Special Guest Speaker

Pien Janowitz is a coach and trainer at Authentiek Leiderschap (Authentic Leadership), which helps leaders and organizations to unleash their full potential. It is her nature and passion to connect with people, get a clear view on what drives them, help them overcome hurdles to unleash and connect their hidden potential. By connecting head with heart, it is easier to connect with others. As a result, you get a happier and more successful person and a more effective team.

Working for 13 years in various sales management roles at Microsoft provided Pien with the corporate experience which is very useful in understanding the working dynamics of the people and teams she coaches.

Session Topic

From Mission to Vision
The presentation will give the audience an interactive overview of the ‘Authentic Leadership’ philosophy. It will work with people’s real-life issues and use them to walk through the model. It will give attendees insight at what level they can tackle an issue and improve problem-solving capabilities. Also, Authentic Leadership is about questions like what fulfills a leader, what makes their heart tick and what stops leaders from doing the things they really want and like to do? Together with the audience Pien will explore for the answers to the following questions: What is your vision and mission in your professional life? How can you make that leading in the way you work, in the decisions you make, in the behavior you show?

Learn more about what to expect from Pien at WE Local Amsterdam by watching the video below.


Allyson Stewart-AllenAllyson Stewart-Allen is an award-winning international business consultant, whose expertise in brand internationalization is sought by leading businesses globally through her consultancy, publications, appearances, mentoring and corporate education.

A Californian based in Europe for over 25 years, Allyson applies her extensive advisory experience, MBA education with Dr. Peter Drucker and languages (French, German) to the company she founded, International Marketing Partners. Allyson has advised more than 200 businesses in 26 countries including Aegis, BAE Systems, Burberry, Cadbury, Coach, HSBC, Lufthansa, NBC Universal, SAB Miller and Shell. She is an experienced and frequent commentator lending her insights to broadcast, print and digital media across the globe. Besides her 4-year slot for Sky News as The Muse of Marketing, she has appeared on several television shows including twice for The Apprentice (BBC) and The Business Class (CNBC). Other outlets applying her insights include Bloomberg, BBC News, CNN, Financial Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal.

Session Topic

Building Resilience and Your Brand
This session will explore methods used to build resilience and your brand including:

  • What is your resilience and how do you build it?
  • How your leadership journey is impacted by resilience
  • Influencing styles to build your resilience