Marja Godvliet

creates Authentic Connections at Events

“I strongly believe that we can tackle burn-out ánd bring our planet back in balance. The solution lies in restoring the balance between reason and feeling in our work.”

Why Authentic Connection

We are bombarded with an overload of information. People have learned to scan and select their sources fast and quickly. They have developed bulletproof bullshit radars. Only Genuine and real stuff gets through. Information that connects with their emotions.

To get your message across it is essential you are authentic and congruent in your communication.

Developments and innovation is going at the speed of light. Organisations struggle to keep up.

The traditional hierarchy has always slowed decision making down.

In these fast moving times it is important for professionals to take leadership and feel confident to express themselves.

My services are all developed to create an environment where people feel comfortable and safe to share themselves. I lead them to a place where they choose honesty over fear. When they are comfortable they let their guard down. This relaxed state of being supports to create authentic valuable connections.

Keynotes and presentations inspire people into action.

Connections deliver support and accountability that is essential for transformation.

Why I do this Work

15 years long I was very successful in helping Fashion and Interior Design companies I worked for grow. I had dream jobs: I purchased goods in China, India and Turkey. Shopped for inspiration in London, Paris and New York: I worked and played hard. But the joy of a trip or an achieved target never lasted long. The thought: “Is this all there is”, always popped back in my mind. As I started to live more conscious and sustainable, the gab with my professional life grew bigger. 

I felt disconnected, numb and unfulfilled. Symptoms that occur when people burn out.   

After I quit my last job as a Buying Manager for Pols Potten in 2014 it slowly dawned on me that I, to achieve results, I  had brought only one part of me to work: my reason. To feel more connected and whole I needed to make room for the part of me that I had reserved for after work hours: my feelings. 

The past 3 years I have created a community of Women Entrepreneurs in which I experimented, learned and implemented ways to work with reason and feelings. To completely allow myself to be authentic and honest at work has brought an incredible sense of alignment and purpose into my life. 

I know now, when I fully express ALL of me, I shine and am powerful beyond measure!

I hear a calling to contribute to restoring the balance in business. When people feel comfortable to express feelings as well as reason in their work, they will experience more joy and fulfilment in their life. Feelings are a feminine trait that, for far too long, has been left out in business.

I strongly believe that when people are authentic at work, they will make more sustainable companies and together we create a healthy planet Earth. 

Results to Expect

Event participants will go home with an experience and exciting new contacts, not only with a stack of business cards.


Engaging Experience

Fun, interactive and low profile


Open Conversations

Honest and personal 


Meaningful Connections

Heart to heart

Authentic Connects at your Event

Meeting the right people often remains a matter of luck and serendipity…The more people find common ground, exchange and connect, the more valuable your event will prove to be.

Technology and tools can help but will not do the job for you. Building great relations is a matter of human interaction. People need a safe, supportive environment and a friendly nudge to get going.

In my sessions I facilitate the conversation to create the best business connections at the spot.

As an event organiser you want to do everything you can to make great connections happen. Connections are the fuel to come back for more. My session accelerates this proccess and will make people feel part of your tribe!


Marja Godvliet

creates Authentic Connections at Events

I would recommend these sessions for anyone who wishes to ease up the conversation between attendees and speakers in a conference or related event.

Katja Kaurila

Gender Equality Conference 2017

Marja has created such an amazing way creating new business relationships, it really isn’t an exaggeration to say that it is a paradigm shift in regards to networking.

Lara Manqui

Owner and Founder at Flourish