Natalie Holwerda and Farah Nobbe are the owners of training company Nobbe Mieras. Nobbe Mieras has been a trendsetter in presentation skills training for fifteen years. Their background is in the theatre and they draw heavily on scientific and psychological theory. Natalie and Farah have published several books and articles and turn their findings into evidence-based methods that deliver quick, effective, bona fide results. Nobbe Mieras was nominated for the ‘Training institute of the Year 2018’ Award. For more information go to Nobbe Mieras trainingen.
BySpeech is a speechwriting, training and leadership consultancy firm based in The Hague, the Netherlands. Its founder, Jan Sonneveld, has more than ten years of experience working with political leaders and their staff in a local, national and international context. He has written hundreds of speeches, coached speakers, trained writers and crafted leadership communication strategies for government ministers and their departments. He won the Cicero Speechwriting Award in both 2014 and 2018.
Tessa van Beest
Tessa van Beest is an experienced speechwriter, journalist and writing coach. She worked for several Dutch newspapers, a publisher and a broadcasting network. From 2013 till 2018 she wrote speeches for the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte. She is currently working for the Dutch minister of Finance and trains civil servants in writing attractive and comprehensible speeches.