Leilani van Rheenen

About:

Being multicultural, emotionally attuned and a self directed learner has given me a unique perspective and combination of skills. The trainings that I deliver are unique and meaningful, since I am working with my head and with my heart simultaneously, always diving under the surface to discover the things that really matter.

Leilani van Rheenen has 20 references for past work as a trainer.

Leilani van Rheenen

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Current occupation

Emotional Fitness Specialist

Work experience

Feb 2018–Jun 2020 Writer and researcher
Naturkultur E.V., Bremen (Germany)

Creating and curating self-training articles for trainers to develop themselves in line with the ETS Competence Model. The "Trainer's Library" project was funded by the EU Erasmus + program under
Key Action 2, and my topics included "intercultural competence" and "communicating meaningfully
with others".

Sep 2017–Sep 2018 Entrepreneur in Residence
Berkson Town, Istanbul (Turkey)

I participated as an entrepreneur in the "Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs" program and as such
worked in collaboration with Berkson Town for 12 months to further develop the emotional fitness
trainings and assessment tool and to implement these products and services for corporations.

Sep 2012–Sep 2016 Managing Partner - Project Creator
Global Ideations, Istanbul (Turkey)

Co-created projects with universities, NGOs and foundations, managed the funding application and
supervised the implementation of the project and its educational dimension. The projects that have
been successfully funded and completed are: 360 Degrees Entrepreneurship, I Am Free, NGO
Resources, Training for Trainers on Youth Rights, and Self-directed Learning for Employability. Details
about each of these projects is available upon request.

Apr 2012–Dec 2018 Emotional Fitness Specialist
Self Employed (Turkey and Europe)

Conducting training and coaching sessions to support the development of emotional intelligence in
adults, young people and children. As a result of these sessions, clients improved their self-confidence
and relationships, as well as their ability to: make decisions effectively, set and achieve goals, successfully navigate change and uncertainty, deal constructively with negative emotions, resolve
conflicts, take responsibility, empathize and communicate non-violently.

Sep 2010–May 2018 Corporate Trainer
Self Employed (Turkey and Europe)

Designed and implemented 92 trainings and events on topics such as crisis management, critical
thinking, social entrepreneurship, training for trainers, integration of migrants and refugees, non-profit
organisation management, volunteering and volunteer management, team-building, self-directed
learning, learning to learn and intercultural understanding. I worked primarily for the EU Erasmus + Education and Youth Programs, and also implemented these trainings for private companies and universities.

Dec 2004–Sep 2010 Vice president - Project Manager
AED Association, Istanbul (Turkey)
Started as a volunteer giving English lessons to refugees and orphans, then was promoted to
fundraiser, project manager and eventually vice president. Projects and events included distribution of
goods after the earthquake in Van; hosting/sending/managing 51 long term volunteers; being chosen as one of the 30 best EU projects, which was awarded in Antwerp by EU President Manuel Barrosso; and speaking on Turkish television about the impact of EU programs on the lives and careers of youth based on my personal story.

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Educational pathway

Certified Strategic Intervention & Relationship Coach
trained by Robin Madanes Center For Strategic Intervention (USA)

Learned methods for strategic intervention developed by Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes, including:
human needs psychology, strategic therapy, social action therapy, direct and indirect negotiation, the
third side, Eriksonian therapy, structural family therapy, life-cycle theory of business organisation,
mediation and conflict resolution techniques, organisational psychology, community organisation,
neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), socratic questioning and communication styles.

Sep 2010–Jul 2011 Learning Facilitator trained by
Salto ToT with Paul Kloosterman, Hazel Low and Peter Hofmann

Planning educational activities in line with the values and purposes of the employer as well as the
participants, developing and making explicit an educational approach that is aligned with non-formal
education, directing one's own learning (learning to learn), dealing with ambiguity and change,
understanding and facilitating the learning of others, designing, implementing and evaluating training
programs, cooperating with international teams of trainers/facilitators.

Feb 2007–Aug 2014 Personal and professional development trainings
Erasmus + Education and Youth Programs, Brussels (Belgium)

Attended 17 trainings on topics such as volunteer management, project management, financial
management, entrepreneurship, discovering passion and talent, working with disadvantaged youth,
EU funding opportunities, resource mobilisation, intercultural understanding, public relations, trainer
development and leadership development.

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Bullying & Harassment
  • (expert) Change Management
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (intermediate) Creativity & Art
  • (advanced) Crisis Management
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (advanced) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (intermediate) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (intermediate) Event Management
  • (advanced) Fundraising
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Health & Prevention
  • (intermediate) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (intermediate) International Youth Work
  • (beginner) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (advanced) Leadership Development
  • (advanced) Open Space Technology
  • (advanced) Organizational Management
  • (advanced) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (intermediate) Peace Education
  • (expert) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (advanced) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (expert) Public Speaking
  • (intermediate) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (intermediate) Social Media
  • (advanced) Storytelling & Humour
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (beginner) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (intermediate) Youth Exchanges
  • (beginner) Youth Information Work
  • (intermediate) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (beginner) Youth Policy
  • (beginner) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (beginner) European Institutions

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Children
  • (beginner) Families
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (advanced) Minorities
  • (expert) Religious Youth Groups
  • (advanced) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (advanced) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (beginner) Young People with a Mental Disability
  • (beginner) Young People with a Physical Disability
  • (beginner) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (intermediate) Africa
  • (intermediate) Asia
  • (advanced) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (intermediate) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (advanced) European Cooperation
  • (beginner) Global Cooperation
  • (expert) Latin America
  • (beginner) South East Europe

Language Skills

  • (intermediate) Dutch
  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Portuguese
  • (fluent) Spanish
  • (fluent) Turkish

Trainer references

  • Mentor's Universe

    Validated (2019-12-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Antalya, Turkey
    organised by Turkish National Agency
    24/04/2011 - 30/04/2011
    Reference person

    Lenka Uhrova

    (Co-trainer)
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  • MOVE training course

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-06-22)
    The training activity took place
    in İstanbul, Turkey
    organised by Aile Eğitim Derneği
    03/10/2011 - 09/10/2011
  • On-arrival training

    Awaiting validation (requested 2013-11-28)
    The training activity took place
    in İstanbul, Turkey
    organised by Aile Eğitim Derneği
    09/01/2011 – 12/01/2011
  • On-arrival training

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-06-22)
    The training activity took place
    in Antalya, Turkey
    organised by Turkish National Agency
    07/12/2011 - 11/12/2011
  • Mid-term training

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-06-22)
    The training activity took place
    in Antalya, Turkey
    organised by Turkish National Agency
    06/03/12 - 09/03/12
  • Volunteers of the Future

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-06-22)
    The training activity took place
    in İstanbul, Turkey
    organised by TOG international study group
    10/03/12 - 16/03/12
  • Intercultural Understanding

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-06-22)
    The training activity took place
    in Siirt, Turkey
    organised by Turkish National Agency
    03/05/2012 - 06/05/2012
  • Volunteerism with Disadvantaged Youth

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-06-22)
    The training activity took place
    in Gaziantep, İstanbul
    organised by Gaziantep Eğitim ve Gençlik Derneği
    03/06/12 - 09/06/12
  • TOT_4All - Training course for developing trainers

    Validated (2019-08-24)
    The training activity took place
    in Solothurn, Switzerland
    organised by Infoklick.ch - Verein Naturkultur
    21/07/13 - 29/07/13
    Reference person

    Gabi Steinprinz

    (Co-trainer)
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  • On-arrival training

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-06-22)
    The training activity took place
    in Istanbul, Turkey
    organised by Turkish NA
    06/08/13 - 10/08/13
  • EVS mid-term training

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-09-01)
    The training activity took place
    in İstanbul, Turkey
    organised by Turkish National Agency
    10/09/12 - 13/09/12
  • Managing My Organization/Managing Myself

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-06-22)
    The training activity took place
    in Boltigen, Switzerland
    organised by Verein Narkultur
    25/11/12 - 02/12/12
  • On-arrival training

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-06-22)
    The training activity took place
    in İstanbul, Turkey
    organised by Turkish National Agency
    19/11/12 - 23/11/12
  • On-arrival training

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-06-22)
    The training activity took place
    in İstanbul, Turkey
    organised by Turkish NA
    14/01/13 - 18/01/13
  • Intercultural Dialogue Through Art Photography

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-06-22)
    The training activity took place
    in Muş, Turkey
    organised by MUFSAD
    19/08/2013
  • Self Directed Learning in EVS cycle

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-06-22)
    The training activity took place
    in Mollina, Spain
    organised by Spanish National Agency
    14/09/2013 - 22/09/2013
  • SOS - Social Justice in Social Media

    Validated (2019-10-19)
    The training activity took place
    in İstanbul, Turkey
    organised by YINFO - Gençlik Bilgi Merkezi
    17/10/2013 - 28/10/2013
    Reference person

    Mehmet Çetinkaya

    (Organiser and co-trainer)
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  • NGO resources - Fiancial, Human, Personal

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-06-22)
    The training activity took place
    in Lake of Thun, Switzerland
    organised by Sponsorship Network International
    18/11/13 - 26/11/13
  • Training of Trainers - SE

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-06-22)
    The training activity took place
    in Istanbul, Turkey
    organised by Istanbul Culture University
    11/02/2017 - 15/02/2017
  • INSIDE - Inclusion and Employability of Refugees

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-06-22)
    The training activity took place
    in Ankara, Turkey
    organised by Artis Youth Culture Art Training Association
    11/09/2017 - 18/09/2017

This profile was last modified on 2020-06-22

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