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Welcome to our E-library of Products

‘Speak Your Truth and Make a Difference’ has always been my motto as an executive speaker coach and senior TEDx speaker coach. On this website you will find a collection of e-books I have written to share my knowledge and experience with you.

These topics are based on my work with hundreds of executive speakers from Fortune 500 companies and TEDx speakers from around the world who have come to me to help them speak their truth and make a difference.

I am particularly interested to empower and encourage women to step up and speak up for themselves in the workplace, but men need communication support programs, too. Below you will find my beloved Boring to Brilliant; A Reference Guide for Speakers, 2nd Edition, as well as many other relevant topics that are of interest to the speakers I work with.

Here you can also find the link to buy my Boring to Brilliant Book print versions and join my She Speaks with Passion Facebook Group. 

I hope you find some useful information products here that can help you to be the BRILLIANT speaker I know that you can be!

  • Jacques Buith
    Jacques Buith

    Managing Director, Deloitte Risk Services

    “Barbara has a way to help you bring out the best in the speech and in yourself.”

  • Sonja van Meerbeek
    Sonja van Meerbeek

    TEDx Binnenhof Curator

    “Barbara is reliable, professional and clearly wants her speakers to perform at the highest level possible.”

  • Julie de Widt-Bakker
    Julie de Widt-Bakker

    Microsoft, Manager of External Communications

    “It is comforting to have an expert with an outside view close to my team, allowing us to tell and present stories that stick, that make a difference, and that are compelling to listen to.”

  • Corinne Vigreux
    Corinne Vigreux

    Co-Founder of TomTom

    “Barbara is professional, passionate, supportive and a very talented speaker coach.”

  • Gloria Wekker
    Gloria Wekker

    Professor Emeritus, University Utrecht

    I learned a lot from Barbara, both in terms of lightening up the text, while still saying what I wanted, and in terms of presentation.

  • Marian Spier
    Marian Spier

    Founder of TEDx Amsterdam Women

    “Barbara has coached and empowered Female CEO's, start-ups, visionaries, entertainers and professors to reach their full potential at giving a TED talk.”

  • Lex Peters
    Lex Peters

    Co-Founder Female Cancer Foundation

    “I learned so much during our meetings and she made it possible to perform well.”

  • Sjoerd Kruijff
    Sjoerd Kruijff

    Business Unit Director, Primary Care, MSD Belgium

    “Barbara was encouraging, creative and respectful to help me tell the story I wanted to tell.”

  • Ineke Schreuder
    Ineke Schreuder

    IT Country Lead Switzerland, MSD

    “Our event was a huge success, in part from the attention and dedication Barbara showed to our speakers.”

  • Eline Leijten
    Eline Leijten

    TEDx Amsterdam Women Startup Award 2016 Winner

    “Barbara taught me how to create visual images with words, tell stories in a better way and how to use the TEDx style of presenting.” 

  • Anouk Visser
    Anouk Visser

    TEDx Amsterdam Women Startup Award 2016 Finalist

    “Barbara worked very hard with me on the content and taught me many things about how to be a strong female presenter.”

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