|Being at Full Potential’s individual assessment
is one of many tools Wineke van Doezelaar brings to her new organization, Buitenplek Time-Out. Buitenplek
in English means “House in Nature.” And it is the very nature of being that inspires Wineke’s doing. The Millennial Generation, those between the ages of 25 and 40, is the focus of Wineke’s emerging work in Zeist, Utrecht Province, the Netherlands.For Wineke, Millennials represent a generation filled with potential and idealism. “They are the age group of the present and the future,” she says. Some of her clients face challenges of underemployment and gaps between long-held dreams and the reality of the workplace where they often feel compelled to take jobs in areas outside their interest and/or training fields. Her clients mention to her that they seek expression for compassion. They also want a different kind of self-confidence; one less dependent on external circumstances (job, title, status) and more rooted in who we are as unique individuals. Millennials often want to carry out fulfilling work in service to the greater good of others.Many of Wineke’s clients experience information overload as they are the first generation raised with internet and numerous electronic devices as ever-present companions. “This generation needs to find a better balance between life and technology.” Her organization seeks to meet Millennials’ desire for rest, relaxation, harmony and connections to nature, especially the connection to their own nature. One of the many original aspects of her program honors the reciprocity between one’s own nature and nature in the larger world.