Hi, I'm Lis

Also known as Liz, Lisa, Moose, Ding Ding & a little obsessed with Leonard Cohen

...and that's a fancy photo of me below

I generally spend life finding quirky cafes and out-laming most people, but I also run a design & development business, love lettering and photography. I lead a digital course for freelancers and creative businesses at meetCreative, style at BrandBurst, send out free photos at My World in Clicks and manage Laptop Cafes. This year I'm providing creative direction on a number of businesses, co-creating a few new projects including product businesses and a couple of currently 'busy coding down the rabbit hole' apps. I'm part of this retreat and this retreat. I like to speak at workshops and events across the world on business, design, life and sustainable development.

I believe love, compassion and empathy can change the world.
I'm from The Netherlands but have spent a lot of time in Australia (and other random places) having travelled through about 60 countries and lived on 4 continents. I celebrate Sinterklaas, equal rights and a whole lot of love. I studied finance and law and worked for years in corporate for both that and programming. Currently busy procrastinating on a masters in international dev. I'm passionate about all of the above plus resolving poverty, child labor & AIDS, refugees & asylum seekers, behavioral economics, education, health, roman history, forests & whales, recycling, the environment, languages, poetry, plutarch and...well, nearly everything actually. I have poor hiking skills but I love the mountains and the ocean. I'm terrible at painting and singing but I love dancing. I get up early and go to bed late and attempt to jam it all in with lots of laughter (and smoothies).
My guilty pleasures are 80's pop (think Foreigner, Tears for Fears, George Michael, Michael Bolton), pickles and foot massages. Some of my favorite bits and bobs you might like too are...
You can reach me at hello {at} theidentity.me

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” ~ EB White