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Stephanie Waasdorp

Lisbon-Based Event Host & Integration Facilitator

“Hi, my name is Stephanie. With over 10 years of experience in event management, tourism and personal development, I can help you with: 1. hosting your event in Portugal and 2. facilitating integration for foreign employees.”



Your event needs a hostess

Ensure your event in Lisbon or Portugal will be a memorable experience for all!  Whether you’re hosting a corporate event, conference, wedding or social gathering, you can count me in for:

  • Welcoming and engaging your audience.
  • Creating smooth transitions between different segments of the event to maintain flow.
  • Managing the event schedule and informing the audience about upcoming segments.
  • Closing the event properly.

To make this happen together with you, I’ll throw in my people-, organizational- and communicational skills.

PEOPLE As an event hostess, I understand the importance of building rapport and creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for attendees. I know how to read a room and adapt my hosting style to cater to diverse audiences, ensuring everyone feels included and engaged throughout the event.

ORGANISATION My experience has equipped me with strong organizational and multitasking skills. I maintain the flow of events and make sure all runs on schedule. That includes coordinating with various stakeholders to ensure every aspect of the event runs smoothly.

COMMUNICATION I enjoy interacting with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for all attendees. My friendly and approachable nature allows me to connect with individuals effortlessly, making them feel valued and appreciated. Communicating with local Portugese partners will not be a problem because besides English and Dutch, I speak Portuguese.

Lastly, I am always committed to going the extra mile to ensure the success of an event. So, if you’re looking for an event hostess who brings professionalism, charm, and a genuine love for people, send me an email and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.



Your company needs people

This is for all the Portuguese-based HR managers and people in charge of foreign employees (Dutch or other). Your company needs people. Motivated and present. In the long run. If not, you’re wasting time and money. In case you are dealing with a people problem due to integration challenges foreign employees experience, count me in for:

  • Expectation management.
  • Facilitating an introduction to Portugal training to offer cultural insights, practical guidance, and customized resources.
  • Helping people to understand and navigate the unwritten rules, communication styles, and professional expectations.
  • Empowering your people through individual guidance and coaching.

Besides emphasizing the importance of group training, I recognize that each individual’s integration journey is unique. Therefore I like to adopt a highly personalized approach. This not only enhances job satisfaction and productivity. It also cultivates long-term loyalty.

From my experience, successful integration extends beyond the professional realm. Assistance in navigating various aspects of life in Portugal is crucial, including local customs, housing, healthcare, and community integration. By providing comprehensive support I ensure that employees can more easily focus on their work, knowing that their personal needs are being attended to.

Why me? Well, with over 10 years of Portuguese experience as a foreigner, I know my way around here and I know exactly what it takes to adapt to a new country. And as a former teacher and group tour guide I know how to lead trainings and teams towards a certain goal.

Ready to invest in cultivating a harmonious and productive work environment? I’m looking forward to hearing from you by email!


about Stephanie

“Helping people feel at home, makes my heart sing.”

Stephanie: “Ever since I was little, people and the world we live in fascinated me. To understand it better, I soon realized I had to understand myself in the first place. Years of personal development followed, which helped me develop my people skills immensely. The lessons learned have proven their value throughout my professional and personal life. 

I was born in the 80’ies in The Nederlands and settled in Portugal about 10 years ago. I have a bachelor’s in Social Studies and started my career as a teacher & mentor at ROC West Brabant. Later – being in Portugal building a travel company called Thuis in Lissabon – I organized, managed, and hosted over twenty tourism events in Portugal. Varying from small groups of fifteen people to one hundred. For the last five years, I’ve been the official Lisbon writer for the Dutch publishing company Mo’Media. I speak Dutch, English, and Portuguese.

To know if my style of hosting and facilitating fits your (business) needs and budget, please send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Looking forward to hearing from you!”

“Creating maximum engagement and therefore getting maximum result by bringing people closer. That is essentially what it’s about.”


© 2023 Stephanie Waasdorp


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