• Honorary Professor Entrepreneurship Development
  • PhD Psychology of Entrepreneurship
  • School for Coaching
  • Master Management and Organization Sciences
  • Master of Marketing


  • AMBA Highly Commended Award 2017
  • Top Woman FRITS Magazine 2015
  • Silver Tulip 2014
  • Friendship Medal of the City of Eindhoven 2014
  • Joke Smit Award 2013



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2515 VD Den Haag
The Netherlands

A successful business starts with the entrepreneur!

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As entrepreneur and professor I am not only involved in (scientific) research, but mainly the translation of theory to services and programs for entrepreneurs, businesses and corporates, educational institutions, public sector, and international organizations.


De Zakencoach is a national network of specialized business coaches in The Netherlands, who support entrepreneurs in their business and personal development. Examples of topics are: strategic re-positioning, customer relationships, time management, stress management and increasing well-being.

We live in a very dynamic world and corporate entrepreneurship (intrapreneurship) is of major importance and value for every organization. In the program we develop entrepreneurial work behavior in a program with: 1) strategic sessions; 2) online scan; 3) experiments to experience entrepreneurship, and 4) translation to the work place.

Female Entrepreneurship

Women4Women is an exchange and mentoring program between female entrepreneurs in the Netherlands and in the Middle East and Northern Africa. By sharing stories, knowledge, experiences and connections, we can make sustainable networks of women entrepreneurs. We do this because we believe in the strength of women to make things work.

Krachtbedrijf is convinced that entrepreneurship activates people and generates the energy to take back control in one's life, economically, socially, and personally. Via an online and offline entrepreneurship program, inclusive coaching, survivors of violence who have difficulties in moving to financial independence, are transformed to energetic and productive participants in our society.