Lisette Schuitemaker has long observed similarities between herself and other eldest daughters. After studying the classics, she went into communications working first for a large bank, then setting up and running her own agency. After selling this business, she obtained a BSc in Brennan Healing Science and ran a private practice as a life-coach. She has sat on the board of several Dutch and European charities and currently serves as chair of the Center for Human Emergence in the Netherlands and the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland. She combines her psychological insights with her writing experience. The Eldest Daughter Effect is her third book. Her book Alight is about alighting the train of negative thoughts and feelings about yourself and knowing you are a light already.