Over the years I’ve become an expert in helping people overcome unproductive perfectionism, anxiety, overwhelm, paralysing doubt, anger, procrastination, fear of failure, or feeling like a fraud. In my mind these are all facets of the same clear profile. I help my clients undo the steps that lead them into the swamp, and update their subconscious ‘programming’, so they find focus and meaning, and feel valued and loved. Life no longer feels like an uphill battle, but becomes easy and joyful.
Having a whole heart is essential if you want effortless success as a professional woman with ambition. That’s what I enable. For coaches, therapists, consultants, designers, writers, film-makers, artists, yoga-teachers, or any other solopreneur, I also offer business coaching.
I’ve always had a strong drive to contribute to making the world a better place. As a therapist, mentor and coach I help individuals to take the lead of their life. As a consultant I advise organisations on how to overcome what blocks the women in their workforce from taking a leadership position.
My life changed forever when I gave up my job in the Dutch foreign service and walked straight into a war. I was posted in Istanbul and I had a comfortable, prestigious job. But I felt undervalued and I was not allowed to have my own voice.
So even though I had financial security and I felt terrible about telling my boss that this life was not for me, I jumped. I knew I could write. And a war had just broken out. So even though I had no experience as a reporter, and only one newspaper promised to take one story from me, I made my way to Iraq to report on the devastation there.
During the two decades I worked as a news correspondent in Turkey and surrounding countries, covering many conflicts and disasters, and having a few brushes with death myself, I’ve seen a lot. I thank my guardian angel that I’m still alive. I’m not such a daredevil anymore. I became a Mum. And building on all that I learned about people and trauma, I became a therapist. Because my desire to help people get to a better place is still burning as bright as ever.
Setting up my business, I found myself reluctant to go out there and find my clients despite all my life experience, overcoming PTSD and burnout, and being in front of a TV camera for years, So, do I know the swamp of procrastination, self-doubt, fear of failure, crippling perfectionism and low self-esteem? Yes. But I also know how to get out of there.
Success without pressure. Income and impact.
Ik werk ook in het Nederlands. Türkçe de konuşuyorum.
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