Helping organisations and individuals organise and improve their communication processes through analysis, project management, mediation and training.

It's important to change attitude, but you must follow it up with changing behaviour.
Jane Goodall


As a strong communicator with significant international, multi-cultural experience, I lead projects and advise clients on their business communication processes. I also conduct workshops and brainstorming sessions, aided by my a wide range of interests and experiences. I constantly search for opportunities for improvement and development, helping my clients achieve the effectiveness and efficiency they require. With experience in the non-profit sector and in developing nations, I consider myself an especially suitable consultant in both.

Personal Background

I was born in South Africa, and lived there until I was 12 years old. My grandparents are of Dutch descent, and as such I grew up speaking Afrikaans, Dutch and English.

When I was 12, my family moved to Ghana, West Africa. There I went to two different international schools, first one following the British educational system, and then to an American school. In high school, I was very involved in extra-curricular activities, as a member of the swimming team and by participating in Model United Nations and an environmental club. In late 1999 I moved to Eindhoven, The Netherlands in order to finish my final years of school in the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. During my time in the IB programme, I continued my very extensive involvement in Model United Nations, including being a founding member of the THIMUN Youth Network and a key developer of the THIMUN Youth Assembly.

After finishing High School, I studied Information Technology for a year, as a student in the first international class at Fontys University in Eindhoven. I completed my propodeutic phase, and moved to The Hague to work for the THIMUN Foundation, organising the world's largest high school Model United Nations conference, THIMUN.

In 2005 I joined Hotelschool The Hague to study Hospitality Management. I remained a very active student participating in numerous extra-curricular activites. I worked for the school as a student IT lecturer, as an assistant in the admissions office, and as a Duty Manager for the school building. I was elected chairman of the Student Council, and participated in a number of other extra-curricular clubs and organisations of the school, including the Curriculum Committee, responsible for Phase 1 of the new curriculum of the school. Upon graduation, I received the Allegro Award, given to the student that leaves the biggest impact on the school during his or her studies.

After internships in Dubai and Brussels and a stint working for a hotel supply company, I started my own business in 2011. Since late 2012 I operate out of an office in Leiden. I share this with other freelancers and a small business. Apart from sharing an office, we also often collaborate on projects.

Hobbies and Voluntary Activities

Since 2010, I have been the chairman of the Advisory Board of the Student Council Hotelschool The Hague. The Advisory Board is a voluntary group of three former students that advise and consult the student members of the Student Council, and to oversee the financial matters.

In my free time, I am an avid runner, regularly competing in races ranging from 5km races to half and full marathons. I am also an active participant in the management of my local running group.

I am a wine and food enthusiast, enjoying dining experiences and good bottles of wine. I have a particular love for Australian and Argentinean reds. Since I also enjoy reading, sometimes nothing beats a good book and a good glass of wine.