Meet The Team
Juliette is one of the 400 volunteers at Make-A-Wish. Make-A-Wish grants the sweetest wish of seriously ill children. It is not only about the wish day itself, but the road to it also provides many positive moments because the children are activated to be occupied with their wish. It's great to be involved in a foundation that has such an impact on children and their families in such a difficult time!
I am one of the countless people that longed being around horses since I can think. And who are kept humble by them, regardless of any achievements in career & life, as the majority of us will never ever master the art that is horse riding.
My motivation to be part of this initiative is for those sick children to know they are not alone. Whatever their circumstances, we have not forgotten about them. And egoistically: to work with this inspiring group of individuals on bringing the event to life is a source of great joy for me
I have been riding since I was 12, which made me a horse lover, not at all (yet) a champion. My business activities are in tailor-made fragrance creation, production and sales in Asia, in Europe we are operating as Brands & Scents Consultants BV. I am very active as a volunteer for Rotary International, organizing events for Nyenrode University alumni and also a mentor teaching students managing companies.
Make-a-Wish has an enormous impact in the recovery of sick children. This is my major motivation to work for and to support this amazing project where we as Rotarians, together with Make-a-Wish, top olympic riders and Prinsenhoeve stables are putting together our time, experience and network to create an exclusive horse event to raise funds and make sick children happy. What could be more satisfactory than this?
Horses have run in my family for several generations. From my great grandfather who was in the cavalry, to my father who rode field hunts in England (without the fox). I loved horses from a young age. But since my brother is allergic - especially to horses - my parents discouraged me to get involved with them. That worked for a long time but in the end the love for horses concurred and now I can’t imagine my life without these majestical creatures.
I am very excited to join this initiative and support Make-A-Wish and give sick children the opportunity to step into a different world for one day and forget about their illness. I believe in the transformational power of positive energy, love, attention and hope. Doing what I love, getting involved with other enthusiast and helping others at the same time is an opportunity I wouldn’t miss.
Operating with a life vision towards generating a positive impact where people and organisations can flourish, I am inspired and energised by powerful connections and transformative collaborations.
I have been fortunate in life to experience ‘generous genes’ and seen the goodness that ripples outwards from this. As ‘People of Action”, we Rotarians have a strong desire to exercise our ‘generous genes’ and make a difference in this world by doing good for humanity and helping our society. It’s therefore hugely rewarding to be part of ‘Riders for Good’ project, a catalyst of generous genes of Rotarians, ‘Make a Wish”, top Olympic riders, Prinsenhoeve stables, and not least the horses, to raise funds and spark joy and happiness to the inner world of a sick child. Having ridden a horse only twice, I am excited to be closely involved in the power of connection between man and the magnificent yet humble horse, which has for over 3000 years helped to advance human civilisation.