Are you ready to switch off the cruise control?

Get back in the drivers seat of your life. Take control, have more impact, feel more freedom!

Writing workshops

A series of weekly online interactive workshops on taking your book idea to implementation. Only €47 (appr. $50) per workshop. A different topic will be covered each Thursday.

Together we’ll look at the essential ingredients for a book cover, write an instruction for the designer of your book cover and go to various online platforms to find a designer who will design your book cover for as little as $5. Hands-on, practical tips, real results! Also if you want to outsource other tasks to freelancers and/or find a Virtual Assistant (VA).

Thursday July 16th (8 – 9.30 PM  Amsterdam time; 2- 3.30 PM New York; 11AM -12.30PM California)

Online via Zoom meetings – for fiction and non-fiction writers and entrepreneurs in general

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How about repurposing your blogs, short stories, newsletters, presentations, training, ecourses or other content and turn them into a real book? It’s easier than you think: I will guide you step by step.

Thursday, July 23rd (8 – 9.30 PM Amsterdam time; 2 – 3.30 PM New York; 11AM – 12.30PM California)

Online via Zoom meetings – both for fiction and non-fiction writers

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From idea to book… How to get started, how not to get stuck, how to stay motivated. The best-kept secret of successful authors. With plenty of tips on how to write a good book, fast.

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Online via Zoom meetings – Both for fiction and non-fiction writers

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How do you turn your manuscript into a paper book, ebook, or audiobook? How to find a publisher or how to self publish. What does it cost? About editors, proofreaders, printing on demand, logistics, etc.

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Publicity for your book starts while you are writing it, not just when your book is finished. How to build and engage an audience, how to generate lots of free publicity, how to become an authority on your topic. Tips for social media, personal branding, and book promotion. Even for shy people, who don’t like the spotlights. 🙂

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Online via Zoom meetings – for fiction and non-fiction writers and entrepreneurs in general

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Working on a thriller, romance, fantasy, science fiction, horror, or other fiction books? Or working on a biography and want to make sure your characters and dialogues are realistic? These tips will help you avoid the mistakes most writers make and make your book and characters so much better.

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Online via Zoom meetings – also interesting for non-fiction writers who want to improve their storytelling.

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Get the essential ingredients and practical tips for this most important page of your book. Together we’ll look at examples, write our back covers and the difficult ‘about the author’ blurb and get feedback.

Thursday July 9th (8 – 9.30 PM  Amsterdam time; 2- 3.30 PM New York; 11AM -12.30PM California)

Online via Zoom meetings – For non-fiction books

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Business workshops

Interact with others in a small group, be inspired, learn a new skill and get a new perspective during these value-packed online workshops. Only €47 (appr. $50) per workshop.

A workshop for writers, speakers and entrepreneurs who want to successfully outsource projects online
TBA, Online
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A workshop for anybody who wants to turn their dreams into reality.
August 12th, Online
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Explore the location independent lifestyle. This workshop could be the start of your new life.
July 29th, Online
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A ‘free publicity’ workshop for authors, speakers and entrepreneurs
TBA, Online
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This workshop will give you practical tips and insights, to avoid the mistakes and create a sustainable way to manage your energy to chase after your passion.
September 23rd. Online
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Do you want to organize successful workshops, retreats, webinars, masterminds or other events? Tips, trick and hands-on support in this workshop.
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A series of weekly workshop on taking your book idea to implementation. A different topic will be covered each week in these interactive sessions.
Every Thursday evening, Online
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Retreats

Travel to my favorite exotic locations to get a taste of freedom and location independence. Experience life at your full potential. Meet other inspiring entrepreneurs.

Fulfil a lifelong dream. Write your book in one week on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao.
11-17th March 2021, Dutch Caribbean. 
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Fulfill a lifelong dream. Write your book in a week in a quiet, authentic village, hidden on the island of Mallorca.
October 18-25, 2020 Mallorca, Spain.
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Fulfil a lifelong dream on the island of Koh Phangan. Write your book in a week in this incredible villa on the water. Peace, quiet and focus in good company…
7-12 October 2021, Koh Phangan, Thailand.
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Set sail for focus and inspiration. Help me to decide on the next cruise route and date…
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eCourses

Take an eCourse to learn new skills and improve your mindset.
Explore, learn and be inspired from the comfort of your own home, or wherever in the world you choose to be.

7 days to more impact and influence on social media.
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Find your own voice, increase your visibility and share your gifts with the world. Be(come) a true influencer and have more impact.
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7 steps to writing, promoting and self-publishing – for entrepreneurs and non-writers.
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One-on-one coaching

You have come to a point where you could use a sparring partner for the next step. I can capture the essence of your challenge and help you reach the next level.

A 1 on 1 session. Get results, fast.
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Would you like to focus on your book with professional support? Work with me one on one wherever I am in the world or schedule a series of virtual sessions with the end result: your book.
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What do you want to work on?
A call with me every week for 12 weeks to bring you closer to your goal.
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Masterminds

Where like minded people get together to share experiences and ideas. Combine this with my personal feedback, guidance and practical tips; a recipe for success.

6 months to write your book, with my support, along with a select group of fellow writers. Includes one of my awesome writing retreats in Mallorca, Curaçao or Thailand!
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“Just being close to Esther makes you believe in yourself.
She shares her knowledge with energy, enthusiasm and humor.”

Barbara Sevenstern

“I felt like a racing horse, having been stuck in the start gate for ages.
As soon as it opened, I went for it!”

Jacoline Steegstra

“The rope exercise was hilarious and also gave us a new perspective on our way of working.
A great team builder!”

Capgemini Paris

“I came here with a great idea, but I was stuck. To really turn it into reality, I needed Esther.
Sharp, creative and practical.”

Anneke Veenendaal

“Esther’s energy and her confidence are infectious.
I am inspired.”

Inge Vuijk

“In her interactive workshop, Esther made us experience and understand how easy it is to see, create and use various opportunities.
She proved that anything is possible.”

Hewlett-Packard

“Esther’s no-nonsense advise and free publicity tips have enabled me to flourish as a speaker and in my business.
She shows how you can be successful AND remain authentic, exactly like she is herself.”

Michèle Sparreboom

“Esther can concretize in one hour where other marketeers get stuck after months of work.
#powerofsimplicity.”

Emile van der Linde, Directeur GOED

It’s not about the book, it’s about the writing. Closing the past and clearing your mind.
I have found my voice.”

Selma van der Heiden