Working with people on their goals: that’s what I like and that’s where my strength lies. As a coach, I distinguish myself in the first place by simply being myself. Out of sincere interest and well-developed empathy, I listen and observe. My openness and down-to-earth mentality ensure that people quickly feel at ease and experience trust. At the same time, they find in me a coach who dares to hold up an honest mirror to them and challenges them to really get in touch with themselves. I use my observation and reflection on all levels to create self-awareness and insight in my coachees.
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Facts & figures
- Born (in 1964) and raised in Rotterdam
- Married to Hans and mother of two grown daughters
- In Western astrology a lion, in Eastern a dragon, in Human Design a Reflector.
- 25 years of HR consultancy experience in business and government
- Focus on connection, coaching and development
- Recognized coach at StiR since 2018 and certified talent professional at TMA
- These words suit me: calm, down-to-earth, sensitive, friendly, decisive, informal.
- My passion is dancing. I am currently training to be a dance coach – coaching through music and movement.
Au Bord du Chemin
I am not a coach who wants to show that I already know everything; life is and remains a learning process, also for me. Where useful, I also share my own learning experiences. For me, a coaching process is a journey with an unknown destination. It is not without purpose, but is a process that unfolds. I have called my practice ‘Au Bord du Chemin’ for a reason; the name comes from the song ‘Une belle histoire’ by Michel Fugain. It’s a song about surrender, letting yourself be carried away, creating and embracing new opportunities.
What other people say
“I've rediscovered myself and discovered things about myself that I either forgot or didn't know. I am very happy with this and am very grateful to Linda for this! Linda was there for me even on the days when things were not going well or when I was feeling low. Thank you!”Woman 31 years old
“It has now been almost a year since I first met with Linda. She is professional, can empathize very well and lets you come to your own insights. She also goes through everything. It's nice to talk to her. For someone who doesn't like to talk, like me, that's very special. Dear Linda (top coach), thank you again, you gave me the strength I needed.”Woman 35 years old
“I have felt safe with Linda, even when I was not feeling well physically and mentally. She assisted me professionally and compassionately. In the end, all efforts ended with a nice result: a job!”Woman, 59 years old
“Linda is an energetic and reliable coach. I feel we have achieved great results in a few months. I now know where important pitfalls lie in myself that I did not see before. And more importantly, thanks to Linda, I now know how to identify and deal with them.”man, 28 years old
“Linda is someone who makes me think about myself, the things that are important to me and the hidden assumptions that influence my behaviour and motivation. She knows how to provide an opening for an acceleration of self-knowledge and reflection with targeted personal questions and approach. It has led me to let go of my doubts and fear of failure and start the company that before only lived in my head.”man, 34 years old