Ivan is the CEO of Uplifting, a company providing coaching services to ethical leaders in all walks of life and in all areas of life. He has been a civil servant at the governments of Curaçao for 34 years, of which 26 years as the ultimate responsible and highest civil servant in rank at the Ministry of Finance.
He knows government and he has experienced highs and lows in periods of great transformational changes e.g. constitutional changes. Dealing with ever changing Commissioners or Ministers with different levels of competencies and political colors taught him flexibility, resilience and deepened his morality.
Ivan learned to always look for the smallest common denominator and based on that exert influence on whatever subject matter, that was relevant at the time. He’s a possibility thinker and beliefs that you create your own reality and therefore are the master of your faith. He always looked for ways to connect dots to create greater support for ideas and proposals he considered worthwhile for the greater good of all. He has become over the years very experienced in managing stress. He discovered through applying a people managers style, his increasing passion and ability to coach people to regain and maintain their life balance.
He’s a possibility thinker and beliefs that you create your own reality and therefore are the master of your faith.