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Meet the PROs: Marie Van den Broeck

15/10/2018

Speakersbase is happy to announce that we have started with our PRO project! In it, we will be helping a small selection of hand-picked experts to get on stage more. Get to know the PROs! Today: Marie Van den Broeck!

Marie Van den Broeck is an entrepreneur who started her company when she was still a student. She saw a problem, thought of a solution, and went for it! MyAddOn was born! “Ever since I was little, I love to solve problems. So right now I have my own company that specializes in innovative products for the health & care sector. Additionally, I’m also an industrial engineer designer. What I love most is applying creativity in everything, in product design, marketing, ways to save money, ways to earn a passive income, etc. I love problems, because there is always a solution.”

Public speaking is another passion of Marie, as it allows her to share her vision. “I love it when I leave the stage, and the audience is not the same audience anymore that walked into the room. A talk can inspire people to take change in their own hands. And that is a most beautiful thing! ”

Being a student-entrepreneur opened Marie’s eyes to some of the challenges that need to be addressed in the field of education. “I believe proper education is the answer to everything; burn-outs, gender inequality, racism, depression, unhappiness etc. I believe we can prevent them all, with the right mind set and thus the right education. To change the mindset surrounding all of these topics, it is really important to think outside of the box. To not accept the status quo. So here we are back at creative thinking! (laughs) Creativity is something you can use in any subject or task, be it marketing, design, strategy, people management or housekeeping. We need to rediscover our childish creativity, see that it is still there, and use it! Anyone can use creativity anywhere!