Global Entrepreneur

My name is Marieke Stoop and I am the Founder & CEO of Consulting firm Human In Progress and the active CEO of Marieke Stoop International, servicing startup organisations and Fortune 500 companies in the Netherlands, Europe, U.S. and Australia.

In 2009, I created a new way to develop, deliver and support clients in their performance, to build organisations that attract, motivate and retain employees.

At the age of 29, I became the founder & CEO of Human In Progress. For over 15+ years I am a facilitator of HR Transformations by providing expertise in HR Strategy, HR Service Delivery Models and HR Information System (HRIS) implementations.

I am also the founder of the official HR Portal NL. This is the only HR source in The Netherlands with Human Resources documentation in English. The portal sets the standard for international companies and professionals in need for Dutch Employment Law, People and Change Management when employing staff in the Netherlands.


With hundreds of articles in the categories Leadership, Human Resources, Career, Health & Lifestyle, I will motivate you to build your dreams.

My book How To Market Yourself Online was launched in 2015, as a result of writing powerful LinkedIn profile & Resumes in English and Dutch for CEOs, directors, managers and young professionals. The book provides insides how to use social media for your career and is a practical guide to get into action.

After meeting hundreds of people around the world, I realised how common the need for inspirational information is. I also have written more than 100 inspirational quotes covering happiness, love, inspiration and career.

Keynote Speaker

As a dynamic speaker, I am sharing strategies that continue to bring success.

From starting as a recruiter to a multi-talented founder, I steered Human In Progress from sole proprietorship to a global consultancy firm. Utilizing many of the same tactics, advised to my clients today.

With over 12+ years of experience conducting seminars, workshops and delivering presentations my story of hard work and perseverance as well as my unique way of communication, will inspire any audience.

My unique skill for taking complicated issues and breaking them down into simple easy to understand terms is one of the reasons my pragmatic advice resonates with everyone from students, HR professionals to small business owners and corporate CEOs.