Is this you?
You’re well educated and have successfully combined work with family life, but your career no longer gives you the thrill that it used to. You’re functioning on autopilot and your personal development is at a standstill…
You would love to do something different, but you:
- Lack the confidence and worry that a career change isn’t realistic.
- Don’t really know what you want to do.
- Are unsure even where to begin.
You feel stuck…
Or is this you?
You love your job, but you also find it difficult to switch off from work. Because of this you:
- are distracted and not really present when you pick your children up at the end of the day.
- work a lot in the evenings.
- don’t have the energy to exercise or do fun things in your free time.
You want a healthier work-life balance…
And do you want to make a change?
With my dedicated coaching plan, you will:
- Tackle your ‘Saboteurs’
Saboteurs are those niggling little thoughts that come into your head whenever you think about making a change in your work life (I won’t succeed, what will they think of me, everyone’s better than me etc.). I will help you distil the confusion and tackle any limiting beliefs, to keep you moving forwards.
- Create a clear picture of you at your best
What are your personal values? What do you want to contribute to in your life? What motivates you? What are your strengths and skills?
- Make powerful choices about your work life
Sometimes it’s hard to see the wood for the trees. As an impartial supporter, I will guide you to think through all the possibilities open to you, so that you can get clear on your career and which direction to choose.
- Take courageous steps
Armed with a concrete action plan, you can take the next positive steps towards your goal. Regardless of any new challenges that may and will arise, and let’s be real, there will be some curveballs from time to time, you will be able to stay motivated and on the right path to a happy, fulfilling work life.
Plan a free 1-hour chemistry session and find out more about what coaching could bring you.
Personal life lessons
When I was a young child, my mother gave up her job to work in my father’s company. Unfortunately, my parents ended up having an acrimonious divorce and my mother had little to fall back on. It was a difficult period in my life, but also a huge lesson:
I will never let this happen to me and my future family because I will hold dear my personal ambitions and I will remain financially independent.
I’ve now gained more than 17 years’ work experience. From working at a renowned healthcare consultancy to holding various management positions and starting two businesses, I understand the demands of the corporate world and the challenges of being an entrepreneur. I’m also happily married and a proud mother to a son and a daughter. And like my husband Tjapko, I continued to work full-time throughout this period. I know what it’s like to juggle work and family life, and it hasn’t always been easy.
I can only say that the early years were challenging years.
Racing to the nursery and feeling guilty because there were just a few children left to be picked up, not always enjoying the children’s bedtime because I was still thinking of my work, spending less quality time with Tjapko because on the evenings when we didn’t exercise, we were regularly stuck behind our laptops. I can go on and on…
Of course, I regularly wondered: ‘Why am I doing this?’
But I really enjoyed my job, learned new skills, developed myself, made a valuable contribution to society and was financially independent. Tjapko’s support made it possible for me to hold onto my own career.
On an adventure
In spring 2015, Tjapko phoned from his work and said that he had been offered a job in Austria. He was very happy. Although we knew that a job abroad was a possibility, it made me nervous.
What would it mean for our children? What opportunities would I have there?
But the desire for adventure won and 3 months later we found ourselves in Linz.
During the first few months I was very busy organising a lot of things for the children and our new home, but still I felt useless… I missed my own professional challenge and independence.
Off the beaten path
Someone advised me to talk to a coach about it, but I thought, “Why? I just have to solve this myself.” On the other hand, it also made me think, because I noticed that I was feeling a bit “stuck”.
Eventually I started with a coach who was experienced in coaching women who went abroad with their partners. It was nice to think outside my ‘beaten path’ and to explore new possibilities.
Because of this experience, I ended up taking a path that I would’ve never even imagined if we had stayed in the Netherlands. I started a business as a franchisee offering outdoor workouts for women – Mom in Balance.
After 1.5 years I had built up a solid company of 60 participating women and a team of 3 trainers.
A step further
In May 2017 Tjapko came home from work and asked: “How about England?” I knew that life abroad had brought our family a lot of wonderful things and that I had been able to realize my ambitions in another country.
Yet the prospect of again saying goodbye to friends and my own company made me nervous for the second time.
Fortunately, I have been able to sell my company. Something that I am very proud of!
Working with and empowering women gave me such a sense of fulfilment and I decided that I wanted to work on the theme of ‘women empowerment’ in a broader way.
When I had the opportunity to start with one of the most challenging coaching courses in London, I grabbed it with both hands. And now I can call myself a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). I’m accredited by the International Coach Federation (ACC) and in 2020, I also completed a specialization in Career Coaching.
I think it’s fantastic that, with my professional background and life experience I can now support strong positive changes in the lives of other women.
Well, that was enough about my story.
What about planning a free 1-hour chemistry session?
In this session you can tell me more about what you’d love to achieve, I will share more about what coaching is and how I work (method, price etc.). We also do some coaching so you can experience for yourself if I’m the right coach for you. There is no obligation at all. If it doesn’t work out, I hope you’ve gained some useful insights to immediately take positive steps in your work life!
When I completed my coaching course and founded my coaching company for women, She does it, I was very clear about my mission: To support women in creating successful change in their work lives.
At the heart of my business lie five core values:
1. Action based
She does it and so can you! Navigating change can seem daunting – I know, I’ve been there. I will help you get clear on your goals and encourage you to take ownership and proactive steps towards making successful change.
We live in a demanding world, and we all have ideas or assumptions on what we think society (family, friends, your manager etc) expects from us. Sometimes it feels like a heavy obligation, other times it’s an expectation of perfectionism that we have set upon ourselves. This can lead to a lack of confidence on what we truly want to do rather than what we feel we should do. Through our sessions, you’ll learn a lot about your powerful authentic self and how to lead your life in an authentic way.
From the moment we start working together, you will have your own career champion. Someone who is there to help you figure it all out and support you throughout our entire coaching journey, not just during formal coaching sessions, but there to reply to a quick WhatsApp message if needed. And in my group programmes women make new connections and empower each other. That’s so powerful!
4. Gender Equality
I want to be part of a culture in which women thrive. My business was founded to empower women like you to move forward in their professional life and contribute to a more gender-based society. I also coach businesses to create an environment where both women and men can flourish, because I’m convinced that gender equality makes the world a better place for everyone.
Through my personal experience, my purpose is to give you career support when you need it most to create the work life and financial independence that you aspire to.
Coaching with me
I love working with women to help unlock their thinking and get clear on their goals, challenge any expectations or assumptions that may be holding them back, and to determine their true North Star and the right course of action to move forward in their work life. Through my unique 3C Coaching Model – Confidence, Clarity and Commitment – I will support you to:
- Work on your confidence and breakthrough barriers that hold you back.
- Get clear about your next step in your career.
- Commit to balancing your work life and making this change a reality.
Ultimately, I want to help you go from a place of feeling stuck and unmotivated to feeling focussed, in action and fulfilled!
My one-to-one coaching package includes:
- a 2-hour discovery session.
- 8 regular coaching sessions of 1 hour (every two weeks).
- Unlimited support via email and WhatsApp.
- A mid-point evaluation halfway through to course correct if necessary.
This basic coaching package takes about 4-5 months.
And at the end there is always the opportunity to extend the coaching together, for example on a less regular basis.
Check out this video for the most important details about working with me.
If you’d like to make a successful next step in your work life, then book a free chemistry session with me.
I look forward to connecting!