This is Roxana Nicolae, originally from Romania and now working for BioConnection at Pivot Park. “I relocated here to the Netherlands eight years ago for my studies. I have a background in Biotechnology and Therapy. I have been working as a Programme Manager at BioConnection for more than a year now.”  Prior to joining the BioConnection team, she worked as a Project Manager and Business Developer in various Biotech companies from start-ups to multinationals. In addition to her role with BioConnection, she has her own company, working as a Rapid Transformational Coach. “I am involved in several coaching programmes such as Bouncepreneurs (which helps entrepreneurs recovering from failed businesses),  Women Leadership Programme and others.”

At BioConnection, she enjoys tackling the challenges each day brings and working with an amazing multidisciplinary team. She has a passion for connecting with others, and as a coach she recognizes the importance of keeping employees happy, which then leads to a happier business and a happier community as a result. “I believe in the power of taking care of ourselves before we can take care of others, which is why I am working towards initiatives that allow employees to connect in meaningful ways, be empowered, and live a life where they feel fulfilled and balanced.” Clients in all walks of life come to her to help them work through and overcome obstacles that are holding them back, such as stress, fear, anger or depression. “I work one-on-one to help clients have breakthrough moments that allow them the ability to live the most fulfilling life possible.” For next year, she hopes that she can work together with Pivot Park to create workshops and coaching programmes to support the Pivot Park community in this initiative.