Speaker, author & dedicated to help you become the inspired person you want to be.

Build business relationships all over the world, develop your international skills and communicate effortlessly with any culture.

As a speaker, mentor, and author, I empower people to awaken their Confidence through facing one's fears by taking action, use failures as feedback and acknowledge one's uniqueness.

 Living in many countries for the past 15 years, I speak 6 languages, and experienced many challenges such as a new job, new home, new people, new language etc. Each time, I started by searching a job to ensure an income, then moved, learned the language by self-study and then started talking to any local human being I encountered.

Networking became one of my strengths as I learned quickly how helpful it is to build relationships in every new place to integrate well, and feel "Home" in no time.

My dedication is supporting you to create a clear action plan to boost your confidence by using your own power and get more out of your life.

It’s possible to get what you want.

It’s possible to enjoy life to the fullest.

Life changes, and so can you.

I used to be shy, silent, scared of changes and frightened to step out of my comfort zone. I felt frustrated and unsatisfied with myself, but I didn’t want to grow old that way, and so I decided to change. So can you!

I wanted to enjoy a life filled with confidence, courage, drive and energy.


Knowing from personal firsthand experience how difficult it is to completely change your habits and routines, to enter an unknown new situation. For me, a huge change was moving to a foreign country, which included a new culture, new language, new customs, new scenery, new business practices, new food, the list goes on and on. This experience taught me to adjust, adapt and become flexible to any situation.

I learned to turn every challenge into an opportunity.


It’s not easy to change your habits, your thoughts, and start building a new life for yourself. I went through changes, emotional and physical, and often had no one to turn to for support and advice! But, I learned so much and developed more skills and talents along the way.

Through my journey, I became a stronger person, and built more self-confidence and self-esteem. That’s why I know it’s possible for you to learn it too.


My commitment to you is to share the very best of what I’m living and learning, and in an honest and straight forward manner.

My promise to you is to help you step out of the uncertain or shy mode and step into a life with a confident, self-assured and satisfied YOU.

You have the power to change your life and you can create a meaningful life!


My offer  for you is a combination of practical and emotional support to help you design your future, become confident, increase your self-esteem, and feel fulfilled. If you do nothing, there will be no result. It’s that simple. All you need is to take action, even a tiny step is ONE step towards result. You can read about my services, or get in touch with me, it’s effortless action, but it shows you are taking action towards your own self.

I’m here to pass on my enthusiasm and energy to you, whilst encouraging you to achieve the results you deserve! Let me know more about you.

Let's talk. Get in touch!

If you like some more details about Rachel:

Born and raised in Belgium, where she returns often for family visits, she currently resides in the Netherlands. She left Belgium in her mid 20’s and moved to Spain where she landed her first job abroad. This was the beginning of her exciting journey, filled with challenges, learning curves, more moves, new jobs, new people, but never a dull moment.

Over the years, I’ve experienced the privilege to live in many different countries: after Mallorca, at the age of 32, I pursued my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland (US). Right after that, I moved to Scotland to enroll at the University of St Andrews and get my Master’s in management. Eventually, armed with two summa cum laude degrees, I landed a job in Cardiff, Wales, followed by another move to the Netherlands, France, Germany, and back to the Netherlands. Every move gave me the opportunity to immerse myself in a different language and culture. Each place I’ve lived has taught me so much and the adventure has enriched my life.

Rachel Smets is founder of RachelSmets.com. A speaker, as well as teaching 6 different conversational languages, and delivering multi-cultural business trainings. Her expertise comes from living in several countries, where she worked mostly in the corporate world. Passionate about people and cultures, she has terrific networking skills, which she has used over and over again to integrate in new countries. It has benefited her social life and relationships, with the result that she never feels bored or alone, no matter where in the world. The confidence in speaking helped building friendships worldwide,working in the corporate world and   creating an international network.

Rachel truly enjoys sharing her learning experiences and is a life-time learner herself. She always seeks out the good in others and is enthusiast to motivate others achieve their goals and dreams.

Languages that I speak:

  • Dutch
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Italian

Thank you so much for taking the time to read so far. I’m excited to connect and I’m thrilled for the journey ahead.

Make it a great day,

Rachel Smets

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