Career advice for executives

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Professionals about their career switch

Work-life balance, a different industry, learning new skills, more impact… there are many reasons to consider a career switch. But when push comes to shove, it isn’t always so obvious. What’s the best step from here? In what industry or corporate culture will you thrive? Will your skills and strengths be appreciated? Will you be able to keep developing yourself? And how do you know the time is right? It helps to hear how other people dealt with similar situations in order to figure out where you stand. At Top of Minds, we speak to interesting professionals every day. About their consulting exit, about the winding path to CEO of CFO level, and about career choices they had to make along the way. And we’re proud to share some of the most gripping and inspiring stories with you.

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Career advice – where profit and purpose meet

Simanta Das, Founder & Hans Jakop Burkens CEO of Aurelius Life

Top of Minds spoke about Social responsibility and sustainability with both the founder and the CEO of Aurelius Life.

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Career advice on moving from corporate to SMEs

CCO

Plenty of professionals toy with the idea of leaving the well-worn corporate ladder and making their own way in the SME landscape. In 2018, Melanie Meskers took ...

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Career advice from Bo Budé

Consultant bij Bain & Company

"The client entrusts us with important strategic issues. We can only solve them if we work together. That includes an open feedback culture."

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Career advice from Judith Koetsveld

Projectmanager

Judith Koetsveld has taken her business administration background and built a career at Bisnez, a consulting and project management firm. Top of Minds talked to her ...

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Career advice from Jeroen Mustert

CEO bij HG

"I like how high Michael Jordan sets the bar"

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Career advice from Stephan Hartgers

VP Digital Strategy

"If your employer changes because of an acquisition, you have to make a conscious decision to stay or to go." - Stephan Hartgers

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Career advice from Stefan Terink

Marketing & Sales Director at Smurfit Kappa

Stefan,Marketing & Sales Director at Smurfit Kappa: “Personal development, growth opportunities, and challenges are important drivers for me”

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Career advice – specialize in digital

Senior Manager

In 2016, Daan Kakebeeke and Scarlett Hendrichs both decided to enhance their consulting careers at Bain & Company with a Berkeley Haas MBA. Two years later, they returned ...

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Career advice from Sarah Chu

Consultant at Bain & Company

“A few years of strategy consulting at a top tier firm will certainly increase your ‘career capital’.” - Sarah Chu, Consultant at Bain & Company

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Career advice from Andrej Bjegovic

Business Unit Lead European Distribution Markets and Exports

“You need to be able to simplify issues. Properly breaking them down is the first step of tackling them." Andrej Bjegovic, Business Unit Lead at Kraft Heinz

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Interview with Christina Mueller

Marketing Director Benelux

Kraft Heinz is shifting towards a brand-led business model. They’re scouting the best marketing professionals and recently hired Christina Mueller as the new Marketing Director ...

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A better job? You need a better boss!

When you’re looking for something new, it’s important to know what you’re after. For most people, the first points on their list are ...

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Interview with Quinten Selhorst & Maarten Poot

Quinten Selhorst and Maarten Poot are ex-strategy consultants and co-founders of start-up felyx. It takes guts to be an entrepreneur. And an excellent idea. Which is ...

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Interview with Carlos Faria

Managing Director Benelux at The Kraft Heinz Company

In 2018, Carlos Faria was able to take an immense leap in his career at Kraft Heinz. He was promoted to Managing Director Benelux at the age ...

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Interview with Michiel van Ogtrop

Co-Founder

Michiel van Ogtrop is one of the founders of the successful scale-up Travelteq. With their stylish yet functional travel and laptop bags they provide their customers ...

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