Introducing Andy Kirchner

Andrew “Andy” Kirchner was born in Curaçao in 1976. He was raised with a Dutch Caribbean cultural diversity in Curaçao and the Netherlands.

Photo Credit: Leonid Antonia Photography

After a life changing scuba diving accident in 2012 he remained paralyzed from the waist down. He quickly realized that if he would want to walk again one day, he had to see what he still had and not what he had lost. In his struggle to find a new purpose for his life. He found a new, stronger and visionary version of himself. He took his time rehabilitating as a time to reflect and study to become a better version of him. Physically, mentally and spiritually he developed himself to one day be able to be of service to others. The set goal brought him on an unexpected journey.

Three years later, in 2015, his visualized business idea 2nd Life Curaçao, creating functional recycled art, won him the JCI IOBA Aspiring Creative Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The following year he completed his set goals by becoming a speaker at the TEDx Aruba 2016 event.

With his lessons learned during the most challenging period of his life, Andy Kirchner, as The Recycled Pirate | Life Awareness & Innovations, recycles lives. The modern pirate is a non conformist that meets mindfulness. He coaches, gives seminars and motivational speeches at schools and corporate events about his own life and personal developed Life Awareness tools on how to live more aware in this digital era and become a better version of you.

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