Anneloes had been informed several times by her uncle Nico van Dam (a former naval officer and member of our Advisory Board) about the “great work of Allied Forces”. This led her to connect with Marieke and gradually with all the partners. “We had meaningful, substantive discussions, which quickly made me feel familiar with the people and the approach.”
Anneloes studied neuropsychology and specializes in clinical psychology and psychotherapy. “I’ve been working in specialized mental health care for 13 years, where I often work with families. Additionally, I provide supervision to psychologists and orthopedagogists. I’m also affiliated as a lecturer with the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam and the Radboud Center for Social Sciences, where I teach master’s students and postdocs.”
For Anneloes, Allied Forces represents an opportunity to work independently within a company whose concept, people, and mission resonate with her. “My experience in the (psychological) development of young people, adults, and families can be a valuable addition to the vision of Allied Forces. Experiential learning is essential in the approach, and I see this reflected in families: Children don’t do what parents say, but they emulate what parents do.”
“In practice, I see issues that are comparable to the systems in organizations. With a curious and non-knowing attitude, I can quickly connect with others and explore all perspectives of a system. I look forward to, alongside my professional (curative) work, contributing to the development of individuals and teams in the corporate world.
I’m married to Lucas, and together we have three children. We live by the coast, as the sea and the beach give me a sense of coming home. I find it essential to be inspired and develop in various areas. That’s why, for instance, I studied art history in Italy for a year. I also enjoy all kinds of (water) sports and love traveling with my family in our camper. Both in my personal and professional life, I prioritize people!”