I provide professional development and life coaching to people working in science, technology, and EU government affairs. I coach using video conferencing or in person, if you are based in Brussels, Belgium.
My one-to-one coaching programmes are 3 or 6-month programmes that help you develop professionally and/or develop a more purposeful and meaningful life.
Find out if coaching is right for you, book a free 60 min coaching session.
What is professional development and/or life coaching?
- A series of conversations that focuses on your individual professional and/or personal growth and development.
- A process that we enter into willingly with clear expectations and agreements on how the process will work.
- A relationship, or partnership, that allows anything to be asked, said or considered.
Coaching can be described as a series of guided conversations that enable you to discover and implement solutions to achieve your goals. These solutions, because they are developed by you are more likely to succeed and endure than solutions imposed externally.
My coaching is grounded in but different from therapy
They share similar backgrounds, but coaching is about moving forward and taking action. Overall you may be happy but frustrated with the lack of progress in your career and life. Or you may feel you lack skills in communication, influence and relationship building that you see in others. Coaching is for people that aren’t depressed but feel that they could perform better, or they aren’t living up to their full potential and want to achieve more while living more conscious meaningful lives.
My coaching approaches are informed by my professional and life experiences and the best practices in therapy. I use a framework called Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT). ACT work focuses on helping people to see the context of their lives, to “work with” unhelpful thoughts and emotions and to “work towards” values and goals. The philosophy is flexible and can be adapted to coaching. I also use ideas and tools from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a framework called a problem-management and opportunity-development approach to helping.