Kris Holkenborg

Kris Holkenborg

Student from Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Lives in Deventer, Netherlands

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About me

The self-fulfilling prophecy is my starting point for interaction. I express this through politeness to advance mutual understanding and respect. Additionally, my capacity to easily adapt to different situations helps me to learn, understand and take something from each conversation or experience. Which adds value to my quest to develop myself. I am curious about others’ opinions and stand critically towards the supposed truth.

In interaction with others, I notice what is happening around me and respond accordingly to this, due to my sensitivity. I adapt to the atmosphere, react to emotions and moods, and can be touched by small details. One way to handle these details is my sense of humour. Humour is my way to approach the world critically, uncensored and openly.

As a sort of hobby, I rethink experiences from the past to make sure I clearly outline and understand situations to determine the intentions of the actions of others and myself. I connect different observations to understand what is happening. Obtaining this information helps me to accelerate my development and give valuable feedback to others if wished.

What others notice about me is the structure I implement in carrying out projects and my discipline to perform my duties carefully. For example, each day I update my schedule and prepare the tasks which lay ahead, and I set myself short and long-term goals to offer a horizon to work to. In my work, I meticulously monitor the planning and distinguish issues on time. In my structured manner, I use my attention to detail to effectively improve the planning correspondingly to changes.

In my spare time, I love to read books, enjoy reviewing (inter)national politics and follow the news. Furthermore, I am interested in journalism, marketing, hospitality, communication, coaching, training and talent development.

In conclusion, I prepare, execute and review the steps I take to reach efficiently high-quality results.

Experience

6 years and 4 months

  • Waiter

    Brasserie & Wijnbar Martins - Apeldoorn, Netherlands

    F&B service
    September 2018 - June 2019 · 10 months

    Welcoming and entertaining guests, carrying out mise-en-place, serving food and drinks, advising guests on wine and maintaining a high level of contact with guests. Martins is an established restaurant and wine bar with more than 50 kinds of wine to choose from on the menu. Additionally, the cuisine consists of French, Italian, and Dutch influences.

  • Management Trainee

    Casart Game Lodge - Phalaborwa, South Africa

    Management Trainee
    March 2018 - July 2018 · 6 months

    Checking in and out of guests, entertaining guests, serving food and drinks, housekeeping, stock management, designing and developing (online) communication activities and contributing and executing (process) changes and improvements. Casart Game Lodge is a four-star hospitality business situated in Grietjie Private Nature Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger Park, South Africa. www.casartgamelodge.com

  • Waiter/Bartender

    Bilderberg - Zwolle, Netherlands

    F&B service
    August 2017 - January 2018 · 6 months

    Welcoming and entertaining guests, designing and developing additional drinks menus in Photoshop. Restaurant W is part of Bilderberg Grand Hotel Wientjes. The restaurant possesses a classic atmosphere with French cuisine influences. During this period, I conducted an inquiry regarding the motives of guests to dine in Restaurant W for my Hotel Management course.

  • Waiter

    Jackies Deventer - Deventer, Netherlands

    F&B service
    April 2017 - August 2017 · 5 months

    Welcoming and entertaining guests, maintaining a high level of contact with guests (explaining dishes and creating an experience at the table), for example: filleting fish and flambéing dishes. Jackies is a New York style restaurant situated in Deventer.

  • Allrounder

    Radstake - Heelweg, Netherlands

    F&B service
    January 2013 - March 2017 · 4 years and 3 months

    Responsible for opening and closing of venue, cash registering, interior decorating, serving food and drinks in the restaurant, during parties and on location. At catered parties: complementing buffets and bars, serving drinks and responding to last-minute changes. Radstake is a restaurant with next to it multiple banqueting spaces for up to 5000 people for parties, seminars, ceremonies and disco evenings. A break of 6 months because of an internship abroad.

  • Market Researcher

    Kramp - Biggleswade, United Kingdom

    Sales & Marketing
    November 2015 - April 2016 · 6 months

    During my internship at Kramp UK, I conducted several market researches focused on different subjects. In addition, I wrote and conducted smaller inquiries for internal use and communication plans, prepared Kramp Academy courses, translated texts from the Dutch to the English language, proofread written English texts and retrieved information for global and local promotions. This internship was part of my education Marketing & Communications. During the six months I worked in the Marketing department of Kramp UK. Because my tasks were very versatile I often collaborated with the other departments within Kramp, mostly with Internal Sales. Kramp is a wholesaler and distributor for machinery spare parts and complementary products for primarily the agricultural market.

  • Assistant content coördinator

    Reed Business Information - Doetinchem, Netherlands

    Communication
    April 2014 - November 2014 · 8 months

    During my internship, I worked as an Assistant Content Coordinator at the Data Solution Group within Reed Business. My responsibilities included keeping the data of three data products and underlying and associated products up to date. In addition to these tasks, I worked for an adjacent editorial office. The three main products I worked on: 1. Distrifood Dynamics 2. WieWatWaar in Retail 3. Winkelvastgoed Almanak Reed Business Information is a publisher of trade magazines and journals.

Education

Currently studying

  • Honours Programme

    Saxion University of Applied Sciences [ HSD ] - Apeldoorn, Netherlands

    September 2017 - June 2020

    I am studying Prince 2 Project Management, schooled by an experienced Prince 2 Trainer using real-time project cases. We approach project management from different angles by organising company visits, seminars, our own projects and activities. In addition, this program focuses on personal development with Covey's theory 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' as its guideline and, additionally a coach to stimulate personal development. Projects - Piba (Project Informatievoorziening bij Afwezigheid) is a research project, enquiring about positive influences to commit students to the honours programme and advising conditions to be set by the board of PKP. Relevance of this enquiry is that students go abroad for bachelor courses for a long period of time which distance them from the honours programme, and eventually results in dropping out of the honours programme.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Hotel Management

    Saxion Hospitality Business School - Enschede, Netherlands

    September 2016 - June 2020

    Certificates HACCP-certificate - March 2017 Propaedeutic year certificate - October 2017 PRINCE2® Foundation Certificate in Project Management - November 2018 Projects & positions Themed dinner 8 June 2017 De Zomer Komt Eraan! - Project Manager Open Day Saxion University of Applied Sciences 1 December 2017 - Financial Manager Inquiry regarding motives of guests to dine in Bilderberg Grand Hotel Wientjes - Project Manager Strategic Advice Report regarding repositioning two hotel brands - Project Manager Honours Programme Started Natural Leadership Programme in September 2017: personal development and Prince2 project management

  • Marketing & Communication Assistant

    Graafschap College [ MBO Raad ] - Doetinchem, Netherlands

    September 2013 - June 2016

    During my education there were two periods of five months wherein internships had to be completed: - Reed Business Information, Doetinchem, The Netherlands - Kramp UK Ltd, Biggleswade, United Kingdom Awarded as Most Talented Student 2015 - 2016 of Graafschap College. Awarded because of my dedication to the course and arranging and performing an internship abroad successfully

  • Intermediate secondary education

    Christelijk College Schaersvoorde - Aalten, Netherlands

    September 2009 - June 2013

    Executed internships during this course: Social internship - Care farm for people with mental disabilities, Lindeboom, Harreveld Branch orientation - Restaurant, Radstake, Heelweg

Languages

4 languages

  • Dutch

    Native or fluent

  • English

    Native or fluent

  • Spanish

    Limited working

  • German

    Limited working

Personal information

Nationalities

  • Dutch

Work Permits

  • European Union

Date of birth

September 10th 1997

Driving License

Yes

Skills

22 skills

  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Creative Writing
  • Data analysis
  • English
  • Event Management
  • Hospitality
  • Hotel Management
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Market Research
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Photoshop
  • Project management
  • Reading
  • Research
  • Social skills
  • Strategic Planning
  • Study Skills
  • Writing
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