Challenge to Excellence 

Challenge to Excellence partners with executives, managers, teams and organizations to align

strategy, leadership and people to optimize performance.  Our proprietary and success proven

methodologies help leaders significantly grow their impact, strengthen their leadership skills

and increase results. 

Our Focus

is to increase your leadership impact

Professional Executive Coaching to help leaders meet today's challenges

and strengthen their leadership skills 


Our purpose is simple – we help successful executives become exceptional leaders who

  • generate results,
  • have a strong and effective strategy in place
  • create rewarding and sustainable relationships
  • and have a positive impact on their businesses and stakeholders

Leadership Excellence

Executive coaching for leadership excellence

Results Driven Strategy

Creating & Implementing

a results’ driven strategy

Top Performing Teams

Creating a performance-oriented team


A space to reflect


ideas and



With someone who listens and purposefully challenges


Success proven 



leadership growth



To achieve

the impact and results

you and your organization strive for

WHY Executive Coaching with Challenge to Excellence:


Learn more about our value propositions

Interested in what we can do for you?

Marja is a sensitive and highly present person. When she is interacting with me, she is fully there and receptive of what I have to share with her. She listens extremely well and is curious to find out more. This makes her truly interested but also triggers my thinking as she is focused to find out my motives and what drives I have. Next to this talent she also has very strong analytical capabilities. She is able to connect the details to the broader perspective and is also highly skilled to further explore and ask on any trends or inconsistencies. By having both these talents she has been able to support me in my challenges in my role as a leader.

Vice President Gartner


I have had several coaches during my career and would distinguish Marja as being a rare combination of an Executive Coach with both significant business experience and also a profound ability to tap into the human emotions that underlie all actions and interactions.

Marja is highly intelligent and has high personal standards. She understands business and the issues CEO’s and other senior Executives face. Importantly, she does not ‘jump ‘ to conclusions but rather offers supportive environment to enquire further and thereby allowing her Coachee to explore the matter more fully. Marja has a disarming style whereby she explores a topic gently but firmly enquiring more and more deeply.

Former partner KPMG

I met Marja when I was striving to bridge the gap from middle-management to the C-suite. Together we analysed my current situation and created a professional strategy to make that step. Through reflection and thoughtful planning she helped me unlock my potential and as we role-played the scenarios for a promotion drive, I became more confident and the end-result of achieving Chief Operating Officer will not have been possible without her

COO Independent View

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