I am available to coach individuals looking to clarify the next step in their professional or personal path. I specialise in
- Cultural issues -- expats, multiculturals, international careers
- Healthy living -- well-being, issues of balance and stress
I coach IT staff who venture into management positions, staff working in the financial sector (banks mostly), plus employees considering self-employment. I coach in Dutch (mother tongue), English and French. I love to coach outdoors (running or walking).
Do you know that feeling that you just can't put your finger on it? We will work in ways that allow you to put that finger in the exact right spot, and we'll do so in a trusting, safe and fiercely courageous space.
I work with professionals in their 30s, 40s and 50s to reinvent their careers into something they love.
When clients come to me, they say things like "I'm successful at what I do, but it's never really felt like 'me', or "I've always felt like a bit of an 'imposter' at work, and I'm worn out." I also work with women with young families who say "I'm ready for something for me again." They are ready for a change, after having taken a career break to focus on family. However, the career they had before having a family is no longer a good fit for their lives.
I mainly work with women in their late 30s and 40s, balancing between overdemanding careers in multi corporations and family life. They are often new mums set to modify their current job, or embark on a completely new journey.
Coaching for mid-career women feeling unfulfilled at work.
I'm a warm and friendly coach who loves to bring a sense of playful curiosity to all my coaching sessions.
I specialise in working with people who are unhappy at work. I can help you get unstuck, freed up and moving towards work you can't wait to get out of bed for. I use tools from the Firework programme as part of an action-based programme to help you get clear on what lights you up, what work you want to do, and how you're going to get there. And I can help you bring a sense of play to the journey, so that you can get there faster, and lighter.
With 10 years plus experience as a transition coach, I work with a wide range of individuals including graduates looking for their first role, postgraduates looking to alter their career path, women returning to work and executives looking for their next career, in short, anyone who is looking for more career satisfaction. I particularly like working with individuals to increase their confidence.
My style is empathetic and genuine and I provide a safe space for you to think differently. I work with the whole of you, your thoughts feelings and behaviours and provide support and challenge through tried and tested coaching interventions to clarify your options and take positive steps forward to achieving your goals; in other words, I hold your hand while you find your way because you cannot teach someone, you can only help them to learn for themselves.
- Career transition and career development
- Resilience and wellness
- Executive coaching
Maria’s work experience gives her a deep appreciation of inter-cultural diversity, as well as powerful insights into what drives professionals to deliver their highest and best outcomes.
Maria is passionate about working with individuals who wish to thrive in this increasingly complex world. One of her core beliefs is that success – however it is defined – is achievable and sustainable as long as ‘we don’t let life get in the way of living’.
Focused on professional and personal development, Maria is continuously developing new perspectives for sharing within her network. Currently her top passions are: the awesome potential of the mind, neuroscience, emotional and social intelligence, mindfulness, health and well-being.
I work primarily with clients who are in a career transition. I tackle each stage of the career transition process, from creating professional goals; to working toward a promotion or into a new position; to completing a 180 degree career shift. I am also a mum of twins and work directly with Mums who are struggling with both career transition and embracing their newfound identities.
I take a practical and grounded approach during my coaching sessions and believe that we are ultimately one of our own best resources in deciding our next steps. Through support in identifying our unique values and resources we are able to work through both professional and personal issues, which are often closely linked.