Mariska Kesteloo
Entrepreneur Speaker, Blogger




A dynamic female entrepreneur, born and raised in the Netherlands. Passionated about travel, curious about other cultures and loves languages. She's spontaneous, a bit crazy, has a portion of guts,  and you can describe her life as a roller-coaster. Never a dull moment!

She's passionate about storytelling and created her company ‘Word of MICE’ in 2017.  Her goal is to support destinations, hotels, convention bureaus, cities to tell their story within the right target audience. Or you can say, creating awesome B2B influencer campaigns in the meetings & events industry. She likes to speak on stage, work with inspiring clients from all over the globe.


As a little child, she knew that she wanted to travel, to see the world, and so she did. Born in a little village in the South-West of the Netherlands. Mariska studied tourism and worked & lived in many countries, like France, Austria, Turkey, Tunisia, Spain, Morocco, Belgium and the US. Of course she has kept her passion for travelling.

After 15 years working and living abroad, she’s now back in her home country, the Netherlands. Working towards her mission : to become a TEDx speaker!