Jenny Burm

I don’t know why, but I feel great when I see people who are at peace with themselves and others, as a kind of harmony. Therefore, it would be great for me if I could contribute to more understanding, respect and tolerance among people. I want to use my abilities to search for ways to realize this harmony, so that people can reach their potential with more synergy and happiness. I seem to have a great ability to empathize with people. I can quickly understand all kinds of people, and build a nice relationship with them. I’m also very persistent, like responsibilities, and want to see results. By nature, I’m a realist, yet with a touch of fantasy, optimism, and enthusiasm. I’m also curious, have a variety of interests, like the overview but not the details. I’m intrigued in “why people act in certain ways”. I’m an independent person who doesn’t like control or details. I like to try things out on my own. I quit school early and have been self-employed as a podiatrist for 15 years. What I did like the most about this profession was the interaction with people. I like to understand people, their feelings and emotions which is probably the determining factor to my present goal.

More about me being dyslexic myself.

I was born and still live in Belgium, happily married for more than 30 years. I like reading fiction because of my imagination, and non-fiction because I’m curious and want to learn. I can enjoy the little things in life.

My biggest motivation was trying to help my nephew Maarten who in 2000, at the age of 8, was diagnosed as having both ADD and dyslexia.

I want to thank my husband Paul Iliano for his motivation and help, and my brother-in-law Dirk Iliano for being a patient proofreader.