Isn’t it crazy that in school we learn to become subject matter experts on all kinds of topics, but no one teaches us how to become an expert at knowing ourselves, who we are, what we value and what our strengths are?
I am on a mission to help women to become experts at knowing themselves, so they can make fulfilling (career) choices that help them thrive in both their personal and professional lives.
Besides coaching, I love to philosophize and write about being human in a world that is all about doing.
You can find bits of writings on Instagram and linkedIn.
Cultivate the courage to draw outside the lines of the linear career path.
In my role as coach you can expect me to be a space holder for your story and experiences, so that you can explore your story with curiosity and without judgement.
I am an encourager of self-acceptance and an advocate for vulnerability.
I believe that our world can use a little less fixing and more accepting and a little less criticism and more (self) compassion.
My gift is helping you see past jobtitles and understand where the threads of your story interconnects.
Rather than focusing on becoming something else or someone you are not, I will challenge you to focus your energy on becoming more of who you already are.
I have experienced first-hand how easy it is to get lost in who you (think) you need to be or who you want be.
If you scroll down this page you can learn more about my career story.
In a culture of doing more and being more, simply being at ease with who you already are, takes courage
My Career Story
I don’t have an exciting story about how I escaped a toxic workplace to follow my longlived dream or how I replaced corporate life for the nomad entrepeneur lifestyle.
My story is about following my intuition and cultivating the courage to draw outside the lines of the linear career path.
When I finished high school, I still had no answer to the question what I wanted to become ‘When i grow up’. So, I just picked a study that matched one of my many interests at that time: mental health sciences.
At the beginning of my study, I thought I finally found my calling: becoming a therapist. However, after graduating I had figured that mental health sciences was not for me. So, I decided to pursue other interests and continue studying.
After obtaining both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, I was ready for a ‘grown-up’ job. Well, on paper this was true. But mentally I still felt lost and clueless about the next step in my career. It then struck me that the past years I had been busy studying interesting psychological models and theories but never had I studied myself.
So, I decided to just experiment with different career paths, in the hope to learn more about myself. During that time I learned a lot about what I didn’t want in a job. Until, after 2 years, the entrepeneurial path crossed my way. Which, as you are reading this right now, is the careerpath I am on right now.
Disclaimer: this is not the way I would suggest you to go about figuring out what you want in your career. If I can pass you one lesson that I take from my 2 years of experimenting, it is that a solid understanding of your own values, strengths and interests, can help you save a lot of time, yet work on your own pace, and frustrations.
And if I can squueze in another lesson it would be to not hesitate to ask for help in this discovery process because we can often be blind for our own talents and what makes us so unique.
That was the ‘short’ version of my career story. If you want to hear the full story or just like to hear more detailed version, don’t hesistate to get in touch with me. I love talking about careers and I would love to hear more about yours. You can click on the button below to schedule a discovery call with me to exchange career stories.
Work with me
Online career coaching
Online career coaching includes:
Monthly online coaching sessions, held via zoom.
Email in-between session if you have questions that come up as you take next steps.
Click the button below to apply for a free discovery call.
One-time Career consult
A one-time career consult includes:
- 1-on-1 conversation
- Consultation from 60-90 minutes
- Recording of the consultation
2. Meet via Zoom
We meet via Zoom and talk about your career challenge(s)
3. Personalized advice
Based on our conversation, I give you personalized advice about your next step
Education and Certifications
• MSc Communication, Health and Life Sciences
• Msc courses in Work Psychology and Human Resources
• Certified Leadership Development Coach
• Certified Health Coach
• BSc Mental Health Sciences