Is your brand ready for a break?

Join us on Friday August 27th 2021 for an afternoon retreat to define a clear brand strategy and get inspired by likeminded regenerative entrepreneurs.

In this retreat we will reflect on your brand and work out a clear marketing strategy for impact and commercial succes.

You as an impact driven entrepreneur must be working your pants off these days. Constantly juggling between the bigger strategic questions and the operational challenges that demand your attention. I’n guessing, you did not spend much time building your marketing strategy for the coming year. Understandable, but it does keep you from making the mind blowing impact you envision.

This summer is the perfect moment to take some time off to reflect and take the first step towards growing your brand.


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What are we going to do?

You will get personal guidance from Marielle Horst-Gussenhoven as a senior marketing strategist with sound experience in building impact driven brands. For the much needed flow and reflection I am teaming up with Tom Elffers, who is a business coach enabling young entrepreneurs to become aware and grow their personal vision.

In this retreat you will:

  • take time to slow down, learn where your brand is at today and focus on what’s truly important
  • realign on your brand positioning 
  • learn which brand strategic steps to take next
  • get connected to an ecosystem of likeminded professionals you need to implement your plans in a disruptive way
  • get valuable insights from other entrepreneurs on the same regenerative path

Make a great start to scale your brand and deliver on the impact you envision.

What is included?

Practical notes and what this retreat includes:

  • Short preparation on the first essentials I need to know about your brand to make the most out of our time together.
  • 1 on 1 intake session to gain knowledge about your brand and define some key focus area’s  (zoom call).
  • Small group retreat session on Friday August 27th 2021 from 14:00 to 17:00 with 4-6 social entrepreneurs guided by business coach Tom Elffers and myself where you will learn about the brand strategic steps to take to grow your brand.
  • Our session will be at Buurtboerderij Ons Genoegen, an inspiring small farm and restaurant in Amsterdam with a social mission. Make sure you have a nice nourishing meal before your arrive, lunch is not included. Buurtboerderij will serve us delicious vegetarian snacks, coffee and tea.
  • 1 on 1 follow up (zoom call) with Marielle to define the next steps for your brand and become practical.
  • Feel free to call/email me anytime during August/September 2021 for strategic questions about your brand.
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Is this for you?

This retreat is for entrepreneurs on a mission to build a regenerative future together. You are in the start- or scale up phase. You have developed and brought to market a consumer goods or retail product with an undeniable positive impact on people and nature.

Price: €450,- excluding VAT

Will you join us? Apply for a free intake session with Marielle and see if this is for you.

What working with me is like

We were at the point that we had made a great start with Ptthee, we were struggling with what’s next. How do we grow this company into a real business and make as much impact as possible? We had lots of ideas but no clear strategy to make proper decisions. 

The biggest result we got from working with Marielle is that we’ve build the foundation for a strong brand and we are now super clear on the steps to take in the coming 2 years. We have a solid, consistent and inspiring brand identity and communication approach. We have lots of answers on who to work with and where we want to sell our products. Working with Marielle is a nice combination of pleasant informal meetings while at the same time achieving high quality output.  

Any business that has validated its business model and is ready to build a strong brand foundation should make the investment in working with Wholebrands. 

Daan van Diepen, co-founder Ptthee

Marielle has shown us that building a brand is a holistic process where everything is interconnected. She has helped us understand our challenge and build a sound creative briefing. She has shaped and directed the right creative team. Marielle has delivered successfully by maintaining a balance between brand strategic advice and making sure that we kept moving forward in a pragmatic way.

Simon Molenaar, Head of knowledge & education Commonland

The unique feature of Wholebrands is that they give me as a scale up the total marketing management package: brand positioning, marketing & communication strategy and the connection to a team of creative professionals.

Junte Wasmann, CEO Bionexx

We now have a brand positioning document that still guides us everyday

Thami Schweichler, CEO Makers Unite

Marielle has delivered us a crystal clear brand positioning on paper and made sure that we keep repeating it over and over again in a consistent way throughout our communication means.

Thomas Vaaassen, CTO Meridia

Wholebrands 2023