Get to know me
For me, becoming an event moderator has been a journey. It still is a journey. It is hard work, learning and excitement. Most importantly, though, it is a passion.
Even as a child, I have always been an entrepreneurial and self-starting person – at age eight, I created a magazine and asked friends and cousins to write about their hobbies. Just like real journalists. I was in charge of the layout, puzzles and jokes, and called myself Editor in Chief.
At age 20, I got a sense for entrepreneurship once again – though certainly in a more professional setting. After doing a voluntary marcom internship at a well-known publisher and being surprised by them not having an English-language website, I decided I could make a difference. I took the advantage of having lived in the USA for three years and founded Chelle Media to help companies translate their essential content into on-fleek English.
Translating soon turned into copywriting, then Search Engine Optimization (SEO), communication planning, consulting, and more. With Chelle Media, I focused my services largely on entrepreneurs and startups, which me brought me that much closer to the topic.
Why work with me?
I decided to stay in the tech startup scene by supporting tech incubator YES!Delft and acted as Product Owner for the new YES!Delft website, thereafter co-initiating Startup Corner, a platform for startup-corporate collaboration. Yet, there was still something more I wanted to commit to.
In the rather male-dominated scene that tech entrepreneurship still is, I saw the potential and – in fact – the need for a more prominent female presence. With a desire to share my knowledge and experience, and keep audiences on the edge of their seats, I embarked on a new professional journey – professional presenting and moderating.
I started vlogging about my journey to becoming a presenter, talked to experts in the fields of authenticity, passion, pitching and more. After a few months, I realized that live presenting with an audience and room for improvisation fits my personality perfectly.
I decided to become an event moderator! Working towards this new goal of mine, I was hired by a corporate client as their Project Lead and Host for a five-day hackathon end of 2018. Ever since, I have had the opportunity to moderate some really amazing events, including TEDx Amsterdam Women Startup Awards and EMERCE Lean Innovation Summit.
Do you want to experience the benefits of having a passionate and energetic event moderator, who’s always ready to think on her feet?