Hi, my name is Paulien (PowLeen) and I am a CEO-turned-business-coach, and the founder of the Change Maker Collective.
I have over 17 years of experience as the CEO of fast growing global online businesses, one of which grew to an annual revenue of $100 million per year. I also have an MSc in business, and entrepreneurship training from Harvard Business School.
It is my passion to help purpose-driven online entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses, so their brands can change the world 💚.
I am also a mum of 2, lover of everything new, lover of GIFs, an avid egalitarian and an eternal yoyo-dieter.
Building a purpose-driven online business is the most exciting and fulfilling job in the world. With an online business, you can make a difference in the world!
I still remember the first time I was introduced to email (that was still brand new at the time and my university was one of the first in the world to roll it out for students). The potential of digital communication just blew my mind. And ever since, I've simply loved the possibilities that the global internet has to offer, especially for us online entrepreneurs!
As a changemaker, someone who wants to make the world a better place, there has never been a better time than now to make a truly global impact with your business idea!
And this is what I know about YOU:
You started your business because you had a purpose. A big idea. A dream. A unique new way to make the world a better place.
You are so passionate about what you do and still new to the online world. You know being online offers so many opportunities, but the whole thing is so overwhelming at times.
You've been working really hard to take your business off the ground. Doing #allthethings so to say. But it is WAY harder than you imagined!
You know you should get more visible on Social Media, and you should work on your SEO, but you have no idea where to start and you feel overwhelmed by all the platforms, algorithms and options.
And honestly, getting visible is a bit scary, and you hate feeling salesy!
Maybe you even have doubts about your business? “Will this ever take off?” “Maybe I should quit and go back to having a job” “Why is this so HARD?”
That’s where I come in! I am a business coach & social media expert and I help sustainable entrepreneurs and changemakers who are overwhelmed by the online world grow their businesses. Entrepreneurs like you who are ready to get visible and take their businesses off the ground, so they can make a true impact with what they do. Entrepreneurs for whom building a business is about so much more than making money!
So why would I be the business coach you are looking for?
- Because I’ve been where you are right now, and I’ve also been where you want to go. Twice! As the CEO of Eurail.com, I grew it to $100 million in annual sales from scratch. And I will share everything I've learned over the past 17 years with you in a unique combination of strategy, action taking and personal growth.
- And I also know what it feels like to struggle. The frustrations. The doubts. The sleepless nights. I was there when my second business failed, and boy it wasn't pretty. I wish I'd had someone by my side when I was in that place and that's one of the big reasons why I do what I do now!
- I am passionate about making an impact and helping others make an impact. That's what drives me, more than "just" making money or growing a 6 or 7 or 8-figure business. I truly care for my clients, their businesses and the planet.
- The struggles of getting visible are very familiar to me. I hate being in the spotlight, I hate(d) seeing myself on video. When I started this business, becoming the face of my business was a huge obstacle for me. But I overcame it, because I knew that that is what is needed in order to make a real impact in the world. And you know that too, if you are reading this page!
- I have an Msc in business and Entrepreneurship training from Harvard Business School (IQ). And I am a real people person. IQ & EQ.
TL, DR: I have over 17 years of experience as a CEO of online businesses. I have seen the highs and lows of entrepreneurship. I am passionate about changing the world through entrepreneurship. I am a bit camera shy like you, so I understand and overcame those struggles. And I have entrepreneurship training from the best business school in the world!
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FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
- As a child, I wanted to be a psychologist. And a mathematician. And study languages. Multipassionate yes yes. Because I loved helping people, I loved analytic challenges and I loved the sounds of languages. I chose Industrial Engineering & Management Science. A safe choice, but in hindsight also a bit of a compromise.
I am a lover of anything new. I love meeting new people, reading new books, trying new things, visiting new places.
I am an avid egalitarian, and a bit of a feminist too. I am a member of Zonta International, a global organization with the mission of advancing the status of women.
In my free time, I love to spend time with my friends and family. I have 2 kids who keep me busy, Hidde (7) and Rosalieke (11). My son plays chess and I try to keep up with him...
I love running and boxing, but my relationship with exercise is a rocky one…
I am a registered MBTI coach and can talk about personality types forever!
- My MBTI type is ENFP and my Clifton Strengths are: Strategic, Achiever, Individualization, Activator, Learner.
Send me a message
Questions? Send me a message and I will get back to you within 1 business day.
Or get in touch in one of these ways:
- Join the Change Maker Collective Facebook Group
- Follow Paulien on instagram
- Follow us on Facebook
- Connect with Paulien on Linkedin
- Business name: Micantis BV / Paulien Pierik
- Office address: Uiverlaan 4, 5613AC Eindhoven, Netherlands
- Kvk nr (Dutch Chamber of Commerce registration number): 70075034
- VAT number: NL858130105B01