Elizabeth Van Den Bergh is a coach on a mission to awaken the best speaker within you
Learning to present with impact is one of the best investments you can make in yourself! Why?
1. Speak well to lead well
Think of someone you consider an extraordinary leader. Who comes up? What differentiates them from other leaders? The chances are that they are great public speakers.
2. A powerful career tool
Your ability to speak effectively in front of people can do more to advance your career and your life than perhaps any other skill you can develop. (just ask Warren Buffet.) Getting that promotion, leading a team, selling to customers — it all becomes easier.
3. One of the most effective way to grow on a personal level
Virtually everyone experiences anxiety or discomfort when speaking in front of groups. Overcoming this brings a personal transformation that makes you more effective in all areas of your life.
You too can be a great speaker!
I firmly believe that anyone can become a great speaker. The key is to first overcome your nerves and build the foundation for real self-awareness and confidence. Only then should you apply speaking techniques everyone can become a great speaker.
My method for Powerful Speaking
I don't believe great speakers are made through the use of cookie-cutter techniques.
When I work with clients, I work with the core first: Self-confidence, Mindset and Beliefs. It's only after we have those checked off, that we switch to tactics. A lack of self-confidence or an unproductive mindset always shines through!
In total, I work on three 'pillars' to teach you powerful speaking:
- Confidence is the pillar I described above.
- In Content, we look at techniques to prepare your presentation or speech in the shortest possible time.
- Connection focuses on energy and dynamics on stage. You learn to further improve your performance so that you grab the attention of your audience and hold it!
How I can help you speak with more impact
- The most effective way is to book a 1-to-1 coaching program.
- If you like to take an intensive journey together with a group, check out my Powerful Presence Programme.
- Female entrepreneurs can take my online course from the comfort of their homes.
- For those who like to get started on their own, there is my free email course.
Thanks to a collaboration between Montis Public Speaking and recognised service provider Arbores, Flemish small- and mid-sized companies can receive government support using the 'KMO-portefeuille'. The support equals 20% or 30% of the total price and applies to most of our training and service offering.
Montis is Elizabeth Van Den Bergh & Jelle Annaars
We are a couple both in private life and in business. We've been described as independent thinkers and even nonconformists. There must be some truth to that at least, or we wouldn't have started our own business 🙂
What counts for us is the positive impact on anyone we teach about public speaking.
Our mission: to teach entrepreneurs, executives and policymakers to speak in front of groups with maximum impact, and to transform their lives and career in the process.
About Elizabeth Van Den Bergh
How did I become a speaker coach?
While we're preparing this video in English, please enjoy the Dutch version with English subtitles.
Elizabeth is managing director of Montis and is an international speaker coach.
"At one point I had quite some experience in people management from past jobs. That's how I realised how many people don't get the most out of their careers because they don't communicate with impact.
By being active for several years within Toastmasters (globally the leading organisation for learning to speak in front of a group), and through experiences on stage as moderator and speaker, I learned the art of speaking in front of an audience. Having been coached by various business coaches over the years, I learned the importance of self-confidence and mindset, and how to get those right.
Today I work with individuals, companies and EU-related organisations to help people learn to speak better. Customers include Nestlé, Starwood Hotels, PwC, Deloitte, Proximus, German Marshall Fund, Charlie Magazine, Waeg, European Trade Union Institute, Interel, Trans European Policy Studies Association and many more.
I am also the current Head Speaker Coach at TEDxFlanders.
It is my personal mission to bring more women on stages and make men-only panels a thing of the past."
Facts & figures
Dutch, English, French, Italian and Spanish
Married to Jelle Annaars
Iris (°2013) and Dorian (°2016)
Lives & works in
Friends, swimming, yoga
Team head at an international communications agency
• Train the Trainer
• Toastmasters Competent Communicator
About Jelle Annaars
Jelle Annaars is managing partner and business developer at Montis.
"In a nutshell, I take on (or delegate) most of the tasks in our business, that are not coaching. So Elizabeth can focus fully on that.
You could call me a jack-of-all-trades. I consider that a compliment. I am convinced that as a generalist, you can deliver top quality in different work areas.
What I live for is learning and creating. I love creating the 'learning/inspiration - conception - creation' cycle. Although I do like to be among people, I just as well love to spend days on end conceiving and executing business projects.
I majored in photography and audiovisual techniques. I also worked for years as an independent copywriter and marketing coach.
So it makes sense that I create the videos and texts for our business communications. Over the years I also learned a lot about email marketing, marketing automation, social media management, and website management, so I also take care of those tasks (or outsource them).
In addition, I make sure that everything goes smoothly on the side of administration and events. And last but not least: I love to refine our broader business strategy.
My vision for the future of Montis: to become the number one worldwide resource for online public speaking training."
Facts & figures
Married to Elizabeth Van Den Bergh
Iris (°2013) and Dorian (°2016)
Lives & works in
Zemst & Antwerp, Belgium
Jazz guitar, running, friends, culture
Full-time at Montis since
Independent copywriter and marketing coach
• Copyblogger Certified Content Marketer
• Content Marketing Institute University
• 'Gouden Veer' Honorable Mention