Coaching Themes

  • More peace in your life and body
  • More assertiveness and self-confidence
  • More effective and purposeful at work

The focus of a coaching conversation or process can always change. We may start the conversation for stress prevention, but after a session, it may turn out to be about assertiveness in the workplace. In that case, we will naturally adjust the goals and modify the discussions.


Currently, I work flexibly at various locations. Online coaching is also an option! The locations vary within Amsterdam, depending on what suits best. I rent a comfortable space there. It’s also possible for me to come to your home or office. My coaching style is mainly described as empathetic, down-to-earth, honest, and open. Techniques I use include motivational interviewing and solution-focused coaching. I adhere to the ethical code of conduct set by NOBCO.

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The Coaching Process

The coaching process is outlined below in broad strokes. It may be that you feel you can start working on your own earlier or, conversely, that you want to continue longer. We can adjust everything in the process to your liking.

  • We start with an informal and non-binding introductory conversation at your location to see if there is a connection and what you want to work on during the coaching.
  • In the upcoming sessions, we will explore who you are, what drives you, and what tools you need to achieve your goals.
  • At the end of the process, we discuss the results we have achieved during the process and ensure that you can continue independently with your goals.

What Suits Best? Psychologist, Coach, or Advisor?

A psychologist focuses on diagnosing and then treating it. During the treatment process, he helps you process traumas or treats a disorder or other problem.

In addition to the psychologist and the coach, there is also the advisor (or mentor). This person usually tells you what to do, or in the case of a mentor, you might shadow them to see how they do things.

A coach is in between and overlaps both roles. The coach is solution-focused and mainly focused on bringing out what is already in the coachee.

The Definition of Coaching

There is a line of demarcation between coaching, psychology, and advice. Coaching assumes the independence of the coachee. Typically, coaching is solution-focused.

The definition that NOBCO gave to coaching in 2004 resonates with me:

Coaching is a structured and goal-oriented process, where the coach, in an interactive way, stimulates the coachee to effective behavior by:

  • raising awareness and personal growth
  • increasing self-confidence
  • discovering, developing, and applying one’s own possibilities