For many years I have been working as communications officer and photographer specialized in landscape and architecture. In 2008 I started my education as a coach at Move a Mountain training center in the Netherlands. I continued my training in 2009 with Integral Coaching Canada. ICC has developed a unique method based on Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory.
This training is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) at the highest level.
Since 2011 I am a certified Integral Master Coach and a member of ICC Consortium.
I have a private practice in Amsterdam
I grew up in Breda, a provincial town in the Netherlands, where I studied photography at the provincial art academy. (Up to this day I love to express my creativity through photography.)
After my study I moved to Amsterdam where I met my first love and a deep relationship began. In that same period I started asking myself fundamental questions and my interest in spirituality grew.
About fifteen years ago I went through an existential crisis, followed by a deep reorientation.
During a period of two years I attended many retreats, seminars and workshops. On theme’s like: Christian Mysticism, Integral Spirituality, Zen, Big Mind and Chi Kung.
A very intens period with many valuable and rich experiences.
This led me to the Diamond Approach where spirituality, psychology, and daily life are not seperate.
In 2005 I became a student of this school.
Since then this modern approach to spirituality and human development continually inspires me to explore and understand myself, others, and life more deeply. I feel essentially supported to become more awake and complete as a human being.
Integral Life Practice
I maintain a regular life practice including meditation, Chi Kung, inquiry, study, and dance.
In 2013 I got fascinated by the practice of Circling. In the summer of 2014 I completed my training with Circling Europe. Now I facilitate this accessible yet profound interpersonal practice and integrate it in my coaching.
Learning to work with the Enneagram was part of my training as an Integral Coach. But I wanted to understand it more deeply. In 2015 I did additional courses with Russ Hudson, Helen Palmer, and a seminar with Eli Jaxon-Bear. The Enneagram has become an invaluable tool for me as a coach in understanding and working with my clients.
All the knowledge and experience I gathered over the years I use to support my clients in finding and living their deepest truth and realizing their full potential. And that, I have found to be the true purpose of my life.