Influencer Sherviliano Frans
Interview April 2019
Sherviliano, could you share with us some information of your family life?
My mother and father are still alive; I am living with my mother. I have 4 half-brothers from my father side, no sisters.
We became interested in interviewing you as we believe that you are sharing positive quotes via your social media outlets and we came to know you via a joint friend, Lucio Gallardo. Can you tell how this all started?
Yes, I founded Inspiration Motivation Curaçao (IMC) in 2016. Via my social outlets I share positive messages combined with pictures I take. In fact, I started writing these quotes to inspire mainly those family and friends that are dear to me. Since I wanted to wish them a good day. As time went by, this has grown into a page. The group I am reaching, has gradually grown overtime, as I didn’t limit my reach to my Loved Ones only. I can reach about 18.000 people now via Facebook just by posting a picture of some scenic view in Curaçao accompanied by an inspiring text.
I started writing around 2012 as I also use WhatsApp to spread my quotes and images. I can remember this clearly, as I visited the World Youth Day in 2011 in Spain, organized by the Catholic Church. Soon afterwards, I started writing. I write rather easily and I get my inspiration from life, for example as I visit a place visited by tourists and local people. The moment I am there, I get inspired. I write down a text, add a picture and then I publish it. My biggest challenge now is time, because all the things by myself. And that is a bit of a challenge.
Could you share with us some of your educational background and past professional experiences?
I am an electrician by profession and I have worked for 2 companies, but now I have my own company and I am my own boss. I can work fast and efficient, so I took the decision to start on my own. I do feel the effects of a slow economy these days, as clients are postponing the extra works that they used to ask for and now are only asking, what is strictly needed. And this affects us in a way. It is bit of a challenge these days.
Do you employ employees?
I have had employees if I have lots of works, but nowadays, I do all the work myself.
We have noticed that you are a very busy person, what other activities are you involved?
Well I am also the president of Pro Life Curaçao an organization that is an advocate of life and against abortions as unborns also have “the right to live”. This is an organization of volunteers. It was founded by the Roman Catholic Church.
How did you got involved in this?
I was asked to chair this committee because of my creativity, professionalism and because I am a serious person. I love organizing, managing and love to lead and I am good at this. Whenever I am involved, things go well. It aims at creating more awareness in schools, in “Sentro di barrio’s”, via Facebook and Instagram with the ultimate goal to change people’s behaviors. We let people share their stories on abortion and aren’t happy, that it happened. We continuously hear them saying, that if they had been better informed, they wouldn’t have done it. And we are getting increasing positive response as we continue are activities. We are very inspired by our efforts to increase awareness in Curaçao on abortion as we experienced this, when we held a “March’ (demonstration) on the 24th of March.
We got a lot of support and this will trigger us to increase our awareness programs as lots of people in Curaçao are not aware yet that we exist and know what we offer. We focus solely on “the right to live” and we are “against abortion”. But we are also exploring ways to collaborate with other organizations involved in sexuality.
I also started the Skol di Evangelisashon Broeder Pader Flavianus in 2014. We have just finalized our first 5 years anniversary.
Can you expand a little more on this? What are the goals of this school?
Pader Flavianus was a catholic pastor at the parish at Santa Maria, whom always advocated the need for a school that would offer evangelic education to the catholic community of our society. Pastor Curtis, whom now is the pastor of the parish Santa Maria is the spiritual leader of the school.
One of the goals was also to get people from out of the church more involved in the evangelic education in the barrio’s. So, based on this pastor and the history of Santa Maria we decided to start this school. Getting the school going was in a certain way a big learning moment for me, as I could increase my network consisting of important people in our society, significantly as we recently celebrated the 5th year of the school. As we started the school in 2014 and on our way to celebrate this anniversary, we intensified our activities, the classroom were full of people from different parishes of Curaçao, even from government attending our courses. We visited different monuments of the Roman Catholic Church and teaching them about the history of the Roman Catholic Church. I consider this to be very successful.
What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are?
Before I go to bed, I look to motivational video which inspired me to always tave a positive mindset, so that I can reach my goals.
How are you trying also to keep up with your personal skills? Do you like reading books, follow courses, invest in networks and people that might help you further your knowledge and skills level?
Yes, I am continuous learning in different areas of life. For instance, course for entrepreneurs, language, admiration, management, customer service etc. I watch the social media and YouTube channels. At the Skol di Evangelisashon Pader Bruder Flavianus I also learn a lot, so it offers me opportunities to learn more on spirituality; and via my contacts I learn from other people I meet.
What are your strengths?
Any responsibility I take doing this with love, dedication and with joy. I always prepare my work plan and stick to it.
Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
I love playing tennis and I love swimming. I love reading on subjects matters that are inspirational.
If you would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Holland or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself, what would you answer?
I will introduce my-self, I will tell the persona that I come from Curaçao a small tropical islands in Caribbean. Where there is a lot of sun, sea and friendly people.
How would you describe in one word or one sentence?
Ambitious towards the future. Using the past and present to build my future.
Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
All those whom help me to reach where I’m today.
Where they always positive role models, or where there also negative role models that you didn’t want to identify with?
Yes, I know negative role models , but I don’t let them change my career.
What was a defining moment in your life or lesson that you learned that turned out to be a blessing?
When I finished my “Middelbare Technische School” that was a blessing moment in my life.
You are a busy person how do you deal with the time challenges and your me-time?
In a relationship I had, changed the way I look at life in a positive way. The lesson learned was, don’t rush. I was living a life that was too rushed. I had such a busy agenda, that I didn’t had time for any other person in my life, loved ones and friends and also no time for a relationship. I have learned the lesson and I have changed.
Where do you want to be 15 years from now with your career?
I will be a millionaire that would be positively influencing an increasing number of people.
I will still be ambitious, focused on progress for the good of all.
I would want IMC to grow to also include pictures not only from Curaçao, but also from other places in the world, to reach my goal.
I want to start selling my own brand of t-shirts as part of merchandising of my brand.
I am open to any kind of challenge in whatever area of life, that could use me based on my professional expertise and because of whom I am as a person.
I want to give a presentation in TEDx and tell the audiences my life story that at times has been challenging. I will earn this opportunity because my IMC pictures and quotes.
What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you, let’s say 20 years from now?
I am a loyal friend from my childhood and onwards that I have always stayed humble.
What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao?
I am optimistic about our future because 15 years from now, I visualize Curaçao would be technologically country and an excellent health care sector in a modern society. Curaçao will be prosperous island where investors would love to come and help the economic grow.
How would you contribute to this optimistic future?
By continuing to invest in IMC. I got a sponship from MCB and I have send a request to CHATA for their support, this all aimed at inspiring people continuously. But also through the Skol di Evangelisashon Broeder Pader Flavianus influence Catholics i want to enable and inspire people to become more active in their barrio’s and have God more close to their hearts.
For more of Sherviliano’s work, the organizations that he chairs and to contact him:
Cell: +5999 5146731
One of the 250 Influencers
As the core group of Share2Uplift we love and respect Sherviliano Frans, for his relentless efforts to change people’s mindset via positive and inspiring quotes as part of his company Inspiration Motivation Curaçao (IMC). We respect him for the work he is doing through “Pro Bida Korsou” based on his own personal convictions and also the work he is doing as the chairman of “Skol di Evangelisashon Broeder Pader Flavianus”. We love his ambitions for the future and definitely consider him one of the 250 ethical leaders of our Island, that continuously works at influencing people’s mindsets for the better, in our society.