Joyce Sombroek

Joyce Sombroek

Olympic hockey champion and doctor

The strength of this speaker
  • Teambuilding
  • Leadership
  • Vitality

About Joyce Sombroek

For many years, Joyce Sombroek has been goalkeeper of the Dutch National hockey team. She is European Champion and World Champion and she won a silver medal at the Olympics. She has been chosen twice as best goalkeeper of the world. Parallel to her Topsport career, she studied medicine and she is currently working as a doctor. Besides, she shares her story, knowledge and experiences on a regular base during presentations and teambuilding workshops. She provides specific tips and tricks to improve your performance in a team or as an individual. She also shares her knowledge and expertise as certified trainer at Management Drives. Effective cooperation, communicate under pressure and vitality are examples of subjects which Joyce highlights. Her stories are filled with eyeopeners which shift the perspective and connect and motivate at the same time.

‘Together you achieve more’

Why Joyce Sombroek Book as a speaker ?

Many companies have room for improvement when it comes to cooperation and communication. As a real team player, Joyce wants to contribute to that improvement. What can we learn from Topsport? To become the best, you need a good mindset and a strong team. How to build a winning team, Joyce would love to explain that. She shares her setbacks openly and she provides some important learnings. From her experience with Management Drives, she helps to gain insights in incentives, qualities and pitfalls. With a common goal, effective communication and mutual respect, you achieve the best results. But to remain at the top, you must remain critical, innovate and perform under pressure. Joyce would love to help you to make the most out of your team or company.

It is a pleasure to work with Joyce

Joyce knows better than anybody how to translate Topsport to business in an inspiring way.



Joyce started her hockey career at the hockey club in Lochem, where she started as a goalkeeper at the age of twelve. Due to her enormous drive and curiosity she improved rapidly. She has been part of all national youth selections and made her debut in the Dutch National team in 2010 as youngest goalkeeper ever. Joyce is known as someone who is constantly searching for that one percent improvement. For example, she used a special shoot-out stick and she took special eye training. To make a difference as a goalkeeper, she asked a sports psychologist and a speech therapist for help. She developed herself as an important player and has been chosen as best goalkeeper of the world in 2014 and 2015. During the Olympic games in London and in Rio, she had a crucial role because of stopping several shoot-outs. In 2017, Joyce announced to stop her international career due to a chronical hip injury. She has played 117 official international matches and she won all possible international prizes. At the moment, Joyce is fully committed to her social career and several charities. In the future, Joyce would love to attend at the Olympic games, but then as a team doctor.

An impression of this speaker


  • Olympic Champion London 2012
  • World Champion The Hague 2014
  • Beste keepster van de wereld Best goalkeeper of the world

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