Hedwig Wassing is a connector of ideas and People. He is a people-oriented human being that easily builds and grows relationships. In this episode, we talk about the concept of ‘Beads of Life’ which help everyone keep perspective and can help people with dementia.
He is a broadly developed, target-oriented manager and entrepreneur, committed to the need for continuous innovation and change and experienced in handling the tension related to these processes.
Hedwig is a creative initiator who consciously delegates tasks and responsibilities but values team performance. He is a manager with track records in most management disciplines and is a customer-oriented marketer, skilled in Information Technology and Logistics.
After completing his studies at the Hotel Management School Maastricht in 1979, Wassing joined KLM, where he worked for 20 years. In 1997, he moved to Krasnapolsky Hotels & Restaurants NV as the Commercial Director to facilitate the merger between Krasnapolsky and Golden Tulip (now NH Hotels) In 2000, Hedwig became a partner in the startup Clicketing.com, overseeing the global marketing activities of Leonardo Media BV. From 2002 until the end of 2005, he served as the Manager of Business Development at the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions. From 2006 to 2014, he held the position of General Director at @Leisure / Belvilla.
If you would like to learn more about ‘The Beads of Life’ and how they have been used to help people with dimentia, you can read about this here (in Dutch): https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/een-kralenverzameling-van-dierbare-herinneringen-beads-robbe/
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