About Me

"I'm still a cartographer: I used to map the world, I now help you or your organisation to find the right direction and map out your route forward."
“I’m still a cartographer: I used to map the world, I now help you or your organisation to find the right direction and map out your route forward.”

Meet your coach

… a catalyst, making things happen and evoking positive change through coaching.
What started as just personal growth and discovery opportunity to enhance my own (working) life has become a mission to help others grow, develop, and thrive in their life and career. I  have regular supervision and mentoring to help me continuously develop and further shape my coaching skills.

I offer Co-Active coaching to organisations and individuals to help them improve their performance, build resilience, find a good work-life balance, and managing change.
Originally Dutch, I live and work in Winchester, Hampshire UK since 2006, with my husband and 2 daughters. I love being in nature, cooking, gardening, reading, music (playing saxophone in several bands), and above all enjoying life!

I have an engineering background in Geo-IT & Cartography and have been working in the commercial and non-profit (IT) industry for 20 years.  This was in different roles as an engineer, consultant, sales, (project) manager, and program manager.
In 2003 I was diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer, which marked a major learning moment in my life.  This is when I discovered the power of coaching that helped me to re-assess my life and to find a new life balance.
Subsequently, in 2008, I certified as a life coach at the prestigious Coaches Training Institute (CTI), accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). and established Winchester Life Coaching & Training.
There is still a bridge with my previous career as a Cartographer: “I used to map the world, I now help others to map their lives.”

In 2009 I founded LYLAC™: Live Your Life After Cancer, offering coaching and (virtual) workshops to people impacted by cancer.

In 2017 I joined Working With Cancer® as one of their associates. Working With Cancer®  supports people affected by cancer to manage cancer in the workplace through Consultancy, Training, and Coaching.

Meet your Coaching Supervisor

I’m (almost) qualified as a Coaching Supervisor with the ICCS (International Centre for Coach Supervision), accredited by the Association for Coaching, which means it is the only supervision course in the world with AC, EMCC and ICF accreditation. If you are a coach and are looking for your next level, read this. I expect to be fully qualified with a diploma in Coaching Supervision in November 2021.

Meet your trainer

I’m providing webinars, (virtual) workshops, masterclasses and bespoke in-house training within organisations on a variety of topics.  I’m also delivering training modules within the local community trough Community First.

More about my background and experience can be found on LinkedIn.