Employee Spotlight: Rick Wiersma's journey at 2theloo.

Employee Stories
June 20, 2024

From new challenge to successful coach: the journey of Rick Wiersma at 2theloo

Meet Rick Wiersma, the Field Coach at 2theloo since September 1, 2023. In this interview, Rick shares his experiences, responsibilities, and what makes 2theloo such a great place to work.

How did your journey with 2theloo begin, and what attracted you to your current position?

On a Saturday during the "Bokkentocht" in May 2023, I spoke with my cousin Koen Theeuwes. He asked if I was still enjoying the job I had been doing for 25 years. I told him that I was looking for a new challenge, but nothing had come my way yet. That’s how the ball started rolling, and since September 1, 2023, I have been the Field Coach at 2theloo. What attracted me most to my current role is the constant communication required to achieve even better results. Additionally, there are plenty of opportunities for self-development.

Can you tell us more about your responsibilities within the company?

I try to enthusiastically engage the staff of our partners during training to ensure the best possible cleaning of the 2theloo facilities. I am not afraid to roll up my sleeves and help out as well. I believe we must work together to achieve our goals.

What is your biggest challenge in your current role?

The biggest challenge in my current role is balancing the needs and perspectives of everyone involved, understanding that I can't always make everyone happy. Sometimes, despite good ideas, you have to disappoint people. It's crucial to have empathy for both sides of any issue.

Looking at your 2theloo experience so far: what are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my ability to adapt to circumstances, make them my own, and strive to improve or at least get the most out of them. I am also working on creating a cleaning checklist, which is expected to be rolled out soon, aiming to further elevate our cleaning standards.

What makes 2theloo, in your opinion, a great place to work?

The most important thing is, of course, that it helps me pay my bills ;) but a pleasant and safe work environment with people who help you when needed is also incredibly valuable. The freedom to bring out the best in yourself is something that greatly appeals to me.

Most important question: who is your favorite superhero, and why?

I don’t really have a superhero, but if I had to name someone, it would be my wife. She allows me to be who I am, encourages me, listens to me, and often gives me that extra push or, if needed, a brake to help me achieve my best.