Who’s that girl?

I light fires

Preferably in hearts. If necessary, under feet…

See opportunities where others see obstacles. Learn to use bricks thrown at you as stepping stones. Carry your story out into the world and give your business the boost it needs to get to that next level. Success can be easy if you follow your heart, not your head. Let me show you how.

Join my adventurous life journey. Share my experiences on social media. Pick up practical tips & the ‘No Excuses’ mindset in my presentations, books, e-courses, workshops, retreats and RESULTant sessions.

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’

“Just being close to Esther makes you believe in yourself.
She shares her knowledge with energy, enthusiasm, and humor. Love it!”

Author Barbara Sevenstern

“Esther knows how to turn obstacles
into stepping stones.”

Erik Stout

No excuses!

They call me the ‘No Excuses Lady’ because I get things done, whatever the circumstances.

Uncertainty has become my comfort zone. My secret? Focus only on the things you can influence. Work with what you have.

In the past 30 years as an entrepreneur I have turned many challenges into opportunities.

Walk the talk

  • 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.

Media exposure

As a writer, journalist, and storyteller I know how important exceptional communication is. I help others to share their story for a larger audience and in the (international) media.

I also have experience on the ‘other side’: my charity initiatives, participation in Survivor and my exceptional lifestyle have put me in the spotlight over the past 20 years. I have been interviewed more than 500 times, in 10 different countries, on topics as diverse as relationships, the digital nomad lifestyle, entrepreneurship and sustainability. You can find all publications and interviews in my media archive.

Explore my media archive

Ready to rekindle your fire?

My passion is to empower remarkable people to feel more freedom, leverage their strengths, share their unique story, and make a positive impact on the world around them.

Curious how I can help you?

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Changing lives around the world

Annaliza, Wendy, Carole, and Maritza talk about my impact on their lives and work.

Let’s light your fire. No excuses! 😉