what others say

Who can best describe my skills and talents, but the people I have worked with? Straight from my LinkedIn recommendations page. Here they go. And no, I did not bribe them.

Monique Grooten, Conservation Director WWF-Netherlands:

“Danielle is an anchor in the office, she is a pro-active, intelligent office manager with a very nice personality. For anyone in need for a super PA or office manager, I recommend her wholeheartedly.”

Rozalie Feenstra, human resources, Wereld Natuur Fonds:

“Danielle is in December 2013 als interim Personal Assistant bij het Wereld Natuur Fonds gekomen, eerst als PA voor de 2 Conservation Directors en aansluitend sinds september 2014 als PA voor de Director Market Transformation. Danielle is een professional die goed georganiseerd is, zich snel zaken en werkzaamheden eigen weet te maken. Heeft een professionele, zakelijke en mensgerichte houding. Danielle kan snel schakelen, of het nou een PA rol is meer gericht op WNF Nederland of in haar rol als PA voor de Director Market Transformation waarbij juist veel contacten met internationale partijen zijn.

Charlotte Linnebank, managing director, QuestionMark:

“In haar rol als interim office manager voor Questionmark was Danielle een zeer professionele en betrokken collega. Danielle kan goed zelf opstarten, en zelfstandig zaken uitvoeren. Waar mogelijk zet zij haar eigen ervaring in en waar nodig is ze leergierig om nieuwe dingen te leren. Danielle haar stabiele persoonlijkheid en gecommitteerde houding, maken haar tot een prettige en loyale collega waar je altijd op kan bouwen.

Robert Huiskamp, credit analyst at Open Capital:

“Voor QuestionMark en mij heeft Daniëlle in korte tijd veel kunnen betekenen doordat ze snel is ingewerkt, een servicegerichte houding heeft, werk ziet liggen en dit ook pro actief oppakt. Door haar spontaniteit en openheid vind ik Daniëlle een fijne persoonlijkheid om mee samen te werken.”

Hannah Huber, Amsterdam Academy (formerly resident director at CIEE):

“Danielle was extremely helpful in bringing our office up to speed during a time of rapid growth. With a growing team, additional program offerings, increasing duties, a recent office move and all the extra’s that come along with growth – Danielle helped me bring order to our office.
Danielle has a great eye for detail, was accountable, offered helpful advice, and was supportive in every way. She implemented handy HR systems, helped us get back on track with our bookkeeping, and was a trusted advisor. We considered Danielle part of our team and I’m happy to have had her on board. She came highly recommended from another NGO”

Lieke Thijssen, Leiderschapshuis | zakelijkheid met ziel voor duurzaam resultaat | auteur “op karakter naar de top!:

“Danielle is een professionele office manager en een fijne collega om mee te werken. Ik werk nu 2 jaar met haar en ik heb haar leren kennen als zeer helder, zakelijk, creatief en tevens erg betrokken, mensgericht en een warme persoonlijkheid. Met hart voor de zaak! Ze is resultaatgericht, alert, denkt mee over oplossingen en verbeteringen in de werkprocessen, geeft advies en is accuraat, efficiënt en flexibel. Een office support manager die weet wat haar cliënten nodig hebben, zowel zakelijk als menselijk. Zij brengt, net als wij, zakelijkheid met een ziel!

Nico Broersen, Co-founder and Managing Director at People 4 Earth:

“People 4 Earth hired Danielle to help out with some HR related tasks and general office support. Within a short period of time, Danielle professionalised our organisation considerably by bringing structure to our back office, introducing handy tools and implementing office procedures. We have experienced Danielle as a very social and effective professional in office management.”

Till Loeper, Agro-Ecologist, Expert in Sustainable agriculture and food production, previously working for People 4 Earth:

“With Danielle you really get a sparring partner for the management as well as for the staff. She is not only doing a very efficient job in managing, sorting and finishing off all the paperwork, but also has good common sense and lots of experience in implementing smart solutions and new working-systems in order to make everybody’s working-life easier. As a staff member I also got to know her as someone who contributes to a good working atmosphere and who shows commitment by taking over responsibilities that go far beyond her official job description.”

Julio Tresierra, Global Coordinator Payment for Environmental Services, WWF-Netherlands:

“Danielle has accomplished her tasks with remarkable efficiency. During the time of her engagement with the project she has shown to be highly reliable, committed to the job and always delivering more of what was expected from her. A definite added value to the team.”

Edwin Dalenoord founding partner at Do-inc.:

“Danielle assisted my company Do-inc by bringing the needed structure in our administration. After two years of pioneering ourselves we found it a relief to have Danielle manage our administration. Besides management of our important paper-flows (contracts, invoices, receipts) she set up a bookkeeping structure and drafted personnel contracts and manuals. If you are a start-up, or a company in need of professional office management support I can highly recommend Danielle to bring structure to your administration and relieve you of the administrative burden.”

Claudia Doets, founding partner at Do-inc.:
“Danielle has assisted my company in the start-up phase with everything from contracting staff to accountancy and business travel. She made me feel completely confident things were taken care of in an efficient and professional manner. Apart from that she is a pleasure to work with and she contributed a lot to the atmosphere of our organisation.”

Stephanie Ward, Firefly Coaching and former colleague at EDS:
“I’ve known Danielle since 1999 when met while working together. Even though she is Dutch, her English is perfect because of all of her international travels and experience. She is extremely professional, trustworthy and always proactive. She is passionate about the work she does and is an expert when it comes to bringing order to chaotic situations.

From offices to annual meetings, there’s nothing that Danielle can’t organize quickly and efficiently. She is a creative pioneer who knows how to solve problems and get things done. If your office could use some help from someone who is loyal and easy to get along with, get in touch with Danielle.”

Geert Eenhoorn, Managing director, Do-inc:
“It’s great working together with Danielle. Within a very short period she became essential for the smooth operation of our young & dynamic office. She’s self-propelling, responsible and pro-active, most importantly she’s fun to work with. A real added value to our team!”