van Zuijlen

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I'm available! Ask me to...

  • design and run your hackathon
  • level up your agile teams
  • create a bespoke workshop
  • host your conf or meetup

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Hosting & MC'ing

I enjoy MC'ing and building hype to create inclusive, enjoyable experiences - online and on-site.

Here's the (Dutch-language) aftermovie of The Big Water Hack 2024, a 60-people social hackathon on the future of water management that I presented and co-designed:

Here's a sample of me bringing my enthusiasm to Agile Day Kaunas, a 120-people Open Space-fueled conference in Lithuania:


Topics I speak about are Hybrid Work and Office-as-a-Tool, Collaboration and workplace inclusivity, teamwork in the digital space, workshop facilitation, and the Product Owner/Scrum Master dynamic in day-to-day Scrum practice.


  1. πŸ₯ͺ The Scrum PB&J is a highly interactive clinic in which Product Owners and Scrum Masters refresh their Scrum knowledge and increase their collaborative gains.
  2. πŸ‘– Pants-to-Profit Agile Planning is a workshop format for teams to turn long-term objectives into experiment-driven backlogs.
  3. πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ Distributed Workinar is an engaging online workshop about having engaging online workshops and meetings - it'll help you and your company get more out of working apart together.

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Facilitating change

I am an experienced facilitator for workshops, meetings and sessions - both online and in person. I combine goal-based learning design and an understanding of group dynamics to create a flexible space for participants to safely engage with one another. I have an active, confident stance.

I've facilitated roundtables, fishbowls, offsites, trainings, retrospectives, strategy sessions and webinars. Group sizes for my facilitation work have been as widely diverse as ranging from 3 to 75 people.

Agile Camp NL

Together with Karlijn Moll, I organised ⛺️ Agile Camp NL, a two-day BarCamp event for the agile community at a spectacular location in Utrecht. The first edition took place on Friday 1 + Saturday 2 Nov 2019.

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About me

I have a decade-long background in agile co-creation and a knack for working with diverse, distributed feature teams. With a positive outlook on everything and a strong interest in agile coaching, I engage teams to work together effectively.

I'm a political scientist turned front-end developer turned Scrum Master, with extensive experience in conference and meetup organisation.

I operate in the Netherlands and in Lithuania, and I've been working with distributed teams non-stop since 2017.

  • NOS
  • Leaseweb
  • Royal Schiphol Group
  • Ericsson
  • VPRO
  • WeTransfer
  • HIPER Consultancy
  • Achmea
  • DIJ Digital
  • Hyarchis
  • DΓ© VakantieDiscounter
  • FindHotel
  • rb2
  • ThiemeMeulenhoff