Annemarie Steen: Biography highlights

If you’re looking for an energetic and interactive speaker or moderator for your event that moves your audience and creates connections playfully then Dutch speaker Annemarie Steen is the speaker you need.

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Annemarie Steen’s background

Are you looking for an energetic and interactive speaker or moderator for your event that moves your audience and creates connections playfully? Dutch speaker Annemarie Steen is a sparkling, creative & playful personality. Annemarie is Serious about Playfulness. She has a strong vision on the importance of Play in dealing with today’s fast changing world and economic challenges. In her interactive talks, she explains the powerful relationship between play, playfulness, creativity and innovation and “Why leaders should play more”.

Annemarie’s presentations and playshops are characterized by a high degree of playful interaction with the audience, resulting in connections and insights that ‘stick’. She has a talent of engaging her listeners into meaningful and playful experiences, overcoming initial fear by most adults and show them a safe way to leave their comfort zone, because “it’s outside of our comfort zone where the magic happens.”

Annemarie is the owner of www.steentrain.com that designs and delivers playful learning concepts and she is also senior faculty at THNK , school of creative leadership and was awarded Best visiting lecturer at the Estonian Business School for teaching Creative Leadership to MBA students.

Annemarie was invited to speak & play at Conversion Hotel (Netherlands, 2018), Gennex Digital (Switzerland 2018), EY Innovation Realized (Netherlands 2018), Meeting Professionals International (Netherlands 2018 + 2016)), Applied Improv Conference (Paris 2018, UK 2016), Roche (Netherlands 2017), Parnu Leaderhip Conference (Estonia, 2017 + 2013), Leolux (Netherlands 2017), Fontys (Netherlands 2016), Hogeschool Utrecht (Netherlands 2016), TEDxTallaght (Ireland, 2014), Parnu Marketing Conference (Estonia 2014). Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (Singapore 2012).



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Annemarie Steen - Audience warm-up
Annemarie Steen - Audience warm-up
What happens when you press PLAY | Annemarie Steen | TEDxTallaght
What happens when you press PLAY | Annemarie Steen | TEDxTallaght
Speaker Annemarie Steen "Serious about Playfulness"
Speaker Annemarie Steen "Serious about Playfulness"
Speaker Annemarie Steen plays the audience    HD 720p
Speaker Annemarie Steen plays the audience HD 720p
Ministry of Defense, Netherlands

The first time I met Annemarie was during a training of THNK for the Ministry of Defense. Goal of the training was to enhance Design Thinking within our Ministry.

Annemarie is a very inspiring trainer, has a lot of positive energy and has the skills to bring this energy over to her public. Besides that she can give feedback and feedforward in a way that is very helpful for people who look for further personal development. And last but not least, she can make you laugh, which is very powerful when you train people.

Roy Sillen
Head of Innovation
Estonian Employers Confederation, Estonia

Annemarie made us laugh and play like children. We hired her as a speaker and I had no idea what specifically she would do. She would not tell me and asked me to trust her. I did trust her and the result was just lovely.

Toomas Tamsar
Business School Vlerick, Belgium

Designing a programme for an insurance company how to improve creativity into their innovation processes, I asked Annemarie to facilitate a workshop for opening their minds, and setting the stage. It was really fun, she did a great job! Annemarie hit the head, hearts and hands of all the participants involved. Thanks Annemarie!

Roland Mol
Business Development Manager
KPMG, Estonia

Annemarie is an inspiring speaker filling any room with positive energy. She gave us a full day seminar covering topics like motivation, increasing own and team’s energy, change management, etc. The strongest aspect of Annemarie’s training was using of simple real life examples so that complex topics became easy to grasp.”

Indrek Alliksaar
Audit Director
Fontys Academy for Creative Industries, Netherlands

Annemarie provided me with lots of new ideas to inspire my students into working with trends. She’s very creative and practical in offering solutions and making you invent them yourself. A very useful workshop!

Maaike Rijnders
Delivering Delight, Singapore

“Annemarie is a passionate educator with deep messages, amazing energy and unique personality. She is an Easier Done than Said lady. She has a very strong sixth sense and she dares to follow her heart. Annemarie is a playful and skillful facilitator, very creative. She dares to try new things, overcoming with courage her fears. She is extremely sensitive to the needs of the audience and has the rare talent to change the course of “a well planned flight” to overcome the unexpected.”

Avi Z. Liran

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