What I learned is beyond my expectations. I didn’t think that the impact would be so big.
-Astrid Boerema, actress
What do you get when you combine a lifetime of acting experience with more than 25 years of business communication and intercultural exploration?
A professional speaking and performance coach with a personal approach, completely designed to empower, build confidence and give you the tools to shape your own success.
For more than 25 years, I've applied theatrical techniques to enhance communication in the “real world”, from designing and leading workshops to guiding business professionals in their career development. From the Art of Storytelling to Effective Pitching. I’ve coached a range of individuals from technical experts to CEOs to stand-up comedians.
A fascination for human behavior, and decades of experience as an actor and director, have given me insight and an experiential understanding of human expression.
And there's even more. Read on for the credits...
My acting and directing career has spanned the decades and crossed the ocean. I started acting at the age of 7 and haven’t stopped yet.
In New York I trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and HB Studio, and worked with Jack Farrell, Michael Egan and John Ford Noonan.
In Boston I was both actress and director with a/k/a theater and appeared in various films.
In Amsterdam I’ve directed and performed in various stage productions with the Stalhouderij, Mickery Theatre, Het Consort, Brakke Grond, Toneelschuur, Toneelgroep Amsterdam.
My extensive experience as acting coach ranges from preparing actors for auditions and self-tapes, to rehearsal and on-set coaching for stage and screen productions.
My film and tv experience can be seen on my IMDB page.
And besides being the original American voice on the TomTom, I have extensive corporate and commercial voiceover experience. Demo’s are available upon request.