Decisions to make – no idea what to do?

That feeling that we’ve got to decide something. And we go back and forth in your mind. Yes, No. No, Yes. Maybe. I don’t know. Why is to so hard to know what I want? What is my truth? Why can’t I just make up my mind?     The small niggling decisions. The choices […]

And I won, I actually won! Thanks to all of you…

And the winner of the 2016 Orange Award is…. I won. I actually won. I have been awarded the title of “Best Dutch Entrepreneur in the UK”.  Thanks to all of you. I could never have done it without you. The Orange Awards, organised by the Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) and  NL-Borrels (a Dutch […]

I’m nominated for Best Dutch Entrepreneur in the UK. Would you like to vote for me to help me win?

I’m nominated for the Orange Awards – Best Dutch Entrepreneur in the UK. I’m over the moon! Every time I think about it, I get this massive smile on my face. It’s that amazing to me. I’d be honoured if you believe I deserve to win and would give a few seconds of your time […]

Doe de gratis dertigersdilemma test!

(this blogpost is written in Dutch) Doe de dertigersdilemma test Je bent tussen de 25 en 40 jaar. Je wilt een fijn leven leiden, iets bereiken in je carrière, een gezellig sociaal leven, de partner die helemaal bij jou past en wellicht één of meer kinderen. Oh ja, en misschien ook nog reizen of iets […]

City London Coach

Coaching and Psychotherapy in The City of London, Ealing and St Albans

Requested by many, and now it’s real: a coaching and psychotherapy room in The City of London! You can continue to book your sessions in Ealing, West London. But now it’s also possible to see me in The City, near Farringdon / Bank. And for those who love the countryside: come to St Albans, Hertfordshire […]

Indian Ashram Adventures

I was so fortunate to be able to spend the month of January 2015 in an ashram (place of spiritual retreat) in Bangalore, India. The picture shows me with the guru of the ashram, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. One of the things I did in this Indian “Art of Living” Ashram was a course called “Happiness […]

Inspiring Life Coaching Exercise

Welcome to your Wheel of Life: The “Wheel Of Life” is an inspiring life & career coaching exercise. It’s ideal to do at a moment of transition, for example at the beginning of a new year or around a big birthday like 30, 40 or 50. Or at the start of a new season! Create some […]

Do “Self Help” books work?

Self Help Books: can they help us heal? My gosh, there are sooo many. And if you are like me, interested in this “let’s do this self-improvement thing”, there is enough supply to read for many lifetimes. Which ones to choose? And do they work? In the video (click on the photograph of my book […]

Our myth of being strong

I can still hear myself say, many years ago, “I’m so independent, so strong”, my voice full of pride. Gosh how wrong was I. I used to be proud that I was able to take care of myself, that I didn’t need anyone. I think differently now. I’ve realised that there is a difference between […]

Why do people choose to use their time and money to visit a Life Coach?

Why do my clients come to see me? What are the reasons people visit a Life Coach? Why would you spend your hard-earned money and scarce free time to receive coaching? I guess each Life Coach attracts a specific kind of client group, and below are some of the main reasons why my clients hire me. […]

If he/she were different, more like me…

If my child/spouse/partner/friend were different, more like me… then everything would go so much easier. I’d be happy. Today’s blog is about a topic that is so often spoken about, but often misused or misjudged: the differences between introverts and extroverts. Sharing is caring…