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For a change is located in the Netherlands, with broad experience in international, english speaking audiences. Contact Speakers Academy for the possibilities for presentations outside the Netherlands.

A 20-minute power speech, an inspiration session of one-and-a-half hours or a three hour Masterclass. With a leadership team, a learning group or an audience in a (international) conference.

Annemarie’s presentations are interactive, practice-based and free from overblown jargon. Instead of presenting herself as a guru shes always focussed on stimulating reflection in her audience. She puts the spotlight on them, so every minute of the presentation each participant feels that we are talking about his leadership.

Every presentation is different because she aligns the changes of the audience in her presentation.

Recommendations from clients

“We had a successful meeting. After your session, numerous speakers referenced your session, along with various people making comments and asking questions. [Our global leader] concluded with a reminder of the change strategies and how they can be employed moving forward. I believe the participants did become more aware of their role as change agent. Your handout was a very tangible way for them to feel like they can take action going forward. All in all, I believe it was a success in helping them better assume their role as change leader”.
Managing Director – Global Meeting ‘Big Four’ Accounting firm

“Her combination of crystal-clear conceptual thinking with no-nonsense pragmatism and honesty is a relief. The combination of all that, in a warm person with a great sense of humour, makes it a pleasure to work with her”.
Prof. Dr. Job Kiviet, professor of Quality in Healthcare, Leiden Academic Hospital

“Annemarie is very driven, pleasant to have contact with and is good at reflecting on herself. She gave us an educational and uniting morning as a management team. I have rarely met someone without psychotherapeutic training who is that good at making contact. She applies her knowledge well to the questions of significance in your organisation. In short, with Annemarie you bring in a gem”.
Rian Busstra, Manager Treatment Matters, GGZ Drenthe.

“Annemarie is a speaker that bring complex matter to life with humour and practical examples. Her six spotlights give leaders guidance to determine what to do in every situation. I gladly recommend her!”
Joris van de Lindeloof, Director UNC plus Delta

“Annemarie has organized a study day for our partnership. She has managed to inspire 40 participants in an excellent way for a whole day. There was a nice balance between transferring theory and reflecting on it by the participants. The enthusiasm of Annemarie is contagious and nicely balanced with her down-to-earth approach. I was impressed by the way in which she could specialize ‘the general theory’ to our specific situation. During the seminar, she kept in touch with me to check whether her contribution was still in service to the goals we had set in advance. I can recommend Annemarie with conviction to anyone who is busy with change and wants to reflect on their leadership.”
Heidy Rubingh, Projectmanager Partnership Primary Education

“For many years now Annemarie Mars has inspired directors in our leadership program. I imagine that Henry Minzberg himself nods satisfied at the words she speaks. Pragmatism with depth. That is Annemarie Mars for me. She is grounded and can explain why that is important. The theoretical foundation is in order and she keeps up well. This makes her a role model for the people we are educating.”
Aagje Voordouw, Coordinator Management Development Program for Directors 

Reactions from participants

“Well thought-out and presented extremely clearly”

“It really helped me, many things fell into place”

“Enthusiastic argument and great interaction”

“I found it an inspiring meeting. I noticed I had more energy than before”

“Good combination of heart and a strong theoretical framework”

“Good appreciation of the group, clear story and interactive”


“When you invite @AnnemarieMars2, then you bring in an animated speaker. Enjoyed her energy, knowledge, passion and humour. #thanks

“@AnnemarieMars2  nice lecture. Down to earth and practical”

“Became a lot wiser due to the session with @AnnemarieMars2 about change strategies #cw #in Let’s apply this to work tomorrow!”

“Met @AnnemarieMars2 in a one-hour lecture. A godsend at the right time. Thank you!

“#FF for @AnnemarieMars2 because I’m still inspired by one of her workshops after two weeks”

For information and booking for presentations please contact Speakers Academy