Coaching is about having someone in your corner - plain and simple. As a coach, I stand shoulder to shoulder with you to engage the challenges you face and get the results that you want. Coaching works through relationship - an equal relationship designed to bring clarity, resourcefulness and energy for what you need to do. A base for authentic exploration and deep work, leading to real change.
I am an academic and my clients are academics of all ranks, as well as other talented people who want to make new strides in a sphere they care about. Some common challenges I can help with:
- Wondering what’s next for you
- Finding your feet in a new job or role
- Wishing for ‘more’ than you've currently achieved
- Struggling to find time for meaningful projects
- Wanting greater ease and sense of purpose in what you do
We can work in partnership so you will become more resourceful at tackling these and other challenges – on your own terms.
I would be delighted to hear from you if you want to know more. A 30-min free sample session is the best way to experience what it would be like to work with me. I also enjoy being a resource for others, so if you have general questions about coaching and would like to hear my perspective, please connect.
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 have been training with the Coaches Training Institute, known for its industry-leading standards of rigour and quality, to become a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). At this point, I am very close to claiming those coveted ‘CPCC’ letters after my name.
I am not a career coach who gives advice; as a Co-Active Coach, I support and champion people in finding their own way forward. Aside from academics and PhD students, I have coached professionals in the creative and tech industries, and other coaches/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 office.