It’s hard to describe just how impactful Paul’s session was. From the time that a hush fell over the room when he began describing his ordeal, to the genuine human impact of seeing his family on screen and understanding how big a role they played in his life and his ability to overcome his illness, he was able to captivate everyone in the room. The difference between Paul and many other speakers is how genuine he is. He is a real person, talking about a real life situation and explaining, in stark detail, how it made him feel. It’s powerful, difficult to listen to at times because of how raw it is and, frankly, life altering. For business executives, there's no better way to learn that no matter how difficult a situation, there's always opportunity in adversity ... Thank you, Paul!
Raed Hergli - Managing Director, Government Affairs& Policy- Middle East, North Africa and Turkey at General Electric
Within Capgemini we believe it is important that we facilitate our Young Professionals in their professional and personal growth. We do this in various ways, of course with training, but perhaps just as important are our network meetings. We organize these twice a year, together with the target group. The target group therefore always determines the topic that is current at that time. Now there was a great need to talk to each other and connect about work-life balance. We initially asked Paul to be our keynote speaker, but actually from the start of the process he has done much more than that. We really shaped the program together, creating a nice form of partnership. I've heard Paul's story a total of three times and I continue to find it impressive every time. Our Young Professionals were also impressed . Words that resonate are: balance, direction, resilience, living in the now. A wise life lesson. I can wholeheartedly recommend Paul in contributing to an interesting program!
Sacha van der Velde - HR Manager Insights & Data at Capgemini
Paul Ramakers story kicks inn! We had the honor of having Paul speaking at our leadership meeting. He creates a world of recognition in business by going through the story of his career and then immediately increasing the tension and emotion by telling the real story and taking people on that journey. He leaves a clear impression and gives people enough tools to think about how they want to organize their lives, both privately and professionally. A great opportunity for a follow-up session and especially deepening.
Henk Venema - Managing Director DHL Netherlands
I didn't know Paul for a long time when 'it happened'. The way he dealed with the situation made me concerned. I wondered when that black day would come when that smile and positivity would turn into depression? But that day did not come. Paul can explain the underlying reason in great detail, from that day on I also look at life differently and deal with negative events differently. I asked Paul to speak for our Young Potentials group and the Bussines Club Horst and it was a fantastic evening! In the days that followed, various people who were present made different choices because of the insight Paul gave them. Thank You!
Rob Linders - CEO Janssen Group of Companies
Wow....., goosebumps, occasionally swallowing a tear and above all a lot of inspiration. During our vitality event for corporate clients, Paul shared his gripping, powerful and inspiring story about an unexpected and very drastic change and how his life has changed drastically since then. From the moment he started to the end he had the full attention of the audience. It was an inspiring story about what really matters in the end and makes you think about your own way of life and the future. A story of resilience, balance and turning things around completely. Magnificent!"
Helen Bours - Team financieel gezond leven - Rabobank