Coaching and Supervision in English
Sessions are conducted in my office in Amsterdam or online.
You are struggling with your work situation or with yourself. You might feel too much responsibility, be under stress, or have doubts about your career path. How do you figure out what you want and are able to do, and how can you realise that? How do you change behaviour that has been going on for years? Where can you find energy and strength to get and keep going?
During the coaching you
- find practical tools to deal with stress, fear or frustration.
- learn how to strengthen your leadership towards yourself and others.
- increase your resilience.
- find courage and self-confidence so you can discover and use opportunities as they arise.
- make a career choice that fits you and your personal situation.
Coaching takes place in my office in the centre of Amsterdam or online.
Stress knows many origins. You might feel too responsible. Or you find it difficult to know and observe your limits. Maybe you are in a new leadership role. Emotionally draining work, high pressure or difficult colleagues and circumstances might add to your stress.
Whatever the reasons are: things can get better.
During the coaching sessions you learn how to deal with the issues at play. You create strategies to increase your resilience and bounce back. You explore what can be changed or developed, and how you can do that.
The combination of deep insights and practical tools results in you being much better equipped to deal with the world around you.
Maybe you never quite knew what you wanted. Maybe you realised just now that you want to make a career change. Whatever the situation, you feel uncertain and full of doubt.
During a series of talks and with the aid of special tests you will explore your personality. You will discover your talents, figure out what captivates and attracts you, and what you should avoid. You discover which work(settings) bring out the best in you. You will take tangible and practical steps so you can actually reach your goal.
Result: You know what you want in your career, and you have the courage to realise it.
Supervision for coaches
Do you want to continually improve and deepen your professional practice?
Supervision is an excellent way to ensure that your clients get the best possible support from you. You reflect on your practice and your way of working. You discover blind spots and new possibilities. It strengthens you in what you are good at, and leads to learning in areas where you can grow.
Interested? Get in touch for an informational talk.
PS. As a supervisor I was trained at the Tavistock Institute in London.
Workshop “Bounce Back”
Resilience is the ability to bounce back when life is getting difficult.
People’s resilience however differs: some seem to be able to handle just about everything, while others are less stable. The good news is however that you can learn to be more resilient. This workshop teaches you the skills to do just that.
“It’s done me wonders.”
“Provides insight and practical tools.”
Interested? Get in touch for more information.
Review of clients
A week ago, I started my project at university. This is a very old and important dream coming true and I wanted to thank you for your support in the process. You help has been invaluable! You helped me grow stronger, more confident, more honest and better at making clear boundaries. I would not have been able to get this prestigious grant without you.
Before the coaching I felt really lost and unhappy with my work. I followed a career path in medicine for many years, but due to frustration I started questioning myself if I should go on. With the help of Alexandra I have learned a lot about myself, and about how to deal with situations at work that made me feel frustrated. I don’t have doubts about my career path anymore, I feel motivated to go on and I know that I have resources to do so. And I am actually enjoying what I am doing!
Sometimes, I felt a bit ashamed when I was not as productive as I wished to be and, thus, I often gave up on pleasurable activities to make up. Besides, I used to struggle because of perfectionism, checking more than three times every document I had to submit. The course [Verhoog je veerkracht/Bounce Back] made me realise that there are other ways to approach PhD life, other ways of thinking that make me feel better with myself, more relaxed and happier and, at the same time, more productive and proactive.
After 5 years of a personally and professionally challenging situation, the latest transition in our organisation had a negative and disillusioning effect on me as a professional in my field. I started doubting the relevance of my work and professional judgement. I felt uncomfortable about who I were (first time in my 19 years career). The coaching helped me to overcome some of these frustrations and to regain my professional self-confidence. It helped to go out of the restraining circle of insecurity towards clearer, more sensible perceptions.
I felt stuck in my career and trapped in my job. Alexandra helped me broaden my horizon and formulate what type of work would me more aligned with my skills and personality. I now feel the confidence needed to start a new chapter in my life!
The course [Verhoog je veerkracht/Bounce Back] helped me feel less isolated and gave me the means to understand what I was feeling and coping strategies to deal with same. As an outside PhD candidate, mid-way through my research, not living in The Netherlands, during a pandemic, I have been coping with serious family illness and caring responsibilities along with deep grief as close friends have died. Altogether, since spring 2020 – the culmination of real-life issues have resulted with a reassessment of life in general. I have questioned the futility of academic research and hence have had no motivation to find a way out of the fog. This course helped me to realise that I was not alone, the other participants were facing similar difficulities. I was reminded that my artistic research is important to me – I am troubled by it, and it is this that will motivate me to keep going.