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.

I share my experiences, practical tips & the ‘No Excuses’ mindset in my presentations, books, e-courses, workshops, retreats, RESULTant sessions, and on 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’

“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’s 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 knows how to turn obstacles into stepping stones.”

Erik Stout

“Our heroine, they were so unreasonable to on Robinson Island, she didn’t stand a chance. Yet she remained so human and kind. How does she do that?”

Linda de Mol

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

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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

Klout score: 68-72  Email: 10K list   Youtube: 185K views   Facebook: 7.5K followers  Twitter: 6.7K followers   Instagram: 2.5K followers