Voicecoach, business communication coach & classical singer
Mariska coaches business professionals to enhance their public speaking and communication skills. Whether you are presenting, communicating or singing, your success all depends on one essential ability: to create an authentic connection with your audience. Mariska combines her broad experience as a singer and her passion for voice, communication and the spoken word to coax you out of your comfort zone and achieve your true potential as a communicator. Her coaching covers vocal skills, body language and executive presence and transforming your content into meaningful and impactful messages.
Mariska has a Master’s degree in Arts Management (University of Amsterdam) and worked in PR & Artist management at the Royal Concertgebouw and Philips Classics Records. She studied Classical Voice at the Arnhem Academy of Music and performed as an alto soloist in opera & oratoria.
Additionally Mariska worked as a model and appeared in commercials and advertisement campaigns for brands like T-mobile, Longines, Philips and Mitsubishi. She brings her broad experience in performance and stage presence into play in her coaching.
Presentation & Business Communications Trainer
Mariska is goal-focused, analytical and passionate about achieving results. Concise and convincing messaging results in an inspiring delivery. Using singing & theatre techniques to work on voice, body language and stage presence, content is brought to life. Story telling techniques help craft content into an engaging story-narrative that speaks to the ears, hearts and minds of your audience. She facilitates workshops, teambuilding events and gives interactive keynote speeches. Clients include PwC, Accenture, ING, Nutricia, Adyen, Shell and King County (Seattle). She also teaches presentation skills at Wageningen University and coaches speakers for Tedx Events.
Leadership and communication
Mariska developed the training` the voice of leadership` covering the art of listening, questioning, speaking and leadership presence. She uses SCIL performance tools to maximise your interaction competences on an intuitive (Sensus), physical (Corpus), intellectual (Intellektus) and vocal (Lingua) level. She coaches executives, CEO’s and politicians to deliver clear goals and visions with poise, presence and passion.
“The combination of voice coaching and singing keeps my work fresh and creative. I am passionate about my vocation, my training skills, and helping others achieve their true vocal potential through solid and practical techniques. Each person who has attended a VoiceMatters training session leaves with the courage to explore ‘their inner voice’, which is the source of confidence and inspiration of true speaking mastery” – Mariska Wessel