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Monique Harmsen

The Netherlands
Monique Harmsen
+31 (0)24 3555 604 m.harmsen@justoutside.eu

Personal Information

Hello, I am Monique Harmsen, consultant & trainer in International (Export) Management & Intercultural Communication. In my work I help people and businesses connect internationally. My life’s motto is ‘Everything you need is Just Outside your comfort zone.’

You can find more about my approach here and more on my various activities on my LinkedIn profile.


1 September, 2006 - PRESENT

Owner, Consultant & Trainer

Just Outside

Formerly 2412 IMCC. Training & consultancy in the areas of international (export) management, trade promotion, institutional capacity building and intercultural communication for private and public sector clients.

1 January, 2013 - PRESENT

Owner, Consultant & Trainer


Xportwise supports (Dutch) SME that want to increase their export turnover, improve international business contacts, define an export strategy and find clients abroad. We provide workshops, training programmes & consultancy for ambitious entrepreneurs who want to expand their business abroad and improve their intercultural communication skills.

1 January, 2010 - PRESENT

External Expert & Trainer

CBI - Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries

The Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) is a branch agency of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I am a freelance external expert and trainer in the field of international trade and development, market intelligence and economic capacity building in developing countries.

1 January, 2010 - 1 January, 2012

Associated Lecturer Post-Graduate MBA Programmes

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Post-Graduate Business School

Associated lecturer for the former post-graduate MBA programme IBP - International Business Planning.

1 January, 2004 - 31 December, 2006

Freelance Consultant

Several clients

Several freelance projects: Japanese and English interpreting / translating assignments, small business consultancy



Hogeschool INHOLLAND/E&M Post Graduate Programme Export Marketing Management, Qualified Export Manager


Radboud University of Nijmegen/Master of Science in Business Administration, International Management


Kyoto University of Foreign Studies/Japanese


University of Applied Sciences Zuyd/Bachelor Oriental Languages & Communication: Japanese - English


Management Consulting 10/10
Training 10/10
Intercultural Communication 10/10
International Business 10/10
Dutch 10/10
English 9/10
German 8/10
Japanese 7/10
French 7/10