My Quest Experience
Bianca Nijhof went on a Quest experience from the Netherlands to Australia.
Why did I apply for a Quest
I live and work my passion, which is making life on our planet a little more sustainable.. As Arcadis says “Improving the Quality of Life”. My Quest was about inspiring and supporting Australian colleagues on sustainability, and experiencing why and how it matters to them and their clients. Taking that onboard in my work will increase my effectiveness.
Highlight of my Quest experience
The highlight of my Quest experience was to attend two Boardroom lunches with clients discussing how sustainability influences their business bearing in mind the global context. Client visits with colleagues on how to generate business with sustainability. And … delivering the opening keynote for the annual ISCA conference resulting in an interview!! You can read the whole interview by clicking here.
My Quest in one word
Royal!! .. also because I could join in the Dutch economic and royal state visit to Australia..
Learnings and Recommendations
Sustainability is connecting people!! We might not all call it sustainability, but we have a common goal, a healthy life now and for future generations. I will even more explore different terms people use for indicating sustainability.
A Quest is a great experience to connect with a lot of inspiring people. Be open and challenged to think out of your box and comfort zone… and be prepared to not catch a lot of sleep;-). Use your time wisely, this will happen only once!!
Quest is an international transfer program which connects Arcadians from all over the world. Quest is sponsored by the Lovinklaan Foundation