About Kilke

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Kilke van Buren has 3 passions: performing, connecting with an audience and pushing boundaries.

As a bilingual professional singer and actor, Kilke lived in London for 14 years. This became her base from which she worked extensively as a performer in the theatre and music industry.

Under the stage name Kilke John, she has played in theatres and venues across London, the UK and all over Europe. Her work in concert, musical theatre and voiceover has taken her across the world and she has recorded internationally as well as taking her one woman show to renowned venues. 

In addition to her extensive stage career, Kilke has used her strong communication skills for several other positions including: trainer, workshop leader, project manager, communications advisor, recruitment advisor, PR assistant, presenter and translator for international clients. Kilke is a trainer in the field of communication and has gradually specialized in “authentic public speaking

She has an extensive international network and experience in both business and the public and cultural sector. This, in combination with her acting talent and broad cultural background, creates a unique and nuanced learning climate. With her own excellent interpersonal skills and sharp analytical eye, she tailors her work to the needs of each individual. In this way she can create a safe, focused learning environment that provides personalized and balanced educational feedback.

Versatile and lively. Serious and vigilant. An eye for quality and emotion. Plus a healthy dose of humor! In short, she has an enormous drive, enthusiasm and passion for her work.

Kilke works bilingually. In Dutch and fluent English.

Kilke has a PostGrad degree in communications and management skills. 

She is affiliated with the Dutch Association of Professional Trainers (NOBTRA) and works according to the NOBTRA International Code of Ethics.

Kilke plays an active role in the worldwide network of Relational Presence®.  Relational Presence harnesses the power of attention in communication and is now used worldwide to great success. Kilke is the co-developer of exciting new programs in which this powerful method and her own background come together in a very unique way.