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Finance & administration

Leonie Steenbergen

Finance & administration

Phone: 06-87518412

E-mail: leonie@hooggevoeligheelgewoon.nl

“I was able to let go of my shyness by being someone completely different”

As a little girl I was very shy, my school report always stated that I needed a lot of confirmation and asked a lot of questions, even if I knew the answer. I put a lot of pressure on myself that everything had to be good, this made me block. Once I felt comfortable in a group, I chatted a lot. I thought it was fantastic to play in the school musical, I was able to let go of my shyness being someone completely different. Of course, I was nervous beforehand, but once I started it disappeared like snow in the sun. Also, in high school I liked the creative subjects the most, besides the languages drama and drawing were my best subjects.

“I didn’t realize I was already crossing my own limits.

After high school I started a study Tourism and Recreation. I already saw myself as a receptionist or in an animation team. Once I had finished my study, I wasn’t so sure about that anymore. I didn’t want to go to work yet, so I studied Commercial Economics. I still didn’t really know what I wanted because this study was broad and I could use it in all directions. A perfectionist as I am, I completed all studies neatly within 4 years. I didn’t realize I was already crossing my limits. Going out had to continue, but also work and study. As a result, I was often ill, or went out overstimulated and get hyperventilation attacks in the pub. 

My high sensitivity came to light a few years later. At first, I didn’t pay much attention to it, but at a certain point I couldn’t avoid it anymore and I started reading about HSP. The pieces of the puzzle fell into place more and more. 

I didn’t really want a completely different profession. But a different working environment in which there is room for me and my HSP.

After my studies I worked for several companies. After living in the north of the Netherlands for a few years I moved to Overijssel to live with my husband. Not soon after that our son was born. When I lost my job due to a reorganization, I got the opportunity to take job coaching. I wanted to do something different with my career for some time, but I wasn’t quite sure what that would be. I ended up with the study to become a WMO-consultant and started this. In the meantime, I applied for other jobs. When the vacancy at Hooggevoelig heel gewoon came along, I knew immediately that this was my place. We work with a nice, small team and I can continue to develop myself by doing things that I like to do. So apparently, I didn’t really want a completely different profession. But a different working environment in which there is room for me and my HSP.

You can come to me for al (finance) administrative matters and everything related to education and training.

With kind regards,

Leonie Steenbergen

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