start Working with Me and Experience Life in a More Challenging & Different Way'. It made him a Person with Extra Oridinary & Amazing Experiences, as well for himself as his Loved Ones. Pronunciations often used by Gert-Jan: 'Making Mistakes is Allowed, Go for it', 'Explore Your World', 'Enjoy The Happiness' & 'Go for the Team Spirit'. Mentioning some Skills of Gert-Jan: he likes Planning and Organizing new Projects & Processes. In that way his Education & Entrepeneurship are both Welcoming & Complementary. After his Study 'Management, Economics & Law' at the High School of Utrecht, Gert-Jan followed up & Achieved his Graduation for Microsoft Certified System Engineer. Later in his Career, he Studied Much More in Managing, Business & Technology.Besides Working, Studying, Travelling & Spending Time with his Loved Ones, Gert-Jan Loves Doing Sports. This in the Way he Keeps his Body & Mind 'in shape'. Fitness, Playing Tennis & Chess, but also Yoga & Meditation are Daily Practiced by him. Especially keeping the Mind 'in Condition' is Most Important to live a Balanced Life. It makes that a Person gets More Out of Life in getting done, but also in Much More Moments of Happiness.In the education of Their Children, Gert-Jan & Karin Spend a lot of time Attention to these Important Values. Their Children Train & Play in Dance, Tennis & Hockey on regularly Base. Complementary there is Attention for relaxation, Laugh & Communication, Having Joy & Fun, a Good Sleep, Meditation & Personal Coaching. Together with Travelling the World, It results in Happy & Balanced kids with 'a World View & Understanding'.
Regurarly, People are Positive Surprised of the Motivated & Realistic View Gert-Jan has towards Life & Circumstances
:: CAREERGert-Jan started his Career in 1996 in Information Technology. He has been involved in IT for Over 20 years Now. At the time Gert-Jan started, Information Technology just came Up & became Booming Business. In the First Five Years of Gert-Jan's Career, he Served as Microsoft Certified System Engineer. A Time he remembers as Exciting; Everything was New & Challenging for Him.In the 15 years following Up, Gert-Jan fulfilled Significant Challenges in Providing Service in Leadership, Scrum, Project- & Process Management for Many Organisations. Through Secondment & Freelance Strength he Obtained Interesting Assignments. Gert-Jan was in Charge of The Daily Management of Data Centers, but he also went for Software Development Teams and Projects with the Aim of Setting Up & Managing Call Centers. In his Revu Hardware & Software Migrations Passed. And Establishment & Daily Management of a Full Repair line for Samsung Electronics.After 10 Years in Career, Gert-Jan's Focus Extended by New Experiences. With the same Dedication as in Information Technology, he also Entered the Travel Industry. A Business which has a lot of Corresponding Leads & Activities comparing to IT-related Environments. Since Some Years Gert-Jan Combines his Different Roles in Both Industries.Within his Career the Opportunity of Training & Coaching Presented Itself. During a Year Gert-Jan was a Teacher & Mentor for Students in the Age of 16-20 years old at a High School. He Liked to Work with the Young Adults, the School Environment However was Less Fun. Not really a Challenging Experience, so that was a Short Run.For the future, Gert-Jan wants to Continue in Various Segments. This Involves Of Course Information Technology & Travel. But Also Coaching & Training. 'You have to do what you Like & for Me it's a Combination Of ...' he recently Said. In Information Technology He Wants to Go for Roles focussed on Coaching Projects & People. The Role of Scrum Master he Preferes The Most. In the Position of Training & Coaching, He likes to Coach People with Challenges in Entrepeneurship, in Life, in Mind. Looking at his Own Life; Gert-Jan is Convinced he can use his Knowledge & Experience in Taking Care to Serve Others in Training & Coaching.
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:: TRAVELAt the start of his Career Gert-Jan also got involved in Travel. What started with just a holiday of 5 weeks, grew in the years to Travel Experiences from Months to Years. Yes, he got Addicted to Travelling. In Between all the Studies & Hard working in Information Technology, Gert-Jan started in 2008 his Own Travel Company. It's was a Brilliant Start, till two facts happened; An Economic Crisis in The Netherlands & a Divorce with his Partner Karin. Afterwards Gert-Jan toke the right Decision: He Quit the Business Temporary. After the financial part regarding the divorce was done, Gert-Jan made New Plans to Restart his Business.In The last half Year, Gert-Jan Repacked his stuff, Contacted his Previous Connections & Gathered all Information Needed. He Travelled to the other sides of the World and combined The Pleasant of Voluntary work with The Focus on Rebuilding his Company Activities & Exploring New Areas. The time is Right Now to Go for it !If You are Interested in Travelling & to See something of the World ... Gert-Jan Promotes Everyone to Go & Explore The World !- Travelling Opens Your Eyes, Not Only Outer, But Specially Inner! Your Ability to see Relationships in Facts, in Habits, in Cultural Behaviors - To Observe, Similarities & Differences within Others, But as well in Yourself- Travelling Causes Growth in the Sense of Developing More Empathy, Patience & Gratitude- Travelling Shows You Beautiful Pictures & Sceens of Nature, Animals, People, Cultures, Foods, Markets and What ever More ... - Travelling Stimulates to become 'Your Own Photographer' of Experiences & Adventures. You will Carry them in Your Backpack for a Lifetime- Moments to Refer, to Grab Back & to Reflect to ... Specially when You need them the Most ...
:: CONSCIOUSNESSAfter his Sabbitcal of one Year in 2001 / 2002, Gert-Jan Developed More & More Interest in 'Questions of The World'. Of Course the Biggest Question Included for Most People; 'Why are we here ?' But he also was Curious about Information 'How to Control Your Mind in a Better Way'. His Necessity in this way 'Caused' his Curiosity.Gert-Jan Started Reading, Followed Courses and had Lots of Conversations with Likeminded People. Later he Started Following Classes in Buddhism, Meditation, Yoga & he even Read The Backgrounds of The Bible, The Koran & The Vedas. Together with all His Travel Experiences which Continued, with All his Troubles in Life, Combined together with The Gathered Information, Gert-Jan is Since a Couple of Years ready to 'Serve & Help' People.In this Way Gert-Jan has Made Specific Programs & Courses to Develop People in their Needs. These Programs & Courses are Set Up & Arranged in that way Interested People can Easy Understand & Practice in Daily Manner. The Programs involve Info about Mindfulness Techniques, KI-Energy Theory & Practices, Affirmations, Self Awareness, etc ...
Mr. GJ UytdeHaag
Amsterdam, The Netherlands