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Empowering young professionals

We raised €400.000 in funding from G-Force Capital and the Regional Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands

We are more than excited to share that we raised capital to unlock the next stage of Young Heroes. With this investment, we want to expand our team and further develop our platform.  

Young Heroes already serves companies nationwide and we notice an ever-growing momentum in the market. We have strong growth ambitions, and the investment gives us the push to go faster. We found experienced partners in G-Force and the NOM who want to continue this journey with us. We are looking forward to it immensely!”, say Eva van Leeuwen, Co-Founder of Young Heroes. 

To the press release [NL/EN]
Co-Founders Young Heroes

We empower young professionals to confidently shape their future by building self-confidence through knowledge and community.

At Young Heroes, we believe in sharing: sharing stories, sharing experience, sharing advice. Together with our coaches, we want to give young professionals the support and sparring partner they need to succeed in their personal and professional lives.

Because sometimes, you simply need someone coaching and cheering you on from the sidelines.

Made with ❤️ in the North.

We are a small, international team of people in Leeuwarden, Friesland who want to see young professionals succeed in the workplace. We are branching from the established and award-winning research and marketing agency YFK which has a strong culture of development and learning and is already working with the “Young Hero” approach of matching experienced experts with young professionals, embracing what both individuals have to bring to the table for each project. Also, we like to have fun at work. And coffee.

Meet the team

At your service!

Sarah Höckner

Product Hero

“I remember my first years as a young professional and I would have clearly benefitted from the guidance of a coach. I am so happy to offer this opportunity now with Young Heroes.”

Eva van Leeuwen

Founder & CEO Hero

“I knew very early on in my career that I wanted to help young professionals – and companies respectively. Only empowered employees will be engaged and drive their projects forward!”

Meet the coaches

The people making a difference!

Gerda Boonstra

Marketing & Communication

”My motivation is to help young professionals to develop themselves and be successful – both, on a personal level as well as on a skill level. It is so good to see them grow and learn more about themselves and to help them with practical issues.”

Carine Poen

Brand & Content

”I greatly enjoy exchanging ideas and perspectives with young professionals during my coaching sessions. With the right impulses and support, it is incredible to see them take charge and tackle work challenges.”

Wiebe De Roos

Change Management

”During my time as a coach, I have seen young professionals grow significantly and gain ease and confidence in their professional environment. When they embrace the challenge of growth, they really can be unstoppable.”

Miranda Fokkema

Business Development, Export & Marketing

”Being able to give young professionals a flying start of their professional lives is what I aspire to. Certain career steps can be made faster or hurdles can be taken easier with the support of an experienced professional on their side. As a coach, I can empower them (with the right tools) to be in charge of their professional and personal development.”

Krista Moeijes-Bosgra

Marketing & Sustainability

”With a coach, young professionals may develop themselves faster, ease the struggles of launching their career, improve their joy in work and learn that being open and learning on the job is something normal and an attitude for the rest of their lives.”

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