Hello – Glad you stopped by to learn more about me and what I do!
Two of my greatest passions are Transformation and Empowerment – on the stage and in life!
I am an American executive speaker coach, Senior TEDx coach, published author, professional speaker/trainer and passionate entrepreneur. For over 30 years, I have lived and worked in The Netherlands and had a career as a highly successful global account manager and trainer in the medical publishing industry. I have two adult children, am a volunteer as an animal ambulance driver and caregiver and the Liaisson at my church: the Evangelische Roze Viering, for the English speaking expat and refugee community.
I started Successful Speaker Now in September 2011 to help businesspeople to move from Boring to Brilliant speakers.
One of my proudest experiences over the years has been to be a TEDx Coach. I have helped more than 150 speakers for TEDx Amsterdam, TEDx Amsterdam Women, TEDx Binnenhof and more than 10 other TEDx events over the years. I love being a part of this inspirational movement! Check out the TEDx Legacy page.
I stepped away from my company for a few months in 2020,as I was feeling burned out and took a job as a Pursuit Coach Director at Deloitte for a few months. It didnt work out, but it made me realize how much I missed running my own business- and that my expertise and passion are valuable and that I am an expert in my field. My role as biggest cheerleader for my client also makes me happy!