SHFT Happens is not an event. SHFT Happens is a community. A pop-up home. A cultural movement based on 11 practical principles. We don’t book presenters or provide entertainment. What happens here is up to you! You are entering a “decommodified” space that is eager to embrace who you are, not what you have. You are expected to collaborate, be inclusive, creative, connective and add value.

You’ll get over €750 in value:
✯ Mentoring from 10+ leading coaching experts
✯ A bespoke professional development training
✯ A hot desk in a world leading incubator
✯ A Yoga, or a Boxing class
✯ Lunch, refreshments & Happy Hour
✯ Access to an exclusive community

As a solopreneur you raise and bootstrap your business single-handedly, juggling all the balls, calling all the shots and playing the entire game alone. This leaves you vulnerable to a number of risks. Burnout and isolation are just two of them. We capitalise on a community’s assets and potential, and promote the creation of value-centric communal workplaces that contribute to people’s health and well being.

One encounter with the right mentor, can be the Rocket Fuel that propels you forward. But what kind of mentor is the right one for you? How do you choose the best from the broad range of services? A session with a coach can cost anything between €75 and €200 per hour. Trying a new expert each time, is money and time down the drain. At SHFT Happens you’ll get them all in one room.

Whether you’re a ZZP’er, an Entrepreneur, a Startup or a savvy creative with big dreams you want to be independent, but not isolated. At SHFT Happens we hold a vision of people free in thinking, but tight in thriving. We create the conditions and the spaces for all of us to become technicians of SELF. How will we achieve that? By connecting WORK with the MIND, BODY & SPIRIT.

Our experts will expand your MIND with transformational Workshops. Yoga (or boxing) will stretch your BODY, which in turn will stretch your awareness. Our power family will elevate your SPIRIT. We believe that we are best able to come into our true power in the heart of a resonating tribe. And finally, together we will change the way we WORK. You’ll find a safe container of trust and co-creation, a home away from home.

Benjamin Fro

Benjamin Fro, the Maxi Jazz/Faithless of Amsterdam, is going to rock the stage & blow our minds at SHFT Happens, on January 27. You may know him as the rapper of PLeaSe! & his performances at DWDD, Melkweg & Paradiso. This savvy creative & Rapping Philosopher lives the values that SHFT Happens aims to nurture in our community.

Meet the ultimate version of you!

Everyone is eager to make the world a better place. But the world starts with you. There is only one thing that heals every problem, and that is: to know yourself; to know how to love yourself. Wondering where to begin?

The Mindbrouwerij Brings us: Brew Your Identity, to guide us.

The rise of the SELFpreneur

In a day and age when work is an extension of who we are, an expression of our inner self, the SELF is forefront and centre of everything that we do and everything that we put out into the world. When we create, we often equate the product with our self-worth. One of the miracles of each of our lives is the possibility of leaving our distinct — creative — mark through the expressions of our creativity. SHFT Happens creates the conditions and the spaces for all of us to become technicians of SELF and from that place, bring our value out into the world.

Don’t just survive. Thrive!

You can’t get sick enough to help the sick, stressed enough to help the stressed, or broke enough to help the poor. Commiserating perpetuates misery. Thriving perpetuates prosperity. Want to help? Be the light you wish to see in the world. Wondering how? Psychologist and Therapist, Joseph Scorselo, will be there to lead the way.

8 times World Champion

SHFT Happens is the sequel, and the “HOW” of the Queens & Kings Of Hearts Campaign, which was championed in 2015, by 8 times World Champion, Nicol David on Nicol David is the best squash player the game has ever witnessed. Winner of 80 Pro Titles, World No 1 for a record-breaking length of time – Nicol is a 21th Century Legend.

Step into your power!

Our community values empowering cooperation and collaboration.

We strive to produce, promote and protect mutual support, mentoring, coaching, empowerment and methods of communication that support such interactions. We do that by opening our doors to mentors and coaches that have the tools and the desire to make a difference.

We developed SHFT Happens because we wanted to create three things:

  • The best productivity vault in The Netherlands, and eventually – in the world.
  • A conscious ecosystem so you can focus on getting meaningful work done.
  • A solid platform of mentors, experts, and coaches to help create sustainable SHFT’s for people with a dream.

We know just how important a support network and an infrastructure you can rely on is when you’re pursuing a dream. That is why we’re committed to providing a conscious ecosystem where you can focus on getting meaningful work done.

Imagine this…a workday that feels like
Pack your incomplete and stalling projects, and come join a tribe of creative misfits for a day of get-it-done and feel-good.
Because dreams can't wait
Connect with your tribe
Get comfortable in an enriching workplace
harness Motivation & confidence
Tap into great Tools & Mentors


  • Focused working environment
  • Solid processes to help get your work done
  • Motivated, friendly team to keep you on track
  • Results guaranteed


  • 09:00 Registration & coffee
  • 10:00 Morning ritual
  • 11:00 Work sprint
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Work sprint
  • 14:00 Yoga, stretching class & breakout sessions
  • 15:00 Work sprint
  • 16:00 Work sprint
  • 17:00 Recapitulation
  • 18:00 Happy Hour
  • These schedules and times are subject to change.
  • 09:30 - 10:00: Arrival & Coffee
  • 10:00 - 11:00: Goal setting and Group work for tapping into the unconscious mind
  • 11:00 - 12:00: An hour of heads-down, facilitated, distraction-free productivity
  • 12:00 - 13:00: Yoga Or Boxing (Optional)
  • 13:00 - 14:00: Lunch & jam Session Benjamin Fro
  • These schedules and times are subject to change.
  • 14:00 Work sprint
  • 15:00 Breakout sessions
  • 16:00 Work sprint
  • 17:00 Recapitulation
  • 18:00 Happy Hour
  • These schedules and times are subject to change.