What people are saying

PUBLIC SPEAKERS & PRESENTERS

I had the pleasure of working with Bonnie as coach for my TEDxAmsterdam Women talk in 2017 on healthy eating. I greatly appreciated her way of handling me, her directness (very un-American!), sense of humor and her tireless effort to help my message come to fruition. Our work together was very effective and great fun!

- Eric van Furth, Clinical Director GGZ Rivierduinen Eating Disorders Ursula

Bonnie helped me craft and practice a 5 minute pitch for my business to attract investors and customers. I found her approach to coaching to be constructive. We began by recording my pitch and then talking about both the overall structure of it and its message, as well as dissecting each line or part to ensure I was maximizing each word. I would work with her again in a heartbeat. 

- Jane Palmer, Founder of Nature Coatings LLC

Bonnie coached me in crystallizing my complex content into engaging messages and great interaction with the audience. The result was: a keynote address was turned into a great opportunity for an impactful moment to inspire people with the mission and move the agenda forward. Because my address was polished, concise, memorable, and highly authentic. 

-Victor Neyndorff, Architect for customer & employee engagement and brand equity growth

Imagine a coach who is able to keep your thinking out of the box, spark your inner creativity, clear your cloudy thoughts and make you laugh every time it is needed. That is how I see Bonnie. After only a couple of sessions with her, I felt more confident to share my vision. It is much easier to present new ideas and get new business if your thoughts are translated into words. That is how Bonnie helped me and I'm sure she can help you too. 

- Lubo Tomko, Experience Designer, Communication Strategist, Entrepeneur 

Bonnie helps you to connect with and inspire others, build trust and be clear. Most importantly, Bonnie is a great listener and observer. She has an inviting way of coaching that helps you work on showing the best authentic version of yourself.

-Frans Reichardt, The Client Listener, Professional Speaker & Trainer

Working with Bonnie was wonderful and very energizing. She took the time to walk my colleague and I through our entire presentation giving us worthy feedback as we went along. Besides helping us with our storyline, Bonnie coached us on how we actually delivered the message. I would recommend Bonnie to anyone preparing for an important presentation or who wishes to improve their presentation skills in general. 

-Johan Lentjes, Sales Executive

Bonnie is a very enthusiastic and driven person, who is focused on getting the best out of people. To work with her is very valuable when you have to give an important presentation. With her passion for performance, she knows how to boost your presentation skills and helps you to perform at your best! 

- Ernestine Telleman, Learning Specialist passionate about creativity & innovation

"Bonnie gets people to discover new sides of themselves through her passion, humor, and friendly straightforwardness.”

-E. Koops, Mgr. Business Processes

After working with Bonnie I became national champion at Toastmasters humorous speech contest. 
That should say enough.

-Marcel Harmsen, Speaker & Comedian

I was impressed with Bonnie's ability to bring out the best in people. 

-B. Eslami, Global Head Regulatory Affairs, Vifor Pharma

Bonnie's approach is experience oriented. She knows exactly which exercises people need to enable them to grow. Challenging and with clear feedback.

-Jitske Kramer, The Culture Academy

My session with Bonnie really inspired me.
She helped me to take my presentation to the next level!
She has such an open mind and an original approach to presenting, I loved it!

-Marleine Brakenhoff. Trainee KPG Architects

ACTORS & PERFORMERS

What I learned is beyond my expectations. I didn’t think that the impact would be so big.

-Astrid Boerema, actress

Bonnie is extremely professional, knows exactly what makes a good performance and is in her element around all kinds of people. She's intuitive and smart and knows how to give the actors the tools they need to give their best performance.

-Michael Krass, director

I had the pleasure of working with Bonnie on perfecting my American accent for a major film production.  She is firm but fair, hears every sound and doesn’t miss a beat.
It's not only about pronunciation, but also about the culture and the meaning behind the text. Interpreting the words so you know what to emphasize and understand how to use intonation. People seem to forget that. You learn all of that working with Bonnie.

-Terence Schreurs, actress 

Studying with Bonnie has provided me with the tools and confidence to know what to listen for, in order to keep improving. Bonnie won't let you off easy, but she'll always do it with respect and humor!

-Judith Da Silva, actress

Because Bonnie is an actor, director and still active in the work field, she really knows what she's talking about.
Not to mention just a great and loving person in general. She helped me to improve my jaw and tongue positioning, and I've learned to link my pronunciation to my interpretation, which enhances my performance as an artist.

-Simon Feenstra, Singer

....a nice step-by-step approach that brings you to a higher level. Combining the focus on the (English) language of the text, with acting technique was eye-opening. Maybe you think your English is good enough? Well I suggest you go see Bonnie first.

-Naomi Ebogo, actress

Bonnie's coaching was crucial for the production. ...she made me feel safe, yet challenged. With knowledge, humor and lots of energy, she helped me to rise above myself, while keeping the group of performers focused and united.

-Jürgen Theuns, actor

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