Maris

Susanne is an experienced trainer and coach, specialized in talent development of high potentials. She has been training and coaching academics and researchers for more than a decade. Her focus lies with communication, diversity & inclusion. Being certified by the Career Management Institute, Susanne works in the top league of coaches in the Netherlands. Originally, she was trained as a clinical and organizational psychologist at the University of Amsterdam. She also graduated from the Geneva School of Art and Design.

Susanne gets energized by helping thinkers to make the transition from insight to action. After her workshops, participants always go home with a concrete and doable action plan to implement the content of the workshop in their professional lives. In her free time she experiments with fermenting vegetables, practices yoga in her garden every morning and she swims in the sea (almost) all year round.

Et al.
Alone you go faster, together you go further

That’s why we love to work together with interesting people and organisations. As every academic knows: Maris et al. stands for Maris and others; which we hereby proudly present:

Kim Caarls

Give Kim a text and she makes it better! Kim is our question-asker, sparring partner and editor.

Louise Mennen

Louise is an experienced trainer and sparring partner for bigger training trajectories and to discuss solutions to the daily challenges we both face as entrepreneurs.

Sanne Mylonas

Together with the good people from Noorderwind, we train teams of aspiring Aeronautical Enigineers in Delft to think and act entrepreneurial. Our focus lies with how to communicate in teams and how to pitch not only your business plan, but also yourself, while Noorderwind helps building strong business plans through design thinking.

Boukje Vastbinder

Together with the good people from Noorderwind, we train teams of aspiring Aeronautical Enigineers in Delft to think and act entrepreneurial. Our focus lies with how to communicate in teams and how to pitch not only your business plan, but also yourself, while Noorderwind helps building strong business plans through design thinking.

Karin van den Boogaert

Together with Karin, we made a podcast about successful women in science, which you can listen -here- . We also combine our knowledge about communication into an all-round offer, since Karin specialises in press training and blogging, which perfectly fits with our pitchtraining and networktraining.

Esther van Duin

Esther is a great trainer who knows how to energize. She also got a PhD so she knows what you are going through.

Annefleur Langedijk

Annefleur is not only a scientist (doing a PhD in pediatrics), she is also a great writer, editor and social media strategist. She helps Maris et al. become more social media savvy.

Communication

More impact with your work starts with good communication.

Work/Life

Work and live in a way that suits you.

Diversity

First steps to make your workplace more diverse and inclusive.

What our clients say about us:

Her genuine joyous energy is inspiring, without compromising the high level quality of the session

I have been working with Susanne and Maris et al for many years now, and she has never failed to deliver the promised results. The entire process runs smoothly, from brainstorming on topics, to designing, scheduling and aftercare. Overall, I consider her an extremely valuable and highly appreciated business partner and friend. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone.

Susanne knows how develop leaders and is thoroughly enjoyable to work with too!

“I found Susanne’s methods and content refreshing in that they were grounded in sound frameworks, useful and sensitive to gender dynamics without pandering to false gender dichotomies.  Susanne’s knowledge and expertise shines through along with her jovial manner and clever facilitation of participant learning. She inspired, she informed and provided a stimulating space for our participants to explore and nurture their leadership self. She is creative as well as practical, fueling our participants ambitions while equipping them with the mindset and tools to deliver on those ambitions.

She understands the challenges and opportunities researchers (all levels) are dealing with.

Susanne’s expertise in working in academia is extensive. This allows her to tweak and adjust her workshops to fit the needs of the participants. Also, she is keen on exploring and working with other forms of education such as online platforms, extending the learning experience of a workshop.

On one hand, her friendly and approachable personality puts people at ease. On the other, her professionalism and extensive knowledge evokes trust.

Susanne has been a wonderful trainer to work with. The programme designed and provided by Susanne in collaboration with another coach perfectly met the needs of the course participants. It consisted of a variety of activities, from presentations and talks, to individual and group exercises. At the end of each training day, the progress and outcomes have been assessed and the agenda amended to meet specific requirements of the participants.

True passion for working with people, ability to connect and understand the concerns of individuals from different backgrounds and ages were aspects that make Susanne an exceptional and versatile trainer.Therefore, I’d highly recommend Susanne and will use her services in the future.

Working with Maris at al. highly increased the quality of the pitches, they triggered full attention in the Brussels’ Parliament.

Maris et al. offered a programme which combined off-line and or online pitch training for our researchers, that was just what we needed. Researchers received quick and personal feedback to all their questions. Susanne personal involvement as a trainer made it such a positive experience.