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Shenin Lebrun and Kimberly Ofori present

Black Achievers Breakfast

If ever you had any doubt that who you are and what you bring has any value, during this years’ Black Achievers Breakfast we are here to set the record straight.

You. Are. Valuable.

You are talented.

You are gifted.

You are powerful.

And if you weren’t doing it already, we are here to tell you that it is time for you to walk into the rooms you aspire to be in like you belong there. Because you do!

We may not have met you personally yet but we believe in you and our community of supporters, sponsors, allies and achievers just like you can not wait to meet you.

Join us as we celebrate you and each other during our Black Achievers Breakfast on October 18th 2024 in Amsterdam. Get ready to take up space with us!

Program will be available soon.

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About your hosts

Shenin Lebrun

Shenin is a Leadership Consultant, Expert talent management strategist, speaker, and facilitator who helps organizations with building a strong pipeline of talented Women & BIPOC individuals.

As the Founder and CEO of Hustle & Heart Consultancy, Shenin has been a guide for companies such as Nike, Adidas, PwC, Lululemon, Deloitte, AKQA and ABN AMRO as they redefine what it means to cultivate an inclusive and equal workforce. With over 16 years of corporate experience, Shenin’s work sits at the intersection of talent, culture, and strategy.

Prior to founding Hustle & Heart Consultancy, Shenin worked for Nike EMEA for almost 18 years in Product Development, Marketing and Sales.

Kimberly Ofori

Kimberly is a seasoned entrepreneur, strategy consultant, board advisor and speaker.

With a background as a banker turned management consultant and digital entrepreneur she has been operational across the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Kimberly has founded and successfully sold two companies over the past decade. As the Managing Director at Ofori & Company. – a Strategy Innovation Agency, she supports fast growing companies and corporations to scale strategically while also providing guidance on organisational design and leadership. 

Beyond her entrepreneurial endeavours Kimberly is actively involved in various advisory board and leadership roles, functions as an active partner of Dutch New Narrative Lab and is an active advocate for equity for women in business and other overlooked founders in Europe.

Shenin Lebrun

Shenin is a Leadership Consultant, Expert talent management strategist, speaker, and facilitator who helps organizations with building a strong pipeline of talented Women & BIPOC individuals.

As the Founder and CEO of Hustle & Heart Consultancy, Shenin has been a guide for companies such as Nike, Adidas, PwC, Lululemon, Deloitte, AKQA and ABN AMRO as they redefine what it means to cultivate an inclusive and equal workforce. With over 16 years of corporate experience, Shenin’s work sits at the intersection of talent, culture, and strategy.

Prior to founding Hustle & Heart Consultancy, Shenin worked for Nike EMEA for almost 18 years in Product Development, Marketing and Sales.

Kimberly Ofori

Kimberly is a seasoned entrepreneur, strategy consultant, board advisor and speaker.

With a background as a banker turned management consultant and digital entrepreneur she has been operational across the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Kimberly has founded and successfully sold two companies over the past decade. As the Managing Director at Ofori & Company. – a Strategy Innovation Agency, she supports fast growing companies and corporations to scale strategically while also providing guidance on organisational design and leadership. 

Beyond her entrepreneurial endeavours Kimberly is actively involved in various advisory board and leadership roles, functions as an active partner of Dutch New Narrative Lab and is an active advocate for equity for women in business and other overlooked founders in Europe.

"This was amazing, so happy we could be part of this with members of our Black Employee Network"
Nike
"So powerful to be in a room full of people that look like you"
Lululemon
"Amazing, well organised, reconnected with many familiar faces but also new connections. Very valuable"
Indeed
"The vibe and energy was on point, and very impressive group of people, great speaker"
Financieel Dagblad
"Made some new connections already, and empowering to see so many high achieving people of color together in one room"
ING
"Better than expected, super valuable"
ING
"Really empowering and inspiring"
Rabobank

About your hosts

Kimberly is a seasoned entrepreneur, strategy consultant, board advisor and speaker.

With a background as a banker turned management consultant and digital entrepreneur she has been operational across the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Kimberly has founded and successfully sold two companies over the past decade. As the Managing Director at Ofori & Company. – a Strategy Innovation Agency, she supports fast growing companies and corporations to scale strategically while also providing guidance on organisational design and leadership. 

Beyond her entrepreneurial endeavours Kimberly is actively involved in various advisory board and leadership roles, functions as an active partner of Dutch New Narrative Lab and is an active advocate for equity for women in business and other overlooked founders in Europe.

Shenin is a Leadership Consultant, Expert talent management strategist, speaker, and facilitator who helps organizations with building a strong pipeline of talented Women & BIPOC individuals.

As the Founder and CEO of Hustle & Heart Consultancy, Shenin has been a guide for companies such as Nike, Adidas, PwC, Lululemon, Deloitte, AKQA and ABN AMRO as they redefine what it means to cultivate an inclusive and equal workforce. With over 16 years of corporate experience, Shenin’s work sits at the intersection of talent, culture, and strategy.

Prior to founding Hustle & Heart Consultancy, Shenin worked for Nike EMEA for almost 18 years in Product Development, Marketing and Sales.

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Become a member

We’ve got your back with the Sisterhood Circle.

Women strive best in an environment where they can truly be themselves, engage, exchange and share. Yet they often feel judged and uncomfortable to do so in their existing circles, whether at home or in the office.

The Sisterhood Circle is here to fill that gap and provide a safe, honest and kind space to express yourself, your dreams, and needs. In the Sisterhood Circle, you can finally put yourself first and dare to embark on a journey of self-discovery and courage to achieve that vision of your life.

You will never walk alone again!
Join us today and connect with a strong and supportive network of passionate and like-minded sisters, powered by mentors that create a sphere of continuous personal development and growth.

By facilitating an empowering Sisterhood Circle, Hustle & Heart Consultancy will help you reach your career ambitions and dreams. We connect the minds and hearts of entrepreneurs & professionals seeking to take confident steps forward in their careers. Join the Sisterhood Circle to boost your confidence and make meaningful connections.

Sign up today!

Why should you join?

OUR PROMISE

  • Connection to a network of ambitious women that will support you along your professional and personal growth journey
  • Monthly, 1-hour group sessions for all participants; an opportunity for connection and meaningful conversations
  • Quarterly live networking drinks
  • Ongoing offering of inspirational tools and resources
  • Special guests to join some of the sessions, widening your network and opportunities for growth
  • Sisterhood Circle app offering access to session recordings, collaboration area, product and services offers, direct connection with members of the community and ongoing support
  • 15% discount on a wide range of H&H programming.

For who

Professionals

Business owners

Career changers

Promotion hunters

Dreamers

Comments

As always Shenin and team, you knocked it out of the ballpark. I couldn’t be happier I attended! Thank you 💕

@Nicolette Lazarus

It was so groovy! I had lots of fun and new connections.

@Sara Bruinsma

So grateful to have been apart of this wonderful event! The energy and atmosphere was 100! Took so much away from it and looking forward to the next!

@Dora Putz

Another great edition – always the perfect mix of networking, vulnerability and Fun

@Clothingcompass

As a result of joining the Sisterhood Circle I’ve decided to take the plunge and start my own company! This investment in myself was the best thing I’ve done for a long time

@AnnelieWambeek

Good vibes, beautiful strong women and an inspirational day

@byjanikealtena

Very inspiring, with lots of energy and good vibes. Can’t wait for the next one.

@rosepadame

Love, love, love this network that spreads so much joy around. Thank you for always bringing together a group of smart, ambitious women. The energy is 100, and it’s great to see you shining bright in the center of it.

@Tammy Parrish

It was great! Having all those POWERwomen together, and a very well set-up program

@nikkidejong

The circle has helped me conquer limiting beliefs and pushed me forward in my goals that I would normally procrastinate on.

@soulfulstockphotos

Thanks for creating this space for community-building and empowerment Shenin Lebrun

@Axelle Ahanhanzo

It was an amazing morning with amazing inspiring women. Thank you for organising this breakfast event!!! Loved it!!

@iriskauffman

We had so much fun 🔥💃🏻 and everyone was so good at expressing themselves! Thank you Shenin Lebrun!

@Katie Süter

Hi! We are Team A Cup of Ambition, an all-female speakers Agency and Academy.

We make sure women take the stage with more ease, comfort and speak up. With the result that what we hear or see is a reflection on the society we live in. Our mission? MORE WOMEN ON STAGE.    

We have the honor to represent almost 50 speakers and moderators, including Shenin Lebrun (so proud) They are all very talented and bring a lot of inspiration, a unique story and professionalism to the stage. We are there as the match makers and the booking agency for each speaking gig.  

3 tips to own your next presentation! During our Academy we train ambitious and inspirational women to be a confident speaker on and off stage by bringing a powerful story. We always connect the personal & theoretical stories together to create the uniqueness of the speaker. But there are lots of tips that apply to everyone, we call it ”the basics”. In this message we share three tips, to rock your online presentations. 

  1. Set up for success. Good preparation is half the battle here too. And in this case, we mean the practical preparation. 
  2. Create interaction. A poll, asking for responses in the chat, a small energizer: these are all ways to seek interaction.
  3. Finish strong. If possible end with a call to action of three key take a ways.

Are YOU ready to own the stage? 

Let’s connect. Join the Academy: Together with our experts we’ve incorporated the main ingredients needed to empower more women to step up and own their stage. At work, at home, at parties…anywhere! Let us introduce you Netherlands’ first educational program for female speakers, which we call, the Academy. More info

At Book Your Trainer, we've completed some great programs

The feeling of success among our members translates into a better sense of self. Of course, a cosmetic change affects how you feel. But a healthy self-image has much more influence on how you perform and present yourself in the workplace. If you don’t believe in yourself, how can you convince others to? The rationale behind why you want something and what your ultimate goal is paints an interesting journey for you. I’m here to walk the path together with a backpack full of guidance. It remains your story.

My answer to what a healthy lifestyle can mean for your career describes a comprehensive picture with a start between your ears. A program to change you cosmetically, make you feel fitter, or run faster can be written by multiple trainers for you. There are many good trainers in Amsterdam. I even have a few favorites that I follow. I just don’t believe that starting from the outside in is the right order. Love yourself first. Help yourself. Explore yourself. Heal yourself. Make the necessary changes, make the right decisions, do what suits you, and move in your power because of it.

As a fitness and health profession I focus on changing lives or rather lifestyles through sports and fitness.

The aim is to assist you in becoming the best healthy version of yourself.  Physically and mentally! I practice my work in every location. I believe we can train and get fit anywhere. From the great outdoors to, school gyms and or private corporate office gyms.

3 valuable health tips 
– Stay active. Start by moving a little more each day, once you’ve got that under control. Start training as if a gold medal is on the line. 
– Make the time to rest. Get those 6-8 hours sleep. Power napes help!
– Have balanced and nutritious meals.

I live by the following: 
Always progressing 
Train for today and tomorrow.

The Extra Mile: The workplace of Hustle & Heart Consultancy

At The Extra Mile (TEM), we have created an ecosystem where like-minded entrepreneurs of all walks of life can benefit from the synergy that arises when people go ‘the Extra Mile’ for their community.

We connect the entrepreneurs of today with the stars of tomorrow by working close with Schools and universities. 

It’s the Goal of the founding partners to uplift the SOUTHEAST area of Amsterdam to higher levels by inspiring people to work together and creating the platform for all of this.

Originally a banker, then transitioned to consultancy when I moved to the UAE.

Today in my role as a strategist and consultant, I’ve had the privilege of helping many companies scale into successful global businesses. We take a unique approach, —one that prioritizes inclusive innovation, mindful product development, and sustainable growth. My mission is to guide established and fast-growing companies towards a more holistic perspective on success. 

My three tips for a thriving life:

  • Embrace Your Authenticity
    Your uniqueness is your greatest asset. Don’t shy away from it; let it shine through in everything you do. Authenticity breeds connection and trust, essential ingredients for both personal and professional success.
  • Pursue Your Passion with Purpose
    Identify what sets your soul on fire and pursue it relentlessly. However, don’t lose sight of the bigger picture. Ensure that your passion aligns with a greater purpose—one that brings meaning not only to your life but also to the lives of others.
  • Believe in the Power of Possibility
    Remember, nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it. Cultivate a mindset of optimism and resilience. Embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and innovation. With determination and perseverance, you can overcome any obstacle on your path to success.

Through one-on-one conversations, masterclasses
and 360-degree feedback

my executive leadership coaching services and focused programs are designed to guide you build your effectiveness as a leader and reach your professional and organizational goals.

The tailormade training- and coaching programs are to strategize and practice behaviors to increase leadership effectiveness and professional satisfaction.

4 relevant leadership lessons for leaders of the future:

  1. Make time for introspection 
  2. Be brave everyday
  3. Listening instead of talking
  4. Don’t let anything hold you back

Being a business mentor is different from being a coach.

As a mentor it is important that you can serve your client by providing guidance, experience and wisdom gained by your own experience. The goal is to offer insights into navigating challenges making strategic decisions and developing professionally. 

Each phase of the business comes with challenges and opportunities. It is my job to help my mentee to overcome these challenges and seize the opportunities.

My tips for every business owner

  • Serve wholeheartedly and the money will follow.
  • Add value.
  • Have a strategic plan.
  • Hire a mentor that’s been through every phase. 
  • Anticipate instead of reactions.
  • Know your numbers.
  • Know your why‼️
  • And remember You are the engine and the beating ❤️ or your organization. So, make sure you work on yourself and nourish yourself.

My best 3 Game changers to stay vital and successful are:

  • Kickstart everyday with two glasses of water – hydration is key to keep your energy levels up and flushing out those toxins. First win of the day!
  • Identify your personal ‘energy peak’ moments and structure your day around it, as much as you can, including slow down time and mindful meals.
  • Treat working out and moving your body as two separate activities. Mix them up, play around with what works best for you. All about staying active and feeling great!