Annemarie van Gaal is an entrepreneur and investor. Her entrepreneurial career began in Russia, where she set up Russia's largest independent publishing house.
First and foremost, I am an entrepreneur at heart.
Annemarie van Gaal is an entrepreneur and investor. Her entrepreneurial career began in Russia in the 1990s, where she set up Russia’s largest independent publishing house. It was an exciting and adventurous time in a country that was in a permanent state of crisis. Every day she had to come up with unconventional solutions to the many challenges she faced.
In 2000 she sold her company and moved back to the Netherlands where she has since set up and led a number of other companies in the media, retail and real estate sectors, among others.
The best opportunities lie off the beaten track. By approaching the market differently, organizing your company differently or working with other revenue models, you can make a success of almost any company.
Annemarie is known to the general public for Dutch television programs such as Dragons Den, Een dubbeltje op zijn kant and Crisis in de Tent and she is much in demand as a table guest at talk shows. In addition, Annemarie writes a weekly opinion column in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf and columns for magazine Margriet and has written several books.
Annemarie van Gaal is a passionate speaker and knows how to captivate her audience like no other. She enjoys being on stage and sharing her knowledge and insights with others. A lecture by Annemarie is accessible, instructive, entertaining and inspiring. She talks passionately about all aspects of entrepreneurship in which guts and innovation always play a major role.
A crisis like the Corona virus outbreak is a tragedy for many companies: sales plummet while costs continue to rise. Most companies react by pulling out all the stops to limit the damage and get the company through the crisis as best they can so that once the crisis is over, they can pick up where they left off.
This is unfortunate. In fact, a crisis is the ultimate time to seize new opportunities and recalibrate your company so that it has a great future. The companies that make the best decisions now are tomorrow’s winners.
Annemarie van Gaal has survived many a crisis with her companies. Just think of the many crises she experienced in Russia in the 1990s and then in many other countries. She gives insights and tips on how to turn the changing market to your advantage and how to seize opportunities while your competitors are still dealing with the problems. In short, how to profit from this crisis as a company.
Wealth does not make one happy, but a financially healthy life is a prerequisite for becoming happy.
With many concrete examples and advice, Annemarie van Gaal manages to get everyone interested in their money matters in this lecture.
Finally, Annemarie gives her ten most important tips that will help you save or earn thousands of euros per year.
There are opportunities everywhere, but the best entrepreneurial opportunities often lie off the beaten path.
By approaching the market differently, organizing your business differently or working with different revenue models, you can turn almost any business into a success.
Annemarie van Gaal explains this using appealing examples and experiences from her own career.
We look at resumes and still too often select people on things like education and experience or let someone’s appearance lead us. In doing so, we squander talent and exclude vulnerable groups.
Annemarie van Gaal explains how, by selecting on things like “talent” and “commitment,” you get great results.
“Because this was a rather long program, we expected only 90% of the people to return after the break, but after the break we had 104% show up. Thank you Dr. Cialdini.”
"We look back on a good meeting. Annemarie van Gaal's contribution was excellent: she is knowledgeable, asked the right questions, had an excellent role in the jury and put the pitchers at ease by ...
"We look back on a good meeting. Annemarie van Gaal's contribution was excellent: she is knowledgeable, asked the right questions, had an excellent role in the jury and put the pitchers at ease by the way she asked her questions. In short, highly recommended!"