Online Energizer Esther Huijsmans is a sports & events professional with over twenty years of experience in the field of international sports and entertainment projects, such as FIFA World Cups (football), Olympic Games, UEFA EUROs (women’s and men’s football) and Tomorrowland Winter (music). Partly due to this work, Esther has built up an enormous network. She wishes the same for others! The importance of networking should never be underestimated, it’s safe to say that a valuable network is necessary to get ahead in life.
The question that people often asked Esther about working on such large-scale events was how she managed to get there herself. Her answer was always simple: via my network!
During her Online Energizer, Esther can speak on any of the following topics – you decide!:
- Practical information from an event expert
How exactly does it work – working on large-scale (sports) events? How do things work at the mega-level of project management? You have to deal with hard deadlines, after all, the opening match of the World Cup cannot be postponed. You will learn to deal with totally different cultures, constantly knowing that the eyes of the whole world are upon you.
- Networking Tips & Tricks
What’s the best way to do it – networking? What’s the importance of a carefully built network, how can you network without turning into a “business card collector”? Esther not only explains it all clearly, she also motivates you to get started right away.
- Working Internationally
Working on projects in different countries with different cultures. How do you respect local customs, and how do you get more stuff done in collaboration. Azerbaijan, Brazil, Russia and Switzerland are just a few of the countries where Esther has worked.
- The X-factor as a woman in a man’s environment
The sports world is still largely a man’s world, fighting for the highest spot on the monkey rock. How do you deal with that as a woman? In this presentation, Esther discusses the differences between female and male leadership and how we can learn from the matriarchal elephants. She has experience tips for women that are also very relatable and instructive for men!
Connecting and bringing people together was something Esther already did well in her younger years. During her college years, she co-authored the book I Network So I Exist. Working as a project manager she developed the online training course “Connecting with Confidence,” explaining how to build a valuable and powerful network.
As a child, Esther Huijsmans already loved sports. Because of this love for sports, Esther started working as an organizer of large-scale sporting events, after her studies in business economics. She started out as a volunteer during Euro 2000 in the Low Countries and discovered that people did this work full time, she wanted that. And she’s got it too! Today, she has been active at a professional level in the sports & events industry for over twenty years and worked in managerial positions at various sporting events at the very highest level.
Esther serves as a mentor to women in the sports industry already for many years. She initiated KICK-ES, an inspiration platform for women in sports. Esther is on a mission to empower women and get more women into leadership positions in the world of sports.
She’s also a mentor for women in the sports industry; to this end, she developed her own method, the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Program. She is the initiator of KICK-ES, an inspiration platform for women working in the sports industry. Esther is on a mission to get more women into leadership positions in the sports world!
Of course, customization is possible. For example, this Online Energizer can also take place in English.
As a globetrotter, Esther speaks many languages. Challenge her when you are holding an online meeting for an international audience.
Esther has a lot of online experience and can lead an online (brainstorming) session as facilitator. Clubhouse and Zoom hold no secrets for her.
More info & Bookings
30 minutes, 60 minutes