Suzanne van der Veeken

Suzanne van der Veeken

Suzanne van der Veeken

Entrepreneur in sustainability, ocean conservation and adventure travel.

Bio: Suzanne is an adventure-loving, curiousity seeking ocean adventurer and advocate. For over ten years, she has been slow travelling around the world, of which last four years, mostly under sail, while living a minimalistic nomad lifestyle as a location independent entrepreneur. She feels at home anywhere there’s water. She’s a ‘do it yourself’ oceanographer learning about the ocean through (hitch)sailing, kitesurfing and freediving. As the ‘Oceanpreneur,’ she creates ocean adventure travel content, trips, and expeditions to excite and inform others about ocean travel and conservation. She is the author of Ocean Nomad, the hitchhikers guide to the Atlantic.


Talk Summary

“The power of (dis)connection: The rewards of sailing across the Atlantic”

Our laptops and devices are our friends. They allow us to live the location independent freedom lifestyle. But what about freedom of the mind? What happens when you live with no agenda, schedule or deadline for a few weeks? Leave the busyness for what it is and take a pause from our performance based system. Hop on board with Suzanne on an Atlantic Ocean sailing adventure! In her talk she shares how to tune out from the land-based ‘system,’ what life is like on the ocean, and what an ocean adventure does to your soul and business. What has changed when reaching the other side of the Atlantic? A new route may have been plotted.