Community Projects

Claudia van Zuiden, Director and Founder of Solution Ways, founded and continues to support the following community projects:

The next CBWN shall be held in Dutch in the Netherlands.


Ons volgend CBWN event zal in Bussum gehouden worden.
Wanneer: Donderdag 19 Januari 2023
Tijd: 10:30-13:00

Het onderwerp voor de volgende bijeenkomst zal zijn:

Inspireer, creëer, motiveer en durf je sterktes te ontwikkelen.

We gaan samen onderzoeken waar de Zelfverzekerheidskloof tussen mannen en vrouwen vandaan komt.

Uit onderzoek van de Cornell University is er gebleken dat er een zogenaamde zelfverzekerheidskloof tussen mannen en vrouwen bestaat. Mannen overschatten hun vaardigheden en prestaties, terwijl vrouwen beide onderschatten. De uitslag van de feitelijke prestaties tussen mannen en vrouwen verschillen echter niet in kwaliteit of kwantiteit. Eveneens bleek uit een rapport van Hewlett Packard, dat mannen al solliciteren voor een baan of promotie wanneer zij slechts aan 60 procent van de kwalificaties voldoen, vrouwen daarentegen pas wanneer zij aan 100 procent van de kwalificaties voldoen.

We gaan met elkaar bespreken hoe het kan dat vrouwen zich vaak minder zelfverzekerd voelen en hoe we ons zelf hierin kunnen versterken waardoor we ook meer vrouwen in topfuncties kunnen gaan zien of zichzelf meer vertrouwd voelen wanneer ze succesvol zijn, zonder dat ze zich mannelijke kwaliteiten aan gaan nemen die niet authentiek aanvoelen. We gaan ontdekken, waar we ons zelf nog te kort doen en hoe we dat in een gezonde en gebalanceerde manier zouden kunnen veranderen,wat een positieve impact op ons persoonlijk en zakelijk leven kan gaan brengen.

Ben je geïnteresseerd en wil je erbij zijn dan kun je je plaats alvast via email reserveren via mij een email te sturen of hier tickets te kopen.


CBWN – Conscious Business Women Network’ started in 2021 in the Netherlands and is a network and platform for conscious business women, women entrepreneurs, women in leadership roles, women who want to connect with business women who are consciously making a positive change in the world. They inspire, uplift and support each other to fulfill their purpose and calling in their lives. There is a Facebook page for this group, as well as a LinkedIn page.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 20th October 2022, in Bussum and will be held in Dutch (although we can translate to English when necessary. The topic of this event is: The Feminine Qualities of Leadership. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.


Thriving People, Thriving Planet

Conscious Food for Thought, is a co-creation by Alexandra van Rijen and Claudia van Zuiden to inspire and empower people to lead authentic and ethical lives in harmony with nature and community. We seek fulfilment by cultivating meaningful lives filled with purpose, connection and belonging.
How do we do this?
Creating Conscious Events. We organise inspirational events, where change-makers from varied backgrounds , share their knowledge and experiences.
Empowering Community. We aim to connect people through discussion, reflection and food. Our vision is to inspire and enable people to share how to live an ethical, sustainable life and how to thrive. We encourage people to become aware that actions can make a difference and lead to positive change.
Celebrating Life. Through sharing holistic food and meaningful conversations, we aspire to make this world a happier, more joyful, loving and kinder place for all.
Founders: Alexandra van Rijen, Claudia van Zuiden

The Hive


‘The Hive’ started in 2013 in Scotland, UK, and is a UK support network and platform for business women, women entrepreneurs, women in leadership roles, women who are looking for inspiration to continue their creative and productive ideas and/or any other women who feel that they might benefit of actively participating in this group. There is a Facebook page for this group called The Hive

Wo’moon Circle of One


The ‘Wo’moon Circle of One’, is an local and international platform for women to empower, support and inspire each other, was created in 2005.  This group has now grown to three sub-groups, where each group specialises in specific age-groups and topics related to these groups and is run by a core group of women who voluntarily support other women. In 2012 Claudia was invited to Poland to co-facilitate a weekend in leading women to learn skills for empowerment and well-being. There is also a Facebook page for this group which is called:Wo’Moon Circle of One

Earth Guardians Scotland

EG Scotland

As an outdoor person Claudia believes we all need to take positive action for climate change. She decided to join the Earth Guardians Group and started the group ‘Earth Guardians Scotland’, where she with others, mentors young people to become positive climate change leaders and mentors themselves. The Facebook page for this group is called Earth Guardians Scotland and is worth a visit.

For more information about the Global Earth Guardians Project please visit:


The Peace Art Project

We promote Peace in this world and facilitate collaborative, creative days with other people who hold that same vision.

In her free time Claudia is a keen photographer and painter. Art can be used as a form of therapy and Claudia has been facilitating  therapeutic art projects for over 20 years. In 2015 She started The Peace Art Project, which has the vision to promote Peace and plans to facilitate collaborative, creative days with other people who hold that same vision. The art items need to express some sense of representing Peace and a percentage of the art items being sold will be donated to projects/ charities that promote a peaceful world.

The Peace Art Project is part of and promoted by Solution Ways.

If you would like mentoring in how to start your community project please get in touch with Claudia by emailing her: to discuss how she could help you.

Current Art for Sale by Claudia van Zuiden:


  • ‘New Beginnings’  Canvas. Media: Acrylic. Size: 100 cm x 150cm. 675 Euros + postage and packaging *SOLD*


  • Canvas. Media: Acrylic. Size: 61cm x 61 cm. £ 575 + postage and packaging


‘Blossom in the Wind’ 500 Euros * SOLD *


‘Half the Sky’ 650 Euros * SOLD *


‘Tree of Life’ 350 Euros * SOLD *

Music for Peace:

The CD we recorded in Nepal in June 2015 (not long after the 2nd earth quake), ‘Himalayan Healing ~Namaste~ A Sacred Journey”, is getting such positive feedback from people. Thanks ever so much! We recorded half an hour of healing music with musicians who never met before. One take, one recording, one CD in Kathmandu Valley. ( Price: £10 per CD plus postage)

Here you can listen to one track of the CD:

Creating this CD was a most amazing musical experience, together with my daughter Pema Doma and our dear friends Ashish Maharjan, Firoj Bajracharya and Pritam Rai.



Himalayan Healing- Namaste- A Sacred Journey

1) Healing the Self (9.09)
2) Omnipresence (7.56)
3) Connecting Sky and Earth (4.31)
4) Healing Request fro the World (6.22)
Total time: 30 minutes

Recorded and mixed in Nepal by Firoj Bajracharya @Jyoti Records, Bhinchhe Bahal, Lalitpur, Nepal.

Ashish Maharjan- Himalayan Flute
Pritam Rai- Tabla, Tibetan bells and Voice
Pema Doma- Voice
Claudia van Zuiden- Voice
All rights reserved © A huge thank you to everyone who participated

This CD was recorded in Lalitpur, Nepal, after the second big earthquake hit Nepal in 2015.
A fusion of music and chanting was recorded to build bridges between different cultures and to create a collective of people with hopes and aspirations for a peaceful world, expressed through sound.
May the ripples of the positive energies created during the recording of this CD, directly or indirectly benefit limitless sentient beings.
All profits of the sales of this CD will be donated to causes in Nepal that help to rebuild Nepal.
Thanks so much for your support.

Price CD: £ 19 (+ postage)

Here is the link to listen to some of the tracks of the CD:

Himalayan Healing – Namaste – A Sacred Journey

All rights reserved ©.

Claudia van Zuiden, CEO Solution Ways