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As a freelance leadership and management trainer and coach I have traveled the world and conducted training sessions in over 20 countries in 4 continents. I also have vast experience with writing business plans, business proposals, ISO certification and writing articles on business, travel, personal development and marketing. Certified Digital Marketing Professional, Certified Marketing Strategy Professional, Certified Marketing Research Professional, Lean Six Sigma black belt certified I am a native Dutch speaker with great fluency in English writing and speaking, and can provide writing, and translations services in both English and Dutch.
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Senior Executive

Jan 2012 - Dec 2012 (11 months)

In 2012 I was hired as a senior executive at the Suriname Trade and Industry Association (Vereniging van het Surinaams Bedrijfsleven). As Senior Executive I assisted in drafting policies to promote better competitiveness of companies in Suriname.

Business Advisor

Aug 2010

As Business Advisor at IntEnt I have trained and coached over 70 starting entrepreneurs in Suriname. As part of the IntEnt program, a Netherlands based foundation in Suriname, starting entrepreneurs receive training and coaching for the first year of their company.

Founder & Managing Director

Jan 2007

In January 2007 I founded PRAGMATIC as a provider of training and coaching services and marketing support. With PRAGMATIC I have designed and delivered various training programs including sales and marketing training for local sales & distribution companies, social media training, leadership development training for companies and government, teambuilding training programs for companies in the mining and telecom industry, presentation skills and customer relationship trainings.


Post HBO Human Resource Management

2002 - 2004 (2 years)

Master in Small Enterprise Management

2015 - 2017 (2 years)


ITF 114 (2008)


ITF (International Training Fellow) is a distinction that is given to trainers within JCI () that have reached the highest level of international training. I have conducted training programs in about 20 countries on numerous occasions (conferences, congresses, conventions in topics of leadership, management, personal development and business skills.)

Digital Marketing Professional (2016)

International Sales & Marketing Body of Knowledge (SMBOK)

SMstudy® Certified Digital Marketing Professionals facilitate well-planned digital marketing strategies to meet the targets set by the overall Marketing Strategy. A SMstudy® Certified Digital Marketing Professional is able to define all marketing activities that use electronic devices connected to the internet to engage with customers.

Social Media Marketing Specialization (2016)

Northwestern University

In today’s marketplace, organizations need effective, profitable social marketing strategies. In this Specialization, you’ll learn to match markets to social strategies to profitably grow your business. You’ll use social media tools and platforms to design, manage, and optimize social campaigns to promote growth and position your brand in the global digital marketplace, and you’ll develop targeted content to spark dialogue with various social communities.

Marketing Strategy Professional (2017)

International Sales & Marketing Body of Knowledge (SMBOK)

A SMstudy® Certified Marketing Strategy Professional facilitates well-planned marketing strategies to satisfy the goals set by the Corporate Marketing Strategy or Business Unit/Geographic Strategies.A SMstudy® Certified Marketing Strategy Professional is able to define a product’s or brand’s unique value proposition, target markets, and strategies to connect with defined audiences.

Marketing Research Professional (2017)

International Sales & Marketing Body of Knowledge (SMBOK)

SMstudy® Certified Marketing Research Professionals facilitate well-planned marketing research methods to measure factors that drive better corporate decision making and in turn more decisive marketing actions. SMstudy® Certified Marketing Research Professionals test multiple marketing hypotheses to better understand consumer behavior, finalize product features, define metrics for marketing efforts and track and improve marketing activities.

Content Strategy for Professional Specialization (2017)

Northwestern University

Content Strategy uses credible, trustworthy, transparent media to communicate stories and information to enhance an organization’s strategic goals. In this sequence of courses, you will learn best practices from recognized industry and academic experts on how to create and implement engaging content across media platforms that the people you want to reach will really value.

Marketing in a Digital World (2017)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This course examines how digital tools, such as the Internet, smartphones, and 3D printing, are revolutionizing the world of marketing by shifting the balance of power from firms to consumers. According to , this course is also the highest rated online business course in the world. NC Magazine rated this course as one of The 10 Hottest Online Classes for Professionals in 2015.

Japan Leadership Academy (2011)


Leadership Academy for young Leaders of the world

American Leadership Academy (2008)


Leadership Academy for Young Leaders of the Americas

Lean Six Sigma Black belt (2017)


Six sigma is a data driven, customer focused, and result oriented methodology which uses statistical tools and techniques to systematically eliminate the defects and inefficiencies to improve processes. It is a systematic method to measure and analyze the business processes to identify critical factors affecting business results, thereby improving the processes and establishing controls around the improved processes.


  • US English Level 1
  • Numeracy 1
  • UK English 1
  • Dutch to English Translation


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