Stage Heroes Academy

> Find and learn how to use your unique speaking power 

> Learn how to influence, inspire and empower any audience

> Unlock the confidence to be authentic on and off stage


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feels more confident after joining Stage Heroes

Imposter syndrome anyone? 

It’s Monday morning and you see a presentation in your calendar for that week. 

Some of these thoughts may come up:

“I’m not prepared enough”
“Let me look at my slides again. Maybe I need to add in more”
“Why do I always wait till the last minute to prepare?”
“I need to make sure they see that I deserve to be here”

Recognise any of these ? 

My name is Maja, founder of Stage Heroes and I’ve had all of these thoughts. I’ve had imposter syndrome for a long time and honestly, I still doubt myself sometimes.

But let me tell you something.  The more you know, the more you know what you don’t know. So the further you get in your career, the more you become aware of what you don’t know. And this creates the feeling of not knowing, not being or not bringing enough.

Feelings of insecurity will always be there. It’s what makes us human. I learned how to not let them hold me back and I’d love to teach you how to do that. 

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The Stage Heroes Academy is for you when →


–>You have lots of ideas but you don’t know how to present them in a compelling way.

–>Giving presentations is an important part of your job but you don’t really enjoy it yet.

–>You want to get better at telling stories, influencing and inspiring action from your audience.

–>You want to grow your business, change your career or are ready to wheel in that promotion.

–>You prefer a flexible way of learning. A combination of live group sessions with DIY e-learning.

After following the Stage Heroes course I felt so much more confident in taking the step to present on the (digital) stage. It was a big step for me, but with the tools, I feel secure about what is still to come. Thank you so much Maja!

Daniel Zeevaarder

Operational manager , Tommy Hilfiger

I truly enjoyed every minute of this course. Particularly the “mindset approach” Maja has implemented. It is different from any other course I have ever attended and so much more formative. Maja is a great professional and truly inspiring. Her contagious energy was tangible even through the screen.

Lucia Vaghi Tricarico

CMS Specialist, Calvin Klein

Ready to level up?  Here’s what you get when you sign up!

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Step 1: Live Kick Off 


This course is not like your average online course. You don’t have to figure it out on your own. We start together with a live 90-minute ZOOM session. This is where you get to meet me and I get to meet you and learn about your learning coals for the course. You’ll meet your accountability partner and we get started with the first assignments. This is where we set you up for success! 

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Step 2: Your online course: Next Level Presentations

Next Level Presentations is your main Stage Heroes course. It takes you through the 3 pillars of speaking in public with confidence.

Every module has 10 video lessons that are between 3 and 7 minutes long. When you watch all the videos and do all the assignments, you’ll spend an average of 90 minutes per module.



Module 1: The MIND

Why do you speak so easily to just one person and stumble once the crowd gets bigger? Why do you get shaky or restless before it’s your turn to speak? This has nothing to do with your skills and everything with your mindset. In this first module you receive the tools to investigate why you think the way you think and how to rewrite the stories you tell yourself.


Module 2: The STORY

Knowing that your story is rock solid will give you confidence. In this module I teach you how to create presentations and stories in a way that nobody will ever forget your message. You’ll learn how to influence your audience and how to remember the chapters in your presentations. Three essential elements to master in order to become a true Stage Hero. 

Module 3: The SHOW

A well timed pause can say more than a thousand words. So can your hand gestures, your posture and working with spacial anchors. Your body language and the way your voice sound wil determine wether your story hits home or not. I’ll teach you all of this during the last module of this course. 

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Step 3: Level up with the live sessions

Becoming a Stage Hero is a journey. When you are a member of the Stage Heroes academy there is an entire community that has your back.

We get together regularly to keep leveling up. To get feedback, learn, experiment and grow! 

Live coach call – Every 3rd Friday of the month

Stepping up your public speaking game, goes a whole lot easier if you have someone in your corner. During the live coach calls, you get the opportunity to be coached live by me and learn from seeing other people being coached. Magic always happens during these calls. 

Practice Lounge – Every last Monday of the month

During the practice lab, you have the opportunity to test your new skills, gather feedback and learn from others. It’s a safe space to make mistakes, try out that one joke or practice your improvisation skills. The only thing that makes progress is practice. Come to these sessions regularly and I promise you will see results. 

Stage Heroes masterclasses

I teach 6 masterclasses per year. They are free as a part of the 3-year membership.

Check out the 2024 masterclasses here!

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Here’s a BONUS for you!

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In the first year of the pandemic I taught over 100 crash courses on how to present online. This course is the answer to EVERY question I received on this topic. 
This course will turn you into an online powerhouse!

GUARANTEE: The Stage Heroes online academy comes with a money back  guarantee. If you haven’t learned something amazing in the  first 2 weeks, just send an email and get a refund, no questions asked! 

I loved how Maja changed my view of giving presentations from something uncomfortable and frightening to something that can actually be a lot of fun. I am still using many of her tips. Definitely recommend the course! 

Giuliana Heger

Merchandise Manager, Calvin Klein

Choose your option

Are you still giving mediocre presentations?

In my 8 years of experience as a presentation coach, working with TEDx speakers, CXO’s and entrepreneurs, I’ve discovered 3 levels of presentations.

Level 1. Informing presentations. When you’re giving these presentations, you are mostly focused on the information you wish to share. Probably accompanied by elaborate slide decks. 

RESULT: Your audience leaves feeling overwhelmed, thinking “this could have been an email” and forgetting 95% of what you said within 30 minutes. 

Level 2. Inspiring presentations. When you are giving inspiring presentations, you have already thought more about what your audience needs to hear. You are enjoying the moment and so is your audience.

RESULT: As much as inspiration is helpful, it does not actually drive change. Often when we are inspired, that feeling is gone the moment, we go back to our day-to-day. 

Level 3. Enrolling presentations. When you enrol your audience, they feel connected to you as the speaker, to your message ánd to each other. That last part, that’s where the magic happens.

RESULT: You create lasting change. A change in behavior, a change in thinking and a change in how people treat and see each other. 

When you present in level 3, there is no limit to where your career can go!

Ready to level up? 


Can I ask my employer to pay for the course?

YES! Please do. Because your employer will benefit a great deal when you become a better speaker. I’ve recorded a video on how to sell this course to your employer.

Can I pay in installments?

Yes, you can pay in 3 installments.

What if I have questions during the course?

I expect you to! For the first 3 months of your Stage Heroes membership, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the live Ask me anything & Practice lab sessions. This is not just for you to ask questions but also to practice speaking up in front of a bunch of strangers!

I’m an entrepreneur. Do I get back my 21% vat?

Yes, these are training costs which means you can request the VAT back.

I’m not an entrepreneur and I pay for the course myself. Is there a tax benefit?

As an employee, you can submit educational costs to your tax return. For some people this means that it’s a deductible cost.

I would like my whole team to have access to the Stage Heroes academy. Is that possible?

Yes, we have special rates for companies looking to buy licenses for teams. Let’s have a call to discuss the options.

What if I sign up and I don’t like the course?

This can happen. You sign up and realize that this was not the right course for you at all.
Send us an email within the first 2 weeks after signing up and you’ll get your money back. No questions asked.

Does the course get updates and are they included?

Yes. I do regular updates. Updates to the current courses are included in the price.
New courses that I launch in the future are not.

Do I receive a certificate after completion?

Yes! You receive a certificate after you complete the entire course.

Would you like to get the Stage Heroes Online video training for your whole team/staff? Let’s talk!