Building connection through the power of 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 effective, engaging, 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. 

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 engaging? 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 effectively in diverse situations.


I already work(ed) with



the flag of Suriname

Surinamese adventures: are you experienced?

Suriname was one of the first countries that entered my travel bucket list and there were a few reasons for that. First, there was Orlando, my friend’s father, who was born and raised in Suriname. He used to tell us these fantastic childhood memories, that triggered…

Apartheid Wall

Storytelling for peace in Palestine

I am standing in a bomb shelter in a kibbutz, somewhere between the beaches of Eilat and the barbed-wired border of Jordan. It’s extremely hot. The rattling air conditioning is working overtime. Outside the…