Annie provides support for organisations and employees undergoing growth and change. In addition, she is constantly involved with her own personal growth. To that end, she is a member of both a Frisian and an international intervision group of supervisors and organisational consultants which learn from each other’s knowledge and experience. Since 1989, she has played an active role within a large international network of counsellors. Moreover, she is a supervisor for bodies such as the Childcare and Protection Board and the NVST (Dutch Association for Stammering Therapy).
One of Annie Hoekstra’s sources of inspiration is a quotation from the writer and poet Maya Angelou:
The question is not how to survive, but how to thrive with passion, compassion, humor, and style.
Annie Hoekstra: “This inspirational quotation from Maya Angelou has endured with me for years. In essence, it also illustrates what it is that motivates De Swingel: working towards living instead of surviving; seeking out strength instead of behaving like a victim; regaining faith in yourself and in your organisation; continuing to search for that place where you can come into your own; finding new paths and inspiration for your organisation; working on growth and learning how to learn – always with passion, compassion and humour.”