Everyone faces struggles. How do you ultimately deal with them? It is your own choice. But you might need some help.

Looking to inspire yourself or your employees during these challenging times?
Looking for tools to strengthen resilience and leadership?
Do you want to continue to add value to your employees as a company or organization, then
this webinar is the ideal gift

In this easily accessible and candid webinar “ Disruptive change, embracing the unknown” Arjan Erkel gives a short personal insights into the ordeals that turned his live upside down and how he bounced back.

Arjan knows all too well what it is like to be in a situation where everything is suddenly different. For almost two years Arjan Erkel, Rotterdam, 1970 was kidnapped by masked Islamic rebels in Dagestan, Russia. His unique story aboutadaptation, survival, his quest for freedom and his powerful recovery is still inspiring.  For 15 years, through speaking, workshops, and coaching Arjan inspired thousands of people with his message about freedom and taking ownership of your own life.

Next to that Arjan is also a Co-Founder of Free a Girl.  A foundation that is dedicated to freeing young girls from forced prostitution. Since 2008 Free a Girl freed more than 4,750 girls globally.

Arjan is a textbook examples of Post Traumatic Growth.


After the introduction the webinar is very interactive. Participants are encouraged to join the conversation. Drawing on his own experience, Arjan will discuss issues and theme’s related to his story that can contribute to resilience, personal growth and development for everyone.

Arjan’s lessons learned will give you tools that will help you to manage this period.

Arjan immediately had to find a mode to keep himself calm, bend his thoughts and make the most of the situation he was in. How did he keep his spirit  high when he felt he was losing it?

Make use of his knowledge and examples during these challenging times. Arjan will give participants many tools to successfully get through this period and prepare for better times.

What do you get?

  • Proven tips on adapting to a new reality.
  • Inspiration and perspective (there is also laughter) as a result of an honest and open webinar.
  • The power of vulnerability and resilience.
  • Practical handles and tips to keep improving yourself.

Arjan, I really got a lot of very positive reactions. Really, really impressive, interesting and relevant story. Your webinar was a big successl!

Hans Peters, CCO, ENECO

How do you increase your freedom within imposed frameworks? Arjan Erkel has like nobody else experience like this: he has been held hostage in Dagestan, Russia for 20 months. Today our colleagues received an inspiring lesson/webinar from him to put things into perspective, find space and maintain your self-esteem. Highly recommended!

SBI Capital Allies.

“A violent and beautiful story in which the current events were put in a different perspective and offered tools to get through this period. Thank you Arjan for your great webinar and tips! ”

Judith van der Valk, port of Rotterdam.

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