International speaker2024-07-11T15:14:25+02:00

International speaker

Inspiration, transformation & impact

Real change starts now. Work with what you have. Transform any obstacle into an opportunity. No more excuses!

Thousands of leaders and entrepreneurs have taken charge and turned their challenges into opportunities after my presentations.

Whether it’s about remote work or achieving significant results with limited resources; a creative and practical entrepreneurial mindset makes the difference.

Do you want impact and transformation at your event?

Most booked Keynotes


“Esther’s passionate and enlightening story on starting with nothing except a good idea was a powerful message.
Our manager can use this to guide their teams en route to customer excellence and profitability”

Ron Schipper, VP KLM Royal Dutch Airlines


“Her unusual story of success inspired our public sector leaders to think out-of-the-box
and find creative solutions for challenges in their own organization and those of their clients.”

Fons Ribbers, VP Capgemini Europe


“Esther made us experience and understand how easy it is to see, create and use various opportunities.
Turns out the possibilities are endless!”

Roderick Akihary, Young Employee Network, Hewlett-Packard

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“It is wonderful how wise life lessons have a greater impact – and are clearly understood and remembered –
when Esther incorporates them with her unique personal anecdotes!”

Myrthe Verhulst – Coca Cola – Dutch Caribbean

Amplify your event with feminine energy

Bring a refreshing dynamic to your event with a female speaker or moderator. Too often, innovation events are dominated by male attendees and speakers. A female inspirer or moderator adds a unique dimension, bringing a new energy and perspective to your event. Discover how a female voice can create a balanced and inclusive experience, amplifying the diversity of ideas and insights.


As a facilitator, discussion leader, chair and moderator,  I also contribute my personal energy, input and atmosphere to Dutch and international events.

See me ‘in action’….


Introducing Esther

Esther in numbers

Introduction in 1.5 minutes

TEDx Nyenrode University

How to stay empowered in a constantly changing world

Watch other videos of Esther’s (TEDx) speeches and presentations in  Dutch and English.


Esther’s lectures last between 15 minutes and 3 hours. From inspiring to interactive. The following elements can be added to a lecture:

‘Become a better speaker’ most recent blogs

My 13 most memorable speaking gigs

I have been a motivational speaker for more than 25 years. Each of the 1000 keynotes and 2 TEDx speeches was special. Either because of the location (Qatar, South Africa, Lithuania, New York, in a zoo, in the money museum during my collection of €16 of foreign coins for charity) or because of the special connection I had with the audience (entrepreneurs, travellers, professional women, veiled or not). I treasure the messages people sent me afterwards; how my story changed their lives and motivated them to quit their jobs, become entrepreneurs or make another important life decision after hearing my talk. Some events stood out. In this blog, I share some of my most memorable events, bloopers, and some tips for speakers at the end.

Are you using your ‘shop window’ the right way?

Net als veel andere creatievelingen deed en doe ik heel veel verschillende dingen. Ik vind dat leuk, ik ben er goed in en ik help er anderen mee. Maar steeds vaker kreeg ik de vraag: “Wat DOE je nu eigenlijk?” Er stond zoveel op mijn website, dat bezoekers door de bomen het bos niet meer zagen.

Baby Bathwater unconference

“Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater…” Sure, it’s expensive, but it’s also the most exclusive ‘unconference’ I have ever heard of. $10,000 gets you 4 days on a private island in Croatia, with 200 incredibly sharp and accomplished people, who have left their ego’s at home

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