Hey there, it's me, Erik. On the picture you see me smiling, but three years ago I hit rock bottom. I was done doing work that I didn't care for, didn't understand the point of and didn't feel connected with. After years of researching many alternative (corporate) career options, somehow none of those ever made sense to me. I was afraid I was going crazy, and I had no clue what to do. I decided to do something I had never done before: I made a decision to jump in the deep and go travel the world, hoping some answers would come to me. And they did: I realized that to me, the set-up of modern day work life doesn't make sense at all: money seems to be the goal and purpose a nice-to-have. To me, money is like oxygen: without it, you can't live. But nobody wakes up to breathe as much as he can. The idea of work should be to contribute something, to do something valuable. And since so many people seem to agree with me I decided to start Meaningful Work, so we can collectively achieve what is only sensible.
Erik Roebroek - Founder of Meaningful Work
Hey, it’s Maria here! And I’m beyond excited to be part of the Meaningful Work team! When Erik first explained to me I felt so inspired by his vision and work. After years of trying to align my work with my personal purpose - to develop a positive impact, not only for me, but for society as a whole – Meaningful Work was like a breeze of fresh air. Why do we have to make it so complicated? We can change, we can do better, we can be happier. I do believe is time to reconnect with what really matters, to give meaning to our work, and therefore to our life. At Meaningful Work, we really think we all need to be part of this transformation. We are in this together, and today we can see it better than ever.
Maria Simon Montelongo - Business Developer at Meaningful Work