"If you want to see the rainbow, you have to brave the rain.”
Coach / second track programme counselor
I grew up in a small village on the border of North and South Holland. My parents weren’t born there and it was quite a closed community. It was difficult for us to ‘mingle‘ with our fellow villagers. A waiting list for tennis lessons or finding a side job took us just a little longer. Of course I didn’t like that, because I just wanted to join. I learned at a young age that if you want things to change, you have to roll up your sleeves. No matter how difficult that is sometimes. It helps if you get support from others. Like that teacher in primary school who did pick me out for fun tasks because I tried so hard. He did see me.
My childhood brought me perseverance and makes me not just give up. When I start working with you, I’ll be all there for you. I listen attentively, empathize and ask questions to come to the best solution together with you. I have a lot of experience working together with different people and I am always looking for ways to get something done together. I do that with courage to deviate from the beaten track if necessary.
From a young age on I have been socially involved and I am committed to supporting and advancing others.
Really seeing and hearing people and making them feel that they matter, those are my driving forces. I’ve always been fascinated by what motivates people to do what they do. That’s why I chose to study Social, Labour and Organizational Psychology. After my studies, I used my knowledge for communication, media and politics. As I evolved, there was a need to do more with my psychological knowledge. Among other things, I studied NLP and School Counselling and then I set up a coaching practice. I took to it like a duck to water. I am a real ‘people person’ and I like to help others (re) discover who they are, what they want and how they can tackle that.
In 2016 I got the chance to become alderman of the Social Domain and grasped it with both hands. As an alderman, I was able to make changes that would help people get better help. I was very happy with my job, but after three years I had to abort my career in politics quite suddenly. For a while, it was like having fallen off a moving train. I had to figure out how to proceed. The fact that it happened at the beginning of the ‘Corona period’ did not help. I had a very hard time with that.
Fortunately, I received good guidance. And so I came back to my ‘old’ passion of supporting others to find their own way (again) and doing work that gives them energy. So that people can use their talents and do what makes them happy. Also with an eye for what they have left behind and how that has had an effect on them. I studied counselling psychology and loss counselling, giving people even more tools to give them the guidance they deserve.
I chose to work for Dynamic Bureau because from the beginning I was very interested in the warmth and genuine interest of colleagues for both our coachees and for each other. As a team we learn from each other and we are there for each other, that is important to me.
Welcome at my location:
Sisalbaan 13a, 2352 AZ Leiderdorp