Coach, Creator & Creative Instigator

Rebel by cause | Warrior by choice


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


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. His set goals brought him on an unexpected, still ongoing, journey.


Three years later, in 2015, his visualized business idea 2nd Life Curaçao, creating functional recycled art. Which won him the JCI IOBA Aspiring Creative Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015. The following year, in September 2016, he was invited as a speaker for 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, NGOs and corporate events about how life can take unexpected turns and how inner strength can bring out the beauty from within you. His personal developed Life Awareness tools guide you to become a better version of yourself and live a more aware life in this overwhelming digital era.

“Would you want to learn from someone who has read the book about the problem?
Or would you like to learn from someone who has found his own answers to the issue?”

The Recycled Pirate | Life Awareness & Innovations brings solutions fit to your situation. Innovations can be doing something new and modern, but it can also mean doing something tried and tested adjusted to your specific situation.

The Recycled Pirate helps you analyse the situation and guides you how you can help yourself to #BecomeYourOwnCreator.

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Watch The Recycled Pirate’s TEDx Aruba Talk here:


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Behind the scenes: The TEDx Aruba Aftermath