Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching · 11. maart 2018
Today, on International Women’s day, I would like to say thank you to all fathers who raise strong, powerful and independent girls and women. Parents play a vital role in the way women are aware of their own power and impact. Strong powerful mothers already set an example- paving the way and pushing for change. Fathers who are aware of their impact on the lives of their children and also act in that manner are just as important. In the last three months I attended 3 PhD promotion ceremonies....
Executive Coaching · 01. januari 2018
All my life I struggled to find my passion. Growing up in a family with lots of expectations regarding my success in life, I drifted away from what we call ‘passion’. The path of study I followed and the employer I chose were a result of an image I designed according to what I’d been lead to believe success looks like. The older I got, the more my whole idea of being successful started to change. I had lots of money, cars, a beautiful house and a vibrant social life. Every day I showed...

Executive Coaching · 20. juni 2017
You need to increase your visibility – It will pay off!’ That is the command I heard year after year when working as an engineer and a management consultant at a large consulting firm. I never understood what it meant. Was I supposed to go out there and raise my voice at every meeting or put the spotlight on my accomplishments? Should I wear different clothing or change my appearance? Now, ten years later, I still struggle with the term ‘visibility’. Being an entrepreneur and the...
Executive Coaching · 10. maart 2017
Als je niet meer zeker weet of je het juiste doet, kun je de hulp van een coach inschakelen. Iemand zoals ik. Maar wat nou als je het als coach even niet meer weet? Soms word ik door mijn coachees flink uit mijn comfortzone getrokken of er wordt stevig gerammeld aan mijn (ethische ) grenzen. Wat doe je dan als coach? De afgelopen jaren heb ik met veel verschillende mensen mogen werken. Atleten, mensen die iets willen doen of bereiken dat buiten hun comfortzone ligt. Maar ook manager, corporate...

Executive Coaching · 08. maart 2017
This morning, the first message I saw on my phone was: '15% discount on all women's items at H&M, to celebrate International Women's Day'. When I opened my mailbox, all kinds of similar invitations to celebrate International Women's Day flooded in. This day is fast becoming an international (and commercial) item on the agenda. International Women's Day is, I believe, a good thing. That we're paying attention to the fact that women are payed less then men, and that the violence still used...
Executive Coaching · 12. januari 2017
Woensdagavond gaf ik de duurtraining in Leiden en omdat Kim mij de opdracht had meegeven: schrijf een blog over goede voornemens, heb ik het onderwerp maar tijdens de training op de denkbeeldige tafel gegooid. Mijn vragen waren: Wat zijn jullie goede voornemens? Wanneer is 2017 succesvol? Ik heb geen goede voornemens. Ik ben er een aantal jaar geleden mee gestopt. De reden: ik wist in februari al niet meer wat ze waren laat staan waarom dat nu de goede voornemens voor dit jaar waren. Verder...