“I thrive in an open-minded environment”

Position:
IT and Online solutions consultant

 

IT and online solutions consultant Herre: “I love sharing my knowledge on web development and digital marketing, to help people around the world make the most of the internet.”

Herre is an experienced internet consultant, online marketing specialist, and WordPress developer. He has conducted over 400 website usability scans, trained hundreds of SMEs, and created 30+ WordPress child themes. His expertise lies in web development, SEO, and social media, and he strongly advocates for the use of WordPress as a CMS for online solutions.

As a student of Higher Information Science, Herre had the privilege of being taught by Onno, one of the founders of Facts Figures Future – which became Globally Cool when merging with iD Consultancy. “I was following some Business Informatics subjects where Onno was a guest lecturer. Together, we embarked on a marketing project that explored the realm of digital marketing and website creation. It was during this time that the spark of curiosity ignited within me, fueling my passion for the industry.” At the time, Onno and Joost had a vision for their company and were searching for a dedicated team member to bring it to life. As a student, Herre had the chance to apply and he was selected. “Through hard work, determination, and a genuine passion for the field, I was chosen as the company’s first employee.”

A place of collaboration and knowledge sharing

“From the moment I joined the Globally Cool team, I knew I had found a special place. The environment was not only professional but also welcoming and supportive. With the help of mentors, workshops, and supportive colleagues, I grew as an individual and professional, broadening my horizons.” This knowledge-sharing culture fueled Herre’s passion and allowed him to contribute to the growth and success of the company. Herre says with a smile: “Even now, I stay motivated by Globally Cool’s great environment, where I still have plenty of room to grow.”

20 years of growth and transformation

“I thrive in an open-minded environment with room for exploration. Having joined Globally Cool as the first employee in 2003, I have witnessed firsthand the remarkable changes that have shaped the company over the past two decades. In the early days, Globally Cool operated out of a small office space with just three passionate individuals. As the years passed, our team expanded, and today we have a bustling office in Leeuwarden. This growth in team size necessitated the implementation of more structured procedures and a shift towards a more collaborative approach.” As the team grew and their expertise expanded, Globally Cool evolved into the preferred partner for international business endeavours. Service offerings multiplied, encompassing social media marketing, digital marketing, matchmaking, market research, and trade fair visits, among others. Herre explains: “We embraced innovation, continually developing new services to cater to the changing needs of our clients. The wide field of our knowledge and experience positioned Globally Cool as a reliable partner in the realm of international business.”

A culture of equality and openness

“At Globally Cool, our culture is defined by its friendliness, openness, and flat organisational structure. This environment encourages transparent communication and values the sharing of ideas. It creates a space where brainstorming sessions with both colleagues and management are valued and encouraged. Working with a diverse range of colleagues and engaging in international projects has exposed me to various cultures and perspectives.” Those experiences have helped Herre to better understand the industry and aided him in finding proper solutions for various clients.

Embracing continuous learning and innovation

In the fast-paced world of digital marketing and web development, staying ahead of the curve is essential. “We prioritise continuous learning and innovation to ensure our services remain cutting-edge and effective. To keep up with the latest trends and advancements, I actively engage in e-learning platforms, attend webinars, and participate in forums and online communities. By sharing my knowledge through the Globally Cool Academy and participating in international training initiatives, I strive to empower businesses worldwide with the tools and expertise needed to thrive in the digital realm. I love sharing my knowledge on web development and digital marketing, to help people around the world make the most of the internet.”

Making a difference together

“My experience at Globally Cool has been marked by curiosity, growth, and commitment. Joining this remarkable team in its early days has allowed me to witness the company’s transformation and contribute to its success. Together, we continue to make a positive impact, forging partnerships, and empowering businesses on their journey toward global success.”

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