Turning the tragedy of surviving a terrorist attack into happiness by befriending the family of one of the shooters.....and more.
My name is Ferry Zandvliet and I am a fulltime public speaker and writer from Rotterdam in The Netherlands. I offer customized presentations for any audience – children and adults – in Dutch and English. My presentations cover many topics, as: resilience, personal leadership, media, health and police related topics.
In 2020 I published my first book: SOUVENIRS “Beter na Bataclan”.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Turning trauma into happiness
“Today Ferry Zandvliet told his story about his ordeal in the Bataclan theatre. In the audience where over 150 colleagues who had served in Afghanistan. His story is indelible. The shooting, the reptile brain, the powerlessness and sorrow changed him forever.
The audience was touched by the way Ferry refused to be a victim. How he put his anger into actions by helping others. This is extremely powerful to hear. We need to hear stories like this at the corps”
Erik Akerboom; National Police Chief, The Netherlands
“Ferry visited the Dublin LinkedIn office in February 2019. His presentation was focused on how to overcome setbacks in your life and actively choosing not to be angry. The feedback on Ferry’s session was great; people took a lot from his story and got inspired by the way that Ferry has handled his traumatic experience. Ferry’s presentation is one that fits many different organizations and companies, because we all face challenges on a daily base and the story that Ferry tells is a very positive one”
Sven Mol; Sales Manager LinkedIn HQ, Dublin
"Ferry spoke to our 500 member San Diego Rotary Club, and received a standing ovation at the end of his presentation. His speaking and presentation skills are outstanding, and he relates his story to the audience very well. I highly recommend Ferry as a speaker for any audience".
Paul Devermann; Executive Director - San Diego Rotary Club
and speakers I recommend
“Als Joseph spreekt, is iedereen stil”. Sinds de verschijning van zijn autobiografie 400 brieven van mijn moeder (2011) geeft Joseph Oubelkas (1980) lezingen in binnen- en buitenland. Hij deelt zijn inspirerende verhaal over zijn onterechte gevangenschap in Marokko in de hoop iets voor andere mensen te kunnen betekenen. Zijn boodschap: “Je hebt je eigen lot in handen. Wat er ook op je pad komt; jíj bepaalt hoe je ermee omgaat.” Een topspreker met een grote impact die volop stof tot nadenken achterlaat.