REFERENCES ABOUT KATJA STAARTJES

KATJA STAARTJES INSPIRES DOWN TO EARTH

‘Do stop
from time to time
to get the perspective’

‘The team was delighted and your intervention was spot on with our challenges. You have contributed to have them filled with energy and passion to continue the journey.’
Emmanuel Erba, Capgemini Group CPO
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‘We invited Katja Staartjes as inspirational speaker for one of our  international company events where our French and Benelux teams were present . From the very first minute Katja was able to inspire the group with here incredible story which was accompanied by great photos of her travels. Team building, overcoming set backs, willpower – are all  themes that come across great in Katja her 90 minute speech. Highly recommended!’
Mathieu Meyer, Country Leader Benelux, Duracell
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‘I was organizing for my team a small conference to discuss about our responsibilities and future opportunities, and I decided to invite Katja Staartjes for a small team building. I have to say that her presentation has been one of the most inspiring I ever heard in my life.
Katja’s presentation is very relevant to business environment but also to private life, covering topics like fear, taking responsibilities, decision process, risk factor, while still considering the impact of the experience, and the importance to compliment each other and to celebrate the success. And these are just the main points of this extremely exciting story.’
Harga Stanislava, Sales director JTI Europe
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‘Mountaineer Katja Staartjes takes you on a journey, substantively, with expertise, and very compelling. You experience how it’s like to handle issueas around goalsetting, personal leadership, and stressful moments. Katja’s way of teambuilding is unique, because of her inspired approach.’
Carina Benninga, former CEO Benninga Consultant, former Olympic tophocky
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‘Katja Staartjes inspires and excites with an impressive story about teamwork, risks, passion and emotion. An adventure with breathtaking images, she manages to translate to our daily challenges in daily life and work. Truly to be recommended.’
Jack Hommel, director Achmea
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‘Katja tells an inspiring story based on her passion combined with a ‘down-to-earth’ presentation style. Her images are beautiful and her metaphor of ‘to the top as a team’ works perfectly in leadership programmes. She is a most pleasant person to work with, and always delivers punctual and quality work.’
Judith Droste, program manager executive MD Business University Nyenrode
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‘Mountain climber Katja Staartjes has given presentations at various conferences. They have proved to be a success every time! Attendants enjoy her travel stories with their associated messages: working together, dealing with adversity, knowing when to stop, taking charge: all recognisable elements.’
Anneke van Dijk, uitgever managementinformatie Wolters Kluwer
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‘Top performance! Katja Staartjes spoke at the Telengy theme day ‘the Click’ about chain cooperation. It was fabulous! More than 100 Municipal Council decision makers listened breathlessly to Katja’s story, and for good reason because she tells a very articulate story supported by beautiful images. She is able to give her public the impression that they are facing the challenge of climbing the mountain themselves. This fact in combination with recognisable metaphores ensured that Katja literally and figuratively achieved a top presentation.’
Aafko Bergenhenegouwen, directeur Telengy VROM
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‘Her presentation is natural and captivating and, therefore, all the more credible. The power of her message lies in the amazing content of her stories. These appeal to everyone and are immediately transferable to daily practice. This is ideal for groups that need to get into the spirit of getting challenging jobs done.’
Erik Koenders, managing director De Boer Ritsema & van Eck
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‘We received an enormous number of positive reactions to the “the road to success” symposium. Katja’s story was cited as being fascinating and groundbreaking. The fact that the road to success makes high demands was made quite clear based on her mountaineering experiences on the highest of mountain peaks.’
Fokko Witteveen, managing director Trias Jeugdhulp
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‘Compliments on the way in which you took us on your journey in such a stimulating and inspiring way! Also, admiration for the way you linked your journey’s experiences to our organisational development.’
Cora Kunz, bestuurssecretaris Zorgbalans
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‘Katja Staartjes spoke at our global Senior Management Conference. She took us on an imaginary journey. Along the way to the top, we learned about topics such as teamwork, leadership, confidence, coping with disappointments, etc. I can wholeheartedly recommend Katja’s story.’
Sjoerd van Wanrooij, head of Human Resources, BAM PPP
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‘Her presentation is natural and captivating and, therefore, all the more credible. The power of her message lies in the amazing content of her stories. These appeal to everyone and are immediately transferable to daily practice. This is ideal for groups that need to get into the spirit of getting challenging jobs done.’
Pieter van der Harst, (former) CFO Royal Banc of Scotland
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