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Arjan Erkel

travels from Netherlands

Motivational and inspirational speaker

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Arjan Erkel inspires and touches audience members with his motivational keynotes on resilience and inspiration. Arjan pulls from his own personal story to encourage audience members to reevaluate their own life and mentality for success. Arjan's keynotes touch many businesses as many can garner ideas for self-improvement.

Why you should book speaker Arjan Erkel:

  • Speaker Arjan Erkel’s abduction story serves as an example of how to deal with change under dramatic circumstances and still excel.
  • He is an inspirational example of someone who dealt with a crisis, survived, and became stronger. Now showing audience members how to maintain such life skills for their self-improvement.
  • Arjan has been traveling nationally and internationally; he has been booked as a speaker by multinationals and small companies, the army, and the police. In his keynotes, he showcases inspirational and motivational habits as audience takeaways.

Arjan Erkel both inspires, impresses, and touches his audiences with his motivational speaks of how he was kidnapped in Russia working for charity but managed to move on afterward and use the experience to grow as a human being. His personal, authentic, and inspirational approach to telling his dramatic, tragic, and brave story certainly makes people wonder about their own situation, their own freedom of choice, and freedom of mind. It serves as a lesson in self-reflection, courage and self-esteem, and building rapport.

Arjan Erken seeks to use his own story to inspire and empower other people. He was born and raised in Rotterdam, Holland, where he grew up in a close-knit and warm family with two brothers and one sister. During their youth, he played at Alexandria’66, and he also boxed at the famous Rotterdam boxing school Theo Huizenaar. Over the years, Arjan Erkel has written various books on radicalization and terrorism, and successful immigration. He has been active as a motivational keynote speaker for many years, even toured with Jan Wilm Tolkamp, guitarist of a Dutch rock band Normaal.

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Increase your freedom of thought and action

The freedom of creativity and the courage and confidence to let go of things, or to pick up and start, is the opening to creating new possibilities, both personally and professionally.

Audience takeaways:

  • Speaker Arjan Erkel talks about taking ownership of your responsibilities
  • How you can activate freedom with someone else so that they can fully use their talents as well
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Shit Happens, but what's next?

Arjan knows all too well what it is like to be in a situation where everything suddenly changes. For almost 2 years he was held hostage by masked rebels in Dagestan, Russia. It was a nightmare he did not think he could survive, but once in this situation, he learned to deal with the new situation. His unique story of survival, his quest for freedom, and his vigorous recovery continue to inspire. Through lectures, workshops, and coaching, Arjan has inspired tens of thousands of people over the past 15 years with his message about freedom, resilience, and taking control.

Audience takeaways:

  • In the accessible and candid webinar “Shit Happens, but what’s next?” Arjan Erkel gives a short personal summary of his personal event that turned his life upside down and of the time after when he recovered from it.
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