Annemarie Steen


Annemarie Steen

Visiting Lecturer
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The Playful Leadership Expert who invites her listeners into their ‘forgotten’ natural ability to connect, to innovate and to thrive in uncertainty.

With her unique interactive and playful style of delivery, Annemarie touches heads and hearts and creates memorable moments of connection, transformative learning and actionable ideas for thriving in a fast changing world.

Annemarie is the owner of SteenTrain (since 2009), founder of Play-Break, and partners as a senior facilitator with THNK (School of Creative Leadership) and The Core Story, where she combines her experience in the field of playfulness, applied improvisation, creative leadership and storytelling to help individuals and organizations unleash their creative potential and authentic leadership. She has been speaking at large events since 2012 (Healthcare Singapore), a TEDx (Dublin, 2014), several Leadership Conferences (Estonia), Digital Innovation Events (Netherlands and Switzerland), for Higher Education (at Stanford, Fontys, Hogeschool Netherlands, EBS). Industry Conferences (Athens, Madrid) and Networking events (MPI, AIN, DREAM).

Annemarie develops leaders in the Netherlands, Belgium, Singapore, the USA, Turkey and Estonia. He has been involved as a quest lecturer with EBS since 2015. Annemarie has a master's degree in media studies. She has more than 15 years of professional training, leadership and team development and coaching experience.
 Since 2020 she is teaching two courses in microdegree programme Leadeship in Digital Era.