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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FUN?

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FUN?

I’m so excited to share what I’ve been working on behind the scenes, and that’s my new Friday Fun video series! These are unscripted videos which will help you learn and laugh during these challenging times. The first episode, which launches today,  is all about what...

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Bali Project SHORTLISTED!

Bali Project SHORTLISTED!

I am typing this with happy tears. Magic is everywhere and this is an example of how it (sometimes) gets born. When I was on Bali for the first time 2 years ago, I decided to start an educational foundation on the spot. This came the day after I spontaneously...

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DOORS ARE NOW OPEN FOR GREAT IN 8!

DOORS ARE NOW OPEN FOR GREAT IN 8!

“I want to improve my English, I just don’t know where to start.” “I’m always travelling, how can I learn on the go?” “I am so tired of hearing myself speak, I am using the same phrases over and over again!” “I would love to work on my English, but to be honest, I...

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Breaking News….will you join me on May 26th?

Breaking News….will you join me on May 26th?

You know I would not barge in unless it was important. Or totally cool. Well, my dear...this is both! Last month I did a webinar about confidence in English. It was viewed by hundreds and I got such great reactions. Here are a few: Thank you very mucho for the webinar...

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‘The Strangest Spring’ on TV!

‘The Strangest Spring’ on TV!

I was so proud to see Tim Knol perform our song 'The Strangest Spring' on TV! It's based on my poem that I wrote in 5 minutes when I was so sad about the crisis. You can see his performance here.

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10 free tools to help you improve your English RIGHT NOW

10 free tools to help you improve your English RIGHT NOW

Hi! Thank you all for your messages about my last newsletter. It's so wonderful to see how you are all applying this easy technique to face your fear (and then turn around, face front, and keep on driving!) Love it! So many people have asked me how to improve their...

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How ‘Shut up, Shiela!’ can change everything…..

How ‘Shut up, Shiela!’ can change everything…..

Hi! As you may (or may not) know, I'm deeply honored to be the English coach to some very special people. Many of my clients are CEOs or celebrities, and for them, every word counts. If they make a mistake in English, it could have serious (global) consequences. This...

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Life’s a beach….but have you used these lately?

Life’s a beach….but have you used these lately?

Hello! I hope your week is off to a great start! Mine sure is. Because I am writing this on the beach. Literally. I'm sitting on my balcony overlooking the beach, where I'm staying for 5 days. This is my idea of the perfect time to go to the beach. Windy, cold, empty,...

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WE DID IT!!!

WE DID IT!!!

WE. DID. IT!! I cannot believe it. I started out on the Jinek TV show. There I shared my fears and my dreams for my country. And my nails. Then I came home at 1.30 am, and stayed up for 40 hours watching CNN. I felt ALL the feelings. It kind of went like this.......

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Tomorrow is the big day but I’m trying to stay sane….!

Tomorrow is the big day but I’m trying to stay sane….!

Hi, How are you? I hope healthy and happy, sane and safe. And me? I'm....um.... I'm trying to breathe. And stay balanced. And focussed. And busy. But it's not easy. Tomorrow is Election Day in my country. I've waited for this day for many, many years. It couldn't come...

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Have you ever ended your emails like this? Think again…

Have you ever ended your emails like this? Think again…

Hi, My words to you today are......KEEP THAT DOOR OPEN! I write it in CAPS because I really mean it. Let me explain.... Have you ever ended an email with 'I hope I have informed you enough'? Well, guess what? Most English people don't speak Dutch. (This is shocking...

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Registration is now open for Great in 8!

Great in 8 is my new long-term English coaching program! It’s 8 weeks of online learning, personal coaching, and a live training day with personal communication goals and feedback every week. We start in March 2021 – are you ready to become Great in 8? Let me know!

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