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TEDxAmsterdamWomen

TEDxAmsterdamWomen

I was so excited to be one of the Senior Speaker Coaches for TEDxAmsterdamWomen again! It was such a delight to coach the speakers and see them own their moment on stage. You can read more about my experience on the Harper's Bazaar website and check my Instagram post...

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How good is your English? My interview on FD.nl

How good is your English? My interview on FD.nl

De Roemeense IT’er, de bankier uit Duitsland en de Britse onderzoeker. Op de Nederlandse werkvloer wordt steeds meer Engels gesproken. Nederlanders denken dat zij die taal uitstekend beheersen, maar er valt nog een flinke slag te maken. Imagine an organization (or is...

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This hit me so hard – I even told Siri to write it down!

This hit me so hard – I even told Siri to write it down!

This weekend I was listening to a podcast and I heard something that stopped me in my tracks. A famous comedian, Amy Schumer, was talking to Oprah about what it's like to be in the public eye, and be vulnerable on stage. I was laughing so hard at her brilliant way of...

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Are you selling or are you selling yourself short?

Are you selling or are you selling yourself short?

Before I get to the heart of my heart, let's start with something cool and sweet - I was truly honored to have 3.5 minutes of fame on Shownieuws last week! You can catch my segment here. It was so much fun to do, and more media is coming! Ok. Now back to our regularly...

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Happy new……decade!

Happy new……decade!

Hello my darling! Happy new....decade! How's yours going so far? Well, I'm back and chock full of good news! This is what has happened so far since I last mailed you: I went to Berlin for 5 days I moved house*The movie 'April, May en June' that I worked on as Linda de...

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Thank you. And thank you.

As this decade (OMG!) draws to a close, I am feeling all nostalgic and happy. I look back on a year full of triumphs. Of risk-taking. Of mistakes. Of going big and then going home to put on my pyjamas at 8 pm. Some of the highlights... Launching my new ebook '50 Lit...

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Are you selling or are you selling yourself short?

Breaking News! Doors are now open!

You use English all the time. And I guess people understand you. But is that enough? That they just UNDERSTAND you? Deep down, you know you could do better. You keep using the same words over and over again. Boring. For you, and for them. And the words you really...

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I’m here to help you shine!

I’m here to help you shine!

This picture was taken 1 year ago today. I was so full of pride, as it was TEDxAmsterdamWomen, and I was about to watch my speakers shine on stage, like the Minister of Education,  Ms Ingrid van Engelshoven. I've been a Senior Speaker Coach for many years, and I'm...

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