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Will you join building your golden team with Pieter van den Hoogenband

After our succesfull seminars of past years and the well visited workshop in 2017, we organize a new workshop called ‘Will you join building your golden team with Pieter van den Hoogenband?'

The workshop
After a presentation by Pieter van den Hoogenband, the Dutch triple Olympic swimming champion, about his path to success, we will discuss with each other the critical success factors in forming a winning team. These include topics such as:
- What should you consider when building a good team?
- A close-knit team or a collection of ‘prima donnas’?

This workshop focuses on more agility, self-development and talent management in this time of rapid change.
Following the workshop you are welcome at the live radio broadcast of BNR 'The Friday Move' in our hospitality unit. Afterwards you can enjoy a dinner buffet and in the evening you have the possibility to attend a great tennis match.


13.00 – 13.30 hour      Welcome
13.30 – 16.00 hour          Workshop with short break
from 16.00 hourLive broadcasting ‘The Friday Move’, diner buffet
and tennismatch

Route and parking
More information about the route and parking facilities via https://www.ahoy.nl/en/about-us/transport-and-route

Questions about the workshop
Please contact Hanneke de Neve or Liselotte Franssen via e-mail: customerevents.nl@dbschenker.com

Pieter van den Hoogenband


Pieter van den Hoogenband

As a 15-year-old boy, he made his international debut during the Youth Olympics in Valkenswaard (nowadays European Youth Olympics Festival) by winning two gold and silver medals. At his first Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, he immediately made success with the seniors by finishing on both the 100 and 200 meter free beat as fourth.

After winning at least six gold medals at the EK long run in Istanbul in 1999, he was one of the favorites for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. His fierce opponent at the 200 meter free, Ian Thorpe, managed to beat with a world record. At 100 meters, he also realized a world record and, with a time of 47.84 seconds, he was the first swimmer in history to swim in less than 48 seconds. This world record has been held for eight years.

Four years later, he prolonged his Olympic title on the King's Number, the 100-meter free battle, a performance achieved only by two swimmers (Johnny "Tarzan" Weissmuller and Alexander Popov). In addition to gold, he won another two silver medals, the 200 meter freestyle and the 4x100 meter estafette.

During his last 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where he wanted to go for the third gold medal at the 100 meters, he did swim the best time out of his career, but he had to take a fifth place. He became the first swimmer ever to be in the Olympic finals four times in succession on the king's number of swimming. A unique achievement.

  • Triple Olympic Champion (7 medals total)Triple Olympic Champion (7 medals total)
  • World records on the 100 and 200 meter free beat
  • 14-fold European Champion
  • 54-fold Dutch Champion
  • Dutch Sportman of the Year in 1999, 2000 and 2004
  • European Sportsman of the year 1999
  • Best swimmer in the world 2000
  • Knight in the order of the Dutch Lion

During his sports career, Pieter has gained expertise and experience in all walks of life. This knowledge, together with his rich network, puts him in for organization and companies that also want to perform optimally. For example, by carefully developing talent, by working healthy and vital, or by realizing a high performance culture.

As manager of the Topsport Community, Pieter is the connecting factor between the top of sports, business and science. This network aims to stimulate knowledge sharing between these worlds and to learn from each other. In addition, Pieter advises and supports beautiful organizations and brands such as NOC * NSF, EIFFEL, Lifeguard and ONVZ in the field of performance management and vitality in the workplace.

Pieter is a frequent speaker at congresses and meetings in business. As a triple Olympic champion in a global sport like swimming, Pieter is full of stories, anecdotes and wisdom that fascinates and inspires a wide audience. His enthusiastic way of telling works contagiously. And whether you like sport or not, every story is a message that is loud and clear to all.

But it's not all gold that blinks. Physical suffering, external pressure and the doubt that sometimes arouses, are part of his story. It is about how he was dealing with the times when the tension was highest.