A professionally moderated debate allows you to discover what really drives your target audience, like employees and co-workers, clients and business relations, members or constituencies. This can be done in the classical way with speakers, panels and audience Q&A, in a House of Commons style debate, various TV formats or through workshops. The possibilities are numerous. I would like to discuss with you which concept fits your objectives best.


The job of a chair is more than announcing speakers, guarding the agenda and sticking to the timeline. As chairwoman, I make sure that there is 'air to breathe' in your congress, that nobody falls asleep and that the public keeps feeling involved throughout the event. Together with you, I will examine which décor and room set-up fits the chosen event format best to ensure that everyone feels engaged and can ask questions.


In addition to my policy and communications experience, I have a professional background as a theatre performer. I regularly play and sing in musicals. As a presenter, I constantly use this stage experience to think with you about the style of presentation that is most suitable for your organization and your audience. Do you opt for a Talk Show-like setting, or for a conference type of event? Do you want an informal or rather a formal tone in the conversations? Together we look at what is appropriate.


An independent facilitator is often indispensable if you want to get the most out of employee teams or clients at a strategic retreat, workshop or an ‘away-day’.  Someone who stands above the content and the politics and allows everyone to participate and speak out in an impartial way.

Communications advice

In the planning phase, I would advise you on:

  • content and structure of an event and program
  • formulation and articulation of key messages
  • translation of key messages into interview questions or hypotheses
  • implementation of the chosen format
Lenneke Hoedemaker


Lenneke sparkles on stage and makes others shine. She is an intelligent, humorous woman, who quickly understands what the core is in the debate and who questions people open-mindedly. With Lenneke as moderator a meeting is not only constructive, but also just fun. 

Kathalijne Buitenweg, Member of Dutch Parliament GroenLinks,
former Group leader the Green party European Parliament

Lenneke is a passionate, creative and intelligent woman. Her social engagement combined with a great sense of humour makes her a perfect moderator.

Yvette Burghgraef van Eechoud, Director of European and International Affairs,
Ministry of Economic Affairs, former Ambassador of the Netherlands in Qatar

Lenneke knows how to perfectly combine knowledge of the content with responding to the feelings of the audience. In doing so, she does not forget to maintain the structure in a meeting in an attractive manner. 

Gerbert Mos, CEO of Finzie Hypotheken en Verzekeringen

Lenneke Hoedemaker is a great talent. As chairwoman and presenter she knows how to fascinate and touch people. Lenneke has the special ability to listen to people and to turn this into a nice addition to the conversation she is leading. Her enthusiasm and her good preparation ensure a substantive and inspiring conversation, seminar or presentation. Her sense of humour plays a major role in her accessibility

Michael van Hoorne, Director Van Hoorne Entertainment

A revelation. Lenneke is incredibly uninhibited and plays the audience with a good sense of humour

Lau Verwer, Executive Account Director AON Risk Management

Lenneke is a real joy to work with - not only does she bring energy to our public events; she is a true sparring partner in every aspect of the planning process. She is passionate about what she does - and so are we - which proves a perfect match!

Catelijne Muller, member of the European Economic and Social Committee,
EU High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence