Capture the essence. Personalize. Add value. Share.
If you have a story or message to share, you need to present it in such a way that it is interesting and attractive to those you want to reach. I have a gift to capture the essence of any story, turn it into content worth sharing and generate lots of free publicity.
Stories are everywhere, even where you least expect them. As a writer, journalist and storyteller I recognize and discover stories wherever I go… I can help you define and articulate your story into an elevator pitch, book, speech, website, social media post etc.
With my online and offline free publicity experience (over 500 international media appearances!) I can help you find ‘hooks’ to share your story in the regular and social media. Your story is worth sharing!
“Esther is fast rising in our ranks of best contributor…”
The Economist Intelligence Unit
“Esther gets to the essence of things quickly. Intelligent and skilful communication.”
SVB (Social Security Bureau) Netherlands
“Esther turns the world upside down and shows that around every corner there can be an
exciting challenge, fun surprise or beautiful moment.”
Telegraaf (Dutch newspaper)
Journalism & Storytelling
As a journalist I published more than a hundred news items, articles and columns for international news sites (such as The Economist) and various magazines and newspapers. I have had my own segment in – and contributed to – various radio shows. Many of these are in Dutch only; view a selection of English articles.
Knowing the journalist perspective, I can help you write your stories, find ‘hooks’ to propose your story to the media and give tips on how to cultivate long-term relationships with journalists.
Want to experience some storytelling? Learn more about me? Get examples of how to turn your experiences into stories? Check out my books.
I have been interviewed and featured in international media over 500 times in 20 different countries. I have been a guest on the most popular late night TV shows, participated in a reality a TV show, been interviewed for radio shows, newspapers, women’s magazines, business podcasts and everything in between.
The secret to free publicity is knowing how to turn anything into a story, which then has the potential to become a book, speech and often an interview. The trick is to keep reinventing yourself and finding different perspectives to make the same story interesting to new audiences.
My personal story started with how I collected €16 million for charity, which evolved into ‘achieving more with less’. Topics that I have been interviewed about range from transparency to travel, from relationships to remote work and from tango to freedom. Want to find out how I turned anything that happened to me into a book? Get examples of how to generate free publicity? In my first book I share mostly my offline experiences, subsequent books like ‘ How to realize your dream’ and ‘digital nomads’ also include the internet and social media. Check out my books.
Get a head start with this free challenge. I have become an expert in getting free publicity. As both a journalist and an interviewee, I have learned how to find ‘hooks’ to share any story. I adapted the lessons I learned offline and applied them online when the internet and social media became popular. As a result I am in the top 10% of social media influencers worldwide. FREE 7 day social media challenge
Learn EVERYTHING I know in this eCourse. I have become an expert in getting free publicity. As both a journalist and an interviewee, I have learned how to find ‘hooks’ to share any story. I adapted the lessons I learned offline and applied them online when the internet and social media became popular. As a result I am in the top 10% of social media influencers worldwide. Impact & Influence: Pro secrets to more impact and influence on social media.
Write your book
As the (co)author of more than 25 books I have identified the best system to write a good book, fast. The secret is to start with the back cover: this is your marketing material and promise to your readers, plus it gives you the structure for your writing process. I have helped over 400 entrepreneurs write and publish their book, using this system.
Writing a book helps to share your message and it positions you as an expert. Have you ever considered writing your book?
I share my knowledge in a book, eCourse, various writing retreats and 1 on 1.
This practical book will give you the basics of writing a book in a week.
7 steps to writing, promoting and self-publishing – for entrepreneurs and non-writers. Learn more…
Fulfill a lifelong dream. Write your book in 6 days on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao.
March 5th-11th, Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean.
Fulfill a lifelong dream. Write your book in a week in Chiang Mai, the inspiring and popular hub for digital nomads and location independent entrepreneurs.
October 7-13, Chiang Mai, Thailand.