Marc Vieten

“You have to discover your potential and find out who you are.  Come to realise that you are a spiritual being with a body and mind and that everybody is just part of the whole. Being a part of the whole means you are an essential part of the whole.  The whole needs your potential and your abilities so this means everybody is important and we need all kinds of minds.”

marc-vietenWaterland, the school I lead has about 270 students between 12 and 18 with special needs.  We consider them normal kids who need some extra guidance. They don’t learn through books, but rather through experience.

 I started about 8 years ago in education – prior to that I worked in communication for the government sector.  This is my third career.  The first one was in healthcare where I was a nurse, the second one was in communication, and now the third in education.

What motivated me through-out my years are people.  And the sense that I can help people be more happy by offering my skills and talents as a contribution to them.

You have to discover your potential and find out who you are.  Come to realize that you are a spiritual being with a body and mind and that everybody is just part of the whole.

Being a part of the whole means you are an essential part of the whole. The whole needs your potential and your abilities so this means everybody is important and we need all kinds of minds.

If I can contribute to the release of the potential of another person this is one of the most wonderful things I can do in life.

These changes I’ve taken along the way were not courageous steps. You just enter a crossroad where you can make new choices. It was time to use my energy in a different direction and I just did it!  I said to myself…I give the best I have…and when the people liked it I stay… I also trusted that others saw in me the ability to lead the school.  If people trust us then the right attitude is present and there is always a place for us and our potential in the world.

And I wonder what will be next?

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