What I do
Group courses. One-to-One coaching. Online sessions.
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“The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops, until you stand up to speak in public.”
George Jessel, American actor 


Speaking in public, death and spiders: humanity’s top 3 fears, in this precise order.
Of the three, speaking in public comes with the occasional extra “bonus” that it has to be done in a foreign language, frequently English.
This is why we have developed these programs: to help you say what you want to say, in the way you want to say it, confidently, fluently and coherently.

#TuesdayTalks: Learn how to always find your words

Speaking opportunities are too often turned down, missed or not used to their full potential, because of a lack of confidence.

Sometimes it’s about speaking English, sometimes it’s about speaking in public in general, and sometimes it’s about speaking in public in English.

You’re worried about not being able to find your words, mumbling, freezing on stage and looking ridiculous.

Do you know this feeling?


Whether it’s just a matter of language practice or you sometimes can’t find your words because of the pressure of public speaking, the #TuesdayTalks workshop will help you understand why you sometimes feel stuck, and teach you how to overcome those moments.
It’s all about public speaking in English – so sessions will take place in English, giving you the chance to be completely immersed in the language. 


Interviewing and Pitching: from Love-Hate to Love-Love

This is a hands-on, value packed opportunity to improve your ability to communicate and highlight your skills with ease, when interviewing for a job or pitching a business idea.

This workshop offers Internationals the chance to work with TEDx speaker coach Ioana Jongsma and International consultant Kathy Borys Siddiqui, and get the best of where their areas of expertise meet: presenting oneself as an International, in a multicultural context.

By the end of the workshop, you will have a demo interview/pitch that you can start using immediately.


From expectation awareness, to stress management, to the actual production of a personal introduction or pitch, this workshop provides participants with the real-life experience of the interview and pitch situation, enabling them to perform more confidently. 


One-to-One Speaker Coaching

Speaker coaching is the journey of discovery, from idea to talk, in the company of your public speaking coach. 

One-to-one speaker coaching allows you and your coach to focus on a particular talk you are about to do, and address your specific content, delivery and personal challenges.

Whether you have taken other kinds of public speaking training or courses, a personalised program provides that level of detailed attention required to bring your best words to life. 


In one-to-one coaching  we will: 
• discover, uncover and rediscover ideas that are important not just for you, but also for your audience 
• organise your ideas into a structure that keeps the audience engaged throughout the entire talk
• find the most memorable expressions and phrases suited to your talk
• rehearse, rehearse, rehearse 
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Visit me at my studio at Sanderumgaard.

Or book me for a one-to-one  online consultation.

I’m happy to answer all of your questions.