I light fires

Preferably in hearts. If necessary, under feet…

I see opportunities where others see obstacles. I have learned to use bricks thrown at me as stepping stones. I find amazing stories in seemingly ordinary things and people I meet every day. I can take something average and make it amazing. And I have finally discovered that success can be easy if you follow your heart, not your head.

I share how you can do all this, too, through my presentations, books, e-courses, workshops, retreats, RESULTant sessions, and social media.

This mind-shift not only puts you in charge of your own life, but also makes you an inspiration to those around you.

“Esther is a rock star!”

Chris Guillebeau – NY Times bestselling author of ‘The $100 startup’

No excuses!

They call me the ‘No Excuses Lady’ because I get things done, whatever the circumstances. Uncertainty has become my comfort zone.

My secrets? Focus only on the things you can influence. Work with what you have. Find and seize opportunities like an entrepreneur. Take control to make things happen in your business and your life. Today.

Walk the talk

In my 25 years as an entrepreneur I have turned many challenges into opportunities:

  • Raised €16 million for charities; without any experience, on a budget of zero. Got knighted by the Dutch Queen.

  • Survived 4 weeks on an uninhabited island in Malaysia for the European ‘Survivor’ TV show. A valuable lesson in group dynamics, which I still use in presentations and workshops.

  • A 7-year relationship with the biggest playboy on a Caribbean island resulted in a bestselling book, ‘Have you found your Mr. Wrong yet?

  • Turned a low-cost transatlantic cruise into a life changing experience for entrepreneurs by creating (tax deductible) ‘Cruise your Business’ retreats.

Changing lives around the world

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Did you know…

I’m a journalist & Storyteller

(Co)author of 25 books, contributor to The Economist and other international media. Helped over 400 entrepreneurs write and publish their book.

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I was knighted…

Raised €16 million for charities by collecting the leftover foreign currencies during the Euro-introduction. Got Knighted by the Queen for doing this without a budget, network or experience.

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I’m a Modern anthropologist

Seeks to stimulate ‘the human side’ in organisations and the commercial aspect in cultural initiatives. On the intersection between business & anthropology.

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In the media

20 years, 12 countries, 500+ interviews

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Social reach

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