About us

Working at

Working at Dare to Connect, means working from your heart. Our passion is to really make a difference in the way we work, based on our values: honesty and trust. 

What we do

Dare to Connect helps people, teams and organizations at developing the courage to connect with themselves and from there with others. 

Let's introduce ourselves

Curious to the team members of Dare to Connect and their job titles and tasks? They are happy to introduce themselves to you below.

Rianne Kuik

I am Rianne Kuik, founder of Dare to Connect. I am proud to present my team  to you on this page. Each and every one of them professionals with their own personal identity. People who connected with me and my company from a place of passion and drive. They introduce themselves below.

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Bente Huizing

My name is Bente Huizing and I enjoy working for Dare to Connect as Office Manager. I am responsible for preparing and planning the trainings. I am also the first point of contact for everything on location and I am responsible for the (financial) administration. My values are trust and honesty. I can be reached at or by phone at (+31)6-199 037 70.



Else Arkes

I am Else Arkes and I work as a facilitator at Dare to Connect. I like to develop myself on a personal and professional level. I do this by reading, peer supervision with other professionals and investing in my own development.  My values are trust and making a difference. Choosing trust and courage over comfort is not always easy, but it is how I want to live life. With Dare to Connect, we make a real difference in the lives of people and organizations. That's why I love working at Dare to Connect.

I can be reached at or (+31)6-198 115 56.

Patrick van der Veen

My name is Patrick, I live in Zwolle and work as a facilitator for Dare to Connect. I am a social, optimistic and sporty person, who loves to get people moving and achieve results in many areas. I challenge myself on a regular basis Once I converted a bus into a complete camper. I love exercising which is why I regularly visit the Crossfit box. My values are honesty and freedom, keep in touch with my feelings and staying  true to that. 

I can be reached at or (+31)6-511 544 62.