Work with me

I don’t say I’m a #happycoach for nothing

Being able to serve fabulous people as their English Communication Coach is one of the greatest gifts in my life. This is why I left a safe, well-paid job in 2001 – to follow this crazy dream I had. I wanted to create a job (and now, an industry) that did not exist at the time. Despite all the skepticism from others, I never gave up. I always believed in Personal English Coaching, as I knew I had something special to share with the world, and could truly offer something unique and of lasting value.

Fast forward

Now I’m living my dream every single day. I have an incredible client portfolio and have helped thousands of people feel absolutely fantastic, confident, and natural when it comes to sharing their message with the world.

I’d love to do the same for you!

I offer several training and coaching services, both online and offline, in groups or individually. Which program is right for you? Let’s have a look!

The English Elevator

If you’d like to learn with me for 4 weeks, check out my online English Elevator Program! This is held twice a year, and is a very effective way to increase your awareness in English, with materials and tools you can continue to access after the program ends. It’s 8 hours of online masterclasses, live Q&A, 15 workbooks to extend your knowledge, and lifetime access to my Business English Communication Course. My English Elevator is ready to get you to the next level. This program is €1495 (ex VAT).

“-Learning with you online is never boring – your humor and expertise come through with every lesson, and it’s so much fun to learn this way! I watched the masterclass recording twice!”

Jan, after completing my online masterclass program

Great in 8 coaching program

6 people.
8 weeks.
1 coach.

This is the magic formula for Communication Transformation! Great in 8 is only for the motivated, offered only twice a year, and a total gamechanger when it comes to communicating with a mindset of clarity and confidence. We work together as a group in a weekly coaching call, always based on a specific theme (like meetings, presentations, formal and informal language, grammar, and so much more).  I also coach you privately on your PCP (Personal Communication Project) every week, which can be anything from checking your website text for clarity and flair, writing a kick ass CV that gets you noticed, or personal pronunciation tips and tricks based on your audio uploads…just to start. We also have an exclusive Live Presentation Day so you can sparkle and shine, meet your fellow members, and show what you have been working on during the program! Great in 8 not changes how you communicate with the world. And how you communicate with yourself.

“The Great in 8 Program felt like reinventing my English. For the first time, I actually received genuine feedback on very common mistakes. I am much more aware now of slight distinctions that can really empower my English.

As a diplomat, I need to communicate in delicate situations with people from all over the world. In these situations every word counts. Buffi helped me to enhance and diversify my vocabulary with great personal advice and effective worksheets.

What I valued most is the way the Great in 8 program resonated with real work situations by simulating phone calls, giving real presentations, and personal feedback my emails. I’ve never met a person so vivacious and brilliant as Buffi. With her tremendous enthusiasm she keeps you motivated to go that extra mile. With her expert advice, I have transformed my English!”

Lieske de Krijger, Diplomat

Great in 8 graduate

Corporate Coaching Program / Rock Your Business English

It’s Business English, but not as we know it. This is a 4-module, corporate online learning journey with personal feedback sessions (hello, eye openers!) and private mentorship for every participant. We address grammar issues, presentation skills, pronunciation, formal and informal language, professional emails, elevator pitches, negotiation strategies, and a whole lot more. Corporate clients give this program a 9.3 on average, and their awareness, activation, and application of feedback is extremely effective in taking their English from just functional to truly professional. Ready to talk and write like a boss? You ARE.

“You explained English better in a few weeks than my teachers did in several years. My formal English has improved a lot over the last few weeks. Your slidedecks, business videos, and workbooks are a great addition to the live sessions.”

Marko Iskic, M&A Specialist

“This course really opened my eyes. It’s truly outstanding. I got so many new words and phrases to use to help me sound and feel more professional. Not only is it truly interactive because the group is 6 people, it’s full of tips, examples, and lots of fun!”

René Tiemessen, Business Intelligence Consultant

“Buffi is such a sharp coach with an energy that’s amazing plus a great sense of humor. She focusses on the smallest details in professional communication, which makes such a difference!”

Bart van Zantvoort, Head of Customer Relations

“I give this course a 10 because I loved every second! All of the lessons were so useful and practical. The vibe was comfortable too, which made everyone feel relaxed and all my colleagues were able to participate easily. We are now all correcting each other!”

Karel, after his RYBE program

“Your course has made such a difference! I can now write emails without hesitation and I am using more words than ever before. You made learning fun!”

Mieke, after her RYBE program

“I never got feedback so I thought I was not making mistakes in English! I was so wrong. Thanks, Buffi for showing me how to fix all my mistakes!”

Joyce, after her RYBE program

 Private Coaching Programs – 3, 6, or 12 months

I work privately with a selected group of clients who want all the Buffilove for themselves! My coaching will help you go beyond what you thought you could ever achieve. I’m not a teacher. I’m a coach. Mindset coaching is a big part of this program, as the way you talk to yourself determines how you talk to the world. With the right guidance, support, and mentorship, coupled with a wacky sense of humor and over 30 years of expertise, you will go so far and truly enjoy the process.  

My tailor-made programs feature a combination of private online coaching sessions and weekly feedback sessions where I check your assignments, answer all your questions, and guide you to the next level. In-person half-day strategy sessions can also be arranged upon request. These allow us to work intensely on specific projects and communication goals for 3 hours without distraction. A 3-month program starts at €1995 (ex btw) per month, and the results are truly spectacular.

Would you like a motivated and dedicated coach just for you, who is there to encourage you to smash your communication goals in English, help you develop a new Word Wardrobe, and be your biggest cheerleader when you need one? Let’s see if we’re a good match. 

“Buffi looks beyond just your English skills. She looks at each client to see WHO she is working with and what they need. From the first session I felt that she had my back and I totally trusted her and shared all my concerns with her. What a difference coaching has made in how I see myself and how I communicate!”

Martina, after her 3-month program

“Buffi, our weekly sessions have helped me slay my negative demons. I now feel that I truly deserve that stage and I know I have a message to share with the world. All of this in just 3 short months. Unbelievable!”

Richard, after his coaching program

“I think of my English as pre-Buffi and post-Buffi. I’m so happy I’m doing her Maintenance Program after our 6 months together. This keeps me sharp. She’s my accountability partner!”

John, during his 6-month program

 CEO and C-Suite Private Coaching

I am deeply honored to be the Personal English Coach to global CEOs and C-suite members in 4 different countries. (Some are even native speakers of English, based in the UK!) I am their trusted confidante when it comes to shaping their message to get the impact that they desire. How do you share bad news with the Board with confidence? How do you defend a controversial decision professionally? How can good news be shared in new and exciting ways? What kinds of storytelling angles have you overlooked in your talks? This is all part of what I do, each and every week, and it’s a joy to see my clients grow in both skill set and confidence during the coaching program.

Every top athlete has their own coach, and I’m the Communication Coach to A-players who want to get (and stay!) at the top of their game, on a global scale. I take the English stress out of the equation so that they can just focus on being brilliant at their business. Everything I do is tailor-made and is 100% geared to your budget, training goals, and calendar.

Your words shape your world, and it’s my job to make sure every message you share is a true reflection of what you mean. Confidentiality is guaranteed, and your team will notice a difference within the first month of working together. Ready to have your own Executive Communication Coach?

“I have never regretted the day I asked Buffi to be my English coach.”

Ineke Kooistra

CEO YoungCapital

“I needed to speak comfortably in front of large groups. With Buffi’s expertise, this was easily achieved.”

Merijn Everaarts

founder of Dopper

“Buffi asked me “How many words can you think of instead of ‘good’? I came up with ‘great, awesome, fantastic, super, nice….’. Now I understand that you wanted me to describe you as a person. Thanks so much for helping me!”
Mike van Tilburg

CCO GoodHabitz

 Extra extra shizzle

There are other services I provide upon request. Everything from hosting events to doing voiceovers, from being a coach and consultant for TV programs, to artist/songwriting feedback, from media training to checking copy. Do you have something that needs some Buffilove? I’d love to hear more about it!

“From a British accent to an American one in just 2 sessions?! Thanks, darling Buffi!”

Linda de Mol

“Buffi’s energy and professionalism made all the difference when she hosted our online Define Your Happiness event! Wow!”

Sofie Sun

“I didn’t want to make any mistakes in my lyrics. That’s why I called Buffi.”

Danny Vera