I work with academics who want to succeed on their own terms.
Don’t find the best-practice guidance and well-intended advice that abound in academia all that helpful? It may be time to see what a personalized approach can do for you.
With spaciousness, curiosity, compassion and humour, my coaching is designed to increase your resolve and resourcefulness for directing your energy towards what really matters.
Whether you are moving into a new project, role or phase, or are experiencing a sense of being stuck, I’m here for you.
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An exploratory session will give you a sense of what coaching with me is like, and what it does and doesn't do.
It is designed to make a difference for you right away: you should come away with a helpful insight, a new perspective or simply some 'air'.
There is no expectation on my part that you'll sign up for further work with me afterwards. I'm glad to be spending this time with you, an opportunity to listen, explore, fly the flag for coaching, and be 'me' :)
MORE About me as a coach
The freedom, the fun and the intellectual satisfaction I feel when doing research and teaching made me want to become an academic. I have studied and worked in different disciplinary and interdisciplinary university departments in the Netherlands, the UK, and Singapore.
It's been a great adventure and I have been successful in ways I did not expect - contributing in a deeply satisfying way to communities of practice and learning, and building a body of work I am proud of. I also faced many challenges along the way, including struggling to finish my thesis and not completing my tenure track. You can hear how coaching made a difference for me in the interview excerpts on this page.
My passion for coaching dates back as far as I can remember. It has taken on a more distinct shape in recent years. I trained with the Coaches Training Institute, known for its industry-leading standards of rigour and quality, and became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) in May 2018. I am also a member of the International Coach Federation, and credentialled by this organization as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC).
As a life-, career- and leadership-coach for academics and others, I support and champion people in finding their own way forward through a respectful, creative partnership model. Aside from academics of all ranks (from PhD student to full professor), I have coached professionals in the creative and tech industries as well as other coaches and consultants.
I coach both in person and via video or audio call.
For a visual expression of what I am about as a coach, check out the "magia" print by Spanish artist Eva Armisén - which also hangs in my home office.