I’m the Watson to your Sherlock.
You’re a professional of singular intelligence. I am your people-savvy wingwoman. Together we’ll solve the formidable mysteries of the workplace.
I’ve been supporting professionals of all kinds in crafting their stories, developing their leadership skills, selling their services and leading their teams since 2012. May have been an accomplice in a bold life U-turn here and there. Definitely made a couple of those myself.
Based in Amsterdam, I worked for a boutique communication agency called Speech Republic. I coached sales teams, managers, CEOs, marketing teams, IT-specialists, doctors, politicians, diplomats and entrepreneurs in how to lead with authenticity, tell compelling stories and become great communicators.
I worked with members of parliament and government in The Netherlands, South Africa and across Europe. Also worked with international organisations such as ABN AMRO, ING, Randstad, EY, Triodos Bank and KPMG. My clients brought a wide range of questions, and I’m proud to have supported them in making a positive impact on the world around them:
In 2020 I moved to London, U.K. – for love, in case you were wondering: the only thing that could ever make me leave my beloved ‘Venice of the North’. I now trade under my own name as a coach & trainer, operating both in the U.K. and the Netherlands.
Found out I love untangling knots in people’s minds that keep them stuck in their own version of Groundhog Day. Love it as much as I love soul music and interior design.
A good starting point for feeling more confident, is getting more curious. Curiosity helps you deal more effectively with all that’s uncertain in life – which is a lot.
The human brain doesn’t have neat little sections of “work” and “personal” set up in our neuron connections. We bring ourselves to work – all of ourselves. Understanding your own (subconscious) programming better will help you navigate work life better, too.
In a world where everything can feel like a constant broadcast, be a listener.
You can’t change people’s minds. Only they themselves can do that. You can only help people realise that change is possible.
‘Soft’ skills are in fact the hardest skills to master – and the most crucial ones. No man is an island. If you want to get anywhere, you’ll need others to get there.
You can’t lead others without growing your self-awareness. Your inner work is always reflected in your outer work.
People are such a fascinating mixed bag of contradictions. They really don’t like to be told what to do. Except when they really want you to tell them what to do. It’s a fine line you’re walking, as a leader. Staying calm while you walk the line really helps. And that’s a skill in and of itself.
Today I offer my own coaching programs and courses, teaching everything I know about communication, leadership, human connection and self-awareness.
If you’d like to work together, or if you have a question about my services, please get in touch. I’m looking forward to listening to you.