How it all began…

Our origin story



Hello, we’re New Heroes. We aim to make training and development accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. By offering over 130 online soft skill and management training courses, we’re the Netflix of development. We serve both individuals and organizations. We help people become better leaders, better communicators, more assertive and lead more stress-free lives. Our development experts are passionate about what they do. And because we’re passionate about quality, we wouldn’t expect anything less.


We believe that quality development shouldn’t cost a lot. That’s why we offer unlimited soft skills learning for 9.95 a month. Because you’re always looking to explore the next horizon. And because you need a plan that fits your life, you can cancel anytime. No additional fees, no hassle.


Gaining New Heroes access for your organization means gaining insight into how your heroes are progressing. You want the best for your organization, and that means the best for your employees. Employees with better soft skills are happier, and as a consequence, more productive.

A little bit different

We don’t want to toot our own horn, but we’re proud of doing things differently. We’re different in offering our online courses as learning journeys. And we’re different in the thoughtful way we’ve crafted each one. Crafted so that the journey is worth more than the destination. Crafted as three types of journey. You decide what type of journey you take. A day-trip? A weekend away? A trip around the world? The longer your journey, the more you get out of it.


No radio-active spiders, no last-of-their-race beings from outer space, no Amazon warriors in the New Heroes story. But there definitely is a super power behind it all.

The stoker

In the 1980s, Jan ‘the Stoker’ Schouten was struck by a vision to make the Netherlands a more assertive place. Working like a caped crusader, he set up Schouten & Nelissen, now one of the country’s most recognized corporate training powerhouses. But he wanted to empower more people than could afford Schouten & Nelissen’s in-person training courses. Having grown the company into a beacon for online training both at home and abroad, he knew affordable, online access was the key. Now New Heroes delivers its power formula to anyone with the courage to grow themselves. Into more assertive people, better leaders, better communicators. Wherever they are in the world. Because we all have the power to become our own personal heroes.

Netflix for online training and development

Faster than a speeding bullet, New Heroes set out to launch its one-of-kind online training platform. Aiming to offer quickly accessible content for those looking to grow personally and professionally at one fixed, low monthly rate. That was new in online training land, where one-off courses were the norm. Also new was the mission to make training and development engaging. No long, droning articles, but hands-on step-by-step activities with video responses, wizards and questionnaires. We called these courses learning journeys, and set out to build 60 from scratch. Joined by corporate training, education and content development experts, our project managers crafted effective, high-quality training courses that inspire and empower.

Screen stare and mouse arm

It took a year of late nights and pizza dinners. Over the course of that year, the New Heroes team created over 350 illustrations, 630 videos, 60 voice overs, and wrote over 1,000,000 words. The result was a lot of screen stare, mouse arm, and some of the most effective online training courses available online. New Heroes launched in April 2016. The team that pushed the launch button has since doubled. Thousands of heroes and dozens of organizations have since joined the platform. Both in the Netherlands and abroad. Because now our entire platform is available in English.

Be your own New Hero

Just fill in our simple form and get started on the learning journey that speaks to you most. You can cancel your monthly membership anytime.

Ready to level up? Take the first step today!

Meet Monty

Meet Monty

Yup, he’s the little red bird in our logo. He’s our mascot and our biggest fan. A cheerleading little chappy, Monty’s not afraid to chart his own flight path and head straight for his destination.

Free as the wind, you’ll find him fluttering his way through our website, on our print materials and on the gifts we send to encourage you on your learning journey. When we’re at an event, Monty will wing in and make everyone smile.

Monty dares to leap into the unknown and never stands still, always aiming for the next horizon. We can all learn a lot from Monty. He’ll be your guide throughout your learning journey. That is, if you dare to fly.

I am ready to spread my wings

We’ll take you on an unforgettable learning journey

Our vision on training and development

We do things differently. At New Heroes, you won’t find long, droning articles, but interactive content. You’ll find video activities, interactive tests and audio content to help you on your way.


We also aim to make our training courses extra effective by encouraging you to nominate a supporter. A supporter can be a friend, a manager or even the babysitter. Anyone you know that can aid you on your journey.

Showcase your skills

Once you’ve completed a training course, you’ll receive a certificate that you can post to LinkedIn in one click. Great for your profile, since employers are seeing soft skills as increasingly important. What’s more, the demand for employees with soft skills is expected to soon outweigh the demand for hard skills.

Are you ready to become the best version of yourself? Start today!


Our mission is to provide everyone, anywhere in the world access to online soft skill and leadership courses. For you personally, and also for your entire organization. 

In addition to a successful launch via resellers in China and South-East Asia, Poland, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico, New Heroes also offers its English platform in the Middle East.

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Our team

Our team

Behind the scenes at New Heroes is a team of dedicated professionals. Meet our superhero's! 

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Meet our masters

Meet our masters

Are you curious to find out more about the master behind your favorite training? Then keep reading.

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Interested in working at New Heroes? Check out our available jobs, internships and traineeship programs here.

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