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 creative tech studio (on design & code, product development, lean methodology & systems + workflow) and love the world around us. I lead a digital course for freelancers and creative agencies at meetCreative. This year I'm providing mentorship and 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 systems & workflow, customer & product development and business & branding.

I believe love, compassion and empathy can change the world. And that we should all spend time on the open road.
I'm from The Netherlands and 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 exploring, 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 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...

“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