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Let’s start the new year with some FAB new books!

Let’s start the new year with some FAB new books!

'I'm honored that my free hugs movement is featured in the coolest book about the future of sex, Holy Fuck. You can read my chapter on how to make it through an international casting in Tanja Kok's great book about the modelling industry, and you can see all my...

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‘Woman of the Year 2018’

‘Woman of the Year 2018’

‘I was so honored to be one of the nominees for Harper Bazaar’s Woman of the Year award. I co- hosted the event last year and it was so much fun to be invited back this year, but as a nominee! ‘  

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Deeply honored to be the Speaker Coach for the Minister

Deeply honored to be the Speaker Coach for the Minister

The word is out! I'm deeply honored to be the Speaker Coach for the Minister of Education, Ingrid van Engelshoven ('Just call me Ingrid', she says. But...I still can't.)! I've worked closely with her and her team to give her confidence in her very first TED talk (in...

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Not moving ahead means you’re falling behind……

You know what? There's a big beautiful business world out there. Waiting for you. You're smart, a total pro, and in control. In your own language. But in English, you don't always feel like you. You know you can do more, but how? Wouldn't it be great to feel full of...

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Bye bye Silicon Valley…..

This: ‘I cancelled because I felt like such a fraud standing up there. All those eyes looking at me. What if I blacked out? Or said the wrong thing? And no way could I deal with the questions afterwards. So I gave the job to someone else.’ This is what a client told...

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Looking back on never looking back…

I went back to where it all began this weekend. On Saturday morning, I headed back to the prestigious language institute Regina Coeli (de nonnetjes van Vught) for a retirement party for a beloved former colleague and friend. I was hired by Coeli in February of 1991,...

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I turn 51 today and I’ve got a present for you!

I turn 51 today and I’ve got a present for you!

It's my 51st birthday today! And I've got a gift for YOU! I'm giving out free hugs on Saturday! On August 31, I'll be at the Den Bosch train station from 10.00-11.00, and then at Utrecht Centraal (inside, on the Jaarbeurs side) from around 12.00 till 13.00. Come and...

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You are stealing. And this is why.

Oh oh oh ... Guess what? You are stealing. I know you are. And that's not good. You have ideas that are worth sharing. You have a story to tell. But for some reason, you're holding back. Doubting yourself. Wondering if you should really share your ideas. You wonder if...

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