My personal mission in life is to ignite people’s creativity. I want to help and inspire everyone on the planet to level up their creative thinking and – most importantly – getting into action. I believe that you should “Think less, do more.”
Therefore I’m available for speaking engagements worldwide, including presenting at conferences, hosting a panel and holding workshops. I’m an experienced motivational speaker who presented at +100 events worldwide such as TEDx, Cannes Lions, SXSW, Creative Mornings, Hyper Island, Eurobest, Pecha Kucha, Kyoorius Designyatra, D&AD Festival, Adobe Creative Meetup, TNW Conference, United Nations HQ and many more.
My primary topics of focus are: Entrepreneurship, Travel, Personal Branding, PR, Creative Thinking and Remote Working.
If you’re interested to book me as a speaker at your event please send an email to: email@example.com
“Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” – Ibn Battuta.
HEUREKA Founders Conference, Berlin, Germany
Mentor Talks Antwerp, Belgium
18th of March 2018, World Travel Exchange Market, Seville, Spain
TEDxUACollege, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Panel on New Social Networks at The Social Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
January 9th 2018, Vakantiebeurs 2018 – Utrecht, The Netherlands
Hyper Island – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
September 2017, Click: Booking.com’s Global Event – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
March 2017, IBM Think Leaders – Austin, US
March 2017, Travelbird HQ – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
January 2017, Designbridge presents: At The Bar – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
December 2016, Young Digital Academy at Eurobest Festival – Rome, Italy
December 2016, Estonia Best Marketing Conference – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
November 2016, Brandweek – Istanbul, Turkey
October 2016, panellist at WYSE Travel Conference – Belgrade, Serbia
September 2016, United Nations HQ – NYC, US
May 2016, The Roast – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 2016, Advertisers Day – Maarssen, The Netherlands
April 2016, Creative Mornings – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
April 2016, D&AD Festival – London, United Kingdom
March 2016, SXSW Festival – Austin, US
January 2016 – IMARK – Reykjavik, Iceland
22nd October – EHV Summit – Eindhoven, The Netherlands
9th – 13th September – Kyoorius Designyatra – Goa, India
1st of July – Adobe Creative Meet Up – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
27th of June – Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity – Cannes, France
2nd of June – Advertisers Summit – Copenhagen, Denmark
4th of April 2015 – Freelancer of the Year Event – The Hague, The Netherlands – ‘From No House To The White House’
11th of March 2015 – Fontys FutureMediaLab, Tilburg, The Netherlands
5th of March 2015 – PechaKucha Night – Utrecht, The Netherlands – ‘Fuck The Beaten Track.’
13th of November 2014 – Glow Your Brand – Eindhoven, The Netherlands – ‘A journey to make your brand Glow’.
25th of October 2014 – TEDxKoçUniversity – Istanbul, Turkey – ‘How The Travel Bug Will Change Your Life’
22nd of August 2014 – University of Transylvania – Brasov, Romania- ‘Find your Passion’
The University of Transylvania and Leo Burnett Romania asked me to give a lecture to the students of ‘Leo Adcamp’. In my presentation ‘Find your Passion’ I shared my story about ‘The Backpacker Intern’. This idea is actually a combination of two of my biggest passions; traveling and working as a creative. In an interactive workshop I challenged them to find and share their passions too.
24th of July 2014 – World Merit Day – Liverpool – ‘Doing What Matters’
World Merit was founded to give life changing opportunities to people from all over the world that prove they deserve them. The organisation invited me to give a presentation at ‘World Merit Day 2014’ amongst speakers such as Malala Yousafzai and Sir Ken Robinson. My presentation ‘Doing What Matters’, was aimed at young people to inspire them to create their own path and change the world.
25th of June 2014 – ADCN – Amsterdam – ‘A Backpack of Experience’
The ADCN (Art Directors Club Netherlands) asked me to give a presentation about my experience as The Backpacker Intern. I shared my ‘Backpack of Experience’ during a sold-out session in Amsterdam. Thanks for coming everybody!
1st of March 2014 – TEDxTeen – New York City – ‘How a piece of cardboard sent me around the world.’
Here’s my talk on YouTube.