This is New Heroes Academy

...and this is how we work

Our vision for learning

You learn more effectively by doing. That is why we regularly challenge you to practice what you just learnt. E-doing instead of e-learning. The more you practice, the better you get. When you apply your newly acquires skills in 'real life', you will learn that you are capable of change and growth,

We support our users in every way possible. Our courses are filled with principles for smart learning to motivate and make learning a fun activity. Contact us, or request a live demo. We'll gladly share our approach to effective learning.

High standards of excellence

Our goal is to make your life and work easier. How? By encouraging personal growth and development. We develop and create online courses to improve soft skills. We aim to make these courses available to anyone, anywhere, anytime, maintaining a high standard of quality.

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New Heroes Design

Dutch Design is the blueprint for our educational approach. We apply it to all our soft skills and leadership courses which are available to anyone who wants to learn, anytime, anyplace, anywhere. 

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Our vison for learning

We believe that you are the only one who can truly transform yourself. If you're not motivated, nothing will change. Are you ready to springboard your development?

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A career at New Heroes Academy

Meet our masters

Find out more about our the people who design and develop our courses, our so-called masters.

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Our team

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

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

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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.

A new concept

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. An innovative approach towards online training, 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.

Eye strain and RSI

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 also available in English.

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.

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

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.


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