Business Basecamp is a group of skilled professionals who have sharpened their skills through years of focused work in their areas of expertise. The Basecamp is augmented by a community of professionals from many industries, who are also seeking the respectful, supportive guidance of those who can relate and help in practical ways.
The Business Basecamp team is led by founder Patricia Zeegers, who has managed high-level Human Resources portfolios for large corporations and led global female entrepreneurship initiatives. Patricia and her team are all about sharing their journeys so that it can inspire you about what can be.
“Nike’s “Just Do It” philosophy wasn’t something that was instilled in me while managing high-profile projects for the company in The Netherlands. As a young adult I had to come to terms with my family’s somewhat nomadic life, gather the strength to “Just Do It” and constantly adapt to new environments,” Patricia shared.
“That’s why Nike and I were such a good fit! Working in such a dynamic environment for so long was challenging – I won’t lie – but my time with Nike helped me master the art of working efficiently and effectively and gave me the professional tools, knowledge and expertise I needed.” she reflected.
Roots in Barcelona
Barcelona is where Patricia met and talked with many talented, ambitious woman who were struggling to push forward with sustainable businesses. This inspired Patricia and planted the seed that would grow into Business Basecamp. Through Business Basecamp, she could finally help them be fulfilled and happier as they were not alone in getting through their own mountainous journeys. The experiences that followed also cemented her appreciation for the skills-set she had acquired and how it could be invaluable to others. Her team members were all recruited to live that same drive and passion.
You and Business Basecamp
Business Basecamp can take you from wherever you are in your entrepreneurial journey and guide your steps toward where you should be. We cannot promise an absence of challenges. Yet, we can promise that you will not be alone in seizing every opportunity and hurdling the challenges that stand between you and your goals. Business Basecamp is a stimulating, respectful place where you can be heard and seen where you are. It is also where you can gain relevant advice and truly empathetic support. It is your journey; however, we can help you to travel it more efficiently. Just do it … well!
Business Basecamp’s Manifesto
“We believe that everyone has a role to play in society and that everyone should have equal opportunities to participate. Gender, race, disability, religion, etc. should not be barriers. Diversity and equality add depth and richness to the human experience, broader understanding and new perspectives. When we all treat each other with respect and open hearts, everyone feels included, valued and happier.” –Patricia Zeegers.
- We won’t let our fears, perfectionism or lack of confidence hold us back.
- We will fight against traditional gender roles that prevent our businesses from growing and our lives from blooming.
- We will encourage other women to start and grow successful businesses so that the knock-on effects help their communities flourish and become more equal.
- We will always be proactive in looking for opportunities.
- We will share our experience, skills, tools and networks to gain purposeful and meaningful results.
- We will make sure goals are aligned and achieved PLUS rejoice in small and large achievements