During my mid thirties, when I was working in a demanding marketing job, I burned out and ended up on sick leave for seven months. I realized that the rat race of targets, budgets and impossible deadlines was no longer what I wanted and what was right for me.
As a perfectionist and highly sensitive person, I had completely ignored my own needs, boundaries and well-being for years, and had to learn the hard way. To be honest, I had no idea that things could be different and that there was an alternative to this survival mode.
I spent my sick leave learning how to slow down and take better care of myself, combined with some very necessary soul searching. I discovered that I wanted to help other professionals and entrepreneurs who struggle with perfectionism and high sensitivity, to turn their often seen as debilitating traits into their power. So they feel confident and balanced in sharing their gifts and shine their lights brightly.
So, I decided to give up my corporate career and got myself retrained as a coach, therapist and started my own business/practice in 2007.
It was one of the best decisions I ever made. But of course, also as a business owner my old patterns would come to the surface. Perfectionism and high sensitivity would still cause me to sabotage myself in taking the necessary steps forward to grow my business. Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of being visible; I know them very well 😉
It wasn’t until I discovered energy clearing and was trained in healing modalities such as Ancestral Clearing, Compassion Key and Theta Healing that I realized that deeper inner work was needed in order to release my deep hidden fears and to connect with my Highest Self. I had to heal my deeper programming, my core wounding and limiting beliefs on the subconscious level to have more joy and fulfillment and to create more freedom and abundance for myself. Because that was what really kept me from manifesting the business and life I truly desired.
And that’s when things really started to shift for me. I finally discovered that it really is possible to shift from survival to ‘thrive’ mode. My stress and anxiety decreased, clients started coming in without having to work so hard and my finances improved considerably. I started experiencing a sense of freedom and my relationships became easier and more profound. I feel happier, more joyful now, and for the first time in my life I experience a sense of inner peace, joy and fulfillment.
And that’s what I wish for you as well!
My mission therefore, is to help you reconnect with your Soul’s Purpose and Highest Potential, so you will not only grow and flourish in your business or job, but also make the difference you came here to make!
I was born and raised in the Netherlands and emigrated to the US with my family when I was 16. When I finished my Bachelors degree in Fashion Design & Marketing I moved back to Europe and got a degree in International Business (Marketing & Management). During that period I lived, studied and worked in Spain, New Zealand, South Africa, and eventually in the Netherlands again. From there I started my career in international business (in fashion and later in marketing of health care products), and later my own business.
I now have over 12 years of experience working as a Career & Life Coach, Certified Therapist and Energy Clearing Practitioner. A number of the modalities I’ve been trained in are:
- Compassion Key® – Master Practitioner & Circle Leader
- Theta Healing® – Advanced DNA Practitioner
- Ancestral Clearing – Advanced Practitioner
- Soul Body Fusion® – Practitioner
- Chronic Stress & Burn-out Therapist
- Certified Facilitator of Family and Organizational Constellations (Systemic Work)
- NLP Master Practitioner
- Trauma Healing
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Yoga instructor (Vinyasa, Stress Relief, Yin)
- Reiki – Level 2 Practitioner
VIV – Association for Integral Vitality Therapists
NOLOC – Association for Career Coaches/Practitioners
CRS – Chronic Stress Reversal Practitioner