Knowmads Business School



Knowmads Business School Amsterdam offers non-formal, international, creative business programs in English that challenges students to create their own education and projects. We are a platform for people who want to make a positive difference in the world.

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Our vision
Knowmads Business School contributes to a world in which we learn to know ourselves and work from our own strengths. It’s a world where we are proactive, rather than reactive. A world where we see and take opportunities. In this world we are daring and enjoy to work on our big dreams together.

We don’t see our current education preparing us to become these people. This is why we created Knowmads. We want to gather such seekers and offer a place where they can learn to dare, trust and step onto the road to their big dreams together. We see our role in offering people a place where hope, needs, aspiration can be turned into a meaningful, thriving life or business.

At Knowmads you become part of a network that seeks to span the globe and attract bright minds, purposeful assignments and ideas for a better world.

Our program is based on action learning in a team setting. A team is a group of international students that start and end their program together. We create a basic frame of tools and workshops we found to be useful. The additional program is co-created with the students and implemented by the Knowmads staff an external trainers for specific methods and tools, to learn applying innovative solutions to real situations at work. They are experts in their fields.

Our principles

PeopleHuman Centered
Being Human Centered is about being aware of who I am. Being aware of dreams, patterns, beliefs, effects. It is about understanding myself in order to do work sustainably and grounded (centered).

Action-orientedAction Oriented
Action Oriented is about movement, dynamic. We want to impact the world in a positive way and that starts from my own action. Rather than reacting on everything that comes to me, I work pro-actively from my own skills and ground.

HHHHead Heart Hands
Head Heart Hands Aligned. I have three kinds of energy within me: head (thoughts/intellect), heart (passion/connection), and hand (acts). I need all of them at different times. Working is a balancing acts between these three energies. It’s about knowing when I need which one to support my process.

CommunicationOpen and Appreciative Communication
Open and Appreciative communication is that I value what is there in a given situation. I (might) have judgements and I see that those judgements are my own projections. In communicating openly about this, I connect to myself and others. This is how I appreciate our connection. This is how I create real understanding.

PowerPower to Choose
Power to choose. When aligned, my choices “empower” me. They give energy to my life. With the choices I make, I follow my own path. I make conscious decisions. This is how I take responsibility for myself and my actions.

Magic, flow, shine. Stepping into the unknown is about flow an trusting that control is only one aspect. It’s about trusting the magic to happen as you let go. It humbles me in knowing that I cannot (and do not need to) control everything. When I allow and work with the unknown, whatever happens is what needs to happen.