"Presentation and communicational transmission is often deliberately mysterious. As if it is all about talent and the effects can only be 'felt'. That is an illusion. Presenting and speaking in public are skills that can be learned with thought and practice. As a trainer at IJSBREKERS I work concretely and directly. I make connections between the things that the participant does and says and point out where the gaps are. I keep a strong focus on development, possibilities and growth. " Thijs has been a professional actor for over ten years, playing in Feuten, Dokter Deen, Hij gelooft in mij and Soldaat van Oranje, among others, as well as a certified singing teacher (Vocal Institute Netherlands, 2014) and certified trainer (Wagner Institute, 2020).