I’m Martijn Schreuder Goedheijt, Dutch, born in 1987 and the guy behind AuthenticArrows.
With a substantial dose of ambition I managed to get into the Dutch Foreign Ministry after my studies. Even though working as a diplomat was often interesting and exciting it wasn’t the perfect fit for me. After two years I took the plunge and decided to quit.
First thing I did after was to walk the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. This was a beautiful experience that gave me some time and space to reflect on what to do with my post-diplomatic-life.
One of the things I decided was to keep blogging because it is a great way for me to further shape and share my ideas and act on them. Next to writing my blog I coach people on career change and I work as a strategy designer at Ink Strategy.
To live an authentic life is one of my main goals. That means I aim to stay true to my own personality, spirit, and character, despite external pressures. I have already found that this is not an easy task. It is exciting though to accept the challenge and keep developing yourself.
By sharing my experiences I hope to tap into your personal process and contribute to it. So I welcome you to read on and catch some of my Authentic Arrows!