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With Anna’s support we were able to craft a very powerful, straightforward pitch for our MedTech solution. After two workshops with Anna, we had an intensive coaching program. Anna tactfully, but directly pointed out areas in our pitch that needed to be sharpened, and proved to be right 100% of the time with her observations and suggestions. We got great feedback on our pitch after Demo Day and it helped us to get shortlisted by Arab Health and Innov8. Working with Anna is enjoyable, because she has a warm and constructive manner. We highly recommend to work with Anna if you want to sharpen your message and improve your public speaking skills.


Azhar MD
CTO & Founder - B3 Digital Solutions + Dubai SmartCity Accelerator

In the preparation of our Installer Day, Anna Heijker has given us valuable tips in regard to the program. On the day itself she stood there full of enthousiasm.


Jeroen Cleijne
Sales Manager Benelux

Anna Heijker has lead four important meetings for us. Together with our communication advisors, Anna has established an interesting and dynamic program and stood in the hall with flair! Just what we needed! 


Ton van Abeelen
Leader Deloitte Private

About Anna's workshop in pitching: very useful and refreshing.


Ralf Herbers
Fiscal Legal Financial
Advisor/Partner, Rein lawyers and advisors

I had the chance to work with Anna during Young Leaders Club – Entrepreneurs Summer School, where I had to prepare for a pitch to support my business. Anna proved to be an awesome trainer whom needed only a couple of hours to have me come a long way to the most impactful pitch for investors. I had no experience at all upfront. I plan to continue our collaboration for a long time. I highly recommend Anna for a real boost in your pitching aptitudes.


Marius Stroe
Software Engineer, Twitter

Over the last three months, I worked with Anna Heijker and she has really helped me to improve my presentation skills. Her advice gave my confidence a boost. I always liked to be on a stage but now I have a set of extra tools to inspire a crowd.


Quincy Spier
Founder Blockchain Natives

Many new insights and very useful. I highly recommend to join a training in pitching!


Edwin Gels
Webba/JCI

Anna's training 'pitch yourself in 60 seconds' was very fun and educational. A practical workshop and Anna is a inspired trainer!


Agnes van der Veen
Rabobank

Our team joined the pitching training of Anna during 'WhatTheHackathon Circulair Economy'. After the training we had a clear structure for our pitch ready to go. After this Anna coached us, which made us able to stand on stage with a powerful pitch. Eventaully we won the first prize thanks to our concept and powerful pitch!


Bert Leiting
Co-Founder WasteWise

Anna is an absolutely amazing pitch coach. We joined a workshop with Anna at Startupbootcamp Dubai and afterwards she coached us to Demo Day. She has the perfect combo a pitch coach should have: an holistic approach on what needs to be in the pitch so that the startup gets the most out of it and at the same time diligent attention to details. Also she is a perfect catalyst and I saw an humongous difference in my pitch skills after working with Anna. She is absolutely great to work with and I would not miss any opportunity to work with her again! If you need a pitch coach it has to be Anna.


Aniruddha Nanivadekar
Co-Founder at Intelitaap Solutions

Yesterday I followed the workshop "Pitch yourself in 60 seconds, lead by the amazing Anna Heijker; very inspiring and educational! We stood still at blackouts in pitches and interactively worked on our own pitches. After the workshop all participants got a credit card where you can work out your pitch as a little cheat sheet.


Elske Koopman-Huitema
Rabobank Emmen

Anna provided a high quality and timely pitch training to a group of diverse entrepreneurs from a dozen different countries. All of the entrepreneurs she trained reported feeling significantly better about their pitch, and told us repeatedly that the quality of the training was very high.


Connor Sattely
Business Acceleration Agent, Hiil Justice Accelerator

I have had the pleasure of working with Anna Heijker on many occasions as she has provided her experience and knowledge during our NGO Breakfast Sessions, which invites individuals from NGO’s to learn from experts. Anna has led sessions on ‘Sharpen Your Presentation Skills’ and ‘How To Build A Personal Brand’, which were interactive and informative. The feedback for these sessions was extremely positive, including comments on her positive energy, inspiring presentation style and the self-realisation by the participants. I would recommend working Anna because not only is she smart and professional, she exudes energy, knowledge and creativity through wit, humour and class.


John McKellar
CEO and Co-founder, Bridging the Gap – NGO Academy

Anna has successfully delivered the highly interactive training ‘The Perfect Pitch for You and Your Projects’ for the Purchasing Department within Procter&Gamble Romania. The learning mode was set from the beginning to all 40+ attendees. The interactive atmosphere kept us all active throughout the entire session and I personally loved how present Anna was at every moment! Anna made us all think about ourselves and how to effectively put that into a 1 minute speech. A few impressions from participants: ‘Excellent content’, ‘This particular session was very interesting’, ‘Great speaker, interactive and knowledgeable’, ‘Good crowd management and high interest’ and ‘Have a follow up session on pitching’. The participants loved the training session and they would like to have more of these in the future! Anna, thank you once again and I hope we will work together again very soon!


Arabela Margean
Senior Procurement Specialist and Communication Officer, Procter&Gamble

Anna has delivered the training ‘How to pitch your business in 60 seconds’ for the members of the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Romania (CCER). Anna has a high energy level and during the interactive training with real-life examples participants have sharpened the messages about their companies. The result is that they feel more confident and they are ready to create new business opportunities. We look forward to next trainings with Anna!


Gentiana Avrigeanu
Managing Director Swiss-Romanian Chamber of Commerce

Anna presented the College Tour on the 7th of December 2019 together with crime reporter John van den Heuvel, hosted by JCI Ede. Ze focused herself not solely on the interview, but also helped us organise the entire evening program thanks to her experience and expertise. She created a pleasant and open mood on the podium as well as the hall, she was well prepared and asked searching and good questions to John van den Heuvel. Thanks to her enthousiastic effort and professionalism we are looking back at a very successful edition of College Tour. Thank you Anna!


Karin van Beek
Chairman JCI Ede

I would say Anna Heijker is one of the best speakers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. She did a great job as one of the speakers at ‘Meet the Storytellers – Overcoming Adversity’. Anna fully tailored the presentation for our audience, which is very much to be appreciated. She has inspired the audience by sharing a story about challenges in business. I would highly recommend Anna for her message, her energy and her humanity.


Alexandra Cilliotta
Co-founder- Storytelling Community Bucharest

‘Anna has delivered the after lunch presentation at ITdevConnect – Tech, fun and inspiration, a conference we organized in April 2015. Having an after lunch dip was impossible, because Anna made us laugh and prepared us for the rest of the conference programme. I recommend to work with Anna if you are looking for a speaker with a high energy level, who is always well-prepared and makes sure the goals of the conference will be met. We look forward to work with Anna in the frame of the second edition of ITdevConnect.’


Andrei Ignat
Technical Director, Electronic Arts Romania (EA Games)

Anna was appointed to hold a speech at Business Days in Iaşi. She proved to be very thorough in preparing her presentation, which was both rich in content and captivating. She shared with the audience how a bilateral chamber of commerce can help entrepreneurs to grow their business. We received a lot of positive feedback from the audience. Anna is a great person to work with and also a passionate professional in her field, putting a lot of energy in her work.


Raluca Stavaru
Project Manager, Business Days Romania

Anna was the speaker of one of our Meet the WOMAN! business events, in which we discussed about personal branding and how to create a name for yourself even when you are in a new place in life or you have to start over. It was a truly inspirational speech, filled with her personal experience and passion, and it sparked an interesting discussion between the participants. It was a great experience and we would recommend working with Anna any time!


Adina David
PR Responsible, Women in Business Romania

Anna has prepared herself thoroughly on the meeting, listening very narrowly to my wishes and guided me very efficiently on the day itself. her effort greatly contributed to a productive and positive mood, for the public and for the speakres. I'm looking forward to future cooperation!


Cecilia Thorfinn
Head Press Information, Representative of the European Commission in The Netherlands

Anna has presented a number of events for us in a professional and inspired way. She has a positive approach and makes sure there is a good mood. Anna is good in asking further and introduces speakers sparkingly. I gladly recommend Anna as a Chairman of the Day!


Adriaan Pals
Initiator Entepreneurship Growing Workplace

Anna helped us in case of emergency when an extern interviewer declined at the last moment. Anna took over last minute and made sure the inteviewed came into their own! I don't think anyone noticed she fell in last minute. A enjoyable and flexible cooperation from the beginning to the end! 


Marlies Zeeman
Organizer Sedna Volunteer Day

Anna lead an important meeting for all fifty staff members of the department Real Estate and tenants from Domesta in an effective way. Anna's qualities are: adding structure, guarding the time well and bringing positive energy into the group and keeping it there. With these qualities Anna can make everyone listen and join in the conversation.


Marie Hartmann
Advisor P&O

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