WHY U? Pleun Andriessen

Who are U?

My name is Pleun Andriessen, I have degrees in International relations, sociology, and Transitional Justice and work in the role of a diversity advisor. But I am an individual with at the core a passion for connecting creativity in a way that it contributes positively to other individuals’ personal journeys and societies at large.

What do U live for?

I live for all the beauty that the nature and our society have to offer. I want to contribute to spreading that beauty to those who maybe lost sight of it, or perhaps have not been able to have access to it before.

Why did U choose U.NXT?

I chose U.NXT because of its perspective of education as a concept that adapts to your multiple strengths instead of the other way around. This program is truly designed to bring out the best in YOU!

 What do U do for U.NXT?

I am building bridges from you to us.

Metaphorically speaking of course. I aim to embody the spirit that U.NXT stands for. Namely, that its programs are designed in such a way that they are beneficial to a broad range of people, regardless of their age, gender, background, abilities and disabilities and so on. It is my job to make this program accessible to as many of you as possible!

What does creativity mean to U?

Creativity to me is using the tools that help you live your authentic self!

What does business mean to U?

Business can be a lot of things to me, I would like to highlight the social dynamic to it. How something so simple as human connection (both online and in real life) can lead to creation and innovation. The result of this creative interaction between people is what business is to me.

What does education mean to you?

Education to me is equivalent to life. We are learning as we go through all different stages in our lives. And as I said before, it is about using the tools handed to you in the present that enable you to live your authentic self.

How do U see the future?

I see the future as a result of the present, as an outcome of how we are living in the present. I believe that only when being truly present and focused on how you can live your most authentic life in the present, that the future will develop in a sustainable and positive way for you and everyone you touch in your journey.

Why should U join U.NXT?

You should join U.NXT if you believe that investing in you and your qualities is the way forward in improving what is already out there. U.NXT will provide you with the means to do so, which are innovative, challenging and encouraging!

What motto do U have for me?

Believe, trust and love yourself and all will be well.