Marian Ellens

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Marian (Hilversum, the Netherlands) is an experienced Training Expert & L&D Manager since 2004.
"My biggest passion is to develop people, getting the highest results on all professional levels".
Her drive for Excellence has led to her own company Xellens (2004) which delivers
Consultancy, Program Management and Training on several journeys that Lead to Customer
Excellence. Her most recent customers vary from Unilever, Johnson Controls International, MSD,
NIKE, KLM-Air France, Johnson & Johnson and several other Multinationals. Her areas of expertise
focus on Communication with Impact, Negotiation & Selling Skills, Customer Experience, Servant &
Courageous Leadership, Cultural Change, Diversity, Innovation and Personal Development. All
these factors contribute to new ways and possibilities for her customers to stay sharp and in poleposition
in their current competitive markets. She has been at the start of worlwide Academies for
multinationals like Johnson & Johnson.
Marian has high energy and passion for Learning & Development, which was part of her professional career of 26 years. During those years she was responsible for different Business Units (IT), Sales & Marketing or General Management leading positions, set-up of new Innovation oriented
Project departments in several sectors like IT, Technical Services, Pharma and Industrial markets. She loves to get people to their next level, creating constructif growth in Companies based on Talent Development. Circulair learning as in Circular Building. She has done multiple projects where she constructed several Learning Academies and Talent Models that are still used
and have proven their Effectiveness and Value.
She is frequently asked as keynote speaker, mediator and presenter and recommend for her speed in connecting different aspects of issues, constructive thinking with Humor or Moderator during Challenging times.
With a Masters in a technical area (Phonetics, Speech Automation), she finished Business School during her first job, and has currently two additional post Masters’ degrees on Customer Experience and Multi Channel Marketing. Also she is a certified MBTI Consultant, NLP Master Practicioner, DISC certified consultant, Ned Herrmann Whole Brain Dominance Instrument
consultant, WorkPlaceBig 5 certified consultant, and an experienced Public Speaker, with several certifications (a.o. Black Belt Power Presenter). Recently (2020) she graduated from Robbins Madanes Training her Core100 BCCoach Program. Speaking several foreign languages fluently (Dutch, English, French and German), she is able to adapt easily to different cultures and work environments worldwide. Also Diversity is the spice of
life and the foundation under any form of succes. She lived in different countries and is a passionate traveler-explorer.
Privateley Marian contributes to the Soroptimists with Passion, doing all kind of world wide project to achieve equal rights on safety, development & education, and rights for Women.
Walking, running, a healthy Lifestyle, Sustainablity are Big Interests for her; making the world and people better every day might sumarize it all best.
Her son Koen (18) once described her: “ My mum just loves Learning & People so much, I just wished I had her during my High School. She makes Learning just a better Experience!”.
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