About Me

Meet your coach

Isabel van der Ven
I used to map the world, I now help others to map their lives….

I offer coaching to organisations and individuals to improve their performance, build resilience, find a good work-life balance and support them in managing change.
Originally Dutch, I live and work in Winchester, Hampshire UK for over 13 years now, 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 2006, I trained as a life coach at the prestigious Coaches Training Institute (CTI).  CTI is the first coach training school to have its programs accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

In 2017 I joined Working With Cancer as one of their associates. Working With Cancer is a Social Enterprise which advises employers, employees with cancer, and working carers about returning to work, remaining in work or finding employment at any stage during or after cancer treatment through Consultancy, Training and Coaching.

As a member of the Association for Coaching, I follow their Code of ethics and good practice.

More about my background and experience is on LinkedIn.