Merel van der Wouden


Merel van der Wouden is a negotiation & transformation coach from Amsterdam. Her heart beats faster for topics such as equality, female leadership, challenging the status quo and freedom.

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If you are an entrepreneur, what motivated you to start your own business?

The freedom to live life on my own terms while helping other women to do the same.

What does success mean to you?

That I’m able to live life on my terms while running a business that supports women to live life on their terms and earn what they’re worth. I want to be happy, healthy, have mean ingful connections and earn at least 100K euro’s.

What is your mantra or favorite saying? (If it's a known quote, please let us know who said it first!)

What if there’s another way?

What failure taught you the most about life or business? What was the lesson?

I don’t believe in failures but in lessons. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that I can learn from anyone

What's your favorite book - fiction or non-fiction! - in the past year?

Return to love from Marianne Williamson

If you could teach the world one five-minute lesson, what would it be?

You can only spend your energy on so many things, choose wisely if you want change

Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently when you were first starting out?

I think I would have invested sooner in experts to help me out

What does women's empowerment look like to you in action?

A community supporting women to live life on their terms

What would you tell 19-year-old YOU?

Don’t be so hard on yourself

What will 86-year-old you want you to know TODAY?

Enjoy the little things in life

Does anyone call you by a nickname? What is it?

Peertje, it means little pear

Congrats! You just met a Genie in a Bottle. You get three wishes. One can be worth $0-100, one is worth $100,000, and one is worth $100 million. What are your wishes?

World peace

What is your favorite quote? (It can be yours or from someone that you look up to.)

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” albert einstein

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