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Marieke Stoop – Entrepreneur, HR Consultant and Author is dedicated to support people in fulfilling their potential in order to make a difference in this world. She has mentored directors, business owners and her HR consulting experience include international organisations, Fortune 500 companies and Shared Service Centers in Europe and Australia.
Marieke is a native of the Netherlands, born in a small village close distance to Amsterdam. For years she has undergone training on human resource management, communication, leadership, astrology, self- expression, and mindfulness.
In 2009, at the age of 29, she founded consulting & learning firm Human in Progress, supporting startups and Fortune 500 companies in their performance to build organisations that attract, motivate and retain employees. She is also the founder and content owner of the official HR Portal NL. This is a popular and the only exclusive 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.
Marieke is the author book How To Market Yourself Online, launched in 2015, a result of writing powerful LinkedIn profile & Resumes in English and Dutch for CEOs, directors, managers, young professionals and graduates. The book provides insides how to use social media for career purposes and is a practical guide to get into action.
In 2010, a road trip in the United States fuelled Marieke with inspiration for writing her blog in English instead of in Dutch. With hundreds of articles in the categories Entrepreneur & Leaders, People & Culture, Job & Career, Health & Lifestyle, she will motivate you to build your dreams.
After meeting hundreds of people around the world as consultant, as well as through other endeavours, Marieke also realised how common the need for fundamental and inspirational information is. She has written more than 100 inspirational quotes covering topics as happiness, love, inspiration and career. Her life motto is: Let’s spread love, light and happiness!
For over 15+ years Marieke is an entrepreneur, facilitator of transformations and has been featured in several magazines.