for the consequences. “
Niek’s story is not just another story of someone who got an accident and saw the light. It is a story about love, pain, dead semen, strength, a puppy, hospitality, perseverance, humor and success. Niek’s story is one that has already provided thousands of people with inspiration – and he hopes to inspire many thousands more.
In 2010, being twenty-eight years old, Niek crashed his motorbike and woke up with a spinal lesion that left him paralyzed him from the chest down. He also got a rare ‘perk’: a syrinx. This is a cavity in his spinal cord that constantly threatens his remaining working muscle functions.
A spinal cord injury and a syrinx: you don’t even wish those two on your worst enemy. However, Niek thinks differently. According to him, this is the ideal combination for real fighters. To his opinion: “As long as we can live with it, we must certainly do so”. And we need to do it well! So, eight years after his accident, he is now married to his occupational therapist, he is a father of three beautiful daughters, he has built a low-energy house, and he speaks as an inspirational speaker to thousands of people, in the Netherlands as well as the rest of the world (100+ keynotes per year). He teaches people that the key to happiness might be embracing your pain and his blogs have been read 200,000 times. His motto: Happiness is not in your legs. Happiness is a choice.
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Do you want to hear Niek’s story live in your organization? Are you in a transformation, or are you unsure about the future, or do you just want to celebrate with your team? Anything is possible! please contact us. You will be sitting at the edge of your seat, feel astonished and get a ‘once of a lifetime experience‘. We promise that every listener will leave the room with new inspiration.
Besides inspiring you with his story, Niek also likes to be on stage to inspire you on topics such as customer focus, healthcare and change management.
One day, Niek realizes that he has chosen a profession in which he works with people all day, but never really learned anything about humans during all his education. He decided to catch up and gain the knowledge he missed. He now learns (more) about SCIL, NLP, psychology and visits every guru, and absorbs everything that has to do with personal development. read more about Niek’s personal story.