What do we stand for?
At In Touch, we believe that the world will be a better place for everyone if women have more influence on the world.
We use more than 25 years of personal and professional experience to put more women in charge.
What do we do?
We give career workshops, trainings, keynote lecture, executive coaching and we write articles and management books.
We also have our own online career academy.
How we can help you?
We help individuals to develop and use leadership skills strategically, share the unwritten rules in business with them and make sure they get more impact and influence on their career and on the world.
We introduce gender diversity as a business issue in companies and organisations. We help them to become truly inclusive organisations that value both feminine and masculine working styles. We help organisations to have a happier labour force and a higher rate of job satisfaction for both men and women.
Proven Track record
In Touch Female Leadership & Career Academy was founded by Monic Bührs en Elisa de Groot 25 years ago. We started as an executive search company and since 2002 the focus moved to training and coaching of ambitious women. Due to these many years of experience In Touch is now known as the expert to make women visible, keep women on board and develop female talent. Besides that all partners are frequently asked international speakers at worldwide events.
The senior partners are also authors of several bestsellers like ‘Stratego for women’, ‘The unwritten rules to boast your career’, ‘Onderhandelen voor vrouwen’, ‘Sterke mannen Slimme vrouwen’, ‘Vrouwen bluffen niet’ en ‘Stratego voor vrouwen’.
Why In Touch
- Knowing the unwritten rules in business
- More visibility and strategy
- Fun playing business politics
- Demonstrated impact
- Practical and immediately applicable
Elisa de Groot has a lot of experience in human resources and change management. She has over 25 years of experience in empowering women, female talent development and gender diversity and inclusion. She is author of several successful management books like the eversellers ‘Stratego for women’ and ‘The unwritten rules in business’. Elisa is an inspirational facilitator and keynote speaker and she is admired for her ability to interact with her audience and her humor.
Mira Vasic obtained her PhD as a structural engineer in Milan. She worked as a passionate lecturer at several universities all over the world and, among others, she was a senior advisor and researcher at TNO. Mira has a passion for leadership development and empowering women. Together with her experience as an expat she will mainly focus on expanding our services to the international and expat market.
Monic Bührs pursued her studies in the fields of electric engineering, marketing and business administration. After several management positions she co-founded In Touch women resource management in 1997. Her company is specialized in female careers. She develops various leadership programs for companies to keep female talent on board. She also trains and coaches women in their careers. Monic Bührs is also co-author of several management books. The book ‘Stratego for women’ was nominated management book of the year. Monic is a frequently asked national and international speaker. Her value is her down to earth approach and her great sense of humor.
MSc. Kristina Mihajlovic is a training expert in the fields of Sales and Customer service with a big passion for Female Leadership and Women Empowerment. Kristina believes that people can perform at their best and develop their talents when having excellent career tools and learn how to be strategic in their careers. Therefore, she creates and delivers top-grade leadership training skills for your people. At In Touch she is also in charge of our Business Development and strategic initiatives in the EMEA region.
MSc Sophie-Anne Onland is an inspiring awarded TEDx speaker and an expert in understanding the importance of diversity and representation. Sophie-Anne’s story went viral on social media after a publication in Linda Magazine and her winning the talent competition at TEDxAmsterdamWomen in 2021. Sophie-Ann’s mission is to help people make their differences not only more visible, but also more open for discussion. She is a passionate advocate for D&I and role model for truly inclusive leaders.
MSc Lonneke Titulaer had a very successful career before joining In Touch. At the age of 35 she was already director, reporting to the board and responsible for safety in a major Dutch transportation company. Before joing this company she successfully expanded AISEC in the Middle East. From experience Lonneke knows how to play the game and is now dedicated to help other women pursue the career they dream of. She has a great sense of humor, is a fast thinker and loves to share her experiences working in a male dominated environment.
EMBA Maja Mihajlovic is a senior consultant, expert trainer, and an executive coach with over 15 years of corporate experience in MENA region as well as in emerging markets: APAC, CIS countries, Balkan, Sub Saharan Africa, and North America. Her expertise is positive leadership and positive psychology with a strong focus on the wellbeing of women and women empowerment. Maja is also a mentor in MENAco Mentoring Program for women entrepreneurs in tech, coach for businesswomen and a trainer in Action for Happiness organization.
Sara is a civil engineer and also obtained a master in business economics. She has experience in diverse industries like aviation, retail and manufacturing, mainly as a project/portfolio manager.
She recently started her own interim management company. Sara is what you would call a driven, ambitious woman and would like to support and help other highly educated women who want to reach and perform at the top level. She is currently finishing up an executive MBA at the EDHEC Business School in Paris. She lives in Belgium and speaks Dutch, French, English and German.
MSc. Aleksandra Majkic grew up in high-tech, bridging the gap between development teams, markets, customers, and decision-makers in a global market. Aleksandra is a trainer and an author for international learning platforms covering the topics of team leadership, effective communication, and employing women’s strengths in negotiations. She is passionate about female leadership, women empowerment, equity, inclusion and working towards balancing the gender gap, especially in high-tech and STEM disciplines.
During the Women’s Career Program you learn how to play the game strategically in your own authentic way. The topics are very diverse and interesting. I like the interactive way it’s been given. The power of working in a small group is that you are forced to follow your personal drive.
I believed this was a very valuable and interesting program and am so happy I participated. I now like ‘the game’ and I see enough possibilities to put in practice. It helps me to prepare conversations, but also to reflect on these conversations to take lessons of it. The program was various and challenging. It costs energy but also gives energy.
What a great night with Julia Wouters in ‘De Rode Hoed’. Interesting, to the point, no complaining, vulnerable and funny as well. Great!
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- ABN AMRO
- Airbus Defence & Space
- American Express
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- Ballast Nedam
- Bausch + Lomb
- BNG bank
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- CRI Catalyst Company Belgium
- Delta Lloyd
- Delta wonen
- DEME offshore
- DPI consultancy
- Dura Vermeer
- ECT terminals
- Esther Mollema HPO Center
- Etam group retail
- Friesland Campina
- Kempen capital management
- Management Impact
- Mediq Tefa
- Nationale Nederlanden Investment Partners
- Plastipak Packaging Inc.
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- Schiphol Group
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- Talking Results
- TATA steel
- TeekensKarsten advocaten notarissen
- Triple A
- Woningstichting Barneveld
- AMC Ziekenhuis
- Beroepsvereniging Verzorgenden Verpleegkundigen
- Brandweer Amsterdam Amstelland
- De Nederlandsche Bank
- Domus Magnus
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- FMO Entrepreneurial Development Bank
- Gemeenten Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Arnhem, De Ronde Venen, Deventer, Eindhoven, Gouda en Rotterdam
- GGZ InGeest
- Groene Hart ziekenhuis
- Hogeschool Utrecht
- iPH Institute for positive health
- Jeroen Bosch ziekenhuis
- Join Research Centre (JRC) Ispra
- Laurentius ziekenhuis
- Leiden University Medical Center
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Ministeries van Binnenlandse Zaken, Buitenlandse Zaken, Economische Zaken, Financiën, Justitie, Onderwijs Cultuur en Wetenschap, Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid
- Nationale Politie
- NIMD (Netherlands Institute
- Multiparty Democracy)
- Noordwest ziekenhuisgroep
- Nederlandse Spoorwegen
- NSOB (Nederlandse School voor Openbaar Bestuur)
- Nyenrode Business University
- Politecnico di Milano
- Provincie Gelderland
- Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland
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- Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
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- Universiteit Leiden en Utrecht
- Veiligheidsregio’s Friesland en Zaanstreek-Waterland
- Wageningen University & Research
- Wallaart & Kusse Public Affairs
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- Zorggroep Almere