Reviews lectures

‘Lééf-tijd: gezond, vitaal en jeugdig oud(er) worden’

‘An inspiring lecture about aging healthy and vital aging with a lot of practical tips.’ – Yvonne & Jan-Willem

‘Very fine lecture with clear insights. Thanks!’– Frederiq Peters
‘As a healthy sixty something, this lecture has made me aware that there is much more possible than I thought. Pascale is a living and inspiring example of this!’ – Jeannine Pluim

‘I can highly recommend this lecture! Very informative and inspiring!’ – Anita Verstappen, Ondernemer Preventivio Vitaliteit in Organisaties

‘Your advice is priceless Pascale!’  – Esther Schoffelen, verloskundige
‘After attending this lecture I have put a lot of Pascale’s advice into practice! I already felt a whole lot younger when I went home afterwards!!!’ – Jacqueline P

‘I enjoyed this lecture tremendously. This week, I have already begon implementing her information and tips. Because who would not want to age youthfully?’  – Petra Habets

‘A journey from the head to the heart’

‘I listened to your story with a mixture of wonder and awe. Open, honest and especially authentic. A very special and inspiring story. Thanks!’  – Anique Staal, mindulnesscoach bij Belle Vie

‘Thanks Pascale; your story gave a boost to my awareness, personal leadership and living my best life!’ Herma Westenberg, marketeer, eigenaar van Merk je Merk

‘This came straight from Pascale’s heart. She knows how to communicate the essence of transformation to her audience.’ – Anita Verstappen, vitaliteitsexpert & bedrijfscoach, oprichter van PreventiVIO en eigenaar van Puur en Balans

‘Such a powerful woman with an unbelievable story! Her story was and is pure, she knows how to touch your heart and keeps you riveted until the very last moment…I even had to cry!’  – Vivian Heuberger, Eigenaar cateringbedrijf AdventureCook en mede-organisator Pluk de Ochtend event.

‘You’ve touched and inspired me enormously!’, Toos Hofstede, owner of Communication Agency Via Story.

‘Very well done Pascale! You’ve again touched me deeply with your authentic story, self-reflection and humor.’ Cècely Loontjens

‘Beautiful to listen to your story from the heart…’. Suzanne Roomberg

‘So nice that you shared your story with us, Pascale!’ Maud Walkowiak

‘Thank you for your openness and your authenticity! Food for thought!’ Doriënne Plum

‘Pascale did a lecture at the New Year’s event of Van Ede & Partners in Eindhoven in which she shared her journey from rational public prosecutor to spiritual writer and inspirer. She sure knew how to touch me with her story and the way she told it. A beautiful experience to not only hear but also feel her development. She was authentic, open and warm.  Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! ‘ Cora van de Put, mediator, coach, intervision counselor at CouR Consult

‘Pascale’s lecture was really riveting and inspiring. She shared how she – as a rational human being – learned to embrace spirituality. An exciting, personal and convincing story. A lot op people are averse to spirituality, but she talks in such a way that even these people listen breathlessly. Worth repeating! Superb!’ Henri-Jan Staal

‘Pascale takes you with her on her special journey, one that doesn’t happen in the outside world, but is a trip from the head to the heart. And as with every unforgettable adventure, she experiences excitement, big challenges, confusion, an abyss of fear and sorrow but also surprising insights, ideas and encounters that are extraordinarily beautiful. In her lecture she talks animatedly and with a healthy dose of self-deprecating humor about her search for pureness, connection and the true self she really is. About how a touching event rocks her life so hard, that her legal head becomes a beautiful spiritual heart. I recommend this lecture to anyone who finds himself at an ‘intersection’ and really dares to choose for himself!’ Yvonne Kemp

‘Pascale Bruinen talks openly about how she made the switch from public prosecutor – who had to prove everything in order to be true –  to spiritual writer – for whom everything is true until proven otherwise. A search for herself, meaning and Connection between people, nature and which part she plays therein. The story about the owl really touched me. Pascale shows that the story comes from her deepest self, there is room for emotion without becoming overbearing. That’s why she’s able to touch people deeply, without losing sight of the storyline. The journey from the head to the heart is a story for everyone, a true inspiration for many!’ Bianca van Kaathoven

‘By her vivid descriptions of her feelings and the context in which these feelings take place, Pascale sure knows how to take her audience with her. In the moment that Pascale spoke of feeling closed off or the feeling that she was missing something, I could really relate to that. The 45 minutes of her presentation passed very quickly, and I was very touched by her story of the beautiful owl in the tree of her garden. I want to say a heartfelt thank you to Pascale because she shared her experiences and her emotions with me. My sincere compliments  for the way you do this, Pascale!’ Robert Betsch, Forza Asset Management

‘Het roer om: hoe ik van een strenge officier van justitie een kwetsbare schrijver werd’ (“Changing course: how I went from being a tough public prosecutor to a vulnerable writer”)

“Apart from your workexperiences your personal story really touched me. You’re not afraid to show your vulnerability and that makes you strong”. Vera Kicheleer, Bizzpepper

“I have listened to your story with full attention. I really think it is very courageous that you have dared to make these choices in order to follow your dream. We all have our dreams but only few of us will dare to make the choice you made. That deserves my respect and shows you’re a woman of courage. Your story was very clear with nice visual support and straight from the heart. I’m also very curious about your second book, the journey after the death of your father. I think you are on the right track and you do everything with a lot of passion and conviction. Respect!”  Vivian Mengelers, director V2B Advice and Consultancy

“Interesting story that captivates. I clearly see your point: dare to be vulnerable (also as a strong woman) and dare to make your dreams come true! ” Pauline Smeets, Concerndirector Zorgbedrijf Volwassenen bij GGZ-instelling Mondriaan. President of FAM! 

‘Een frisse wind uit andere hoek’ (‘A breath of fresh air from a different quarter’), a lecture for 600 care workers at the Planetree Conference in Nieuwegein. A presentation about the importance of having the courage to embrace vulnerability, which Pascale illustrated with examples drawn from her experiences as an injury lawyer, public prosecutor and author.

Schermafbeelding 2016-03-24 om 20.08.31spreker

“Touched by Pascale Bruinen’s story at the ‘Planetree’ conference for people oriented care. Pascale beautifully links her own growth and personal development to professionalism and the desire to make vulnerability the dominant force in boardrooms and in the work space. Pascale does this in an intense, expressive way, with a sparkle of both humour and softness. Even though Pascale has given up wearing her black robe, she has retained her unmistakeable magisterial charisma.” Danielle Braun – Corporate Anthropologist, author, speaker and Chief of the Academy of Organisational Culture

“What you told us was both interesting and inspirational, Pascale. Thank you for that!” Klaas-Jan Gorter

“Thank you for the inspiring words!” Monique Majoor, Technical Support Manager at Zorggroep Almere

‘On the other side of fear lies freedom; a true story about following your heart and making your dreams come true’, organised by Kiwanis Aruba, Oranjestad.


“Gripping story, good introduction.”; “Inspiration for following my own passion.”; “Such courage, impressive.”; “Outstanding, keep up the good work!!”; “We need more people like you to tell us how to follow our heart.”; “Very good story, how do I do that?”; “I wish it was me, having the guts to just jump in at the deep end.”

“I thought it was a fascinating and topical subject. Well-presented and well-told. A theme that we all will have to deal with. How honest are you in the choices that you make? What obstacles do you make up instead of taking the bull by the horns and moving on to plan, do, check, act. I really learned a lot and will get to work. Thank you Pascale!” Marjory Clark, chairperson Kiwanis Aruba.

What are you waiting for? Practical tips for making your dreams come true’

“An inspiring evening hosted by a lively, ambitious young woman who told us her story of how, after several years of doubt, she eventually found the courage to change the course of her life. She started pursuing her passion of writing in addition to her career as a public prosecutor by writing blogs and a column in a local newspaper and publishing a book. Her advice was, if you have a dream, don’t wait until it’s too late, but follow your feelings and your passion. That’s the road to success. Life is too short! Try before you die! She did however remark that in order to really change your life, you really need some form of financial security if you’re not just responsible for yourself but also for a family, house, etc. Pascale for instance was able to combine her passion with her judicial job. All in all an absolutely inspirational evening that sparked quite a bit of self-reflection. Highly recommended!” Vivian van Thoor, Member of De Landen van Overmaze

“Reading your book “Mijn eerste lijk is gelukkig vers” gave me answers to many questions surrounding your (former) profession. How you, as a wife and a mother, experienced a role as public prosecutor. How you assist victims, often with the interest of the children in mind. Particularly because of my job, caring for vulnerable children, you piqued my interest. But to me, the many answers you gave prompted a crucial question about you. How do you in this brutal world deal with your own dreams. I was fortunate to be in a position to attend one of your lectures, “What are you waiting for? Practical tips for making your dreams come true.” A lecture that provided great insight in how to realize your own dream, and that came with inspiring tips. Just like with your book, I have again soaked up your experiences. And your tips. You have succeeded…it has have given me food for thought. Next year, I’ll let you know how far I’ve come!” Thea Coolen, Manager Ronald McDonald Kindervallei

Click here to see the trailer of my lecture “Get Inspired!”: