Anna hosted three Pitching Contests for us, at flagship event of the European Commission the EU Industry Days (2022, Bruxelles) and at the European Youth Event (2019 and 2021, European Parliament in Strasbourg). Anna makes a good team with Alex Glod, with whom she prepared and co-hosted the events. If you are looking for a moderator who helps you sharpen the format for your event, makes sure your event flows well and who makes sure all people on stage feel confident, you need to talk with Anna!

Katerina Nejdlova
Katerina Nejdlova
Programmamanager Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, Europese Commissie Brussel

Anna hosted three Pitching Contests for us, at flagship event of the European Commission the EU Industry Days (2022, Bruxelles) and at the European Youth Event (2019 and 2021, European Parliament in Strasbourg). Anna makes a good team with Alex Glod, with whom she prepared and co-hosted the events. If you are looking for a moderator who helps you sharpen the format for your event, makes sure your event flows well and who makes sure all people on stage feel confident, you need to talk with Anna!

Katerina Nejdlova
Program Manager Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, European Commission Brussels

With Anna’s support we were able to craft a very powerful, straightforward pitch for our MedTech solution. After two workshops with Anna, we had an intensive coaching program. Anna tactfully, but directly pointed out areas in our pitch that needed to be sharpened, and proved to be right 100% of the time with her observations and suggestions. We got great feedback on our pitch after Demo Day and it helped us to get shortlisted by Arab Health and Innov8. Working with Anna is enjoyable, because she has a warm and constructive manner. We highly recommend to work with Anna if you want to sharpen your message and improve your public speaking skills.

Azhar MD
Azhar MD
CTO & Founder - B3 Digital Solutions + Dubai SmartCity Accelerator

I had the chance to work with Anna during Young Leaders Club – Entrepreneurs Summer School, where I had to prepare for a pitch to support my business. Anna proved to be an awesome trainer whom needed only a couple of hours to have me come a long way to the most impactful pitch for investors. I had no experience at all upfront. I plan to continue our collaboration for a long time. I highly recommend Anna for a real boost in your pitching aptitudes.

Marius Stroe
Software Engingeer, Twitter

Anna provided a high quality and timely pitch training to a group of diverse entrepreneurs from a dozen different countries. All of the entrepreneurs she trained reported feeling significantly better about their pitch, and told us repeatedly that the quality of the training was very high.

Connor Sattely
Connor Sattely
Business Acceleration Agent, Hiil Justice Accelerator

‘Anna has delivered the after lunch presentation at ITdevConnect – Tech, fun and inspiration, a conference we organized in April 2015. Having an after lunch dip was impossible, because Anna made us laugh and prepared us for the rest of the conference programme. I recommend to work with Anna if you are looking for a speaker with a high energy level, who is always well-prepared and makes sure the goals of the conference will be met. We look forward to work with Anna in the frame of the second edition of ITdevConnect.’

Andrei Ignat
Technical Director, Electronic Arts Romania (EA Games)

Over the last three months, I worked with Anna Heijker and she has really helped me to improve my presentation skills. Her advice gave my confidence a boost. I always liked to be on a stage but now I have a set of extra tools to inspire a crowd.

Quincy Spier
Quincy Spier
Founder Blockchain Natives

Anna has successfully delivered the highly interactive training ‘The Perfect Pitch for You and Your Projects’ for the Purchasing Department within Procter&Gamble Romania. The learning mode was set from the beginning to all 40+ attendees. The interactive atmosphere kept us all active throughout the entire session and I personally loved how present Anna was at every moment! Anna made us all think about ourselves and how to effectively put that into a 1 minute speech. A few impressions from participants: ‘Excellent content’, ‘This particular session was very interesting’, ‘Great speaker, interactive and knowledgeable’, ‘Good crowd management and high interest’ and ‘Have a follow up session on pitching’. The participants loved the training session and they would like to have more of these in the future! Anna, thank you once again and I hope we will work together again very soon!

Arabela Margean
Senior Procurement Specialist and Communication Officer, Procter&Gamble

Anna is an absolutely amazing pitch coach. We joined a workshop with Anna at Startupbootcamp Dubai and afterwards she coached us to Demo Day. She has the perfect combo a pitch coach should have: an holistic approach on what needs to be in the pitch so that the startup gets the most out of it and at the same time diligent attention to details. Also she is a perfect catalyst and I saw an humongous difference in my pitch skills after working with Anna. She is absolutely great to work with and I would not miss any opportunity to work with her again! If you need a pitch coach it has to be Anna.

Aniruddha Nanivadekar
Aniruddha Nanivadekar
Co-Founder at Intelitaap Solutions

I would say Anna Heijker is one of the best speakers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. She did a great job as one of the speakers at ‘Meet the Storytellers – Overcoming Adversity’. Anna fully tailored the presentation for our audience, which is very much to be appreciated. She has inspired the audience by sharing a story about challenges in business. I would highly recommend Anna for her message, her energy and her humanity.

Alexandra Cilliotta
Co-founder, Storytelling Community Bucharest

Anna was appointed to hold a speech at Business Days in Iaşi. She proved to be very thorough in preparing her presentation, which was both rich in content and captivating. She shared with the audience how a bilateral chamber of commerce can help entrepreneurs to grow their business. We received a lot of positive feedback from the audience. Anna is a great person to work with and also a passionate professional in her field, putting a lot of energy in her work.

Raluca Stavaru
Raluca Stavaru
Project Manager - Business Days Romania

Anna was the speaker of one of our Meet the WOMAN! business events, in which we discussed about personal branding and how to create a name for yourself even when you are in a new place in life or you have to start over. It was a truly inspirational speech, filled with her personal experience and passion, and it sparked an interesting discussion between the participants. It was a great experience and we would recommend working with Anna any time!

Adina David
PR Responsible, Women in Business Romania

Anna was perfect for us. In a couple of hours we organised a pitch from scratch and we passed from being nervous to presenting our idea with a playful attitude. The result? A pitch with impact! On both the jury and the audience of the 60Days Challenge.

Liana Buzea
Liana Buzea
President, We plant good deeds

Anna delivered a very structured training with a real life approach, which made it easy to apply what I learned. The exercises in the training gave me the opportunity to present my company to potential business partners right away and this actually brought me follow-up meetings after the training. Having the pitch for my company ready is very useful in on spot situations.

Cristina Andreescu
Business Development Manager, AFS Access Financial Services

I have had the pleasure of working with Anna Heijker on many occasions as she has provided her experience and knowledge during our NGO Breakfast Sessions, which invites individuals from NGO’s to learn from experts. Anna has led sessions on ‘Sharpen Your Presentation Skills’ and ‘How To Build A Personal Brand’, which were interactive and informative. The feedback for these sessions was extremely positive, including comments on her positive energy, inspiring presentation style and the self-realisation by the participants. I would recommend working Anna because not only is she smart and professional, she exudes energy, knowledge and creativity through wit, humour and class.

John McKellar
John McKellar
CEO and Co-founder, Bridging the Gap – NGO Academy

I joined Anna’s training on professional networking at the Netherlands-Romanian Chamber of Commerce, because I wanted to learn more about the technique of pitching. Anna designed a very clear, sharp and focused training and delivered it in a very interactive way. […] The result of this training is that I now feel very confident about my attitude and the words I use when the time to talk with a potential client is limited. About joining Anna’s training on professional networking I would say: go for it, it will challenge you and you will be pleasantly surprised. Invest the time in it, it’s worth it!

Simona Straut
Managing Director, Cocoon Branding

Anna prepared very thoroughly for our meeting, she listened very closely to my wishes and guided the event very efficiently on the day itself. Her commitment has certainly contributed to a productive and positive atmosphere, for the audience as well as for the speakers. I look forward to future collaborations!

Cecilia Thorfinn
Cecilia Thorfinn
Head of Press, Representation of the European Commission in The Netherlands

I joined the workshop on one-minute pitching by Anna mainly because of the topic which I find to be very interesting. I thought that her approach was really useful and has provided me and the others with a very structured and efficient way of pitching yourself or the company you work for. Anna was really determined to actually get us to practice, improve and give feedback on our pitching communication. I was very pleased to see she prepared so thoroughly and managed her time efficiently. I would definitely recommended her to any professional or company who wishes to enhance their Pitching Communication skills since I trust she has the ability to adapt to any industry or professional background.

Iuliana Georgiana Agafitei
Marketing Specialist, Sodexo

Working with Anna offered a solution to a little self-improvement issue that I have been meaning to fix for a while. I know that being able to construct such a pitch is something that will be useful both in my professional, as well as in my personal life, no matter how I decide to switch jobs, careers, occupations. […] Being able to pitch your business in 60 seconds, you can open the doors to new business opportunities and contacts.

Diana Turtorica
Advocaat, Ionescu si Sava

Anna has successfully delivered the very first workshop on pitching in Iasi for JCI Iasi Business Networking Event which brought together 86 entrepreneurs and professionals in various fields. The participants greatly enjoyed the interactive activities and well-structured content which effectively prepared them for the speed networking sessions, enhancing their presentation skills in order to create more business opportunities. As a Project Manager, it’s been a great pleasure working with Anna due to her professionalism and high quality standards and values.

Roxana Pascariu
Project Manager, JCI Iasi

Anna has delivered the training ‘How to pitch your business in 60 seconds’ for the members of the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Romania (CCER). Anna has a high energy level and during the interactive training with real-life examples participants have sharpened the messages about their companies. The result is that they feel more confident and they are ready to create new business opportunities. We look forward to next trainings with Anna!

Gentiana Avrigeanu
Gentiana Avrigeanu
Executive Director, Swiss-Romanian Chamber of Commerce


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