Discover who you are and where you are heading!
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The Course

Self understanding might be one of the most important skills in your life. If you know who you are and where you are heading, it will be easier to make a decision, attract the right people, and achieve what you want. In this course co-created with Extraordinary Life, we will help you to do so.

Trainings will be hosted ON CAMPUS on Thursdays at 15h30 starting on September 23rd.

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Week 1: Introduction to yourself

During the first introduction session, you’ll meet your trainer and group and explore what is the self and why you would want to learn more about it.

Week 2: Your personality and biases

You will critically reflect on the use of various introspective techniques (such as personality tests) and understand how to avoid pitfalls/biases of self-development techniques/tools. 

Week 3: How to motivate yourself

Understanding your own motivation could be one of the most beneficial self knowledge. You’ll learn about different motivational theories and how to leverage them to achieve your own goals. 

Week 4: Your behavior and emotions

Your emotions and behaviour are the most common way how your self is expressed in the outside world. You will compassionately reflect on your own behavior and emotions connected to that.

Week 5: Self authenticity & connection to others

Once you know yourself how do you express it to others? You’ll explore how to express yourself authentically and how to use this expression to create meaningful connection with others. 

Week 6: Final reflection

In the end of the course you will puzzle out all aspects of self you’ve discovered so far and build up a deeper understanding of self and plan further actions you can take. 

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Niek van Disseldorp       

Niek has a passion for self-development and public speaking. In 2019, he set up the EL Association to bring a new message to university students. This message is radically honest, entails stepping outside the comfort zone and creates a sense of belonging. After an amazing board year with the team, he biked from Rotterdam to Zurich to pursue his exchange. In Switzerland he set up the first international branch of Extraordinary Life. Niek is characterised by going against the grain, caring for improvement and discipline. Niek is back this year to lead our online Leadership Academy.

What you need to know


Participation in the course is free, however full participation will be required once you signed up and you are selected. (First session is mandatory).


You will see your trainer once a week, for 6 weeks. Besides the coaching session there is preparatory material that you will need to cover before hand.


We know that life happens. As long as you do not miss more than one training session and you deliver the final assignment, you will get one.


Small parts of some sessions might be recorded, or screenshots of the zoom calls might be taken for communication, education and/or marketing purposes.


Trainings are subject to change in format (online/offline) to adhere with the measures taken by the Dutch government and Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Applications work on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, time slots will only open if a minimum of 8 students enroll.


You can know more on how we manage your data on our policy page.

Ready to get started?

This time around, applications will be first come first serve*. Don't sleep on it and sign up as soon as possible! Once the spots are gone, they're gone.

Deadline for applications: September 17th at midnight.

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