Building connection through the power of inclusive communication


Writing │ Advice │ Training


I’m Marlies, a woman on a mission to inspire people and organisations to build a genuine connection through the power of clear and inclusive communication.

I use training, advice, and practical hands-on work to give you more insight into your communication efforts so you can successfully increase its effectiveness.  

My approach is interactive, with a focus on sustainable solutions and results. 

Through my work, I want to contribute to a world where everyone understands, respects and builds on each other’s different perspectives. I believe that by digging deeper and going beyond cultural conditioning, it’s possible to create real connections and a better world.

My themes? Diversity & inclusion, climate justice and human rights.

Are you curious about what we can build together? Let’s grab a (virtual) coffee!


Work with me

Storytelling & writing

Do you want to make your communication more effective and inclusive? In a way that your audience fully identifies with your message? Your solution could be storytelling! Curious how?

Communications advice

Are you using a one-size-fits-all approach in your communication? Then your target audience may find it difficult to identify with your message. But no worries, I can help you out.

Communications training

Are you looking for insights into different communication needs and the skills to address these positively? Cool, I can train and coach you to communicate inclusively in diverse situations.


I already work(ed) with



Transformative Tales: Esther Xosei

“What drives all of my work is a desire to make a difference.” With these words, Esther Stanford-Xosei (51) captures the heart of her mission. An activist, legal specialist, community advocate and international expert on reparations, she has dedicated…

a woman with a big smile on her face, collecting recyclable materials

Transformative Tales: Claudete Costa

She spent most of her childhood on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. From the age of eight, she sold sweets during the day to help support her family’s income. At night, she earned money by collecting and reselling recyclable materials. At twelve, she survived the tragic…