When I was in my early twenties, I was in need for support. I have spent years looking for the right therapy. Most of the institutionalized ones provided superficial, temporary solutions. All of that changed when I found life coaching. Through intense coaching sessions I was able to close difficult chapters of my life.
After healing myself, I started the education process of becoming a life coach. And after decades of personal and professional development, I now use coaching intervention techniques and my life experience to help others.
I have become the person I needed myself all those years ago. The circle is complete.
I have built my business on the following five principles:
Everything is connected
Change is the only constant
Finding happiness equals breaking the cycle of ego-based habits
Freedom needs compassion like a heart needs a beat
You always have a choice
All of my intervention techniques are based on multiple sources of wisdom, namely: science, neurolinguistic programming, systemic work, body work and intuition.
Science is the art of deduction. During my time on campus, I spent learning about the governing principles of human behavior through the lens of social psychology, cognitive behavioral studies, economics and communication. And in my time as a graduate student, I examined societal change using models such as socio-technical innovation, scenario building and ecological modernization.
NLP, or Neuro Linguistic Programming, is the study of how we obtain information (neuro), how we organize that information (linguistic) and how that affects our behavior (program). Over the years, NLP has grown from a basic communication model to a vast array of coaching techniques. Each of which is designed to create significant insights in how we connect and communicate with ourselves and the world.
Systemic Work examines the relation between people and their system of origin. Next to knowledge, often habits, beliefs and sometimes even trauma can be passed down uninterruptedly for generations. With the systemic work intervention, also known as constellations, we can gain insights in these patterns and restore healthy relations. So you can give back that which isn’t yours.
The body is perhaps the greatest source of wisdom of all. Our body provides us with a physical basis for our existence. Recent studies have shown that we store stress, emotions and trauma into our physical self. Knowledge in this respective area, combined with specific techniques such as meditation, yoga and breath work may support you in providing release and healing.
From the moment I was born, I can remember being deeply connected to the world around me. There is wisdom from within. All we have to do, is listen.
Alone, each of these sources of wisdom has their limitations. But together they complement and amplify each other. Allowing me to provide the best possible support for my clients. In short: my life coaching is empirical, scientific, pragmatic, therapeutic, psychological, egalitarian, intuitive and eclectic.
How it works
During individual sessions, we will tackle your challenges together. Every life coaching trajectory is carefully constructed based on the needs of my client. Therefore, no one trajectory is the same. The sequence of sessions is unique, both in terms of content (the specific intervention techniques) as well as shape (the number of sessions).
I will support you in various areas of your life to help you make the changes you are looking for.
Prospective clients and I engage in a ‘Coaching Call’. This is a conversation of twenty minutes, specifically designed for us to get to know each other. You can ask questions on my approach as a life coach, while I can ask questions about you. Just to see if there is a potential match. What is more: you will leave the Coaching Call with a takeaway that you can apply immediately to spark the first change. Free of charge.
When there is a match, we can get started on your life coaching sessions.
Using a model specifically designed for takeoff, we will dive even deeper into your coach question. Simultaneously activating your system and preparing it for change. Based on the results of this session, I will construct a coaching plan, which will serve as compass for the remainder of the sessions. This plan includes your coaching question, specific intervention techniques, expected number of sessions and estimated budget.
During each of the following sessions we will tackle different aspects of your transformation. You are in full control of your journey. Should your needs change along the way, we will take a different route. And when you feel like you want to stop, we will stop. Simplicity is key. Remember: I am here to support you.
As discussed on my homepage, all sessions are one-on-one, all sessions are digital and all sessions are made to measure.