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

Orange Awards Best Dutch Entrepreneur in UK

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 to vote for me.


Vote to help me win: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/orangeawardsentrepreneur


What are the Orange Awards?

The prestigious Orange Awards are an initiative from NBCC (Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce), the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and NL-Borrels (an established Dutch networking organisation).

Fifty percent of the decision is based on a public vote (here is where you come in! VOTE HERE) and the other fifty percent comes from a professional jury of prominent members of the Dutch community in the UK. On November 12th 2016, the winner will be announced during a festive party in London to celebrate in style.

Vote to help me win: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/orangeawardsentrepreneur


Words of gratitude

To each and every one of you who made Vitalis Coaching to what it is today: I am eternally grateful. Me doing work that I love, this nomination, the way my life is today: it would not have been possible without you. From my heart, I thank you.


My personal video message

Lol first line I say I’m speechless about being nominated, and then I talk for 7.12 minutes! Haha. If you are curious about the background of this prestigious Orange Award, the story of how I got where I am today and if you need some convincing (imagine, lol!) of why you’d want to vote for me, please do watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfw9mK-nfoM&feature=youtu.be.


Coaching, Therapy and Executive Training for Dutch nationals in the UK

About one third of my coaching and therapy clients are Dutch. They tell me that even though their English is good, it’s still such a relief to be able to speak in their own language. Also, they have a sense that I’ll better understand their situation. After all, I too have left The Netherlands to live and work in this country, with all its challenges and joys. It’s only an hour flight, but at times it feels very far away from the safety-net of our Dutch family and friends. It feels good to create a supportive place away from home for my fellow Dutch in the UK. I did so for 5 years as a committee member of NL-Borrels and for 4 years as a committee member of Nederlandse City Lunches. And I’ll continue as a Coach & Psychotherapist to create a safe, welcoming, supportive and nurturing place for Dutch people away from home.

Besides one-to-one sessions, I also work as an Executive Trainer. I love combining the Dutch directness with genuine care and kindness. Whatever the country or culture of origin of the participants, my way of being models them to have open, honest, transparent and non-threatening communication with each other. My leadership, talent development and team building days are about integrity, authenticity, inclusiveness, trust, accountability, joy and meaning at work, in order to get the best out of yourself, your people and your organisation.


I hope to see many of the Dutch amongst you on the celebratory party on November 12th where the winner will be announced. And alternatively, I would love our paths to cross at another point in time. Thank you for your faith, your trust, your belief in me. It means a lot to me <3.


Vote for me here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/orangeawardsentrepreneur


May you be well,

Love Karin


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