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Imca Bendt

What’s your name?



Where were you born?



What’s your profession?

Apprenticeship coach at Pameijer


For how long?

20 years


What do you like most about your profession?

The variation in people and work, no day is the same.


What’s your hobby?

Photography, photoshopping, dancing, hair styling, doing sports.


Which property to a person is important for you?

I think humor is very important.


Who do you admire?

I admire every person that can be theirselves. And my sister, I really admire her.


What’s your most prominent characteristic?

I don’t know, one of these three: empathy, a good listening ear and I treat every person with dignity.


What do you want to tell the world?

Live your life. Live! And be who you are. Enjoy.


What do you want to learn?

Kizomba, which is a sensual style of dancing.


What do you like about your appearance?

My nails and lips.


What can we wake you up for?

Brown beans with rice and chicken, cooked by my husband. And for a trip to a tropical island.


What’s your most precious possession?

The word ‘possession’ bothers me, because I would say my children. And I’m very happy that I’m alive. That I get to live and get to be who I am. That I get to be a mother. And that I’m a woman.


What’s your most beautiful memory?

I can’t say giving birth is my most beautiful memory… But for the first time making contact with my children is. On the moment they’re born, you know that they are yours and came out of you, but there’s no mutual recognition. The first time they made eye contact, that they recognized me, that was very beautiful.


What’s your saddest memory?

When my little sister was committed to a mental health facility. And the loss of loved-ones.


When are you happiest?

When everyone who’s dear to me is okay.


Why did you cry, the last time you cried?

I cried when I was watching a movie that really touched me: 7 Kogustaki Mucize, a Turkish film on Netflix about a man with a mental disability, who is sentenced to prison because of a murder he didn’t commit. I cried a lot while watching that.


Who would you like to have dinner with?

Oprah Winfrey and Tina Turner, two very strong women who went through a lot in their lives but always managed to stand ground. I really admire that.